The Western Star
EDITORIAL: New Zealand wastes no time cracking down on guns
EDITORIAL: Grits stumble while digging out of SNC-Lavalin affair
EDITORIAL: Boeing crash causes jitters over jet's safety
EDITORIAL: Time to say goodbye to single-use plastic shopping bags
EDITORIAL: ‘Who’s calling, please?’
EDITORIAL: Where's Justin?
EDITORIAL: Suffer the children
It was yet another opportunity to take decisive action on an issue that should be easy to act against: the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy. But it looks like the church has come up short again. Pope Francis held a landmark ...
EDITORIAL: Watching out for taxpayers’ dollars
It’s good to see Coun. Mark Felix, chair of the finance committee for the Town of Stephenville, stepping up for what he believes in. At last Thursday’s regular general meeting of Stephenville town council, he went up against a large ...
EDITORIAL: Be kind … even on social media
Leave the partisan politics in the closet for a minute and focus on Michael Wernick's words. It's there you will find a cause of concern, for we all need to pay attention and stop this flow of hate. Wernick, Canada’s top bureaucrat, ...
EDITORIAL: Electoral homework
As of yesterday, it’s a maximum of seven months away. Sorry to say it, but now’s the time to start thinking about your homework. October 21st is the latest day that the next federal election can fall on, and given the mess the ...
EDITORIAL: Battle for the bottom
It may not be the best example, but it is the most jarring: internet sales powerhouse Amazon.com made US$11.2 billion in profits last year, but won’t be paying federal income tax in the United States. Instead, it’s actually getting a $129 ...
EDITORIAL: From sidewalk clearing to implementing a master plan
Residents of Stephenville have been noticing more ease in walking along Main Street this winter. That’s because the town council has put more efforts by its public works department into clearing the sidewalks. In past years there were ...
EDITORIAL: Liberal sleight of hand
In the last federal election, the Conservatives tried to knock Liberal leader Justin Trudeau as being “just not ready.” It didn’t wind up being a winning slogan, because, as it turned out, Trudeau was ready to win. ...
EDITORIAL: Grand Falls-Windsor is more than a mill
One hundred and ten years since it opened, and just 10 since it closed. That’s the history of the Grand Falls paper mill in a nutshell. Here’s a small bit more: the mill was launched in 1909 by the Anglo-Newfoundland Development ...
EDITORIAL: Probing the interference allegations
Right now, it’s about answers. Ever since last Thursday’s story in the Globe and Mail raising questions about whether the Prime Minister’s Office interfered in some way with the prosecution of Quebec engineering giant ...
EDITORIAL: Urban hens’ regulations issue will resurface
The issue of urban hens’ regulations came to the table at last Thursday’s Stephenville town council meeting and, once again, was turned down. It’s not the first time this issue hit the table and despite not getting a passing ...