Cool People Profiles

  • #SABS7 – 7th HEAVEN Birthday Presents

    Province: Nova Scotia

    As we gear up to our #SABS7 - 7th Heaven Contest we're gathering gifts from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador. If you make, craft, create or sell something you think would make a perfect 7th Heaven Birthday Present - we'd be pleased to place it in our celebratory spotlight - including feature post and MORE!


  • “BRAZIL STREET – A Memoir” by Robert Hunt

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Experience the lives of these townies and corner boys in the heyday of St. John’s, the oldest city in North America, and enjoy this unique trip down memory lane


  • 2017 AFF Outdoor Film Festival

    Province: Nova Scotia

    The 18th annual AFF Outdoor Film Experience is thrilled to be presenting three Canadian comedies on a 30-foot inflatable screen at the historic Halifax Public Gardens, June 30, July 21 and August 11. Along with our nation’s sesquicentennial anniversary, it is also the 150th birthday for the Public Gardens and what better way to celebrate than with Canadian Comedy, Eh? FREE for all ages!


  • A Monumental Milestone for BEN’S

    Province: Nova Scotia

    Cheers to Ben’s® Bakery! Atlantic Canada's favourite is celebrating 110 years of creating fresh baked goods. To mark their major milestone the bakery’s traditional favourites – Ben’s® Holsum Fresh White and Wheat bread 500 g – have received a size makeover - growing to 630 g packages (with four extra slices) for the same price. Details on that, their history and so many tasty recipes...


  • Grandpa Pike’s OUTHOUSE READER

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    No - is not about outhouses, though. It’s about history, rural living, family, religion, places that are gone, ordinary people who have done extraordinary things and much more! Laugh, cry, or groan - these stories are guaranteed to move you!


  • “As The Old Folks Would Say” by Hubert Furey

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    From hunting to courting, cooking to preaching, As the Old Folks Would Say captures Newfoundland’s exceptional heritage and the spirit of life on the island.


  • SHAWN DOYLE Returns to the Stage

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Working the theatre stage for the first time in a decade - the award-winning and always busy NL native will star in the premiere production of THE ORANGE DOT. Co-starring Daniela Vlaskalic - the production will run in Toronto March 16 - April 1, 2017. Here are all the details...


  • “MIRACLES HAPPEN: The Rendell Drover Story”

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    The story of a tragic event that happened in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, in 2010. On August 13, Rendell Drover, a respected fisherman in the community, was injured in an industrial accident that nearly claimed his life. In this memoir, Rendell’s wife, Janice, recalls in heartbreaking detail the weeks and months that followed. Throughout his recovery, Rendell underwent a series of dangerous medical procedures . . . and lived. Doctors agreed his survival was nothing short of miraculous.


  • “Adventures of a Grenfell Nurse” by Rosalie M. Lombard

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    A riveting collection of stories that share the experiences of a Grenfell nurse in the early 1950s in the subarctic climate of Newfoundland and Labrador: a train wreck, a dogsled trip, the delivery of a baby on board a coastal steamship, a harrowing sailing experience, a near-shipwreck in gale-force winds, and much more!


  • “ESCAPE HATCH” by Gerhard P. Bassler

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    This is the first in-depth account of how and why the Newfoundland government acquired 17 so-called New Industries—13 from Germany, one from Austria, one from Latvia, one from England, and one from Newfoundland—as well as the 1,000 or so immigrants who came to Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1950s and 1960s as a result of Smallwood’s initiative.