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Interfaith event hopes to get newer Canadians ready to vote

Some newer Canadians are getting used to the idea of choice, just one week out from the Federal election. An interfaith open house was held at the Masjid-al-Noor mosque in St. John’s on Saturday to give attendees a closer look at the candidates. Organizers hoped it would help newcomers in the group warm up to the democratic process. […]

Finding joy in the ‘blue hour’: A photographer’s ocean eye candy is on display in Quebec

Michael Winsor captured this photo in the eastern Newfoundland community of Ferryland. It’s one of two of his photos that are now on display as part of an oceans exhibit in Montreal. (Michael Winsor) When Newfoundland and Labrador photographer Michael Winsor has his camera in hand, his ideal location is on the ocean. “My favourite […]

Bring the whole family: Why kids are welcome at this Nain parenting class

It’s a prenatal class for both parents and children. The Nunatsiavut health department and the Nain Family Resource Centre have teamed up to offer classes to expectant parents. The sessions aren’t just for first-timers; parents who want to learn new skills as they grow their families can also sign up. That’s why the classes come with […]

Getting curried away: Where to eat Indian food in St. John’s

The falafel (right) at NJ’s Kitchen is one of the most popular dishes, served with aloo puri on the left. (Gabby Peyton) Indian food is relatively new to the dining scene here in St. John’s. One of the first Indian restaurants, Curry House, didn’t appear on Water Street until the early 1980s and since the […]

Getting curried away: Where to eat Indian food in St. John’s

The falafel (right) at NJ’s Kitchen is one of the most popular dishes, served with aloo puri on the left. (Gabby Peyton) Indian food is relatively new to the dining scene here in St. John’s. One of the first Indian restaurants, Curry House, didn’t appear on Water Street until the early 1980s and since the […]

They took me into their homes, cabins and sheds: Growth and gratitude in an N.L. decade

The concept of ‘home’ is complex for Mimi Sheriff, but she writes of having a comfortable sense of belonging in Newfoundland and Labrador. (John Gushue/CBC) Labour Day, September 2009. I arrived in St. John’s at 2 a.m. Filled with the excitement and apprehension of moving to a new place, I waited for daylight and then […]

Looking for a job in St. John’s? Try this.

Nancy Healey, CEO of the St. John’s Board of Trade, says this is the first year for the Hire Me St. John’s contest. (Katie Breen/CBC) The St. John’s Board of Trade is running a contest for charismatic job hunters unafraid to veer away from the regular resumé. Winners get the chance to pitch themselves in […]

Cute dogs and Jigg’s dinner: Here’s what people are thankful for this Thanksgiving

Plenty of us are thankful for Thanksgiving dinner — but what else are you thankful for? (Submitted) Thanksgiving is the time to get together for a good meal with family and think about what we’re thankful for. Often it’s the food, family, friends, and so on. But, what else are you thankful for? We asked you to […]

The doctor is in, but won’t see you: No psychiatrist for in-patients in St. Anthony

A St. Anthony man says he was so unwell last month that he was admitted to hospital but wasn’t allowed to see a medical doctor who specialized in the specific health problem he was facing. T.J. Smith went to the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in early September with recurring suicidal thoughts, and he was kept […]

‘Can’t be more thankful’: Syrian farmers’ new crops a smash hit for this operation

Brian Kowalski, left, and Nezar Khalif say the Syrian produce sold out immediately at the farmers’ markets this summer, so they’re gonna have to expand the plot at Murray Meadows Farm for next year. (Adam Walsh/CBC) Farming in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is a lot different than farming in Syria, but a new Canadian agriculture project […]