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October 2012 Archives

The Numbers of Muskrat Falls

The project cost keeps growing. But the government says Muskrat Falls is still a bargain -- even at 7.4-billion dollars. Provincial Affairs reporter David Cochrane breaks down the latest developments.

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The Privatization of Tax Records

Privatizing tax records... we talk to the union representing Canada Revenue Agency workers and the chair of the Council of Canadians about her concerns about privatization.

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Diane's Story Pt. 2

The escape - a woman imprisoned and abused at the hands of Romeo Cormier in 2010 describes how she finally outwitted her captor. That's Part 2 of our exclusive interview.

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Reaction to Rape Warnings

We hear one woman's thoughts on last week's date rape warning from police in St.John's, and the reaction of a prominent women's advocate to that warning.

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The History of Resettlement

Resettlement had a major impact on Newfoundland and Labrador, and its now been recognized by the provincial government as an event that has helped shape the provincial fabric. We talk to the man who nominated resettlement for the provincial historic commemorations program.

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Diane's Story Pt. 1

She survived 26 days of confinement and rape - and now, a Newfoundland woman living in Moncton is talking about her ordeal. And we have an exclusive interview.

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The Loss of the Marion

A new book takes a step back into history and looks at a seafaring mystery from the view of one of the women left behind.

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Pennecon Executive Donations

There are more questions this morning about Peter Penashue's election finances. This time it's who gave to his campaign that is raising concerns.

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Sex and Violence in Hockey Culture

We take a look inside the culture of hockey and sex when we talk with the author of an acclaimed book on the subject.

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We Have Tips For De-Stressing Your Life

How is your day shaping up?

Let's see...work all day, run the kids around to lessons, cook dinner, help with homework, squeeze in a trip to the gym...Do you ever feel that you're running in too many directions and never have time for yourself?

And if you do have any time - you push yourself to do what you SHOULD do - not what you WANT to do. Well - if this sounds like your life - our next guest has some help for you. Catherine Dwyer is with Thrive - the Community Youth Network. She's been exploring the issue of stress and self-care for many years.

 

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We Ask an Expert What We Can Expect Weather-wise This Winter

In Newfoundland, it's tough to have any conversation that doesn't mention the weather. We love talking about the forecast, and this summer and fall, most of the chat has been upbeat. The wonderful weather we've been enjoying also has people dreading the winter because nobody believes the good stuff can continue much longer. To find out whether we should be worrying about the coming winter, we called David Phillips. He's a senior climatologist with Environment Canada and he spoke to the CBC's David Newell.

 

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Memorial University is Already Planning to Mark the 100th Anniversary of WWI

It's been almost 100 years since the beginning of World War 1. But Memorial University isn't wasting time in planning events to commemorate the Great War. They're put a committee together and they want your input. Dr. Sean Cadigan is the head of the Department of History at Memorial University. He's also the chair of the commemorations committee, and we reached him on the line at his office in St. John's:

 

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Newly-Elected Qalipu Vice Chief Randy Drover Talks About His Band's Future

The Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band election held on Tuesday was a first for the landless band. It was created more than a year ago, and Brendan Sheppard, who had been the interim Chief, was elected to that position.

Also voted into office were two vice-chiefs and nine ward councillors. Among those councillors are Andy Barker from Exploits and Francis Skeard of Glenwood.

Randy Drover is the new Vice Chief for Central Newfoundland. He lives in Bishop's Falls

 

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Search and Rescue in Gander Wins an International Award

A Cormorant helicopter crew from 9 Wing Gander has received a prestigious international award for a daring rescue mission a year ago.The award recognized their heroic actions in saving the lives of two Inuit hunters stranded in icy waters near Igloolik, Nunavut. Three SAR technicians from 8 Wing Trenton also shared in the award. Sadly one of those technicians lost his life during the mission. He received the award posthumously. On Tuesday, the crew from 103 Search and Rescue Squadron - Gander - accepted the Award of Gallantry from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators in London, England. Captain Dean Vey was First Officer on the mission.

 

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NAPE Reacts to Central Health's Flu Shot Policy

Central Health has a new policy for staff they are rolling out this season. Health care workers there are being strongly encouraged to get a flu shot. If they don't, then they will have to stay home if there is an outbreak of the flu. NAPE is one of the unions that represent workers at Central Health. We spoke with NAPE president Carol Furlong.
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Former GFW Cataracts Goalie Facing Sex Charges

Newfoundland hockey player, Mark Yetman, who helped the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts to the Herder Trophy two years ago is facing sex charges stemming from 2009 in St.Catharine's, Ontario. We'll hear from a reporter who's been covering the trial.

