Lindsay Bird

CBC News

Lindsay Bird is a journalist with CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, based in Corner Brook.

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Labrador's Arctic char vulnerable to climate change, says new study

A new study paints a troubling portrait of the fish's future, as both scientists and Nunatsiavut fishers say much more research is needed to fully understand its fate.

Air Canada cuts mean more isolation, tougher travel: Gander, Goose Bay, Deer Lake airports

In the wake of Air Canada cutting service to Gander and Happy-Valley Goose Bay entirely, the people in charge of the airports worry about ripple effects within their communities.

What if N.L. schools included toddlers? One expert says it's a path to daycare success

The provincial government passed on an idea to include daycares in schools a decade ago, but as the model has garnered success elsewhere, one early education advocate says it may be time to revisit the idea.

Labrador daycares 'ecstatic' over cash boost, but MHA questions timing

Child-care centres in Labrador will be getting extra provincial government money in order to keep their workers' wages competitve with other industries, something they say has been a long time coming.

Trout River's world-famous blue whale returns to the tiny town — sort of

The whale that caused a worldwide stir when it washed up in the tiny Gros Morne town in 2014 is back, this time as part of a large public artwork.

DFO has a new plan for northern cod stocks. It doesn't include more fishing

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has released its plan to boost northern cod numbers — a plan that the fisheries union in Newfoundland and Labrador blasts as being more about resettling communities than rebuilding stocks.

2020 may go down as the year that broke time

The year is almost over. How did that happen?

Plastics are — by far — the main source of litter on N.L.'s beaches, audit finds

A new report on 30 beaches around Newfoundland and Labrador has quantified the garbage on the province's shores. The results are not surprising to one beachcomber.

N.L. disability advocate wins human rights award, warns of struggling organizations

Craig Reid is using his time in the spotlight to shine a light on the dire situation and stark future facing disability organizations and persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Scientists cast doubt on seismic testing environmental mitigations in N.L.'s offshore

The tests are known to harm marine life, but steps being taken to prevent that aren't effective, say some scientists.

A low-carbon future means a big demand for key minerals. Can N.L.'s mines cash in?

Increasing production for electric vehicles, solar panels and other products also means more extraction of key minerals, several of which are produced in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Electric vehicle charging network coming online in N.L., to drivers' delight

14 charging stations are being constructed across Newfoundland, promising to make it a lot easier to drive an electric vehicle on the island.

N.L. has to wean itself off the offshore, and it must start soon, says author

"Are we going to be left behind and not able to keep up with what's happening in the world around us?" asks Angela Carter.

Antimony mine closes in central Newfoundland, citing COVID-19 struggles

The mine, which employed more than 100 people at its height, closed up shop on Tuesday.

COVID-19 nearly killed a daycare dream in Gros Morne. This non-profit is reviving it

After a group of volunteers spent years trying to create a child-care centre in Norris Point, it appeared the pandemic had thrown a final — and fatal — wrench into their plans. But then the project got a second chance.

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