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  • Paul Sparkes: Money for widows and orphans

    So devastating was the news early that year of the loss of life from among those aboard the Newfoundland and the Southern Cross, that it touched ...

  • Paul Sparkes: Etiquette lesson

    The reader is immersed in what sometimes feels a little embarrassing. These are simply face-to-face discussions which ultimately lead to ...

  • Paul Sparkes: Signs of earlier inhabitants

    A description, if there ever was one, of a forbidding land. Who would not feel more comfortable at sea? After all, the human enjoys nothing more ...

  • Looking below the surface

    Forty years ago, two tourism leaflets were published here under the auspices of Environment Canada’s Forestry Service. One, “Ecotour” of the ...

  • As the war raged on

    And it would create casualties, daily. And so the year started in the daily press with advertising messages, mundane occurrences of life in St. ...

  • A treasure trove of toys

    Toys are given with love and they are wonderful things; they entertain and instruct; they encourage physical involvement and exercise and they ...

  • A time capsule from under the floor

    This week we are going back 63 years in our day-to-day history, courtesy of a Telegram reader who recently undertook some renovations in an old ...

  • A Newfoundland collection

    In fact, it’s safe to say he could be downright frustrating. In his “Book of Newfoundland” (1937) piece “Communication in Newfoundland,” J.T. ...

  • Life in the midst of war

    His was the place to bring used clothing and other items (today, yard sale things) to try to get a bit of money for them.Snow’s familiar word ad ...

  • Revelations from faded newsprint

    It was filled with public notices, the annual report on fisheries for 1946 and “A Short History of The Nfld. Sealfishery” which, at some 3,800 ...