Ode to Resettlement: A Drift of Change

Poem by Curt Budden  Art by Christine Hennebury Newfoundland’s history sticks. It does not fade, drain or slough. Especially when discussing those places once defined as “cut off.” For it was those tucked away outports that got our fishery started. It’s what drew Europeans and then got our land charted. Long before runways, or highways…

Frightening Lightning Events in NL

Dale Jarvis recounts some “striking” events in Newfoundland and Labrador involving extreme and mysterious lightning. (Photo by Ben Callahan photo taken at Pilley’s Island, NL) In early June 1932, Carl F. Hammerstrom left Portland, Maine, on the George B. Cluett with Captain Iversen, as Master. He was bound for St. Anthony to spend a year working for the…

Sea Glass Artistry

A love of beachcombing turned into works of art. By Ashley Miller Most Newfoundlanders and Labradorians delight in a calm, sunny forecast, but not Lauren Ash. High winds on the horizon? A storm surge, perhaps? Those are the conditions Lauren loves to see because that’s the weather, she’s found, that makes beaches around the province ripe for…

Joey Smallwood’s Land Rover Rides Again

By Dennis Flynn With a throaty rumble, the engine springs to life. The beautifully restored 1958 Land Rover shakes off inertia and rolls out of the garage into the sunlight on a stellar July 2020 day in Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador. Cruising past the landmark 1875 Cupids United Church, a gigantic 7×14-metre Union Jack Flag…