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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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Justin Brake: This is journalism, not a crime

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It’s a funny thing, freedom of press. It’s one of those fine lines that can easily become blurred and can be taken advantage of when a journalist finds him or herself in muddy waters. What exactly is freedom of press and how does it protect journalist values without ignoring the law?

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Kris V The St. John’s Burger Battle

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As I wrote last month, The Overcast had sponsored The St. John’s Burger Battle, a month long event featuring fifteen restaurants serving up their own version of a burger with the winner being crowned at the end of February. Like the 2016 Poutine Challenge and 2016 Mac and Cheese Showdown, I took part in the St. John’s Burger Battle. I have previously written articles plugging the event and then followed them up with a write-up and review of the dishes I tried. This time around, I only managed to try three out of the fifteen burgers. This is a personal worst for me out of these three events. Unlike the last two events, I DID remember to vote for my…

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Newfoundland, We need to Talk

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I need the Provincial government to know  that we know. It is obvious Newfoundland and Labradorians have always been in denial when it comes to this fine province. We are blindly dedicated to this mofo, even when the fish disappear, even when the oil prices drop and the housing market sky rockets. We are like a mob wife, stern and poised, standing by our province, no matter what it does to us. We are aware of this unexplainable dedication – I need you to know that we know. We know you’re the Bill Clinton to our Hilary. Now mind you, we will complain. We love a good rant and we wanna crap on the weather and shake our fists at…

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2016 Mac and Cheese Showdown

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    When you think of comfort food macaroni and cheese definitely comes to mind and if you are up for trying new takes on this classic dish then the 2016 Mac & Cheese Showdown is for you. The Showdown is running throughout the month of November at fifteen restaurants in St. John’s. Like the 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge, the Mac & Cheese Showdown is being run by Five Brothers Artisan Cheese and this time they are partnering with Newfoundland Seasonings, the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (RANL) and Sysco. I reached out to Adam at Five Brothers Artisan Cheese who said based on the success of last year’s showdown they chose to run it again. “It’s November…

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