 

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Catalina Elementary Meeting

Last night parents of students at Catalina Elementary school had a chance to express their concerns about plans to close the building to official at the Eastern School District. We'll hear from some of them, as well as the chair of the board.
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Bown's Store to Close on Change Islands

The iconic Bown's Store on Change Islands, known for handwritten bills and the ability to sell you anything you might need, has been in the family for more than a hundred years. Now its time is running out, as it's scheduled to close on November 10. Our Jessica Doria-Brown visited Bown's, and brings us this story:
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Roots of Empathy

We talk to Mary Gordon about the unique program she created for  schools that helps children care about others.

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The Fight for Catalina Elementary Goes Viral

We talk to a concerned parent in Little Catalina who's getting creative in the fight to save the local elementary school.

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Car Care for Ladies

We tell you what a couple of Gander women are doing to help you understand your car better.

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DFO's New Online Licensing System

Changes to the fisheries management licensing system may cause some frustration next year. We talk to a fisherman Tony Doyle in Bay de Verde.

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Financial Crisis in Natuashish

CBC's Vik Adhopia joins Central Morning to explain details of the financial crisis in Natuashish.

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The Caribou of Change Islands

Be careful if you are speeding to the ferry on Change Islands. We tell you about a groups of visitors to the community and how they got there.

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The Flying Cowboy

We'll go up... way up in the air with a flying country singer.

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Election Overspending Allegations

A CBC investigation finds a federal cabinet minister accepted thousands of dollars of free travel during the last election campaign. Did Peter Penashue break the rules? Peter Cowan has the details.

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A Call for Action

A mother who lost her teenage son less than two weeks ago calls for action to prevent another death.

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Managing the Old Dumps

Your local landfill is probably still a bit of an eyesore, but won't be for much longer. Allan Scott, chair of the Central Newfoundland Regional Waste Authority, explains what the plan is for those old dumps.

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Petition for Midwives

The Canadian Association of Midwives has a date with Health Minister Susan Sullivan to be officially recognized for the services they provide.

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Overcrowding at Central Newfoundland Healthcare Centre

The daughter of a man at the hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor says the facility is overcrowded and something needs to be done.

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Gourmet Cooking by Campfire

Fine dining in the woods. We head to camp to learn how to make gourmet meals by the fire side.

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Remembering the S.S. Caribou

The SS Caribou went down 70 years ago yesterday. We hear from one of the survivors and visit a memorial ceremony at sea.

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Fighting for Lord Stanley's Cup

We tell you how your team might have a chance to challenge for the Stanley Cup, seriously.

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Gander Academy goes for a World Record

Students at Gander Academy are trying to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records today. Tune in to find out why.

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The High Rate of Masectomies in Newfoundland and Labrador

The chances of a woman having a breast removed in her cancer treatment are much greater than in most of the rest of the country. We talk about some disturbing new numbers.

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The Neglected Mill in GFW

The old mill in Grand Falls-Windsor is falling apart. We talk to someone who works there about the conditions.

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World Girl's Hockey Day

Saturday is World Girl's Hockey Day and there are special events going on to mark the occasion in Central Newfoundland. We find out what's on the go from Carolyn Yates, the Central representative for girl's hockey with Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Comedian Nikki Payne

She's putting her Yorkie in her luggage and coming this way. We talk to comedian Nikki Payne, who uses her lisp to get laughs.

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Dealing with Skin Cancer

When a Glovertown man went to his doctor with a bad back, he didn't expect to end up being treated for skin cancer.

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Cooking with Nan

She's not your average tourist. We talk to blogger Mojgan Fay, who came to Newfoundland this summer to learn how to cook from a local grandmother.

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Dealing with Illegal Dumping

Service NL minister Paul Davis joins us to talk about what the province is doing about the remains of an entire house dumped in the woods near Gander.

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International Day of the Girl Child

It's the 1st ever International Day of the Girl Child. We chat with NLTA president Lili Cole to find out how teachers in this province are marking the occasion.

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The Sharks of Newfoundland

Shark! Okay...well it's not exactly Jaws, but sharks are more plentiful than usual this year. We talk with shark expert Steve Campana about why that is.

