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September 2012 Archives

The Art of Adolf Hitler

A noted art historian will tell us about the artistic talent of a man who is known as one of the most evil and dastardly figures in history.

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The 40th Anniversary of the Summit Series

We take a look back at the Canada-Russia Summit Series which wrapped up 40 years ago today, with Team Canada's Yvan Cournoyer.

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Glenwood's Big Birthday

The town of Glenwood celebrate its 125th birthday today. We find out how they're celebrating this huge milestone.

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Prospectors Unite!

Prospectors in this NL are getting together on Saturday to make their new association official. We'll talk to the man behind it all, Norm Mercer.

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Chainmaille Art

Most people associate chainmaille with medieval knights and swordfights, but a artis Jason Holley in Amherst Cove is using it to create art. And he was recently nominated for the RBC emerging artist people's choice award at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.

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Homelessness in Gander

Out of sight and out of mind. We'll talk to someone who's hoping to confront the issue of homelessness in Gander.

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MP Scott Simms talks Justin Trudeau rumours

The rumour mill on Parliament Hill has been working overtime for the past day. We talk to a Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor MP, Scott Simms about the possibility of another Trudeau leading the federal Liberal party.

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Prank gone wrong?

Police are hoping it's a prank gone wrong. We find out about a myterious caped person in Botwood.

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Ronald McDonald House and Alexandre Despatie

Today is a big day for Ronald McDonald House in St.John's. We speak to the charity's national ambassador, Olympic diver Alexandre Despatie, about the long-awaited grand opening.

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The Paintings of Newfoundland

It's a feat unmatched by any other artist. Jean Claude Roy painted every single community in Newfoundland, and has now made a book of those paintings.

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The Art of Animal Hide

 A woman with roots in Happy Adventure is embarking upon a very unique art project in Central Newfoundland....and she wants your hides.

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Cranberry Farming in Central NL

The weather this summer has been great for cranberry crops in the province. We'll find out how the red berries are ripening in the Exploits Valley.

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Fisheries Minister Darin King

The provincial minister of fisheries, Darin King, gives us an update on the plans to look after displaced fish plant workers.

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Central Health CEO Karen McGrath

Nurses in the province are upset they won't be getting funding to travel to training conferences any more. We talk to the head of Central Health about why that is.

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Bonavista Hospital Woes

A mainlander who has called Bonavista home for almost a decade is packing up and leaving...in the name of better health care.

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French Teacher of the Year

Canadian Parents for French has named a teacher from Dorset Collegiate in Pilley's Island it's French Teacher of the Year. We have a chat with Madame Danielle Winsor:

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Brian Peckford

Former premier Brian Peckford left politics in this province in 1989.

For most of the time since then, he's been living and working in British Columbia.

That doesn't mean he's lost touch with events in his home province, however.

Now, he's released his memoirs, detailing his youth growing up in rural Newfoundland, his early years of work and his time in politics.

He also clarifies modern Canadian history and his role in the constitution debate in 1981.

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Springdale's Life Unlimited for Older Adults is back in business

Back in April, we brought you the story of Life Unlimited for Older Adults.

That's the Springdale organization that runs the Red Leaf Centre and hosts too many community programs to list.

They were forced to shut down many of those programs when funding for their coordinator ran out - and they couldn't identify any more funding sources.

Well, a couple weeks ago, they were able to rehire their coordinator and are back in business.

Gloria Sheppard is one of the team leaders at Life Unlimited for Older Adults.

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Natuashish Election

Tomorrow is election day in Natuashish and Sheshatshiu.

People in the two Labrador communities are going to the polls to elect new leaders for the Innu Nation.

Some in Natuahish say the election is aggravating the ongoing social problems in the community.

Last week, we heard about the increase in gas-sniffing.

Now, there are allegations that alcohol is being used to buy votes in the dry community.

John Gaudi is in Natuashish this morning.

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Gander by-election

The town of Gander is holding a by-election tomorrow, to fill a council seat vacated by Nicole Lanning in August.

There are four candidates vying for the position, and they've all been campaigning pretty hard in the last few weeks.

We invited all four into our studio to introduce themselves and tell voters what they can offer the town.

Here's what they had to say:

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Timothy Wheaton Fundraiser

The death of a pastor, his wife and one of their two sons shocked and saddened the entire province in April.

Shannon Wheaton, his wife Trena Thompson-Wheaton, and their two-year-old son Ben were in a truck that was involved in a head-on collision on Alberta's Highway 63.

Their three-year-son Timothy survived the crash.

The family was from central Newfoundland, and Shannon had been a popular youth minister at a church in Grand Falls-Windsor.

That church is holding a fundraiser for Timothy, who is now being cared for by his grandfather.

The CBC's David Newell spoke to Pastor Melissa Hodder of Windsor Pentocostal Church to find out more.

