Paul Sparkes: They worked hard for the money

Updated at 05:02 - Thomas Carberry, a resident of Random Island, Trinity Bay in the Depression years, knew how to hedge some of the cost of living at the time. Receipt No. 44 from...

Editorial: Springtime in paradise

Updated at 05:02 - “Is it always this windy here?” the suited gentleman asks, and you feel your mouth curl into a sheepish grin. Why should weather be embarrassing? It’s not like he...

Pam Frampton: Credibility deficit

Pam Frampton: Credibility deficit

Updated on May 21, 2016 - Surely we are at a low ebb in provincial politics. We have a governing party that seems intent on punishing the most ...

Russell Wangersky: It’s a win for stupid

Updated at 05:02 - Fresh from an April election win, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall vowed to fight for his province in the province’s throne speech, a speech that argued his...

Opinion

Letter: All hail the bottom line

Updated at 03:32 - A couple of years ago, when I was on the board of the MUN Pensioners’ Association (MUNPA), the university decided to save money by stopping the mailout of the pension cheque stubs, and depended, where they could, on people having computers and the....

Letter: Fat tax equals fat government

Updated on May 21, 2016 - Back in 1946, while Newfoundland grappled with the end of Commission Government, taxes and how much Newfoundlanders should pay were...

Ed Smith: Borrowed time

Updated on May 21, 2016 - What follows is a short excerpt from my upcoming book of short stories “The Way Home”: “There’s always tomorrow,” she...

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20 Questions for Terry Hussey

Updated on May 23, 2016 - Paradise-based Vigilant Management offers project management services — eyes for owners — on construction projects..

High speeds and lots of tickets 

Updated on May 23, 2016 - The RNC had a full weekend of handing out tickets in the St. John’s area. Over Saturday and Sunday the police force issued more...

Bus depot burns in Corner Brook 

Updated on May 23, 2016 - Police are investigating a fire on the west coast after the Corner Brook RNC were called Saturday night to a commercial fire on...

Fifth moose accident in a week

Updated on May 22, 2016 - The Holyrood RCMP are warning motorists to watch for moose after a string of such accidents this week.   

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Business

The Wabush Mines deal is dead

Updated on May 20, 2016 - The potential buyer viewed as the great hope for returning hundreds of mining jobs and capital to the community of Wabush has...

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Sports

Swilers sweep Charron Cup

Updated on May 23, 2016 - The Swilers Rugby Club enjoyed quite a start to the new rugby season, defending their Al Charron Cup championship on home soil Sunday with a shutout win over the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue club from the Montreal suburbs..

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Pitched battles

Updated on May 23, 2016 - It’s still very early into the 2016 Molson Challenge Cup Soccer League season, but things are tight in the standings with only four...

Kirby returns and so does a welcome foe

Updated on May 21, 2016 - Last summer, C.B.S. Kirby United SC faced its first true challenge after years of dominance in the Breen’s Jubilee Trophy senior...

Holy Cross is back, with a vengeance

Updated on May 21, 2016 - Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. That’s the attitude Jake Stanford hopes his Holy Cross Avalon Ford Crusaders will adopt...

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Entertainment

A new album, Quote the Raven

Updated on May 18, 2016 - Birds of a Feather. Fire Hydrant. Blood of Christ. After thinking up and passing on maybe hundreds of names for their musical duo,...

Grand Bank filmmaker Hollywood bound

Updated on May 18, 2016 - The short “Ransom” has earned 36-year-old filmmaker Chris Fudge a walk down the red carpet at the Hollywood International Motion...

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Karl Wells: In a word, yum Photo

Updated on May 21, 2016 - Get Stuffed 190 Duckworth St. St. John’s Phone (709) 757-2480   The restaurant with the love-it-or-hate-it name, Get Stuffed,...

Paul Smith: Lord of the flies Photo

Updated on May 21, 2016 - Salmon season for the island of Newfoundland opens on June 1, scheduled Labrador rivers open for angling on June 15. I’m in...

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Porter receives Order of Canada insignia

Updated on May 18, 2016 - Lt.-Gov. Frank A. Fagan, on behalf of Gov. Gen. David Johnston, presents the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Helen Fogwill Porter during a ceremony Tuesday at Government House in St. John’s. Porter, who was appointed Member of the Order....

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