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What you need to know about COVID-19: August 14, 2020
EDITORIAL: Watch the numbers
LETTER: Follow Nova Scotia and make masks mandatory
EDITORIAL: Hate isn't debate
JIM GUY: Charter for Cape Breton Regional Municipality going nowhere fast
LETTER: Pro hoops league offers feedback
BRIAN HODDER: Stop weight shame! Movement to consider obesity chronic illness step in right direction
LETTER: After reading the executive summary
There is a quote from Miguel de Cervantes to keep in mind when you are about your work. The quote: “Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” Commissioner Richard LeBlanc of the Muskrat Falls inquiry worked diligently. Thank you. His ...
LETTER: Turned off by Trudeau and Morneau
I tried but I just can’t do it. I really did, again and again. However, every time Justin Trudeau or Bill Morneau speaks, I get a bad taste in my mouth. They both apologized for not recusing themselves from the decision to choose the WE Charity ...
PAM FRAMPTON: Dr. Andrew Furey and the fable of the donkey
There’s a well-told story, published in “Aesop’s Fables” in 1867, whose lesson still rings true. It should be mandatory reading for premier-in-waiting Dr. Andrew Furey, if he has not read it already. It’s called ...
LETTER: Ferry pandemic policies make no sense
I write regarding the article in The Telegram by Peter Jackson on July 18 (“St. John’s lawyer says lack of political leadership has a lot to do with fear and paranoia: Belief and reality don’t often connect on travel ban, Geoff ...
EDITORIAL: Generous spirit
Today’s editorial will draw heavily upon a letter written by grieving grandparents. As the pandemic continues to change and test and strain the world around us, we should heed the words and wisdom of Jean-Paul and Diane Delisle of ...
BILL KILFOIL: Nature’s purgative power and the inside scoop on the outhouse era
From my inexpert and cursory reading of the newspapers, I understand that there is at least one positive aspect of the relentless pandemic that plagues us. The industrial and travel disruptions have caused many regions of our planet to ...
LETTER: Peer review before press — it just makes sense
Being a Newfoundland expat currently living in Boston during this awful global pandemic, I have kept abreast of the news on both sides of the border. One of the reasons is the desire to travel, so that I can see family, friends and my daughter gets ...
LETTER: Increasing the minimum wage — now that’s fair
There is much to take issue with in Brandon Ellis’ letter to the editor (“Make minimum-wage increases predictable, reasonable,” Aug. 1, 2020), not least of which is his premise that any increase to the minimum wage other than ...
LETTER: Not all sanitizing products are safe
I was trolling on my computer yesterday and found a very long list of supposedly safe anti-virus cleaning solutions, hand sanitizers, disinfectants and the like, all of which are in trouble with the authorities looking out for dangerous products; ...
LETTER: A dangerous stretch of road
Residents and pedestrians using the “residential” stretch of road from Colonial Garage to the Village Shopping Centre should be extremely careful when using the crosswalks or accessing the street from their driveways. I’ve ...