Wednesday, September 8, 2010

'I'm single, very single'

Blasts from NL’s past

Quotes of the week from September 2005 Independent newspapers


“If the shrimp was coming out of Ontario you could rest assured we’d be looking to do something with European wine, but yet because it’s Newfoundland and Labrador shrimp it doesn’t get any attention.”

— Premier Danny Williams in advising Ottawa to tackle the European Union shrimp tariff with the same ferocity as the softwood lumber dispute with the United States. Sept. 4th.

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“I definitely judge people who move away; I’m a fairly cruel person when it comes to people bailing on Newfoundland.”

— Tonya Kearley-Russell, Trinity cartoonist (Baychick). Sept. 11th.

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“I’m single, very single. Hopefully that will change and hopefully I’ll improve the social life too.”

— Then-Mount Pearl Mayor Steve Kent on his busy schedule. Sept. 18th.

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“I would say it was most appropriate. He was a graduate of St. Bon’s.”

— Father Vernon Boyd on former Archbishop Alphonsus Penney giving mass at the school. Penney resigned from his post as Archbishop of the diocese of St. John’s in 1991 amidst accusations of covering up sexual abuse at Mount Cashel Orphanage. (Sept. 25th)

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