On a normal winter’s morning, the view from John Leslie’s house on the southern tip of the Shetland Islands is austere but beautiful: miles of bare hills, a few dozen scattered houses and the turbulent North Sea pounding the shoreline. Last week the scenery was the same but everything else had changed.By ANDREW PHILLIPS9 min
When Peggy Davis of Fort McMurray, Alta., gets homesick for her native Newfoundland, she can play darts and dance at the McMurray Newfoundlanders’ Club or shop for salt cod and partridgeberry jam at the Marimart across town. Davis, 51, is one of about 7,000 Newfoundlanders who migrated to the northern Alberta community of 35,000 because of available steady jobs in the early 1980s.By DEIRDRE McMURDY8 min
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