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MUN grad off to fight Ebola

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Tint of Ink recently sat down with AJ Willis, epidemiologist and graduate of Memorial University’s Masters of Public Health program to talk Doctors Without Borders, Africa and Ebola. Tint of Ink: You are originally from Ontario. Where were you born and when did you come to Newfoundland? AJ: I was born in Sarnia, Ontario and moved here in 2008. Tint: What is your education? AJ: I have a Bachelor of Arts and Science in International Development and Biology from the University of Guelph and I graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with my Masters of Public Health in 2009. Tint: When did you first join Doctors Without Borders? AJ: In 2012. I did 10 months in Northern Nigeria working mostly…

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Newfoundlanders to watch this NHL season

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  Teddy Purcell, Edmonton Oilers – St. John’s Teddy Purcell begins his first season with the Edmonton Oilers after spending parts of three years with the LA Kings and the past five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Purcell really came into his own in the 2011 playoffs scoring 17 points in 18 games for the Bolts. His production has tailed off a bit since, but he is certain to get plenty of ice-time with the Oilers and already has three points through the first two games of the season. Luke Adam, Buffalo Sabres – St. John’s A former star for the St. John’s Fog Devils, Luke Adam is perhaps the best hockey player to come out of Newfoundland in…

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Getting directions in St. John’s: A primer for mainlanders

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OK. You’re new to St. John’s and need help getting around, so you ask for directions. People on this island are only more than happy to help. But beware. If you’re anything like me, growing up in Ottawa everything was either East, West, North or South and highways were referred to by their number (416, 417, Highway 16, you get the idea.) Growing up, to get from my house to downtown I go north on the 416, east on 417 and I’m downtown. However, I have come to realize that this is not how it works here in St. John’s. For example, Highway 1 or the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) is rarely referred to as such. It’s usually called the Outer…

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Tips from a mainlander living in Newfoundland

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When I began dating my wife in university I knew next to nothing about Newfoundland: it was an island way out East, it rained a lot, and people from there were very friendly. I think it’s safe to say that’s the impression a lot of “mainlanders” have about Newfoundland. After university we lived for a few years in my hometown of Ottawa before making the move out to St. John’s. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect having visited my wife’s family many times over the past few years. However I was still surprised by a great many things. Over the past four years of living here I have learned a lot about Newfoundland and Labrador and…

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Ice Caps by the numbers

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