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A Ghastly Tale: The Odd to Newfoundland Paranormal Podcast

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For Jon Mallard, a love of the supernatural and eerie reaches far beyond the realms of the typical campfire ghost story. Mallard is the host of The Odd to Newfoundland Paranormal Podcast, a locally recorded show covering all forms of irregular or uncommon tales, from Newfoundland folklore to unfamiliar anecdotes to historical mysteries. If it’s bizarre, questionable or even a tad weird, Mallard’s likely chatted about it.  “I’ve always been into the paranormal. I don’t know where my love of weird stuff comes from,” said the podcaster. “I remember going to my cabin in Holyrood and stopping on the way and seeing a Weekly World News magazine with all its craziness and I always got one out of boredom.” Photo from…

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Where is George Street?

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If you live in St. John’s you hear it all the time and you likely have an opinion: George Street is not what it used to be. Changes are happening downtown, infrastructure development, a struggling economy, diversifying culture, and a mix of drugs and violence that continue to draw critical media attention. Having spent more time in St. John’s than anywhere else in my life and hearing many sides of the argument, I choose to reserve judgment. I still enjoy the nights where I find myself on the Street with family and friends, but the topic of George Street and its future is one that persists both in the media and during casual conversation. So what is happening downtown that…

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Keeping it retro

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All things retro seem to be getting their moment in the sun once again for fleeting periods of popularity that last as long as the nostalgia can. Cartoons of the 80s and 90s pop up intermittently – the recent box set rerelease of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show of my youth in that Turtle Van shaped packaging; the forthcoming big screen adaptation of Jem and the Holograms is another example. There’s also a whole resurgence of oldie but goodie classic toys that are finding their way back into stores and new toys celebrating anniversaries of retro cult-loved-content like Ghostbusters (see the recently released Lego set). The target audience for all of this isn’t just a new generation of…

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