“As the capital city, St. John’s hosts a big proportion of our most important provincial facilities, but the province has chosen to pass the disproportionate tax burden of the associated services directly onto city taxpayers.”
“In this day and age, silence is being used to the advantage of those who wish to quell any resistance to ‘development’ by the people.”
As Nalcor prepares for the first phase of flooding, we take a closer look at the implications Muskrat Falls could have for reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Labrador.
Anxiety rises in Labrador as the province and Nalcor ignore recommendations from scientists and Indigenous leaders to clear dam’s reservoir and minimize the threat of methylmercury poisoning in communities downstream.
“We can take a stand — in our presence, in our words, in our willingness to unite, in our willingness to understand why we are like we are and in the effort to decolonize and take our rightful place on and for our land.”
“We do not need more forms of unsafe extreme energy extraction such as hydraulic fracturing, or ineffective distractions such as carbon capture and storage. What we need are real climate and economic solutions, green economies, and renewable energy.”
Government’s failure to negotiate a settlement with residential school survivors from this province is discriminatory, says Labrador residential school survivor William Flowers.
There is no justification for this act of violence.
On Thursday St. John’s will join nationwide demonstrations calling for justice in a recent Edmonton murder trial, and to strengthen the call for women’s rights and a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women
Is a commitment to openness and transparency with access to information this government’s real motivation for accepting an effective quashing of its infamous Bill 29?
A junior high school teacher is hoping a pioneering teaching resource she developed while in university will be supported by the provincial Department of Education and used in classrooms around the province
“We have to stop believing that the way to make a living is through mega projects.”
In a country characterized by increasingly confrontational labour relations, an unlikely story of cooperation and negotiation emerges. Are there lessons in the experience for the rest of the country?
What happens at the Duke stays at the Duke… until now
Another cost of the Maritime Link
The Independent’s new radio show will stream Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. at keepstation.ca
As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics get underway people and communities across the province, country and world are raising the Pride flag as an act of solidarity with LGBTQ people and a rejection of Russia’s new anti-gay laws
Award-winning journalist says editor of Labrador newspapers refused to run articles involving NL government and crown energy corporation; TC Media managing editor denies censorship
While many are benefiting from the province’s move toward a full-on energy economy, there is little hope for future generations, who will wonder why we didn’t think of them by investing in a sustainable food secure and food sovereign future.
Unresolved concerns over Peter Penashue’s 2011 campaign financing may undermine the integrity of the federal democratic process in Labrador as voters go to the polls.