Henrike Wilhelm

Journalist

Henrike Wilhelm is a journalist working with CBC's bureau in St. John's.

Latest from Henrike Wilhelm

Takeout containers and other plastics are on the way out. Here's how businesses are adapting

The single-use plastic ban that was announced by the federal government will be implemented in phases over the next 18 months. Environmental organizations and local businesses see the overall benefits of the announcement. While some fear that the ban doesn't reach far enough, others worry how it will impact their business.

Ron Hynes would be 'tickled pink' as Ferryland unveils new memorial

Legendary singer and songwriter Ron Hynes has been marked in a massive new memorial that pays tribute to his legacy and connections with the sea.

St. John's SlutWalk restarts the conversation on victim-blaming

At a rally in Bannerman Park on Saturday, the Safe Harbour Outreach Project and other community organizations noted the fight to end slut-shaming is not over.

St. John's prepares for cruise ship season, but an industry expert is wary of the economic impact

With the first cruise ship scheduled to arrive in St. John's on June 12, St. John's Coun. Debbie Hanlon and tour operator Brendan Quinlan look forward to the season. Cruise industry expert Ross Klein, however, questions the actual economic impact of the industry.

Non-profit suspends waiting list for mental health therapy due to high demand

Crystal Mews lost her spot on the waiting list for counselling services at the Jacob Puddister Memorial Foundation last month, after the foundation decided to temporarily close the list due to an overwhelming number of applicants.

Critics, supporters of liquefied natural gas plan await decision — and impact on economy, environment

A facility proposed for Grassy Point in Placentia would bring in natural gas from the Jeanne d'Arc Basin via subsea pipeline and then turn it into liquefied natural gas that would be exported to markets in Europe.

'If something happens it's going to be too late': Bauline Line couple wants action against speeding

After a close call with a speeding car in early January, Torbay residents Kate Barker and Bill Dawe want something done to calm traffic on the road. They fear for the safety of their son and the many other children living on the street.

Proactivity is key for Pouch Cove flood mapping project to help adapt to climate change

The project, led by PhD candidate Abena Amponsah, analyzes areas in Pouch Cove that could flood so the town can prepare and update its infrastructure.

Blowing a gale: Two N.L. geographers on provincial wind records and what they tell us

Raw data for the past 30 years indicates a sudden increase in windy days in the past decade.

'The science is there': N.L. firefighter advocates for more cancer insurance coverage

The province covers 11 work-related cancer types for N.L. firefighters. But Jim O'Toole, a career firefighter diagnosed with two cancers, wants coverage of 15 cancer types plus cardiac injury.

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