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June

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    I was as proud as a peacock last night to bring greetings on behalf of NLTA President Lily Cole at the Upper Trinity South branch retirement dinner. Branch President Kim Siegfriedt, despite feeling under the weather for the last little while, did a wonderful job of putting off a class event with competent help and energy from her Branch Executive. I thoroughly enjoyed the address of each and every retiree. Your words were poignant, succinct, honest, hilarious at times, and always spoken from the heart. Nice to see not one, but two Senior Education Officers from Eastern School District, Ms. Barbara Leonard-King and Mr. John Way, who both attended to not only bring greetings, but to show respect and to celebrate the careers of the Upper Trinity South retirees. Thanks so much to Ms. Sharon Penney who brought greetings on behalf of the NLTA President at the Placentia Branch's retirement celebration. I had originally been slotted to attend that function, but the switch enabled me to attend the event in my home branch. Very nice. I also want to thank Placentia Branch President Melvin Critch for his understanding and to wish him and all the Placentia and UTS retirees long and healthy lives full of meaning, joy and comfort. Best to all!
    Jun 01, 2013 11:03 am | Newfoundland,

May

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    Spent two enjoyable evenings celebrating the careers of retiring teachers of the Waterford Valley branch (last night) and the Burin-Marystown branch (tonight). Great job by Debra Sparkes-Mercer and Stephen King as well as to their respective branch executives for putting off such meaningful and lively events. It was also nice to be back on the Burin peninsula for the first time in a while. Would have liked to have enough time to drop in on some friends I met while campaigning a couple of years ago in communities such as Bay L'argent, Terrenceville, Grand Le Pierre, English Harbour East, Harbour Mille, Swift Current and many others. Looking forward to more time next trip to do just that.
    May 28, 2013 7:40 pm | Newfoundland,
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    How are the constituents of Bellevue feeling about all things political the last little while? How do you all feel about Bill 29, Muskrat Falls, heckling in the House of Assembly, loss of public servants, cuts to Health, Education, Justice, and others? What about the $90 million to Kruger? Just wondering how everyone feels. If you post something, let's all be respectful no matter what side of the issues we take. We've already seen the ugliness that has seemed to permeate politics at all levels. But do feel free to express you opinion whether you be staunch supporters of one or more policies or staunch detractors of same. I'm an insatiable follower of politics and I'd love to know what people are thinking and saying. All the best everyone.
    May 05, 2013 1:12 pm | Newfoundland,

November

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    Hi again all. I just updated my web page. If you haven't read any of it before and don't want to read it all, just browse down to the 28 November 2012 post and read about my visit to Swift Current Academy last night. You can find it here: http://gabrielryan.weebly.com/ All the best.
    Nov 28, 2012 11:31 am | Newfoundland,
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    Hi everyone. I haven't been very active lately on this particular page, but I do feel compelled to post something when there's an item of interest to my friends in the Bellevue District. I attended the public meeting last night in Swift Current between the Eastern School District and the public about the new configuration of Swift Current Academy. I was struck by how well parents, former teachers, former students and especially present students of SCA presented themselves as they laid out reasons why SCA should not see any changes to its current configuration. As many presenters enunciated through supporting research, there are so many positives to the existence of small schools in our rural aspect and to see the gradual erosion and ultimate demise of them would be doing a disservice to our youth and to our communities. All presenters made their points quite convincingly and often emphatically, especially the Grade 6 girl who sang a song she had been taught in Kindergarten about her school, Swift Current Academy. The teachers of SCA must have been so proud to hear the support the school received and certainly the support the teachers received from virtually every person who stood before the microphone. Very well done everyone and I do honestly believe that Eastern School District, under Chair Mr. Milton Peach, will make the right decision and allow Swift Current Academy to continue not only as is, but even better than it has been in the past. It was also great to speak with my friend and NDP Education critic, Dale Kirby, who works tirelessly to effect positive change in education and beyond. While some may call it political partisanship on my part, I certainly wouldn't say it if I didn't believe it to be true, and it is. We are preparing to spend at least $7.4 Billion on Muskrat Falls and the final tally will no doubt go much higher. Surely we can save at least some of our communities' small schools and can do so for pittance in comparison. Swift Current Academy is one such school and I hope it continues to function as a central component of all the communities it serves.
    Nov 28, 2012 3:40 am | Newfoundland,

