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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The ":new" Newfoundland #nlpoli

Every once in a while,  SRBP has featured a list of suggested books either for summer enjoyment or as in April 2006,  for anyone interested in reading about Newfoundland and Labrador.A recent email reminded your humble e-scribbler that it was… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The ":new" Newfoundland #nlpoli

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Reflections On Canada Day: The Impact Of Canadian History

I’m writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2014, thinking about all the fascinating things I’ve read about and seen, and all the people I’ve met. One thing I’ve come across is all the different parts of Canadian history I’ve studied, and how they’ve tied into many of the recent issues we’ve faced in . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Reflections On Canada Day: The Impact Of Canadian History

The Scott Ross: From Canada’s Five Female Premiers To Three

At the start of this year Canada had five female Premiers, but now because of a few old white men the country only has three.Alberta’s Alison Redford joins Newfoundland’s Kathy Dunderdale on the list of female Premiers forced out not because voters rej… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: From Canada’s Five Female Premiers To Three

The Scott Ross: From Canada’s Five Female Premiers To Three

At the start of this year Canada had five female Premiers, but now because of a few old white men the country only has three.

Alberta’s Alison Redford joins Newfoundland’s Kathy Dunderdale on the list of female Premiers forced out not because voters rejected them, but because their respective caucuses did. Caucuses who coincidentally happen . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: From Canada’s Five Female Premiers To Three

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Remembering… or not #nlpoli

The news release that announced a provincial commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War includes right at the start a picture of two couples, one older, and a small child.

The photograph is curious.

Look closely at it.

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knitnut.net: Ernie does St. John’s

Ernie here. This is my third and final honeymoon post. Then I’ll turn the blog back over to Zoom, and I’ll go back to sitting on the shelf with Bert. Ho hum.

First thing we did in St. John’s was check into our new home. (We found it through Airbnb, which is very . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Ernie does St. John’s

knitnut.net: Honeymooning in Dildo, by Ernie

Hi, it’s me, Ernie, with Part II of our honeymoon.

After our five blissful days in Trinity East, we headed back to St. John’s for a couple of days. Along the way we took a little detour to the village of Dildo, just because it’s called Dildo. Here I am at the Post . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Honeymooning in Dildo, by Ernie

knitnut.net: A Guest Post by Ernie: The Honeymoon, Part I

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter H and the number 3. That’s because the 3 of us – Zoom, GC and me – went to Newfoundland for our Honeymoon!

The license plate of the car we rented was HZG, which stands for Honeymoon Zoom GC. (They forgot the E for . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: A Guest Post by Ernie: The Honeymoon, Part I

The Liberal Scarf: Labrador insta-analysis

I present to you some thoughts on the upcoming Labrador by-election. By the way, here is a link to donate to the Labrador FLA: https://action.liberal.ca/en/donate/Riding/10004

With the resignation of Conservative Minister Peter Penashue after he admitted his campaign took illegal donations, Labrador faces a fascinating by-election. Penashue is taking the rare step of running in the . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Labrador insta-analysis

The Canadian Progressive: Sandy Pond Alliance court case to decide fate of lakes across Canada

By: Council of Canadians (Press Release)| Feb. 26, 2013: St. John’s, NL – The Federal Fisheries Act was intended to protect fish and fish habitat in part by prohibiting the dumping of harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. The intent of the Act was diluted by regulations that give the mining industry an exemption that allows . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Sandy Pond Alliance court case to decide fate of lakes across Canada

Dented Blue Mercedes: Trans Human Rights in Canada: Progress, Stalls and Confustication.

The Province of Nova Scotia passed Bill 140, the Transgendered [sic] Persons Protection Act, today. The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) commented on Facebook: “Bill 140 passed today with unanimous support in the Nova Scotia Legislature. “Debate” isn’t the right word to express what happened – it was an outpouring of support for adding . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Trans Human Rights in Canada: Progress, Stalls and Confustication.

