‘In a way, it’s my therapy’: Ex-Great Big Sea member bares soul to audiences in home province

A former member of a hugely popular Canadian travelling band says sharing his painful, personal story in rural Newfoundland, where he was born, has filled his heart with energy. At an Oct. 18 performance at a Clarenville youth conference, Sean…

Child pronounced dead after Saudi flight makes emergency landing in St. John’s

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 12, 2019 3:13 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Police in St. John’s, N.L., say a two-year-old child was pronounced dead after an international…

Remembrance Way to honour lives lost in Gander during peacekeeping, wartime 

A stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Gander, N.L., passes two sites that speak to the town’s outsized role in the history of war, peacekeeping and their accompanying tragedies. The Silent Witness memorial marks the spot where 248…

Support for medically assisted dying high in Atlantic Canada: survey

A Maritime research firm says three quarters of people polled are in favour of allowing medical assistance as an end-of-life option. According to the Government of Canada, a total of 6,749 Canadians have made requests since federal legislation was passed…

Ex-workers at Newfoundland shipyard raise concern workers’ compensation claims being ignored

Ex-workers from an old shipyard in Newfoundland and Labrador are worried that a new development at their former worksite could lead to workers’ compensation claims being ignored. For many years, former workers at the Marystown Shipyard on the province’s Burin…

N.L. salmon deaths prompt review of public bodies’ disclosure obligations

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 31, 2019 1:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador’s information and privacy commissioner will investigate whether public bodies were obligated to…

Feds float Newfoundland fixed link

As anyone who’s ever visited Newfoundland knows, there’s a lot to like about the ruggedly spectacular island in the North Atlantic. But for some Newfoundlanders, there’s a loneliness of sorts that could be eased if the island were connected to…