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Society

Two Atlantic Canada sites recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks

The Canadian Commission of UNESCO announced today that two sites in Atlantic Canada, the Cliffs of Fundy in Nova Scotia, and Discovery in Newfoundland and Labrador, are being recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks for their exceptional geological heritage. The Cliffs »

Environment & Animal Life

Canada history: Feb 14-15, 1982: The Ocean Ranger disaster

On Valentine’s Day, 1982, most of the 84 crew of the oil exploration/drilling rig Ocean Ranger would be thinking of loved ones far away on the mainland. The platform was in the Atlantic over 260 kilometers from St John’s drilling »

Environment & Animal Life

Newfoundland blizzard clean-up after record breaking storm

Today St John’s Newfoundland is digging out from a record breaking blizzard that saw 76 cm of snow whipped over the city by winds sometimes exceeding 100 km an hour. During the storm, city workers and snowploughs were ordered off »

Uncategorized

The Merb’ys calendar returns!

They’re back! The Newoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club have once again ‘finned’ up for another calendar saying, “We can help fill your quota of awesome” The ‘Merb’ys’ (Newfoundland for Mer-boys or mer-buddy’s) for a couple of years now »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Turn out the lights, lock the doors, Newfoundland outport town closes down

The tiny community of Little Bay Islands is closing up and moving away.  It’s the latest in a long programme in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to move people out of the no longer viable coastal settlements into larger »

Society

Toddler’s sudden death forces emergency landing of Saudi jet in Newfoundland

A sudden death of a toddler on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight headed from Jeddah to Washington D.C. forced the pilots to make an emergency landing in St. John’s International Airport on Tuesday, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. A »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Fish farming controversy over massive salmon die-off

The fact is that a huge number of farmed Atlantic salmon died last month in pens in Newfoundland. After that it gets murky as the company Northern Harvest Sea Farms, owned by Norwegian aquaculture giant Mowi, say the problem and »

L-R: Marie-Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2019

Your hosts, Levon, Mathiew, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Expert warns of possible Russian disinformation campaign in Canada’s election Canada’s election has officially been launched and the political parties are busy trying to get their respective messages, platforms, »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Art exhibition highlights history of slave trade in Newfoundland

An exhibition at this year’s Bonavista Biennale in St. John, Newfoundland, highlights a dark part of the province’s history – the island’s involvement in the 18th century slave trade. Few people know, but Newfoundland built several ships in the 18th »

Environment & Animal Life

Hurricane Dorian to hit Atlantic Canada with high winds, downpours

Hurricane Dorian is expected to barrel into Atlantic Canada this weekend as a Category 1 hurricane, churning out sustained winds up to 140 km/h when it reaches Nova Scotia on Saturday, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. “There is two »