Some years ago there was a woman who stayed on the same hospital ward as my late mother-in-law. This woman was nice enough and she was a regular Herald reader who thought that I somehow lived off-grid somewhere in the interior of the Avalon wilderness area. That is because I
It was dark when I drove down a hill in Topsail one night this summer. The sun was long gone behind Bell Island and it was “the dark of the moon.”
I was getting ready to turn left on to another road and towards home when I saw two vehicles
Several times Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to be extricated from protests that threatened to turn violent
There are aspects to this federal election where you almost must avert your eyes. Several times the Prime Minister had to be extricated from protests that threatened to turn violent.
In this instalment of ‘This Week With Jim’, NTV’s Jim Furlong talks climate after the UN climate change panel releases a new report
Living in the woods teaches you things. Our house used to be in the woods near a pond, but we came here 40 years ago, and
There is an old expression I learned in Labour College about how weaknesses in a contract “invite mischief.” The phrase has come to my mind in recent days when we hear the deeply disturbing reports of graves found on the grounds of so-called residential schools run by the Catholic Church.
I feel a bit better today about the future of our province. Optimistic by nature and despite keeping well-peeled eyes on public matters for a living and writing about them, I note with interest a June news release from The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School
It’s not fair really that God didn’t put all the smart people and all the experts in the House of Assembly. It would have made handling things easier. That’s true from the COVID outbreak to Churchill Falls, to the collapse of the fishery, to the problems of rural Newfoundland and
You know there is not a lot more to be said about the Greene Report or PERT (Premiers Economic Recovery Team). Reactions are playing out like a ballet. Everyone knows the steps.
Perhaps we should not have been surprised. Support for PERT has not been overwhelming at least from “parties
The last of the snow is gone. The often-cursed snowblower, which is hard to start, is put away for the last time. There were a couple of flakes of snow in the waning days of April, but the death grip of winter weather has eased, and the eternal hope of