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  • View From Space Hints at a New Viking Site in North America

    04/01/2016 9:28:40 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 43 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 31 March 2016 | Ralph Blumenthal
    A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known.
  • Updated: Tabernacle stolen from Lourdes (Canada) church found ruined

    02/27/2016 5:01:38 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Western Star ^ | February 27, 2016 | Frank Gale
    A tabernacle stolen Thursday night from Our Lady of Lourdes Church was found on Friday morning, damaged beyond repair.Henry Gaudon, project manager for the parish, was at a loss to understand why someone would steal something considered sacred in the Catholic church.A tabernacle is a fixed, locked box in which, in some Christian churches, the Eucharist is "reserved" (stored).The Bay St. George RCMP received a report at 8:10 p.m. Thursday of a break, enter and theft into Port au Port Peninsula church. A television and wall mount were also reported stolen.Gaudon said Fr. Gerard Patry went into the dimly...
  • American Airlines flight to Milan diverted to Canada, reports of injuries on board

    01/24/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by cll · 65 replies
    9 News Australia ^ | 01/24/2016
    An American Airlines flight from Miami to Milan has been diverted to Canada, with reports of injuries on board. Flight AA206 has been cleared to land at St John's International Airport in Newfoundland. There are paramedics on the ground waiting for the plane's arrival. Canadian newspaper The Telegram reports there are five ambulances at the airport, and "there are people with serious injuries on board". This is a developing story. More information will be added as it comes to hand.
  • The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth

    11/27/2015 4:42:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-24-15 | Eric Metaxas
    The Thanksgiving tale of the Pilgrims and the Indian has an astonishing, less well-known back story. The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that,...
  • The truth about the Vikings

    06/17/2015 10:53:33 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 73 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 02/082015 | WarriorHistory
    I am of Viking ancestry. In my part of the World, things like fighting spirit, balls and an appetite for destuction matter much. We also dispose of some decent brain power. Bohr and Nobel both were Scandinavians. My tiny Sweden is furthermore the only nation that successfully has took Moscow (- in 1610 Swedish field marshal De la Gardie entered Moscow and was cheered by large crowds. Everyone knows Swedish rule equals law and order. We might be a boring bunch, but we wholeheartedly hate chaos, injustice, disorder and crime. Leave it to us, we'll fix it.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1w7e46pHuc
  • America’s First Mass [Ecumenical]

    05/18/2014 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    CatholicWorldReport.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | John Buescher
    America’s First Mass St. Brendan (Naomh Breandán) and the whale by Honorius Philoponus from "Novi Orbis Indiae Occidentalis" (1621)America’s First Mass | John Buescher | Catholic World ReportWhen was it, where was it, and who said it? When and where was the first Mass offered in America? No one living today knows the answer to this intriguing question. But we can summarize what we do know about the first Masses in various parts of the New World.Some legendary accounts of the life of St. Brendan, who was a priest, say he set off in a small boat on a...
  • Well! Who did name the place?

    05/24/2003 6:27:48 AM PDT · by scouse · 8 replies · 225+ views
    BBC History page ^ | 5/24 | Macdonald
    There are two key characters in this story, John Cabot, a sailor, and Richard Amerike, a Bristol business man. Unfortunately, neither left much of themselves for us to see or read: no portrait, nothing in their own writing, no detailed contemporary record of themselves or their work. There is, however, enough recorded to know that they both achieved things of lasting importance; one very directly, the other less obviously but in its way even more portentous: Cabot awakened the world to the existence of the North American continent, and Amerike gave his name and badge to what, in time, was...
  • How America Got Its Name (not who you think!)

