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St. John’s Storytelling Festival kicks off next week

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  Come hear many a yarn told at The 2018 St. John’s Storytelling Festival, coming to the capital on October 9 until the 14. Started in 2003, the festival stems storytelling circle that gathers once a month. “It’s my understanding that the festival came from a group of people who were passionate  abou oral storytelling,” said festival administrator, Kailey Bryan. “We welcome tellers from all over. We have had people who just moved to Newfoundland and have personal life stories. There are many different storytelling practices and cultures.” Though the festival is held in St. John’s and it focuses on preserving and promoting Newfoundland and Labrador traditional stories, as well as many new modern forms of expressing stories. SJSF 2017…

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More women elected into The Nunatsiavut Assembly

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On September 18 The Nunatsiavut Assembly swore in five AngajukKât and two Inuit corporation chairs to the Nunatsiavut Assembly, with adding four more women to the government this year. In May, four women Ordinary Members were also elected. One of those women, Charlotte Wolfrey of Rigolet, a Labrador community of about 300 residents became AngajukKât for the second time. “It’s like a mayor of the inuit communities of Labrador,” explained Wolfrey of the position. “They have the power to make their own laws, like any other city.” Charlotte Wolfrey (Photo Credit here) The Nunatsiavut Assembly practices traditional style of government. “Traditional means there is a consensus government. Inuit talked things out instead of voting,” said Wolfrey. “We talked until we…

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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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