Column: Bell Canada Owes Canadians

    By Barry Rueger Bell Canada is set to axe 4,800 jobs, sell dozens of radio stations, cut newsrooms across Canada, and destroy CTV’s star investigative program W5.  The announcement by BCE Inc. made big news-but the real damage was done

Deafening as a Rocket Lifting Off: Marine Noise Is Growing Threat

By Rochelle Baker, Canada’s National Observer,  Local Journalism Initiative. Canada has the chance to turn the tide on a perilous kind of pollution threatening marine life along all its coasts, conservation groups say.  Underwater noise from human activity continues to surge in

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

Column: The West’s New Top Justice Is Indigenous. So What?

The appointment of Leonard Marchand to the ranks of Canada’s top justices is less remarkable than the mundane tone of the announcement. The new Chief Justice of British Columbia and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Yukon “is a highly

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

11:11:11

  by Deborah Jones (originally published November 11, 2020) VANCOUVER, BC – Remembrance in COVID Time. Cenotaphs closed. Veterans cloistered. Citizens warned to stay away, safe from the pandemic. It’s a day off work in many places, but with so many now

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