Profile of Joan Butler

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  • JOAN BUTLER: Resolve to fight poverty

    During the rush to get everything done and perfect so that we are ready for Christmas, we include gifts for food banks, the Salvation Army and ...

  • Breaking down the C.B.S. budget

    After last week’s column about C.B.S. and other municipalities failing to practice fiscal restraint as recommended by the Canadian Federation of ...

  • C.B.S. chided for spending habits

    The report ranked our town 14th in terms of our ability to keep our spending growth at the rate of inflation combined with the growth of the ...

  • 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 ...