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The Evolution of B-Boying

It's a show that will have you spinning on your head. We meet up with a b-boy group travelling through Newfoundland.

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House Dump

A shocking case of illegal dumping just outside Gander. We hear from a witness and tell you where you can see pictures.

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Cell Phone Psychology

The recent beating of a teenaged girl by two peers while classmates recorded events on cell phones has the whole province talking.

People are bothered by the beating itself, and the motivations behind that.

But, they're also wondering what motivated the spectators to stand there filming.

Dr.Bruce Ballon has some thoughts about that, and how technology influences our perceptions generally.

He's a psychatrist at the University of Toronto.

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Catalina School Closure

We check in to see what happened at a meeting Tuesday night to talk about the future of the school in Catalina.

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The Closure fo Catalina Elementary

News today that Catalina Elementary school is on the Eastern School board's chopping block isn't going over well in the community. We hear from the town manager, Darryl Johnson.

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The Injured Pony of Cottlesville

We tell you about a miniature horse that literally came under fire earlier this week in Central Newfoundland.

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The Facts about North Haven Manor

Central Health's North Haven Manor is being labelled a 'Protective Community Residence'. We find out what that means and who will qualify to live there from Central Health CEO, Karen McGrath.

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Proaching Problems on the Rivers

We chat with the head of DFO enforcement in the province, to find out how much poaching happend on our salmon rivers this year.

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Another Bear Update

The bears continue to plague the Eastport Peninsula. We get an update from a wildlife officer in the area.

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The Loss of Training

The national group representing medical technologists says health boards in this province are risking patient health with cuts to training.

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The Dangers of E. Coli

We speak with a biologist who specializes in e-coli to find out how worried we should be about tainted beef from Alberta.

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KHL vs. NHL

The NHL lockout is good news for a pro hockey league in Russia and for fans who may soon get to watch their games on TV.

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Senior Hockey Update

The talent pool for the Newfoundland senior hockey league got a lot deeper recently. We see what that means for the upcoming season.

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The Best Shed in Central Newfoundland

shed.jpgWhat What used to be a simple storage spot for tools and maybe a dart board seems to be taking on a life of its own. Some of the sheds out there are nearly as big as the houses. That's why we've decided to have a contest and ask you what's so great about YOUR shed.

If you think you have the best shed in Central Newfoundland, we want to want to see it! Send in your pictures of what you think is the best shed to centralmorning@cbc.ca, or add them to the 'In Da Shed' photo album on our Facebook page, Central Newfoundland Morning Show (CBC Radio One), and brag about your home away from home.

All entries will be put in a draw for a special CBC prize pack.

Port Union's Pet Moose

There's been a visitor of the four-legged variety hanging around Port Union lately. We hear about their friendly neighbourhood moose.

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On the defence

The CNLOPB responds to accusations that its public consultation process is neither public nor consultation.

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A Breach of Privacy?

The province's information and privacy commissioner discusses an unusual case of misuse of information in La Scie.

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Beef Recall

The province's food security network weighs in on the country's massive beef recall.

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Revisiting the bear issue in Eastport

The bears still the talk of the town on the Eastport Peninsula. We get an update from a resident of Sandringham.

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Canada's Top Girl Guide

She was once a local brownie, but now the Girls Guides of Canada have crowned her their Chief Commissioner. We'll catch up with Grand Falls-Windsor native Sharron Callaghan.

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Shark Attack

We've got a fish story that beats all others hands down.

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Pork Paucity

Are you hogging all the bacon? You might want to save some....we'll find out about the looming pork shortage, and how it's unfolding in this province.

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Memories of Minchin's Cove

Historian Dan Conlin tells us what he learned about the abandoned community of Minchin's Cove in Terra Nova National Park.

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Problems with Public Consultation

An environmental protection group says the CNLOPB is not taking citizen's concerns seriously as it decides whether it's safe to allow oil development in the Gulf of St.Lawrence.

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Central Newfoundland's Best Shed

We take a tour of what could be the coolest shed in Central Newfoundland.

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The Cost of Worker' Compensation

We talk to the researcher who figured out how high worker's compensation premiums for businesses hurt this province's economy.

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The latest of the EU Seal Ban

An international trade expert says Canada's got a good chance of winning its appeal against the European ban on seal products. We find out if that might help this province's seal hunt

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The Return of the Gander Flyers

The Gander Flyers are on the go again. We hear from a one of the new players who has a connection to the Flyers' past.

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