Forever Changed by Fiona

Amid the wreckage from an historic storm, survivors find gratitude, grace, even good humour to help them carry on.By Pam Pardy The devastation caused by post-tropical storm Fiona on Newfoundland and Labrador’s southwest coast this fall was numbing. When the sun rose over Port aux Basques, the hardest hit community, on September 25, where boulders…

All the Days of December

Five mid-winter holidays celebrated right here.By Nicola Ryan While here in Newfoundland and Labrador, Christmas is the main draw in December, we got curious about how our friends and neighbours of other cultural backgrounds celebrate the Yuletide season. We checked out five other holidays happening this month and lo and behold, they’re all about spending…

Winter Wonderland

Rather than cut down another large Christmas tree, interior designer Marie Bishop is keeping the spirit alive in a whole new way. It seems that every year we get ready earlier and earlier for the festive season. And why not? We enjoy it, so we like to stretch it out as much as we can….

Santa’s Favourite Cookies

We turned to staff and readers for their favourite homemade treats they like to put out when Christmas comes. Here’s one to try this December! Santa’s Favourite Cookies 1 1/3 cups butter1 cup sugar1 cup brown sugar2 eggs2 tsp vanilla3 cups flour1 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt2 cups mini M&Ms Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix…