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Saint John has been enjoying an upswell of economic momentum. Some of its efforts have been made under the surface, quiet and inconspicuous, similar to a whale as it glides through the ocean. Others have been more flamboyant, like the gentle giant as it crests …

I confess to being a fan of travel books. Winter lasts a long time in St. John’s and there is nothing finer than sitting by a roaring fire with a glass of something good to hand, while the snow piles up, and reading about sweating it out in the jungle or lolling about in a kayak on a sunny ocean.

Knowing exact inventory levels can help an employee at a fast food restaurant steer clients towards better-stocked options, improving the overall experience. Knowing customer behaviour patterns allows automatic generation of useful customized coupons.

While scanning winning entries in this year’s Top 50 CEO competition, I couldn’t help but be struck by a number of inspiring, intriguing-to-me incongruities. And by a few less inspiring congruities. For starters, there were the inordinate numbers of incredibly accomplished, clearly driven CEOs—both male …

I admire the men and women who grace the pages of this magazine this month–each of them undeniably accomplished in his or her own ways–but I know only four people who, in my life, qualify as weathered, patient, fearless, visionary, mature advocates of a more …

It was a hot-under-the-collar moment. A red-faced, knee-jerk, emotional response to what sounded (to me) very much like demographic bigotry. Or, at the very least, like an unjust assessment of an entire provincial population. Perhaps I was oversensitive. The conversation began factually enough: It was …

Joey Smallwood has been roundly criticized for having saddled Newfoundland and Labrador with a bad deal over Churchill Falls. His mistake wasn’t in doing the deal, but in not consulting with enough folks such that he could have avoided its worst elements. Is Nova Scotia …

Noel O’Dea’s job begins (and ends) at the bottom. The bottom line, that is. Ever since we were founded 33 years ago, in 1980, our mission has been to help our clients achieve their business goals—putting bums in seats, making the cash register sing.” That …

As their names were announced and their supporters jumped to their feet, joining the rest of the audience in a standing ovation, chanting “TotalPave, TotalPave”, two brothers from Fredericton sought each other in the crowd, embracing proudly. They had just won first place in the …

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