Preston Freake and his girlfriend Stephanie Hill were out for a walk around Cobb's Pond in Gander when they came upon a scene straight out of a horror movie. Swarms of flies rising in columns above the trees around the popular walking trail in central Newfoundland stopped them in their tracks. "It was absolutely amazing to watch it, they would keep moving up and down and changing positions, some of the funnels were 40 or 50 feet high," said Freake, who captured the phenomenon in a 50-second video.
St. Vincent's is a busy spot these days — and so is the water just off the shoreline — as pods of whales put on a spectacular show for people flocking to the St. Mary's Bay community to take in the display. "Every year the whales come to this area, but this has been an exceptional year by a long shot," said Mayor Daniel St. Croix. The community's cobblestone beach has been a big draw for locals and tourists alike over the past three weeks.
An enterprising young boy has traded his lemonade stand for something a whole lot cooler — bags of ice straight from the original source — the hulking icebergs floating just outside his hometown of St. Lunaire-Griquet on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula. Logan Humby and his best friend were trying to make some pocket money for candy and chips, so they set up a roadside stand offering lemonade and painted rocks to passing traffic.
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Selecting a term
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