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Gina Hartmann

Gina Hartmann has 70 articles published.

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

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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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Ramen with a Taste of Newfoundland

in Business by
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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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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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