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Government Shouldn’t Play Favourites with Mental Health Resources
Wellness Together is a short term mental health program fully funded by the federal government—but rarely promoted by the province. Why?
June 24, 2022
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LETTER: Newfoundland and Labrador Cannot Afford a MUNL Tuition Increase
Newfoundland and Labrador students at MUNL will be facing a whopping 150% increase in tuition in Fall 2022.
February 25, 2022
Love, Aaj Kal
Six people, on this island in the middle of the North Atlantic, spoke to The Independent about love for Valentine's Day 2022.
February 14, 2022
The Pandemic Has Strained Social Relationships
The long-lasting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on interpersonal relationships may be the worst effect of all.
February 10, 2022
LETTER: Blue Hydrogen—A Dangerous Distraction?
Blue hydrogen depends on carbon capture and storage (CCS). CCS is about the fossil fuel industry saving itself rather than saving the planet.
January 21, 2022
Sermon for the Winter Solstice, 2021
The wheel continues turning.
December 20, 2021
A Holiday Recipe Without Rice Krispies, but Full of Solidarity
Here's what Kellogg's workers are striking for—and how to show solidarity by making delicious peanut butter balls (or puffing your own rice).
December 15, 2021
Lee Maracle, A Thunderous River
We all need Lee Maracle and her stories, and her refusal to ask permission for taking up the space that belonged to her, now more…
December 7, 2021
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December 1, 2021
I’m a Newfoundlander Born and Bred and I’ll Owe Debt Til I Die
Let’s take Finance Minister Siobhan Coady at face value: what does it mean that “debt” is our birthright as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians?
November 29, 2021
LETTER: Renewable Energy Strategy Must Avoid Past Mistakes
NL needs to make the right decisions now to build a truly renewable future. Deadline for public feedback on the strategy is Thursday, Nov 4.
Nick Mercer and Conor Curtis
November 3, 2021
The NL Coat of Arms Remains a Relic of Colonialism
The Newfoundland and Labrador Coat of Arms is a relic of colonialism, and removing the word “savages” won’t change that.
October 26, 2021
LETTER: We Need to Talk About Bike Lanes
Separated bike lanes are the safest and best way to encourage cycling in a city. We need leadership on this from the new city council.
October 14, 2021