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Nurses' Union

 

This time it's nurses who are feeling the sting of budget restraints.

The provincial nurses association says they're being told that if they want to take part in professional development conferences, they'll have to cover the cost themselves.

In fact, the association says they are also being told ...time spent in training will be taken out of their annual leave.

Debbie Forward is the President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses' Union.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 20, 2012

Today... Seniors who top up their personal care home subsidies want things to stay as they are. We'll hear from Health Minister Susan Sullivan, as well as a personal care home owner. And the town of Champney's West has a fun and fishy idea to attract visitors. we'll find out the latest about their aquarium proposal..

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 19, 2012

Today... The province wants to crack down on seniors in personal care homes who top up their subsidies in order to get a private room. We'll hear from the resident of a local home, as well as a family member who says her father would be devestated if he had to move. And we'll talk to a local hockey association about the new rules that say parents must take a behaviour course before their kids can play.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 18, 2012

Today...The court orders a new trial for a man convicted of drowning his twin daughters a decade ago. We'll find out why Nelson Hart has been granted a new trial. And free tickets to a wrestling show given to primary school kids in Grand Falls - Windsor weren't met with thanks from some parents. We'll hear from a parent and the head of Nova Central School Board.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 17, 2012

Today...Donating our organs after we die is not something we often think about. We'll hear from a man who is trying to raise awareness about that cause, and a grieving father who is finding some comfort knowing his son helped a number of people after his passing earlier this month. Newfoundland and Labrador hockey brass came together in Grand Falls-Windsor this past weekend. We'll find out what they talked about. And our political panel to weighs in with their thoughts on what's happening in the political world.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 14, 2012

Today... We hear from a man who says he was fired from the Vale project because he spoke to the media during a recent strike. Teach For Canada is a group that wants to improve education in underserved regions. We'll talk to one of the groups members who says our education system doesn't offer the same quality of schooling to all children in the country. And the province's gas guru joins us to explain prices at the pumps are suddenly on the rise.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 13, 2012

Today... Have you got a stack of old tires collecting dust in your garage? We'll tell you about a new program to get rid of them. The price of perscriptions. We'll ask a family doctor about how much the cost of prescription drugs figures into his treatment decisions. The MHA for the Glovertown area joins us to tell us why he is so excited for his area. And everyone on Fogo Island seems to be working these days but who's looking after the kids? We'll hear from the island's first official daycare centre.

 

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 12, 2012

Today... Tropical Storm Leslie came and went yesterday with a minimum of fuss in this part of the province, but the Canadian military was here on standby just in case. But the Canada Post office in Grand Falls-Windsor had a bit of a mess to clean up from the strom. Coming up, we'll hear about flooding at that location. And Wayne Chaulk's song, "Saltwater Joys" comes to life in colour. Artist Dawn Baker drops by the studio to talk about how she came to illustrate a song.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 11, 2012

Today... It's the 11th anniversary of 9/11 today. Appleton will mark the occasion with a special service and a very special thank you gift on the way from New York. Heading out today to give blood may be the last thing on your mind, but days like these are when your donation is needed most. We'll talk to a representative of Canadian Blood Services. And we'll find out about Central Newfoundland's first opera program for children.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 10, 2012

Today... Hurricane Leslie is headed our way. And to help you get ready, our old pal Randy Larcombe is back with some advice on how to prepare for the big storm. And municipalities are receiving their new property tax assessments and the news isn't great for taxpayers. The president of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, Churence Rogers, joins us talk.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 7, 2012

Today... Hurricane Leslie is keeping storm watchers guessing. We get the latest from the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax. A little bit of the Wild West on the Rock. We meet a man who is trekking from Deer Lake to Terra Nova with 4 Newfoundland Ponies. A pair of researchers had a lot of help from students on Change Islands last year for a unique project. We'll find out what they learned about local food practices. And dinner and a book reading - author Ed Riche headlines a special night in Port Rexton this weekend.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 6, 2012

Today... Magee Road in Gander is one of the busiest roads in town now that school is back. We talk to the town council about why construction is still on going and when it's expected to be complete. With a lockout looming in the NHL, this could mean big business for senior hockey in the province. The president of Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador joins us to share his thoughts. And we hear how the town of Bishop's Falls got themselves back in the black.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 5, 2012

Today... It's back to school and we check in with the head of the Nova Central School District about some of the changes students, parents and teachers can expect. The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Kevin O'Brien, addresses the issues of closed dumps and black bears. And we chat with Juno award-winning singer/songwriter John Landry about how he balances his music career while being a military pilot.

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The Morning Show Podcast for September 4, 2012

Today... DIY, texting is changing the way students write. We hear how university professors deal with the times. And still with university, we hear why one group of university students are heading to class in Keels, Bonavista Bay. And just in time for winter, we have a warning from the Better Business Bureau about buying firewood.  

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