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New Indigenous festival in Stephenville celebrates Mi’kmaq culture

A new festival happening in Stephenville this weekend is giving people in the region a chance to share in the best of Mi’kmaq culture and traditions. The Sweetgrass Festival is a first-time event being held by the Mi’kmaq community in partnership with the Town of Stephenville, the Qalipu Cultural Foundation, and the Canadian Red Cross. “It’s […]

The game nearly lost to history, and the woman fighting for its survival

This is a still photo from a recorded Change Island Ball game which Carolyn Parsons conducted. (Carolyn Parsons) There was an entire sport invented on Change Island years ago. No official rules were recorded, but local kids would gather to play the game all over the island. “When we were growing up, we just called […]

What N.L. could learn from the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history

Marine scientist Donald Boesch says the controversy fuelled by recent oil spills off Canada’s East Coast has some “fairly interesting and striking comparisons” to his past work examining how the offshore industry is managed, as part of a U.S. inquiry into the Deepwater Horizon disaster. “Some of the recommendations we had in our commission report are appropriate — make sure you’re […]

Skye Martin’s death won’t be in vain, mom vows as lawsuit filed

Natasha Martin holds an old school photo of her daughter Skye Martin. (Mark Cumby/CBC) When Skye Martin was a young girl, her mother Natasha went to a parenting course. “You had to draw a picture of an animal that you thought about when you thought about your child,” Natasha Martin said, smiling. “I drew a […]

Skye Martin’s death won’t be in vain, mom vows as lawsuit filed

Natasha Martin holds an old school photo of her daughter Skye Martin. (Mark Cumby/CBC) When Skye Martin was a young girl, her mother Natasha went to a parenting course. “You had to draw a picture of an animal that you thought about when you thought about your child,” Natasha Martin said, smiling. “I drew a […]

Skye Martin’s death won’t be in vain, mom vows as lawsuit filed

Natasha Martin holds an old school photo of her daughter Skye Martin. (Mark Cumby/CBC) When Skye Martin was a young girl, her mother Natasha went to a parenting course. “You had to draw a picture of an animal that you thought about when you thought about your child,” Natasha Martin said, smiling. “I drew a […]

Skye Martin’s death won’t be in vain, mom vows as lawsuit filed

Natasha Martin holds an old school photo of her daughter Skye Martin. (Mark Cumby/CBC) When Skye Martin was a young girl, her mother Natasha went to a parenting course. “You had to draw a picture of an animal that you thought about when you thought about your child,” Natasha Martin said, smiling. “I drew a […]

Media Advisory: Minister Warr to Participate in the 66th Provincial Convention of the Royal Canadian Legion, Newfoundland Labrador Command

Government News Release Children, Seniors and Social DevelopmentAugust 23, 2019  Media Advisory: Minister Warr to Participate in the 66th Provincial Convention of the Royal Canadian Legion, Newfoundland Labrador Command The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will participate in the Royal Canadian Legion, Newfoundland Labrador Command’s […]

Uniform Law Conference of Canada Concludes its Annual Meeting

Government News Release Justice and Public SafetyAugust 23, 2019  Uniform Law Conference of Canada Concludes its Annual Meeting The Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC), a government-supported organization that works to modernize and harmonize federal, provincial and territorial laws and considers proposals to reform criminal laws, held its 101st Annual […]

Media Advisory: Minister Mitchelmore to Join MP Hutchings for Site Visit and Funding Announcement

Government News Release Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation August 23, 2019 Media Advisory: Minister Mitchelmore to Join MP Hutchings for Site Visit and Funding Announcement The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will join Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, for a funding […]

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