Newfoundland adventurer launches series to document 700-km wilderness trek

One man and his dog set out to conquer the Newfoundland wilderness — and now he wants to share his journey with the world.

Adventurer Justin Barbour recently started releasing the first episodes of a six-part YouTube series — called “Man & Dog: Through the Newfoundland Wilderness” — that documents his epic 700-kilometre bushcraft camping trip.

Barbour and his dog, Saku, embarked in spring 2017 to explore some of the most remote parts of Newfoundland. They traveled via snowshoe, Alpacka raft and on foot.

“We encountered frequent wildlife while battling desolate barrens, thick bush, mountain ranges, storms, sub-zero temperatures, raging whitewater, massive lakes, the Atlantic Ocean and monster trout,” Barbour wrote on his YouTube channel.

“Often we were days of man-power travel away from civilization. It was a big challenge and an unforgettable blessing.”

In 68 days, the duo traveled from the west coast of the island to Cape Broyle and documented the entire journey with cameras.

Click here to see an interactive map of Barbour’s journey.

Canadian air traffic controllers buy pizza for unpaid U.S. colleagues

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Air traffic controllers across Canada are showing solidarity with their American counterparts through pizza.

The Huffington Post reported Canadian air traffic controllers bought dinner for their colleagues south of the border, who are working without pay due to the U.S. government shutdown.

Air traffic controllers in Moncton, N.B. and Gander, Nfld. sent 32 pizzas to the New York Air Traffic Control Centre in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Friday night. Workers in airport traffic control towers in other parts of the country also participated in the act of kindness.

The partial government shutdown has entered its 24th day, making it the longest in the country’s history.

Saskatchewan man walks across Canada because he ‘just felt like walking’

Zayell Johnston stands by a map of Canada that shows his route. Photo/Zayell Johnston

A Saskatchewan man was channeling his inner Forrest Gump in 2018.

Zayell Johnston walked all the way across Canada last year just because he felt like it.

The Yorkton, Sask. man started his journey in Victoria, B.C. in February 2018 and dipped his feet in the Atlantic Ocean by the end of the year.

Others who have made similar treks have usually done so to promote a cause or to raise money for charity. Johnston’s voyage was rooted in something more simple.

“I just felt like walking,” he told Yorkton This Week.

Johnston said the longest part of his cross-country trip was Ontario, which took him two months to walk through.