Heather Gillis


Heather Gillis is a journalist based in St. John's. She has been working at CBC NL since March 2020, but has been reporting in Newfoundland and Labrador since 2011. Heather has a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College and a bachelor of arts from Memorial University. You can reach her by email at Heather.Gillis@cbc.ca

Latest from Heather Gillis

Both drivers dead as tractor trailers collide on TCH near Bishop's Falls

The Trans-Canada Highway outside Bishop’s Falls remains closed Thursday morning after a fiery crash, with thick black billowing smoke, forced the diversion of traffic.

Crown and defence at odds over sentence for Paul Connolly in Miller manslaughter

Paul Connolly will be sentenced Wednesday for manslaughter in the death of Steven Miller, nearly five years after people in a sleepy Keligrews subdivision awoke to find Miller's body lying in a driveway.

Former Placentia top bureaucrat sues for defamation, town denies it

A former top bureaucrat in Placentia is suing the town for defamation and nearly $70,000 in damages and fees. But the town denies it defamed Charlotte Hickey, its former chief administrative officer, and says they’ve apologized. 

Doctors' contract talks with province resume after break during election

Doctors and the Newfoundland and Labrador government are back at the bargaining table, trying to hammer out a new contract. Talks started before Christmas but sputtered during the extended provincial election earlier this year.

Homesick N.L. couple calls for end to quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated visitors

As Canada grapples with a third COVID-19 wave, some fully vaccinated Canadians living south of the border wonder when they’ll be able to come home without having to stay at an expensive quarantine hotel.

Why Sam Hull's 6th Shave for the Brave for cancer charity was a deeply personal one

Sam Hull's dad, Rob, was supposed to be by his side taking part in the fundraiser, but his father died from a rare and aggressive bowel cancer in February.

After a stroke benches Mount Pearl legend Tony Fowlow, community raises $24K to help him

Tony Fowlow is best known for being the man behind the Zamboni at the Glacier Arena. A fundraiser amassed $24,000 for him in about a week after he had a stroke.

Family and friends remember Supul Jayasinghe, who fell into sea in Flatrock

About 30 friends and family gathered to mourn Supul Jayasinghe, 21, on Saturday, 10 days after the Memorial University student died tragically in the nearby waters.

St. John's education tech company Clockwork Fox Studios bought by American firm

When Clockwork Fox Studios went looking for a partner to help them distribute their math education app in the United States, they weren’t looking to sell the company.

Business as usual, even after a tragedy: St. John's barber remembered with cancer fundraiser

Robbie Grandy would have celebrated his 36th birthday this month. The St. John’s barber died in January, a day shy of a year after being diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. As Heather Gillis reports, his family and friends are raising money this month to remember his life and spirit.