Heather Gillis

Journalist

Heather Gillis has been reporting in Newfoundland and Labrador since 2011.

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With their father on life support, a Labrador family calls for review of air ambulance system

A family in Labrador is calling for better access to health care and a systemic review of air ambulance service for people living along the coast, following an ordeal that put their father on life support.

This 8-year-old spent part of her Easter Break raising $1,600 for charity

Carly Greene, 8, has raised more than $1,600 for The Gathering Place in St. John’s — a community health centre for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness and without other social support.

DFO says cut to 3Ps cod quota necessary, but FFAW has mixed feelings

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans has reached an agreement in principle with France to allow a reduced cod fishery along Newfoundland's south coast, but the Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) doesn't believe the move is justified. 

Last goodbye crucial, says grieving C.B.S. widow about COVID-19 visitation restrictions

Doug Mallett didn’t die from COVID-19, but he did spend his last seven days on earth fighting pneumonia alone in the hospital, because visitor restrictions aiming to limit the virus’s spread meant his wife of 30 years, Marlene, couldn’t be by his side.

Equal Voice disappointed number of women elected remains static

Despite more women and diverse candidates running in Newfoundland and Labrador's 51st general election than ever before, it didn't equate to more women getting elected to the legislature — a result the province's Equal Voice chapter calls disappointing.

Pas de deux: St. John's siblings accepted to National Ballet summer school

Many children who take dance lessons dream of being accepted to the National Ballet School’s summer program, and that dream has come true for two children in St. John’s who are from the same family. 

Smart soccer ball keeps Feildians in touch with game, as return to play considered

With team sports and group activities suspended because of the most recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Feildians Athletic Association in St. John's is keeping young players engaged at home — with a smart soccer ball. 

From turnaround to tech: St. John's company training people for high-demand jobs

Last May, Clark Oake was laid off from his Alberta oilpatch job — but six months later, he's transitioned to the St. John’s tech scene, after taking part in a retraining program.

Leaky roof puts Harbour Grace youth centre on the brink of closing

The Splash Centre, which provides hundreds of young people with an array of activities and supports, is in desperate need of help, staff say.

Here's how people are looking back after 1 year of life with COVID-19

Sunday marks one year since the first presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Newfoundland and Labrador and most people agree: the last year's been difficult.

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