Letters of Note

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  • ENCORE - Letters of Note - Chris and Roger Nash

    Thursday July 27, 2017

    Audio ENCORE - Letters of Note - Chris and Roger Nash

    We are repeating our series Letters of Note this summer. In this installment, love letters across the seas between two young people and the story of how they ended up in Sudbury. Chris and Roger Nash shared the letters with the CBC's Jan Lakes.

    Listen 8:37
  • ENCORE - Letters of Note - Moe Hill

    Wednesday July 19, 2017

    Audio ENCORE - Letters of Note - Moe Hill

    We are repeating our series Letters of Note over the summer. In this edition, Moe Hill shares a letter written by his uncle Fred Skelton who died in WWI. The letter was one of those commonly written by soldiers to be sent in the event of their death.

    Listen 7:24
  • BEST OF - Letters of Note - Jennifer Bora

    Wednesday July 12, 2017

    Audio BEST OF - Letters of Note - Jennifer Bora

    We have a special encore presentation of our fall series, Letters of note. This edition featured Jennifer Bora and her son Brady Dean. Jennifer shared letters she wrote in a journal to Brady, who at the time, had just been born prematurely.

    Listen 7:34
  • BEST OF - Letter of Note - Janet Young

    Wednesday July 05, 2017

    Audio BEST OF - Letter of Note - Janet Young

    We re-airing some of our best interview from the past year this summer. This is one from our series Letters of Note. In this installment, we take you back to the early 1990s and a very homesick girl.

    Listen 6:43
  • Audrey Fraser

    Letters of Note Keeping a letter that 'broke her heart'

    Sometimes, the first love in your life will stick with you forever. When she was 16, Sault Ste. Marie’s Audrey Fraser was living in London, England and her friend introduced her to a young man named Johnny

    Posted: Dec 21, 2016 1:16 PM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 21, 2016 1:56 PM ET
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  • Letters of Note - hanging on to your first love

    Tuesday December 20, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - hanging on to your first love

    This edition of Letters of Note goes back to the 1950s in London, England and the story of a first love. Johnny was the first boy she went out with and Audrey Fraser of Sault Ste. Marie still remembers him all these years later.

    Listen 6:45
  • Chris and Roger Nash wedding

    Letters of Note Love letters sent across an ocean

    Love letters these days most likely consist of a series of texts back and forth, but more than 50 years ago, Chris and Roger Nash of Sudbury had to depend on letters to tell each other how much they were loved.

    Posted: Dec 13, 2016 11:05 AM ET audio
  • Letters of Note - Chris and Roger Nash

    Tuesday December 13, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Chris and Roger Nash

    50 years ago, Chris and Roger Nash had to depend on letters to tell each other how much they were loved. Chris was living in Wales, and her new fiancee, Roger, was on his way to Canada to do his masters. They shared some of those letters.

    Listen 8:31
  • Jennifer Ferguson

    Letters of Note An almost 20 year old letter to Santa

    Almost 20 years ago, Margia Ferguson took a letter her daughter Jennifer had written to Santa, photocopied it, and put the saved copy in a drawer.

    Posted: Dec 06, 2016 10:54 AM ET audio
  • Letters of Note - Margia Ferguson

    Tuesday December 06, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Margia Ferguson

    In this week's edition of Letters of Note... a letter to Santa from 19 years ago. Margia Ferguson photocopied the letter back when her daughter Jennifer was still a child. Both Jennifer, who's now 29, and her mother spoke to the CBC's Jan Lakes.

    Listen 5:28
  • Linda Toner Letters of Note

    Letters of Note A family letter more than a century old

    When Linda Toner’s grandparents passed away, her mother inherited a number of family items. Eventually, those mementos were passed along to family members, including a letter that is more than a century old.

    Posted: Nov 29, 2016 11:36 AM ET audio
  • Letters of Note - Linda Toner

    Tuesday November 29, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Linda Toner

    Our series Letters of Notes continues with a letter that was shared with us by Linda Toner of Sudbury. It was written back in 1898 by her great-great-grandmother Roseann Purdon to her son Thomas.

    Listen 7:01
  • Louisa Bright and her family

    Letters of Note The discovery of two sad letters written across the seas to a son

    Often old antiques get handed down in a family, but when Rosanna Molnar opened up the drawer of one of those antiques, she found two letters.

    Posted: Nov 22, 2016 11:48 AM ET
  • Steve and Tom Zink

    Letters of Note Son finds healing through parent's letters decades after brother's death

    Growing up, Tom Zink says his family didn’t express a lot of emotion after his brother's tragic death. Half a century later, however, he’s now working on a memoir after discovering letters written by his parents in the basement of their home.

    Posted: Nov 15, 2016 6:43 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016 11:11 AM ET
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  • James and Jeanette Lacey

    Letters of Note Love letters over a 66 year marriage

    After Wawa's Noreen Fellinger’s parents died, she discovered love letters and poems her father had written to her mother consistently over the decades.

    Posted: Nov 03, 2016 3:26 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 03, 2016 3:31 PM ET
  • Fred Skelton

    Letters of Note Letters of Note: A final message from a son to his mother

    The First World War was a terrible time for so many young Canadians, and part of keeping themselves sane meant getting and writing letters to families.

