Website Banner 500.jpgThe Telegram Telegram - Paul SparkesList of the latest articles from this category./Author-Paul--Sparkes/5068/5Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:29:05 -0500Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:29:05 -0500enSeal chronicles, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500Getting to know our four-flippered friends at last, 16 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500In 1945, when the Second World War ended, Elmo Baird returned to N.L. to marry the girl of his dreams 200-year-old family, 09 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500Embracing change is essential to staying relevant taste of our heritage, 02 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500Try barbecued bear, caribou tongues and other culinary delights coverage from an earlier era, 13 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Bullish campaign, wimpish conclusion history, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Delving into our fertile agricultural past’s happy province, 21 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400It is nearly 50 years ago. the demise of the Winifred Lee, 08 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400It was a sight to stop anyone in his tracks. A schooner, nearly 100 feet in length, moored securely to a wharf at Twillingate was spewing a threatening plume of oily-black smoke. The vessel’s decks were tightly stowed with barrels of petroleum products — kerosene, gasoline, oil. The smoke was ... milestone came and went, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400As Labour Day approached, 60 years ago … dangers and delights, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Most of us would think twice (more than twice) before jumping in among 500 barrels of gasoline with a menacing fire flickering nearby. to last, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400YWCA St. John’s has been a community force for nine decades greatly changing trade, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Commercial printing evolved by leaps and bounds, hard times, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400Our history was incentive enough to do better away in the woods, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400A century ago, Newfoundland had 350 sawmills on the daily miracle, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -040080 years ago, a local editor let loose on the subject of learning on the daily miracle, 06 Jul 2015 04:32:23 -040080 years ago, a local editor let loose on the subject of learning stories to keep you awake, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400“You remember that the rats in the big barn had agreed that if Billy Mink should return, they would all attack him at once and kill him or so frighten him that he would leave and never return. Billy was more than a match for any single rat. But if he had to fight all the rats at once he ... for things, collecting things, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400We are going back just over 60 years ago and there on the table for your birthday (if you’re a boy) is a package from Erector.’s bycatch, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400From mobster movies to Labrador iron ore offer tidbits of history, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400A 60-year-old soup recipe leaflet appeared at the bottom of a carton some time ago when I returned from an in-home auction here in St. John’s. Hidden under books of considerably greater stature, this leaflet was dog-eared, telling me it had been popular.