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Publisher’s Commentary - Tina Olivero

What if Newfoundland was a lot more like Norway? In Norway, state-owned oil projects often

wells to be drilled. Not only is our drilling/

have upwards of 60% ownership in their oil

find ratio high, at one in five wells, but

and gas projects. This model of investment

we also have unprecedented exploration

in the energy industry has served them

happening like never before. One significant

well. Norway is now sitting pretty with the

find and we are on a fast track to future

largest nest egg in the world; A sovereign

projects and the same opportunities as that

wealth fund with over US$1 trillion in assets,

of the North Sea.

including 1.3% of global stocks and shares. In May 2018 Norway’s fund was worth about $195,000 per Norwegian citizen. It also holds portfolios of real estate and fixed-income investments. Newfoundland should do precisely that. Fund that Norway has created, pushes for more transparency and focuses on doing the right thing. It shuns individual companies and entire sectors like tobacco peddlers, and nuclear weapons makers because it’s the right thing to do. They operate from a higher good. They can afford to. That is a smart oil and gas strategy and societal formula. One we can all aspire to! Newfoundland, through Nalcor Energy, marginal

ownership

in

producing

oil projects, ranging from 4.9% to 10% equity shares. This model promotes jobs and short-term needs but loses on the long term investment growth and security model, that Norway has been so successful in achieving. Oil and gas production in the Norwegian Continental Shelf comes from 107 identified fields with 85 fields currently in production. Comparatively,

Offshore

be oil asset owners and managers. Canada should be smart enough to realize that oil and gas is the catalyst to new energy both from a monetary and infrastructure perspective. 

The trillion-dollar Government Pension

has

But before we go any further, we need to

Newfoundland

has four oil-producing fields. It’s time to catch up!

Clearly, the smartest thing we can do with oil and gas is own our projects and use oil and gas to build new sustainable energy infrastructure. Oil and gas is the foundation of new energy coming on stream and given world demand it’s not going to be one energy source or the other; it’s going to be an energy mix of resources for the next 4050 years. Those are the facts. It’s time for Canada to invest in our offshore projects and create investment successes like that of Norway. Why not? We have a

proven

infrastructure,

the

perfect

investment climate, and unprecedented world-class

opportunity

offshore

Newfoundland. If Canada doesn’t get the perspective right

I often wonder what would happen if

when it comes to oil and gas, perhaps

Newfoundland

it would be right for Newfoundland to

Norway. I imagine a different future. Aligning

join Norway. In a time of globalization,

with the Norwegian model of developing

aligning with the world’s energy giant and

our oil and gas, fishery and tourism sectors

masterful investment strategist just might

would allow Newfoundland to flourish as

be the ultimate solution for our kids here in

Norway’s has. That idea would entirely

Newfoundland and Labrador. Having said all

change Newfoundland history!

This year and the next Newfoundland will

that, it looks like the next 2 to 5 years will

have upwards of six aggressive drilling

see the most prolific growth in the industry

players offshore, with an estimated 80+

to date, offshore Newfoundland.

left

Canada

and

joined

It’s a thought!

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7 PUBLISHER’S COMMENTARY What if Newfoundland joined Norway?

24 WEST WHITE ROSE Project update

14 DRILLING BONANZA Offshore Newfoundland

29 WEST WHITE ROSE Did you know?

16 THE SMARTEST THING WE CAN DO with oil and gas is use it to bridge us to a new energy future

30 WEST WHITE ROSE Infographic series

22 CARBON CREDITS It’s time!

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32 WEST WHITE ROSE Are you bidding?

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56 THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT Improving business operations with apps 59 GET DIGI WITH IT Online digital advancement: a must in this era 60 GADGET GUIDE A notable collection

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64 ICE CATS Teams plunging into freezing ice cold water 66 68

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DRILLING BONANZA OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND

One major discovery, that’s all it will take to set Newfoundland Offshore on fire! According to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, there are six drilling project summaries submitted by five operators offshore Newfoundland. That translates a possible 80 + proposed drilling programs for the lucrative region. Drilling exploration will take place in the Orphan Basin by BP, in the Jeanne D’Arc Basin by Husky Energy, in the Flemish Pass Basin by Nexen and also by Equinor, and in the Carsin Basin and Flemish Pass Basin by Exxon Mobil. Given Newfoundland’s drilling success ratio of one in five, the probability is high that we will have a major discovery in the coming years. This would then be the catalyst for other finds and the possibility of Offshore Newfoundland taking off like the North Sea. Many conditions and variables need to happen in order for the stars to align and discoveries to be made; however, the probability is high, the right players are all at the drill bit and the conditions are perfect for a drilling bonanza that just might make Offshore Newfoundland one of the top places in the world to invest and develop. Get ready! Source: CEAA & CNLOPB

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The consideration of oil and gas as a valuable commodity has many angles of debate. Some believe oil and gas will be the primary source of energy for another 50 years and nothing will be more effective at meeting world oil demand. Others believe we should eliminate oil and gas for other cleaner sustainable fuel sources. Some think that the smartest thing we can do with oil and gas is use it to bridge us to a new energy future. The thing about differing perspectives is that they all have merit, and rather than wasting time, fighting over disagreements, how about coming together and merging commonalities in the interest of a solid plan to move forward? What if we turned concerns into opportunities. Use opposition as a path to solutions. Create differences as a place to build new structures of unity. Sound a little too altruistic? Merging perspectives will most probably be the fastest, most economical way to create a new energy sustainable world. Think about it. The path to solving climate change. The highest level of good for a sustainable new energy future. The place where globalization happens on a new energy scale. That’s a conversation worth having. It’s the oil and gas industry that has catapulted us into the industrial era and modernized our world. The industrial era gave way to the new digital economy we now have. All come with progress and a price.

It’s easy to see that with every advance of humankind, there is an opposing negative impact as well. While cars are one of our most significant advances, people still die in car accidents every day, and the environmental impact of vehicles is unprecedented. But we don’t stop driving our cars; we progress and mitigate risk. That’s also true of the oil and gas industry. We don’t stop oil and gas production; we continue while we mitigate risks and utilize it to bring in new energy like wind, solar, geothermal and more. Oil is the foundation of our world. It’s the most soughtafter commodity on the planet because it is in everything we have and do. From the phone in your hand to the gas in your car, to the clothes on your back. The petroleum industry saturates everything. As an energy nation, our focus has to be on a safe environment and people. The oil and gas industry in Canada is already extremely good at that. Canadian oil companies and their subcontractors are among the top environmental and safety stewards in the world. That is a fact. What’s troubling about oil industry rhetoric is that it’s most often out of context, over-reactive and irresponsible. For example, we have insurance to protect us from car


other social programs. Socioeconomic impacts like a rise in addiction, spousal abuse, suicide, and mental illness, all of which we have seen on the rise in the last year or so across Canada, especially in oil and gas regions. accidents. We need to have that same level of knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of the oil and gas industry and its operations and limitations. Otherwise, we are working against ourselves, trying to eliminate that which sustains us and our current way of life. Canada’s the world’s 3rd largest producer of oil. Because of oil and gas, we have enjoyed prosperous economic conditions and oil and gas has been the foundation of Canada’s economy. What happens to our entire economic system if we take that down? Have we thought it all through? The world won’t work without oil and gas. Canada won’t work without oil and gas. You only have to look at the last 32 months in Canada to see the results of the oil price collapse. 40,000 + job layoffs meant a socioeconomic impact that was unprecedented and staggering. People need purpose and focus in life, and the oil and gas industry, directly and indirectly, has been a strong foundation for many Canadians. We don’t want to lose that foundation and end up with extreme socioeconomic impacts that affect each of us right here at home. Impacts like cuts in education, health, and

