October 2010 Archives

Mystery of the Malpeque Bell/Binstead Haunting

Posted by Christina Harnett

In honour of Halloween we bring you two tales from that most ominous of Maritime locations...PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND!!

One is a "real"ghost story, guarateed to raise the hairs on your neck.

The other is about a missing piece of parish history on the North Shore of PEI.

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Standing on Guard Pt 2

Posted by Christina Harnett

Veterans from this region and across the country have been speaking out about the treatment they say they're receiving at the hands of Veterans Affairs Canada.

Long delays, overwhelming paperwork, and breaches of personal security are just some of the complaints ex-military personel have been leveling at the agency.

Even the military ombudsman, Pat Stogran, has spoken out, saying it appears as though Veterans Affairs will go to great lengths NOT to help people receive their benefits.

Last week on Maritime Magazine, Bob Murphy profiled one ex-soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder. Danny McIntyre was one of the first Canadian soldiers to go to Afghanistan. He now calls Veterans Affairs the "nemesis" of his life.

On this show Bob speaks with a spokeswoman from Veterans Affairs about those complaints.

And we hear the story of Second World War vet and his wife who had tp spend their final years apart.

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Standing on Guard

Posted by Christina Harnett

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Recently Canada's military ombudsman spoke out about the poor treatment he says ex-military personel are receiving at the hands of Veterans Affairs Canada.

Pat Stogran's term has not been renewed by the federal government, but last month defence minister Peter MacKay announced an additional 2 billion dollars for veterans and their families.

The problem is, many say it's the system itself that's broken, a bureacracy that forces people to keep fighting after they come back from the war zones.

The CBC's Bob Murphy prepared this look at one soldier's life.

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Occasionally Mrs Plunkett

Posted by Christina Harnett

Suzanne and Anne Plunkett

Suzanne and Anne Plunkett

Suzanne and Neiff Joseph

Suzanne and Neiff Joseph

This week Maritime Magazine celebrates the writings of a woman who was a born storyteller...but whose tales never really made it outside her own family and friends.

Suzanne Plunkett Joseph was from Bridgwater, Nova Scotia. She died recently after a long battle with cancer.

One of her greatest gifts was to see the humour in every situation, a gift for which her family and community were grateful.

In honour of her - and Thanksgiving - Gordon Pinsent reads from her work, titled, "Occasionally Mrs Plunkett."

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Pursuing a Pedophile

Posted by Christina Harnett


This week convicted pedophile Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh was sentenced to four years in prison for crimes he committed in the 1970s.

It's the latest in a case that has dragged on for decades, as his victims sought to have MacIntosh charged, and then extradited back to Canada from India.

On Maritime Magazine reporter Joan Weeks talks to the man who first laid charges against MacIntosh.

And tries to get to the bottom of WHY it took so long for justice to be done in this case.

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