    10/10/2002 6:20:44 AM PDT · by Tancred · 10 replies · 849+ views
    The Natal Witness ^ | October 10, 2002 | Leslie Walford
    There isn't a Man in the Moon, pigeons won't stand still if you put a pinch of salt on their tails and Christopher Columbus didn't discover America. How many childhood certainties have proved false over the years?. Now Peter Macdonald, writing for the BBC, has claimed that America was named not after a Florentine navigator called Amerigo Vespucci but after an Anglicised Welshman called Richard Amerike. Although North America was visited by Leif Ericsson, or "Leif the Lucky", nearly 1 000 years before the birth of Christ, Europeans were generally unaware of its existence until the Genoese Giovanni Caboto, who...
  • Something to declare: America named after Welsh Customs man

    04/28/2002 8:37:13 PM PDT · by aculeus · 15 replies · 8+ views
    The Observer [UK] ^ | Sunday April 28, 2002 | Amelia Hill
    America was named after a British Customs officer and not, as historians have long believed, the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, who participated in Christopher Columbus's voyages to the New World. Martin Waldseemuller, whose 1507 map of the world was the first to show the so-called Unknown Territory as a separate continent, has long been credited with naming the new land after the Florentine nobleman. But according to a new book by Rodney Broome - Amerike, The Briton Who Gave America its Name - the country was named in 1496, years before Vespucci's voyage, by John Cabot - the Bristol-based explorer...
  • Anglosphere: Celebrating Wrong Italian? (Columbus vs. Cabot)

    10/13/2002 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Tancred · 8 replies · 4,358+ views
    United Press Int'l ^ | October 12, 2002 | James C. Bennett
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A few years ago I chanced to be in Buenos Aires on Columbus Day. It is a major holiday there, during which no business is transacted. I spent the day wandering about town enjoying the celebrations. One plaza held a Columbus Day festival in which passersby could enjoy demonstrations and samples of music, dance, crafts and foods of all the various Latin American nations, and of many of the source-nations of Argentina's immigration. The interesting thing to me was the complete absence of anything representing the United States. This was not a coincidence. Columbus, and...
  • Briton found America in 1499

    08/29/2009 12:03:39 AM PDT · by OldSpice · 36 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 29 Aug., 2009 | By Tom Pettifor
    The first Briton sailed to the New World only seven years after Columbus, a long-lost royal letter reveals.Written by Henry VII 510 years ago, it suggests Bristol merchant William Weston headed for America in 1499.In his letter the king, right, instructs his Chancellor to suspend an injunction against Weston because "he will shortly with God's grace, pass and sail for to search and find if he can the new found land".Bristol University's Dr Evan Jones believes it was probably the earliest attempt to find the North-West Passage - the searoute around North America to the Pacific. He said: "Henry's...
  • The Discovery Of America: The Revolutionary Claims Of A Dead Historian

    04/04/2007 4:49:18 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 867+ views
    University Of Bristol ^ | 4-4-2007 | Alwyn Ruddock
    The discovery of America: the revolutionary claims of a dead historian Press release issued 4 April 2007Replica Of John Cabot's Ship Dr Alwyn Ruddock, a former reader in history at the University of London, was the world expert on John Cabot’s discovery voyages from Bristol to North America (1496-98). What she was said to have found out about these voyages looked set to re-write the history of the European discovery of America. Yet, when Dr Ruddock died in December 2005, having spent four decades researching this topic, she ordered the destruction of all her research. In an article published today...
  • New evidence suggests Cabot may have known of New World before voyage

    05/07/2012 11:58:05 AM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 29 April 2012 | Randy Boswell
    An Italian historian has unveiled a previously unknown document that sheds fresh light on explorer John Cabot’s discovery of Canada — a brief entry in a 516-year-old accounting ledger that shows Cabot had financial backing from a Florence-based bank in England and, most intriguingly, may have had prior knowledge of the distant land his famous 1497 voyage would put on the world map. The Italian-born Cabot is known to have sailed from England in search of the New World three times between 1496 and 1498. He is believed to have reached Newfoundland aboard the Matthew in 1497, but Cabot disappears...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • The Diffusionists Have Landed

    02/22/2015 4:49:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 1st, 2000 | Marc K. Stengel
    The Norwegian archaeologists Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad's famous identification, in 1961, of a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, from just after A.D. 1000 is, of course, a notable exception, no longer in dispute. But that discovery has so far gone nowhere. The Norse settlers, who may have numbered as many as 160 and stayed for three years or longer, seem to have made no lasting impression on the aboriginal skraellings that, according to Norse sagas, they encountered, and to have avoided being influenced in turn. The traditions of the Micmac people, modern-day inhabitants of the area, have...
  • Gander international airport’s historic lounge at risk amid growing costs

