Author: Danette Dooley

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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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Shauna Griffiths of Ship Harbour, Placentia Bay is your Miss Canada Globe for 2018/19
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Shauna Griffiths of Ship Harbour, Placentia Bay has every reason to be proud. The    21-year-old was crowned Miss Canada Globe 2018 during the pageant in Toronto in August. The title means the 21-year-old will

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Twenty-five-year old Brittany Jenkins credits one particular non-profit, charitable organization for being there for her through the good times and the bad
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Choices for Youth (CFY) provides housing and lifestyle development support to at-risk and homeless youth in the province. 
The community-based organization offers innovative programs and social enterprises

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The Newfoundland Writers Guild celebrates their 50th anniversary in this in-depth feature 
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During a reception at Government House on Oct. 16 to celebrate the Newfoundland Writers Guild’s 50th Anniversary, Lt.-Gov. Judy Foote congratulated members on their writing accomplishments.
Veteran Writers
“I’m an avid reader and many of you here I

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Devin Green and daughter Lia took part in the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, remembering a wife and mother while raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
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Kevin Green lost his wife to cancer on December 22, 2017. Kim Green was 34 years old. The couple’s daughter

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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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