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Genevieve Brouillette

Genevieve Brouillette

Genevieve Brouillette grew up in Montreal, and very excitedly moved to St. John's in the fall of 2011. She is currently pursuing her MA in Philosophy, focusing on food ethics. She fills her free time exploring the island, hiking, and dancing while she cooks.

Published Articles

  • Paradise man uses social media to connect job-seekers and employers

    Chris Buckley has taken to Facebook and Twitter to create his own online job board.

    Published on June 22, 2015
  • REVIEW: ‘Shameless’ by Marilyn Churley

    Far from her Happy Valley-Goose Bay home, Marilyn Churley found herself pregnant in the 60s with little support and few options. ‘Shameless’ tells the story of her reunion with her son more than 20 years later and her fight for adoption disclosure as a politician in Ontario. This Sunday she launches her book in St. John’s.

    Published on March 20, 2015
  • “The silence is killing us”

    Hundreds gathered in St. John’s Wednesday to share stories and concerns around the state of mental health services in the province

    Published on June 6, 2014
  • Local challenge encourages NLers to reconnect with the outdoors

    We spend too much time indoors, and it’s changing the way we understand the natural environment and our place in it. For the month of May a local environment group is challenging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to get outside for 30 minutes each day and share the experience with others.

    Published on May 8, 2014
  • Farming failures, foraging fortunes

    No matter how successful your garden, there’s always something wild growing right around the corner.

    Published on September 16, 2013
  • Writers at Woody Point celebrates a decade of literature and music

    Ten years strong, the popular annual literary festival continues to showcase some of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador’s best authors and musicians in the heart of Gros Morne National Park.

    Published on August 19, 2013
  • Raspberry cascade

    Jam, pie, preserves, tea, wine, or just fresh – however you want to consume them, the sweet seasonal treat is abundant and ripe for the picking in most parts of the province.

    Published on August 5, 2013
  • Cheep thrills

    Recent headlines regarding abandoned chickens blame urban ‘hipster farmers’, but there’s more to the story…

    Published on July 22, 2013
  • Foodie

    What makes a ‘foodie,’ – a willingness to try anything, or an appreciation for the food you consume?

    Published on July 8, 2013
  • Eating away at a problem

    Japanese Knotweed has invaded Canada in a big way, Newfoundland included. One solution? Bite back.

    Published on June 24, 2013
  • Water at stake?

    If we accept that water is a basic human right, why do we allow our governments to give it away while neglecting to provide drinkable water to people and communities across the province and country?

    Published on June 10, 2013
  • Food sovereignty and other priorities

    While many are benefiting from the province’s move toward a full-on energy economy, there is little hope for future generations, who will wonder why we didn’t think of them by investing in a sustainable food secure and food sovereign future.

    Published on May 27, 2013
  • REVIEW: The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry

    Newly released anthology of Newfoundland poetry reveals depth of province’s talent.

    Published on May 20, 2013
  • Tentalizing meals on the trail

    It’s spring and many things are growing. So too should our knowledge of local food and foraging.

    Published on May 14, 2013
  • Celebrating five years of (picture) starting careers

    The Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-operative is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Picture Start program, which helps would-be filmmakers enter the industry.

    Published on May 4, 2013
  • Nutritious, local, and overlooked

    Coastal cultures worldwide have made seaweed an integral part of their diet. Why haven’t we?

    Published on April 29, 2013
  • Setting intentions for Spring and beyond

    Small changes in our everyday lives make a big difference in the course of a year

    Published on April 1, 2013
  • A side of guilt

    With the constant barrage of dieting, fitness and nutrition advice, maybe it’s time we cut ourselves some slack.

    Published on March 18, 2013
  • Absurdities of global food travel

    How we’re selling ourselves short

    Published on March 4, 2013
  • Pony tales and tall tales

    Amongst proliferating food scandals, simple local solutions for fueling our bodies and living better.

    Published on February 18, 2013
  • Seeds

    Spring is only on the horizon, and it’s never too early to start thinking about the little things that give life.

    Published on January 21, 2013
  • When you fail to plan…

    Canada doesn’t have a national food plan. Should we?

    Published on November 26, 2012
  • Label me, (big) bro!

    Why doesn’t our government require GMO labeling?

    Published on November 12, 2012
  • Nooks and Cranberries



    Discovering the joy and nutritious benefits of harvesting cranberries, now available at local trail and bog outlets.

    Published on October 29, 2012
  • On wasting and wanting

    Do you really need to throw that out?

    Published on October 15, 2012
  • Let’s eat!

    The Independent’s new food issues columnist muses on the challenges – and rewards – of food in this province

    Published on October 1, 2012
  • UPDATE: A maiden voyage of warming proportions

    The crew that set sail from Lewisporte in June has successfully become the first to navigate the M’Clure Strait in Canada’s Arctic by sailboat.

    Published on September 1, 2012
  • A literary feast under the Table(lands)

    Writers at Woody Point literary festival showcases authors and musicians from Newfoundland and Canada in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. With files and photos from Justin Brake.

    Published on August 31, 2012
  • A maiden voyage of warming proportions

    Three men set sail from Lewisporte on June 21 to attempt a previously unnavigable route through the Northwest Passage. If they become the first to complete the risky voyage, they will owe it all to climate change.

    Published on July 2, 2012

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