Strange that I’m putting this up after it’s come through Kingston. But footage from YouTube of the Torch when it hit Newfoundland.
First up from RetroWinnipeg reports from NTV News the day before it came to St. John’s. Included is Toni Marie anchoring at noon, Glen Carter at 5:30pm and Fred Hutton & Lynn Burry at 6pm. Later you’ll see Toni chat with Seamus O’Regan from Canada AM as he was also a torchbearer in the area.
NTV News – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 12, 2009)
Now this is what we call a WINDY day. Toni at Cabot Tower with the torch before her run as a speech was wrapping up. Bit of a laugh as you can hear 2 guys saying “we love you” as she starts the walk. I told you she’s popular.
Toni Marie Wiseman at Cabot Tower Olympic Torch Relay 2010 St. John’s
I missed seeing this next clip before, not sure how. The flame with all that wind, did go out for a few seconds. Which does happen along the way. You won’t see that on the news though. So a chance to see how it really is.
“This is just after the ceremony was held at the top of Signal Hill at Cabot Tower, as Toni Marie Wiseman started walking down the hill at the very top, the torch with all the wind went out for a few seconds and was relit again – here. It was very windy at the top and impossible to avoid, but as Toni Marie moved her way down the hill, the wind was calmer. ”
Another one I missed before, probably because there wasn’t a description on the video. But the file says “Toni with Horses” so it’s easy to figure out. With the high winds they had extra people around her and even police on horseback. Large crowd.
Apparently the handoff is called “the kissing of the torches” as you have your torch light up the next one. Luckily it worked even in this extreme weather.
Move on to NTV News again with reports from that Friday’s news.
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 13, 2009, Part 1)
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 13, 2009, Part 2)
Finally Sunday’s news with Toni Marie and Larry Jay as the relay left the province. And you get to see her torch at the end on the set. It’s now residing at her parents’ house as a gift. Quite nice of her.
NTV News – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 15, 2009)
I typed Kingston and Torch into YouTube and only got 3 results. Part of that is we got lucky with someone from Winnipeg grabbing the NTV clips from satellite. Manitoba and Newfoundland aren’t two places thought of being together very often. 🙂
Little back and forth when it comes to local news in St. John’s.
Was reported over the summer that along with other CBC stations, St. John’s local news will be increased to 90 minutes at suppertime. Link from Geoff Meeker’s blog.
Forgot to talk about how this blog got linked on Geoff’s a few weeks ago. Talk about that tomorrow. Back to the topic today.
Saw an ad on NTV about the fact they are also going to 90 minutes. Glen Carter will be hosting an extra 30 minutes of news at 5:30pm local time. NTV will start this on August 24th. Which is a week earlier than when CBC changes. I wonder if it was planned to get a jump on them. LOL.
Found a lot of search terms coming into this blog about NTV getting kicked off of Rogers in Ontario. People wondering where it is, what’s going on and such. Must be a way to rally all the people who want this fixed. Don’t know if a Facebook group might be a good way to start. Any ideas or suggestions leave a comment on the blog or email me
Lot of Newfoundlanders around to get Rogers attention. And the people of Ottawa did get them to change their mind on kicking off WPBS in Watertown.
Back to reading about the rumour of Brett Favre about to sign with the Vikings. You thought that was over? Please.