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  • 2013 (7)
    • December (1)
      • A Letter to Uncle Bill

        Posted: Dec 14, 2013 9:20 AM ET
        Bill Jessome, a well-known Maritime broadcaster and one of the pioneer voices in Nova Scotia television, died at the age of 88. This is a letter his nephew and CBC...
    • July (1)
      • What is a hero

        Posted: Jul 3, 2013 2:43 PM ET
        A quiet thump carries through the morning fog as a family of five gathers beneath the iconic white and red lighthouse. The sea is gentle today,  but you can hear...
    • June (2)
      • Is Phillip Boudreau really a victim?

        Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:52 AM ET
        Blaming Phillip Boudreau is easy.It seems Phillip Boudreau was up to his old tricks-- cutting someone's trap lines-- when he was gunned down, run over by a fishing boat and...
      • Beauty, evil and truth in Petit-de-Grat

        Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:50 PM ET
        If it's truth you are looking for, the back roads are best. It hides there, the way the real essence of a place does. That's certainly the case when you...
    • May (1)
      • Faith, forgiveness and a mother's painful memories

        Posted: May 27, 2013 6:44 AM ET
        Mary Louise Orichefsky talks to Jesus. Every day. He's hard to miss in her Cole Harbour home. His enamel eyes survey her kitchen from the statue on top of the...
    • April (1)
      • The Patch

        Posted: Apr 11, 2013 11:22 AM ET
                The first time I rode with a Hells Angel it was a quirk of fate. We merged onto the same highway on a cool spring morning....
    • February (1)
      • Faith is tangible

        Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:15 AM ET
        Faith is tangible here on the Woods Harbour wharf. You can see it in the rocks piled neatly in a row like sentries. The carefully placed  guardians of the fleet...
  • 2012 (6)
    • December (3)
      • Jingle Bottles

        Posted: Dec 24, 2012 1:26 PM ET
        The tinkling of wine bottles and the lacka-lack of shopping cart wheels echo through the alley. It's 5am on Christmas Eve and John Gray is on his final run through...
      • Welcome to Club 253

        Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:22 PM ET
        Staff Sgt. Scott Warnica laughs with his whole body.   The wiry Mountie has the storyteller's gift. Each tale erupts from somewhere deep in his DNA. He can't hold them...
      • Rogue wave

        Posted: Dec 6, 2012 5:48 AM ET
        Ashton Spinney stands on a boat launch beside an old wooden dory. It could be the time of year, but you might mistake him for a clean shaven Santa. His...
    • November (3)
      • Rock and roll in a dump truck

        Posted: Nov 28, 2012 8:51 AM ET
        Hercules 334 chases a brilliant moon to the western horizon as the orange glow from the east warms its tail. There are 10 of us on board, headed out to...
      • Death in the line of duty

        Posted: Nov 22, 2012 1:37 PM ET
        Sandy Matharu held another person's life in his hands last night. He kept her alive by force of will and the strength in his forearms. Matharu, an RCMP constable, was...
      • Road Trip

        Posted: Nov 21, 2012 2:48 PM ET
        I've spent most of my life on the road but I rarely look in the rear view mirror. I'm always focussed on what's ahead, what story is lurking just...

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Phonse Jessome has been chasing stories down the main streets and back roads of Nova Scotia since the spring of 1981. So far he is showing no signs of giving up the chase.

Recent Entries

A Letter to Uncle Bill
A Letter to Uncle Bill
Dec 14, 9:20 AM

Bill Jessome, a well-known Maritime broadcaster and one of the pioneer voices in Nova Scotia television, died at the age of 88. This is a letter his nephew and CBC... more »

What is a hero
What is a hero
Jul 3, 2:43 PM

A quiet thump carries through the morning fog as a family of five gathers beneath the iconic white and red lighthouse. The sea is gentle today,  but you can hear... more »

Is Phillip Boudreau really a victim?
Is Phillip Boudreau really a victim?
Jun 27, 8:52 AM

Blaming Phillip Boudreau is easy.It seems Phillip Boudreau was up to his old tricks-- cutting someone's trap lines-- when he was gunned down, run over by a fishing boat and... more »

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