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Environment

Oh Canada- what weather you have!

It is one large country, but what variations in conditions! In Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, wildfires, aided by unusually hot weather and lack of rain are threatening many communities and some evacuations have been ordered. New Brunswick in the east,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Comedian listed as noteworthy figure for Asian Heritage Month

Shaun Majumder is an award winning actor and comedian and he is listed by the government of Canada as a noteworthy historical figure during this, Asian Heritage Month. “These photographs and stories highlight some of the many valuable contributions made» 

Health, International

Renewed warning about antibiotic overuse in Newfoundland

The over prescription of antibiotics is a danger around the world but is of particular concern in Canada’s eastern-most province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Health Minister John Haggie recently said the overuse of this class of drugs could lead to» 

Economy, Environment

Concern over serious fish decline off Newfoundland

They’re a tiny fish, but a critical link in the food chain. Conservationists, fishermen and the government are all concerned about a huge decline of up to 70 per cent, in the capelin population off the coasts of Newfoundland and» 

Society

Community effort saves trapped dolphins in Heart’s Delight, N.L.

There are a lot of happy hearts in the town of Heart’s Delight-Islington in southeastern Newfoundland after local volunteers managed to free a pod of dolphins trapped by sea ice in the town’s harbour on Thursday. The community effort included» 

Environment

Moose stuck in snow rescued by snowmobilers

Moose are big, heavy animals and it’s not usually a good idea to mess with them, but last weekend a group of snowmobilers in eastern Canada worked to free one stuck in a bog hole and 1.8 metres of snow.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Big and bearded and sexy for charity

They’re known as the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club. And they’re showing off their furry manly charms as mermen, or in a more Newfoundlandish way, Merb’ys (mer boys).  Hasan Hal is the man behind the effort. Hasan Hai» 

Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New fascinating chapter to Newfoundland ancient history

New DNA testing dispels belief of genetic connection between ancient peoples It was a tragic chapter in Canadian history. An ancient aboriginal people, the Beothuk had lived on the huge island of Newfoundland for about 1,000 years. They disappeared however,» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

North Atlantic climate change research underway

An ambitious research project is underway between the Atlantic province of Newfoundland, and Ireland. Scientists from six countries are aboard a research vessel making a slow transit across the North Atlantic stopping to measure carbon dioxide levels in the ocean» 

Economy, Society

Obscene heckling: Is this STILL going on?

A man in Newfoundland has been charged after allegedly yelling a sexually explicit phrase at a female journalist. It was an incident similar to many others involving female reporters filming in public being subjected to obscene interruptions by individuals yelling»