Tag: Newfoundland

1000 Julys

So that’s actually the name of a song I love by Third Eye Blind. Remember them? yeah, good times. So a lot has happened since my last post, which seems like eons ago! Where to begin.. So for years now, pretty much my whole life really, I’ve had strep throat frequently – way more than…

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Reviving a Nation: Mi’Kmaq blog

I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this! During the last semester of college my friend Carol Hopkins and I took on a special project to help preserve the Mi’Kmaq way of life, including oral histories, by way of a blog. We spoke to many people about their experiences within the culture and were graciously donated…

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Maidstone

Thanksgiving. Ironically enough, the thing I’ve always been the most thankful for is the thing that always seems to be the greatest distance away from me during Thanksgiving. Family. I miss being with my parents, my aunts, and my grandmother. This year especially though, I miss my grandfather. Though he wasn’t that vocal about this…

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And I missed it.

Was going to attend my first ever live concert tonight at CSLC 2011 but I missed it.  Our Journalism class is in Corner Brook covering the Student Leadership Conference for Canadian youth that’s happening at the Pepsi Centre. Tonight  Hey Rosetta! and Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case are playing. I was massively looking forward to that…

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Ten years of…

Wonder. Fear. Strength. Accomplishment. Sadness.Longing.Decision making. The list could go on forever. It’s been 10 full years since the terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York City. Ten years since 3,047 people died during the 9/11 attacks. I remember where I was, do you? I was in science class. A knock came at…

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Common theme

The love of the sea – It is said that in order to truly love something you must also fear it. Sitting on a stick of driftwood on the pebbled beach this evening, I realized that I was, again, in love with the sea. The thunderous wonder that claims so many lives yet cures much…

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Nurse In Charge

Nurse in Charge By Mandy Poole ST. LEWIS – With a population of about 220 people, St. Lewis is home to three grocery stores, a single gas station, a post office, an all-grade school, a crab processing plant and the St. Lewis Clinic. Inside that clinic is Victoria Paul. Paul is an outport nurse who…

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Port au Port

Vacation at home = good idea. Aaron had the day off today so the two of us ventured out to Port au Port for a drive. Gorgeous scenery, if you live in Newfoundland this is somewhere you need to go someday! 🙂 Here’s a few snaps.

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Unavailable.

I have that spark. I have that fire inside that burns and wants to be let out. Today just wasn’t my day. I decided while I was doing the dishes that I would feel excited about tomorrow, afterall, it’s all for a good cause. Silly me was not pleased at first that I would be…

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Summer days: happiness

I had a mad craving for a Summer day today. Aaron and I went for a drive out around St. Georges, only the second time I’ve ever been out there. The area just seems like one long stretch of road with houses on either side. I don’t think it would be somewhere I could live,…

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the Troubadour Online — Egypt story

Broken promises: Egyptian woman believes Mubarak falls short as leader By Stephanie Tobin and Mandy Poole Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s refusal to step down from his position has caused protests throughout Egypt and sent shockwaves through the Middle East. Mubarak’s 30-year reign has been riddled with controversy concerning preferential treatment of specific groups of people…

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Sweet and Sour Valentine

I did an interview tonight with Anastacia Hopkins, the president of the Bay Theatre group here in Stephenville. In the coming weeks, Feb 12 to be exact, the Bay Theatre will be putting on a new show titled “A Sweet and Sour Valentine”. “The show is not just meant for the lovey-dovey couples, it’s really…

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Troubadour

My very first published story in a Newspaper. This is the Troubadour magazine/newspaper that circulates around Newfoundland and Labrador’s highschools, colleges, hospitals, government buildings & more! Keep an eye out for it. I’m page 23 🙂

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Singin’ in the snow

Today marks the very first snowfall of the season in Stephenville Crossing. Not a lot went on today besides some Christmas shopping and cooking – just the way I like it. I’m going to be cramming all day tomorrow, I have to prepare a presentation (which I haven’t started yet) for my Political Science class.…

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