Many of the protestors of pipelines across Canada haven’t thought it fully through. What’s Canada worth without oil? How can we even think about getting to new energy without oil? The reality is, there is no new energy without the support of oil and gas. Wind turbines are made of petroleum products. Trucks used to transport and erect a wind turbine use gas.  The wind can’t blow 24-7, so you need another energy substitute when the wind doesn’t blow. That can be a petroleum fuel. Get the picture? When Bob Dylan said, “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,” he was right. New energy is where we need to go, and lo and behold, it’s oil and gas that is going to get us there. Like it or not, life’s comforts always come with some setbacks.  Sometimes environmental and in extreme cases, just like car accidents, sadly the loss of life. That will also occur in the new energy regimes as well. There will be an environmental impact with clean energy too! Let’s drop the finger pointing and be pro-active with an all-inclusive new energy mix. One that unites differing perspectives and solves the challenges of the day.


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Building An Island For The Sea By Tina Olivero


West White Rose It seems to be the pattern offshore Newfoundland, world-class oil projects tend to be bigger than original estimates. When it comes to the White Rose project, it is exponentially more significant than first discovery projections back in 1984.

the west of the field, using a fixed drilling rig tied back to the existing SeaRose FPSO. That platform is a mega world-class initiative and is being constructed in Argentia, Newfoundland right now. First oil is expected in 2022.

350 kilometers southeast of the capital city, St. John’s, Newfoundland, the White Rose field sits at the edge of the Jeanne d’Arc Basin. Nothing but ocean and skyline, this foggy cold region of the Grand Banks is a diamond in the mist.

The concrete gravity base and topsides of the platform will combine to become a first of its kind offshore Newfoundland - a super platform. It is an innovative technological concept that requires ingenious precision and brain metal to construct it and bring to its resting place at the West White Rose field.

The development of White Rose and its subsequent fields has been the work and vision of Husky Energy (68% partner owner) and its partners Suncor (26%) and Nalcor (5%). White Rose partners have seen nothing but gains from the White Rose project as it has provided oil producing returns from a number of fields in 2005, 2010, and 2015, with much more to come. The original White Rose field was developed using subsea technology, consisting of three drill centres tied back to a Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The initial development of the White Rose project utilized a 21-well system that was tied back to the FPSO, meaning oil was pumped up to the seabed surface to drill centers on the ocean floor. From there oil then flowed up through a subsea production system of flow lines that were tied back or connected to the vessel. Since the initial oil production success, three field extensions have produced oil. North Amethyst was the first subsea tieback that started producing oil in May 2010. The South White Rose subsea tieback achieved first oil in June 2015. Both projects produce oil and deliver it back to the SeaRose FPSO. WEST WHITE The West White Rose project will access further resources to

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This state-of-the-art platform was chosen because it has improved drilling efficiency, reduced weather downtime, lower operating costs and greater resource recovery potential. It is an island in the sea. The platform has an overall height of 145 meters and a total weight of 210,100 tonnes. It will take more than 7.5 million person-hours for engineering and construction and will require approximately 800 workers at Argentia during peak construction. Currently, construction is focusing on disassembling, which is the last of the slip-forming equipment, and preparing for the internal concrete slab and ring beams in the central shaft before the installation of the first of the Main Mechanical Outfitting steel work at the beginning of Q2. In Marystown, the upper sub-module for the living quarters has finished painting, and work has begun on two other units. In Argentia, the early part of 2019 will focus on disassembling the last of the slipforming equipment and preparing for the internal concrete slab and ring beams in the central shaft before the installation of the first of the Main Mechanical Outfitting steel work at the beginning of Q2. Husky expects to start another round of slip-forming in the spring of 2019. Find out more here: wwrp.huskyenergy.com


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Offshore Newfoundland has four oil producting projects: Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose and Hebron. West White Rose is next with a concrete base platform also known as a fixed drilling rig.

The West White Rose total platform height = 241 metres which is about half the height of the Empire State Building. The Topsides operating weight = 30,000 tonnes

It will take more than 7.5 million person hours for engineering and construction of the Hebron platform, requiring between 700 and 800 workers at the Argentia site during peak construction.

The West White Rose project is part of a series of successful exploration finds within the White Rose field. It is located 350 km southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The Argentia construction site or Graving Dock was completed May 2015. It is approximately 25 metres deep and allows CGS to be constructed completely onsite.

The Hebron platform is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the rough Atlantic Ocean that has challenges such as icebergs, wind and waves.

The West White Rose project will access oil using a fixed drilling rig tied back to the existing SeaRose FPSO. It is currently being constructed in Argentia Newfoundland. First oil is expected in 2022.

Building the West White Rose platform and its project operations will cost approximately $5.2 billion, boosting the economy in unprecedented ways.

The Terra Nova project produces oil using an FPSO - Floating Production Offshore Supply Vessel.


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ARE YOU BIDDING? The West White Rose project in Newfoundland Canada includes the

The General Partnership

construction of a concrete gravity structure that will have a net project cost of $2.2 billion from construction to first oil. Another $3.6 billion will be spent over the project life including about $180 million reflected in 2017 capital guidance. The total cost of construction and production of West White Rose will be $5.2 billion over the project lifespan.  Much of this project cost will be spent with local and Canadian companies that are successful bidders on the work.

