Chamber hosts annual job fair

The Mount Pearl – Paradise Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s annual job fair at the Reid Centre on Sept. 24.

16 different businesses and organizations, ranging from Tim Hortons to the Town of Paradise, had booths set up to meet potential employees.

“At the end of the day it really comes down to connecting people who are looking for employment with employers,” explained chamber president Dave Halliday.

Posted on October 4, 2019 .

‘There’s just some kind of a humanity there’

Mount Pearl— Southlands NDP candidate Anne Marie Anonsen says she has two responses to the question posed at the door, ‘Why should I vote for you?’

“I think I have been doing, all my life, work that has led me to here and now. I have been championing for people all my life. I’ve gotten really used to finding out what’s the real problem that’s stopping this person. It’s almost always political,” said Anonsen. “I know what people are up against. I know that fixes are possible. And I really know that those fixes are in the 109 pages of commitments that Jagmeet Singh is putting out there.”

Posted on October 4, 2019 .

Only getting started

With one full term under his belt, St John’s South - Mount Pearl MP Seamus O’Regan says he is looking forward to taking another swing at federal politics.

O’Regan says he is proud of the work he was able to put in during his first term, describing his riding as having some of the best of both worlds in terms of urban and rural areas.

Posted on September 25, 2019 .

An alternative option

Canadians will have a new choice when they cast their ballots in this October’s federal election.

The newly minted People’s Party of Canada (PPC) was formed by Maxime Bernier in September of 2018, following his resignation from the Conservative Party, and is running a full slate of candidates across the country.

Ben Ruckpaul, 24, is the St. John’s South— Mount Pearl People’s Party candidate.

Posted on September 25, 2019 .

Tackling a big problem

Dr. Mehrul Hasnain says that North America’s obesity problem is too big to be tackled by one individual.

So, Hasnain, a former associate professor of Psychiatry at MUN and former head of Liaison Psychiatry, Geriatric and Consultation divisions with Eastern Health, is starting a support group dealing with obesity, stress, cardiovascular disease, and how all three problems are interwoven.

Posted on September 11, 2019 .

Marconi Sea cadet deemed top grade

A member of the Mount Pearl 284 Marconi Sea Cadet program was the recipient of not one, but two prestigious awards this summer.

Petty Officer Nicholas Smith is one of only 31 cadets across Canada to receive the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS) Cadet Medal of Merit.

He was also awarded the Fred McKee Memorial Award for Top Overall Advanced Course Cadet, one of only 23 cadets across the country to do so.

Posted on September 11, 2019 .

A small house… full of stories

Your old books can have a new home in Mount Pearl, with the help of one resident’s little library.

Maureen Duke Renouf has been a resident of Mount Pearl for over a decade, and has been an avid reader even longer. For the last five years, she has been spreading her love of books with not only her neighbours, but the rest of Mount Pearl.

Posted on September 11, 2019 .

And they’re off

Members of the Mount Pearl - Paradise Chamber of Commerce didn’t need their golf clubs for this year’s summer social.

Instead, the Chamber hosted its first ever Amazing Race.

“We found that there’s a lot of golf tournaments throughout the year,” said President Dave Halliday, referring to the way most chambers of commerce and boards of trade tackle the annual summer social for members. “This was developed as a sort of alternative and to do something different and a little bit more interactive than the typical golf tournament.”

Posted on September 11, 2019 .