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Sometimes good things happen to good people. It’s a fringe statement, as rare as a unicorn, but when these mythical chupacabras rise from the ether, they always hit close to the heart.
Kellie Loder is such a person deserving of all the praise, accolades and legacy-building moments they deserve. 
Loder,

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*Originally published in our June 12-18, 2022 issue
The race does not always go to the swiftest or so we are told in Ecclesiastes. The cold reality is that it usually does and smart money bets it that way. 
Those words are a grim reminder that the bloody war in

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If, like me, you’ve ever lived outside the province of Newfoundland Labrador, then you’ve learned not to take this province’s beauty for granted. The shimmering seaside, the vast and mysterious ocean, the wildlife, the way of life and the people who live here: everything and everyone just seems a tad

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As the daughter and granddaughter of fishermen, I’ve long loved the ocean. There’s something about the wind and the waves that simply inspire the soul and refresh the mind.  
While it’s been a few years since I’ve hauled a pot in over the side of a tipped-into-the ocean and

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*Originally published in our May 29-June 4, 2022 issue
It’s an odd concept “to belong” to something, but I’m convinced it’s an important part of being a human.
A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail inviting me to be a part of the annual general meeting of the Avalon

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*Originally published in our May 29-June 4, 2022 issue
At one recent Newfoundland Growlers hockey game, announcer Chris Ballard paused to welcome some newcomers to our province who had also been invited to the game that night. 
Following the formal introduction, those gathered to cheer on the home team stood

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*Originally printed in our May 22-28, 2022 issue
Given all the problems we have with alcohol in our society it is with some reluctance I tell you of the way things were in the press gallery of the House of Assembly. Not to dismiss all the bad things associated with

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*Originally published in our May 22-28, 2022 issue
Most who call this island home feel the call of the ocean to some degree. We either have, or had, family members who earned a living as fisherman or we grew up with the ocean a stone’s throw away from our homes. 

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