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Government Shouldn’t Play Favourites with Mental Health Resources
Wellness Together is a short term mental health program fully funded by the federal government—but rarely promoted by the province. Why?
June 24, 2022
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Casting A Safety Net: Exploring Basic Income for Fisheries
During the 4th World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress in St. John's, one panel explored the promise—and pitfalls—of a basic income for fishers.
June 23, 2022
Coming Face-to-Face with Racism
How hate-provoked graffiti brought these two racialized Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to tears—and why “doing better” is urgent.
June 21, 2022
Tuition Thaw, Student Debt, and the Future of Memorial
Memorial was founded to make advanced education accessible to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. That original vision is dimming. Part Three of a three-part series.
June 17, 2022
Memorial’s Tuition Thaw Leaves Students in the Cold
After 22 years, Memorial University’s tuition freeze is ending. But other campus costs have been climbing for years. Part One of a three-part series.
June 15, 2022
Who Decides the Price of Fish at the Wharf?
The Standing Fish Pricing Panel is meant to provide stability. But volatile markets—and powerful processors—mean fish harvesters often lose out.
Jenn Thornhill Verma
May 31, 2022
Abortion is Legal in NL, But Access Remains Restricted
There are no laws prohibiting abortion in Newfoundland & Labrador—but cost, distance, and stigma still restrict access in much of the province.
May 6, 2022
NL Among Most Gender-Diverse Provinces: Statcan
2021 Census data confirms what advocates have been saying for years: NL has a large & growing gender-diverse population in need of services.
April 28, 2022
What to Do After You’re Dead in Newfoundland & Labrador
There’s no avoiding your final destination. But there are lots of options—with different costs and carbon footprints—for relinquishing the body you leave behind.
April 22, 2022
NLers Find Ways to Raise Funds & Aid for Ukrainians
Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have been finding ways to provide aid and support for Ukrainians.
April 12, 2022
NL Budget 2022: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
Budget 2022 features a reduced deficit and Health Authority amalgamation—against a backdrop of rising costs of living and an oil-focused ‘energy transition’.
April 8, 2022
Why We Do Not Need Bay du Nord, More than Ever
Long term projects, like Bay du Nord, represent a bad investment for the economy in a world shifting away from fossil fuels.
March 11, 2022
I’m a Newfoundlander Born and Bred and I’ll Owe Debt Til I Die
Let’s take Finance Minister Siobhan Coady at face value: what does it mean that “debt” is our birthright as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians?
November 29, 2021