Amidst a dramatic decline in caribou populations, the Newfoundland and Labrador government has postponed this year’s hunt while it tries to figure out how many animals are left. A census released last year showed the herd had dropped down about 90 per cent from its peak 20 years ago. The season for this herd was to open next week; Environment and Conservation Minister Ross Wiseman stressed that the hunt had not been cancelled and that a postponed start should not affect most residents, who tend to hunt caribou later in the year.
CBC Radio interviews Indy editor Hans Rollmann
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
Rollmann's recent column "Owning up to a Big problem" struck a chord with many in Labrador, and on the island as well.
CO2 levels rise to unprecedented highs in human history
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 4, 2013 July 15, 2022
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a concentration of 400 parts per million in early May. But the mainstream…
Penashue dodges CBC reporter’s question … again
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● April 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
On March 5 CBC reporter Peter Cowan asked former Labrador MP Peter Penashue how donation errors were made in his 2011 campaign. Penashue dodged the…