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July 2012 Archives

Patricia Rice's boyfriend, George Carberry talks with Azzo Rezori

The boyfriend of Patricia Rice - George Carberry - says he had nothing to do with her death. Rice's body was found in a marshy area off a walking trail in Paradise last week.
Reporter Azzo Rezori sat down with George Carberry in his trailer in Paradise.
 
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RNC Chief Robert Johnson's response to Timeco robbery

John Dwyer says he was protecting his business...but now he's paying the price.
Last Friday, his St. John's jewellery store, Timeco, was robbed...and now Mr. Dwyer himself is facing criminal charges. He chased the thief and got the jewelry back and also gave the thief a kick in the teeth. Here's part of what John Dwyer told "On the Go" host Tony Dawson. Tony also interviews RNC Chief Robert Johnson. 

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Regatta tragedy in 1884

The annual St. John's Regatta is just around the corner.
And for many - it's one of the biggest celebrations of the summer.
But on Monday people gathered to remember a Regatta tragedy.
Few of us know the story...but three young rowers from Torbay drowned at the annual event back in 1884.
Bob Codner is Mayor of Torbay. He's written about the incident in his book "The History of Torbay" - published in 1996. He speaks with host Tony Dawson.
 
 
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Timeco owner facing charges

Last Friday, John Dwyer's St. John's jewellery store, Timeco, was robbed...and not for the first time. 
But this time, Mr. Dwyer himself is facing criminal charges because of his response to the robbery. Host Tony Dawson reached John Dwyer at his store.
 
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No ban on lanterns for St. John's Lantern Festival

Ted speaks with Simon Lono, of the St. John's Lantern Festival Committee, about how the ban on floating Chinese Lanterns doesn't apply to them, and about what will happen at festival.

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Nature Conservancy of Canada: Labrador Blueprint

Lindsay Notzl of the Nature Conservancy of Canada tells Ted about how they are putting together a blueprint of Labrador, including everything from caribou herds to houses.

 

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Tom Hann on St. John's Parking Problems

St. John's councillor Tom Hann tells Ted that the city will never be able to solve its downtown parking problems without co-operation from both the other municipalities on the NE Avalon and the provincial government.

 

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Bobblehead Ted runs Tely 10

Ted talks with On The Go listener Virginia Middleton, who ran the Tely 10 with Bobblehead Ted
 
 
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Take a spin with racing Reverend Burrows in the Scion he'll drive in TARGA

Ted goes for a drive with David Burrows, The Racing Reverend, who has been lent a Scion sports car to take part in the 2012 TARGA rally this fall.
 

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Was the great explorer John Cabot, actually a smuggler?

Ted speaks with Evan Jones, a historian who wants us to rethink our image of John Cabot. Could it be the great explorer was actually a smuggler?

 

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Crystal Braye researches the Wooden boats of NL

Ted speaks with Crystal Braye, a folklore student at Memorial U. She is travelling around the Glovertown area collecting information about wooden boats, boat builders, stories, poems, and superstitions about wooden boats for the Wooden Boat Museum of NL in Winterton.

 

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Joe Batt's Arm Booming thanks to Shorefast Construction Workers

Nicole Decker-Torraville, who owns Nicole's Cafe and Growlers Ice Cream in Joe Batts Arm, tells Ted that business is booming because of the influx of construction workers building the Shorefast hotel.

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Low water levels in our rivers makes poaching easier

Ted talks with salmon angler Keith Piercey, about the low level of water in our rivers this summer and how that makes poaching easier
 
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St. Brendan's Boulder in St. Lunaire-Griquet may have been carved by the Tartessians

Ted talks with archeo-mythologist Robert Burcher about how St. Brendan's Boulder in St. Lunaire-Griquet may have been carved by the Tartessians. He says the Phonecians were here too, a thousand years before the Vikings.
 
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Wayne Hayes retires

On The Go says goodby to our long-serving technician Wayne Hayes
 
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Ennis and their new CD "The Fortunate Ones".

Ted speaks with Karen and Maureen Ennis about their new CD “The Fortunate Ones”.

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A Soccer Tournament for Children with Diabetes.

Ted speaks with 12-year old Brandon Vardy from the Goulds who is going to Switzerland to play with the Canadian team for the Lenny Cup… that’s a soccer tournament for children with diabetes.

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Ted speaks with Bill Montevecchi about dive bombing crows

Ted speaks with local bird biologist Bill Montevecchi about why a couple of crows dive bombed and chased a woman on Harvey Rd.

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Ken Harvey accuses Scotiabank of lying

Ted speaks with award winning author and film maker Kenneth J. Harvey about the video he has posted on Youtube, taking aim at Scotiabank over the fees it’s charging his children’s “no fee” accounts.

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