Peter Cowan

Peter Cowan

Storyteller and bon vivant. COVID and #nlpoli keep me busy for CBC. Confidential news tips peter.cowan (at)

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I didn’t have the Great Big Sea classic “ordinary day” down as the number the military band would play upon the arrival of Prince Charles at Confederation Building

The Prime Minister abs a long line of politicians have arrived at the MUN childcare centre #nlpoli 

The PM says he’s lowering the cost of living for families by introducing $10 a day childcare. He says climate change and economy were part of discussions with premier #nlpoli 

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Governor General Mary Simon asks Prince and duchess to listen to indigenous people, the good and the bad “it’s more important than ever to engage in dialogue”

Indigenous language and culture has been front and centre at this welcome ceremony. A prayer in Innu-aimun, songs from Inuk and Miꞌkmaq singers

Hospitalizations have taken a jump since Friday, now 14 people in hospital. Only two in ICU Just one death over the last 5 days #covid19nfld 

Now that public health has dropped almost all the COVID measures, when are shopping baskets coming back? I haven’t seen them at Dominion, Sobeys or Walmart lately and when I pop in for 5 things I hate having to decide between a big cart and holding on to everything


I can’t believe the view of the fire from outside of Notre Dame vs inside. It’s a miracle

The RCMP is reporting an active shooter situation 6km west of the town of Terra Nova. People are being told to lock doors and shelter in place

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NL setting records for hospitalizations and reported deaths from COVID 33 people in hospital (+3), 6 in ICU There are 9 deaths since Wednesday the most reported in a single update. A total of 35 deaths this month, making it the deadliest month of the pandemic #covid19nfld 

BREAKING: The Chief Electoral officer is postponing in person voting for 17 electoral districts in the Newfoundland and Labrador Election #covid19nfld 

Circular Road was like another world, never seen anything like it. Here's what it was like yesterday when ever a plow couldn't make it through the street #nlwx  #blizzard2020 

When you buy a litre of gas where does the money go? Here’s a breakdown

NL is restricting who is able to get a PCR test for COVID If you have symptoms you'll only get a COVID test if you're: - Over 60 - Child <2 - Indigenous - Front line healthcare worker - Pregnant - Work in seniors home or shelter - Immunocompromised#covid19nfld 

Eastern Health is advising people who went to these places to get tested and isolate if they have symptoms #covid19nfld 

This is article explains why no, you’re not just as likely to spread COVID if you’re vaccinated

A lot of people are ordering takeout this weekend to support local restaurants. Worth remembering that delivery apps take up to 1/3 of what you pay to the restaurant, on top of any delivery fees, so buying direct and picking up puts more $$ in their pockets