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Muskrat Falls resistance inspires powerful new music video

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Liz Solo’s “Everything is Leaking” uses images and video from Labrador to address mega projects, political oppression and colonialism.

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No, Margaret Wente, all is not forgiven

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Margaret Wente says a recent trip to Fogo Island changed her view of Newfoundland. No, it hasn’t.

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History repeats itself…

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“How in the name of God did it all go so unbelievably wrong? Were we all asleep at the switch?”

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Not “Our” Crisis

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An anti-austerity manifesto for N.L.

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What caused the deficit?

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Two words: Danny Williams.

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On the edge of a fiscal cliff

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Low oil prices and poor fiscal judgement have pushed Newfoundland and Labrador into a recession. With the looming threat of credit rating downgrades that could cripple the economy, Finance Minister Cathy Bennett doesn’t have much room — or time — to make some tough decisions.

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The Indy’s Top 15 of 2015

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See which articles and topics Independent readers cast an eye over most in 2015.

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“Please, Mr. O’Keefe, Mr. Galgay, and your other sleeping friends: Resign.”

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Former Great Big Sea member and small business owner Bob Hallett says homeowners and business owners in St. John’s feel “abused and neglected” in the wake of city council’s municipal budget. He is calling for the mayor and councillors’ resignation.

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When the party’s over

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In an era of never before seen wealth, they mismanaged our coffers and squandered our nest egg of oil revenues. Now the PC Government is deferring needed social infrastructure because, they say, we have no money.

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Our squandered pride and prosperity

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After reaping upward of $20 billion in offshore oil revenues in a decade, we have little to show for government’s reckless spending. After years of great promises wrapped in fierce pride, the PCs have placed us in worse fiscal straits than before they took office.

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The startlingly strange strategy of Seamus O’Regan

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Newfoundland and Labrador has entered a new era. Some would like to drag us back to the old.

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A night at the Duke…

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What happens at the Duke stays at the Duke… until now

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Cleanup in Aisle 12

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Frank Coleman’s sudden departure is a hot mess for the Tories

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Who’s afraid of Virgina Waters?

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It may have been a close race, but the Virgina Waters by-election win is momentous for the provincial Liberals

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Series finale for Republic of Oil?

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Why Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil reserves may be left untapped

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“All spectacle and no substance”

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Beyond the colourful media coverage and incriminatory political punditry that have turned Kathy Dunderdale’s resignation into the biggest story of the year, is that other story that isn’t going anywhere: reality

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Spending our way to more poverty

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Millions spent on the provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy compared to percentage indicators of poverty in NL

In 2006, Danny Williams declared poverty reduction a strategic priority for the province. Since then childhood poverty has risen 70%.

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CETA: taking stock(s)

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The Canada-European Union free trade agreement is coming. Labrador and Newfoundland are both part of Canada. Sadly, but ultimately, Canada controls our fisheries.

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“Right-sizing” the public sector

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It’s time to take a look at our swelling public sector as the provincial government gets ready to deliver its budget on Tuesday.

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Fighting words (part 2)

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In the second half of our feature interview with former premier Brian Peckford, he talks about his former party, the past (and future) of the fishery, Meech Lake and why Brian Tobin’s turbot war enrages him to this day

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