Topic: weekend briefing from cbc newfoundland and labrador
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.
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.
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.
That brutal budget a few years back? Dwight Ball wants you to forget about it entirely
The deficit reduction levy, a doubled gas tax, closed public libraries — they're all things that Tuesday's budget aims to purge from public memory, writes John Gushue.
Is St. John's broken? Nope, but it has big fixes that need to be tackled
Keeping downtown vibrant, getting density right and improving transit are all worthy ideas, and they all need work, writes John Gushue.
We're in a population time bomb, and it's been exploding in slow motion
Consider this: for almost every four babies born about 60 years ago in Newfoundland and Labrador, there's just one today.
An early election? Get ready for one, and all the wildcards that come with it
There's political gossip in the wind: the Liberals might be itching to go to the polls earlier than expected.
Who's abusing cocaine and painkillers? Not the people who may first come to mind
If you think that young adults are bearing the brunt of drug deaths, you're wrong.
Oil prices have dropped like a boulder, and that's got to be a migraine at Confederation Building
Here's why Tom Osborne's nerves may be on edge these days.
Who on earth would want to open a restaurant? (And let's be thankful they do)
Discretionary spending is the first to be cut when dark clouds show up. That can be brutal in the food business, writes John Gushue.
Why Ches Crosbie should be sweating those latest poll numbers
It's been more than seven months since Ches Crosbie took over the Tory reins. He has less than a year to persuade voters he should be premier.
If the economy is slumping, what does the Avalon Mall know that we don't?
With a few dozen new tenants in the wings, Newfoundland and Labrador's largest mall says it will continue to be fully occupied.
Guess who can't afford to rent? Why the city is making the housing crunch personal
Would you think differently of the housing problem if you knew who it affected the most? Probably, writes John Gushue.
An oil drop the size of a coin can kill a seabird. Let's look again at last week's big spill
A drop in the ocean? Even that small amount of oil can be lethal to wildlife.
Ain't no party like a Graydon Pelley party, mainly because Graydon Pelley won't call it that
He went candidate-to-candidate with Dwight Ball. Now the former Tory president wants to go leader-to-leader.
When the cat's away, will rogue MHAs play? How Dwight Ball's shuffle sent a message
Also, the Rona shutdown marks the true end of an era for a local business.
There should be a townie opera, and it should be about Danny and Andy
Also, our word of the week comes from Eddie Joyce.
Oh, to have been a fly in the air when Pam Parsons and Dale Kirby smoked a joint
It turns out one of the unexpected cannabis stories this week played out two years before legalization.
After all these years, Danny Williams still has the power to be instantly divisive
Start your weekend with a look at some of the interesting stories we've offered.