Profile of Dale Jarvis

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  • Fairy funerals command respect

    Apparently, Ebbs, a labourer of some sort, had sued Hickey for holding back wages due to him. Hickey had held back the money because Ebbs had ...

  • The girl at the trestle

    It is a definition I would agree with, and Newfoundland is full of examples. Almost every town has a story which is partly true and partly not. ...

  • A mummer walks alone

    But this rosy image of mummering is perhaps only one way of looking at the tradition. The history of mummering has a darker and, at times, even ...

  • Dead man’s spirit finds ways to say goodbye

    Mary’s story started in the year 1940, when she was but five years old. Mary’s father was overseas in the Navy, so she and her mother and lived ...

  • The haunting voice of Rod Stewart

    The place in question was a house in Glovertown, the house in which “Molly” grew up. It was a small, one-level home with three bedrooms. The ...

  • A thousand points of light

    Recently, Wilson visited with Mr. Gerald French, who was born and raised on a property just behind Cable Avenue, now a registered heritage ...

  • Ghost ship stories serve a purpose

    Last night, I sat in the cosy library living room of Orcadian storyteller Tom Muir in Kirkwall, with a purring cat and the coal fire burning in ...

  • A devil of a dancer

    As we talked about supernatural stories and folk belief, conversation turned to the topic of the devil. I knew a story about a Devil’s Rock in ...

  • Black bear has drinking problem

    The theme was “Landscapes to Language: What Shapes Us?” and I was there to talk about the exciting work happening all across Newfoundland and ...

  • Who’s afraid of a big, bad ghost?

    The mine, opened by Smith McKay and CF Bennett, brought prosperity to the town, and by 1916, the population had grown to 1,500.In 1986, the ...