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Running the 89th Annual Tely 10 (AKA The 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge Part III- Why Did I Eat So Much Poutine?!)

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Three years ago, with my cousin whom I look at as a little sister, I ran the Tely 10. She got it in her head that it was something we should do. I hadn’t given it much thought despite being fairly physically fit for most of my university career but she was adamant that it was something we could do. Truth be told, I had no desire to put the effort in to training. Even more full disclosure: I didn’t want to try and do embarrassingly bad. I actually think back to three years ago as one of the last times I can truly say I was somewhat close to happy (or whatever it is we think is “happy”). At…

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The 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge: Part II (On The Run- Trying To Work Off Poutine)

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June has come and gone meaning that the 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge has wrapped up. Last month I put on my journalist hat (backwards snapback of course) and wrote an article where I talked about the challenge and interviewed Adam from Five Brothers Artisan Cheese so hopefully you got out and tried one or two. I certainly got out and tried one or two…or six. I sort of wish I had a novelty shirt that reads “I did it all for the poutine” to have worn during my outings. So yes, I managed to try six out of the eighteen poutines (my roommate/bestie managed to squeeze one more in; we no longer live together). If anyone knows me they…

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Budget 2016: A hit to Newfoundland culture

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I understand that we have all been discussing the budget and it’s affects on this province. I am sure every Newfoundland and Labradorian has heard numerous times, the ins and outs of the budget: the increase in HST, the gas price increase, the loss of baby bonus and the levy. I do not have to recite the tremendous cuts on the people of this province.

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Best day of my Life

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In early fall of 2009, I was given the pleasure of interviewing  Michael Crummey. One may say it was the best day of my life but I have since been married and given birth, so I should just keep some thoughts to myself. He invited me into his house, gave me a strong cup of coffee and showed me the view from his completely original and creative living room. His kids popped their head out to say hello, and he sat and spoke as if the conversation was easy and swift and all those eloquent words just fell off his tongue. Meanwhile, I was sweaty, nervous, my brain was foggy and I cringed at every word I said and suddenly…

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Top Ten Kathy Dunderdale Tweets of 2014

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1.Ya knows what a perfect night to sit down, bawl my eyes out, and eat a full box of half moons — Kathy Dunderdale (@KathyDunderdal3) October 27, 2014 2.Damn right my anaconda don't want none unless you got every episode of antiques roadshow on dvd, a job in alberta, and a large taters from mary brown's — Kathy Dunderdale (@KathyDunderdal3) September 9, 2014 3.Ah right an got snook's christmas cd on bust, a tray of five star cookies and a flask of lamb's on the go…this is what it's all about — Kathy Dunderdale (@KathyDunderdal3) December 24, 2014   4. On a plane, on a train, always got my capris the first time i met rex goudie i was so…

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