Photographer Susan Morrissey Wyse was at NDP headquarters as the election results rolled in.
As the Federal Conservatives are pushing through new “tough-on-crime” legislation at the national level, many people are left wondering “why?” The crime rate in Canada, afterall, is the lowest it has ever been in almost 30 years – and that rate has been in general decline during that same time. But here in Newfoundland and Labrador – on the northeast Avalon especially – crime is becoming more and more of a problem. While Stats Canada reports that nationally crime decreased by 4% in 2009, the total crime rate in St. John’s actually saw an increase of 4% – and our capital city now has the seventh-highest metropolitan crime index. With money comes prosperity, but it also brings nastier elements of society – that quite frankly us Newfoundlanders aren’t used to. Disappearing are the days where we can leave our car idling in front of the convenience store, leave our front…
A view of Cabot Tower from an angle not every Newfoundlander gets to see.
Live at The Majestic Theatre in St. John’s
A live performance at Newman Wine Vaults
It’s not autumn yet, but if you set your gaze on the eastern horizon, you can pick out the tops of her sails. Won’t be long now. Which was very much on my mind on the last day of August when I shot this little movie of bluejays swarming my deck, squabbling over some peanuts I’d put out to lure them. August is a summer month; September, a fall month. There’s a pass-over happening. This year especially, when the only weather deserving of the label ‘summer’ came in late August, the feeling was heightened. No matter how nice September turns out to be, it’s still fall. When August ends, summer’s over. But summer is a busy time. There are always plants to be watered; grass to be mowed; chores to be done. So it’s easy to miss the magic of the end of August; to give it no more of…
A forest fire started yesterday during the afternoon near Red Bridge Road, in Kelligrews, only a few hundred metres from the Conception Bay highway. Hundreds of people lined the highway to watch four firefighters and the water bomber fight the fire, as smoke drifted through Kelligrews and Manuels. It is estimated that 500 – 1,000 square meters burned; investigators are on the scene today to determine the fire’s cause. Source: CBC
Gulls of the Southern Shore
A recap of the news conference this morning, including photos and the MOU document
On Sunday, Bruce Bourque had his video camera with him in Flatrock.
Photos from a trip to the West coast during a tour of Bonne Bay
A nationally recognized forensic sculptor
Riots in London are continuing for the 3rd straight night.
A strange fire has been spotted just east of the Commonwealth Avenue exit on Pitts Memorial Drive. The small fire appeared to be just metres away from the eastbound lane. Police and emergency crews had the small blaze under control within minutes, however the tower of smoke could be seen throughout the city.