October

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    Just saw the good people of English Harbour East on Here and Now fighting for a bridge that was promised to them 5 years ago. Engineers have all but condemned the bridge, reducing it's posted carrying capacity from 25 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes. Children have to cross it to catch the bus which can no longer do so. That should be lovely in the winter. Latest promise is for bridge replacement in 2013. Why not now if it's dangerous? Perhaps just a little of that $150 million the government just received from big oil could be put to good use in English Harbour East. Great to see Guy and so many residents of this beautiful community stand up for what's right.
    Oct 15, 2012 1:48 pm | Newfoundland,

September

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    Ok, so now that I have a regular Facebook account set up, one that is much more accessible and "friend" based, I will be deactivating the more restrictive public figure-style account I set up earlier today. And my word, I hope that's it. If you would like to check out my page and befriend me (please do), go to the following link (hope I have it right this time) :) http://www.facebook.com/gabriel.ryan.104?ref=tn_tnmn In 12 weeks, the teachers of this province will choose their President and Vice-President for the 2013-15 term. I am a candidate for the latter and I hope to connect with the masses before election day. Best of luck to all candidates.
    Sep 11, 2012 4:08 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Just realized hat the way I have page set up doesn't lend itself to accepting or requesting friends. I'll try to edit the page and if that doesn't work, well, I'll just have to do another one and post the info here. The trials and tribs.
    Sep 11, 2012 12:19 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Hi everyone. Well, I have set up the following Facebook account in my own name only. It will be a work in progress. I hope you see fit to stop by there, make comments as you so desire, and spread the word to your friends, whether or not they are teachers...but, especially if they are. :) Let's get the discussion started for what should be a fun 12-week campaign followed, I hope, by several years of collective advocacy on the part of all of us. Take good care. Here's the link. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabriel-Ryan/154562111349021
    Sep 11, 2012 9:16 am | Newfoundland,
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    Very excited to be officially declared as a candidate for NLTA VP. It should be a very close and interesting race. Best wishes to the other four declared candidates. It is heartening to see so much competition for positions of higher office. Teachers in this province deserve a choice and I am 100% certain we will all get it right and elect the right person for the job. I will be creating a new account for my campaign and you can follow me on Twitter at @GabeRyan. Let's all participate in the conversation and spread the word about the run-up to the election.
    Sep 07, 2012 2:29 pm | Newfoundland,

