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The price is Wright…and funny

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The legend, the comedian, my new best friend. From a snow clearing fiasco to the stage of Yuk Yuk’s, Matt Wright is becoming a part of the Newfoundland language. Soon you’ll be buying shirts with a cartoon version of his face with his own quote on the back. In no time, people will be using his punch lines in cliché Newfoundland catchphrases, rather than “Whadda ya at?” Wright’s first album Vasectomy Baby is topping the charts in Canada, rubbing metaphorical shoulders with Weird Al Yankovic and that ain’t something to shake an ugly stick at. His celebrity status has grown in the last few months. Even though, he considers himself just a guy from Gander trying to make it in…

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Gander airport: A glimpse into the past

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Photo credit: Zach Bonnell There are Canadian immigrants who remember the first moment they landed in this country. The instant when their feet hit Canadian soil, an unbelievable sense of mystery being subdued by a release into the true North strong and free. For a certain generation, that moment happened at the Gander International Airport. A complete change solidified in the small building in the corner of a flat town. Extreme emotional transformations took place consistently at that airport:  everyday goodbyes and hellos, historical events, September 11- it has pinpoints within history that are fundamental to the development of this province. “Gander International Airport is an enduring symbol of the province’s aviation pedigree. Gander served as an air bridge between…

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Ice Caps by the numbers

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