We start the episode talking about pointless gifts and fire safety tips to keep your Christmas tree from going up in flames. Seal fur protestors gave a seal store free advertising and Nelly is coming to Mile One. Speaking of rap music, somebody had their laptop stolen by a skeet who likes rap. Another skeet stole gas, or forgot to pay, depending on how you look at it. Newfoundland has secured a good supply of dope, the majority of residents surveyed say they don’t plan to buy any, and we try to figure out what is a reasonable price per gram. Nick loses his mind talking about cyclists, a bunch of people got picked off by taxis, and we wonder if Metrobus is too cheap after comments about the 2018 St. John’s budget.
It was a slow news week, so we drank to make up for it and make the show more entertaining. Is it too early for Christmas music? VOCM started playing all Christmas music, and on Remembrance Day, so some people are mad. Some people always get mad about Christmas music, no matter when you play it. Come From Away is going to be a movie, Matthew Good & Our Lady Peace are coming for a concert in St. John’s, and Newfoundland still is in a bad financial situation. Our liquor laws are bad, taxi companies are trying to improve their image, and St. John’s is still talking about banning plastic bags.
Joel is back from vacation in Ottawa with stories from the mainland about Uber, Fish & Chips, Airbnb and why he thinks Newfoundland is not really part of Canada. We have another strip club story despite Joel saying he wouldn’t go there anymore. Ontario is delivering beer and we wonder if Newfoundland could use that, or if we really need it with corner stores and taxi delivery. There’s one benefit to Newfoundland’s culture of heavy drinking, which is revealed in some new health statistics. Government is mad that nobody has car insurance, but they won’t remove the tax which made it more expensive. After mourning Corner Brook losing its Sears, we look at the Canada Day forecast and reveal our plans. Be sure to like the North of Newfoundland Facebook page for some live broadcasts this weekend.
It’s a busy show with lots to cover! A prominent store in St. John’s is shutting down, we talk about the different New Years Eve celebrations in St. John’s this year – no NYE fireworks! We look at the crazy dangerous driving video that everybody has been watching. Taxi’s are sketchy, and sometimes you pass out on the way home. NL is poor AF now so no surprise food drive donations are dismal this year. Surprise, NL has been left off another map of Canada. An MP says “fart” in the house of commons and Elizabeth May is pissed. We watch this video but take a break in the middle to talk to interesting caller “John” who is trying to time travel. Nick hangs up on him then we finish the fart video and shut ‘er down.