West White Rose - What you need to know Located some 350 kilometres offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, the West White Rose project is a significant project in the oil and gas industry. It creates significant direct employment, business and other industrial benefits provided to Newfoundland and Labrador, including more than $3 billion in provincial royalties, equity and taxes and more

Known as the “General Partnership,” SNC-Lavalin, Dragados, and Pennecon are responsible for the construction of the project in five main areas of procurement: 1. Contracts 2. Purchasing 3. Expediting 4. Logistics 5. Material Control There is a registration requirement prior to obtaining a bid request or a request for quotation. The procurement process promises full and fair opportunity, competitive bidding, confidentiality agreements and adherence to Husky’s Newfoundland Benefits Plan, the Atlantic Accord Act and the Special Project Collective Agreement.

than 10 million person-hours of employment during the engineering and

Project stakeholders are committed to ensuring industrial benefits

construction phases. The project is expected to create approximately

are experienced in Newfoundland and Labrador and that provincial

250 permanent platform jobs once operational.

suppliers and contractors will have the opportunity to participate in the

A purpose-built graving dock at Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador

supply of goods and services through the GP procurement process.

was completed in 2015 to enable construction of the concrete gravity

Companies will be evaluated and selected on the following procurement

structure. Construction will commence in the fourth quarter of 2017.

criteria:

Following construction, the concrete gravity structure will be towed to the White Rose field where the platform’s topsides will be installed before connecting to the SeaRose via existing subsea infrastructure. The West White Rose development plan includes a tie-back to the already existing SeaRose FPSO (Floating Production Offshore Supply Vessel). Simply put, there will be an additional concrete structure used to extract the oil from below the seabed and that system will be tied back to the already existing production vessel. 

Technical and commercial compliance Newfoundland benefits commitments Work experience Creditworthiness Price (competitiveness) Quality assurance Health, safety & environment Service and Delivery Key Procurement considerations include: Satisfactory delivery performance record for similar scope

The Operator - Husky Energy

Technical capability Skill of proposed team/workforce

Husky Energy has a working interest of approximately 70 percent of

Availability of equipment required for the work

the project. Other project partners include Suncor Energy and Nalcor

Low staff turnover

Energy – Oil and Gas. While Husky oversees the construction of this project, the General Partnership responsible for the construction of the Concrete Gravity Structure includes SNC-Lavalin, Dragados, and Pennecon. These three companies will be the buyers and administrators of all subcontracts and purchase orders associated with West White Rose.

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2017 Procurement packages included: Batch plant and concrete supply (for CGS) Concrete for infrastructure establishment Waste water treatment plant Tower cranes Reinforcing bar supply (main supply)


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Scaffolding for primary access General site services as required Light vehicles - Early works Medical services and ambulance Pre-employment assessments Safety equipment and protective clothing (I.e. gloves, vests, hearing protection and eye protection etc.)

TechnipFMC: West White Rose – Subsea Tie Back System Main Subcontracts include: Package Anticipated & Award Date Valves - Q2 2018 Dropped Object Protection - Q2 2018

Emergency fire service

Bend Restrictors - Q2 2018

Construction consumables—Early Works

Shorebase - Q3 2018

2018 Procurement Packages Included: Construction mobile cranes and equipment

Piling - Q3 2018 Structural Steel - Q3 2018

Hoists (Personnel)

Subsea Structures Fabrication - Q4 2018

J Tubes

Piping and Fittings - Q4 2018

Pipe, valves and fittings

Survey - Q4 2018

Steel (various shapes)

Heavy Lift Vessel - Q4 2018

Post-tensioning Slipforming Scaffolding Concrete delivery systems T-Headed bar Light vehicles – CGS Construction Construction consumables – CGS Construction Testing services For more details contact: westwhiteroseproject.ca

Pre-commissioning - Q4 2018 Hyperbaric Rescue Facility - Q4 2018 West White Rose Project – Subsea Tie Back System Procurement and Services Package Anticipated Award Date Pulling Heads - Q2 2018 Site Inspection (multiple packages) - Q3 2018 Bolt Tensioning - Q1 2019 Anodes - Q2 2019

KIEWIT OFFSHORE SERVICES: Husky West White Rose Living

Bolts, Gaskets, and Seal Rings - Q2 2019

Quarters

ROV Tooling - Q3 2019

Kiewit Offshore Services (KOS), Marystown, has been awarded a

Certificate of Fitness - Q3 2019

contract to construct the living quarters module for the Husky West

Pressure Transmitters for SSIV Structure Q4 2019

White Rose Project (WWRP).

Temporary Equipment Fabrication Q4 2019

The WWRP living quarters module is a 144 persons on board, facility comprised of two main levels and one partial level.  The living quarters module will be outfitted and pre-commissioned in Marystown. KOS is utilizing a project-specific procurement website for suppliers to register and prequalify as bidders on major material and equipment packages.

Marine Agent Q4 2019 Medical Services Q1 2020 Firefighting Services Q1 2020 Immersion Suits Q1 2020 Seafastening Q1 2020 Container Rental Q1 2020

Kiewit Is Hiring During the course of the Living Quarter construction, Kiewit is expected to employ, at the peak, around 200 skilled trade construction workers.

Rigging 2019/2020/2021 For more information on procurement opportunities with TechnipFMC contact: TechnipFMC.com

Some early work will begin before the end of 2017. Most of the hiring will begin in 2018.

Source & Photos: Husky Energy, Kiewit, TechnipFMC

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EXPOSE INVISIBLE DANGERS One of the most critical elements of workplace safety is not the obvious visible safety concerns but the unseen hazards — things like oxygen deficiency, explosive atmospheres, and toxic gasses. Gas detectors provide a reliable, highly responsive way to assess and monitor oxygen, flammability, and toxicity levels. When equipped with the necessary site-specific sensors, the presence of gases can be quickly identified, ultimately keeping your workers safe during routine work duties, confined space entry or rescue operations. Gas detectors should support; continuous readings of gas hazards, fully visible and audible alarms, tracking capabilities, wireless connectivity to an attendant, supervisor or a central office, complete with full data logging and recording. Wireless monitoring capabilities can be integrated with your risk management, predictive analytics forecasting, and facility monitoring systems for centralized real-time data access and alarm warnings. GAS DETECTION AND DIGITALIZATION Gas detection is now state-of-the-art. Digitalization has allowed for a total safety solution for hazardous environments, protecting the lives of workers wherever they’re at risk. Gas detection also turns safety into a strategic advantage – by reducing costs, increasing operational uptime, and driving productivity. Advances in technology have allowed for head-to-toe personal protective equipment, fixed and portable gas detectors, as well as software, sensors, and other connected technologies for realtime safety monitoring, analytics, and safety administration. Today’s technology has advanced so much that alerts for an SOS, man down, trips or falls, gas detection and missed check in with GPS locators are all available, and systems are so efficient they alert offsite and onsite first responders through 24/7 realtime communication and monitoring systems. EnviroMed has a suite of solutions for oil and gas companies, fire safety organizations, and other industrial sectors that have gas event or lone worker considerations. That makes things a lot safer, and safety managers can sleep at night knowing that risks have been 36 TheOGM.com

