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NL Explorer: Getting off the Grid

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When Justin Barbour and his dog Saku trekked from Robinson to Cape Broyle in 2017 on a 68 day wilderness adventure, he decided to record it along the way. “I had footage and I didn’t know where I was going with it and I had some interest. Some media found out and got in contact with me but they wanted to put the drama twist on it,” said the adventurer. “ I wanted it to be real and just about me out there. Not dramatizing things so I went with youtube and it’s been going well.” The YouTube series, Man and Dog: Through Newfoundland Wild follows Barbour and Saku as they take on the elements for a 700km expedition across…

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Health and Well-being: How Muskrat Falls has affected Land Protectors

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When Nunatsiavut Inuk researcher Jessica Penney  was deciding where to conduct her field work for her Masters, she didn’t have to look far, she simply had to turn to her family. Though raised in Iqaluit, Penney’s family live in Newfoundland and Labrador and are directly impacted by the Muskrat Falls project. “For me it was going back to the community. I didn’t grow up in Labrador and I wanted to know how Muskrat Falls was affecting them,” said the student. Penney is currently completing her Masters of Science in Global Health at the University of Glasgow and conducted research on the ground in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this summer past. Penney focused on how the project impacts the health and well-being…

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10 Instagram Locations in Newfoundland that Guarantee Great Pics

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If I had to choose only one social media platform, it would have to be Instagram. I spend so (read too much) time scrolling through beautiful accounts. If you missed my video on Five Canadian Instagrammers you should follow, here it is. These gals give me major FOMO! Who doesn’t want to be in a monochromatic hip café in Toronto taking flatlays (I’m looking at you Joelle (La Petite Noob)? Alternatively, I also love wearing sweet feminine styles that only Marie Ernst can pull off. Maybe you want to play mermaid for the day and follow along with local makeup artist Jessika Petten and her brightly colored and striking transformations! While these ladies’ feeds are serious goals, there is no…

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