1. Mark · December 7, 2011

    Please get Andrew Harvey back. Or if you are worried about a conflict of interest, someone else decent. This is unreadable and quite unfortunate.

  2. Sean · December 7, 2011

    I have to disagree – I thought Newfie Hulk did an excellent job. I got all the information I need, and I was entertained too. In the unlikely event that Newfie Hulk does not remain as the City Hall reporter until the next Municipal Election, I would nominate Hans Rollman, who for many years provided insightful reporting of MUNSU (or the CSU as it was originally called). Either that, or have Newfie Hulk declare that he is open to all challengers by way of hand to hand combat for anyone who wishes to take his job.

  3. Elling Lien · December 7, 2011

    Haha.. Thanks Sean. Newfie Hulk appeared on a whim because our other tweeter had to back out at the last minute and we couldn’t find a replacement. He may do it again occasionally, but we’re working on another replacement.

    I like the idea of having a character like Newfie Hulk cover what’s normally considered a ‘boring’ beat. City council is important stuff, and not enough people pay attention to it. If Hulk can help slip some information in between jokes to people who normally don’t follow city politics, that seems like a positive thing to me.

  4. Elling Lien · December 7, 2011

    Here’s some more detail on the city getting rid of the business occupancy tax: “The City of St. John’s has decided to get rid one of its business taxes, although that doesn’t mean the private sector will be getting an overall break on their next municipal billings.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/10/16/nl-stjohns-business-tax-1016.html?cmp=rss

  5. Emma · December 7, 2011

    I liked it! The Robotech reference made my day.