March

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    An evening at Mr. & Mrs. Sheppard's to thank the young men and women who helped me out. Right to Left - Jordan Piercey, Daniel Power, Cameron Reid, Jordan Smith, Ryan Pretty, Julian Smith, Wendy Mills-Sheppard (Chief Financial Officer), Gabe Ryan. Sorry for the glare.
    Mar 19, 2012 4:37 pm | Newfoundland,
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    An evening at Mr. & Mrs. Sheppard's to thank the young men and women who helped me out. Right to Left - Jordan Piercey, Daniel Power, Cameron Reid, Jordan Smith, Ryan Pretty, Julian Smith, Wendy Mills-Sheppard (Chief Financial Officer), Gabe Ryan. Sorry for the glare.
    Mar 19, 2012 4:37 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Federal Conservatives just released an online attack ad against interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, former NDP Premier of Ontario. They blame him for the early 1990s downturn in the Ontario economy. Well, let's do a fact check. In 1988, almost exactly two years to the day before Rae won Ontario, Brian Mulroney, remember him (oh, the nightmares), signed the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. Fast forward 3 days short of two years later. Bob Rae wins Ontario for the NDP and part of his mandate is to introduce a more realistic tax regime for big business. In other words, he wanted them to pay their fair share so that the average taxpayer didn't shoulder almost all of the tax burden. Well then, says big business, thanks to Brian, we can just bail out on Canada and bring our business south to the US. Now and ever since, the jaded and misleading right in Canadian politics have been vilifying Rae for something one of their own caused. It's shameless, ruthless and it's a lie. Whether or not Rae was responsible for some of Ontario's woes is an issue for deeper debate, but the fact remains that Manufacture Ontario ran south when they had the chance and they've never come back. In fact, with the subsequent Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), they are even further south where human rights and workers' rights match ours of a century or more ago. Recently, a train car manufacturer in Ontario jumped its tracks and headed south...Mulroney's legacy, not Rae's. Frankly, I'm just totally pissed off with those who blame others for the mess they have created. It was done to FDR and Bennett during the Great Depression, it was done to Obama when he inherited the Bush / Cheney / Rumsfeld debacle (although it looks like Obama fooled them) and it will be done again and again until Canadians, Americans and others in "democratic" societies wake up once and for all and pay attention to what's going on around us all. Obviously, the Cons have Rae pegged as the next full-time leader and figure they'll start on him now and deflect attention away from the robocall scandal and from today's by-election to fill Jack Layton's Toronto-Danforth seat. Surely we're all smarter than that. Soon be time for us to show it.
    Mar 19, 2012 4:23 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Federal Conservatives just released an online attach ad against interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, former NDP Premier of Ontario. They blame him for the early 1990s downturn in the Ontario economy. Well, let's do a fact check. In 1988, almost exactly two years to the day before Rae won Ontario, Brian Mulroney, remember him (oh, the nightmares), signed the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. Fast forward 3 days short of two years later. Bob Rae wins Ontario for the NDP and part of his mandate is to introduce a more realistic tax regime for big business. In other words, he wanted them to pay their fair share so that the average taxpayer didn't shoulder almost all of the tax burden. Well then, says big business, thanks to Brian, we can just bail out on Canada and bring our business south to the US. Now and ever since, the jaded and misleading right in Canadian politics have been vilifying Rae for something one of their own caused. It's shameless, ruthless and it's a lie. Whether or not Rae was responsible for some of Ontario's woes is an issue for deeper debate, but the fact remains that Manufacture Ontario ran south when they had the chance and they've never come back. In fact, with the subsequent Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), they are even further south where human rights and workers' rights match ours of a century or more ago. Recently, a train car manufacturer in Ontario jumped its tracks and headed south...Mulroney's legacy, not Rae's. Frankly, I'm just totally pissed off with those who blame others for the mess they have created. It was done to FDR and Bennett during the Great Depression, it was done to Obama when he inherited the Bush / Cheney / Rumsfeld debacle (although it looks like Obama fooled them) and it will be done again and again until Canadians, Americans and others in "democratic" societies wake up once and for all and pay attention to what's going on around us all. Obviously, the Cons have Rae pegged as the next full-time leader and figure they'll start on him now and deflect attention away from the robocall scandal and from today's by-election to fill Jack Layton's Toronto-Danforth seat. Surely we're all smarter than that. Soon be time for us to show it.
    Mar 19, 2012 4:00 pm | Newfoundland,
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    As a teacher, there is little that is more satisfying than seeing a student learn, grow and mature, then take on leadership roles as he or she paves his or her own way in life. In the 1999-2000 school year, I had the pleasure of teaching 12-year old Tessa Dubeau in a Grade 7 Core French course at Holy Cross School Complex in Eastport, Then, when I started teaching at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown in 2001, lo and behold, Tessa was student at our school, having followed her parents back to her Mom's roots. Tessa is a splendid young woman and is, this week, running for MUNSU Director of Campaigns at Memorial University. I know that a few dozen former Crescent students, now MUN students, follow this page, so please go to the link below and spread the word to your friends and their friends to vote for Tessa. I heard Tessa on Bill Rowe's Nightline one night this past summer, speaking on mental health issues when housing for mentally ill patients in the Paradise area created some controversy. She was well-spoken, very well prepared and showed a level of comfort usually reserved for one well beyond her years. So, please spread the word and help elect Tessa Dubeau, a young, caring woman who will honestly and effectively represent those who elect her. Here's the link. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/197848503653640/
    Mar 06, 2012 2:48 pm | Newfoundland,

