June 29, 2016 - 23:23
July has opened with events that foreshadow one of the most momentous months since August 1914. By the time it closes we should be able to see more clearly where when and how the titanic combat will be brought to an end. For perhaps the first time since the war began there will be continuous fighting of the first magnitude on every European front, providing as seems more than likely things begin to move in the Balkans.
June 29, 2016 - 22:28
A couple of days before the 100th anniversary of the devastating losses of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont-Hamel, the memorial site in Bowring Park in St. John’s already had people dropping by to reflect and pay their respects.
June 29, 2016 - 21:34
A new continental target for clean electricity generation could open the door for greater Canadian hydro exports to the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
June 29, 2016 - 20:38
Fisheries Minister Steve Crocker is optimistic, at least for now, about the future of the province’s shrimp fishery.
June 29, 2016 - 20:00
It’s been four years in the making for Opera on the Avalon: a full-length opera — the first ever to be set in Atlantic Canada — telling the story of the Newfoundland Regiment’s decimation at Beaumont-Hamel.
June 29, 2016 - 19:07
Accused murderer Ray Stacey is a free man.
June 29, 2016 - 18:44
Until the launching of the present drive upon the west front, the whereabouts of our Regiment was a matter of surmise and known only to those in authority. The extent of the casualty lists that have been published in the last two days, as well as the nature of the casualties themselves, is unmistakable evidence that our soldiers have seen heavy fighting, and have probably participated in the British advance. Whether or not, we must prepare ourselves for more casualty lists and be thankful that they have so far been comparatively light. It is perhaps idle to deprecate the prevalence of quite unfounded rumours, which cause much unnecessary mental suffering: they seem to be unavoidable. Yesterday they were very much in evidence, and the timely notice of the Colonial Secretary at midday did much to allay the general anxiety. It should be unnecessary to assure the relatives and friends of those at the front that the official lists are issued very fully and speedily, and that no other source of information, not absolutely authentic and at first hand, need be relied upon. If citizens generally would abstain carefully from repeating the common: “I heard that so and so,” much of the evil would immediately disappear. Say only what you know, not what someone else has told you.
June 29, 2016 - 18:28
PK Subban to Nashville, Taylor Hall to New Jersey, Steven Stamkos not going to Toronto. NHL trade deadline day made for some high drama on the social networks. Here's a bit of what people were saying.