“This is an
exciting time for this team. Flames fever has definitely hit.
It's hard to believe (a Stanley Cup title) is so close.”
-Peter Hanlon (B.Comm.’95, DBA’91), director
of communications for the Calgary Flames. Telegram,
Anesthesiologist Dr. Andrew Major (MD ’83) is the new
president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association.
He succeeds Dr. Susan King (B.Med. Sc.’78, MD ’80).
“I will not necessarily cast my vote for the individual
who is able to tack up the most advertisements per square
–Jennifer Barrett (BFV ’03) commenting on
the number and size of election signs visible in St. John’s.
Danielle Devereaux (BA’97) is one of three Canadian
writers to win a Dalton Camp Award. Ms. Devereaux received
her award at the Banff Television Festival.
“Canadians are among the highest taxed people in the
world. In Newfoundland and Labrador, we see so much of our
money go to taxes that we have rewritten the old adage about
not being able to get blood from a turnip to ‘you can,
indeed, get blood from a turnip.’”
–Bob Benson (BA’62), a columnist, considering
Medicare and taxation. Telegram, June 20
“Taxes are the tools by which we build our civil society.
They fund women’s centres, although not nearly enough.
They make sure that the person who cares for my child is professional
and educated. And when I had surgery two weeks ago on my wrist,
I didn’t get a whopping bill in the mail. The receptionist
did not ask for my credit card – just my health identification
–Lana Payne (BA’86) on tuning out tax tirades.
Archdeacon Cyrus Pitman (BA’67) has been elected as
the new bishop for the Anglican church in eastern Newfoundland
Will Roach (BS’79, BED’79) has left his position
as general manager of Husky East Coast effective June 18 to
become president of Calgary-based UTS Energy.
“The Freshwater Road site is the landmark for the best
fish and chips in the western world. To see it burn and read
about it is similar to seeing a part of our lives go up in
smoke and flames.”
–George Saunders (BA ’71, B.Ed.’71,
M.Ed.’89), a Bishop’s Falls resident responding
to news of the fire damage to Ches’s Fish and Chips.
Telegram, June 16
Four alumni were among the eight people named by Lieutenant-Governor
Ed Roberts to the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador. Among
the recipients were Paul Johnson (LLD’94), Linda Peckford
(BA(Ed)’80), H. James Shouse (BS’82), and Otto
Tucker (BA(Ed.)’55, LLD’97).