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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
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More UFO Sightings Since Start of Pandemic
There was something weird spotted in the sky above Main Brook on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula in January 2020.
November 20, 2020
In Newfoundland and Labrador, Black Lives Matter
“We just started last week. I feel like this is the beginning of something.”
June 10, 2020
Thinking Outside the Crisis: Introducing a New Series
This column introduces a series of commentaries that create space for positive futures by thinking against the grain of the pandemic.
April 17, 2020
Crunching the Numbers on COVID-19
Mathematical models are not crystal balls, but they can be useful tools for thinking about epidemics and for devising strategies to fight them.
March 31, 2020
In a Pandemic, Local Journalism is More Valuable than Ever
Journalism is fundamental to keeping our society and democratic way of life alive as it too faces unprecedented stresses from the pandemic.
March 25, 2020
Milestone or Millstone?: Unpacking the Premier’s “Plan”
Several days after the premier's "significant announcement," neither the plan—or Dwight Ball's political future—is clear.
February 13, 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
“Pulling on the Same Oar”: Meet Labrador’s Unlikely Alliance
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…
December 19, 2019
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
Mitigating Muskrat Falls
We have some suggestions on how to pay for a boondoggle.
November 21, 2019
Ecological Ethics and Oil in Newfoundland and Labrador
Ecological ethics confronts petroculture because it does not view the world through markets, and does not privilege our own well-being ahead of others'.
October 30, 2019