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  • Christopher Chafe
    April 23, 2013 - 16:29

    “Is there a future for a young person in this city? Yes, a tremendous future,” Tilley said. In what bloody industry? Please tell me that!!! Certainly not in the IT sector, the Research and Development Sector, the Financial Sector!!! No Mr. Tilley the only way a young person today has any sort of future in this province is to enter into the Oil and Gas Sector or the Tourism Sector, as MY CITY could care less about everyone else!!!!!

    • Peter
      April 24, 2013 - 09:21

      As a 30y/o who is educated and employed in St. John's, I beg to differ. I see many acquaintances who either lack sufficient education, or who lack the drive to use their education sufficiently and creatively make similar complaints. The fact is, of course, it doesn't matter how many opportunities some people are given - they will not go out there and make things happen, but they will complain quite loudly when nobody shows up on their doorstep with a job, nobody shows up to dress them professionally and take them to work, nobody shows up to force them to take care of their own bodies, minds, and finances. The entitlement is amazing among many - yet they just don't seem to get it. You need to get off your __ and take care of yourself, get out there and network, get out there with the right attitude and stop expecting the world to come to you. If you look and act like a loser, who is gonna want to hire you? Lie in bed and complain about it on a message board - is that going to help you get a job?

    • Christopher Chafe
      April 24, 2013 - 09:50

      Peter, with all due respect you do not know me, I do have a job (in my field Information Technology), NO ONE HANDED ME A JOB AND I MOST CERTAINLY AM NOT ENTITLED. Perhaps you should get your rose colored glasses off your eyes and look at the rest of this great Country of ours and see how much better off cities of comparable size are doing when it comes to economic diversification.

    • Peter
      April 24, 2013 - 20:43

      So Chris, you have a job in St. John's in IT yet you are also arguing that it is impossible for a young person to find a job in IT in St. John's? Which is it buddy? Also, you seem to know more about my travel plans then I do... I guarantee you that St. John's is not as depressed as many other cities in Canada right now. Maybe you should come out of your XXL box and look at an American city for comparison? Yeah, the depression didn't feel very good there - and its not over. Count yourself lucky to be in NL buddy (or leave and lighten the load for the rest of the island). Entitlement and pessimism never helped anyone. And yeah, I stand by my argument: its easier for you to lie in bed with your bucket of chicken and complain about how tough your life is on a message board, then it is to actually go out there and make a difference. St. John's is a great city to live in - its up to you, however, to be active.

  • Ed
    April 23, 2013 - 14:41

    Well, if we are doing all that well, with the increased tax revenue that all these new people and business will be paying, how come our civic taxes are going up so much? Get over yourselves and start to manage the city properly.

  • Turry from town
    April 23, 2013 - 14:41

    Great news Tilley,with all the so called prosperity you talk about,maybe my property taxes can go down?

  • Mindy
    April 23, 2013 - 11:46

    Why are comments always negative. Yes the city is growing, yes it comes with high rental, yes is will still have proverty. What place in this country can prosper and everything be like a bed of roses. Reality check!! Yes people still work 40 hours a week and most of them have to live within their means and some times rob peter to pay paul but what does that have to do with the city growing? Why can we not just say "wonderful for the city"

    • John Smith
      April 23, 2013 - 14:45

      ...because most of the losers who post here are sitting in mommy's basement, sucking on a pizza pop, and blaming the world for their own misery...it's not their fault...oh no...it's the tory government...LMAO....

    • Happily Retired
      April 23, 2013 - 20:56

      You're absolutely right! We should bow our heads in deference when the Great Creator Tilley climbs upon his soapbox and regurgitates reports from the Provincial Government. All the while acting as if his mumblings at Council meetings were the reason for these positive indicators. The indicators are indeed "wonderful for the city." It's his playing politics which is most annoying, especially when retired people on fixed incomes or unemployed youth are the last thing on his pea sized brain. Unfortunately, this story is more about petty politics than reporting good news, and he thinks people can't see through it.

  • Saucy Face
    April 23, 2013 - 11:24

    Holy crap boys, get over yourselves! If a government says things are bad you go off your heads, if a government says things are good you go off yor heads. As for the baymen complaining about someone elses good fortune, that's in your blood cause if Jarge across the road in Black Arse Tickle has a better fence than yours, you go off your heads.

  • saelcove
    April 23, 2013 - 10:25

    This from a bunch who part of the 1%

  • Jim
    April 23, 2013 - 10:25

    This guy sounds like he is on one of the more dangerous new powerful street drugs around town, the users of which are committing violent crimes and generally scaring the life out of everyone. And the statement "the quality of life can't be touched" proves he has never been out of the province without a pair of those horse blinders wrapped around his head, reciting "mainland is bad, mainland is bad, mainland is bad" over and over.

  • Doug
    April 23, 2013 - 10:14

    Sure Tilley...Tell that to the 1200+ people that just got laid off!!

  • Bay Boy
    April 23, 2013 - 08:47

    If you have any crumbs left over please send them out our way please. Why is all the wealth in NL and all the big projects based on the Avalon Peninsula?

    • Bob
      April 23, 2013 - 10:08

      Because that's where the brains are

  • Jay
    April 23, 2013 - 08:22

    What's laughable, is that council is actually taking credit for this upsurge in the economy. In reality all they need is the sense to get out of the way, but I'm not sure they have it. Notwithstanding, and in light of how well we're doing, how about some kind of a "prosperity dividend" for the homeowners of the city. We're the ones who've bailed out councils when things were going poorly. That sounds better to me than "Doc's gazebo and skating rink" or a million dollar fence.

  • Jackie
    April 23, 2013 - 08:10

    Oh, its such a wonderful time to be the working poor. Its so wonderful to work 40++ hours a week to have to decide where the money should go this week-rent or groceries. Its such a wonderful time to know that no matter how hard I work, home ownership is now out of the question. Thank you.

  • Michelle
    April 23, 2013 - 08:06

    I think mr. tilley needs to open his eyes...so much poverty on this city...ridiculous. ..reports like this feed the greed...rental rates will sky rocket again. thanks!!

  • martin
    April 23, 2013 - 07:28

    this much prosperity and council are still bleeding the taxpayers.People in Goulds had to wait for the Feds. and Provincial gov. to make a substantial contribution for us to get our first foot of sidewalk on the main road where our children travel for school.

  • Brian
    April 23, 2013 - 07:24

    Thank god for the workers who fly 350-500 kms offshore every day may be it is time to give them a break to as in "Tax Break".

  • john Smith
    April 23, 2013 - 06:47

    ...now cue all the NDP and Liberals...with their doomsday scenarios, and down in the mouth attitudes. They will tell us how there should be free housing, and how bad it is outside the overpass. Of course they will also say that the investment of 90 million in the CB mill is also bad, as well as the new hospitals, and new schools being built on the west coast, and in Labrador. Yes, guys...we all know how bad it is....you keep reminding us everyday...

    • Torey Nomore
      April 23, 2013 - 10:01

      Ok, you've had your post for the day; now go back to work Paul and take Steve with you. Do you guys ever put in a productive day? The Tory talent pool is so shallow that even your leader has no confidence in you guys; you've both been passed over by the likes of the current assembly of ministers of the clown. Enjoy it while you can because you two coat-tail politicians will be ousted next election.

    • Little Man Dan
      April 23, 2013 - 10:15

      Is this the best you can do Johnny? Who wrote these briefing notes for you? Sad an pathetic, you lapdog lackie.