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Seamus O’Regan talks about growing up in Labrador and how his love for this province keeps him focused

 
It’s a beautiful day in downtown St. John’s, and at Prosser’s Rock, the name given to the Fort Amherst Boat Basin, the MP for St. John’s South — Mount

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Back to school time always held so much promise. Empty, pristine ready-to-be-written in scribblers, new-fangled pens with multi-coloured push-down ink choices, a stiff-from-newness corduroy jumper or two and a fresh attitude of commitment; this year, no procrastination!
While over time the scribblers became dog-eared, the pen was tossed

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While we might think of Covid as something that keeps us separated, in some cases it brings family home at just the right time
 
It took two years, but my daughter finally had her confirmation. Who knew, when the process first began back in 2019, that COVID would dare

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It’s hard to believe that I started writing for The Herald back in 2003. For the past 18 years, I’ve been telling the stories of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and sharing a scatter yarn about my own life along the way. While I was a freelance contributor those first few years,

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As I sat down to write this week’s column my daughter strolled in and sleepily sat by my side for a morning cuddle. “What are you doing?” she asked. “Writing,” I replied. 
I didn’t have one word to show for my efforts, and she commented on the blank screen before

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Mothers are magical, mythical creatures curing gaping, wildly bleeding wounds with butterfly kisses and bear hugs. When order cannot be restored with lightly laid on lips, a bandaid with winged ponies may steadily slow a tumbling trail of salty tears and bubbling blood. 
Those fairytale-like mommy moments don’t always come

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From flirtin’ to being told off in fine style, having a laugh with Mike Lynch is just what the doctor ordered to get us through pandemic times
 
“We’re all madly in love with you over at da Herald,” says I, as way of an opening when Mike Lynch gets on

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