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News Round Up: June

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Debbie Hanlon and the advertisement fail Councillor Hanlon put out some questionable ads for her Real Estate business recently. Though the politician has come under scrutiny for the offensive nature of the strange ads, she is also facing serious online bullying and harassment in response to her marketing choices. Of course, as a public figure Hanlon should have been more conscious of her decisions but no one deserves to be bullied and named called in such a hateful manner. No behaviour ever deserves such a negative outlash. However, let’s consider the real story on hand:  Hanlon thought her realty signs were a great marketing advert. Have you seen them? Aside from the extremely offensive messaging, it’s just an awful advertisement.…

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‘New Found Land’: A goodbye to Luke Delaney

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The story of Luke Delaney has been around for nearly a decade. We met Herb Hopkins’ character many years ago throughout a variety of places, times and stories. It all started with Hopkins’ outstanding work of fiction: The Book of Luke, which was followed by Temperance Street. Now it’s time for Luke’s journey to come to an end. The final book of Hopkins’ series New Found Land has landed on shelves and it follows Luke and some of his familiar friends on a whole new adventure. “I feel as though an immense burden has been lifted. It was a total joy to be writing those stories but a huge amount of work and energy,” said Hopkins. “I’m happy with this…

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The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had

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A Political Report Card by Bill Rowe When it comes to Premiers, Newfoundlander and Labradorians are loud in their opinions whether it be proud or infuriated or otherwise, we all have something to say about those who sat in office. From out protests for Dwight Ball to step down to our “Clyde lied” slogan to our admiration and worship of Danny Williams- our views are passionate and obvious for every single premier to step foot in the Confederation Building. As much as we have to say, it’s not always backed with all the information. My favourite and most knowledgeable political “advisor” is the one and only, Bill Rowe. His opinion has the most validity and it’s easy to hang onto…

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Childcare Debate: When should it be a public cost?

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In November, Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary of St. John’s put forward a suggestion for free after hours daycare for public meetings. What seemed like a simple and very cheap request for accessible public meetings, turned into an uproar. The public did not like the idea of paying for the council’s day care needs, and those in favour of the vote saw it as an opportunity for the public, not themselves. With such a controversial issue, will it become a consideration in the future? “That’s dead in the water now. There was a lot of controversy from a lot of men and women too because they said they weren’t offered that opportunity. I went to bat on it and it didn’t…

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News Highlights of 2017

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 The Land protectors of Labrador  After the Muskrat Falls project launched, the land protectors of Labrador demanded consideration for the raised levels of methylmercury found in food sources due to the project. By the end of that year, Premier Ball stated all decisions going forward would have scientific backing and an advisory committee would be put in place. Nalcor did lower water levels, but not by a significant amount in fear of riverbank erosion. Land protectors have expressed their disappointment in the process. The government issued an inquiry into the Muskrat Falls project due to its hefty multi-billion dollar bill, and protectors have stated that the inquiry has not kept their food sources safe. This has been a two-year long…

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