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February 2012 Archives

The Morning Show Podcast for February 29, 2012

Today we'll talk with the province's employers council, about problems with the high cost of Worker's Compensation premiums. We'll hear from MP Scott Simms on the robo-call scandal. And we'll find out how a little-known sea creature is breathing new life into the Fogo Island Co-op.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 28, 2012

Today, we'll hear from an environmental legal defence group that's weighing in on the issue of oil exploration in the Gulf of St.Lawrence. People in the forestry industry are wondering where the minister is and why they're hearing only silence from the department of natural resources. We'll hear from them on the eve of legally-mandated hearings into the woods management plan. And we'll learn about the heroic signal man who lost his life when the USS Truxton went down 70 years ago.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 27, 2012

Today, we talk to the mayor of Trinity Bay North about the pending sale of the empty OCI shrimp plant in Port Union. We'll find out about some big garbage problems in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor since the Norris Arm landfill opened earlier this month. And a Gander group is working on a community memorial park, so we'll talk to one of the people involved.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 24, 2012

Today we'll hear from fisheries minister Darin King, who'll have an update on the sea urchin dispute in Wareham, Bonavista Bay. We'll chat with author Paul Butler about his new novel, Titanic Ashes. And Kim Stockwood is setting out to tour the province, so we'll talk to her about the tour and her latest album.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 23, 2012

Today, the CEO of Central Health tells us how the province's plan to reduce emergency room waiting times will work in this region. We'll find out why Wesley Hall in Wesleyville is in trouble and how you can help save it. And we'll chat with the coach and captain of the provincial champion Central Icepak peewee team.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 22, 2012

Today we'll hear the story of the women who are suing the province because faulty cancer diagnoses led to them having their breasts removed when they weren't ill. We'll talk to the municipal policeman who's tired of ticketing people for not wearing seatbelts. And we'll find out what a moose accident prevention group thinks of the faulty animal detection system in Grand Falls-Windsor.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 21, 2012

Today we'll find out how community leaders are setting a good example by getting into shape. We'll ask the minister of labour why we don't have a February holiday like other provinces do. And we'll hear from a moose safety advocate who says we shouldn't give up on the broken highway wildlife detection system.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 20, 2012

Today, we hear from three former fisheries ministers about what it's really like to hold that portfolio when the industry is in turmoil. We'll also find out how a group in Bonavista wants to make an old school the heart of the community once more.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 17, 2012

Today we'll talk about our shrinking rural communities and whether they're worth saving, in light of the most recent census numbers. And a message in a bottle makes it all the way from Newfoundland to Devon, England. We'll talk to the little girl who sent it and the people who found it and wrote back. Below you can see the picture of 11-year-old Mataia Warren of Gander, as she's about to launch her far-travelling bottle.photo.JPG
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 16, 2012

Today we get an update from Scouts Canada on the organization's attempts to create safer conditions for kids who join up. We'll find out why an NDP MHA wants to change the rules that say who can ride a school bus and who can't. And the province's lifesaving society honours a local hero.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 15, 2012

Today we take a sneaky peek at some curious wildlife in Terra Nova National Park. We'll chat with the captain and coach of the champion Exploits Valley High Eagles and we'll find out why Baie Verte wants its port back.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 14, 2012

Today we'll meet Gander's Zumba Boys. We'll hear the story of Grand Falls-Windsor's Jennifer Power Scott, who met her girlhood crush after 27 years of waiting. And we'll ask people in Central about their first sweethearts.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 13, 2012

Today, we'll learn more about 14-year-old Burton Winters, who lost his life on the Labrador ice last week. We'll find out why the medical clinic in Clarenville is placing a big order for doctors. And we'll hear from a Gander man who was robbed while in the hospital.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 10, 2012

Today, we'll meet a Fogo Island mother who's trying to keep her teenaged daughter from starving herself to death. We'll ask Central Health what help there is for patients in that situation. And we'll chat with a couple of very happy people in Traytown who are celebrating the community's brand-new outdoor skating rink.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 9, 2012

Today, we'll meet the former CIA disguise master who gave a St.Vincent's man his face back. We'll hear amazing tape from the wharf in Bay Roberts as the RCMP arrests locked out OCI trawlermen. And we'll find out where Gander's town council stands on the matter of annexing Benton.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 8, 2012

Today, we'll talk with the chair of the local service district of Benton about the possibility of being annexed by Gander. We'll have part two of our series about Pat Stamp and his miraculous new face after having had serious burns in a tanker fire. And we'll hear from the province's federation of school councils about the incident in Twillingate in which a teacher sprayed a student with Febreze.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 7, 2012

Today we'll be there when a man who lost his face in an oil tanker explosion gets his looks back. We'll tell you why an angry parent in Twillingate wants a teacher fired. And our Caroline Ray reports from the scene of a major morning fire in Grand Falls-Windsor.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 6, 2012

Today we'll talk to a Gander family that's prepared to move to another province to help give their son a better chance to make it in hockey. We'll be there in Springdale when a sign remembering Corporal Stephen Bouzane is removed from Legion property. And we'll introduce you to a brand-new ski club on the Eastport Penninsula.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 3, 2012

Today we'll talk about the struggle economic developers have in attracting young people back to rural communities. We'll hear what the provincial Legion president thinks of a falling out between the Springdale branch and the family of a fallen soldier. And we'll find out how the town of Lewisporte is saving its community college.
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The Morning Podcast for February 2, 2012

Today we catch up with a player in the province's sealing industry who's attending Seal Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. We'll talk about how the provincial government might look at its phone bills if it wants to save money. And we'll have the story of a Legion branch and the family of a deceased soldier at odds in Springdale.
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Is there a shortage of young goaltenders in hockey?

On Wednesday, we discussed whether fewer young hockey players are choosing to don goalie pads, and what that could mean for the future of the game in Canada. Here's our conversation with long-time goaltending coach Larry Sadler.
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The Morning Show Podcast for February 1, 2012

Today we'll get the latest on a tiny town on the Baie Verte Penninsula that may soon be resettled. We'll talk about a project in the town of Bonavista that will help bring back a bit of the community's natural splendor. And be careful where you throw your garbage in Gander because you could find yourself on tape.
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