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Off the Beaten Path: The flux and flow of caribou

The origin of the word "caribou" comes from Newfoundland's Micmac First Nation clan, the Yalipu. Yalipu roughly translates as "snow-shoveler" - caribou shovel through the snow...
On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...the sailors on other ships of the squadron died in droves. An outbreak of scurvy on Cartier's exploratory expedition to Newfoundland, in 1536 or so, was successfully treated by an infusion of conifer needles (variously reported as spruce or arbor vitae...
What would you trade for salmon?

Scotland, England, Norway, Japan, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, California, Oregon and Washington all used to have wild salmon runs. Those...
Brake, Dihle to wed

Meghan Brake and Reid Dihle will wed July 7, 2012 in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, Canada.The prospective bride is the daughter of Nelle and Byron Brake of Cornerbrook.The prospective groom is the son of...
Elstad, Lasinski to wed

...groom will be attended by borthers Josh and Jason Lasinski. The ring bearer will be the 160 lb., 5-year-old Newfoundland Humphrey. The couple will make their home in Sitka with their 9-month-old daughter Ella Lee Lasinski.
Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate

...acquiring the rights to gene-manipulation technology from researchers at the University of Toronto and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Initial financing came from Boston-area investors and biotech-focused venture capital funds, but the company has burned...
Dogs attacked with arrows in Haines

...a lab and rat terrier mix, yelping and screaming, an arrow sticking out of her head. Smurf - a 3-year-old lab and Newfoundland mix that is Maple's father - was unharmed. But 9-year-old Foxy was nowhere to be seen.Thompson called her boyfriend...
Mary Primrose Wright

...served in the Royal Canadian Air Force with her eldest brother who introduced them during a furlough from their base in Newfoundland. After the end of the war, Prim and Ed married in Nova Scotia on April 19, 1946 and moved to Juneau later that year...
Cruise ship researcher to speak

JUNEAU - Ross Klein, an author and professor of sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, will speak about his research on the cruise ship industry in Juneau on Wednesday. Klein wrote "Death by Chocolate...
Pets of the week: Licorice, Libby make lovable pets

Licorice is a female black-and-white, long-haired Newfoundland. She is approximately 6 years old and is very friendly. Libby is a 7-year-old fox terrier. She is small on body but big...


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