I do report writing, editing and journalism - particularly covering technology & Internet, policy and virtual community. I also consult about social media and do qualitative research and analysis
The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is keen to emphasize how their new carbon pricing plan will cost consumers almost nothing, as price increases on gas in the first year are offset by the elimination of existing gas taxes and home-heating fuel will be exempt from the tax.
Large swathes of industry (agriculture, fishing, forestry, offshore and mineral exploration) are also being protected from tax altogether.
But this just plays into the hands of those who misrepresent carbon taxes as...
About the province's underfunded library system
This month could see the start of big improvements to transit in St. John’s and the surrounding areas, but only if those of us who see the importance of a better service work together to support them.
For years, Facebook grew in size and influence at a staggering rate. But recent reports suggest its hold on users — particularly in the developed world — may be weakening. What are the social implications of this change and the move from text to image?
In the aftermath of Trump’s action, both Justin Trudeau and Dwight Ball have repeated and reinforced their positions welcoming immigrants and refugees to our shores. Newfoundland and Labrador, in particular, is coming to recognize that bringing in newcomers from overseas is not only a just and compassionate response to human need, but also is in our own interests, and vital to secure the future prosperity and cultural richness of the region.
Despite some good news, the province's library system continues to be underfunded relative to the rest of Canada.
Co-edited this collection of academic and practitioner essays and co-contributed to a chapter on immigration
Negotiations between cities and the province could take years longer
Disabled users get a boost but is there a long term plan?
Federal government report backs higher speed rail links