Man overboard; three taken to hospital after St. John’s boating mishap

Witnesses say that after the man fell, his two male companions tried to rescue him from the water, but conditions made pulling him from the water difficult, and swells kept pushing him out of reach. Man overboard; three taken to hospital after St. John’s boating mishap Source: http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2017/9/23/man-overboard–three-taken-to-hospital-after-st–johns-boating-m0.htmlAggregated from: The Telegram

“The Best of” Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers

Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, pictured from the left, are Byron Pardy, Wayne Chaulk, Kevin Blackmore and Ray Johnson. ©Submitted photo “The Best of” Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers Source: http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2017/9/22/_the-best-of_-buddy-wasisname-and-the-other-fellers.htmlAggregated […]

Just Be Gemma: New doc to air on CBC

A new documentary almost two years in the making follows the gender transition of Gemma Hickey. Peter Walsh, of Nine Island Communications, wrote, directed and produced the film. The two spoke with CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show about creating, and now sharing, Just Be Gemma. This film gets its title from something your late grandmother […]

Letter: Sexual immorality on the rise

The crimes involve sexual assault, internet luring and child pornography. We also know that a lot of serious sex concerns seldom get reported on the news, and I’m referring here to immoral sexual activity and abortion. Letter: Sexual immorality on the rise Source: http://www.thetelegram.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor/2017/9/22/letter–sexual-immorality-on-the-rise.htmlAggregated from: The Telegram

Promotions, resignations, murder trials: Uncontrollable events in N.L. politics

Politicians hate events. Not the events they stage, but genuine happenings that are beyond anybody’s control. Take, for example, Steve Kent’s decision to leave provincial politics for a (much!) better paying job at the city of Mount Pearl.  It is the reason for NDP leader Earle McCurdy’s sudden desire to spend more time with his […]

Media Advisory: Minister Kirby to Speak at Wee-Ones Walk

Government News Release Education and Early Childhood Development September 22, 2017 Media Advisory: Minister Kirby to Speak at Wee-Ones Walk The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will speak at the Wee-Ones Walk on Sunday, September 24. The event will take place at the Rotary Paradise Youth […]

Minister Kirby to Bring Greetings at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s Polk Dot Trot

Government News Release Education and Early Childhood Development September 22, 2017 Minister Kirby to Bring Greetings at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s Polk Dot Trot The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development will bring greetings at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care […]

Airing tonight, ‘Just Be Gemma’ chronicles Gemma Hickey’s most personal moments while transitioning

Hickey is well known as an activist. They co-lead the movement that legalized same-sex marriage in this province, and, on Friday, won a legal case to allow people to change their designation on a birth certificate to male, female or non-binary. As a survivor of clergy abuse, Hickey walked across the island in […]

‘My goal is to win’

• Eastbound International Raceway in Avondale has been offering NASCAR sanctioned event since March 2016. • 3/8-mile facility with 18-degree banking in the turns. • IHRA 1/8 mile drag strip. • Seating capacity for 4,500. • Located just off Exit 34 of the Trans Canada Highway. • Home to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series […]

What a whopper of a tuna caught near Bay de Verde

This one — or two — did not get away.  Greer Hunt and three other men were fishing in Backside Bay, off Bay de Verde, earlier this week, according to a post on the Vintage Bay de Verde Facebook page. The group managed to hook two tuna — and it’s estimated one could tip the scales at a […]

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