Todd O'Brien

CBC News

Todd O'Brien is a journalist working with CBC's bureau in St. John's.

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Fish harvesters slam 'cartel-like behaviour' of some processors

The FFAW says there is a "co-ordinated effort" by several big companies, but the Association of Seafood Producers says that is categorically false.

Norwegian artist builds giant crab out of plastic trash, inspired by N.L. scientist

Perched over a crevice next to a coastal trail on the western tip of Norway sits a giant, plastic crab — and it's there partly thanks to Newfoundland.

New offshore shrimp deal means more processing — and more work — in N.L.

Up to 7,000 tonnes of industrial shrimp will be processed in Newfoundland instead of being shipped to Europe.

FISH-NL says it will fold by end of the month unless it raises $150K

The upstart fish harvesters' union says it needs 500 new members to each pay $288 a year.

In the shed with Reverend Fred: How boat building bonds these men

They gather for the boat-building and stay for the chat. Men in the Arnold's Cove area take to the shed Thursday nights to build a 14-foot flat.

Building a dory — and life skills — in downtown St. John's

It might seem like an unlikely pairing, but a youth outreach group and traditional boat builders are working together.

Striped bass invasion in southern Labrador appears to be over, DFO says

Thousands of the fish were seen as far north as Cartwright in 2017, and were believed to originate in New Brunswick.

Placentia boat owners want harbour authority dissolved

Some boat owners are concerned about safety and the authority's finances, but the Harbour Authority says it's doing everything by the book.

From L.A. to Conception Bay: Director with Newfoundland roots shoots 1st feature film

Topsail Beach and Mount Pearl Square are just a few of the sets for the psychological drama Black Conflux.

Artist gives Newfoundland and Labrador a troubling tarot reading

Is there truth in the cards? Artist Rhonda Pelley has created thought-provoking images.

'Not ready to lie down and die': Cancer patient battles Transport Canada

Ken Harding has terminal cancer but while he and his doctor agree he can keep working as a cook on the Bell Island ferries, Transport Canada disagrees.

More eyes in the air for pollution patrols off N.L

Transport Canada has restored money for offshore aerial patrols, increasing flying hours will from 319 last year to 1,100 this year.

Hitting the high notes in Buckmaster's Circle

Strong Harbour Strings brings violas, cellos and violins to kids in one of the oldest public housing neighbourhoods in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Easy hacking? Conception Bay South company says rival not protecting clients

TiVaHost says Zircon Web Design has left many of its clients open to hackers and is refusing to acknowledge the problem.

Scanning for Seabirds: Counting numbers on the Avalon Peninsula

Stan Tobin visits sites on the Avalon Peninsula twice a week for an hour at a time. He's counting seabirds wintering offshore. He's hoping that some day the bi-monthly counting will tell a story as to the health of the bird population.