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Private Council Meetings should be Tightly Restricted

Every week, before the regular council meeting, there’s another, secret meeting. There’s no press, no public agenda, and no public record of what decisions were made.

At first that sounds suspicious. But, they say, City Council has deal with personnel issues or ongoing negotiations that need privacy. Fair enough!

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Ramen with a Taste of Newfoundland

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 … Keep Reading

Sci-Fi On The Rock 11 Touches Down At The Sheraton

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  The Geek shall inherit the Earth! (At least that’s what it says in the Bible, doesn’t it?) If this weekend’s Sci-Fi on the Rock was any indication, the Geek DENITIELY inherit Newfoundland. If you found yourself at the Sheraton or anywhere in its vicinity this weekend it definitely would not have been all that strange to see people dressed as Hogwarts students, Doctor Who’s, superheroes, intergalactic bounty hunters and anything in between. Since its inception. Sci-Fi On The Rock has become the largest science fiction and fantasy convention in the province and I finally got a chance to go on Saturday with two little Younglings in tow. Yes, in an effort to keep the title of “Flyest Uncle In…

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FHRITP: No But Like…What Do You Meme?

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It isn’t very often that the person reporting the news becomes the news, but that is just what happened this week to NTV’s Heather Gillis. The journalist was doing a live report with a St. John’s city councillor on April 24 when it is alleged that a man drove by and yelled an obscenity at her. She Tweeted a photo of the man’s vehicle which lead to charges being laid. It is alleged that the man yelled “FHRITP”. The man was charged under “causing a disturbance” under Canada’s Criminal Code which states that yelling obscene language in public is breaking the law. Since this story broke the Internet has exploded with comments just as it always does. Some in favor…

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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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Gettin’ Cheesy With It

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There isn’t much better than a grill cheese sandwich unless you up the ante and add some fancy cheeses, breads, and other interesting ingredients. If I have just piqued your interest and didn’t turn you away by my lame title, then you really should check out Lisa LeShane and Oh My Cheeses at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market (as well as several festivals throughout the province). Oh My Cheeses uses homemade bread, locally inspired jam and cheese to make their sandwiches and Lisa’s menu is just as clever as the name for her business. Oh My Cheeses came out of what Lisa calls “pizza nights”. “Basically, we’d make our own dough and then come up with fun pizza ideas,” she…

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Winter Reading List

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Michael Crummey: Little Dogs I am not one for poetry. On a scatter day, in a random moment of time, I will be inspired and emotionally uplifted by poetry. A  Pablo Neruda wouldn’t go astray when my heart is filled with love.  In High School, a guy once wrote me some poetry and though that could usually be worthy of a hefty bit of cringe, his piece was endearing, and perfect and somehow described emotion in the most beautiful and descriptive language. Michael Crummey can make poetry worth reading, even for people who are only interested in Neruda’s work or a piece written by a  caring individual from their past. Little Dogs brings together selections from Crummey’s first four books of…

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