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  • Negative headlines can prompt positive change

    First there was the news earlier this month that a resident received 14 tickets for improperly housing seven beagles. Public outcry then ramped ...

  • C.B.S. needs upgrades for 2016 Games

    Many of the athletes who will compete in the August 2016 Summer Games were not even born when Conception Bay South last hosted the games in 1996, ...

  • Making the most of winter

    Winter here in Conception Bay South has much to offer. You can stay inside and exercise your mind and your body, or get outside and make the most ...

  • What’s ahead for C.B.S. in 2015?

    The town of Conception Bay South’s 2015 budget, released in early December, did not point to any new or exciting developments, but focused ...

  • 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 ...