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  • Potholes and physics

    There’s a split second realization, an attempted swerve, then an inevitable bang as your tire dips into the hole. If you’re lucky, the car keeps ...

  • Highs, lows and criminal records

    Last Wednesday, she pleaded guilty to five charges in provincial court in connection to two convenience store robberies in 2013. Today she awaits ...

  • Give the athletes the podium

    I guess it is true of anything, really, but when there is that personal connection, whatever is happening on the other end the TV set matters a ...

  • Marijuana legislation’s costs outweigh its justification

    After being stripped of most of his mayoral duties last November, Ford began making regular appearances on the show. While on the air last week, ...

  • ‘Kent’ be serious

    Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Steve Kent is behind the most recent charge to re-open the sub-centre, which was shuttered by the federal ...

  • Trying to unplug

    Getting away from the pressures of our usual commitments promises us the chance to connect with friends and family rather than conference calls ...

  • All for the publicity

    No, a mission to end the seal hunt in one fell swoop was destined for failure from the beginning, and Anderson and Simon were well aware of that. ...

  • The countdown is on

    From the holiday lights to the dusted off Sinatra tracks to the daily spam clogging my mailbox, reminders of the steadily approaching holiday ...

  • Government misses boat on ferry contract

    The never-ending headache of ferry services in Newfoundland is understood easily enough. Between all the competing interests at play, managing ...

  • Can the Senate? Don’t hold your breath

    Over time, Canadians have developed a reflexive antipathy for matters of constitutional change. One needn’t look too hard to notice the aversion ...