mitigated and people will go home safe every day. GAS DETECTION CONSIDERATIONS Ensuring unseen hazards are identified and mitigated is the goal of making gas detectors one of the primary foundations of best safety practices on the worksite. Have you identified places where potential gas leaks may happen? Do you know when and how a lack of oxygen will affect your safety? Do explosion hazard zones exist at your worksite? Are there areas where toxic gas accumulations can occur? Has your workplace been assessed to ensure all the unseen hazards are mitigated? Are you equipped with qualified professionals to identify hazards that ensure you have the right equipment on hand to guarantee everyone will go home safe at the end of the day? These are the questions of the industrial world today. Invisible dangers present themselves in unsuspecting places, which is why EnviroMed Detection Services of Paradise, Newfoundland has spent the last three decades developing safety systems for invisible dangers at work. Lee Parmiter, CEO of EnviroMed says, “We supply gas detectors because they support the unseen risks on the job. Harsh and rigorous conditions on job sites can affect gas detection and sensors, so we promote a method of bump testing confirmed with regular calibrations and a qualified team that ensures safety is always number one.” Part of having a reliable gas detection solution for your company is working with qualified professionals in gas detection. Tony Fowler, Field Service Technician CTech with EnviroMed Detection Services says, “When it comes to fixed gas detection systems, they are meant to operate and detect gases 24/7 and to give people peace of mind that they are working in a safe environment. Most of these systems operate so seamlessly


that people tend to forget they are even there and sometimes overlook the essential maintenance aspect. As with regular smoke detectors in your home, you may see lights on it, but you should test it and/or replace it on a set schedule to ensure it works when you most need it too. The same goes for fixed gas detection systems in the workplace. You want to know it is protecting you and will work when you need it to and that involves having the required service and maintenance completed as recommended by the manufacturer. Nearly all gas detection systems today are recommended, required, or legislated to be assessed a minimum of every 6 to 12 months.”

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It’s been forty years since the inception of Atlantic Offshore Medical Services (AOMS), an occupational medical facility created by the O’Shea family. A diverse and entrepreneurial family, the O’Sheas have committed their efforts toward the growth and success of AOMS throughout Atlantic Canada, in the past across Canada and internationally. Through the AOMS medical facility headquartered in St. John’s, AOMS has provided occupational medical services to all of the industry, most notably the offshore oil and gas industry, and has become one of the preferred providers of offshore medical services for major oil companies operating in Eastern Canada. Dr. Ciaran O’Shea, a co-founder of AOMS, has acted as the Director of Occupational Health and Medicine providing governance for all medical operations while his wife and owner, Laura O’Shea, was overseeing day-to-day operations until their son Liam took over the day to day operations. Dr. O’Shea said, “We are proud of the clients that we have in this region and are honoured that they continue to seek our services and advice. We work hard with our clients every day to maintain our title as a Best in Class in Oil and Gas service provider.” Having safe, healthy workers is key to any oil and gas company or contractor, and therefore the treatment of offshore workers medically has to be thorough and diverse. The vision for AOMS 40 TheOGM.com

is to provide medical solutions that embrace a full range of physiotherapy and occupational services utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and advanced therapies. Liam O’Shea Liam O’Shea, Chief Executive Officer of AOMS, explains their offerings: “We have an established network of designated physicians across the island of Newfoundland and in Labrador, and in other provinces throughout Canada, as well as abroad. AOMS physicians perform pre-employment medicals and independent medical assessments on behalf of our oil and gas clients. We are extremely excited about the expansion of our business to include our new Rehabilitation Suite. Our services now include outpatient physiotherapy services and occupational rehabilitation services. We feel that the introduction of physiotherapy and occupational rehabilitation services in collaboration with the occupational physician management will greatly enhance the currently available models in the Province. Our model will also serve the public, and the Occupational physician will collaborate with the treating GP whenever possible to engage all primary health care providers and get the patient back to work/ full fitness expeditiously and safely. The true collaboration between occupational physician, third party care practitioners and treating GP’s should be the model from our perspective here at AOMS. Finally, AOMS also will be offering


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tele-health solutions to any individuals that are in remote environments or rural areas across the island, but this is a conversation that our Physio and Occ Rehab clinic lead, Mike Davis will have with you!� Rehabilitation Clinic Treatment of Orthopaedic conditions including: low back pain, neck pain, whiplash, post-surgical rehabilitation, osteoarthritis, sciatica, tennis elbow, sport-related injury, overuse injury, plantar fasciitis, jumpers knee, Achilles tendonitis, general strength, and conditioning programs. AOMS is now offering a full suite of Occupational Rehabilitation services including Functional Capacity Evaluations, Targeted Functional Evaluations, Work Site Occupational Rehabilitation, Work Station Reviews, Adjudication Assessments, Physical Demands Analysis, and the Progressive Goal Attainment Program for the treatment of painrelated disability.

shown through peer-reviewed scientific studies to improve clinical outcomes for the following conditions significantly: Achilles tendonitis, tendonitis of the elbow, wrist, and hand, plantar fasciitis, patella tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, calcific tendonitis of the shoulder and frozen shoulder. Clinical improvements typically seen in shockwave treatment include decreased recovery time, reduced pain, decreased movement loss, decreased the lost time from employment and sporting activities and decreased time delay for return to full function. The Team Heading up the team for AOMS outpatient physiotherapy services and occupational rehabilitation includes Mike Davis and Caitlin Harding. Contact AOMS for physiotherapy and rehabilitation services. AOMS.ca

Specialized Equipment: TDX spinal mechanical traction: a specialized mechanical traction device offering the latest technology in spinal traction to assist with back pain, herniated discs, spinal movement disorders and other disorders of the spine. Shockwave Therapy: AOMS has acquired a Shockwave Medical Device from Shockwave Canada that has been

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The topic of marijuana use at work is hot. In an industry where employees handle volatile chemicals, operate heavy equipment and work with high-pressure pipes and valves, the dangers of the job can heighten with the use of marijuana. Hence drug testing. Debates are flying around about pot. Everything ranging from the moral question of pot use during legalization, to the length of time THC stays in the blood. Let’s look at the places where we all tend to agree. 1. Pot can impair work performance and safety. 2. The timing of pot use is not easily tested. With the legalization of marijuana in Canada, it may be harder to find workers who pass drug tests as the active ingredients in marijuana can remain in a person’s bloodstream for weeks. We can’t reprimand people for having an alcoholic drink two weeks ago, but that’s the situation with pot. It stays in the blood for an extended period. Some believe it is as long as two months. On the job drug testing is surrounded with contraversy. There is alot finger pointing and accusatory conversations about random drug testing process. Should we be allowed to test workers randomly? Then there’s those trying to work around it. For exaple people doing cocaine (off-duty) instead of pot to keep their jobs as it’s not detected in the body after a few days. However, there is something counter-productive about that. So how do we accurately test for pot and do so in a way that supports hiring and workplace safety? As of this moment, there’s no way to tell whether an employee indulged in pot at home over the weekend or smoked a joint in the car on the way to their job. Or smoked a draw a month ago. That’s the test we are all waiting for. Has marijuana legalization caused a change in the pot scene? You bet. Now that it’s legal, we see weed use increase and that causes a risk to non-pot-using worker

