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  • A ferry is a ferry

    A friend of mine’s mother used to be a teacher on Bell Island. She lived on the St. John’s side, so every workday began and ended at the ferry ...

  • Pricey pictures

    Last Thursday, iPolitics reported Stephen Harper’s government has spent over $2.3 million photographing cabinet ministers since it came to power ...

  • Where is the monument to Aboriginal Peoples?

    The thing is, not everyone is pleased about the new monument. Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin recently criticized the memorial ...

  • Character versus competence

    The poll, designed to look into Canadians’ underlying opinions of the country’s three main federal party leaders, asked over 1,000 potential ...

  • Mulcair’s uphill climb

    A Jan. 25 poll from ThreeHundredEight.com pegged NDP support at 20.6 per cent of the national vote, well below the Liberals and Conservatives, ...

  • New or old, Bill 42 still misses the mark

    Put in the context of a ballooning, near billion-dollar deficit, that’s a pittance. The savings from booting 10 MHAs and all their expenses to ...

  • A tough pill to swallow

    And over the last month, as oil prices continued their precipitous slide, both provinces’ premiers, Paul Davis and Jim Prentice, have said as ...

  • Fourteen months too late

    Christopher Mitchelmore and Dale Kirby quit the party to sit as independents, reducing the NDP to just three MHAs, all from the St. John’s area. ...

  • Here goes nothing

    This holiday season, while hove-off on the couch after turkey supper No. 3, I figured it might be time to hit the gym. My parents like to joke ...

  • Gone too soon

    I was sitting in the Ottawa airport waiting for my flight to board, heading home to be with my family for the holidays. My sister told me over ...