Highlights/Newfoundland and Labrador

Environment, Society

Welcome to ‘Juneary’ in Newfoundland

Thousands of Newfoundlanders woke up to a sight that sent chills down the spines of winter-weary Canadians all across the country. Parts of the southwestern and central Newfoundland were blanketed with a layer of summer snow Tuesday, prompting provincial officials» 

Environment, Politics

Canada sets up 7 new marine refuges off Arctic and Atlantic coasts

The federal government announced Thursday the creation of seven new marine refuges to protect vital habitat off Canada’s Arctic and northern Atlantic coasts. The new marine refuges off the coasts of Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador will cover a 145,598-square-kilometre swath» 

Indigenous, Politics

Justin Trudeau apologizes to residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools for Canada’s “colonial ways,” acknowledging that words alone are not enough to heal the “dark and shameful chapter in our country’s history.” Speaking before an» 

Indigenous

Food insecurity in Arctic Canada needs northern solutions, hackathon hears

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North Tackling food insecurity in Canada’s Arctic is a complex issue, but one thing is clear, solutions need to come from the communities affected, not from southern capitals, heard» 

Historic discovery about life on Earth found in Labrador

Did life on Earth begin in Labrador, or at least what is now called Labrador, part of Canada’s East Coast province of Newfoundland and Labrador? Could be. At least, until researchers find something older. In an article published Wednesday in» 

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Mental Health – Can community programs in Arctic Canada make the difference? (Video)

May 1-7 is  Mental Health Week across Canada. It’s an annual event organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association to help decrease the stigma around mental health and raise awareness about the hurdles people face when trying to get help.» 

Environment, International, Society

A (fearsome) lesson in humility off Newfoundland

Funny how Mother Nature can throw us for loop, even–maybe, especially–when we think we have her figured out. The Strickland’s boat measures 5.5 metres, about the same size as an average orca. © Norman Strickland Norman Strickland of Burgeo, Newfoundland and» 

Indigenous, International, Society

From women’s leadership to children’s literature, website spotlights Labrador Inuit

It’s rare you can learn about everything from Labrador’s Inuit women leaders, to children’s Inuktitut literature, in just one place. But thanks to a new website launched this month, researchers, and those from the region, can now do just that. Titled»