Mathematical models are not crystal balls, but they can be useful tools for thinking about epidemics and for devising strategies to fight them.
Journalism is fundamental to keeping our society and democratic way of life alive as it too faces unprecedented stresses from the pandemic.
Several days after the premier’s “significant announcement,” neither the plan—or Dwight Ball’s political future—is clear.
For years, an anonymous Twitter account mocked accident victims, berated grieving parents, and terrorized women. Today the Independent removes his mask.
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?
Political shakeups in the Big Land sent Lela Evans & Jordan Brown to the House of Assembly. Now they’re working across party lines to shine light on Labrador.
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.
We have some suggestions on how to pay for a boondoggle.
Ecological ethics confronts petroculture because it does not view the world through markets, and does not privilege our own well-being ahead of others’.
Is directly targeting offshore oil production the most effective way to fight climate change in NL? Or should we focus more energy on reducing local demand?
Memorial University’s new writer-in-residence talks about inclusive theatre, the power of the province’s past, and her pathbreaking career in the arts.
Supporting a fiscally irresponsible P3 “solution” for wastewater defers true costs and make immediate budgets look more ‘responsible.’ Is that a temptation?
By the end of this post, you will have a newfound respect for Mainlanders—and anyone else who has ever tried to follow directions in Newfoundland.
Last week, The Indy explored the reasons why young people are leaving Newfoundland and Labrador. Today, we’re exploring ideas that might bring them back.
As Newfoundland and Labrador struggles with demographic decline, its provincial government searches for answers from those who left the province behind.
Ten stories in ten sentences, and each one including five community names from Newfoundland and Labrador. Can you identify them all?
A modest proposal: that crime is not stopped by terrorizing a city with a guerilla marketing campaign aimed at encouraging people to snitch on the poor.
The findings and recommendations of the MMIWG Report may be dismissed, but its charge of genocide cannot be ignored.
We now present you a partial list of the many great initiatives that transformed rural Newfoundland and Labrador into the envy of the world.
We need institutions where critical inquiry can be freely pursued by scholars and cultivated among students. The future of NL depends on it.