N.L. launches long-awaited inquiry into Innu children in care

The announcement is a long time coming for members of the province's Innu Nations, who have pushed to keep more Indigenous children in care in Labrador, with treatment that includes a focus on their culture and roots.

Labrador MHA says she won't accept residential schools apology from N.L. government

Newfoundland and Labrador's minister of Indigenous affairs and reconciliation says the provincial government's long-awaited apology for its role in residential schools is coming soon, but an Inuk MHA says she’s not interested.

AG report on wetland capping at Muskrat Falls reveals government communication breakdown

The Newfoundland and Labrador auditor general has released her report on the provincial government's failure to meet a deadline to cap vegetation around the Muskrat Falls reservoir in order to curb the risk of methylmercury getting into the food chain.

Nalcor exec linked to 'unprincipled steps' with Muskrat Falls remains on N.L. Hydro team

A Nalcor executive who's been linked to the Muskrat Falls project for 15 years, and was among those who took unprincipled steps to get the project approved, remains a key member of the new-look N.L. Hydro executive.

Innu Nation repeatedly blindsided by Muskrat Falls announcements, letters show

Weeks before Ottawa and Newfoundland and Labrador unveiled their $5.2-billion agreement in principle on rate mitigation, the Innu Nation warned Liberal Premier Andrew Furey it would "not tolerate" a deal reached without its input.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a time to 'read, acknowledge, understand,' says advocate

Thursday marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, a new federal statutory holiday to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools as well as their families and communities. Newfoundland and Labrador is making Sept. 30 a government holiday this year.

Churchill Falls contract countdown hits milestone, as leaders try to temper expectations ahead of 2041

The contentious Churchill Falls contract that requires almost all of the electricity to be sold to Hydro-Québec at an extremely low price will expire on Aug. 31, 2041, but those eager for a big windfall in 20 years are being encouraged to temper their expectations.
CBC Investigates

N.L. taxpayers took on a refinery's environmental liabilities. A report outlining them is 6 years overdue

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has done a U-turn on a previous plan to publicly release information about pre-existing problems at Come By Chance, and now says it is confidential.

Karl Wells celebrates namesake LGBT scholarship, reflects on progress

Career journalist Karl Wells reflects on living life out in the open, his hopes for the future, and what it means to have an award in his name.


Weekend Briefing

Would a Nalcor by any other name smell just as, well, the same?

While the future of Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown energy corporation is up in the air, outgoing CEO Stan Marshall is asking people to care more about the talent running it than its name or structure. As John Gushue writes, Marshall's call for a rapid development of the massive Gull Island project is already sparking criticism.


Weekend Briefing

The monster in our midst: Reckoning with the path between residential schools and foster care

A long-awaited inquiry into Innu children and the child custody system is finally moving forward. As John Gushue writes, the spectre of residential schools that closed years ago still hangs in the air.

1st major step forward for inquiry into Innu children in care, as commissioners appointed

Nearly four years after an inquiry into the treatment of Innu children in the child protection system was announced, Newfoundland and Labrador's government has appointed commissioners to lead the inquiry.

N.L. taking direction from Indigenous leaders on examining former residential schools, says premier

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador has signalled that it's open to examining its former residential school sites.

Budget 2021: Nalcor to be reviewed, but Liberals will not commit to eliminating it

The future of the Crown corporation behind the controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, Nalcor Energy, is under review, the Newfoundland and Labrador government announced Monday.

COVID-19 is hastening the green economy, and we are far behind

We need to prepare now — right now — for a post-oil Newfoundland and Labrador, writes contributor Lori Lee Oates.

Red Indian Lake to be given Mi'kmaw name meaning 'peaceful lake'

A lake in central Newfoundland is about to shed part of its past and be given a Mi'kmaw name, Wantaqo'ti Qoespem.


Weekend Briefing

The Tories might not have won the election, but they didn't quite lose it all, either

Pre-election polls suggested the Liberals might win by a landslide. That didn't happen. As John Gushue writes, the party now is in a position to reinvent itself with a new leader.

'Zero possibility' of nuclear waste stored in Labrador, says Furey

There is no possibility of the government of Newfoundland and Labrador approving a secretive project that would see nuclear waste stored in Labrador, says Premier Andrew Furey, while the Nunatsiavut government said it is not aware of any proposed project.

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien part of secretive project to store nuclear waste in Labrador, emails show

Emails drafted in 2019 and 2020, obtained by Radio-Canada's Enquête investigative program, reveal a group of business executives had plans to discuss a secretive project to bury nuclear waste from foreign countries in Labrador. 

'We pulled it off': Meet the candidates who took down the opposition leaders

John Hogan upset Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie to win the district of Windsor Lake by over 500 votes, while John Abbott defeated NDP Leader Alison Coffin to take St. John's East-Quidi Vidi by just 53 votes.

Victory for all 3 incumbent Independent MHAs in N.L. election

Eddie Joyce, Paul Lane and Perry Trimper all won with comfortable margins as Independent candidates in the Newfoundland and Labrador election.

PC, NDP leaders' futures uncertain after losses in N.L. provincial election

What the future holds for the PC and NDP parties is uncertain, but some suggest a change in leadership is coming.


Ches Crosbie taking time to reflect after losing election, and his own seat

The PC leader is out of the House of Assembly, having lost his Windsor Lake seat to Liberal John Hogan.

Here's the backstory for the law Furey cited when he sent voters to the polls in a pandemic

Andrew Furey has been criticized for going to the polls too early, when the only reason the legislation exists is a former premier was accused of going too late.


Déjà vu: Politicians promise enhanced ER services for rural hospital, again

Both PC and Liberal campaigns are pledging to return 24-hour emergency room coverage to the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood, just as they did in 2019.