New polling numbers released Thursday confirm political troubles for Premier Kathy Dunderdale, and seem to indicate that people are increasingly looking to the NDP as an alternative.
Across the board, polling numbers for Dunderdale and her PC Party continued to slide in the quarterly polling done by Corporate Research Associates (CRA).
The PC Party can still count on the support of 45 per cent of decided voters, compared to the NDP at 33 per cent and the Liberals at 22 per cent.
Of the people polled, 30 per cent were undecided or refused to say who they support.
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Inside Friday’s print edition:
• The Crown will seek to have a pit bull — that viciously killed a small poodle-terrier in St. John's last October — destroyed.
The owner of the pit bull, Jason English, 32, was found guilty Tuesday in provincial court in St. John’s of failing to properly tether or pen his dog.
The case was called Thursday in court for what was expected to be sentencing. However, prosecutor Bill Howse told Judge Colin Flynn that the Crown will seek to have the pit bull put down as part of the sentence.
Defence lawyer James Goodwin told Flynn he needed time to prepare to argue against the Crown’s intention.
• The mother of a girl killed after she was hit by a large truck hopes the efforts of a prominent NDP member will save lives and make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Olivia Chow, a Toronto MP and the widow of the late Jack Layton, met with Jeanette Holman-Price at the St. John’s Municipal Depot Thursday afternoon to take a look at trucks used by the city that feature side guards.
Chow is in St. John’s for a federal NDP caucus meeting.
Side guards are an additional layer added to the side of a truck to help prevent cyclists and pedestrians from falling under them in the event of a collision.
Holman-Price is the founder of The Jessica Campaign, named after her daughter, Jessica Holman-Price.
• Even if you claim to know nothing about the art world, you likely recognize a few major works. Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” Monet’s “Water Lilies,” or Georgia O’Keefe’s “Poppy” all ring a bell, right? Well then, congratulations, you’re already familiar with botanical painting.
An artist can take many routes when creating botanicals: a coldly beautiful, yet incredibly accurate drawing of the style found in botany textbooks. A soft and dreamy impressionistic watercolour. A vivid acrylic macro that throws every detail into sharp relief and allows for minute inspection.
Among the 64 paintings that make up “Painting in the Garden,” a group show featuring 29 artists on now at MUN Botanical Garden, you’ll find virtually every variation on the theme.
• Mary Brown’s, the St. John’s-born fast-food franchise, could soon be slinging chicken in Turkey.
Nigel Beattie, the president of the company, which is now headquartered in Markham, Ont., is in the Eurasian country this week, exploring international expansion opportunities.
“We’ve signed an agreement for Guyana in South America, for a master franchise, and we’ve looked at some emerging markets around the world,” he said.
“Turkey happens to be one of the markets that is a sustainable country. It’s got an emerging middle class with disposable income, and 80 million people. We targeted Turkey as a potential and we’re here doing some meetings. We’re doing market research right now — I was here in April, and then with followup meetings with chicken suppliers, goods suppliers, contractors, just getting our research done before we go out and try to talk to some investors.”
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