How to make seal flipper pie

By Greg Locke   Goulds, Newfoundland — Vegans, please avert your gaze.  The spring seal hunting season opens soon on Canada’s Atlantic coast with hunters and fishermen from Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec and the Maritime provinces heading out onto the sea ice to

Support for Palestine in Canada

  ST JOHN’S, Newfoundland – As ceasefire negotiations are under way in Egypt, global protests against the bombing and occupation of the Palestinian territories in Gaza and the West Bank by Israel continue. Many western capitals have seen protests with hundreds of

Winter adventures

They say you have to embrace winter to enjoy it. This group of friends had a bracing dip in Georges Pond on Signal Hill in St John’s, Newfoundland this week. The Ice or Cold Therapy trend is popular this winter and participants

Queen Elizabeth II marks Platinum Jubilee

LONDON, UK – Sunday, February 6 will mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, a first for a British monarch noting 70 years reign as Monarch of Great Britain. Elizabeth, 95, became the queen of Britain and more than a dozen other realms

Alexa McDonough dies at age 77

By Greg Locke HALIFAX, NS – Alexa McDonough, the trailblazing politician who the the Nova Scotia and then federal NDP parties, died Jan 15, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s . She was 77. Born Alexa Ann Shaw in Ottawa on August 11,

Remembering War

  by GREG LOCKE Originally published November 11, 2016 ST JOHN’S, Newfoundland – I can’t do Remembrance Day anymore. Just don’t have it in me. I don’t mean it to be disrespectful. In fact, my respect is infinite. I have had relatives

What next? …after Canada’s Day of Truth and Reconciliation

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation saw a national outpouring of grief and anger over indigenous residential schools, and the genocide of Canada’s aboriginal peoples. Now that the day’s drums are stilled, the joined voices of lament

Bonavista Biennale beckons

BONAVISTA, Newfoundland – While there are massive music concerts and arts festivals all over the world, usually in urban areas, that attract thousands of people, often those in remote and out-of-the-way places offer a more engaging and immersive experience. The Bonavista Biennale

Liberals lose poll lead in election 2021 gamble

  OTTAWA – When Justin Trudeau called the federal election 2021 on August the 15th, with still two years left in his mandate, the federal Liberal party had a nearly 10-point lead over the Conservative party. He took a gamble that the

Innu file suit as human rights report slams Canada for abuse

NATUASHISH, LABRADOR August 12, 2021 – Days after a human rights report slammed Canada for its treatment of the Innu, the Innu Nation sued the federal and provincial governments over the Muskrat Falls energy project affecting their ancestral lands. The suit, filed

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