For many Canadians middle-aged and older, the Cuban missile crisis evokes memories of how close we came to nuclear annihilation in 1962. It was expected that an attack on the United States by the Soviet Union would include an attack on Canada, its close ally and neighbour.
It’s a lot of fuss over a gram of “Green Lantern” marijuana and four THC-containing extra-strength sativa gummy bunnies — two green, two yellow. But a $25 purchase by The Telegram’s James McLeod is certainly making waves.
McLeod bought the marijuana products at CannaLeaf Medical Dispensary, a marijuana dispensary operating in plain sight on Water Street in downtown St. John’s.
A store — with a sign — like any other business. (What was unlike other downtown businesses, perhaps, was the steady lineup out front.)
I’ve taken many taxis over the years and met many fine drivers who went above and beyond what was expected.
As a university student, I had cab drivers idle their cars outside my door at night to make sure I got inside safe and sound after bringing me home from George Street.
Jeers: to what’s in a name? Have you read the provincial government’s “The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador”? “Together we will achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living,” it states. “The determination and drive of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will be supported by responsive, innovative and efficient programs and services. This is our roadmap to get there.” The document outlines what the government plans to do to save money, streamline operations and improve the economy. If you want to check it out, though, don’t Google “The Way Forward,” because what you’ll get as your top search result is “The Way Forward: A Roadmap for an Integrated Palliative Approach to Care.” Either the government should have done a little research to find out if that document name was already in use or else the title was inspired by the grave state the province is in…
A large section of people in America and elsewhere seem to be more than a little alarmed with the recent election in the United States of Donald Trump as its next president. His erratic and questionable behaviour in the past and currently is definitely a cause for concern. However, when looking at some of the prominent presidents of the past, Trump in comparison might not be as bad as a lot fear.