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What you need to know about COVID-19: August 12, 2020
LETTER: Don’t forget international students
GWYNNE DYER: Predicting an 'October Surprise’
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Flicked back to the past on a moment’s notice
BOB WAKEHAM: The conversation might have gone like this…
LETTER: Peer review before press — it just makes sense
LETTER: Not all sanitizing products are safe
STUART KINNEY: St. F.X. betrays own values with waiver foisting COVID risks on students
STUART KINNEY To browse the website of St. Francis Xavier University, and especially to peruse its strategic plan, is to come face-to-face with an institution of higher learning, steeped in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, which, ...
LETTER: Hunting, who is it supposed to benefit?
So the province is considering allowing Newfoundland and Labrador residents to donate surplus moose, rabbits, caribou and fish to our food banks. How often over the years have we seen reports of inconsiderate persons dumping these products in ...
LETTER: The power of thumb's up
I have a differently-abled daughter whose thumb is connected directly to her heart. It’s a bit of an unusual tie, actually, as her thumb — a characteristic of Mosaic Down syndrome — is rather short, while her heart (also a ...
GUEST EDITORIAL: First steps in journey to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples
Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted our focus away from many important issues. To keep some of those matters in the public eye, we reached out to thought leaders from across Atlantic Canada and asked them to write guest editorials ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Road trip — rivers and plains
Plains first, though. Off the highway and onto the two-lane, a battered thread of blacktop towards the Avalon’s east coast, the road patched so often that there are more squares and rectangles of indeterminate pavement pedigree than there is ...
LETTER: Thoughts on trouting in Newfoundland and Labrador
The last thing we want is hatchery-raised trout in our rivers — guaranteed there will be disease and devastation down the road. I am totally against a fee to go trouting. It's one of the few luxuries left we can avail of without paying ...
EDITORIAL: Still melting away
It’s been around, scientists estimate, for 4,000 years — the last intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic. That means it existed as parts of Europe went through the Bronze Age, a time when the human population was small enough, and ...
EDITORIAL: Cheers & Jeers Aug. 10
Cheers: to reaching for the stars. You have to be impressed by Madeline Salter. The 15-year-old from St. John’s has not even finished high school and she already has an album. The singer said after years of being bullied at school, music has ...
LETTER: After reading the executive summary
There is a quote from Miguel de Cervantes to keep in mind when you are about your work. The quote: “Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” Commissioner Richard LeBlanc of the Muskrat Falls inquiry worked diligently. Thank you. His ...
LETTER: Turned off by Trudeau and Morneau
I tried but I just can’t do it. I really did, again and again. However, every time Justin Trudeau or Bill Morneau speaks, I get a bad taste in my mouth. They both apologized for not recusing themselves from the decision to choose the WE Charity ...