Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • Lights, camera . . . opinion

    A somewhat peculiar letter to the editor last Saturday from an apparent wannabe film critic has given me an excuse to again delve into my ...

  • Dish it out? Be prepared to take it

    Before passing a comment or two on Randy Simms’ boorish, on-air description of one of his callers as an “arsehole,” I can’t help but admit to my ...

  • Crime and punishment

    All those neat and tidy and politically correct terms like redemption and rehabilitation and restorative justice evaporated completely last week ...

  • Lance the Liar

    About nine years ago, a former colleague of mine mailed me a copy of Lance Armstrong’s autobiography centring on the famous bicyclist’s fight ...

  • Finding a new Queen's representative

    It will be just a matter of time, I’m convinced, before I’ll be hearing from that committee established to come up with a list of names of ...

  • Hunger strikes and redress for wrongs done

    My sense of priorities this past week became abundantly clear, if not selfish: of all the news circulating throughout the province and the ...

  • Truth and fiction

    It was just a stroke of luck, I’m sure, but right around the time our city fathers and mothers were embarrassing themselves with a Codco-like ...

  • Muskrat theatre came close to mocking Newfoundland pride

    If you didn’t know differently Monday evening, you’d have sworn CBC reporter Lee Pitts must have had an inkling that the announcement of the ...

  • The world according to Malone

    After reading Greg Malone’s fascinating and thought-provoking book, “Don’t Tell the Newfoundlanders,” I couldn’t help but think of a story I’ve ...

  • A government Smallwood would love

    You may have thought you were accorded complete media coverage of last Wednesday’s perfunctory debate in the legislature on the Muskrat Falls ...