John Gushue is the digital senior producer with CBC News in St. John's.
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Fickle townies, a Jack attack and Justin's coattails: St. John's East is back in play
It's hard to believe now, but St. John's East used to be the safest of Tory blue seats. As John Gushue writes, the volatility of the voters there is renowned, and is giving this year's race some pep.
Larry Dohey was unforgettable. We can honour him by protecting the archives he loved
You may think of archives as dusty and dull. Put those thoughts away, and act on the passion that the late archivist Larry Dohey brought to local history, writes John Gushue.
A hell of a racket: When you're powerless against harmful noise
Disruptive, ignorant noise-makers can sap all the joy from life, whether you're on an idyllic beach or in the safety of your own home, writes John Gushue.
The real scandal over municipal costs in metro St. John's isn't managerial salaries
A cluster of cities and towns have all been pushing their own developments on the Northeast Avalon, leading to a planning mess that will cost us for many years to come, writes John Gushue.
This ain't no blood type: Why our new credit rating is no reason to smile
The credit rating agency Moody's had a curious reaction to Newfoundland and Labrador's plans to have a balanced budget in four short years, writes John Gushue.
A short life for a tall fence, and an opportunity to play spot-the-politician
A fence meant to shield the Signal Hill Tattoo from noise turned into a hot but brief political racket, writes John Gushue.
Something's wrong with our sentencing system, and these 2 cases prove it
Two simultaneous court cases underscore how society still does not take sexual assault seriously enough, writes John Gushue.
Shades of grey: Why politicians are aiming for easy votes and missing hard conversations
A pointed exchange in the legislature over denied campaign access to personal-care homes speaks volumes about which voters matter to politicians, and which do not, writes John Gushue.
If you want to help democracy, buy a newspaper
There are far fewer journalists working locally than there were decades ago, writes John Gushue. That means fewer leads, fewer calls and less accountability of public institutions.
After this wild election, both Ball and Crosbie are in rough spots
There are bound to be some awkward conversations in both the Liberal and PC camps this holiday weekend, and maybe a little horse-trading too, writes John Gushue.
5 provinces have changed governments in past year, and N.L. could be next
A surge in support for underdog Tories has added a twist to Newfoundland and Labrador’s election campaign, writes John Gushue.
How a governing party can be turfed even if it wins more votes
While polls are showing a tight race across the province, Thursday’s election may come down to a series of dogfights in particular districts, writes John Gushue.
Ches 'I am a new broom' Crosbie and his plan to win over NDP voters
While positioning himself away from his own party's recent past, the Tory leader is also hoping his platform's left flank will appeal to New Democrats.
Sheer cynicism or just plain politics? How Dwight Ball gave an unwanted Easter present to his opponents
While the opposition blasts him for "a rush job" of an election, Dwight Ball timed the election call to help himself and hurt his opponents, writes John Gushue.
Here's the juggernaut Ches Crosbie will have to fight like hell to overcome
The PCs won all the byelections after the last general election, but they now face a wall formed by more than two dozen Liberal incumbents, writes John Gushue.