While many are gearing up for Halloween, it's Christmas in Mount Pearl. This October marks the silver anniversary of the popular event Christmas at the Glacier, Sandra Flynn's brainchild. "Going back 25 years people thought we were crazy," Flynn told CBC News. "A Christmas show before Halloween? You're nuts! ' [But] it obviously works." Since 1993, Christmas at the Glacier has put hockey on hold at the Mount Pearl arena. Instead, vendors, gifts and shoppers fill the space.
More than 500 people with more desire and determination than most used a sunny, fall Sunday in St. John's to run the rolling hills between two of this province's most historic sites, Cape Spear and Cabot Tower. The 20 kilometre road race is a bucket list item for runners and considered by many to be one of the most challenging –and scenic – in all of North America. "Anybody that does this race certainly has a lot to be proud of," race director Guy Beazley said Sunday.
It was standing room only at St. John's city hall on Tuesday as the newest members of the 38th council said their oath of office. It was also a noticeably younger crowd in the gallery and in the seats of council chambers. "I think we have probably the youngest council ever elected," said Danny Breen, the city's 15th mayor. "The composition of the council is important because it more accurately reflects the demographics of our city." During a typical council meeting, the gallery is a ghost town.
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