Connie Boland

Connie Boland is a freelance journalist and writer in Corner Brook. When not in class, she can be found hiking, writing and hanging out with her family.

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For this dad, Father's Day is a reminder of the power of unconditional acceptance

As a teenager, Michael Gaultois survived a stunning fire that left most of his body severely burned. Years later, he is both a dad and a grandfather, and approaches life with optimism and a positive spirit.
First Person

I felt gutted when I was fired. If cuts are coming, we need to change how they're done

Being fired is traumatizing, contributor Connie Boland says from first-hand experience. She says managers must find a more humane and respectful way to cut jobs.

Full bars, finally: Cellular service has finally come to these west coast communities

Once a dead zone for cellular service, communities at the tip of Newfoundland's Bay of Islands are now connected. "We feel great about it. It's going to be a big benefit to us," said search and rescue volunteer Garry McKenzie.

These Corner Brook businesses all opened in the pandemic. Here are their plans to succeed

These three Corner Brook businesses have developed unique strategies to open and operate successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeting Santa Claus in a pandemic: How the holiday has changed for one young family

A child's first visit with Santa Claus can go one of two ways, writes Connie Boland. Add isolation and physical distancing due to COVID-19 to the mix, and anything can happen.
Point of View

Getting a degree at 53: My long and winding road at university

Connie Boland never had plans for a university degree. But, as she writes in this guest column, life sure can be full of surprises.