Million Dollar Baby, directed by Clint Eastwood, was a movie that garnered many awards and significant critical acclaim. The film became problematic because it reinforces the idea that the disabled life is not worth living. The disabled community in Newfoundland and Labrador attempted to seize the opportunity of a 2020 Bike Plan that was going run through the Grand Concourse of St. John’s. Hobbyist runners, hobbyist cyclists, and other political malcontents have decided the disabled life and access is not worth giving. Claims from charities that grades would be improper for wheelchair access and claims from commenters that if it “isn’t broke don’t fix it” all suggest surrender. Arguments over environmental aesthetics all come together to form a massive monolith that says “we don’t care about accessibility.” Perhaps more accurately, the statement is that “we care about accessibility but just not right now and not in this case.” Ultimately the…
Here, people can’t afford to lose jobs. In the instance that someone does because of racist rhetoric, our failure to hold them accountable is compounded.
The time has come for Newfoundland and Labrador to seize the opportunity to be a national leader and set ourselves apart.
With an investment of $3 million annually into improving walkability in St. John’s, the economic benefits would outweigh the costs by four times.
Everything in my being both professionally and personally says this is premature. Opening up to the rest of Canada means we’ll soon end up back in lockdown.
The following letter was sent by Independent Editor Drew Brown to the CBC Ombudsman on Wednesday, 15 April 2020. Hello, I hope this message finds you well. My name is Drew Brown, and I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent. I am writing today to express my concerns about the way a story on food security in the province has been handled by the local CBC affiliate. On Monday, David Cochrane with the CBC published a story about Oceanex, a marine shipping company, seeking federal subsidies to keep it afloat through the pandemic. In the original story, it was reported: “If Oceanex shuts down, it would create an immediate food security and public health crisis in the province.” As it turns out, this was not true; Oceanex actually delivers far fewer food supplies than initially suggested in the article, and according to the company’s own website it…
Covid-19 impacts will be lasting. It will transform labour markets. How that happens is absolutely up to us.
In all responses to COVID-19 we must prioritize those who are most physiologically and socially vulnerable to this virus and the social response to it.
“My fear is that women and girls experiencing violence in their lives and relationships may feel let down, leading to uncertainty about coming forward.”
Ecological ethics confronts petroculture because it does not view the world through markets, and does not privilege our own well-being ahead of others’.
On October 17th, 1980, Judy Lynn Ford was struck and killed by a truck while crossing Prince Philip Parkway. It sparked a week-long student insurrection.