Lighting the Fire

By Dillon Collins To persevere is defined as the ability to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty. Perhaps no young athlete across Newfoundland and Labrador embodies heart, intestinal fortitude and perseverance quite like Andrew Hynes. Andrew – a 35-year-old Special Olympian based out of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s – was…

Stronger than the Storm: Fiona Followup

Pam Pardy checks up on some folks she introduced us to last year, after post-tropical storm Fiona upended their lives. The clean-up to repair the wreckage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona on Newfoundland and Labrador’s southwest coast continues, a grim reminder for those directly affected on that September day. No one understands better, perhaps, than…

Pet of the Year: A Hero Named Sue

Earlier this year, Downhome asked again for your stories of incredible pets for our Pet of the Year Contest -and boy, did you deliver! We received a slew of stories about beautiful companions offering love, bringing comfort and brightening our days together. A number of them were awarded honourable mentions, as you’ll discover on the…

In Your Words: The Truth is Past

By Ivan J. White, proud Mi’kmaw, Flat Bayer and father I will start with an appropriate introduction, one that connects me to both the people that claim me and the land that sustains me. My name is Ivan Joseph White (Ivan J). I am the son of Ivan and Joanann White; grandson of Gus and…

Lighting the Fire

By Dillon Collins To persevere is defined as the ability to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty. Perhaps no young athlete across Newfoundland and Labrador embodies heart, intestinal fortitude and perseverance quite like Andrew Hynes. Andrew – a 35-year-old Special Olympian based out of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s – was…