In response to two columns offering two very different but thoughtful perspectives on the Judy Manning appointment…
Media coverage of reports of gang rapes in St. John’s has directed many to contemplate their moral stance on sex work, instead of their moral stance on rape and the appropriate police response to the rape of any person.
“When we are dismissing him because of his background, perhaps we should reflect on how well we have been served in the past when we were ruled by the fish merchants, lawyers and teachers.”
We are “trapped in a situation where we have an elections-based, elite-dominated political system and yet we call it ‘a democracy'”
“Frustration of Purpose suits are among the most difficult to pursue”
Some fresh thoughts on an unnecessarily overheated debate
There is a fine line between freedom of expression and (tolerance of) discriminatory language and beliefs: have we found it?
Chris Higgins is a Green Building Planner from Newfoundland who now lives in Vancouver, B.C.
Did the rolling blackouts of #DarkNL 2014 get you down (and cold)? The key to staying warm may be in your recycling bin.
Eelgrass is an important if often overlooked resource for this province. We need to be more attentive to its value – and the threats it faces.
Earth Day this year presented us with yet another wake-up call to be attentive to the cry of our planet home for our greater care and respect. Are we listening?
There is much reason to be cynical of our political class, and the systems meant to check and balance them.
A veteran journalist in Newfoundland and Labrador, Furlong succumbed to cancer just weeks after learning of his illness
Interview: Brandon Pardy on “Re-evaluating Labrador Governance” – Really Important News: CBC Cuts, Virgina Waters by-election, St. John’s snowclearing protests – Rogue Meteorology Weather Report: “Bermuda High” – Interview: Local writer Mona’a Malik reads from the Spring 2014 issue of Landwash and talks about the forthcoming sixth edition of local literary journal Paragon. Plus music from Harry Martin, Jacinda Beals and All The Wiles.
“If a police officer cannot be trusted with a holstered duty weapon in this setting, they cannot be trusted in any setting.”