    06/22/2014 5:47:21 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 34 replies
    Canadian Press (via National Post) ^ | June 22, 2014 | Sue Bailey
    The vintage international lounge at the Gander airport in central Newfoundland is a time capsule where Italian marble and designer furniture still exude the faded glamour of world travel. It’s a vast room, its iconic yellow sofas whimsically arranged on a mezzanine overlooking terrazzo floors and sleek blue chairs where VIPs ranging from global leaders to the Beatles once stopped on transatlantic flights. It was opened by the Queen as a showcase of Canadian modernity in 1959. But the growing costs of preserving this cultural touchstone have raised the prospect that a more practical, smaller terminal will replace it. “We...
  • Town Fears That Huge Swelling Beached Blue Whale Carcass ‘Might Explode’

    04/29/2014 6:58:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Town fears that huge swelling beached blue whale carcass ‘might explode’ About one week ago, the carcass of a dead blue whale washed ashore in Trout River, Newfoundland, Canada. As reported by the BBC, residents now fear that the 25-meter-long (over 82-foot-long) decomposing whale, which is filling and expanding with methane gas, could explode. The BBC notes that a sperm whale carcass that landed on the shores of the Faroe Islands exploded as a biologist tried to perform a dissection. Blue whales are the largest known animals in the world, and the carcass of the beached Trout River blue whale...
  • Sea Monster' Carcass Found On New Zealand Beach [VIDEO]

    06/07/2013 3:02:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1790/20130507/sea-monster-carcass-found-new-zealand-beach-vi | May 7, 2013 | James A Foley
    Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature. Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature. The creature was found by a group driving along the beach in four-wheeled vehicles along the Bay of Plenty near Pukehina, about 250 km (155 miles) southeast of the capital Auckland, Discovery...
  • New North America Viking Voyage Discovered

    06/06/2013 7:08:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 5, 2013 | Owen Jarus
    Some 1,000 years ago, the Vikings set off on a voyage to Notre Dame Bay in modern-day Newfoundland, Canada, new evidence suggests. The journey would have taken the Vikings, also called the Norse, from L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of the same island to a densely populated part of Newfoundland and may have led to the first contact between Europeans and the indigenous people of the New World.
  • Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")

    11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-27 | Mike Carter
    To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities." To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely. "He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background. -snip-...
  • Rewriting History: Alwyn Ruddock and John Cabot

    Alwyn Ruddock, an 89-year-old historian, had all her notes & research materials detailing perhaps tremendous discoveries relating to John Cabot's voyages to the New World in the late 1490s posthumously destroyed. This article, Rewriting History: Alwyn Ruddock and John Cabot, gives a lengthy retelling of that tale. From what I can tell, it looks as though our good friend "Peer Review" or its relatives, well-known to us from the phony Global Warming money scam, is mostly responsible for the destruction of her astonishing research on Cabot and his predecessors. Dr Evan Jones and his research partner, Margaret Condon, have set...
  • Newfie and baby

    03/17/2012 6:34:26 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 22 replies
    One cute thing a day ^ | 3/14/12 | Chris
    Everybody should have a nanny like this one!
  • Province Defends Marketing of Town of Dildo (Canada)

    07/15/2011 9:23:52 AM PDT · by tlb · 29 replies
    VOCM Newfoundland Radio ^ | July 15, 2011 | VOCM
    The province is defending its marketing of the town of Dildo after accusations it was being ignored because of the 'sensitive nature' of its name. On VOCM Open Line with Randy Simms, Tourism Minister Terry French refuted the remarks, saying Dildo is in travel guides for all to see. French says the town is prominently displayed in the provincial tourism guide. French says on page 260 of the guide, which is a map of the Avalon, Dildo and South Dildo are in the middle of the map. He says the town is mentioned multiple times in the travel guide,and is...
  • "Just Kill Him" Controversial Video of Police Shooting Family Dog

    01/12/2011 10:09:52 AM PST · by Immerito · 189 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 4, 2011 | Fox News Online
    DES MOINES, WA -- In November police officers tased, then shot and killed a 120-pound Newfoundland named Rosie. The shooting sparked both a community vigil for the dog and an independent review of the officers' actions. Although initiall reports were that the dog was acting aggressively when she escaped from her fenced yard and was spotted roaming neighborhood streets, video taken from the patrol car dash-cams may cast the shooting in a different light. Warning: Videos contain graphic sounds and language. The videos, released by Des Moines Police show the dog being tazed by an officer, then running away. In...
  • A Medieval Coin in New England Soil

