The Western Star
NICHOLAS MERCER: Growing up in the coding generation
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Staying in the fight against hate
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: The salmon jig is up
PAM FRAMPTON: Andrew Abbass — his fight begins anew
PRAJWALA DIXIT: Racism alive and well – but it may not be what you think
GENERATION Y-NOT: Three apps to get you back on track
BRIAN HODDER: Innocent until proven guilty?
Once upon a time, most people would wait until they knew most of the facts before they made up their mind if something was true or not; this is especially important when a criminal act is involved. In today's world, news is virtually ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: December feelings for March snow
They took one of my coworkers away in an ambulance yesterday. For privacy reasons, I’m not going to say any more than that, except to say that, like most of us nowadays, she was buried in work. And, diligent person that she is, she’s ...
NICHOLAS MERCER: Gearing up for the cold
When Parrk Chaffey got out of bed Friday morning, he checks his phone as many of us do. Plugging in his passcode, the 30-year-old from Corner Brook goes straight for the Environment Canada app. As a lineman with Newfoundland Power, Chaffey is ...
VIBERT: Furey ‘undermined’ role of chief justice
When the top judge in the province accuses the attorney general of undermining the role of the chief justice of Nova Scotia, Houston is right – we have a problem. Conservative leader Tim Houston exposed that problem this week in the ...
NICHOLAS MERCER: Corner Brook's Instagram maven
Grabbing her green-cased cellphone, Beckii Curnew opens her Instagram account. Maneuvering around the app with ease, the 24-year-old Corner Brooker is attempting to pinpoint the exact time her Instagram “blew up,” as the ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Wasted days, nights and opportunities
I think the thing I hate most about governments and politicians doing stupid, stupid things is the sheer wasted opportunity of it all. And I know I’m an armchair quarterback, that I don’t fully understand the pressures that ...
VIBERT: McNeil's inaction setting stage for future nursing home crisis
The year Stephen McNeil’s Liberals defeated Darrell Dexter’s NDP government, 11 of Nova Scotia’s aging long-term care facilities — nine of them nursing homes — were slated for replacement. More than five years later, ...
ATLANTIC SKIES: Mars leads the way this month
This column starts a new venture for me. First of all, I will be writing a bi-weekly astronomy column from now on. Second, the columns will be appearing in a number of newspapers through Atlantic Canada. And third, this has necessitated a name ...
DEREK MONTAGUE: Some of us aren't meant for small towns
It was New Year's Eve, and just like previous years, I had no intention of going out and celebrating. Dec. 31st has no real significance, other than an excuse for the masses to go out and get drunk. Besides, I had long accepted that my partying ...
Alex Harrold: Scamalot
There are many things we have to think about today that our parents and grandparents never passed around at the water cooler at work, if they had a water cooler in the coal mine where my grandfather started out. Highly doubtful. Perhaps they waited ...