Sarah Smellie

Sarah Smellie is a journalist in St. John's.

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How do we keep kids out of the internet misinformation dumpster fire? Not with school cellphone bans

Like a lot of kids growing up with devices instead of televisions, Sarah Smellie's son is an avid YouTube user. She wonders how to keep him out of the proverbial dumpster fire.

What N.L. could learn from the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history

Marine scientist Donald Boesch says the controversy fuelled by recent oil spills off Canada's East Coast has some "fairly interesting and striking comparisons" to his past work examining how the offshore industry is managed, as part of a U.S. inquiry into the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Looking to sell your house? It's going to take a while, say housing experts

Chris Janes of the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation says the housing situation should get better, but the province's demographics are casting a dark shadow.

'We need somebody to help us': Hunger strike at HMP for Prisoners' Justice Day

Peter Campbell says inmates need real help, not 'volunteers and people just handing out pamphlets.'

St. John's Filipino restaurant 'absolutely terrified' by suspicious fire at daycare next door

Police are asking anyone with information about the early-July fire at Mother Hen's Daycare to contact them or call Crime Stoppers.

Meet baby Salty, the newest Newfoundland pony

Sometimes life is completely unexpected.

Ethics and artificial intelligence: These researchers say tech has to have a moral backbone

When it comes to artificial intelligence technology, 'there's no putting the genie back in the bottle,' says a MUN scientist.

One way to cut down on plastic? Bring your own dishes to the food court

Holly Hogan and Michael Crummey enjoyed pad Thai at the Avalon Mall with dishes and cutlery they brought from home.

This company helps clear WW II-era bombs off the sea floor to make way for wind farms

The Newfoundland and Labrador company uses acoustic technology to find explosives buried in the European sea floors.

Former Crosbie staffer behind anti-Liberal Facebook ads, robocalls

NL Strong is the Newfoundland and Labrador equivalent to Ontario Proud, a right-wing Facebook-based group said to be instrumental in Doug Ford's victory.

Snoop Dogg shares N.L. illustrator's work on Instagram — but doesn't give her a shout-out

Comic artist Kelly Bastow says celebrities and companies often share artists' work without crediting the creator.

Nearly the length of Fogo Island: That's how big the SeaRose spill slick was

Emails between Husky Energy and the C-NLOPB shed new light on the size the sheens spotted after the largest offshore oil spill in the province's history.

N.L.'s skyrocketing transportation emissions show need to plug in to electric cars: scientist

A new report from Statistics Canada shows greenhouse gas emissions from household travel shot up by 40 per cent from 2009 to 2016.
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Is Santa Claus our only hope? In Lisa Moore's latest book, he just may be

Lisa Moore looks at what it means when things get mean in the stories of NL Reads finalist Something For Everyone.

Mitchelmore's tourism ad intro unnecessary, awkward says specialist

A communications specialist says Mitchelmore's introductory video to the province's latest tourism ad misses the mark.