    09/12/2010 3:35:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Beachcombing 'blog ^ | September 11, 2010 | eponymous blogger
    It was only when the coin was later identified as Viking that the game heated up. By then poor Mellegren -- who, Beachcombing must say was someone with a reputation for integrity -- had passed away. Beachcombing has no illusions about much of the nonsense written about pre-Columbian visits to North America. But in this case he would give a thumb and a half followed by two cheers and three quarters. There is a good chance that this really is what it seems: A European coin that found its way to North America in the twelfth century. Minted in Norway,...
  • WW1 Canadian History Tour

    08/20/2010 12:49:01 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 14 replies
    Self | 8/20/2001 | self
    I was doing a Family History Tour on those of my family that served in the Canadian Army in WW1. My Grand Father admitted that he was drunk when he enlisted when the war broke out, fishing, booze and being 22 had something to do with it. My Great Uncle Leo enlisted in the New Foundland Regiment a bit later but he was Canadian from PEI. New FoundLand was Empire, kind of curious about the process.
  • Canadians see unusual flying object

    01/27/2010 12:05:48 AM PST · by myknowledge · 26 replies · 1,503+ views
    UPI ^ | January 26, 2010
    HARBOUR MILLE, Newfoundland, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Some people in the Canadian community of Harbour Mille say they are puzzling over the unidentified flying object they saw over Newfoundland's south coast. Darlene Stewart told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. she saw the mysterious object zoom missile-like overhead, trailing flames or heavy smoke.
  • Bill Cosby returns to Newfoundland (Baseball in the Fog)

    11/29/2009 3:59:56 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 12 replies · 1,060+ views
    St. John's Telegram / Vancouver Province ^ | Saturday, November 28, 2009 | Ashley Fitzpatrick
    When Bill Cosby arrives in Newfoundland in a few days, it will be a return of sorts for the famous comedian. Cosby was stationed at the U.S. military base in Argentia, about 120 kilometres from St. John's, N.L., as an American military corpsman in 1959. While there was work to be done at the naval base and air station that was home to thousands of military personnel, it's the play that seems to stick out in the now-72-year-old comedian's memory. "These guys had their own bar and they drank better than movie stars," he says. "You could get a litre...
  • World's Tallest Dog: Boomer, North Dakota Newfoundland Is World's Biggest Dog

    10/09/2009 4:06:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 3,386+ views
    Guiness Book Record Breakers Boomer from North Dakota is now the world's biggest dog.Boomer, a 180-pound Landseer Newfoundland dog, stands with owner Caryn Weber at her home south of Casselton, N.D. The dog measures seven feet from nose to tail and stands 36 inches tall at the shoulders. Weber will send his measurements to Guinness World Records for consideration as the tallest living dog. The previous record holder was a Great Dane that died this summer. He measured just over 42 inches at the shoulders.
  • ND woman's 7-foot-long dog could be record holder (3-year-old Landseer Newfoundland)

    10/07/2009 7:26:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,955+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/09 | AP
    CASSELTON, N.D. – Boomer may be a buster: Measuring 3 feet tall at the shoulders and 7 feet long from nose to destructive wagging tail, he might be the world's tallest living dog. Owner Caryn Weber says her 3-year-old Landseer Newfoundland keeps all four paws on the floor when he drinks from the kitchen faucet in her family's eastern North Dakota farm house. Boomer stares into car windows eye to eye with drivers. A 20-pound bag of dry dog food lasts the 180-pound canine a couple of weeks. Weber says her furry black and white dog "comes into the house...
  • 'Banned' lifeguard dog reinstated

    03/28/2009 12:13:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies · 3,068+ views
    news.bbc ^ | 28 March 2009
    A lifeguard dog banned from patrolling a Cornish beach because of health and safety rules is to be reinstated after hundreds of people signed a petition. Bilbo, a Newfoundland, patrolled Sennen with his lifeguard master and got round a dog ban on the beach by sitting in an all terrain bike (ATB) during patrols. However, the RNLI said passengers were not allowed on ATBs and banned him.
  • Crashed helicopter found on sea floor, recovery planned (Newfoundland Oil Workers)

