Profile of Gerry Phelan

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  • Thanks for the conversation

    I spent three decades hiding under the cover of radio and thought I’d exit into a quiet retirement outside the journalism business. But The ...

  • Canada Post thinks inside the box

    Take mountain-climbing, for example. Over Christmas, my brother was visiting from Virginia. He’s a world traveller and has climbed many of the ...

  • System failure

    Most towns have emergency plans. Surely now is the time to look back on recent events, see what happened and determine how we can do things ...

  • Spirit of Christmas is bigger than words

    Even a month ago, I was set to launch a spirited attack on those who would leave the Christmas out of Christmas. I purposely purchase only those ...

  • Fed up with fees

    I understand we have to pay for the services provided by our governments, but they’ve become really good at reaching into our other pocket to ...

  • Leadership race more like a crawl

    I’m not sure if it’s because most of the campaign was carried out over the summer, but I’ve found it difficult to give it much attention. My bad. ...

  • A veteran is a veteran

    The federal government officially designated 2013 as the Year of the Korean War Veteran. On Monday, the handful of veterans who remain from that ...

  • Political intrigue ramps up a notch

    Back in June, I predicted we were in for the summer of political discontent. I was a season early. Autumn brought cooler weather, plenty of ...

  • Tired of the grocery-store shakedown

    I’m sick to death of getting to the checkout of a department chain or drug store and being asked if I want to donate $2 to a particular campaign. ...

  • School uniforms: yea or nay?

    And the main reason is obvious: cost. In St. John’s, private schools already have them. Lakecrest’s website notes: “The school uniform is part of ...