February

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    Tremendously disconcerting that it appears at least that Harper's Conservatives willfully circumvented our democratic process by authoring bogus calls to ridings where the race was considered close. To date, blogger website http://sixthestate.net reports that 37 ridings were affected. If that's the truth, then I think bye-elections should be held in every one of them and that could drastically change our Canadian political landscape. I should say that I have not extensively read the attached website, so I have no idea if I subscribe to all that is said there. But, there is an interesting quote there from Harper which really shows us his political beliefs.
    Feb 26, 2012 10:08 am | Newfoundland,
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    People are giving Brian Peckford the gears for weighing in on Muskrat Falls. Most of their venom is directed at his awful decision to give Philip Sprung $22 million of our tax dollars to deliver a promised 9 million pounds of cucumbers annually once the glowing facility, seen all the way to Clarenville during the night, was in full operation. And all that after Calgary had had its fill of the suspect business. Bad decision Brian, no doubt! However, does that mean that we should all collapse under our past mistakes and not ever again have an opinion on the things that affect us most. I don't think so. With the hue and cry for more scrutiny into this incomprehensibly expensive mega-project known as Muskrat Falls, who better than a guy who screwed up royally to sound the warning to never do so again.
    Feb 22, 2012 1:24 pm | Newfoundland,
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    It amazes me how many politicians start out with average financial means and leave politics as very rich men and women with a network of contacts that rivals the pathways of a spider's web. In recent days, Loyola Sullivan has been telling anyone who will listen that he was not, and is not, in a conflict of interest in his dealings with OCI, his brothers' company. Come on! Who truly believes that? He was a well-connected politician, former NL Minister of Finance, and the beneficiary of a patronage appointment as Canada's Ambassador of Fisheries who did not wait the required time away from politics before jumping into the fish business. Loyola is indeed in conflict of interest and should be sanctioned because of it. Loyola + OCI = C.O.I., end of story.
    Feb 17, 2012 2:41 pm | Newfoundland,
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    What a beautiful story of survival and courage, in the face of tragedy, on CBC's Here and Now this evening. Pat Stamp survived a terrible accident, one in which his work mate was killed. With severe burns all over his body and face, he has had a hard fight back. He and his wife travelled to the United States to meet with a former CIA master of disguise who gave him back some of his former looks. You never know where you are going to find an angel. Credit to Worker's Compensation Commission as well for paying for the Stamps' expenses and Pat's new prosthetics. Brought a tear to my eye. Tune in to Part Two tomorrow. I'm sure it will be more than worthwhile for you.
    Feb 07, 2012 2:18 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Saw cod fillets at Sobey's last week from Clearwater Foods. Well, John Risley wrested control of FPI from this province and then closed most of it down. Clearwater is his baby, so I'd say boycott anything that comes from that company. Let his fish rot on the shelves. Time for the small, the weak, the big and the strong to work together in this province to protect our resources and our hard-working people. And let's not let OCI do to us what Clearwater did. Check out OCI's history with PEI. Not pretty. Not pretty at all.
    Feb 06, 2012 1:53 pm | Newfoundland,
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    It is absolutely disgusting that the current federal government has shown us such disdain by removing our vital Search and Rescue capabilities. If our province had a population of 3 or 4 million citizens and therefore many more seats in Parliament, we would never have lost such necessary protection. It is reprehensible that a young boy died this week in Labrador while Search and Rescue took 48 hours to respond to the crisis. Peter MacKay gets taxied around at taxpayer expense to feed his recreational appetite while true need is coldheartedly ignored. Harper and his minions should be held accountable for the same breach of trust for which they so vilified Chr├ętien and Martin. This government is rewriting the book on patronage, arrogance, lies and at least the appearance of corruption.
    Feb 03, 2012 2:52 pm | Newfoundland,

January

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    Premier Dunderdale, in her address this afternoon, stated that election commitments will be honoured based on affordability. Hmmmm?! Some people would assert that, if commitments are not kept, that would amount to broken promises. Looks like the same post-election play book for the Premier as we have too often seen in the past. While I do understand the need to be fiscally responsible, it is amazing that we are heading from a 2011 $750 million surplus to a 2012 deficit even as the price of oil and gas is once again on the rise. And aren't all the public service unions getting ready to meet with government? Once again. Hmmmm?!
    Jan 31, 2012 1:45 pm | Newfoundland,

