Photos from the Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Posted on: Friday, November 11th, 2011

His Honour the Honourable John C. Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, laid a wreath during the ceremony at the War Memorial before making his way to the Court House on Water Street to take the salute. To the nines in seal skins, no less.

The crowd on Water street was eventually asked to move back to make room for the parade. When one child, still crouched on the road, missed the memo, the otherwise very serious looking lady with the staff on the right gave her a friendly boot in the rear. We all had a good laugh at that one.

Once the parade have moved on, people lined up at the War Memorial to place their poppy on one of the crosses.

It was a beautiful day for a Remembrance Ceremony.

11/11/11

    Posted on: Friday, November 11th, 2011

Last chance to safely dispose of hazardous waste

    Posted on: Sunday, November 6th, 2011

I had to change the bulb in my range today, which meant I had to figure out what to do with the expired CFL bulb I was replacing.

What I learned (besides the fact that the underside of my range needs a cleaning) is that we have a system in place for disposing of CFL bulbs, which contain mercury, and other household hazardous waste (HHW), but that it only runs for half of the year.

So if you’ve got any of the following taking up space in your abode:

  • Motor oils
  • Solvents
  • Propane tanks – do not leave valve open
  • Glues
  • Brake and clutch fluids
  • Wood preservatives and stains
  • Pool chemicals
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Disinfectants
  • Paints: oil and latex (Do not mix!)
  • Drain and oven cleaners
  • Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, flea powders
  • Gas
  • BBQ starter
  • Lighter fluid
  • Paint stripper, turpentine
  • Aerosol containers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Batteries, battery acids
  • Mercury
  • Prescription drugs
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Compact fluorescent lights – energy saving bulbs
  • best pack it into the trunk of your vehicle and head on over to Robin Hood Bay on one of the following three Saturdays between 8am and 4pm, otherwise you’ll have to hang onto it until June when the service resumes.

    If you’d like more information, including tips on how to safely transport your HHW, Eastern Waste Management’s got you covered.

    The SJIWFF – Closing Night pictures

      Posted on: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

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    “Men and their penises.. it’s a very strange, complex relationship.”

      Posted on: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

    So says indie filmmaker Ingrid Veninger, director of i am a good person/i am a bad person, a film which opens with what may be the most unenthusiastic blow job to ever appear on screen. i am a good person/i am a bad person screened at this year’s St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

    Stephen Dunn caught up with her at Fort Amherst to ask her all about it.