Kaetlyn Osmond continues rise in world figure skating ranks

Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond waves to an enthusiastic crowd after her ladies short program Thurs. March...

Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond waves to an enthusiastic crowd after her ladies short program Thurs. March 14, 2013 at the World Figure Skating Championship in London, Ont. (MIKE HENSEN/QMI AGENCY)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:37 PM ET

LONDON, ONT. - It's almost inconceivable that a town with as pleasant a name as Marystown could be associated with tragedy and destruction.

Located on the south coast of Newfoundland, on the Burin Peninsula, Marystown has a number of interesting distinctions, including being the eastern Canadian port designated by the Royal Navy during the Second World War as a site for minesweeper construction. It was also the site selected to evacuate the Royal Family and regroup the British Navy in the event of a German invasion of Britain. As well, in its long history of shipbuilding and fishing, Marystown has experienced a number of tragedies involving hometown sons, including in a summer gale in 1936 which resulted in the deaths of 25 local fishermen.

But, of course, not every story about Marystown has been a sad one. Some are great, including one unfolding this week at the world figure skating championships at Budweiser Gardens.


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