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Gina Gill

Gina Gill has 68 articles published.

Childcare Debate: When should it be a public cost?

in Parenting by
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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

in Op Ed/Uncategorized by
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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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What is Tint of Ink?

in Arts & Culture by
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Our generation was told that we could be anything: try hard enough and your dreams will come true. We conjured up a world where not only could we find a job we are passionate about but also paid well. We expected a Bachelor’s Degree to produce this wildly impossible dream where we work with great people that provide an unbelievable work-life balance. Turns out a lot of people are pumping out those Degrees and no one is entirely sure what to do one it’s received. I thought I’d walk out of that campus dangling my Degree in from of prosperous employers to determine my professional fate. Shockingly no one jumped for an English Major. Turns out those Bas are a…

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Dear Robin Short

in Op Ed by
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I have to give you credit for having a set of balls because it’s a very sticky situation to crap on Newfoundland and Labrador. We come out with pitchforks and torches a blazing. I don’t have a tendency to generalize any group of people, but I gotta say we are the most defensive province in the country. Reasonably so, because since confederation there has been an arrogance that steamed over us from the mainland. A sense of superiority from the upper echelons who reminded us of our lack of money and were backed by a federal government who has a tendency to forget we even exist and a country that believes we lack intelligence and education. It’s been a tough…

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Develop or Perish: A Pictorial Record of J.R. Smallwood’s New Industries

in Features by
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After Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, the province was impacted on many levels. Fishing communities were being abandoned for larger areas. Joey Smallwood feared Newfoundlanders would migrate to the mainland and thought it vital to develop the island’s industry. Gerhard P. Bassler takes a look at the 17 new industries during the 1950s and 60s through pictures gathered from immigrants and Newfoundlanders involved in the process. The book comes from a research project involving 115 interviews conducted in the 1980s. “A related objective of the interviews was to capture the newcomer’s own impression and experiences as immigrants arriving and settling in Newfoundland shortly after Confederation. To demonstrate their roles and experiences at the time, many of the interviewees offered photographs…

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