The Western Star
PAM FRAMPTON: Garden of dreams
JIM VIBERT: Liberals hope SNC-Lavalin saga's sequel has a short run
COMMENTARY: Please hear Hong Kong’s cry for help
BRIAN HODDER: Made-in-Canada approach to gun control
JIM VIBERT: Grits paint Tories melancholy blue
STEVE BARTLETT: Check the source before believing what you read
TO THE POINT: With fewer Newfoundlanders employed in the private sector, catching up with the rest of Canada even tougher
Don Mills Over the last five decades, Atlantic Canada has trailed the rest of Canada in economic growth - with a few exceptions – and there are at least two structural reasons for this weaker performance. The first is population ...
HEATHER HUYBREGTS: When your child learns the ‘F’ word
The other day, my six-year-old proclaimed, “I know the 'F' word." It was just as I was dropping him off for his first day of camp, which left me with no time to question him. Apparently, his little buddy taught him the ...
JOHN DeMONT: Cautionary tale of a fall from grace for Cyril Lunney
I spent Wednesday looking for Cyril Lunney, the long-time co-host of Halifax’s TV Breakfast Television whose smiling visage is no longer visible anywhere on the network’s website. But since his termination Friday, Lunney seems to have ...
BRIAN HODDER: Move it or lose it
As I write this column, it is the day after the 92nd Tely 10 Road Race here in St. John’s. Yesterday, I ran my 13th consecutive race and I continue to be amazed at the wide assortment of people who choose to take on this challenge each year. ...
JIM VIBERT: Liberals raise spectre of intolerant CPC
A thin red line is all that stands between Canadians and the divisive, intolerant brand of conservativism that’s taken hold in the United States, has ...
PRAJWALA DIXIT: The perks and perils of immigrant parenting
Motherhood, an indescribable feeling, brings along unquantifiable amounts of love, passion and dedication. The surreal realization that life is growing inside you marks the start of this remarkable journey. Raging hormones, morning sickness, ...
PAM FRAMPTON: Nalcor execs should share the pain
Call me naïve, but I always thought the incentive for doing good work was pretty simple. It’s called a salary. That’s not enough for the upper echelons at Nalcor, though. They need extra pay to compel them to meet ...
JIM VIBERT: Strings attached to Nova Scotia government’s compassion
Back in April, with some puffery, Health Minister Randy Delorey heralded the government’s compassion in providing travel and related funding for Nova Scotians who have to go out-of-province to receive medical care that’s not available in ...
JIM VIBERT: Nova Scotia government bullish on gold mines
It says prosperity. It’s synonymous with the accumulation of wealth. It’s a gold mine. Nova Scotia — or at least the government of Nova Scotia — is bullish on gold mining. The province’s gold coast — the Eastern ...
PAM FRAMPTON: No defence for the fence
“If the landscape changes, then I don’t know who I am either. The landscape is a refracted autobiography. As it disappears you lose your sense of self.” — Iain Sinclair, Welsh writer and filmmaker In the ...