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Thursday July 27, 2017
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.
Wednesday July 19, 2017
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.
Wednesday July 12, 2017
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.
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 Johnnyaudio
Tuesday December 20, 2016
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.
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.audio
Tuesday December 13, 2016
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.
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.audio
Tuesday December 06, 2016
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.
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.audio
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.
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.audio
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.
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.
Tuesday October 25, 2016
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.
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.
Tuesday October 18, 2016
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.
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.audio
Tuesday October 11, 2016
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.
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.
Tuesday October 04, 2016
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.
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.
Tuesday September 27, 2016
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.
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.
Tuesday September 20, 2016
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.
Letters of Note Sudbury mom shares letters written to infant son, 18 years later
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.audio
Tuesday September 13, 2016
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.
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.
Tuesday September 06, 2016
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.
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