Author: Danette Dooley

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Megan Hounsell, after winning five medals at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in August, showed the true meaning of sportsmanship and what the Special Olympics is all about, after making a remarkable gesture of kindness towards another member of Team NL.
Gold Medal Winner
Competing in rhythmic gymnastics,

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Athletes from all across the globe will converge on St. John’s for the World Traditional Karate-do Championships and Traditional Karate-do World Children’s Cup.
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Martial arts fans and other sports enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on what is being touted as the Festival World Karate-do Renaissance set to take

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The Blackwood family are banning together to help the anchor of the family, Jim Blackwood
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Brittany Blackwood of Bell Island wants nothing more than to see her grandfather make another batch of delicious homemade bread. Kneading dough is something Jim Blackwood has been doing for years. However, things have changed

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Battling cerebral palsey, St. John’s native Jeremy Jones has medaled at the Canadian Track and Field Championship.
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Sherry Jones pulled her car over on the side of the road recently, picked up her iPad and live-streamed her son competing in a wheelchair race at the Canadian Track and Field

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By: Danette Dooley
The bond between Cpl. Mike Pilgrim and the now retried service dog Luke is as close as family. 
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It has been said that, until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. Listening to the passion pour from his heart as he

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By: Danette Dooley
Goulds resident Danny Ridgeley never thought he would get to experience the joys of becoming a father
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As Danny Ridgeley speaks about the incredible joy of becoming a father, then the heartache when told, just hours after the baby’s birth, that she had a life-threatening heart

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Local chef Todd Perrin supports Community Food Centres Canada Restaurants for Change
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On October 18, 2017, 92 restaurants in 19 cities across Canada will participate in the fourth annual Restaurants for Change initiative. Proceeds from the dinner service at the designated restaurants – including Mallard Cottage in St. John’s

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One family uses positivity and heart to give back to the community with Claire’s Craft Fair.
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American actor Will Smith once said, “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.”
Since their daughter was

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When nothing was available to support women with ovarian cancer, one local woman made sure she changed that.
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After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago, Susan Glynn searched for a support group to help her with her battle. Glynn couldn’t find a group in this province or

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The 5th Annual Tickle Swim aims to raise awareness surrounding mental health issues in our province, and the inherent need for all of society to maintain good mental fitness
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Paula Kelly – a Newfoundlander who was a member of Canada’s 1980 Olympic swim team – will join about 20

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