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RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Summertime, summer tides
GWYNNE DYER: Korea and Japan: the history wars
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Government, SNC-Lavalin make bad bedfellows
BRIAN JONES: Trudeau visits, gives Newfoundlanders donut
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Handgun column draws fire
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: I’ll be tracking the untruths
NICHOLAS MERCER: Remembering a moment at Shawndaithit Centennial Field
One of the earliest memories I can recall takes place in Grand Falls-Windsor. I am seven or eight years old and I’ve just hopped out of the motorhome I am staying in with my grandparents for the weekend. Darting ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Indigenous groups’ dam concerns not really on the radar
“Lied” is a harsh word. But I think that a truly remarkable set of money-saving “coincidences” shows that the provincial government made promises to Indigenous groups in Labrador that no one was actually making any real ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: No one needs a handgun
I’m up for the argument: tell me, why should handguns even be sold in this country? More to the point, instead of arguing, I’m more than willing to listen to a side of the debate that, right now, I just can’t seem ...
BRIAN JONES: Who’s to blame for Muskrat Falls? ‘Not me!’ ‘Not me!’
“Who put those hot peppers in the dog’s food dish?!” “Not me.” “Not me.” Who supported the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project? “Not me.” “Not me.” Liars! ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Bent but not broken
Nature made some tough stuff. Squid, for example. There’s an argument that squid will inherit the Earth. Why squid? Because they — and the other cephalopods, cuttlefish and octopi — grow fast, quickly ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: The big melt
Out of sight is quickly out of mind. It’s sad, but true. Greenland’s far away from everywhere, and though many people probably took note of the massive melt of Arctic ice — an estimated 22 billion tons in a 24-hour ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Independence days
This was the time of year when we disappeared. Got on our bikes, left the house early in the morning, came back sporadically for food or water and eventually for supper, before heading out again with the standard rule that we had to come home when ...
GWYNNE DYER: Hong Kong: purely symbolic
The anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong are now eight weeks old and still going strong, but the level of violence is rising. A lot of the violence is down to the police and to triad gangs who were hired to attack the demonstrators, of ...
LANA PAYNE: Farewell …
I have been writing this column for more than 20 years. It started almost as a dare. I complained to Craig Westcott, who at the time was an editor with The Telegram about the lack of newspaper column inches dedicated to workers’ issues, ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Seen and not heard
Imagine a flock of starlings, settled deep into a spruce thicket and nattering away non-stop in song fragments the way they do, squawking over each other constantly. Then record that noise, crank it up from “2” to ...