The Holiday Market Sike This just in: to discourage the congregation of shoppers, the forthcoming Holiday Market weekends of December 5 – 6 and 12 – 13 have been cancelled. Your city Council wants you to know that businesses are open, and to please support the local shops downtown during this difficult time. However, rather than maximizing pedestrian space by closing Water Street to vehicular traffic, they ask that you practice your best physical distancing… while forced to congregate on sidewalks. In support of the motion to cancel, Mayor Breen said, “We feel that we need to make the decisions that are necessary for the safety of our residents as we move forward [during] this very challenging time for everyone.” He later stated, “This is not about not going shopping downtown; it’s about not encouraging congregation… events such as this encourage congregation.” Bolstering the Mayor’s support for this motion during…
Is corporate concentration a central part of the province’s long-term strategy for the fishery? How does that benefit Newfoundlanders and Labradorians?
We need to make it clear that the status quo isn’t enough. It is time for things in this province to change. It is time to put our victims first.
There was something weird spotted in the sky above Main Brook on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula in January 2020.
Everybody Deserves A Home We got things started with a proclamation for National Housing Day, taking place on Sunday, November 22nd. Mayor Breen reminds us that “having a safe, secure home is a basic human right and a key pathway out of poverty.” To mark the occasion, we will see online events (such as a housing-needs assessment workshop), funder pitch-sessions, the launch of a video highlighting partners in the housing sector, a CMHC-hosted “Let’s Talk Housing” meeting (which took place Monday morning), and “a NIMBY campaign,” adds Deputy Mayor O’Leary.. For the uninitiated, NIMBY means “not in my backyard.” It’s a thinly-veiled pejorative phrase, carrying the sentiment that Greg (think: property-owner from Hot Fuzz) doesn’t have a problem with multiplexes per se, but he just doesn’t want them next to his three-thousand square-foot house and award-winning azaleas. That’s all. Rather than a NIMBY campaign (that truly sounds dreadful), I’m betting…
Not only was Trimper not invited to join Premier Furey in his own district, but he wasn’t even informed that Furey would be visiting at all.
They’re big dogs, but there has to be a biggest. So we found him. But we met many a good dog along the way—all the biggest in someone’s heart.
While stakeholder attendance at the lock-up was smaller than in previous years, representation changed significantly when media shaped the invite list.
Capelin sold for higher prices in the marketplace this year—despite record low quotas hauled to shore by the province’s saltwater cowboys and girls.
The Downtown Pedestrian Mall is making a comeback for two weekends over the holiday season, complete with a musical soundtrack and roving bands of mummers.
With all original pieces, in-show “ads” and an on-stage Foley artist, Ladies Who Lunch showcase the passion that goes into producing a radio play.
St. John’s City Council never stops, so neither do we. Say hello to Jess Puddister, the Independent’s new municipalites correspondent.
My hands tremble as I write these words, this foul admission of my greatest professional shame—and yet, I am filled with an incredible lightness.
We had some laughs, we had some tears, and we had some detailed recaps of city council meetings in St. John’s. Now it’s time to ride off into the sunset.
Changing climates and municipal regulations may have unpredictable effects on the island’s black bear—also known as ‘dump bear’—population.
Whatever comes next in the Memorial University U-Pass conversation, it’s clear that students need to be involved in a meaningful way.
Reminder that if you want gossip, the absolute best place to look is at the Building Permits and Development Permits lists.
“By supporting one another, we all do better. I think that’s part of the magic of Newfoundland and Labrador’s arts scene.”
I’m going to spray paint “Edmundo! Fausto!” across the back of my jean jacket.
Mutual aid work filled me with a hope I didn’t know I needed. I needed a way back to a sense of community I had lost in the months spent in isolation.