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

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

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

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

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

Innu first nations kept out of Labrador negotiations.

NATUASHISH, Newfoundland and Labrador – The Innu National is again being ignored and kept in the dark over negotiations between Canadian and Newfoundland provincial governments with regard to development of hydro projects in Labrador. The Province and Ottawa reached a financial restructuring

Suncor may abandon Terra Nova offshore oil field

St. John’s, Newfoundland (May 27, 2021) – Calgary based Suncor Energy, lead operator of the Terra Nova offshore oil field on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, says it will most likely be abandoning the oil field if it cannot come to an

Muskrat Falls hydroelectric – Who buried the risk assessment report?

ROGER BILL November 25, 2017 ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — The man in charge of finishing the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project on the Churchill River in remote central Labrador calls the venture a “boondoggle”. The Newfoundland and Labrador government has established a commission of

Africville: Nova Scotia’s blacks remember

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE July 02, 1988 Halifax, NS, Canada —  In Halifax today, what used to be Africville , with all the rich and negative connotations of that name, is a little-used park on the windswept edge of Halifax harbor. From

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