Here's Jeff Gilhooly, St. John's Morning Show host, on his last day on the job. Jeff is retiring after many years of working at the CBC in Newfoundland and Labrador. He started as the host of On the Go and quickly established himself as one of the most professional broadcasters any of us had ever worked with. Congratulations Jeff and enjoy your retirement!
If you were ever in the old CBC Radio building on Duckworth Street in St. John's, this is what
the ground floor looks like now on its way to becoming condos.
St. John's City Council gave its approval last night - in principle - to the new condo development on Bell Street.
seen wants to congratulate everyone who ran the Tely 10. It's quite touching to see people of all ages and different athletic abilities giving their all to complete a 16.1-kilometre course that goes through most of Paradise, Mount Pearl and St. John's.
seen wants especially to salute those towards the end of the morning who never gave up and who finished the race.
The Georgestown neighbourhood in St. John's gets together every year for a big flea market. It's all about going from table to table to look at everyone's treasures, enjoying a drink or a snack and catching up with friends.
King Neptune selling tickets
Artwork for sale
seen has already made note of the new bike paths being built around St. John's. Here are the new symbols indicating bike lanes. This one is on Bonaventure Avenue.
And here are the bike lane markers at Larkhall Street and Oxen Pond Road. The bike route drops down around the corner on to Wicklow and out to the Parkway, where they're building that off-road bike path seen earlier on this blog.
Here's a picture of the fountain at Prescott and Water in downtown St. John's. Someone thought it was a good idea to pour detergent in it. This is not a new idea. Someone did exactly the same thing last year.
The City of St. John's is busy building a bike path, in this case, in front of the CBC on the Prince Philip Parkway. It's part of the city's bike plan, which will see the path extend along Columbus Drive to the Health Sciences Centre and Memorial University.
Here is CBC National reporter Vik Adhopia in Dildo today. He's working on a story about tourism operators claiming the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism department isn't promoting the community because of its naughty name.
You've probably always wondered what CBC types do on their days off. No? Well, seen will tell you anyway.
Here is Here & Now's Nadia Stewart and assignment editor Mike Rossiter at the Robin Hood Bay dump. By all accounts they had a good time.
These two late-model lovelies are on their way to Labrador to take a spin on part of the Trans Labrador Highway.
The owner of one of them, Maurice Rank, said they've been driven all the way from York, Pennsylvania.
Be prepared to see choral singers - lots of them - around St. Johns for the next few days.
Festival 500, a choral festival that happens every second year, is underway, and there are choirs here from around the world.
You can check out the whole schedule of events here.
Many gardeners in the St. John's area were despairing because of the miserable weather.
But all may be forgiven since the warmer temperatures have returned, and gardens have started to bounce back.
Now if we could do something about the slugs.
Construction workers are fixing up the median on the Prince Philip Parkway in St. John's. They've been at it a a while, and so they've brought everything with them to make things go more smoothly. No need to drive anywhere for a bathroom break when the bathroom is on the median with them.
There are lots of different things to see on the streets of St. John's during the summertime. This one looks like a bit of fun, but it has a serious side.
It's actually an art installation by Sandee Moore from Manitoba. Here's the blurb from the sponsoring gallery Eastern Edge.
"Inspired by her own unwillingness to take off her backpack to find money to give to homeless people, Sandee Moore's Imaginary Gift began when she started anonymously dispensing gifts, both useful (coffee) and wonderful (bubbles), to people on the street below her fourth floor studio window in a gesture of non-capitalist public exchange."
seen didn't hit the button to see if it got coffee or bubbles.
The capelin continue to roll at Middle Cove beach outside of St. John's, and people continue to visit the beach to collect up the little fishes. These photos are courtesy the CBC's Lee Pitts and Amy Stoodley.
We have images from Canada Day celebrations at the Confederation Building in St. John's,
and we have video of the fireworks at Quidi Vidi Lake. This is the first time in three years seen was actually able to see the fireworks.
Also, check the Your Photos section for more pictures from St. John's and Labrador City.