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Come From Away and Oswald Fudge are ambassadors for a uniquely Newfoundland and Labrador story

By Andrew Caddell      

Though former cop Oswald Fudge says he thinks the Gander story would have played out the same anywhere in Canada, I have my doubts. A special kind of people rise to the occasion and offer love in the crucible of horror.

Former Gander, N.L., police officer Oswald Fudge inspired one the of the key figures in Come From Away, a Broadway sensation that showcases the province’s distinct heritage, culture, values, and history. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell

GANDER, N.L.—Oswald Fudge is sitting opposite me in a restaurant in Gander. Given his busy schedule, I am flattered he has time for me. As a rookie councillor for the town of Gander, elected in the fall of 2017, he has meetings to attend, calls to make, and people to see.

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