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The privileged life of Nick Whalen

Every single time I have heard MP Whalen speak, I realize his privilege is utterly overwhelming and he hides behind Liberal disguise to get by.

He has no creative thought when it comes to policies or procedure. His political platform is based on YouTube videos of Trudeau and reading from the Liberal website.

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There is no humour in verbal assault

Disrespect is not a punchline. I’m not really sure how many more times it can be said before the inconsiderate, insensitive morons of the world understand that their behaviour is nothing short of despicable. Two days ago, NTV’s Heather Gillis … Keep Reading

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Clean up campaign finance

I’ve long felt that money plays too big a role in St. John’s politics. My experience running for a councillor-at-large seat has shown me that a lot of voters in St John’s agree. wh Most of us understand the dangers … Keep Reading

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Remembering Mr. Dressup

  I’ll always remember September 2001 and not for the obvious reason you might think. Among the sad, confusing and sometimes scary news reports that were painting the picture of what was happening in New York and around the world … Keep Reading

“I’m On A [Beer] Tour with Common, My Man”

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So perhaps this title needs some explaining; it’s a riff on a lyric from Kanye West’s song “The Glory” which in turn was a riff on a lyric from “Award Tour” by A Tribe Called Quest. Also, I did go on a beer tour, but Common wasn’t there; but Kayla Walters, owner of St. John’s Beer Tours was. Now that I have made some arguably obscure pop culture references, let me call “Spotlight on St. John’s Beer Tours!” (Remember Spotlight?) St. John’s Beer Tours started with a conversation about craft beer that Kayla had with a tourist this past Christmas. After chatting for about an hour, the tourist suggested that Kayla should be a tour guide for a living. “I…

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Yoga on George

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I’ve attempted some weird moves on George Street over the years from breaking out the robot to leading the entire dancefloor into an impromptu “Macarena” dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” but one move I have never attempted (to my recollection) on the street or in one of its twenty-four bars is a downward dog. That all changed this past Saturday when I took my mat and joined some fellow yogis for Yoga on George. The event, which coincided with the 33rd annual George Street Festival was a complimentary yoga class hosted by lululemon St. John’s who celebrated the grand opening of their store last year with a community yoga class right in the middle of George. Before the…

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Local Pizza Paired With Local Beer: A Match Made In ‘Eaven

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“Summer + Local Beer + Local Pizza + Quidi Vidi,” boasted the ticket page for the pizza pairing event put off by Quidi Vidi Brewery and Olio which sounds like a winning combination to me.  St. John’s has been blessed with what has so far been an awesome summer and hopefully, you are getting out there and enjoying the weather. I couldn’t think of a better way to take a break from my summer session courses at MUN than to visit Quidi Vidi for some beer and pizza on July 19th.

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Ramen with a Taste of Newfoundland

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Adam Gollop and Jasmine Kean took on a culinary storm when the opened Bad Bones Ramen on Water Street this past June. Shockingly the downtown food market had not come across a ramen selection to date and Bad Bones was the first to introduce the idea to Newfoundland palates. The restaurant has a wide variety of ramen choices and Jasmine and Adam are damn good at what they do. You can see people lined up outside the restaurant waiting to be served. A few times the restaurant has had to close their doors because they ran out of food. The response has been more than they ever expected. “We’re elated and a little in awe. We are aiming to please but…

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15 Songs by Canadian Artists to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday

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It is fitting that I follow up a post about my own birthday with a one about Canada’s as the True North strong and free celebrates the day after KRISmas (which has always served me well once I became 19 and got acquainted with Corona). July 1st, Canada Day means a lot of things to me; first, it is the day after my birthday, which as I mentioned is a time to recover from the night before, and is the suspected date of birth of my beloved deceased dog Kyser. July 1st is also a day to remember soldiers from Newfoundland on what we call Memorial Day and I always remember laying a wreath for my great grandfather, even though…

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