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*Originally published in our August 14-20, 2022 issue
There’s moments in life that just stand out in each generation. For folks in their 50s and up, the moon landing in 1969 was one of the bigger events, but the passing of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, on

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Did you ever think you’d see a heat warning cancel a major event in the city of St. John’s? I can’t say I’d have it on my what-to-expect-when-expecting-2022 bingo card, but here we are, living in both the pandemic and global warming era.
Don’t believe in global warming? The 2022

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There was a time when summers in Newfoundland were only a short break from winter woes. Our summer started when the caplin stopped rolling and was done and over with by Regatta week. 
Well, things have certainly changed. Fire bans are in place and a forest fire in Conception Bay

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*Originally published in our July 24-30, 2022 issue
You know I am privileged to live in a major centre (all things are relative) and to have a family doctor. The corridors of the Health Sciences are familiar to me because I have been there many times with the assorted afflictions

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The province’s news leader continues to share the important stories that shape the province, country and world 
Jodi Cooke is one of NTV’s most seasoned journalists and perhaps the province’s most dynamic.
She embodies the spirit of NTV News, where versatility and professionalism are paramount. Cooke, who’s been with NTV

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*Originally published in our July 10-16, 2022 issue
Just as I thought the damage was done and the much-repudiated Donald Trump had exited the stage we find his ghost still haunts the halls, at least for a little while longer.  
The democratic process in the United States said a

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*Originally published in our July 3-9, 2022 issue
Part of the reality of writing “op-ed” as opposed to straight journalism is you can’t just take popular positions and write to the crowd. 
Why is that? Well, it won’t be any good for one thing. That’s the caution and opening paragraph

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*Originally published in our July 3-9, 2022 issue
From B.C. fires and Alberta floods to tornadoes in Ontario and ol’ blow hard hurricanes like Larry ‘round here, Canada has had it’s share of problematic weather. 
Residential schools, the freedom convoy, gas prices, and the fact that our Prime Minister has

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*The following column appeared in the February 20 – 26, 2022 issue
What is my question to the members of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” that held Ottawa and some other places hostage recently. 
You said you were a trucker convoy, but you became something else and that was a very

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I was angry first and then sad. I had my COVID booster shot last week. It was just before those anti-vax  protesters, operating out of ignorance rather than malice, shut down a COVID vaccine clinic on Topsail Road.
The clinic was for seniors, like me, over 70. I lined up

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Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said everyone would eventually catch the virus. Still, when I saw that blue line on the rapid test just after the New Year, I was in disbelief. With all the travel and going I’ve done, you kind of get to feeling a little invincible, or at least

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The Herald’s Letter’s series puts your thoughts on paper. To submit your own letter to the editor, check out the submission details below

 
Dear Editor,
The Justin Trudeau Federal Liberals are determined to call an early election in the late summer, September 20th of this year! But

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