Live September 26 2012
Steve Bartlett: 
Good morning.
A minute or so late getting started this morning due to some technical glitches. I surprised myself and got something to work.
It's going to be a busy morning here as we continue this live experiment.
Bruce Templeton will be here at 8 am to take questions on his new book, "The Man in the Red Suit.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:17 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
It's a beautiful morning in the St. John's area. The drive in this morning was spectacular.
What's the rest of the day going to be like?
Here's the latest from Environment Canada, issued at 6:49 a.m.
Issued : 6:49 AM NDT Wednesday 26 September 2012

Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 19 except 16 in onshore winds. UV index 3 or moderate.

A few clouds. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low 11.

A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy in the evening with 60 percent chance of showers later in the evening. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 18 except 15 in onshore winds.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:17 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Did you have happen to catch last night's sunset. A lot of people did, including The Telegram's Gerry Carew. Here are some of his shots.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:18 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:18 
Steve Bartlett
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:19 
This morning at 8 on @SteveBartlett_ speaks with Bruce Templeton about The Man in the Red Suit.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:20 StJohnsTelegram
Steve Bartlett: 
If you shot photos of last night's sunset, or anything else, share them with us by including the hashtag #telynl in a tweet, or emailing the pic to Of course, we'll only post the ones in good taste.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:23 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Some headlines from this morning's paper...
• Eastern Health had a good year, says CEO Vicki Kaminski
• Kaminski apologize to dead patient's family
• Five non-profits forced to relocate by week's end
• Major water leak is flushed out
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:24 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
OK, it's dark and blurry, and the mirror of my car is in the pic ... but here is a shot of firefighters hosing down the pile of trees from post-tropical storm Leslie this morning at Bowring Park. Someone reportedly set them on fire last night.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:28 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:29 
Join reporter @SteveBartlett_ on at 7 am for live news, weather, sports and more. #telynl
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:30 StJohnsTelegram
Steve Bartlett: 
Here are some headlines from our sports pages...
• Senior league raiding junior ranks — league president, teams take issue with overage players being recruited
• John Browne writes that it's a bumpy road back for The Rock
• Gonzaga edges Holy Cross in opening of St. John's Molson Senior Baseball League final
• White, Hodge win Huffin Puffin Marathon
• Runners McIlroy, MacDonald are Sea-Hawks athletes of the week
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:34 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
And what do you think of this? Drop us a comment.
British farm group warns of bacon shortage in 2013
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:36 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Bruce Templeton is joining us live this morning at 8 to discuss his new book, The Man in the Red Suit. We'll be giving a copy away too!
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:38 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
The Silver Princess cruise ship is set to arrive in St. John's around 8 a.m.
Why not share your pics with us? Tweet it using the #telynl hashtag or email it to
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:43 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
In our business pages...
• Alderon submits environmental impact statement for Labrador mine
• Province holds consultations to help businesses serve the Arctic
• Tom Marshall says province prepared to help Corner Brook mill
• Industrial showcase held in Placentia
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:45 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Reporter Colin MacLean's story on Vicki Kaminski's apology to family of young patient killed on TCH Monday
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:47 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
In today's Life & Times section...
- Artist Jean Claude Roy has painted the communities of Newfoundland. Every. Single. One.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:52 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton is joining me live at this morning at 8 to discuss The Man in the Red Suit.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:54 SteveBartlett_
Steve Bartlett: 
Bruce Templeton is here to discuss his new book, first book, The Man in the Red Suit.
Bruce, what prompted this?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:58 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
I have amazing experiences each year with children and I thought it was time to tell the stories.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:59 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
How long have you and Santa been friends?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:00 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
I have met Santa now for 33 years. I see him at the Santa Claus Parade and I leave him in the parking lot of the Janeway about 10pm on Christmas Eve
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:01 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
Name one of those amazing experiences?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:02 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
I have been with Santa when Children ask amazing questions. On the flight to the North Pole, a child asked if her mothers spirit would be with Santa on Christmas Eve. She had died a few weeks before in a car accident.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:04 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
How did you respond to that?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:04 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
Santa picked her up, gave her a big hug and said "don't worry, your mothers spirit will be with Santa on Christmas Eve and your mother's spirit will be with you for the rest of your life." She said "thank you Santa. That is all I need for Christmas."
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:06 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
How does that affect you?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:06 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
Each January, I reflect on the 30 or 40 visits. A child stands out that we met. And I can't forget them later. So I sat and wrote the stories of 25 of these wonderful memories and that is the basis for the book.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:08 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
What do you want people to learn from the book? To take from it?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:09 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
As he's responding ... Bruce is open to questions about The Man in the Red Suit. Just post one in the box at the bottom of your screen.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:10 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
After you have read the book, the reader should come away with a sense that most of the things in their own lives are actually going along well. But making memories for children through simple acts is more important than what is under a tree. So make some cookies, have a snowball fight, go sliding, make hot chocolate. Some people don't get that chance. It is all about Presence.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:12 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
You're a well-known businessman in St. John's. What kind of response does your relationship with Santa get from the business community?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:13 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
Santa has some amazing elves. When you call and ask an airline for a plane and a crew for an hour to fly 36 people to the North Pole, they are slightly astonished but everyone comes through for Santa!
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:14 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
Ha! How did writing a book challenge you?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:15 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
The writing of the individual stories was not hard. But the huge thrill was went some advisor elves who have published before told me to come to Creative Book Publishers. Some amazing things happened then and a wonderful team has taken a lump of clay and turned it into something beautiful.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:17 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
What kind response has the book received?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:18 Steve Bartlett
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:19 StJohnsTelegram
Bruce Templeton: 
Danny Williams wrote a touching Foreword, Earl Ludlow, Marie Wadden, Shelagh O'Leary all thought it was a beautiful. The media people who have read it prior to the interviews have all been in tears so I guess it is being felt.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:21 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
Were you moved to tears writing it?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:22 Steve Bartlett
Kaminski apologizes to dead patient’s family. #telynl
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:23 StJohnsTelegram
Bruce Templeton: 
I still cry reading it. The child who had the seizure and was unconscious on Christmas Eve at the Janeway will be at the book launch. Come and meet her. Yes, I will have tears in my eyes then too!
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:24 Bruce Templeton
[Comment From Andrea Andrea : ] 
Hi Bruce, can't wait to read your book! My daughter was a patient at the Janeway one Christmas when you visited her. She was a preemie and had already spent about 2 months in hospital. It was very uplifting for us as parents to have you visit her. Very special memory indeed!
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:24 Andrea
Bruce Templeton: 
My visits to the Janeway are very special. We start on the 4th floor and then come throught PICU, NICU and Emergency. It changes my Christmas just being there.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:26 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
Thanks Andrea. On a more serious note, we have reports of a pedestrian accident at intersection of Thorburn Rd and Goldstone.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:26 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Tell me about tonight's launch?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:27 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
Tonight will bring all of Santa's support elves to meet the families and children in the book. It has been wonderful that the families in the book have allowed the stories and the photos to be told and printed. Now come and meet them.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:29 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
What time is it and where?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:29 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
The launch is at Clovelly from 5-7 pm. I do hope that people come. But there will be lot's of opportunities in stores. It will be widely sold and there are signing opportunities if people would like. The writers net revenue will go to the Janeway and to Rotary International to immunize children against polio somewhere in the world.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:32 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
Before I let you go, is there anything you'd like to add?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:33 Steve Bartlett
Bruce Templeton: 
Just pause and take the time with your family. Turn off the blackberry and the iPhone. Make cookies, visit a senior, laugh and giggle. And thank the Supreme Being of your choice.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:34 Bruce Templeton
Steve Bartlett: 
Thanks Bruce for coming in. Hope you enjoy the launch and everything else the book brings.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:35 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Well, we're launching a new survey at The Telegram. We'd like to know how safe you feel at home. Click this link to voice your thoughts...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:39 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Here's a link to Tara Bradbury's story on artist Jean Claude Roy...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:40 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Transportation and Works Minister Tom Hedderson will address a luncheon of the St. John’s Board of Trade today at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, St. John’s.

