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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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Jean Charest is looking to make a big return to national politics, aiming to once again lead the federal Conservatives. On a visit to NL, he shares why it’s time to let ‘ABC’ go and how a former local politician is a role model
Jean Charest is no stranger to politics

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*Column from our April 3-9 issue
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh have come up with a deal that will keep the Liberals in power until 2025. It’s not a political coalition but rather an announcement of “supply and confidence”. 
In a word, the NDP will support

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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 don’t exactly “need my head examined” as my mom used to say in the politically incorrect days of yore, but there’s no question that these times of isolation are starting to get me down. 
I expect it’s like that for a lot of us. Surely to God there must

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Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Andrew Furey, and wife Dr. Allison Furey, talk family, love, and keeping it real
When any Newfoundlander’s yarn begins “Well, we were on our way for a bit of Mary’s (Mary Browns Chicken) and on our way back we stopped at the Irving…” then you

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NTV’s Legislative Reporter/Assistant News Director, Michael Connors is at home behind the anchor desk and inside the newsroom, but what’s the untold story once this esteemed journalist takes off the jacket and tie and calls it a day
If you think Michael Connors and his family talk politics around the

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Former Liberal Premier Roger Grimes talks federal politics; from top issues to ABCs, one former head of the province weighs in on what he says matters

 
Roger Grimes, the former leader of the province’s Liberal Party, was the eighth Premier of Newfoundland Labrador from February 2001 until

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After a life dedicated to both provincial and federal politics, Jack Harris sits this one out, sharing that it’s time to smell the roses 

 
Jack Harris, the current New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, admits he still harbours some shock at his loss

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