“61st Parallel”, The Independent‘s newest column, follows the experiences of a Newfoundlander adjusting to life in the Far North. “Arviat is located on about the 61st parallel, not within the Arctic Circle but above the tree line. There are no roads leading into the town, so like most northern communities Arviat depends upon its airport and seasonal sealifts for transportation and supplies.” Click here to read on.

Meanwhile, Justin Brake reports from Harbourside Park with a report on Day One of the “Occupy” movement’s presence in Newfoundland. Click here to read. Also, Matthew Ryder sums up and evaluates the AHL’s return to St. John’s over the weekend here, while Ryan Belbin reviews Canadian songwriter Dan Mangan’s newest album “Oh Fortune” here.