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availability. If more people are smoking pot at home, there are fewer applicants for jobs that will be clean enough to hire. As well, there is the increased use of marijuana on job sites as a result of legalization. This calls for much tougher company policies especially in the area’s of construction, oil and gas, mining and other industrial sectors where large machines are dangersous chemicals are used. Many employees are putting in work-place policies that preclude any use of marijuana because of the different ways pot reacts in the body. In other words, THC tests need to come up clean. Ultimately that means no pot use at work or at home if pot tests are going to read negative. Smoking a bong, ingesting edibles, smoking a joint or vaping pot all have varied reactions to the body, and they all affect individuals differently. Marijuana affects neurocognitive abilities and therefore impairment. Based on how marijuana is ingested, the dosage and the type of marijuana create varied experiences and performance levels. We don’t have all that data. Ingestibles tend to be more psychedelic, which could lead to hallucinations depending on the dose. Long-term daily pot use tends to lead to a lapse in judgment and motivation. Do those outcomes impact workplace safety? Those are the questions of the pot era. Pot changes the way we think. Reaction times can diminish, judgment can be impaired, motivation may decrease, productivity may stifle. We don’t have the scientific tests and data on neurological impairment while stoned nor do we have that data on the ‘after-stone.’ In other words, if THC is still in the bloodstream two weeks later, is it impacting worker perceptions and performance right now? In a workplace setting where emergencies happen, reaction times should be at peak performance levels, and many variables impact safety with machinery and vehicles. So the question remains. How do we deal with pot and keep people safe? We’d love to hear your thoughts and most importantly your solutions!


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Frank Konig, project manager for ALE Heavylift says, “The AL.SK350 was selected for the West White Rose Project for its technical capabilities. The AL.SK350 crane is appropriate for this region because of the scope of its capacity as well as it’s A-frame design which withstands higher wind forces. These are exciting times for ALE Heavylift in Newfoundland. We feel priveledged to work on such a world-class project.”

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NOIA Outstanding Contribution Award Goes To Lee Shinkle

The NOIA Outstanding Contribution Award recognizes the exemplary contribution of an individual who, through the course of their work and personal life, has influenced the development of the offshore

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oil and gas industry. NOIA is pleased to award this honour to Lee Shinkle, a Newfoundland and Labrador industry leader for over 45 years. Lee began his career in marine and aviation and joined the oil & gas industry in the 1980s, including helping to create AMI Offshore Inc. where he led the growth of the company to over 300 employees with offices throughout Atlantic Canada, as well as Houston and Brazil. He was instrumental in implementing a new structure and strategic plan for Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada (PRAC) to fund industry research. He continued his career at Jacques Whitford as the Business Development Leader and

Sustainability Champion. He was then acquired by Stantec, where Lee led the creation of a strategic growth plan in Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2011, he was appointed Regional Business Development Leader for Atlantic Canada for Stantec and later added Nunavut. Lee served as NOIA President in 1991 and as a director with numerous companies and volunteer organizations. He has been named one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada and one of the Top 50 Leaders in the Oil & Gas Industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. He remains a tremendous advocate for the offshore industry.


NOIA Rising Star Award Goes To Kristopher Drodge Of Transocean The Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an oil and gas industry member who has demonstrated significant achievement and is 40 years of age or younger. Captain Kristopher Drodge is an Offshore Installation Manager onboard the Transocean Barents, and the 2019 award recipient. From Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Kristopher is a graduate of the Marine Institute Nautical Science and Memorial University Maritime Studies programs and has more than 15 years experience in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil & gas industry. Beginning his career as a Ballast

Control Operator on the GSF Grand Banks, he has steadily progressed through leadership roles in the offshore, having been one of the youngest OIM’s on an offshore semi-submersible in Canada. An advocate for a modern and safe offshore working environment, Captain Drodge has also been a part-time faculty member at his alma mater and contributed to the development and offering of offshore safety courses. His recent contributions to the industry include involvement and leadership in the jurisdictional intakes of two drill rigs, as well as revision of industry regulations and the

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NOIA-Hibernia Scholarship received by Erin Burt of Holy Spirit High School in CBS, Newfoundland, Canada.

For her hard work, excellent grades and overall accomplishments, Erin Burt was chosen for the NOIA Scholarship. Erin received this scholarship at the NOIA Fall Seminar pictured here with committee members (left to right): Charlene Johnson, Karen Winsor and Erin Burt and Jason Fudge. The NOIA-Hibernia scholarship was established in 1977 – the year the Hibernia platform was completed and started drawing oil. It is designed to foster the bright minds that will shape the future of our province’s oil and gas industry. Valued at $1,000, the award is presented annually to a graduating high school students in Newfoundland and Labrador who is entering post-secondary studies with the intention of pursuing a petroleumrelated career. It recognizes excellence in both academics and extra-curricular areas. Congratulations Erin!


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CATS our poor western breathing habits, sedentary lifestyle, and poor eating habits as they deregulate our immune system. This sedentary life creates auto-immune issues such as Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Celiac, IBS, Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Lupus, Lymes Disease, Diabetes, Obesity and COPD. Science has now shown these deregulated immune issues can be treated successfully using the WHM. It’s free and can be done anywhere anytime. Back in the day, Van Gogh himself was prescribed two cold baths a day for his depression.” TRAINING WITH WIM HOF Training for cold water adventures has been a journey for Brent. “I initially took a 10-week online course and what I learned about my self and my physiology in the first week paid for the course. I now do the Wim Hof Breathing Method on a daily basis (and throughout the day) with cold exposures. I do daily cold exposures sometimes twice, with at least one pond dip for 5:00 minutes and/or a walk/run in shorts and muscle shirt for up to 2 hours. I’ve also attended Wim’s one-day workshop in Toronto.I’ve taken the two-day advanced module in Amsterdam and next I am taking the masters week-long in February 2019 in Poland.” A lot of people think that jumping into a frozen pond in the dead of winter is insane. Brent says, “I really only do it for myself.  There’s no need to persuade anyone.  When one’s really ready to grow and expand, to let go of the old and to learn something new then they’ll make the plunge in their own time. I love the personal challenge and major sense of accomplishment of the daily practice of the WHM and the for the scientifically proven health benefits from the method itself. I have increased energy, improved focus, better sleep and an incredible increase in my cold tolerances. I have less pain on a daily basis.  It does come with a side effect though.  After 3 years I have noticed this insane desire to sit in cold bodies of water on a daily basis.  You’ve been warned.”

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Wim suggests embracing the cold training with a ‘gradual’ approach improving vascular response to our environment. Vascular response is like a muscle and can be trained.  It only takes a little commitment and focused desire to get it.  One should start with cold showers before directly plunging into icy ponds or the ocean. Now that’s what I call an ‘Ice Cat’ adventure! WANT TO GIVE IT A TRY? Check out the Iceman and his WHM on his his website WimHofMethod.com You can get involved by finding the “Newfoundland Winter Tribe” on Facebook. They post meetups, ice-ventures, and cool exposure experiences.

