Andrew Sampson

Andrew Sampson is a journalist with CBC News in St. John's.

Latest from Andrew Sampson

Why Alexi Zentner wrote a novel about a teenager trying to escape his white supremacist roots

Copperhead was influenced by an incident from Zentner's adolescence, when his mom's office in Kitchener-Waterloo was allegedly firebombed by a neo-Nazi group. 
How I Wrote It

Mona Awad's Bunny is a twisted novel inspired by teen movies, fairy tales and the horror of academia

The author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl discusses how she wrote Bunny.

This double-lung transplant survivor wants to see more financial support for N.L. recipients

Wendy Woolridge says the province needs to do more for patients who have no choice but to travel out of the province for lung transplants.

Placentia celebrates after Peter Hynes wins bronze at Special Olympics World Games

Peter Hynes received a hero’s welcome in his hometown on Sunday, fresh off his win in the United Arab Emirates.

Corner Brook Minor Hockey investigating financial irregularities, says mayor

The Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association is tens of thousands of dollars behind in payments for ice time.

Love letters to Christchurch: St. John's supports Muslim community in wake of attack

Allies are coming together to deliver messages of love to members of the Masjid-an-Noor mosque in St. John's. 

Climate change putting entire North Atlantic ecosystem at risk, says oceans conference organizer

It's hard to look at the future of the North Atlantic without acknowledging the dramatic impact climate change will have on the ecosystem, says Sean McGrath.

'New faces, new ideas, new voices': Remnants brings diverse cast to LSPU Hall

The new play is premiering with one of the most diverse casts seen in St. John’s in recent memory.

Pedestrian strikes back at city after downtown fall shatters ankle

Steph Power is pinning the blame for her broken ankle on the City of St. John's, after she says she fell on a downtown hill that wasn't salted despite icy conditions.
Point of View

Downtown is broken, and the end of a favourite coffee shop proves it

The departure of the St. John's coffee shop Fixed will mean a lot more than one less place to buy coffee, writes Andrew Sampson.

Winter walking in downtown St. John's like conquering a ski hill, says graphic designer

Ski map illustrates the sketchy state of some city sidewalks

WWI hero Tommy Ricketts honoured on 100th anniversary of daring rescue

A Royal Newfoundland Regiment soldier credited with saving multiple lives during the First World War is being honoured with a new peace park in Conception Bay South.

This historic Newfoundland church is getting a second act — as a brewery

Over 100 years after it was first consecrated in Harbour Grace, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is poised to transition into a brewery.

Ghosts, buried automobiles, and shuttered storefronts: A guided tour of Georgestown

Folklore students lead participants on a walking tour of the historic St. John's neighbourhood.

Union officer dies after falling ill on D-J Composites picket line

Locked-out workers and allies on the picket line outside of D-J Composites in Gander are mourning the loss of one of their own this weekend.