This is what people are waking up to in Port aux Basques. The tide is high so the rain has nowhere to go. Wade Osmond came home to this, there’s a couple inches of water in his basement #nlwx
This is what Wade is worried about. If this ground gives way he’ll have a brook flowing into his basement #nlwx
Here’s the Trans Canada Highway exit at Port aux Basque. The high tides are making it harder for the system to drain all this water #nlwx
I feel like this sums up our current situation…do I really ❤️ NL today? #nlwx

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26 Nov
There are road washouts on the Trans Canada highway and it will take more than a week to reconnect, so how do CBC journalists get home? You take a ferry to another province of course. To get to St. John’s I’m headed to Sydney NS Image
Because my self and two colleagues from Radio Canada have a rental car we can drive to Halifax and fly back to St. John’s. It’s a 22 hour journey but it’s doable! My colleague @GarrettBarry isn’t so lucky
First it’s a 7:30 long crossing from Port aux Basques to North Sydney. Then Garrett gets to wait 10 hours, for a 16 hour crossing to Argentia, then a 3 hour drive to Gander. That’s a more than 36 hour trip for him to get home, leave Thursday night and get home Saturday afternoon Image
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25 Nov
A little thread on the kindness of strangers in rural Newfoundland. With the road washed out people in Port aux Basques have realized that my colleagues and I from CBC are stuck here and want to make us feel welcome, even when they’re dealing with a once in a century storm 1/n
It started this morning while @GarrettBarry and I were setup doing live reports for CBC News Network. A guy in a truck stopped and thought we looked rain. He showed up with coffee and an invite to his house where he had the wood stove going and we’d warm up in no time! 2/n
The next offers came when I was picking up a a few groceries. A couple of women recognized me and said if we needed a nice meal, just put the word out and we’d have no shortage of invitations (perhaps they didn’t like the looks of the pasta and sauce I was buying just incase) 3/n
Read 8 tweets
23 Nov
The rain has started on the South West Coast of NL. Headed to Port aux Basque where 250mm+ rain had been forecast #nlwx
The seas in Port aux Basque are already pretty strong but this is an area that’s used to the wind it’s the rain that has people here worried Image
The wind and the rain just keeps coming. A lot of people here have just shrugged it off as another fall storm but the mayor is warning the rainfall amounts projected is nothing Port aux Basques has ever seen before #nlwx Image
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6 May
*BREAKING* The Greene report is out and it's recommending a huge change in how government operates. Tax increases and big cuts to government. It's called "The Big Reset" #nlpoli
“The Big Reset” it focuses on four main areas:
- Reimagining government and governance
- Transition to green economy
- Focus on technology and skills development and supporting seniors
- Improving finances through tax increases and cuts

When you look at the total debt and obligations it’s $47.3 billion. That means each household owes $215,000
If unchecked we will add another $7 billion in debt in the next 6 years. Moya Greene says that’s unsustainable #nlpoli
Read 37 tweets
5 May
I'm anticipating a lot of these types of questions. They're leaving it up for people to decide. It seems to be a two part test:
1. Did you have to go to work, even at alert level 5?
2. Did you interact with the public?

If you answered yes to those two, book your shot
Here's the link from Eastern Health to book your shot if you're " first responders and frontline essential workers, specifically those who have had direct contact with the public during Alert Level 5, who cannot work from home, and who are 16 and older"…
If you're wondering if you qualify consider the reasoning. They want to target people who are at higher risk because even in a huge spike in cases, they still have to go to work and interact with people, or if you got sick critical services like power and water shut down
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5 May
It's your weekly COVD-19 briefing
There are 6 new cases.
-Three in Eastern, all related to travel
-Two in western, one related to travel, one contact of a previous case
-One in Central, contact of previous case
Four recoveries, so 58 active cases.
Two in hospital
There has been no indication of onwards spread of COVID outside of affected households says Dr. Fitzgerald.
She says that shows people are following the rules around isolation #covid19nfld
The risk of an outbreak remains high says Dr. Fitzgerald.
She says the team remains focused on the risk from travel.
She says people need to keep their contacts low, don't share food etc #covid19nfld
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