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*Column originally appeared in our May 15-21, 2022 issue
Word that country superstar Naomi Judd had passed at the age of 76 wasn’t shocking – at least not at first. While being 76 isn’t  necessarily old by today’s standards, Judd ‘being of a certain age,’ was what I quickly attributed

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May 9-15 marks National Nursing Week across Canada. And for our nursing workforce across the province, there are never enough thank yous
I knew what I was getting into when I married a nurse, or at least I thought I did. 
I shacked up – proudly I might add –

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With COVID restrictions lifting for many of our social gatherings, places like churches wonder, will people return? We go to the source to pose that very question
By: Russell Bowers
Over the last two years, the pandemic has disrupted daily lives and rituals that many never thought possible. Most have

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The Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador aims to spread awareness of the rigors of lymphedema across the province, while encouraging education, empowerment and proper care
Over 15,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are afflicted with lymphedema, with over one million in Canada and 120 million globally.
Incurable and woefully undertreated and

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Two curious souls help seaweed find its higher calling in Grates Cove, NL
The sea holds many secrets. That comes as no surprise to anyone who has spent any time in Newfoundland or Labrador where fisherman and beachcombers alike have uncovered everything from decaying giant squid to the time a

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While one is a come-from-away and the other a local, this couple share a passion for the place they both decided to call home: Grates Cove, NL
Anyone from Newfoundland knows to expect the unexpected when it comes to the weather. Terrence and Courtney Howell, owners of Grates Cove Studios

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Gill Whelan provides the motivation and the means to keep moving forward towards better health
Gill Whelan is a firecracker. All genuine smiles and from-the-inside-out enthusiasm, she’s a thrill to chat with. Little wonder then that Whelan’s company, Whelan Wellness, has quite literally exploded since the pandemic, with folks of

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In the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, heart health should be top of mind. Two of this province’s finest cardiac care surgeons, and one young woman impacted, get to the heart of the matter
Dr. Sean Connors, Clinical Chief of Cardiac Surgery for Eastern Health, and Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk,

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Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said everyone would eventually catch the virus. Still, when I saw that blue line on the rapid test just after the New Year, I was in disbelief. With all the travel and going I’ve done, you kind of get to feeling a little invincible, or at least

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The Newfoundland Herald breaks down the most acknowledged stigmas and misconceptions surrounding marijuana, debunking them and providing the facts
 
For decades, cannabis has been under the microscope with its reputation cultivated and controlled. This has led to powerful stigmas against the popular plant, flooding the general population with an

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