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Newfoundland in severe debt due to Muskrat Falls As Tint of Ink reported earlier, Muskrat Falls costs $28,000 per adult person in Newfoundland and Labrador. Picture from APT News  Since then, the Muskrat Project has increased costs and the CEO of Nalcor estimates higher power costs for Newfoundlanders than expected. In fact, it will likely be worse than the 1969 Quebec deal. The Muskrat Falls investigation interviewed former premier Kathy Dunderdale and she had expected the project to possibly increase $50M over budget under severe circumstances. The inquiry has brought forward new information and questions about the project. There is a vast number of documents involved in the inquiry and key witnesses have been brought forward for questioning. The hope…

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True NL Christmas traditions

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The holiday season is full of traditions, and Newfoundland and Labrador doesn’t run short of such festive celebrations. Aside from the common caroling and the drink of eggnog, Newfoundlanders have a whole other slue of ways to countdown to Christmas. Shed Party There are a few staples that are common to the everyday Newfoundlander that leaves a Mainlander gobsmacked. For example, the shed. Normally a shed is for wood cutting, skidoo storage, or a couple pieces of luggage. That’s not the case in Newfoundland- the shed is where the party happens. At Christmas all the people from one street gather in the super shed. There is at least one guy who has designed his shed to its maximum potential. We’re…

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SALT of the Earth: The Shop with True Meaning

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When Emily Evans purchased her home, the previous owners simply asked her to refer to one of the rooms as The Shop. Evans and her childhood friend Lauren Saunders took the request one step further and turned the room into a dream, a clothing line called The Shop, SALT to honour the space. “That’s where the name comes from. It was a convenience store run by the grandmother,” said Evans of the location. The Shop, SALT is a Newfoundland based clothing company designed and operated by the two friends. “We wanted to design clothes growing up as kids. Lauren has this story she loves about us designing Barbie clothes as kids,” said Evans. “I still have our first Barbie dress. We dreamed of…

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Flanker’s Newfoundland Dictory has swelled the language

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What does a scuff, a gunny, and the act of  twacking have in common? They are all entries in Garry Cranford’s The Flanker Dictionary of Newfoundland and a part of our everyday language. Only in Newfoundland and Labrador can your child’s school supplies demand a scribbler. While the birth of a new born baby is welcomed with an upsit cake and not bad like means close resembling. What does Tib’s Eve mean and is it exclusive to Newfoundland and Labrador ? It’s interesting to discover that your everyday vocabulary may not be recognized off the island. Did you know mainlanders call vamps slippers? Or that a streel is not common knowledge outside the province? Or sapping wet is not the…

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