Growing Filipino community in Labrador hosts first sports meet

Erwin Ponce bounces a volleyball off the wall at the Labrador Training Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, practising his spike for Sunday’s big sports meet. “I’m just doing some walling to practise before the game,” he said.  It’s the first all-Filipino sports meet in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, a town more than 300 Filipinos call home, […]

Across the Big Land, there are big campaign issues

Wabush mayor Ron Barron says Labrador needs a new medical travel support system, specific to the isolated region. (Jacob Barker/CBC) There’s about 1,200 kilometres separating the ends of the land-based Labrador campaign trail — also known as the Trans-Labrador Highway — running through three of the four districts between Labrador City and L’Anse-au-Clair. But for leaders in […]

St. John’s runner 2nd fastest Canadian woman at Boston Marathon

It’s the oldest marathon in the world and, arguably, the best-known race on the planet. On Monday, St. John’s runner Anne Johnston left her mark on the Boston Marathon. Her time of two hours, 43 minutes and two seconds made her the second-fastest Canadian woman to cross the finish line. The energy of the race […]

The Phony War

The Phony War Source: http://theindependent.ca/2019/04/20/the-phony-war/Aggregated from: The NL Independent

Inuk in the city: My experience moving from a rural community to St. John’s

When I first moved to town, it took me four weeks to socialize with anyone in my journalism class. Now almost two years later, those four weeks made me realize just how far I’ve come.  I’m originally from Cartwright, a rural coastal community located on the southern coast of Labrador. According to a 2016 census, 427 people […]

Here’s the juggernaut Ches Crosbie will have to fight like hell to overcome

Ches Crosbie rallied supporters Wednesday night as he launched his campaign. (CBC) While never so foolish as to predict the outcome of the election, I feel comfortable stating this: Tory Leader Ches Crosbie has one massive problem to solve if he wants to turn Newfoundland and Labrador blue next month. It’s not a problem of […]

Here’s the juggernaut Ches Crosbie will have to fight like hell to overcome

Ches Crosbie rallied supporters Wednesday night as he launched his campaign. (CBC) While never so foolish as to predict the outcome of the election, I feel comfortable stating this: Tory Leader Ches Crosbie has one massive problem to solve if he wants to turn Newfoundland and Labrador blue next month. It’s not a problem of […]

Keep the change — cashless parking coming to St. John’s this year

St. John’s city council hopes to award a contract to develop a new pay-for-parking system this spring. “By fall of this year, we will begin the installation of new pay stations and meters,” says Coun. Debbie Hanlon, who is also city council’s transportation lead. One could argue the city already has cashless parking on many downtown streets and city […]

Keep the change — cashless parking coming to St. John’s this year

St. John’s city council hopes to award a contract to develop a new pay-for-parking system this spring. “By fall of this year, we will begin the installation of new pay stations and meters,” says Coun. Debbie Hanlon, who is also city council’s transportation lead. One could argue the city already has cashless parking on many downtown streets and city […]

Keep the change — cashless parking coming to St. John’s this year

St. John’s city council hopes to award a contract to develop a new pay-for-parking system this spring. “By fall of this year, we will begin the installation of new pay stations and meters,” says Coun. Debbie Hanlon, who is also city council’s transportation lead. One could argue the city already has cashless parking on many downtown streets and city […]

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