Category Archives: Newfoundland

Record-Breaking Storm in Eastern Newfoundland

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland (AP) — Newfoundland’s premier asked for the Canadian military’s help Saturday as residents of the province’s capital struggled to tunnel out from homes buried by the heaviest snowfall ever recorded in St. John’s. Premier Dwight Ball said … Continue reading

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Cruising around Newfoundland: An unspoiled wilderness full of surprises


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Battle of the Somme at Beaumont Hamel, 1916

The casualties sustained on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme totalled 57,470, of which 19,240 were fatal. The Newfoundland Regiment Battalion ration strength on June 30, 1916, was 1044 all ranks, including administrative staff and attached personnel. … Continue reading

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Newfoundland is Canada’s Unlikely Cultural and Culinary Outpost

Vice takes a look at the places fuelling Newfoundland and Labrador’s growing reputation as an unexpected cultural destination Link

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How a blast on a battlefield in France destroyed a Newfoundland town

The loss of one soldier is still felt 100 years later, and seen in a drastically altered landscape David Common · CBC News · Posted: Nov 11, 2018 5:30 AM NT | Last Updated: November 13, 2018

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Why July 1st Means Something Very Different for Newfoundlanders

July 1, Memorial Day While Canadians celebrate nationhood July 1, the date means something very different to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, Robert Everett-Green writes. One hundred years ago at Beaumont-Hamel, on the first day of the Somme offensive, nearly 90 per … Continue reading

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Mary Catherine O’Flaherty – Heroic Canadian

Mary was a dear friend of a dear friend… I had several long talks with Mary O-Flaherty many years ago while she was still serving overseas in the Canadian Diplomatic Corps … The adventure she accounted of her role during … Continue reading

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A Tangled Tale

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Canada’s Pirate Queen!!

Pirate Maria Lindsey Cobham sent waves of fear through sailors in 1700s Canada. Written by Paul Dalby in Canada’s History — Posted January 9, 2016 The sleek sailing ship emerged suddenly like an apparition from the shroud of dense fog hanging over … Continue reading

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This Improbable Island

Free Newfoundland

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