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Downhome magazine only has space for a mere fraction of the great stories sent to us by readers. Luckily, they're all available here. You'll find fond reminiscences about the past and personal experiences to which we can all relate.

 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   They Lived Happily Ever After

In sending this story, I wish to include a very short biography of my life.

I was one of 13 children born and raised in St. John's. I graduated from the Presentation Convent in the Forties, and went to work as
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Florence M. Haney
Camarillo, CA



(3 rating, 2 votes)
 
 
 
RCMP Success in Policing Natuashish
While news from Natuashish is often negative, according to the RCMP, there are many positive initiatives taking place in the Innu community.

Natuashish was developed seven years ago as a means of resettling former residents of Davis Inlet.

Since an alcohol ban was put in place in 2008, things have improved a great deal in the community says RCMP Sgt. Ren Osmond, officer-in-charge of the Natuashish detachment.

The new by-law prohibits
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Wayne Newell
St. John's

(0 rating, 0 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Lost Hero

I would like to talk about an incident that happened around the time I was 10 years old. Mom owned a small house that was adjacent to the house that I grew up in on New Pennywell Road, St. John's, NL. This
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Beverly Day
St. John's, NL



(2.95 rating, 21 votes)
 
 
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Click to comment or view a larger image   Gary Rowe of Winterton

Gary Rowe of Winterton, Newfoundland was awarded a medal of bravery for the rescue of a drowning friend at Outside Pond in 1975. The medal was presented by then Governor-General Jules Leger at Government House. In July of 1975, he was also named CJON's Citizen of the Week in honour of his heroic actions. (Newspaper Clipping from a local Winterton newspaper, dated Jul 30, 1975.)
Norman Rowe
Toronto,Ontario



(3 rating, 10 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Gary Rowe of Winterton

Gary Rowe of Winterton, Newfoundland was awarded a medal of bravery for the rescue of a drowning friend at Outside Pond in 1975. The medal was presented by then Governor-General Jules Leger at Government House. In July of 1975, he was also
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Norman Rowe
Toronto,Ontario



(3.29 rating, 7 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Cheryl Perry, Kitchener, On

I would like to nominate Cheryl Perry for this award. Cheryl lost her son 5 years ago to Testicular Cancer. Her son Adam lived 7 short months after he was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. A year after Adam's death Cheryl decided to
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valerie
st. john's



(3.4 rating, 102 votes)
 
 
 
Woodrow Kelloway, Wesleyville
Over the years, Woodrow has reached out to help many families who have lost loved ones at sea. He was never recognized by the authorties for his great efforts, and just a "thank you" would've been better than any award.

Any man who has rescued family members who were lost off the coast of Wesleyville and given up for dead should have been given the greatest of honours. I am referring to the
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Frank Blackwood
Richmond Hill, Ontario

(3.08 rating, 13 votes)
 
 
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