Newfoundland

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...

WATCH: This Newfoundland Video Will Make You Laugh

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada

Quick, what’s the word to describe that feeling when food, however unappealing, is all you crave at the end of the day? Time is up. The answer (i...

Absurd Vancouver Property: What $1.6 Million Can Buy

Melissa Carr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Over the next few weeks in my Absurd Vancouver Property series I'm going to take you across Canada from east to west. Today, what $1.6 million can buy in Newfoundland versus in Vancouver.

Newfoundland And Labrador Budget Axes Jobs, Costs

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The good times aren't over for oil-rich Newfoundland and Labrador but a spending hangover has forced the government to sober up wit...

WATCH: Newfoundland Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Travel

Newfoundland may not have the oil sands of Alberta, or British Columbia's year-round temperate weather, but the province more than makes up for such "...

Look Out, Newfoundland

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A winter storm that hammered the Maritimes was swirling east across Newfoundland on Sunday bringing high winds and heaps of snow.En...

Province Imposes Visitor Restrictions As Flu-Like Virus Spreads

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Living

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland's largest health authority has imposed visitor restrictions on a nursing home, adding to a growing list of health faci...

Thousands Without Power Following Newfoundland Snow Storm

CBC | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada

Thousands of people in Newfoundland are still without power due to Friday's blizzard. Newfoundland Power's Michelle Coughlan said that 2,7...