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While The War in Syria Rages On, What Can We Do To Help?

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It seems that we have been watching the civil war in Syria play out forever now with images of war, people without homes, children washing ashore, and debates about refugees seeking shelter in our own backyards dominating news headlines and being etched in our minds. These images and debates have no doubt affected us, forcing us to question humanity or even those in our own family as to why they think the way they do. At the end of the day, there are innocent people dying at the hands of their own government and they need help. If you are of the mindset that we should do nothing, let alone welcome these people with open arms, I almost considered asking…

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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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Feature: The Bonavista Social Club

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Sometimes the REAL Newfoundland and Labrador gets lost in the shuffle of row houses and screech ins. Our hearts lie truly in the depths of rural Newfoundland, down by the water in the coziness of small, yet connected communities. The Bonavista Social Club is a reminder of the centre of our province, small town, great food and a place to feel at home. Located in the community of Upper Amherst Cove on the Bonavista Peninsula, Bonavista Social Club is owned and operated by Katie and Shane Hayes.  At first glance, it seems to be a cozy restaurant with a few NL fixings but it is more of a food production. Though food is served daily, homemade food and products are available for…

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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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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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