N.L. marks 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 366 new cases in weekly update

Newfoundland and Labrador reported five deaths due to COVID-19 in its weekly update on Wednesday. (Bobby Hristova/CBC)Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five deaths due to COVID-19 over the last week, raising the provincial total to 182 since the beginning of the...

As their daughter was dying, a couple waited for a miracle that did not come

William and Penny Molloy hold photos of their daughter, Ashley, outside their home in Harbour Breton. Ashley Molloy died April 11 in hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor, a three-hour drive from Harbour Breton. (Garrett Barry/CBC)Warning: This story contains discussion of suicide.The...

Groceries or COVID-19 tests? Critics say the cost of rapid tests puts them out of reach for some

Angela Power holds up the $20 bill for the rapid test she bought at a pharmacy in Placentia. (Meg Roberts/CBC)If she's got it, $20 can buy Angela Power of Placentia some bread, a carton of milk, a dozen eggs — some...

Fogo Island’s last doctor is leaving. How many residents will follow?

The cancer treatments and surgeries were hard enough — she'd leave the hospital with drainage tubes, or exhausted from chemotherapy.But the breaking point for Sabrina Payne was the six-hour round trip from Fogo Island, N.L., to Gander that she'd take every two weeks to...

Make COVID-19 rapid tests more accessible, plead community groups and health-care providers

Bridget Clarke, the St. John's Status of Women Council's advocacy co-ordinator, says some vulnerable people with a low or fixed income are forced to make dire decisions because of the cost of rapid tests. (Meg Roberts/CBC)Thirty-four community groups and health-care providers...