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PEOPLE WHO EAT WELL AMANDA JANES Amanda Janes, B.Comm., NNCP Registered Holistic Nutritionist | Concept Nutrition “I started this business because I believe in the importance

of nutrition as a fundamental source of good health. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, my practice is to listen first, ask a lot of questions then listen some more. My personal philosophy balances the ideals of natural, whole foods in a way that is practical, affordable and enjoyable. Instead of perfection, I emphasize focusing on making small, sustainable changes. Wellness is a journey. When a client starts to notice positive results—fewer health complaints, more energy—then they get motivated to go a little further. That’s how you build success.” - Amanda

THE OGM: What is your role as a nutritionist? Amanda: As a holistic nutritionist, my job is to make sure you know how best to nourish your body—your body—as a whole. Like the doctor, dentist, chiropractor or any professional you rely on to maintain your health, a nutritionist is a highly-trained member of your wellness team. Gut health and nutrition have become all the rage for good reason—they’re the epicentre of good health. But the old saying “You are what you eat” is only partially true. In reality, you are what you absorb. I help clients understand that good nutrition is about more than just the food they eat. True nourishment involves fine-tuning digestion, optimizing gut health, establishing healthy habits, and practicing good self-care. I work with clients to create a nutritional plan that is specific to their needs and practical for their busy life and budget— one that balances their individual priorities, abilities and motivations. THE OGM: Why do we need a nutritional coach? Amanda: We are all so busy—often too busy to look after ourselves and listen to our bodies. And today’s world makes it easy to fill up without properly fueling up. Ironically, it’s during the busiest times when we need optimal nourishment that we’re most likely to take shortcuts to save time. Eating can be an act of self-care or an act of self-destruction. Working with a nutritionist can help you 66 TheOGM.com

achieve balance. In a perfect world, a nutritionist can help people stay well and prevent problems, much like your dentist can help you prevent cavities and gum disease. Unfortunately, most people seek the help of a nutritionist only after things have gone awry. I will not say that good nutrition cures disease but I will say that good nutrition can support your body’s healing processes. A nutritional coach can help identify areas of the body in need of support and provide crucial, individual advice to rebalance the body. THE OGM: Tell us about “everybody is different” and how we can plan to eat optimally with this in mind. Amanda: People have similar overall goals—to feel better, lose weight, increase energy, stop chronic illness—but our bodies are all unique. They are made with different strengths and weaknesses, and are affected by everything we’ve been eating, feeling and doing. Genetics, lifestyle, habits and current circumstances are all factors. That means the approach to optimal nutrition must be highly personalized, and two people with the same goal may need very different paths to get there. THE OGM: What’s the best overall way to eat for optimal health? Amanda: There is no “one right way” to eat, but here are some basic themes that are common to everyone and that reflect my values as a nutritionist.


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1. Eat whole natural foods to give your body the nutrients it needs while lessening the burden of artificial additives, processing agents, and “fake food.” You will naturally eat less because your body will stop looking for what it needs from more food when it eats real food. 2. Do away with the worst villains. The ideal diet controls blood sugar, minimizes inflammation, and supports mental and hormonal health. Translation: eliminate refined sugar and processed food, spice it up without salt, and include healthy fats from plants. 3. Focus on the quality of the food you eat. If your food is high quality, then you can enjoy not only the flavours but also how it satisfies and satiates you. Incorporate local choices whenever available while expanding your diet to experience a world of variety. 4. Enjoy a plant-based diet (you don’t have to be vegan/ vegetarian). Reducing animal protein in favour of highquality protein from beans, nuts, lentils, legumes, vegetables, and whole grains supports gut, digestive, hormonal and mental health. If you eat meat, eat smaller portions less often, eat more wild fish and game, and opt for organic, free-range and grass-fed options. Less quantity, higher quality.

THE OGM: What do you feel is the optimal eating plan for people who are committed to peak health and peak performance? Amanda: There are two sides to this—the individual, and the employer. Individuals can improve their work performance with dietary choices that support concentration, sustain energy, and balance mood. But companies also have a responsibility to support their employees’ best performance. One simple thing is giving them healthy, convenient options in the cafeteria and in the vending machine. How about a selection of fruit instead of a box of donuts at the meeting? Most importantly, individuals and their employers have to work together to ensure that people have the time and the tools to optimize their health—employees and management need to advocate for wellness programs, facilities, and a supportive healthy culture where self-care and whole body nourishment is encouraged. Remember: top performance is achieved by relying on the knowledge and skills of those who are experts. The same is true of nutrition. A qualified nutritionist will up your wellness game! To find out more go to: www.ConceptNutrition.ca

5. Adopt a plan that works for you (and keeps on working). You can have a great nutritional plan that fits your body, your tastebuds and your lifestyle.

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Vegan Life FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE By Tina Olivero

I’ve recently become a vegan because I believe that at the age of 55 there’s nothing more important than health. That was true all along, but it took me all this time to get it. I wish I got it sooner. The answers to life’s questions are often found in nature and food can either be poison, or it can be medicine. Nature provides us with everything we need for peak health in our diet, but the foods that we find in restaurants and the grocery store can either be pure, raw, organic and real, or they can be processed and full of undigestible additives and chemicals. Where ever possible go organic. That’s a must! And watch out for things like fructoseglucose as they are in almost everything processed these days and lead to weight gain and diabetes. Then, of course, there are things like canola oil that would seem like a great idea, but it’s a killer. Stick to clean oils like coconut oil and olive oil.

smoothies like pineapple, avocado, and banana. Smoothies loaded with too much fruit can be high in sugar; although they are natural sugars they will still elevate sugar levels and spike insulin. Stick to one or two fruits/berries in a smoothy and add a 1/2 teaspoon of organic cinnamon to balance out glucose levels naturally. Going vegan means taking great care to ensure you have enough protein in your diet. For me, that comes in the form of hemp seeds, legumes, vegan protein powders (pea protein), chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and all sorts of other nuts and seeds. I also supplement B vitamins especially B12, iron, and calcium/ magnesium along with Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin D (especially for foggy places like Newfoundland).

Some of the most nutritious and delicious solutions to healthy eating come in the form of smoothies. Seeds, nuts, green leafies and berries make a smoothy an easily digestible, delicious way to get all the nutrients the body needs.

There are a lot of great vegan recipe sites online these days and lots of grocery vegan/organic items. Vegan restaurants are popping up everywhere and vegan menu items at your fav restaurant as well. So variety is no longer an obstacle. Check out Thugkitchen.com - great recipes and good for a laugh!

