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Five reasons Newfoundland is the place to be when the world is ending

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24.01.2020

Snowmageddon descended upon the eastern most province of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador. Its capital, St. John’s, is heaped with mounds of white fluff. A never-before heard silence – thanks mainly to state of emergency that pulled all non-essential vehicles off the roads – envelopes the North East Avalon.

One might assume this was a scene right out of a post-apocalyptic horror movie or show, but that’s when the Newfoundland trademark booming, raucous laughter rings sharply through the quiet.

An infectious camaraderie, propelled by communal shovelling, has residents expressing ‘love thy neighbour’ sentiments in grander ways than normal (even for Newfoundland standards), something that no one has been immune too, including capitalistic ventures. Try as they might, many multinationals operating in the region have declared that they will be paying staff during the declared emergency.

Here’s why this is the place to be when a zombie apocalypse or alien invasion hits mankind:

The State of Emergency can – to put it mildly – have displays of emotion that may be challenging to cope with. As they say here, it can get people........

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