Boys to Men

Cyril and I married in February 1968. Three years later we welcomed our first son, Keith. I purchased a little blue suit for him and took a picture. When he outgrew it I put it away. Three years later another son, Dwayne, was born; out came the suit and we took a picture of him….

NL Regiment at Monchy-Le-Preux

In early 1917, the Canadian Expeditionary Force had just secured Vimy Ridge. The Newfoundland Regiment, now under the leadership of Lt.-Col. James Forbes-Robertson, was to continue the campaign and launch an attack against an objective known as Infantry Hill. Alongside their comrades from the First Essex Regiment, the Regiment struck east from the village of…

Spa Day at Home

by Marie Bishop Another eventful few months, good grief! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sneak away to a quiet space, zone out on local and world affairs, and relax in the calmness of your surroundings? This oasis could be right under your nose, in your own home. Second only to the kitchen, the bathroom is…

Bill Sharpe of Billy and the Bruisers

By Edward Seaward  In July 1997, I visited Newfoundland for the first time since I was a child. In 1968, after the London, Ontario factory he worked in closed, my father decided to move the family back home, which of course included my mother, sister and me. I’d visited St. John’s once before, 1966, for…