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Today on UpAlong - Happy Wednesday!
  When will Spring Arrive???


  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.


  USA Violates NAFTA by Exporting Snow to NFLD
Wicket or Wha!

Environment Canada is tracking a weak area of low pressure currently near the Gulf of Mexico which will move slowly north-eastward Friday and Saturday night and begin to deepen on Saturday as it nears the Maritimes. Snow is forecasted to develop Saturday evening across western Nova Scotia and will spread north-eastward to reach Cape Breton after midnight.

The weather office says that this is the second snow storm in less than a week which the USA has exported a direct violation of the NAFTA clause 91.11.12, which states, in part, Neither country shall send the other any unwanted weather.


  Fun with VOCM

This one was just too good to pass up...


  Listen to NFLD Radio

Listen to the radio from 'back home'!



  The Great Newfoundland Bail Out
From Space - Snow blankets Newfoundland Island

You can't turn on the news these days without hearing about various governments bailing out various sectors and industries. Most news anchors report that this is the result of modern economics gone wrong.

Well, its not. The self-governing Dominion of Newfoundland went bankrupt in 1934.

Britain agreed to rescue Newfoundland's budget, and its nearly worthless bonds, but the price was the island's voluntary abandonment of democratic self-government. The British appointed a Commission of Government to administer the Dominion, led by a colonial governor.

Newfoundland has been sustained by a powerful survival mentality and cultural values that stress individual reliance under harsh conditions. The island regained its democracy and began its long climb out of poverty when it became a province of Canada in 1949.

Bail out - Newfoundland's been there, done that, and bought the T-Shirt.


  There's a parrot on the plane

A newfie was flying from St. John's to London. On reaching his plane seat, he is surprised to see a parrot strapped in next to him. He asks the stewardess for a coffee where upon the parrot squawks, "And get me a whisky, you cow!"



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