December

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    I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future. Thanks so much to everyone in the Bellevue District - communities on the Burin Peninsula, Placentia and Trinity Bays - for making my 2011 an enjoyable and memorable one. And now as we turn the corner of a new year, it seems we are only 3 years from the next election. :) So let's all pay attention to what's going on around us and hold our politicians to task for the promises they make. We'll be much the better for it. Happy New Year to all!
    Dec 31, 2011 4:26 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Just read online that the Provincial Government has committed to spending $4 million on expanding broadband internet service on the island. Although the CBC website doesn't mention them by name (and I hope my memory is sound), I really hope the communities of Swift Current and English Harbour East are beneficiaries of this program. Students in particular in these rural areas, absolutely NEED high speed connection to access courses probably not offered at smaller schools. They are therefore at a distinct disadvantage when enrolling in post-secondary institutions.
    Dec 22, 2011 9:07 am | Newfoundland,
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    Near the end of this Fall's election campaign, Premier Kathy Dunderdale stated that individuals who care for family members "might" be able to earn salaries, albeit based on minimum wage. While campaigning, I encountered at least 6 individuals who had stepped away from jobs to care for loved ones due to the absence of home care workers in their respective areas. I wonder if the government has implemented anything to help these people. In the meantime, we shouldn't be fans of a two-tiered system.
    Dec 05, 2011 4:26 pm | Newfoundland,
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    I should point out that while I am no longer the NDP candidate for Bellevue District, I can find no way to edit my Facebook name, so the full scope of information has to stay as is unless someone out there can advise otherwise.
    Dec 02, 2011 6:58 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Risley gets FPI...Gone! The Sullivans get OCI...Gone in two communities and most likely soon to go in others. Why do we make it a provincial pastime to facilitate our own demise. One day, not so very far away, when the oil is no more, the great Newfoundland and Labrador fishery will be a footnote in our own history books. Very, very sad. As the Kingston Trio once said, "When will they ever learn?"
    Dec 02, 2011 6:32 pm | Newfoundland,

October

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    Listening to Nightline on Tuesday evening and heard former Crescent student Tessa Dubeau call in to discuss, and very well, the controversy surrounding a mental health treatment centre for teens in Paradise. So proud to hear and see students and former students learn about social issues, then step forward to offer their opinions. I'm proud of you Tessa. You've come a long way since I first taught a very shy little 12-yr old in my first teaching position in Eastport. Then we met again at Crescent. Good on ya.
    Oct 27, 2011 4:21 pm | Newfoundland,
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    To all my friends and supporters who have previously changed your profile picture to a shot of my sign, you now have my permission to change it back to the picture of your choice. :) Perhaps I'll change mine, too. :)
    Oct 12, 2011 2:09 pm | Newfoundland,
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    To my campaign workers, friends, co-workers and students, deepest appreciation for everything you have done. We took on a difficult task and while I cannot say we came close, we did represent ourselves well. The hard work and support you have shown me will be indelible in my mind. To my family, you are who I am and I love you all. Your undying support and encouragement have sustained me for 12 weeks. To my Mom, in hospital for all of that time, your unrequited love in the face of your own health issues, truly kept me going. Now I can visit you much more and that's a good thing. :) Thanks everyone!!!
    Oct 11, 2011 7:24 pm | Newfoundland,
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    To NDP Leader Lorraine Michael, Thank-you so very much for your friendship, mentorship and continued dedication to those ideals I hold dear. You are a focused, passionate and compassionate human being who never strays from doing what is best for those you represent. To all of our NDP candidates, congratulations on running wonderful campaigns. I have been privileged to have shared your company and friendship. A particular congratulations to those candidates who were successful tonight. Continue to carry the torch.
    Oct 11, 2011 7:16 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Next, to all of you who have posted so many wonderful and encouraging comments, I am honestly moved in a way I have never before experienced. Our interactions over the last few months have been marked by a collective nightly sharing of information and ideas. I will miss that quite a bit, though I do intend to be an active voice for those I feel need someone to stand with them for a better life. We are all in this together and I will never lose sight of that fact. Ok, maybe another post or two. :)
    Oct 11, 2011 7:12 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Now I would like to thank the voters of the Bellevue District for participating in the democratic process. As I've said before, this has been the summer and fall of my life. I have met so many wonderful people, many of whom will remain friends for a long time I'm sure. Please do continue to respectfully challenge your leaders and advocate for positive changes in your communities. While there certainly are deficiencies, hard work and collegial effort will allow your communities to sustain and grow. You deserve no less.
    Oct 11, 2011 7:08 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Hi everybody. I'll comment on all of your recent posts in one, two or three of my own. First of all, sincere congratulations to Mr. Calvin Peach who is once again the MHA for the Bellevue District. You have proven to be a formidable political opponent and I tip my hat to you for your second consecutive win. I would also like to congratulate Ms. Pamela Pardy-Ghent on your fine showing in today's election. Meeting you many times during the campaign, I know for sure that you are passionate about seeing improvements within the Bellevue District.
    Oct 11, 2011 7:03 pm | Newfoundland,

