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Summer Reads 2016

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The Tin Triangle by Linda Abbott Inspired by true events, this is a tribute to the hundreds of Newfoundlanders who fought with the regiment. Abbott was inspired by her grandfather and this is her third publication.

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A visit to The Outhouse

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Trying to explain the magnitudes of Newfoundland culture to anyone off the island, can be extremely difficult. The language, the music, the pastimes, the towns, the beers and the need for a shed: the list is never ending. How does one even comprehend the extensive language or even the regionalization of dialect?

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The St. John’s Superhero

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What a time to be alive if you’re a nerd. I don’t know if you know this or not but comic books, comic book movies and superheroes are a real lucrative and mainstream thing nowadays. How did this happen? Some people point to the Spider-Man and Dark Knight trilogies as the reason the whole world is wrapped up (Spider-Man pun INtended) in superheroes. Spider-Man brought comic book movies back to the mainstream and The Dark Knight trilogy made them “dark”, “gritty” and “grounded” (which I have issues with but will save you from the rant about why the Nolan movies are not a true representation of Batman).

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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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Less talk, more action

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I have made a policy this year: less talk, more action. The thing is, we all want to be a part of something. We have passions and morals that we want to scream from the roof tops. But instead, we sit back in our comfy chairs and press the share button on social media and somehow, that makes us feel satisfied. We feel as if we have reached a decent amount of people to make a difference.

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