    03/14/2009 9:02:46 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 2 replies · 779+ views
    CBC ^ | Sunday, March 15, 2009 | NA
    Crashed helicopter found on sea floor, recovery planned RCMP name 12 of 17 killed in crash off Newfoundland's east coast Last Updated: Sunday, March 15, 2009 | 12:04 AM NT Comments130Recommend269 CBC News The Transportation Safety Board has confirmed the location of an oil industry helicopter that crashed into the Atlantic southeast of Newfoundland on Thursday, killing 17 of 18 people on board, while authorities identified many of the dead. "It looks like the fuselage is relatively intact," lead investigator Mike Cunningham told CBC News on Saturday afternoon after an underwater remote-operated vehicle confirmed the location of a Cougar Helicopters...
  • Newfoundland senator won't back down from separatist talk

    03/05/2009 3:58:19 AM PST · by Loyalist · 1 replies · 469+ views
    Fredericton Daily Gleaner ^ | March 5, 2009 | Alexander Panetta and Joan Bryden
    OTTAWA - A Liberal senator is threatening to push for a separatist movement in Newfoundland and Labrador if the Harper government continues to discriminate against the province. Sen. George Baker not only refused to back down Wednesday from separatist musings earlier this week - he turned up the rhetoric. "I will keep saying it: that if this keeps up then you're going to see a separatist movement in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador - and I'll be encouraging it." What's more, Baker said if Liberals support another Conservative budget that penalizes Newfoundland, no one will have to kick him...
  • Scientists Document Bustling Community Far Below Ocean Floor

    05/27/2008 4:53:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 246+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 27, 2008 | HENRY FOUNTAIN
    The lost civilization of Atlantis may just be legend, but way down below the ocean (to quote the folksinger Donovan) there are some things that are very real — namely, bacteria and archaea. By some estimates, sub-seafloor prokaryotes may account for two-thirds of the biomass of these types of organisms on Earth. The latest evidence for such a huge undersea biosphere, and a depth record of sorts, is reported in Science by R. John Parkes of Cardiff University and colleagues. They have found living prokaryotes 5,335 feet below the ocean floor off Newfoundland, about twice as deep as the previous...
  • Newfoundland Viking Site Remarkable

    05/24/2008 8:41:39 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 285+ views
    Canada.com ^ | 5-23-3008 | Jeff Lukovich
    Newfoundland Viking site remarkableL'Anse aux Meadows likely marks the first European contact with New World -- 500 years before Columbus Jeff Lukovich , Special to The Sun More than 1,200 years ago, Vikings from Norway set out on a series of daring voyages that would eventually result in their being the first Europeans to explore the east coast of North America. In stages they established settlements in the Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and finally Newfoundland and Labrador. Though we passed through an area around the capital of Nuuk, that would have been near the former Viking "Western Settlement,"...
  • Thinking of vacationing in Newfoundland/Labrador? Don't Miss This Scenic Village.

    01/22/2008 9:56:01 PM PST · by Brainhose · 7 replies · 141+ views
    Answers.com ^ | Today | Brainhose
    Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador Dildo is a town on the southeastern Dildo Arm of Trinity Bay on the island of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is about 100 kilometres west-northwest of St. John's. South Dildo is a neighbouring unincorporated community. General HistoryDildo has a long history going as far back as 2000 BC when Maritime Archaic Native Americans resided at Anderson's Cove. By 700 AD Dorset had inhabited Dildo Island. In 1613, Henry Crout, whilst sailing up Dildo Arm, came in contact with the Beothuks, who were residing on Dildo Island at this time. He traded with them and...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Nov. 18-24, 2007: Fjord in Gros Morne NP, Newfoundland

    11/21/2007 8:30:47 AM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 133+ views
    March 2005 | Rexton
  • Newfoundland and Labrador provincial Election - October 9, 2007

