Profile of Paul Sparkes

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  • Mineral milestone came and went

    This (apparently) new era was brought about by the latest part of an investment program totalling $15 million across five years — it had begun in ...

  • Seaborne dangers and delights

    And most of us have heard about acts of bravery and courage in the face of clear danger. We have heard of people jumping forward to do what needs ...

  • Built to last

    As executive director of YWCA St. John’s she knows that the record of the organization is that of stepping forward when a need was identified in ...

  • A greatly changing trade

    When Don looks back to the 1970s and the years immediately following, one printing innovation after another took its fleeting bow at centre stage ...

  • Hard, hard times

    “It is inevitable that we make mistakes and miscalculations and none but the most ungenerous would demand perfection or complete success from us. ...

  • Beavering away in the woods

    The wishes were given to an architect who crunched them and came up with a design that would have catered to the majority. As this was the early ...

  • Musings on the daily miracle

    It must have been the coming of summer that warmed the editor’s heart and coaxed pure poetry in prose from his mind. It is early July, 80 years ...

  • Musings on the daily miracle

    “A bunch of carrots must often be dangled before the donkey’s nose. Frequently we need a teacher to do the dangling. And he earns his pay by ...

  • Bedtime stories to keep you awake

    Burgess, an American, lived from 1874 to 1965. There was a time when his name was synonymous with reading material for young people. Perhaps it ...

  • Sending for things, collecting things

    “Put together these gleaming STEEL precision parts and create hundreds of toys,” says the box. Every box (prices started at only $2) came with a ...