Beaver bandits stealing birch trees from properties in Deer Lake

The Town of Deer Lake is taking on a colony of beaver bandits that officials say have been stealing birch trees from private properties for the past few years. Many trees have vanished from homeowner’s lawns, not far from the Humber River. The town’s municipal enforcement officer, Keith Park, says the town plans to trap and kill […]

How Mi’kmaq knowledge from Conne River is celebrated in a one-of-a-kind encyclopedia

Some of the pages are based on previous research conducted in Conne River. (Angela Antle – CBC) St. John’s artist Pam Hall founded the Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge (ELK) to gather, honour, and share what she calls living knowledge: the stuff that is often undervalued, but deeply tied to place.  Her latest project — a collaboration with the Miapukek Mi’kmaq of […]

Newfoundland veteran afraid for Kurdish fighters in Syria after U.S. troop withdrawal

A retired Newfoundland navy veteran who fought ISIS in Syria fears for Kurdish forces in the region following the withdrawal of U.S. troops. “ISIS can see what’s happening. They can see that there’s been a significant shift in the situation with the Americans pulling out,” former leading seaman Michael Kennedy told CBC News. Now Turkey has […]

Here’s why Ottawa has a moral obligation to save N.L. from the fiscal cliff

Bob Hallett argues that Newfoundland and Labrador cannot solve its debt problem alone. (Submitted by Bob Hallett) Newfoundland and Labrador is at a crossroads. Despite finding itself in its most dire financial situation since the depression, this issue has largely been ignored in the current federal election. Within two years, the taxpayers of Newfoundland will […]

Jackhammers, away! City maintenance may be necessary, but it’s killed my hearing

Sorry songbirds; during construction season, many of us awake to the trill of a jackhammer on concrete. John Gushue was in this space recently bemoaning the loss of his bay idyll to the infernal screaming of Jet Skis. Near my place in town, the din came from something else: the tear up of a seemingly fine sidewalk […]

Licences yanked for troubled N.L. salmon farm amid revelation of 2.6M dead fish

Northern Harvest Sea Farms announced that an additional 600,000 salmon had died as a result of a mass salmon die-off at its salmon farms. (CBC) There are far more dead fish than initially reported in the salmon die-off on Newfoundland’s south coast, and the licences of Northern Harvest Sea Farms have been suspended, Fisheries and Land […]

Licences yanked for troubled N.L. salmon farm amid revelation of more dead fish

There are more dead fish than initially reported in the salmon die-off on Newfoundland’s south coast, and the licences of Northern Harvest Sea Farms have been suspended, Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne said Friday afternoon.  “I am suspending all affected Northern Harvest Seafood Farms licences and issuing a directive that requires the company to […]

Possible propane leak at Mount Pearl store sends workers to hospital

As many as five employees of Coastal Outdoors in Mount Pearl have been taken to hospital for observation after a possible propane leak, according to the St. John’s Regional Fire Department. The leak was noticed at the building on Topsail Road before 11 a.m. on Friday. Capt. Tony Renouf says firefighters responded to the suspected leak, […]

Don’t Cross Newfoundland and Labrador’s Thick Blue Line

Don’t Cross Newfoundland and Labrador’s Thick Blue Line Source: https://theindependent.ca/2019/10/11/dont-cross-newfoundland-and-labradors-thick-blue-line/Aggregated from: The Indy

Free Flu Vaccination Clinics Starting October 21

Government News Release Health and Community ServicesOctober 11, 2019 Free Flu Vaccination Clinics Starting October 21 With flu season approaching, the Department of Health and Community Services is encouraging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to get a flu shot. On Monday, October 21, the regional health authorities will begin hosting free […]

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