Profile of Gerry Phelan

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  • About that hefty power bill …

    The radio talk shows were flooded with calls after the bills hit mailboxes in mid-January. Most of us saw significant hikes. I’ll admit I was ...

  • Clap, cheer, wave the flag

    It’s been a long, cold winter. Power bills and politics dominate the news. For some of us, Christmas ended way too early, and we barely kissed ...

  • Tories have to stop treading water

    Her resignation and the upcoming leadership convention do more than give the PCs a chance to rebuild; it is also an opportunity to revisit their ...

  • So much for power to the people

    It was February 2013 and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro was warning us that because of problems with the Holyrood plant, conservation requests ...

  • A look at the year ahead

    On the political side, I’m betting Kathy Dunderdale will give more consideration to calling it a day. Ross Reid has done wonders since he took ...

  • Ready, set, shop

    Some of the promotions started well before now. Canadian Tire’s Boxing Week Savings hit their stores last Friday; a Sears flyer more than a week ...

  • A sneak peek at Santa’s list

    I can only imagine the last-minute letters Santa is receiving. Wouldn’t it be something to peek at Santa’s naughty and nice list right now? We ...

  • Parents struggle, too

    It was a death, not of a person, but of a relationship. It’s hard to grasp another family’s pain. For a middle-aged couple inSt. John’s, a recent ...

  • Harper, tell the truth

    It’s a sad commentary that most Canadians seem oblivious to what is transpiring in Ottawa these days, but we ignore it at our own peril. Most ...

  • The crux of the matter

    They’ll be coming to lynch me after this column — it’s sure to cause a fuss with my Roman Catholic friends and family. But here goes: it’s time ...