Monocle fixes

  1. Newly constructed buildings don’t do justice to the landscape. Bring in some good regional (or international if necessary) architects who are sensitive to the island’s vernacular architecture.

  2. Parking downtown is a problem, so what about bike paths? It’s a myth that the temperatures are much colder than New York and the cold shouldn’t stop people cycling anyway – look at Copenhagen.

  3. For some reason the names of the roads change almost every block. It only makes sense to someone who’s lived here a long time. If you want to make life easier, make urban navigation easier.

  4. Market St John’s as the closest North American hub to Europe. London is just four hours away.

  5. Create a hotel and convention centre that will make headlines and attract a global audience.

Made in Newfoundland

  1. ‘Riddle Fence’ – local arts and culture journal
  2. Handknit puffin sweater from NONIA, a clothing collective of ladies from local rural communities
  3. Handknit wool socks from the NONIA ladies
  4. The real thing: Auntie Crae’s homemade blueberry and bakeapple jam
  5. Newfoundland’s famous rum, Screech
  6. Indie rock band Hey Rosetta’s latest CD

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