    10/07/2007 6:19:20 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 226+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 4, 2007
    Newfoundland and Labrador provincial Election - October 9, 2007 Responses to Campaign Life Coalition questionnaire Updated Oct 5, 7:00 p.m. October 4, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Newfoundland/Labrador provincial election will take place this coming Tuesday October 9. Campaign Life Coalition, Newfoundland has been asking provincial election candidates to complete the CLC election questionnaire. See the questionnaire at http://campaignlifecoalition.com/elections/provincial/Newfoundland/2007questionnaire.pdf See Election Newfoundland/Labrador web page at http://www.elections.gov.nl.ca/elections/ Newfoundland's pro-life voters are being urged by Campaign Life Coalition to place the life issue views of candidates as their highest priority during the election. CLC national organizer Mary Ellen Douglas stresses that candidates who say...
  • Photos show mystery skeleton sticking out of iceberg off N.L. east coast

    06/07/2007 8:23:57 AM PDT · by BGHater · 113 replies · 5,842+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 05 June 2007 | Tara Brautigam
    Marine scientists in Canada and abroad are puzzled by bizarre photographs that appear to show the skeleton of a large mammal jutting out of an iceberg that recently drifted past Newfoundland's east coast. The six pictures show what looks like a brown rib cage and spinal column, slightly bent, sticking out of a crust of ice. But researchers throughout Canada, Greenland and Norway are unable to determine the origin of the skeleton, said Garry Stenson, a marine mammal scientist with the federal Fisheries Department. "It's definitely unusual," Stenson said Monday. "It's not something that I've encountered before." His colleagues have...
  • Mystery Surrounds Possible Oldest Church in North America

    04/17/2007 2:12:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,182+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 16, 2007 | Heather Whipps
    North America's oldest church may lie beneath a small town in Newfoundland, according to information cobbled together from the research of a historian who recently died before publishing her seminal work. "To describe Alwyn Ruddock's claims as revolutionary would not be an exaggeration," Jones said. "If Ruddock is right, it means that the remains of the only medieval church in North America may still lie buried under the modern town of Carbonear."Ruddock, a historian with the University of London, was one of the world's foremost experts on Cabot's voyages until her death in late 2005. In keeping with her will,...
  • Beer crackdown forces new firehall exodus in N.L. town[Newfoundland]

    01/11/2007 7:17:56 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 11 replies · 590+ views
    CBC News ^ | 11 Jan 2007 | CBC News
    Volunteer firefighters in a small Newfoundland town have again resigned, in a dispute that boils down to their desire to knock back a few cold ones together. The firefighters resigned their duty at the Point Leamington hall last year when the town council banned consumption of beer on premises. Last year's dispute was resolved when the council — concerned about its insurance on the hall — approved limited beer consumption. The firefighters have resigned en masse again, because the rules attached to their permit are too restrictive. "What's wrong with the firemen going in there on a Monday night, if...
  • Fast felt world's support for U.S. during detour ( 9/11 Genreal B. Fast)

    09/10/2006 12:43:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 841+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The red, white and blue American Airlines plane was about two hours from the East Coast. Flight 49, a Boeing 767, was heading from Paris to Dallas. But this day the aircraft would not make its final destination. Like many planes on Sept. 11, 2001, the flight was ordered to land — but not in the United States. Barbara Fast, then a brigadier general, was on the flight. She planned to make a connecting flight to Tucson and then drive to Fort Huachuca to attend a conference of senior Army intelligence officers. It turns out Fast, who...
  • Plane diverted to Canada over smoke (Egypt Air, 300 passengers on board ... safe landing)

    08/28/2006 7:50:57 PM PDT · by jdm · 8 replies · 557+ views
    HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, Newfoundland (AP) — An Egypt Air passenger flight carrying more than 300 passengers was diverted to Newfoundland on Monday after smoke was detected in the cockpit, an airport official said. The Boeing 777 that departed from Cairo for New York City made a safe emergency landing in Goose Bay, said Kevin Aylward, CEO of Goose Bay Airport Corp. The passengers stayed on the plane while maintenance workers repaired the problem. "It's something they were able to fix very quickly," said Aylward. He said he didn't know what the exact cause of the smoke. No fire was found...
  • Newfoundland Town Toasts Graduating Class Of 1

