Here’s why we can’t afford to keep the horror show that is HMP open

On the first Wednesday of August, tens of thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will gather for a summer ritual on the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake. There will be games of chance, stuffed toys, excited children, hustle and bustle. Politicians will walk around the lake pretending to be normal people. They will be there in […]

Springdale students lead the way at annual St. John’s Pride Parade

It’s been a wild year for the Springdale students who battled controversy and pushed their town to host its first Pride Week, and this weekend they celebrated their accomplishments at the annual St. John’s Pride Parade.  The students from Indian River High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance arrived at city hall in style on Sunday, stepping out of a limousine and […]

Springdale students lead the way at annual St. John’s Pride Parade

It’s been a wild year for the Springdale students who battled controversy and pushed their town to host its first Pride Week, and this weekend they celebrated their accomplishments at the annual St. John’s Pride Parade.  The students from Indian River High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance arrived at city hall in style on Sunday, stepping out of a limousine and […]

Springdale students lead the way at annual St. John’s Pride Parade

It’s been a wild year for the Springdale students who battled controversy and pushed their town to host its first Pride Week, and this weekend they celebrated their accomplishments at the annual St. John’s Pride Parade.  The students from Indian River High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance arrived at city hall in style on Sunday, stepping out of a limousine and […]

Springdale students lead the way at annual St. John’s Pride Parade

It’s been a wild year for the Springdale students who battled controversy and pushed their town to host its first Pride Week, and this weekend they celebrated their accomplishments at the annual St. John’s Pride Parade.  The students from Indian River High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance arrived at city hall in style on Sunday, stepping out of a limousine and […]

‘Come with an open heart’: Bay St. George Mi’kmaq Powwow reviving culture

Three days of music, dance and celebration wrap up Sunday afternoon at the annual Bay St. George Mi’kmaq Powwow in Flat Bay, on Newfoundland’s west coast.  “People are excited. They just can’t wait to come and join in the social celebration and learn some new ceremonies and culture,” says Arlene White, powwow chair.  She said […]

Conception Bay South pool reopens after $740K repair job

The swimming pool in Conception Bay South reopened this past week after the heating, ventilation and air condition system had to be replaced — to the tune of $740,000. The town was forced to shut down the pool back in February when the whole system failed.  “This kind of system needs to be working at 100 […]

The drag scene in St. John’s is coming into its moment of fabulousness

When Jade Nohels moved back to Newfoundland and Labrador after several years living on the mainland, he says he experienced something of a drag culture shock. Nohels, whose drag persona is Fashionista Jones, started doing drag 14 years ago, first in Toronto and then in Halifax — cities with large, established drag scenes. He went to […]

Rare finds buried no more, but still treasured, says N.L. metal-detecting enthusiast

The steady beep-beep of his machine is what keeps Norman Marsh of Random Island company most times on his treasure-unearthing excursions, and that suits him just fine. “I love finding, digging up history and preserving it and showing it off basically,” he says. Finding long-lost items is a thrill, of course, but Marsh said it’s the unknown […]

Relief for Cochrane Pond campers after St. John’s gives OK to reopen park

There are plenty of happy campers at Cochrane Pond Family Campground in St. John’s this weekend, after the city gave the go-ahead for the park to reopen. On Friday, inspectors from the City of St. John’s and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department visited the park and determined that conditions had improved, more than a month […]

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