Author: Danette Dooley

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Kimberly and Todd Churchill have won a small victory in a huge battle to get the support they need in the school system for their eight-year-old son, Carter
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Carter Churchill has cerebral palsy. He is deaf and communicates through American Sign Language (ASL).
Kimberly Churchill is chair of a

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A brief moment in time captured for a lifetime; a baby’s calm demeanor among thousands of people who had gathered for Mass in 1984
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Many people in this province have memories of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Newfoundland in September 1984. Few likely have a keepsake as precious

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Remembering Bob Johnston – an officer and a gentleman
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Those tuning into the evening news July 9 listened and watched as RNC Chief Joe Boland spoke about his friend and retired police chief, Robert Johnston.
Johnston died of brain cancer the previous day. He’d turned 60 in June. Boland took

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Three NL Cadets embark on a historic trip just in time to commemorate Memorial Day
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Three students from Frank Roberts Junior High School in Conception Bay South are among 19 youth from across the province who have been awarded a trip to Beaumont-Hamel for the annual July 1st ceremony.

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In this reflective feature, one of this province’s most influential women talks proudest political moments and new opportunities
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Gerry Rogers surprised many in February when she announced that she wouldn’t be seeking re-election and was stepping down as leader of the provincial New Democratic Party. However, her departure from

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Epilepsy NL Purple Day Ambassador Lisa Pack shares her story of struggle and determination to spread awareness on a life-changing medical condition
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When Lisa Pack of Hermitage was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2016, she knew her life was about to change. Pack was 18 years old at the time.

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Ambassadors for the YACC Shave for the Brave in 2019, Naomi-Lee Cheeke shares her story
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Naomi-Lee Cheeke can’t wait to meet more YACCers. The 23-year-old isn’t referring to people who talk incessantly. Rather YACC is an acronym for Young Adult Cancer Canada – a national network of hundreds of

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Brothers Daniel and David Horne bond over sports, competition and friendship
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As Special Olympics athletes, Daniel and David Horne of St. John’s have found their niche in various sports – while continuing to encourage each other and their teammates.
Having Fun 
David works at Island Furniture in St. John’s. Daniel

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A simple act of kindness led to a remarkable connection from the U.S. to Newfoundland and Labrador
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While vacationing in Florida with his family this summer, RNC K-9 officer Const. Billy Kennedy visited the Tampa Police Department to pay tribute to a fallen officer who grew up in NL.

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