    06/23/2006 4:04:03 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 10 replies · 398+ views
    CBC ^ | June 23, 2006 | Staff
    Dozens of residents of a small island community off Newfoundland's northeast coast gathered recently to celebrate a high school graduation — although only one person was actually graduating. Courtney Diamond, 18, was the sole member of the Grade 12 class at A.R. Scammell Academy in Change Islands, which has fewer than 400 residents. "It felt pretty good, actually," said Diamond. "I thought I should deserve a graduation, even though it's only me, like everyone else would have." Almost 100 people attended the ceremony, which involved a traditional church service, a grand march, and a dinner and dance. Roy Morgan is...
  • Booze ban sparks mass resignation at (Newfoundland) fire hall

    06/13/2006 5:36:03 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 11 replies · 537+ views
    CBC ^ | June 13, 2006 | Staff
    The entire volunteer fire department in a Newfoundland town has resigned, following a new policy that forbids drinking alcohol in the local fire hall. The Point Leamington fire hall had doubled for years as an unofficial bar for the community of about 700 on the island's northeast coast. Fire Chief Fraser Stuckless said he complied with a town order this spring to stop selling booze to the public. However, he said the force of a dozen firefighters should still be allowed to enjoy a drink on special occasions. "The other fire departments, they do have alcohol …. The alcohol is...
  • Letter From Newfoundland: Homing In On The Red Paint People

    05/09/2006 5:10:45 PM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 4,003+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 6-2000 | Angela M.H. Schuster
    Letter from Newfoundland: Homing in on the Red Paint People Volume 53 Number 3, May/June 2000 by Angela M.H. Schuster (Lynda D'Amico) Port au Choix, Newfoundland-- More than 5,000 years ago, this barren, sea-lashed coast was home to the Maritime Archaic Indians (MAI), who hunted and fished the coasts of Labrador and Newfoundland for more than 2,000 years. The first evidence of the Maritime Archaic culture was discovered more than 30 years ago when James A. Tuck of Memorial University of Newfoundland excavated 56 elaborate burials exposed during housing construction on a small promontory at Port au Choix, on the...
  • Seal hunt protesters scared off

    04/15/2006 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Clive · 17 replies · 727+ views
    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - An animal rights group documenting the annual seal slaughter off southern Labrador pulled out Friday, saying protesters felt threatened after confrontations with local hunt supporters. They left as the kill ended for most large vessels and at least one fleet of smaller sealing boats, when hunters filled about two-thirds of their quota. A spokeswoman for the International Fund for Animal Welfare said a helicopter carrying anti-sealing activists was confronted a day earlier while trying to refuel in the Labrador community of Cartwright. Regina Flores said angry residents surrounded their helicopter at two locations. They were...
  • Shame tactics naturally backfire

    04/13/2006 5:03:11 AM PDT · by Clive · 27 replies · 886+ views
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 2006-04-13 | John Gleeson
    Seal flippers were selling like hotcakes on the St. John's waterfront last week. "They couldn't keep them," says Joe Walsh, editorial page editor of The Telegram. "There were people who've never tried seal meat lining up for them." Contrary to what the animal rights people would have you believe, seals are killed not only for their pelts but for their oil and their meat -- about 60% of the meat is used. In fact, seal flippers are so popular in Newfoundland that service clubs hold annual "flipper dinners," says Walsh, adding: "I bought three dozen myself last year. I eat...
  • Canada says annual seal hunt to start Saturday

    03/24/2006 8:19:15 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 131 replies · 2,539+ views
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2006 | Reuters
    Canada's annual seal hunt, the focus of a major protest effort by animal activists, will start on Saturday and could last longer than usual because the ice floes on which the seals gather are in poor condition, officials said on Thursday. Canada says a total of 325,000 harp seal pups can be shot or clubbed to death this year. The first stage of the hunt, which takes place on ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Canada's East Coast, will account for just over 90,000 animals. Activists, who say the killing is cruel and unnecessary, say they will film...
  • Why are Newfoundlanders so dumb?

    02/14/2006 10:13:52 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 15 replies · 1,053+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, February 14, 2006 | Myles Higgins
    It's long been said by people in Newfoundland and Labrador that, "everyone else thinks they know better than we how things should be done." "Outsiders" have given us reams and reams of unsolicited advice for decades, since long before joining Confederation in fact.