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St. John's mayor still pushing province for cabbie background checks

The mayor of St. John's says the provincial government missed an opportunity to make the taxi industry safer, and is appealing to the minister involved to take a second look at including criminal back... read more

St. John's council prepares new proposals for taxi screening

St. John's city council is preparing to discuss another proposal to enhance the screening of taxi drivers. Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth says the city is now asking the provincial government to add crimi... read more

Province non-committal on St. John's taxi licence request

A day earlier, St. John's Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth said the city is proposing that the province add criminal background checks and vulnerable sector ... month's end to decide the best way forward. T... read more

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