Smoothies come in all sorts of mixtures. There’s the ultra detoxing smoothies full of celery, lemon, cucumber, and a banana to meld bitter greens and sweet fruit together. There’s also the Tootie-fruity

Being a healthy vegan is fun and exciting and most of all it does the body good. If you’re looking to have optimal body healing, peak energy, peak health, and peak performance - try vegan!

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The Black Sheep in St. John’s, Newfoundland has become the hot spot for local talent. Featuring two live shows an evening. This little cozy, musical cubby-hole is a must, if you love local music and incredible talent! Photos: Christopher Deacon


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UOTE THE RAVEN

Inclusive is a word that we live by. We try to ask the question each day, “how can we be more inclusive.” It’s not always easy to be 100% inclusive but the answer for us came in providing a magazine that is inclusive with people and inclusive in life. Melding business, culture, people, places all into one. We stand for inclusion. Beyond any reason, science, logic and the tangible there is music. We always seem to relate and find ourselves there. This band’s music caught my attention right away. Then it was the name of their band, “Quote the Raven”. New tunes with the wisdom of the ages: an eclectic duo that brings lyrics harmoniously to the chords of living. “Winter is Evergreen” is my favourite song by this duo. It has smoky, alto-overtones that weave into perfect harmonies. That’s what Quote the Raven does. Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke take everything that is magical and beautiful about this grand world of ours and put it into easy-listening vibes for the soul.

KIRSTEN: Our single “Laser Beam” has definitely been the most successful. It has like 150,000 streams on Spotify. Jordan checks every few hours because he can’t believe it. I remember when Jordan first played it for me and I immediately loved it. We noticed the same thing happening when we started playing it for others. Which is a really good sign! Sometimes it can take a few listens before unfamiliar audiences start liking a new song, but this seemed to stick right away. Rob Wells heard us sing it during MusicNL week in 2016 and offered to produce the single in Toronto and put a bit of his pop feel into it. That was the start of everything cool that has happened. Jordan wrote “Laser Beam” with Chris Kirby, who produced another version for the album, and asked singer/songwriter Sarah Slean if she’d like to do a string arrangement for the album version. So we now have two really cool versions of a song that we love!

We had the opportunity to get an inside look into the minds and hearts of Jorden and Kirsten and learn about their self-expression, music and vision. Here’s what they said:

We’ve been signed to Sound Of Pop Publishing (Halifax) who have been amazing and unbelievably helpful, and so many more things that have all stemmed from this song. Sometimes you’ll create or hear a song, and just know it can go places. It’s rare, but we’re so happy to have that happen on our first full-length album. 

THE OGM: What does Quote The Raven mean?

THE OGM: What’s the vision for your musical careers?

KIRSTEN: If we are being honest, it was the only name that stuck. Jordan had suggested so many band names and I just didn’t like any of them enough until I heard that one. He did originally suggest Quoth The Raven, because of the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, but I just thought we could make it a bit more modern. Thinking that a Raven has sung us these songs and we’re now quoting them is also a nice thought!

KIRSTEN: I don’t think we ever really know how to answer that, but we’d love to have this be our full-time career. Something we can completely focus on. We’ve just always wanted to perform, sing and write. We’re trying to make it happen. Our audience keeps growing, and that’s really all we can hope for. We just want to reach the people who genuinely enjoy the music we play. Maybe do more festivals. Tour a different country. Just keep moving forward!

THE OGM: What’s the most inspiring thing about making music for you? KIRSTEN: Personally I really like melodies. Words are important for sure, but I believe the melodies are what make people really feel it. Like poems, speeches, or songs in another language, the delivery needs to be there for you to truly enjoy it. I honestly just like making people feel something. THE OGM: What song has been most successful?

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THE OGM: If artists hold the vision for the future, what does that say about your music? JORDON: It says that the future is looking up and full of more collaboration. We’ve grown a lot dynamically as musicians and writers for our latest album and have only been growing since then! We know that there is so much power in collaborating together and growing together as a team and I think that applies to the world as a collective.  

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THE OGM: Where are ya from and how’d ya meet? JORDON: We’re both from Conception Bay South, we met in 2011 in a vocal ensemble from there. The members of the group told us that our voices blended really well together and that we should sing together. Kirsten started joining me downtown for gigs after a bit of coaxing and we’ve been performing together ever since. THE OGM: Where are your big gigs happening and when are you releasing the next CD? JORDON: We’ve got a couple of bigger gigs lined up for the coming year that we can’t mention yet! But we can say that we’ll be on tour again this coming April touring around Eastern Canada! We post all of our big news on our Facebook page and Website! THE OGM: If you could do one thing to make Newfoundland a better place what would it be? JORDON: Oh god *thinks about starting a political rant*. We have some of the greatest bands on the go! I’m talking comparatively to some high-level bands around the world, but the opportunities here for some of them are lacking. We’re very lucky that our music can appeal to a broad audience, but a lot of rock bands or pop artists have a really hard time touring locally. I believe that Newfoundland has the potential to be a music hub similar to Nashville, or New York. That being said if I could I’d love to make Newfoundland a bit more financially accessible so that music business reps could come here and musicians could export out without spending an arm and a leg. THE OGM: How do you feel we can elevate the music scene in Newfoundland. JORDON: Word of mouth! If you like an artist, go to their shows. Tell everyone! Support them, wear their merchandise, follow their social media, share their posts and be friends with them. Seems simple but that’s really all it takes. That’s what we all need as artists. KIRSTEN: I think we also need to believe we’re good enough. Newfoundland has amazing artists. I believe there are some of the best in the world here but they don’t think they can do it simply because not many Newfoundlanders have. We can. We all just need to keep pushing forward and getting ourselves out there.


THE OGM: What’s your music all about? JORDON: A lot of personal experiences, you know the typical love and heartbreak themes. Our music also deals with things that some people don’t want to talk about, like death and life’s journey. We think it’s really important to feel the full gambit of emotions through music, not just happiness or sadness, but a little of everything. KIRSTEN: The new album came about in a very different way than our first EP. We wrote it with 10 other artists in 4 days. It was cool to have different perspectives and stories to relate to and write about. Some about love, some about heartbreak. One about Newfoundland. There’s a little bit of everything but the album flows together nicely. We’re still trying new things and finding our sound. It’s a constantly evolving thing.  THE OGM: Can you share the lyrics of one of your songs and tell us about its journey. KIRSTEN: Yes, here’s Golden Hour Every street light captures your good side  We’re chasing the sunrise to the golden hour Counting roadsigns, guided by yellow lines And we’re making good time and the world is ours The world is ours I want to hold you now in the golden hour Every day’s a minute. In every way, we’re in it. Let me hold you now in the golden hour Feeling the wheels turn. Singing to free bird. Some people never learn about the golden hour Take a picture cause life is quick burn  Everything’s clearer than ever before Golden Hour was the first song we wrote during the writing camp. It was in January and we were in the middle of a snowstorm. Only so many writers could make it that day but we decided to go ahead and see what we could come up with. The lights went out and we sat around by candlelight and started writing. We get to the second verse and we’re trying to figure out the second phrase and we hear Monty, Chris and Victoria’s parrot, in the corner of the room yell “PLAY FREEBIRD.”  We’re still trying to figure out how to get a parrot songwriting royalties. Go See them! Book Them! Google Them! www.facebook.com/QuoteTheRavenDuo 

