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  • Songs for Newfoundland

    Ones like “I Had a Hat When I Came In,” “Whiskey In the Jar” and “We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar.” Songs whose titles we’re almost embarrassed about ...

  • Growing pains

    Seven schools in the St. John’s area will receive modular classrooms due to population increases on the Avalon Peninsula, where an influx of ...

  • How refreshing not to be nickel and dimed

    “Bring back the change,” someone yelled after me as I walked out the door. I mumbled something unintelligible, hopped in the car and headed out ...

  • What is there to win?

    So the saga continues for RoFo the Incendiary, as merely the presence of he and his brother Doug, the country’s most over-reported celebrity ...

  • Out of sight, out of mind

    In many ways, our reliance on debit and credit now make hard currency relics of a bygone era. Online credit payments and Interac e-transfers have ...

  • Move fast, but tread carefully

    Now, with no one left on the ballot for PC leader, it’s back to Square 1. The convention will have to be pushed back and the leadership question ...

  • Be the role models kids need

    This time, it’s the story of Torrence Collier, an 11-year-old Grade 5 student from St. Peter’s Academy in Westport who says he has been subject ...

  • ‘Wrong song, wrong song’

    King struck remix-level Internet fame in an alley next to the former Pizza Your Way restaurant just outside her building in Conception Bay South ...

  • Trashing the ‘litterskeets’

    The weather and the potholes were a given. As for the beached blue whale, soon to be removed from the Trout River waterfront, it was more ...

  • No good, but for the alternative

    In its current form, Bill 6 stipulates that a municipal council “may appoint one or more persons with the title ‘youth representative’ to sit ...