A psychologist’s tips for helping kids cope with troubling world events

St. John’s child psychologist Dr. Janine Hubbard is the president of the Association of Psychology Newfoundland Labrador. (Submitted by Janine Hubbard) From hate crimes to the horrors of the residential school system, heavy topics can be hard to reckon with for anyone. But as one St. John’s psychologist explains, that task can be particularly troubling for […]

PCs needle Liberals over help from federal staff members during provincial election campaign

PC Leader David Brazil questioned Premier Andrew Furey about two federal Liberal staff members aiding in the provincial election. (Mark Quinn/CBC) The provincial Liberals came under fire on Tuesday over an incident that happened during the winter general election. As first reported by The Globe and Mail over the weekend, two staff members in Seamus O’Regan’s federal office in Ottawa […]

Media Advisory: Minister Haggie and Dr. Fitzgerald Available to Media

Government News Release The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, and Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer of Health, will hold a media availability tomorrow (Wednesday, June 16) at 12:30 p.m. to discuss COVID-19. The availability will be live-streamed on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and on YouTube. […]

So Moved, St. John’s: 14 June 2021

The Independent is 100% funded by its readers. Your pay-what-you-can subscription or one-time donation provides a base of revenue to keep our bills paid and our contributors writing. For as little as $5 a month, you can fund the future of journalism in Newfoundland and Labrador. A compact agenda was on the table for this Monday’s regular […]

N.L. to drop isolation requirements for Atlantic Canadians starting June 23

After months of isolation from the outside world, Newfoundland and Labrador is slowly reopening its doors to travellers. The office of Premier Andrew Furey said Tuesday that as of June 23, visitors from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island can enter the province without any testing or self-isolation requirements. In a media release, the premier’s […]

The Independent is Hiring an Operations Manager

The Indy is Newfoundland and Labrador’s source for award-winning, cutting-edge independent media. We’re hiring an Operations Manager to assist with our organizational capacity as we grow. If you’d like to get involved in not-for-profit, independent media, your application can be sent to [email protected]. Equity Statement (This statement was developed by, and used with permission from, […]

We’re Recruiting for our Board of Directors

The Indy is Newfoundland and Labrador’s source for award-winning, cutting-edge independent media, and we’re recruiting two new Board members. If you’d like to get involved in not-for-profit, independent media, your application can be sent to [email protected]. Equity Statement (This statement was developed by, and used with permission from, our fine friends at Briarpatch.) The Independent […]

Fate of Terra Nova oilfield reaches deadline, with decision expected today

On the heels of emergency debates, workers’ protests and days of increasing tension and uncertainty, the fate of the Terra Nova oilfield in Newfoundland’s offshore could be determined Tuesday. Suncor Energy, the lead oil company for the project, is expected to announce whether it will continue on with the oilfield — which hasn’t produced crude since late 2019 —or […]

As spruce budworm numbers rise, so does the battle against them — except in Gros Morne

A spraying program is quadrupling to battle rising spruce budworm numbers in western Newfoundland, but Parks Canada has decided to opt out of the effort and let nature take its course within Gros Morne National Park. About 140,000 hectares of forest, from the Port au Port Peninsula northwards to Castor’s River on the Northern Peninsula […]

The Rooms Announces a New Rooms-wide Collections Acquisitions, Display and Care Fund

Government News Release The following is being distributed at the request of The Rooms Corporation: Anne Chafe, CEO The Rooms Corporation, was joined by John Perlin, inaugural donor, to announce the establishment of a Rooms-wide Collections Acquisitions, Display and Care Fund. This new fund will better enable the Province to acquire collections as they become […]

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