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THE ART OF The Newfoundland arts community is beyond talented. Everything from music to painting, sculpture, clay works and more. St. John’s is a mecca for creativity, and when you marry business with the arts, magical things start to happen in your organization. Choosing a piece of art for your office or engaging in art projects and initiatives all lead to a higher experience and quality of life. So for companies looking to retain employees, create positive working spaces, and elevated team experiences, the arts always hold the answers to a heightened ‘quality’ of work life. It’s been proven that engaging in art promotes corporate team building, team creativity, and team spirit. As well there are many studies which show that surrounding yourself with fine art increases creativity in work scenarios and an overall sense of well being. We all know the feeling of walking into an office with exceptional fine art and drinking up the emotions that they portray. It’s really quite simple, Art makes work much more exciting and inspiring!

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RED OCHRE GALLERY - A visual experience Brenda McClelan of Red Ochre Gallery in St. John’s says, “This province has amazingly good artists with approaches from traditional to very contemporary. The culture and amazing physical beauty of the province has a strong presence in our art in one way or another. We have a wide selection of art that suits all tastes. The Red Ochre carries some beautiful bronze sculptures by artists of international renown as well as Inuit carvings from Labrador and Nunavut. We have many forms of two-dimensional work, all of which are original. We do not carry reproductions, so everything from the smallest watercolor to the largest piece is one of a kind.” Brenda McClelan says, “Our motto is, ‘Making Fine Art Accessible’ and we provide a relaxed atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable in our gallery. We hope that customers feel that there is no pretension and all questions are welcome. We are always happy to chat


BUSINESS about art, answer questions and show art enthusiasts the fine points of the work we exhibit. We welcome visitors to the gallery to come on in and see the amazing work here.” www.redochregallery.ca CLAY CAFE - An engaging experience There’s nothing like sinking your hands into art projects to give you a real wow experience. That’s why the Clay Cafe is a great place for companies clients, teams and colleagues. Jamie McCabe, owner of Clay Cafe in Mt. Pearl says, “Here at Clay Cafe it’s not about creating the perfect piece, it’s about creating the perfect memory. We offer a great space for companies to gather with colleagues and friends. We create, share, and laugh together while forming a unique one-of-a-kind keepsake. We encourage companies to spend creative together-time as they transform art pieces into amazing works.” Clay Cafe offers teams a unique hands-on experience for

businesses. Communication is key to having a great team. Clay Cafe explores how well teams communicate and listen. For example, teams pair up with colleagues in an exercise to describe images with one person blindfolded. This boosts listening and communication skills. Jamie says, “We focus on change, adaptability and teamwork through various activities. We have take-aways where the art designed can then be displayed back at work in their office. That’s fun!“ As Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is Success.” So at Clay Cafe its all about fun art, not fine art and everyone is an artist! Come on in and explore your artistic side with your colleagues - you’ll love it!” www.Claycafeavalon.ca

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The Working Parents

Sanctuary By Tina Olivero

“LEE YORK KIDS IS REDEFINING INDOOR PLAY” - Jennifer Collins, CEO The owner of Lee York Kids explains the idea behind her business. Jennifer Collins says, “If I am not happy and healthy, my son is not happy and healthy. The main goal of Lee York kids is to offer parents a place where they can connect, play or take a break from the hectic flow of everyday life and leave feeling great. The goal for the children is to let them burn off some energy, use their imaginations and play together in a safe, clean environment indoors while having the option to eat healthy. Our climate sadly dictates that we are often stuck indoors for 8 months of the year and that can very easily lead to too much screen time, over-eating and depression so to offer a place like this, in this city, is a healthy necessity.” Jennifer believes that health and wellness are the foundation of it all, and when she bought her Kenmount Road location she did so believing that health and wellness would be the pillars of her corporation. Jennifer says, “We offer the play area and parent lounge upstairs and studio space for rent downstairs for I meet ups, seminars, dance, private parties, special classes, parent and kids yoga, workshops and birthday parties. We also do book readings from local children’s authors and kids open mic and karaoke. The sky really is the limit to what we can offer in the space, it all has helped build an amazing community of modern, aware parents and the coolest little people.” Jennifer explains the new model of the working world: “We are open 7 days a week as parenting is 7 days a week. I have many clients who own their own businesses who will hang out and get some work done while their kids play, or other parents who will let the older children play and they take advantage of our fantastic coffee and log on to the free wifi and get some work done. This space works really well for working and stay-at-home parents.” Jennifer explains, “we are helping to create a community where parents can bring their children to socialize and even socialize with each other. Also, the parent and child classes offer an opportunity for physical and mental well being that will increase our productivity that as busy parents we may not otherwise get. We have a number of families with children who have autism or anxiety or other challenges 76 TheOGM.com

in life that are only comfortable playing in our play area because it is open and free.” Lee York Kids is all about whole, healthy unprocessed foods, mostly vegan and certainly delicious. Jennifer says, “Just like the fuel you use to put in your car, we are directly affected by the food we eat. When we make healthy choices for ourselves and our kids we feel good.When my son was about three he was having asthmas attacks and breathing issues and it scared me. I was feeling uncomfortable giving him the large doses of medication that was being prescribed, so I did some research and decided to try removing dairy and GMO wheat from our diet and to my surprise it worked. It was the first time I made a connection to the food, industry, and our health. I took the preventive approach to health and well being and put that into my company formula. We make everything in store and we don’t use refined sugar. We are the first dairy-free cafe in St. John’s using only Almond, coconut and cashew milk. Everything in the store is vegan, except honey. It has been fantastic being able to chat with people about their allergies or sensitivities as well as their children and having the ability and knowledge to accommodate them. The first mom to order a dairy free milkshake for her fouryear-old daughter said she’d never been able to have a milk shake before. I cried.” Lee York Kids cares about the planet and they are the first cafe in St.John’s that doesn’t use plastics. Jennifer said, “I sold the garbage cans and have not put in new garbages because we don’t need them. We don’t have garbage. All of our to go cups are fully compostable and we use mason jars and glass for storage of food and for take out. Plus, fun colourful paper straws are a must. It may be on a small level as we are just one cafe, but it will all make a difference and show our kids how to care for Mother Earth.” Lee York Wellness Inc. is redefining indoor play. In late 2019 they will be expanding their Kenmount Rd. operation and have opportunities for investors. If this story hit you on a personal level and you want to join our new family, get in touch. It’s just a smart thing to do!


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