September

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    Sep 16, 2011 6:46 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Sep 16, 2011 6:43 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Sep 16, 2011 6:42 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Kyra Cooper, a student at Crescent Collegiate, is missing!! Renee and Gary, along with her entire family, are very worried about her. She didn't come home last night and she's a diabetic. The police have been contacted and are trying to find her as well. Please let us know if you have any information about where she might be or who she is with. Please repost this as your status. Thank-you.
    Sep 10, 2011 6:14 am | Newfoundland,
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:13 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Many of you may have heard that the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP strongly supports full-day Kindergarten, as does the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association. Research and anecdotal evidence point to a wide array of benefits to this educational model, including academic and social. If you think full-day Kindergarten is a good idea, click "Like." If not, please post a comment stating your preferred option. Thanks.
    Sep 07, 2011 4:05 pm | Newfoundland,
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    I had the pleasure of touring the Fire Hall in St. Bernard's and I was amazed at how much equipment has been accumulated through the efforts of community volunteers from so many different types of fundraisers. But, requests for government help for a new pumper, a new 32-foot ladder, a new water monitor nozzle and a new pager system have gone unfulfilled. Time for more serious discussions.
    Sep 05, 2011 7:16 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Sep 05, 2011 7:03 pm | Newfoundland,
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    The prevailing sentiment in St. Bernard's and Jacques Fontaine is that they are being forgotten and often left to their own devices to improve themselves and their communities, a sentiment shared by many communities in the district. A meeting of lobster fishers for this Wednesday is also weighing on the minds of many who try to make a living from the sea. I truly hope the news is good.
    Sep 05, 2011 6:57 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Had a very warm welcome in St. Bernard's and Jacques Fontaine today. Strolled through the communities on a lovely day and spoke to those in the fishery, seniors on fixed incomes and members of the Volunteer Fire Department who are trying to upgrade their pumper to modern standards with very little government help. Also spoke to young men and women who seek work in some of the ongoing "big" projects.
    Sep 05, 2011 6:53 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Thanks once again to Frances and Baxter Berkshire for putting me up and putting up with me while I visited lovely Arnold's Cove. Your friendship and hospitality is very much appreciated.
    Sep 04, 2011 3:45 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Spent a beautiful few days in Southern Harbour and Arnold's Cove. The weather was the best of the summer (finally) and the welcome was a perfect match. Everywhere I went, I was greeted warmly and people were eager to discuss how we could work together to create a brighter future for the average, everyday resident of this province. I have committed to doing my best to see this happen, and together we will.
    Sep 04, 2011 3:31 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Sep 04, 2011 3:13 pm | Newfoundland,

August

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    Had a great day in Southern Harbour helping out with the beach cleanup (see pics), then going door-to-door visiting constituents. Why is it that nearly every community I visit is on a "boil water" order? I mean...Really!!! It's 2011 and we're flush with oil money. Why is so little making it to municipalities? Federal money in parts of the District, but very little from Provincial coffers. Time for a change.
    Aug 30, 2011 5:55 pm | Newfoundland,
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    Aug 30, 2011 5:21 pm | Newfoundland,
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    So, young voters in particular, how about it. Get out and vote and, of course, vote RYAN on Election Day (October 11th), on Advance Poll Day (Oct. 4th), or you may be able to acquire a Special Ballot and vote between now and October 4th. Contact Elections NL at 1-877-729-7987,or via email at enl@gov.nl.ca. Drop me an email - gaberyan@nl.ndp.ca to let me know you've decided to vote. Every vote counts. :)
    Aug 24, 2011 5:51 pm | Newfoundland,

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