SEA BELLES CHORUS HOLDS ONE DAY THRIFT STORE FUNDRAISER  Sea Belles, Saint John's only ladies A Cappella chorus is holding a one day Thrift Store Sale, Saturday, September 10th, 8am – 2pm at Portland United Church Hall, 50 Newport Crescent,...

The Straw

There is always something to talk about at the Big M morning coffee grind, yesterday morning a few heads were shaking at Councilor McAlary's wondering why people that work in the city "migrate" to the valley. It's really not all...
I heard this weekend that Costco are going to install parking meters in their parking lot. Parking will be $2.00 per hour to offer competitive rates with the city of Saint John. Parking fines will be $25.00 if paid...
The other morning the Commentary in the TJ was suggesting that high property tax rates and high water rates "might" be throwing monkey wrench into this Council’s priority of “economic development”.  It wasn't exactly a sharp stick in the...
This articles title is taken from a book by Carol Tavris where she explains why we justify foolish beliefs and bad decisions. It applies cognitive dissonance theory to a wide variety of topics, including politics, conflicts of interest, the...
Editors Note: Last week Elizabeth May considered resigning as leader of the Green Party over a vote by the Green Party to support sanctions against Israel over the Israel's treatment of Palestinians. The question becomes, is Elizabeth May taking...

Gold and Bronze

While all eyes were on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio yet another International Competition was taking place. The  SUSCA Marathon National Championships returned to New England this past weekend hosted by NECKRA, the New England Canoe and Kayak Racing...

Lost in Translation

During our usual morning coffee conversation one of the contributors commented that he didn't think Blaine Higgs had a chance of getting the nod to become the leader of the Conservative Party. Since Higgs has a proven track record as...
A Letter to the Editor Parking Changes Are Unwarranted (Telegraph Journal Heading) I Just read that our Council now wants to charge people for parking throughout the south end. I wonder if they gave any thought to the effect this will...
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