Stranded fox rescued from iceberg by fishermen who fed him Vienna sausages

An Arctic fox generally isn’t part of a crab fishing boat’s bycatch, but one crew from southern Labrador managed just that last week. Alan Russell of St. Lewis said his ship was about seven kilometres offshore when they spotted something on a nearby iceberg. “We seen something on the ice. Wasn’t sure what it was,” […]

Overcrowded Labrador prison causing problems for inmates, guards, says NAPE president

Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public workers’ union says the prison in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is understaffed. Following a visit to the Labrador town by provincial justice officials to meet with front-line staff, Jerry Earle, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees, said the Labrador Correctional Centre is frequently over capacity and understaffed. The prison […]

Trepassey Posse gets on the road again for annual bike trek

If you were driving on the Southern Shore Highway or on the the St. Mary’s Bay Highway in Newfoundland and Labrador, you may have encountered the Trepassey Posse.  Every year as Canada Day years, the spandex-clad cyclists leave St. John’s for a round-trip of just over 300 kilometres: from St. John’s up the Southern Shore Highway, […]

Skipper of fishing vessel that caught fire feared he would never see family again

When the crew of the Challenger Traveler left on a crab fishing trip Friday morning, the last thing they expected to do was end the day clinging to safety on a raft in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. But after the 63-foot fishing vessel caught fire about 160 kilometres outside St. John’s, the four men […]

Land & Sea 1990: Trouble with the cod fishery at the tip of the Northern Peninsula

This archival episode of Land & Sea from 1990 features families wondering how they’ll continue to survive as the fishery continues to worsen. The tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula once had some of the best fishing grounds on an island known for them. But by 1990, communities like St. Lunaire, Griquet and Cook’s Harbour were […]

Goats, bees and bunnies: Why these homesteaders are committed to DIY food

Lisa McBride kicks back with her goats, using one as a pillow. “This is where I come to relax,” said McBride, outstretched in the sun. She jokingly calls the goats her best friends, but of course, on the McBride homestead, they also serve a more practical purpose. And I think part of that is why homesteading is […]

‘We’re solution-finders’: Clearwater boss takes measured stance on surf clam controversy

His displeasure with the federal government is clear, but the normally outspoken co-founder of Clearwater Fine Foods says he’s focused on finding solutions to a situation that saw 25 per cent of a valuable surf clam quota stripped from his company. The federal decision will mean less production for the Halifax-based company’s processing plant in Grand Bank, […]

Family and friends conduct search for Trevor Hamlyn in Paradise

Its been one week since 33-year-old Trevor Hamlyn was last seen in Paradise, and his family and friends are doing everything they can to try to find him. On Saturday morning, his sister Ashley Hamlyn organized a ground search near his home in Paradise on the trails by Peter Duff Memorial Park and Octagon Pond Road. […]

Musicians want museum to showcase N.L. talent

Telegraph cables, wooden boats, even sawmill replicas: all are housed in dedicated buildings scattered across Newfoundland and Labrador. But one feature of North Atlantic culture — one some say is especially important — has been missing out. ​Erin Best and Sandy Morris, better known as musical duo Rasa, are calling for a music museum: a place to preserve beloved […]

How to update archaic coat of arms depicting ‘noble savages’

Another archaic symbol of Canada’s colonial past is under the microscope. The Newfoundland and Labrador government confirmed this week it plans to redesign the province’s 400-year-old coat of arms, which depicts two Indigenous warriors holding a red shield. At first glance, the stoic Beothuk figures seem innocent enough. But the official description of the pair, written in […]