December 16, 2009

From St. John's....Robert Joy is perhaps best known to most Canadians as pathologist Dr. Sid Hammerback on CSI New York, one-third of CBS's powerhouse franchise. And while he may "live away" now, going home for Joy still means St John's Newfoundland...He went back home recently for a visit, and also for a performance of A Child's Christmas in Wales....From Thunder Bay...A hockey player reading A Christma Carol might not seem such a natural fit.Unless you live in Thunder Bay Ontario. CBC Radio Thunder Bay held its annual reading of the Dickens classic at St Paul's Anglican Church this weekend. Among the guest readers ... Devin Welsh. the star forward of the Lakehead University Thunderwolves hockey team. From Calgary...The Jamaican bobsleigh team is aiming for Vancouver 2010. The team was one of the clear fan favourites the last time the winter Olympics were held here in Canada, in 1988. Now a new generation wants to do even bette. ... From St. John's...Their bodies may be failing, but seniors in a local nursing home keep their minds and spirits alive with music. From Prince Rupert... Next year, the town of Prince Rupert, British Columbia turns 100. And to celebrate its centenary, the town is hoping to unearth a time capsule it buried nearly 40 years ago. "Hoping" because ... well, no one seems to remember exactly where capsule is buried. From Vancouver... A neighbourhood is celebrating the return of something it lost many years ago. It's been almost two decades since there was a major grocery store at the corner of Abbott and Cordova in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. ... From Quebec City... A year ago, Maxime Landry was working at a dairy farm, milking the cows by day, singing in bars and playing at weddings by night, hoping like so many of one day making it as a musician. Earlier this year the 22 year old auditioned for Star Academie -Quebec's answer to Canadian Idol - and won. ...From Winnipeg...The classic rockers from the band BTO - Bachman Turner Overdrive - announced recently they're reuniting for a tour. Now if you've ever listened to Randy's CBC Radio show, Vinyl Tap - you'll know he's quite an elaborate story teller. Terry MacLeod of Information Radio in Winnipeg sat down with BTO and attempted to get through 10 rapid questions

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