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*Originally published in our July 10-16, 2022 issue
I remember the stories told by my grandparents about the tsunami that stuck regions of the south coast back in 1929. 
Luckily, in the area that I’m from, the giant wave caused by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake simply washed up over the

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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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As we waited for a decision on the sale of The Basilica, St. Bonaventure’s School and the St. Bon’s Forum, last I told everybody that I didn’t really care what happened to the properties.
That’s because, despite being an old St. Bon’s boy and a member of the Catholic Church

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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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*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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