Upward of 100 million single-use plastic bags are used each year in St. John's, City Councillor Sheilagh O'Leary estimates, many of them ending up in the city's oceanside landfill at Robin Hood Bay. Photo by Colin Delaney.

Province moving closer to plastic bag ban

Written By: | December 8, 2016

“We do not need this plastic in our environment,” says environment minister after Liberal Party joins a growing call to ban single-use plastic bags in N.L.

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Choices For Youth Home For The Holidays

Photo by Janet Cooper.

Justin Brake nominated for human rights award

By: | December 7, 2016

Independent reporter to appear in court over same coverage N.L. Human Rights Commission has cited as the reason for his nomination.

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The December 6th Vigil at Memorial University included a candle-lighting ceremony. Photo by Daniel Miller.

14 Things We Can Do Everyday To End Violence Against Women

By: | December 6, 2016

To remember the 14 women murdered on Dec. 6, 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, and take action to eliminate gender-based violence.

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Dave Mundy and his four-year-old son offered flowers to people at an RBC branch in St. John's who would listen to their concerns over the bank's role in financing a controversial oil pipeline in the United States. Submitted photo.

Protests against U.S. pipeline reach Newfoundland

By: | November 27, 2016

Small group in St. John’s protests RBC’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Labrador Elder Dorothy Michelin. Mike Hynes Photography.

Land protectors steadfast in face of latest Nalcor injunction

By: | November 24, 2016

Eight arrested at Happy Valley-Goose Bay courthouse Tuesday as Crown corporation names Elder and photojournalist on latest injunction amid amplified calls for the complete shut down of Muskrat Falls.

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Photo by Janet Cooper.

The Independent gets a grassroots boost

By: | November 23, 2016

‘Friends of The Independent’ to hold inaugural meeting Wednesday in St. John’s with goal of building a grassroots movement to support independent journalism in the province.

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Land protectors stand in front of a truck that allegedly kept moving forward until it hit someone. Amy Norman / Twitter.

Muskrat Falls truck driver “had no regard for any of us or our safety”: Land Protector

By: | November 20, 2016

Incident outside Muskrat Falls main gate prompts partial blockade, RCMP investigation.

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Submitted photo.

Muskrat Falls cofferdam leaks could be worse than Nalcor is admitting

By: | November 18, 2016

Photo obtained by The Independent reveals what one hydroelectric engineering expert says is a “very serious” problem for Nalcor and subcontractors working on the site.

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More than 50 people gathered outside the main gate of the Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador on Nov. 15 to hold a vigil for the falls, which were recently submerged underwater, likely for the first time since humans inhabited the area several thousand of years ago.  Photo by Jacinda Beals.

Vigils in Labrador and St. John’s honour now-submerged Muskrat Falls

By: | November 16, 2016

With reservoir flooding and methylmercury monitoring now underway, locals vow to continue fighting to protect their food and way of life.

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About 25 land protectors walked to the North Spur and Spirit Mountain on the Muskrat Falls construction site Nov. 5 in an act of peaceful civil disobedience to protest the flooding of the dam's reservoir. Amy Norman / Twitter.

Muskrat resistance enters new phase as flooding begins

By: | November 8, 2016

Land protectors and other members of Labrador’s grassroots not appeased by leaders’ agreement, revive protests and call for United Nations intervention.

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