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How Come We Can't Have A Balkan Restaurant On Boncloddy Street?

The rejection of a permit to open a Balkan restaurant downtown is disappointing and frustrating, and Dave shares his thoughts on how this happened.
Written by Dave Lane at 09:53

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Is Our Foodie Frenzie Just a Flash in the Pan?

One of the most exciting developments in our province the past few years has been the surge of an incredible “food culture.” What can we do to make it sustainable?
Written by Dave Lane at 14:51

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Budget Fallout: The City Has a Role To Play

The budget just laid down by our provincial government is cause for serious concern. Like all of us, I’ve been thinking a lot about what this means, and my heart goes out to my friends, family, and neighbours as we wrap our minds around how our lives will change.
Written by Dave Lane at 10:40

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All Hail Our Economic Saviour During Hard Times: The Small Business

The headlines are starting to drive a growing fear: we’re in the bust after the boom. The party’s over. The jig is up. It was good while it lasted, but the good times are coming to an end. Sigh.
Written by Dave Lane at 10:40

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It’s Time to Change the Way City Hall Writes Its Budgets. Here’s How.

In December, City Council announced its next three-year budget and much of the information (tax hikes and service cuts) was totally unexpected by the citizens of St. John’s.
Written by Dave Lane at 15:00
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