It is part of the event Doing Business Up North – Explore the Opportunities, a conference focused on business opportunities and challenges in Labrador and Canada’s Arctic.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:42 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
CJAD Radio in Montreal is reporting that Justin Trudeau will run for the federal Liberal leadership.
What are your thoughts on that?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:45 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Brigus is the perfect backdrop for ‘Republic of Doyle,’ says producer
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:46 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Premier Kathy Dunderdale will announce the new Chancellor for Memorial University today.
Any thoughts who it might be?
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:49 Steve Bartlett
Artist Jean Claude Roy has painted the communities of Newfoundland. Every. Single. One. #telynl
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:51 StJohnsTelegram
"@StJohnsTelegram: Artist Jean Claude Roy has painted the communities of Newfoundland. Every. Single. One. #telynl"
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:52 NoriSwift6687
Steve Bartlett: 
Also in today's paper...
• A ribbetting story about drivers encountering frogs on the highways
• A suspect misses the start of his preliminary inquiry
• CBC pushes on despite budget cuts
• A Natuashish mother sends her gas-sniffing son to foster care
• Nurses protest staffing changes
• A church razed by fire won't be rebuilt
• A murder victims family still has questions
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:53 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Before we go this morning, just a reminder it's National Tree Day.
St. John's Clean and Beautiful will be celebrating, with events at Bannerman Park from 10 am to 2 pm.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 8:59 Steve Bartlett
Steve Bartlett: 
Well, that's it for another morning at Telegram Live.
Thanks for logging on, and for the feedback.
I hope you have the kind of day you enjoy.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:00 Steve Bartlett
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