Profile of Dale Jarvis

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  • Unravelling a murder mystery

    The page lists a short death notice from 1926. The item reads, simply, “An Esquimaux Tuite murdered at Keatulik Island.”Reimer was looking for ...

  • Singing games we used to play

    The stories will be collected and printed in a booklet later this spring by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.Last week, the ...

  • Ghostly light led couple to safety in storm

    This pale flame, known in Latin as ignis fatuus, has been ofttimes reported flickering over marshy ground and, it is said, over churchyards. It ...

  • An ill-fated crossing to Random Island

    Although it is, indeed, an island, Random Island can not be circumnavigated except by small boats. This is due to the fact that normal passage ...

  • Smoker, the ghostly trapper of Labrador

    Some sources say an old trapper by the name of Smoker got lost in a snowstorm years ago. After his death, Smoker’s ghost was seen driving his ...

  • The treasure of Vinegar Hill

    A man from Bay Roberts once told me a story about Vinegar Hill. His grandmother had lived in Clarke’s Beach. When he would visit, as a child, she ...

  • Dead soldiers make presence known

    “This happened in 1916, on the eve of the July Drive, June 30,” Maude had told her. “My mother, Martha, her sister Violet and a cousin were ...

  • Tales of ghostly horses recorded near and far

    “One night back in july of 2013 around 9:30,” the woman had written him, “I decided to walk to the store Water Street Variety to get a lunch. On ...

  • Ghostly visitor in the night

    “I notice you have many stories about St. John’s and I would like to see some smaller towns’ stories in your book,” she wrote. “My family has ...

  • Darbies: spooks, spectres or mummers?

    The word is not lost completely, however. There are at least two place names in Newfoundland that include the word “darby.” The first is Darby's ...