Maggie Gillis

Maggie Gillis is a news editor/presenter with CBC Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's.

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From litter to lumber: Clean St. John's plans cigarette butt recycling project

Cigarette butts are a big litter problem, and one organization wants to clean up with a recycling pilot project.

Photographer captures entangled gull's panicked struggle with plastic bag

Nature photographer Shawn Fitzpatrick captured a herring gull's struggle to free itself from a plastic bag on Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John's.

'Boy, did they ever get 'er done': Cats rescued from Little Bay Islands now in N.S.

A coordinated effort by rescue groups in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland saw 37 abandoned and feral cats removed from Little Bay Islands and sent to Halifax. One is being adopted in Newfoundland and four need a ride.

Secret Santa delivering Christmas cheer to seniors in St. John's

A woman in St. John's is determined to make Christmas a little brighter for some seniors in St. John's this year.

From the purple gallinule to the pink-footed goose, rare visitors blow into N.L.

Fall is a busy time for birders in Newfoundland and Labrador, as seasonal storms and strong winds blow migrating species off course, and this year is no exception.

Stouts, Millers and Forky-Tails: Inside a new field guide to the creepy-crawlies of N.L.

A new reference work from Boulder Books details about 300 or so of the many insects and other arthropods you might encounter lurking in your basement or on a walk in the woods.

'Are you sitting down?' Elderly brothers meet after decades-old secret revealed

Pat Hickey and Fred Anderson were both in their 80s when a DNA test and some diligent detective work revealed a family connection no one was expecting.

Making a comeback after nearly losing it all: Meet Newfoundland rapper N8 Douce

Hip hop artist Nate Doucette had his career sidelined by drug addiction. Now he's getting ready to release his first album.

Is anyone missing Marshall? Bedraggled guinea pig found in St. John's backyard

A small, furry discovery has prompted a plea from a small animal rescue group — don't dump unwanted animals outside.

Texting now an option for kids in crisis in N.L.

"It is something young people told us they wanted," says the Kids Help Phone manager for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Cat rescuer says animal protection laws need tougher enforcement

A cat rescue volunteer says Newfoundland and Labrador needs better enforcement and funding programs in the province.

Nĭ hăo! Students become teachers for free language classes in St. John's

Students in the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council's English as a Second Language program will take over the classroom to teach some of their language and culture to people in St. John's this fall.

Company giving Newfoundland's abandoned saltbox houses a second chance, one restoration at a time

The Old Saltbox Co. has restored 10 houses in Newfoundland so far, and now one of the oldest homes still standing in Ramea is getting a new lease on life.

Miller time: Moth wall shedding light on winged insects in western Newfoundland

A research scientist has created a moth wall at Barachois Pond Provincial Park to collect data on different species — and he's asking campers to help out by taking photos of the winged insects.

Classic 'kit car' helped owner through difficult time, now for sale to good home

Car buff and mechanic Keith Whalen is selling the 1969 Bradley GT II he built a decade ago, but the new owner must have a garage and promise not to "tear it up."