Newfoundland

We Explored Newfoundland's History Through the Story of One Man

William D. MacGillivray | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Politics
William D. MacGillivray

The documentary Danny is as much about Newfoundland and Labrador as it is about Danny Williams. Despite the usual incursions through mass media and recently the Internet, Newfoundland and Labrador remains quite unique in Canada. A part of the North American land mass, it is also a huge, crazily desolate island off the Atlantic coast.

It's Time for Canada to Support a Fair Seal Industry Buyout

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Business
Rebecca Aldworth

It is fast becoming apparent that the Newfoundland government "investment" in the commercial seal slaughter is simply a make-work project. Encouraging fishermen to make economic decisions based on markets that will never materialize serves only the executives of the seal processors. More than 35 nations have already prohibited their trade in the primary products of Canada's commercial seal slaughter and there is no future in commercial sealing. It is time the Canadian and provincial governments put their support behind a fair sealing industry buyout.

Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt Is the Shame of Our Nation

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Rebecca Aldworth

To date, more than 35 nations have prohibited trade in products of commercial seal hunts. Yet for the third time in the past four years, the Newfoundland government is providing a multimillion-dollar bailout to commercial seal processors in an attempt to prop up the dying sealing industry.

Newfoundland Has Rarely Looked More Breathtaking Than It Does Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Living

Don't let the name "The Rock" fool you. This place is fertile with opportunities for adventure.

EVEN MORE SNOW AND COLD

CBC | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada

The national weather service has issued a special statement ahead of the latest system heading for the Maritimes. According to Environment Canada,...

Pets From Abused Homes To Get New Start In Newfoundland

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Impact

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The city of St. John's, N.L., says it plans on launching a pilot program to house pets who belong to victims of domestic violence.T...

The 10 Most Racist Incidents of 2014: Canadian Edition

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

As the year winds down, news readers are treated with a feast of annual compilations. From fashion to finances it is a time to look back at the hits and misses. Here is a compilation of low-lights in racial discrimination the country that coined multiculturalism.

No Province Should Ignore the Benefits of Fracking

Mark Milke | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Politicians are free to ignore the science, safety and history of hydraulic fracturing. But if the incoming New Brunswick government sticks with its election promise, it will outlaw (temporarily, at least) one of the more innovative ways to extract oil and gas in the 21st century. The science and risk-reward ratio are both on the side of hydraulic fracturing. The potential for a more dynamic economy is staring New Brunswick politicians in the face.

Newfoundland Tories Take A Second Try At Leadership Contest

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - It's Take Two for Newfoundland and Labrador's governing Tories as they launch a fresh leadership race after the debacle that was th...

LOOK: This Iceberg Is Gigantic

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada

That is one big berg. Photos of a massive chunk of ice floating near St. John's, Newfoundland posted to Reddit have captivated readers online. ...

This Is Why You Don't Get Too Close To An Iceberg

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada

Just one of the many dangers of living in Newfoundland. The video was shot off the town of St. Chad's. Luckily, everyone got away safely....

'Social Justice' A Top Priority In This Province's Budget

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's new $7.8-billion budget forecasts a third straight deficit and mounting debt but offers voter-friendly ...

Homeward Bound: My Run 1014 kms Around the South West Coast Path

Martin Parnell | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Martin Parnell

My suitcase is waiting, ready for me to pack, as I prepare for my trip to England. On Saturday I'm heading over to the U.K. and on Tuesday, March 4 I start my attempt to run 1014 kms around the South West Coast Path. Trying to decide what to take has been difficult.

Between 'The Rock' And A Dark Place

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Premier Kathy Dunderdale tried to shore up faith in Newfoundland and Labrador's electrical system Monday after four days of rolling...

Newfoundland Blizzard Leads To Rolling Power Outages; Residents Asked To Conserve Power

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - About 90,000 Newfoundland Power customers were without electricity Sunday night after a power plant went offline in the latest powe...

Power Outages Across Newfoundland

CBC | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Power is out for residents in many parts of Newfoundland on Saturday morning. People across the island took to social media to report lost power fr...

Crew Being Rescued From Container Ship Off Newfoundland Coast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada

PORTUGAL COVE SOUTH, N.L. - The joint rescue co-ordination centre in Halifax says four people were rescued Sunday from a container ship about 60 kilom...

The Wacky, Wonderful, Delicious World Of Newfoundland Food

CP | Susan Greer, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

LONDON, Ont. - In Newfoundland, cod is king."We love it pan fried, deep fried as in fish and chips, in chowder, baked, in fish stew, in fish cakes," s...

Our Nation's Businesses Suffer From Canadian Disease

Diane Francis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

In competitiveness, Canada did not even make this year's World Economic Form list of the 10 most competitive nations in the world. The problem is that Canada is badly managed politically. In fact politicians run the show and have balkanised the economy to suit their political agendas.

Sexting Dangers Prompt Police Warning

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Police in Newfoundland and Labrador are getting their message out to teenagers about the dangers of "sexting" – a troubling trend among s...

7 Autumn Must-Dos in Western Newfoundland

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The western region of Newfoundland is 466-mile sliver of land filled with ancient mountains, fjords, icebergs, whales, and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Fall is an ideal time to come when the brilliant colors of the leaves are popping out everywhere. Bring your family, friends, or enjoy endless romantic sunsets with a loved one. Here are seven must-do's for fall and any time of year:

Fracking Debate Heats Up Here

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Alberta resident Jessica Ernst is warning Newfoundland about the risks of hydraulic fracturing, saying she blames the contentious f...

Gros Morne National Park: 4 Days in Nature's Playground

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Gros Morne National park in Western Newfoundland is a geologist's paradise. The landscape is a testament of how our earth evolved from rock fjords bursting through the ice and Tablelands of earth's tectonic plates to become rugged and rocky mountains. This is the place to be if you want to be one with nature, and I just finished a four-day stay there.

Canada's Seriously Surprising Boomtown For 2013

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Business

What a difference oil can make. St. John’s, Newfoundland, will be Canada’s economic winner for 2013, according to a new report from the Confere...

A Room with a View

Ron Dembo | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Travel
Ron Dembo

I write this from a stunning perch almost as far East as you can go in Canada. Ahead of me is the Atlantic Ocean touched by a hardy, austere landscape...