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Polar Bear Shot in NFLD - Mystery Meat Potluck to be Served at the Legion
A fine, noble, and tasty NFLD animal

A polar bear that wandered into town had to be shot by police. RCMP said that they watched the animal drift into the harbour on the ice yesterday around 5:00 pm. They thought the bear would have continued on north, but it came into the housing area, crossed the road and went up by a garage and lay down.

The decision to shoot the bear was made by wildlife for safety reasons.

An unrelated announcement was made latter in the day that there will be a Mystery Meat Potluck and Time at the Legion this Friday night.

New Newfoundland Quarters

Hang on to any Newfoundland quarters. If you have them, they may be worth much more than 25 cents.

The Canadian Mint announced today that it is recalling all of the Newfoundland quarters that are part of its program featuring quarters from each province.

"We are recalling all the new Newfoundland quarters that were recently issued," Canadian Mint Deputy Minister Jack Shackleford said Monday. "This action is being taken after numerous reports that new quarters will not work in parking meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones, or other coin-operated devices."

The quarters were issued in the order in which the various provinces joined Confederation. and have been a tremendous success among coin collectors worldwide.

"The problem lies in the unique design of the Newfoundland quarter, which was created by a team of mainlanders.", Shackleford said. "Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and the nickel together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices.

The Irish Descendants Finally Caught the Wind

They grew up with it; they rode the Marine Atlantic ferries in it; they even sang about it; and today they held a press conference to tell the world that they have finally caught the wind.

"Well, it happened like this", said Con O’Brien, "we were down on the waterfront, walking along, enjoying the day, when we see this gust coming towards us from across the harbour... looked like a Southside Squall."

He continued, "Duncan pointed out that one of the docked fishing boats had a pail and cover sitting next to it on the dock and shouted for Graham and Rob to go grab it and stand ready."

"Next thing we knew, the byes were head into the squall and fighting to stay upright. That's when Duncan rushed over and managed to get it into the pale - and the byes fastened the cover down."

Mr. O'Brien then produced the 5 gallon salt beef bucket for the press to inspect.

UpAlong.org's local reporter, Buddy, got a chance to touch the bucket.

"She was vibrating sometin fearse, ole man... like dey had put in a hive of bees. Dat Southside Squall dey captured sure don't like to be locked up.", Buddy said.

The Irish Descendants plan to take the squall out to sea and release it.

On a slightly related story; the harbour has been enjoying a flat-calm ever since the Irish Descendants captured the wind.


Newfoundland and Labrador becomes 'have' province
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Remember when this happened in Nov of 2008?

Newfoundland and Labrador will not receive equalization payments for the first time in the 51-year history of the program. The Finance Minister made the announcement recently in Ottawa. Newfoundland joines B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan in the new class of so-called "have" provinces. Meanwhile, Ontario will dip below the equalization threshold for the first time next year.

Premier Danny Williams called it a proud day for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Reaching the equalization threshold has been a symbolic goal of the provincial government ever since Premier Brian Peckford made his famous "someday the sun will shine, and have-not will be no more" speech in 1982.

Dart Player Turns Pro

"Dartplayer Blues by:Simani"

Outport dart player Tom Clayton announced at the Hotel Newfoundland that he was joining the Canadian Pro Dart circuit, effective immediately, if not, sooner.

After 20 some-odd years of carrying his various teams to victories of home-made knitted socks and frozen turkeys, Tom figured that his skills are on par, if not more so, with the pro’s.

“I’m WAY beyond the days of tearing up me flights, and jumping on me darts”, said Tom, “and my ulcers have all healed, so I figured its time to take playing darts to the next level.”

Some of Tom’s old team-mates are excited that he has finally decided to turn pro.

“He’s some good, bye”, relates Joe Keeping, “We’ve been telling he for years that he’s much better than those guys on the CBC. Sure those guys don’t even drink a beer while their playing. Ole Tom only gets better with the more beer he drinks. Either that, or we all gets worse.”

Canadian Pro Dart officials published on their website this: “We are excited and proud that Tom Clayton has finally joined our ranks. We look forward to bearing witness to his multiple tuns.”

We here at UpAlong.org wish Tom all the best.

Newfie Pick-up Artist

A guy from Newfoundland is sitting at the bar in New York City and looks at his watch several times in the space of a few minutes. The woman sitting nearby notices this and asks, "Is your date running late?"
"No," he replies, "I have this state-of-the-a ....

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