Greg O’Grady, chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Stuttering Association (NLSA), was in Mount Pearl City Hall Oct. 15 as the City declared Oct. 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day in the City of Mount Pearl.
O’Grady, a Gander native, organised “A Million Things I Need to Say”, a fundraising walk and run in 2012 while living in Ontario as a means of giving back to the Speech and Stuttering Institute of Toronto, where he had received treatment.
Monday night, Oct. 22, as you know, Canadians voted in the forty-third Canadian election.
Trudeau will be returning as Prime Minster, with his Liberals holding 157 seats— a loss of 27 seats from 2015, but still enough to form a minority government.
The Conservatives under Andrew Scheer earned 121 seats, an increase of 22 seats from 2015, but did manage to win the popular vote, winning 34.4 per cent of Canadians’ vote against the Liberals 33.1 per cent (which will likely stir debate about Canada’s electoral system, and who the Canadians truly want to lead the country).
Autumn, with its chill wind blowing, colourful fall leaves crunching underfoot, and jack-o-lanterns grinning from door stoops, seems a perfect time to tell ghost stories.
It’s the memory of crisp fall days and spooky October nights that inspired Mount Pearl author Geraldine Ryan Lush to publish Haunted Towns: Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador, a collection of ghost stories and paranormal tales from across the province.