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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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Ramen with a Taste of Newfoundland

Adam Gollop and Jasmine Kean took on a culinary storm when the opened Bad Bones Ramen on Water Street this past June. Shockingly the downtown food market had not come across a ramen selection to date and Bad Bones was the … Keep Reading

Local Pizza Paired With Local Beer: A Match Made In ‘Eaven

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“Summer + Local Beer + Local Pizza + Quidi Vidi,” boasted the ticket page for the pizza pairing event put off by Quidi Vidi Brewery and Olio which sounds like a winning combination to me.  St. John’s has been blessed with what has so far been an awesome summer and hopefully, you are getting out there and enjoying the weather. I couldn’t think of a better way to take a break from my summer session courses at MUN than to visit Quidi Vidi for some beer and pizza on July 19th.

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Ramen with a Taste of Newfoundland

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Adam Gollop and Jasmine Kean took on a culinary storm when the opened Bad Bones Ramen on Water Street this past June. Shockingly the downtown food market had not come across a ramen selection to date and Bad Bones was the first to introduce the idea to Newfoundland palates. The restaurant has a wide variety of ramen choices and Jasmine and Adam are damn good at what they do. You can see people lined up outside the restaurant waiting to be served. A few times the restaurant has had to close their doors because they ran out of food. The response has been more than they ever expected. “We’re elated and a little in awe. We are aiming to please but…

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15 Songs by Canadian Artists to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday

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It is fitting that I follow up a post about my own birthday with a one about Canada’s as the True North strong and free celebrates the day after KRISmas (which has always served me well once I became 19 and got acquainted with Corona). July 1st, Canada Day means a lot of things to me; first, it is the day after my birthday, which as I mentioned is a time to recover from the night before, and is the suspected date of birth of my beloved deceased dog Kyser. July 1st is also a day to remember soldiers from Newfoundland on what we call Memorial Day and I always remember laying a wreath for my great grandfather, even though…

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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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