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June 2012 Archives

The Return of William Roost's WWI Medal

Ted talks with Tom Rossiter and Leo Knox about William Roost’s WW1 medal, and its 50 year journey back into the hands of its rightful owners.

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Nippards of Grand Falls-Windsor

Maggie Gillis with the story of the Nippards of Grand Falls-Windsor, whose work with poverty stricken families in the Dominican Republic changed forever the way they look at life back home in NL.

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Capelin in Middle Cove

The capelin are rolling on Middle Cove beach, and On The Go was there:

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Former RCMP officer Janet Merlo returns to NL

Guest host Roger Samson's feature interview with Janet Merlo the former RCMP officer who heads a class-action lawsuit for sexual harassment against the RCMP. Ms. Merlo has come home to NL to heal and begin a new life with her 2 daughters.

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Newsreader Jacinta Wall Retires from CBC

On the Go bids a fond farewell to our newsreader Jacinta Wall, who has retired after 31 years.

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Isle aux Morts creating Plays about their Colourful Characters

Guest host Roger Samson speaks with Blandford Billard of the Heritage Society about the town’s efforts to draw tourists by creating plays about the region’s colourful characters.

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How to Complain in Hospital and get Results

Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with guest host Roger Samson about the story we brought you about Elsie King. Mrs. King’s daughters say their mother was getting inadequate care at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s and when they complained, authorities cut the amount of time they were permitted to visit her.

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"Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge"

Ted talks with visual artist Pam Hall about her Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge.

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Bill 29 limits Access to Information in ths Province

Ted speaks with Michael Karanicolas, the Legal Officer for the Centre for Law and Democracy, about why Bill 29 puts NL behind many third world countries when it comes to access to information.

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King family vs. Eastern Health

Update on the King family vs. Eastern Health story. Bob Buckingham, the lawyer for the Kings tells Ted that court proceedings have been postponed indefinitly because Eastern Health has relaxed the restrictions it placed on Elsie and Yvonne visiting their mother Elsie at the Escasoni Complex.

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Elsie King's daughters take Eastern Health to Court over hospital visitation

An 88-year old patient’s daughters say Eastern Health cut their visiting rights when they questioned the care she was receiving. Eastern Health says it cut visits because their behaviour toward staff was unreasonable and aggressive. Each is taking the other to court.

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Ray Walsh Remembers his old Friend Wilf Doyle

We remember the music and life of one of this province’s musical pioneers, Wilf Doyle, who passed away at the age of 89.

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Remembering Dr. Jack Hand

Dr. Jack Hand, a pediatric oncologist at the Janeway died this week in St. John’s, of a brain tumour. Ted speaks with Gerry Beresford, of Ronald McDonald House, about the loss of this much loved and respected doctor.

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Contentious Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Suffers Setback

Ted speaks with Ted Warren of the local MS Society about the results of the province’s observational study of people with MS in this province who have undergone the Zamboni procedure.

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In Search of the Old Make and Break Engine

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking for working make and break engines, and the stories you have to tell.

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Commemorative Tree Planting Program

Remembering a lost loved one with a tree; Brigette Noel brings us the story.

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Coronation coins

OTG Listener Judy Lush told Ted about the Coronation coins schoolchildren in N&L were given back in 1953; here are the photos of her coin. Do you still have yours? Send Ted an email to onthego@cbc.ca
 

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Karlie Pinsent... Stamp Girl.

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Tempting Providence

Ted speaks with Deidre Gillard-Rowlings, who plays Nurse Myra Bennett in Theatre NL's production Tempting Providence about their 10 years on the road, and why the play is such an international hit.

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Tom O'Brien, mayor of Stephenville speaking about an anchor in the middle of a traffic

Ted asks Tom O'Brien, the mayor of Stephenville, if the town will remove an anchor in the middle of a traffic circle on the road to Little Port Harmon, the site of one fatal accident and another which sent a woman to hospital.

 

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