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Interviews: September 2012 Archives

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Veteran support group leader on former soldier shot by RCMP: "That could have been me two years ago"

Greg Matters is a veteran of the Bosnian war who was killed by RCMP near Prince George earlier this month. His family say he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and are asking for donations to "Wounded Warriors" in lieu of flowers. Wayne Johnston is the founder and a retired soldier, we reached him in Ontario.

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Geeks time travel to Barkerville



What happens when Dr. Who, Captain Kirk, and Luke Skywalker go to Gold Rush-era Barkerville? We find out this weekend as "Geeks After Dark," a Vancouver-based organization takes over the historic town for a lesson in time travel. We called up their time-traveling bus to find out more.

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Former students at Burns Lake Roman Catholic school accuse John Furlong of mistreatment

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CBC News has confirmed that John Furlong was in Burns Lake, B.C., as early as 1969. (CBC)
John Furlong has a sterling reputation in B.C. He's the Irish immigrant who delivered a spectacular Winter Games to Vancouver and was honoured with the Order of Canada. But allegations about Furlong have raised questions about his early life in Canada. CBC has spoken to at least eight people who say Furlong physically and verbally abused them as students at a Burns Lake school where he taught. The allegations date back to Furlong's first arrival in Canada in 1969 when he came to Burns Lake as a missionary of the Frontier Apostles. John Furlong has denied all allegations of abuse and he's promised to take legal action to defend his reputation. CBC National Reporter Duncan McCue has been working on this story. He spoke with Leisha Grebinski.

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