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From the Vault – Sept. 8, 1982

These four women from Hotel Port aux Basques left Port aux Basques on the morning of Sept. 4 to begin a bicycle trip to Corner Brook in aid of disabled children. L-R: Faye Hancock (hotel manager), Cathy Pearce, Sandra LeRiche and Wanda Kettle. - Gulf News file photo/Sept. 8, 1982
These four women from Hotel Port aux Basques left Port aux Basques on the morning of Sept. 4 to begin a bicycle trip to Corner Brook in aid of disabled children. L-R: Faye Hancock (hotel manager), Cathy Pearce, Sandra LeRiche and Wanda Kettle. - Gulf News file photo/Sept. 8, 1982

A look back at Sept. 8, 1982 reveals that DFO was dealing with a shortage of bait squid along the entire southwest coast.

At Marine Atlantic, a securing rope had loosened on a wooden platform, dumping Albert Kettle into the water and leaving Earl Pike clinging to a precariously vertical perch. The pair had been doing work on the Marine Atlantica.

 

Earl Pike (left) and Albert C. Kettle look fairly safe leaning against the rail of the Marine Atlantica, but a scant 24 hours before their very lives were in grave danger. - Gulf News file photo/Sept. 8, 1982
Earl Pike (left) and Albert C. Kettle look fairly safe leaning against the rail of the Marine Atlantica, but a scant 24 hours before their very lives were in grave danger. - Gulf News file photo/Sept. 8, 1982

 

Visitors to J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park were displeased about the rough roads, and the Port aux Basques detachment of the RCMP was busy with a variety of complaints, including an attempted murder in Upper Ferry.

 

A maggoty moose carcass drew comparisons to E.T., but it was Rocky II on the big screen at Grandview Cinemas.

Meanwhile, CFGN had John Cougar’s “Hurts So Good” at the top of the charts, but there wasn’t a whole lot of dancing going on.

Sessions continuing

The Joanne King School of Dancing will not be reopening this year. Jim and Joanne King recently relocated to Grand Bank and Mrs. King was unable to get another dance teacher to continue the work she began here four years ago.

She was pleased however that two of her students, Gail Munden and Cindy Allen, will be conducting dance sessions for persons wishing to maintain their present dancing status or learn what the two students have acquired through their years of experience in the school.

Sessions will be held in the basement of Gail’s home at 9 LeGrow St. in Grand Bay and will be limited to eight persons per class.

From the Vault is a look back through The Gulf News at items of interest. There will be some stories with news value, some will tell the stories of the people who have shaped the communities along the southwest coast, and some will be from the sports world, but all will have appeared in The Gulf News since its first inception as The Echo in 1967. From the Vault may bring long-forgotten memories flooding back, or if you’re reading about something for the first time it might provide you with a glance into the history of our region. Want to share some of these flashbacks with those farther away? Send them the link to The Gulf News website at: gulfnews.ca.

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