UPDATED: A man is lucky to be alive after he fell from a small boat Saturday afternoon as he and two companions tried to re-enter The Gut at Quidi Vidi after going out on the water for some recreational fishing.
Democracy is a skill and we’re out of practice. Not just Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, mind you, but everyone who has become accustomed to expecting, and allowing, elected officials to take decisions on their behalf, and elected officials who expect to be allowed to do so.
At a time when the Newfoundland and Labrador government’s relationships with Indigenous peoples are fraught with the continuing colonial legacies of land use and ownership, education access, residential schools, and more, a key commitment of the provincial government should be to provide insights into how these complex relationships formed and leadership on how they can be transformed.
Trinity-Placentia Flyers goaltender Chris Smith makes a save on a shot by Northeast Junior Eagles player Kyle Champion at the Jack Byrne Arena Sunday afternoon during opening-weekend play in the St. John’s Junior Hockey League.
About this time last year, when the IceCaps were preparing for their final training camp in St. John’s, and the American Hockey League was poised for its swan song after 20 years in Newfoundland, it’s a good bet not a solitary soul forecasted pro basketball replacing pro hockey as the thing to do and see in downtown St. John’s.
Anyone who has ever made a batch of homebrew beer knows timing is crucial to the fermentation process. Suds left to ferment longer than necessary will result in a sour-tasting beer with an unpleasant odour.
Many birthdays are celebrated in my family in September. Today is mine. I’ve always suspected this month to be the most common but a recent news story confirmed it. Chilly weather and frisky pre-holiday cheer in December may be the reasons but no matter, happy birthday to us all.