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Gina Gill has 70 articles published.

Why are we always surprised Newfoundland spring sucks?

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Every year I face the same tiring argument with my family and coworkers in May. “This weather is ridiculous, it was never this cold in May before was it?” And my answer is always the same: Yes, of course it was. Its funny how Newfoundlanders have a tendency to brush aside their memories and FACTUAL evidence about the weather and fool themselves into believing our spring is on par with the rest of Canada. We are extremely dedicated to May 24 long weekend and yet none of us recall drinking beers by the tent in mittens and snow pants. We act as if we all have memories of 2-4 lounging in bikinis, tossing volleyballs and slurping brewkies under the hot…

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Feature: The Bonavista Social Club

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Sometimes the REAL Newfoundland and Labrador gets lost in the shuffle of row houses and screech ins. Our hearts lie truly in the depths of rural Newfoundland, down by the water in the coziness of small, yet connected communities. The Bonavista Social Club is a reminder of the centre of our province, small town, great food and a place to feel at home. Located in the community of Upper Amherst Cove on the Bonavista Peninsula, Bonavista Social Club is owned and operated by Katie and Shane Hayes.  At first glance, it seems to be a cozy restaurant with a few NL fixings but it is more of a food production. Though food is served daily, homemade food and products are available for…

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Newfie Word of the Day: Cape Shore Memes

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There is a comedic understanding among Newfoundlanders, and one social media outlet has managed to pinpoint it exactly. Cape Shore Memes is a Facebook page that has hit the nail on the head when it comes to Newfoundland relatable humour. It’s like everything we mock, experience, love and hate all rolled up into small image clips to keep the day going. Put simply, sometimes Newfoundlanders face a lot of government crap (as I am sure everyone does), they are disappointed in the Leafs (as they should be), they are tired of the weather and the bs, but there will always remain a connection and unique language here. Those distinctive characteristics of this island can be used to bring humour which…

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Riveting Productions: More than just theatre

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Riveting Productions is like no other local theatre company. It remains focused on student based members, with over 80 per cent of members studying at Memorial with a varied focus of study. “When we started Riveting, we wanted to make sure that if people wanted to learn how to do stuff in theatre, there would be an outlet for them to learn and explore to see what they were interested in,” explained co-founder Stephanie Curran.

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Winter Reading List

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Michael Crummey: Little Dogs I am not one for poetry. On a scatter day, in a random moment of time, I will be inspired and emotionally uplifted by poetry. A  Pablo Neruda wouldn’t go astray when my heart is filled with love.  In High School, a guy once wrote me some poetry and though that could usually be worthy of a hefty bit of cringe, his piece was endearing, and perfect and somehow described emotion in the most beautiful and descriptive language. Michael Crummey can make poetry worth reading, even for people who are only interested in Neruda’s work or a piece written by a  caring individual from their past. Little Dogs brings together selections from Crummey’s first four books of…

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