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  • Have your say on primary health care

    With Christmas shopping and preparations on many minds, the timing may not be the best. However, the provincial government is hoping that we will ...

  • Volunteering a valuable addition to your resumé

    Stephen Poloz is right that volunteer work is an excellent transition into paid work. This is not a surprise to volunteers and employers.However, ...

  • We’re not rocking the vote

    PC candidate Barry Petten failed to replace longtime MHA Terry French and keep the seat for the government. He lost by only 76 votes to Liberal ...

  • Balancing development needs with the NIMBY syndrome

    In St. John’s, in the popular new Kenmount Terrace development, residents are frustrated with the city for rezoning land to allow for three new ...

  • C.B.S. byelection is hard to call

    The C.B.S district’s byelection is Wednesday, and Premier Paul Davis and Liberal Opposition Leader Dwight Ball are both determined to get their ...

  • Time to get serious about traffic

    It is fair to say that almost every commuter is frustrated with how all the major work has to happen in the fall of the year, and during rush ...

  • Save our water

    The area was used as a campsite for about 20 trailers, with makeshift sewer lines and dumping grounds for all types of trash. The most troubling ...

  • It’s carpool month — who knew?

    Traffic congestion is becoming a fact of life for commuters getting to St. John’s from Conception Bay South, Paradise and surrounding areas. ...

  • Smoking ban? What smoking ban?

    Smoking is banned almost everywhere except home, and everywhere we go we are reminded that smoking is prohibited, or that we are in a smoke-free ...

  • C.B.S. needs business growth with its building boom

    These projects are exciting for the town. They are signs of progress for C.B.S. and all are long overdue as the town has put major infrastructure ...