    Posted: Oct 25, 2016 2:38 PM ET
  • Letters of Note - Moe Hill

    Tuesday October 25, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Moe Hill

    Our series Letters of Notes continues with a letter shared by Moe Hill of Kapuskasing. The letter is from his late uncle Fred. It was the final letter from a son to his mother written as a soldier before he was killed in the first world war.

    Listen 6:32
  • Trish Stenabaugh and Mackenzie Marshall-Deschenes

    Letters of Note Thanking a teacher

    Sometimes, teachers don’t realize the impact they have on students, but a Sudbury visual arts teacher says she was surprised to receive a special letter in the mail from one of her students with that message.

    Posted: Oct 18, 2016 1:54 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016 10:36 AM ET
  • Letters of Note - Trish Stenabaugh

    Tuesday October 18, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Trish Stenabaugh

    Our series Letters of Note looks at the stories behind the letters that people just can't part with. This week, Sudbury visual arts teacher Trish Stenabaugh tells the story of being surprised by a special letter from one of her students.

    Listen 6:12
  • Jennifer Lievers

    Letters of Note Correspondence between Sudbury family and sponsored Ecuadorian child cut off

    For three years, Jennifer Lievers and her family corresponded by letter with a young Ecuadorian boy they had sponsored through a Christian child development agency, called Compassion Canada.

    Posted: Oct 14, 2016 2:05 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 14, 2016 2:29 PM ET
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  • Letters of Note - Jennifer Lievers

    Tuesday October 11, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Jennifer Lievers

    In this edition of Letters of Note, Jennifer Lievers of Sudbury shares the letters she's received from a little boy in Ecuador which her family sponsored. The sponsorship program ended in the boy's region and her correspondence was cut off.

    Listen 6:44
  • Judi Straughan

    Letters of Note Love letters speak of longing — and the beauty of Canada

    Judi Straughan of Sudbury shares some letters her grandfather wrote after he made the voyage across the ocean to live in Canada back in 1905.

    Posted: Oct 05, 2016 3:39 PM ET read comments audio
  • Letters of Note - Judy Straughan

    Tuesday October 04, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Judy Straughan

    Letters of Note is all about the stories behind those letters that people just can't part with. This week, Judi Straughan of Sudbury shares some letters her grandfather wrote after he made the voyage across the ocean to live in Canada back in 1905.

    Listen 7:42
  • Jenifer Norwell

    Letters of Note Grandparents' letters show love — and brutal honesty about growing old

    by Jan Lakes

    Jenifer Norwell has a box full of letters that she wrote to her grandparents when she was living in Sudbury, three thousand miles away from her family.

    Posted: Sep 27, 2016 8:06 PM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 28, 2016 6:37 AM ET
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  • Jenifer Norwell

    Photos The last correspondance between granddaughter and grandparents show honesty and love

    Posted: Sep 23, 2016 3:11 PM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Letters of Note - Jenifer Norwell

    Tuesday September 27, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Jenifer Norwell

    Letters of Notes is our series all about the stories behind those letters that people just can't part with. In this edition... some of the final letters between former CBC Sudbury journalist Jenifer Norwell and her grandparents.

    Listen 7:29
  • Mary Ellen Scanlon

    Letters of Note The 4 remaining letters between Mary Ellen Scanlon's great-grandmother and grandmother

    There are only four letters left of a correspondence that existed between Mary Ellen Scanlon's great-grandmother and grandmother.

    Posted: Sep 21, 2016 6:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016 2:28 PM ET
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  • Letters of Note - Mary Ellen Scanlon

    Tuesday September 20, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Mary Ellen Scanlon

    Our fall series Letters of Note continues with four letters that Mary Ellen Scanlon kept and shared with us. The letters were written by her great-grandmother Elizabeth Ellen Johnston to her daughter Mary Maud Johnston Knapp.

    Listen 7:23
  • Jennifer Bora and Brady Dean

    Letters of Note Sudbury mom shares letters written to infant son, 18 years later

    by Jan Lakes

    Back in 1997, new mom, 22 year old Jennifer Bora's baby boy was born premature 26 weeks. He weighed just over a pound and the risks to his life were high, Bora said.

    Posted: Sep 14, 2016 10:53 AM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016 2:29 PM ET
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  • Letters of Note - Jennifer Borah

    Tuesday September 13, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Jennifer Borah

    Our new fall series Letters of Note continues with the story of a young mother who decided to write letters to her newborn, premature son. 18 years later, Brady Dean hears them from his mom, Jennifer Borah, for the first time.

    Listen 6:42
  • Janet Young

    Letters of Note Letters from her grandmother brought them even closer together

    When Janet Young was 22, she left her her Cape Breton home of Reserve Mines to spend a summer working in Killarney, Ont. It was 1990, the maritime economy was stagnating, and she needed to find work.

    Posted: Sep 06, 2016 5:13 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017 3:08 PM ET
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  • Letters of Note - Janet Young and her grandmother

    Tuesday September 06, 2016

    Audio Letters of Note - Janet Young and her grandmother

    We launch of new series Letters of Note... featuring the stories behind those letters people just can't part with. We start with correspondence between Janet Young and her grandmother Agnes Young, who played a very special role in Janet's upbringing.

    Listen 5:35
  • New feature - Letters of Note

    Monday September 05, 2016

    Audio New feature - Letters of Note

    We are launching a new weekly series here on Morning North. It is called "Letters of Note". It's about the stories behind those letters that people just can't part with. This is just a taste of what you'll hear.

    Listen 3:10

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