350 or bust: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

If all goes well, and Hurricane Leslie hasn’t kept us inside all week, we (my husband and I, along with two good friends – at least they were friends before the hike started!) will have completed our hike in the Long Range Traverse back country of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. This will be . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

350 or bust: Hiking In Newfoundland’s Rugged Gros Morne Highlands

If all goes according to plan, I will be starting the first (and hardest) day of the Long Range Traverse Trail in Gros Morne Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. The hike begins at the eastern end of Western Brook Pond, a stunning inland fjord. After being dropped off by boat and spending the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Hiking In Newfoundland’s Rugged Gros Morne Highlands

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-07-16 11:28:00

CANADIAN LABOUR: WILDCAT STRIKERS DEFY UNION AND COMPANY IN NEWFOUNDLAND:  

Up to 1,000 workers have gathered near the road to Vale’s Long Harbour construction site in eastern Newfoundland this morning, as a wildcat labour dispute enters day five.Some employees have turned around, and many have joined in the protest, but there has . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-07-16 11:28:00

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Beaumont Hamel and the Newfoundland nation #nlpoli

Mark Humphries is an historian at Memorial University.  He spoke with CBC’s Chris O’Neill-Yates on July 1 about the impact of Beaumont Hamel on Newfoundland and Labrador.

Humphries does an interesting job of putting the 700 dead and wounded on that day into a larger context. He likened it to 161,000 Canadian males between 19 . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Beaumont Hamel and the Newfoundland nation #nlpoli

Slap Upside The Head: Newfoundland Gets GSA Fund

Looks like Ontario may need to go to Newfoundland for some schooling on schooling. Clyde Jackman, Newfoundland’s education minister, just announced MyGSA, a $90,000 fund to help support the establishment of Gay-Straight Alliances. And it’s available to all schools offering grades 7 to 12. Cool stuff! It’s about time tha—Hey, McGuinty! Pay attention! Is that . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Newfoundland Gets GSA Fund

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-12 01:35:00

CANADIAN LABOUR NEWFOUNDLAND:

TROUBLE IN PARADISE It is a very old story out in Newfoundland way. Fish processing companies come and go, opening, closing and reopening elsewhere. All, of course, to keep labour costs as low as possible no matter what the effect on local communities. The Ocean Choice International company is cut . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-12 01:35:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-07 13:46:00

CANADIAN POLITICS:

THE REAL LAST MAN STANDING:

It turns out that I was wrong about Winnipeg being the last Occupy camp in Canada. Recently the authorities have evicted a camp in Fredricton New Brunswick. This leaves one more still up and running ie Occupy Newfoundland in St. Johns. The Newfoundland authorities . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-07 13:46:00

Blunt Objects: Understanding the Newfoundland Results

Much like the recent Ontario election, there’s a big urban-rural divide in Newfoundland and Labrador.St. John’sPC – 40,143 (54.5%) – 10 seatsNDP – 28,879 (39.2%) – 4 seatsLib – 4,606 (6.3%) – 0 seatsRest of NewfoundlandPC – 86,322 (57.9%) – 27 seatsLib… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Understanding the Newfoundland Results

Blunt Objects: Liberals hold on to Opposition in Newfoundland

With 37 seats for the Tories, some are calling it a “Loss” for the party, and others calling it a “Loss” for the NDP with only 5 seats. The Liberals, oddly, may have had the biggest victory, winning 6 seats and thus holding on to the Official Oppositio… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Liberals hold on to Opposition in Newfoundland

Blunt Objects: Newfoundland and Yukon Vote 2011

You can watch the Newfoundland & Labrador results live here, and Yukon I’ll update later on.My own small projections for Newfoundland, at the current moment, are 39 PCs, 7 NDP, and 2 Liberals – respectively on 54%, 29.6%, and 16.4% of the vote.I do… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Newfoundland and Yukon Vote 2011

Blunt Objects: Other provinces have elections too: Newfoundland Edition

Over on the Rock, the Tory dynasty is strong – so strong, in fact, that even the loss of its personable leader, replaced with a monotonous cabinet minister who probably orchestrated the entire thing, can still get their party over 50% of the vote.Kathy… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Other provinces have elections too: Newfoundland Edition

Blunt Objects: Aylward Chosen as New NL Liberal Leader

Former minister Kevin Aylward will lead the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberals into the next election (coming up this October) after he was chosen among 7 candidates to replace Yvonne Jones, who stepped down due to medical issues.He’s a former environm… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Aylward Chosen as New NL Liberal Leader

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Because Its Only A Matter Of Drowned Newfies

Bob Zimmer Makes an ass of himself: Because no matter where you come down on the issue once you’ve considered it soberly, simply poo-poohing the safety concerns of NFLD. fishermen in this cavalier a fashion is revolting.Source . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Because Its Only A Matter Of Drowned Newfies

ParliamANT Hill: N.L. rescue centre closure outrageous

Inspired by this headline:N.L. rescue centre closure outrageous: MP Harris . . . → Read More: ParliamANT Hill: N.L. rescue centre closure outrageous