Ferryland’s population just about doubled last month.
“We had a registration process, and we had 572 people registered, and I’d say out of about the 572 of those, I’d say definitely, 300, 350 were definitely come home,” explained Helen Clowe, chair of the Ferryland Come Home Year Committee.
A 2016 Statistics Canada census put the community’s population at 416.
People came from all across Canada, from Halifax to Ontario, Alberta to British Colombia, while still others came up from Boston, New York, Florida, and South Dakota.
Oftentimes, it’s the work done off the ice that count as much as the work on the ice, and hockey on the Southern Shore would look a lot different without people like Tracey Coady working behind the scenes to make it all happen.
For the first time in 17 years, this Calvert musician is readying herself for her next full-length project.
Jackie Sullivan has, for as long as she can remember, been playing music and performing. She called it a passion, and her deep love of music is evident when she speaks about her career in the industry and what it does for her.
Sullivan can date her first gig back to 1994 at the Ship Pub in St. John’s. Seven-years later, in 2002, she found herself on a provincial tour through an emerging artist program with MusicNL. However, that year holds a bit more significance for Sullivan thanks to the release of her first album, Out of the Rain.
The Cod Moratorium began in 1992 and it resulted in the biggest lay off, by some accounts, in Canadian history. The premises at Kielly's Cove were deserted and no upkeep was performed on the wharf or boat shed for many years.
It was in late 2011 that Gerry Tobin approached the Gaskiers -Point LaHaye Community Council about finding some money and possibly taking on a project to do some necessary repairs to the boatshed and wharf.