The provincial snow crab fishery suffered a big hit in the marketplace this year thanks largely to Covid, and cod stocks in 3Ps remain critical.
Christmas in the Atlantic Bubble might be in jeopardy, but at least we’ve got this handy explainer about regional superstar Cortland Cronk.
The Holiday Market Sike This just in: to discourage the congregation of shoppers, the forthcoming Holiday Market weekends of December 5 – 6 and 12 – 13 have been cancelled. Your city Council wants you to know that businesses are open, and to please support the local shops downtown during this difficult time. However, rather than maximizing pedestrian space by closing Water Street to vehicular traffic, they ask that you practice your best physical distancing… while forced to congregate on sidewalks. In support of the motion to cancel, Mayor Breen said, “We feel that we need to make the decisions that are necessary for the safety of our residents as we move forward [during] this very challenging time for everyone.” He later stated, “This is not about not going shopping downtown; it’s about not encouraging congregation… events such as this encourage congregation.” Bolstering the Mayor’s support for this motion during…
While stakeholder attendance at the lock-up was smaller than in previous years, representation changed significantly when media shaped the invite list.
“By supporting one another, we all do better. I think that’s part of the magic of Newfoundland and Labrador’s arts scene.”
Mutual aid work filled me with a hope I didn’t know I needed. I needed a way back to a sense of community I had lost in the months spent in isolation.
“We’ll be grateful to be back doing what we love. We hope that a good night of music will at least make everyone feel a little closer together.”
Newfoundland and Labrador has finally delivered its long-awaited 2020 budget. The key takeaway: watch this space for Budget 2021.
The truth is even simpler than it was last year. The province, despite seven years of austerity, is even closer to financial ruin that it was in 2019.
Hundreds of people urgently demanded “political support” for the offshore oil and gas industry. But Premier Andrew Furey did not offer anything specific.
Everything’s probably fine!
The letter calls for a one-time change to the provincial Income and Employment Support Act to waive all penalties associated with receiving the CERB.
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.
[serenely taking several deep breaths in between bouts of doomscrolling]
Newfoundland & Labrador will be clawing back income support from anyone who received CERB. Advocates fear this will increase poverty and homelessness.
Despite the fanfare for their service, food retail employees themselves are not convinced they’re ‘recognized’ in ways that actually improve their lives.
The events triggered by Covid-19 are diagnostic of fragile social arrangements that we have lacked the ability to discuss for decades.
It’s not too late for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to write a new, original story—our story, our future—from the ruins of the present moment.
The supply chain is not a series of equal links dependent on the ‘weakest link’ to operate. Rather, the middle is a choke point over the food supply.
Housing is more than a matter of shelter—housing is healthcare. It’s time for a northern housing strategy that recognizes this critical connection.