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Sugar Tax Could Trigger Black Market, Job Losses, Furey and Coady Warned
Department of Finance attempted to conceal industry warning that a black market for sugar-sweetened beverages could emerge in the province.
December 14, 2021
Health Officials Surprised by Liberals’ Sugar Tax, Emails Reveal
Despite claims of “significant consultation” with Minister John Haggie and Health officials, internal communications show Provincial Nutritionist scrambling to justify controversial SSB tax following budget…
December 9, 2021
Hands That Feed, Pt. 2: the Paradox of Essential Food Charity
Food charity is putting a band-aid on a deadly and insidious gangrene—which corporate power and government inaction allows to fester in our communities.
December 8, 2020
Who Controls Fish Processing in Newfoundland & Labrador?
Is corporate concentration a central part of the province’s long-term strategy for the fishery? How does that benefit Newfoundlanders and Labradorians?
Jenn Thornhill Verma and Jack Daly
November 20, 2020
We Found the Biggest Newfoundland Dog in Newfoundland
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…
November 13, 2020
Andrew Furey Reneges on Transparency Commitment
July 28, 2020
On Corporate Ties, Andrew Furey has Nothing to Hide
Up to now, an important aspect of Andrew Furey's recent professional life has received almost no mention at all: his corporate board directorships.
June 26, 2020
Why NL Fishers are Protesting in a Pandemic: An Explainer
The fight over the 2020 fishing season has exposed many deeply rooted problems in a crucial but troubled industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Jenn Thornhill Verma
May 21, 2020
Constabulary and Critics Continue Tense Coexistence
March 1, 2020
Unmasking Donny Dooley: Newfoundland’s Most Wanted Troll
For years, an anonymous Twitter account mocked accident victims, berated grieving parents, and terrorized women. Today the Independent removes his mask.
January 17, 2020
A Glimpse Inside: A Day at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary
Advocates say a replacement for Her Majesty's Penitentiary—dating to 1859—will improve safety for both inmates & officers. But how much longer can it wait?
January 11, 2020
Living Well Amid Waste: Wealth, Wages, and Food Insecurity
Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest rate of food insecurity in Canada. It also has the second lowest minimum wage. These two things are connected.
December 7, 2019
Don’t Cross Newfoundland and Labrador’s Thick Blue Line
October 11, 2019