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  • February 22, 2023
A woman with a blue scarf and red coat stands in front of a yellow house. To her right is a silver truck.
Gabby Peyton stands in front of a home on Merrymeeting Road in St. John’s that was once Coady’s Store. (Mike Moore/CBC)

It all started with a bowl of macaroni and cheese. One drizzly afternoon I was craving my favourite comfort food when I discovered I was out of milk. Without a car, I realized the closest grocery store was at least a 25-minute (uphill) walk, and the closest corner store at least 15.

I asked myself: was the macaroni and cheese worth the uphill battle in the rain? In the end, I called my husband, who had our vehicle that

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