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Private Council Meetings should be Tightly Restricted

Every week, before the regular council meeting, there’s another, secret meeting. There’s no press, no public agenda, and no public record of what decisions were made.

At first that sounds suspicious. But, they say, City Council has deal with personnel issues or ongoing negotiations that need privacy. Fair enough!

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Special Feature: The Racing Turtles

There is a misunderstanding about high school friendships. This belief that we will meet up in coffee bars between meetings, and hang out every night playing board games in our thirties. The reality is TV sitcoms have given us a … Keep Reading

The KRIS Guide To Turning 30 (feat JAY Z & Britney Spears)

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My birthday, which I have blasphemously referred to as KRISmas is fast approaching. This is going to be a big one; KRISmas XXX (that’s thirty in Roman numerals for those of you who didn’t grow up watching WrestleMania and in case you have a dirty mind…). The thought of thirty has been looming for a while now. I have had a few friends who joined that club already and it has been in the back of my mind for the last few years; in fact, I’ve been struggling with my age since I hit a quarter century. My friend, the blossoming YouTube star that I wrote about earlier this year turned thirty in January and shared thirty things she learned…

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Souled Out: Why Can’t I Get Tickets To That Concert?

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I decided to steal, or actually, mock the title of an article I came across last Sunday about how Bono is basically super unholy and tries to mask himself as a Christian in order to lead people away from the church. I threw up a bunch and couldn’t finish the article and I will not link to the ridiculousness in order to save your lunches and hope in humanity. I don’t believe in God and I definitely don’t believe in the Devil but if there were such a guy, he quite possibly could be the CEO of a little company called Ticketmaster. Yes, I’m firing shots at Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster is essentially a monopoly. If you want tickets to a concert…

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Special Feature: The Racing Turtles

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There is a misunderstanding about high school friendships. This belief that we will meet up in coffee bars between meetings, and hang out every night playing board games in our thirties. The reality is TV sitcoms have given us a false understanding of our high school friendships, a belief it will continue on a day to day basis as it had in our teenage years. Our correspondence does continue on a platform of digital communication, we know one another, we wish we were together, but we have supper to cook, Netflix to binge, jobs that take up most of the time. One thing that remains consistent from high school, is music. We share a connection through memories of battle bands…

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Why are we always surprised Newfoundland spring sucks?

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Every year I face the same tiring argument with my family and coworkers in May. “This weather is ridiculous, it was never this cold in May before was it?” And my answer is always the same: Yes, of course it was. Its funny how Newfoundlanders have a tendency to brush aside their memories and FACTUAL evidence about the weather and fool themselves into believing our spring is on par with the rest of Canada. We are extremely dedicated to May 24 long weekend and yet none of us recall drinking beers by the tent in mittens and snow pants. We act as if we all have memories of 2-4 lounging in bikinis, tossing volleyballs and slurping brewkies under the hot…

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Feature: The Bonavista Social Club

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Sometimes the REAL Newfoundland and Labrador gets lost in the shuffle of row houses and screech ins. Our hearts lie truly in the depths of rural Newfoundland, down by the water in the coziness of small, yet connected communities. The Bonavista Social Club is a reminder of the centre of our province, small town, great food and a place to feel at home. Located in the community of Upper Amherst Cove on the Bonavista Peninsula, Bonavista Social Club is owned and operated by Katie and Shane Hayes.  At first glance, it seems to be a cozy restaurant with a few NL fixings but it is more of a food production. Though food is served daily, homemade food and products are available for…

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