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December 2012 Archives

The Gift of Nature

Giving the gift of a snowy owl or a caribou.  We tell you how you can help with nature conservation this Christmas season.

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Lockdown in Gander

A scary situation at schools in Gander yesterday...made all the scarier by social media and the recent tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. We hear from the RCMP.

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Bracelets for the Food Bank

We the story of a couple of children in Gander who wanted to make a difference to the community at Christmas time.

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Christmas in Prison Pt. 2

Christmas behind bars. We have part two of our interview with an inmate at the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women. 
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Christmas Giveaway #4

On this morning's book giveaway, we speak with Susan Chalker-Browne about her new novel for young adults.
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Remembering Roger Barnett

Central Newfoundland is mourning the loss of a man who seemed to be known by everyone in the region. We talk about the late Roger Barnett. 
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Looking at Land-based Fish Farms

We ask an aquaculture expert whether a change to land-based tanks would benefit that industry.


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Christmas in Prison Pt. 1

Christmas behind bars. We talk to an inmate at the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women.
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A Break in the Tailings Dam

The Minister of Environment will tell us more about how the tailings dam burst at the former Gullbridge Copper Mine - and what they will do to clean up the mess.
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Filibuster in the House

The Dunderdale government introduced Bill 60 and Bill 61 in the House of Assembly yesterday.
Those passage of those bills  will  allow the Muskrat Falls hydro project to proceed.
But the Liberals and NDP have vowed to keep the house open in the hopes of delaying passage of the bill, even as Christmas draws near.
Eddie Joyce is the Liberal MHA for the district of Bay of Islands.

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Christmas Giveaway #3

Gary Collins talks to us about his new book in our week of Christmas giveaways.

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Justin Trudeau Visits Central NL

We hear from Justin Trudeau as he visits Central Newfoundland during his campaign to become federal liberal leader.

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No Rezoning in Northern Arm

We talk to the mayor of Northern Arm and about last night's town council meeting that focused on an addiction treatment centre proposed for the community. We'll also hear from the centre proponent.

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Christmas Giveaway #2

We speak with author Shannon Ryan in today's Christmas giveaway series.

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No Water in South Brook

The town of South Brook can't use their municipal water supply. We talk to Mayor Paul Mills . 
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RCMP Shortage in New-Wes-Valley

The 2 RCMP officers in New-Wes-Valley are working or on-call 24-7. That's because their third officer is on leave.Now the town is concerned about the situation. We'll hear from a town councillor - and the RCMP.


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Election Promise Unfulfilled

Some say the province hasn't fulfilled an election promise on homecare. We'll hear from the father of a disabled teenager in Little Catalina, and the premier.

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Central Health talks about changes to the Brookfield Bonnews Health Centre

Trudy Stuckless, Vice President of Professional Development and Chief Nursing Officer with Central Health, talks about changes to the health centre in Bonavista North. 
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The Right Price for Oil

We ask an expert in oil pricing whether the province was naive in its predictions for this year, and where the prices might be going.

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Judging the closure of circuit courts

The Chief Judge of Provincial Court will explain why circuit courts in Harbour Breton, Conne River and Springdale are shutting down.
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Rural Schools still have class

The Eastern School Board has made its decision regarding the fate of five rural schools...we hear from the board director and parents from the affected schools...
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Budgetary Shortfall

Deep in the hole...We talk to an economist about the province's ballooning deficit...
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ADDA investigation

New details about a police investigation facing a Grand Falls-Windsor company in Labrador.... and the contractor's plan to pay back the money. 
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Shoal Harbour Cemetery

Pave Paradise - put up a parking lot... Well in this case - it's not Paradise - but close enough! An historic cemetery in Shoal Harbour is at-risk from nearby development.
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Closing the Court

The gavel has come down for Harbour Breton...the town is losing their circuit court...and their mayor is not happy. Leigh Anne speaks with Eric Skinner.
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Municipal Planning

We speak with Ken O'Brien about the importance of municipal planning in building modern communities, and what can go wrong when planning takes a back seat...
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Remembering Arrow Air

We take you to a commemorative ceremony honouring those lost in the plane crash 27 years ago. 
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Legal Hunting Age

Lowering the legal hunting age...the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters' Association says it's long overdue and they're asking government to do something about it.
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CBC Fun Hunt

A seven-year old boy from Clarenville needs your help to win a nation-wide contest. Hear all about it!

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Mill Contamination

The decision is made... Newfoundland and Labrador is responsible for cleaning up contaminated sites left by AbitibiBowater. We talk to the environment minister on when that will begin.
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A conviction for snowmobiling

Three men from Charlottetown are found guilty of snowmobiling Terra Nova National Park. We hear from their lawyer.
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Arrow Air Crash

Remembering the Arrow Air crash.
We take a look back at what really caused the deadliest air crash on Canadian soil.  
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Ennis Christmas

Returning to their roots - We hear from one of the Ennis Sisters about their Christmas tour and why performing at this time of year means so much to them.
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Precedent set in Abitibi-Bowater ruling

Find out why Friday's Supreme Court of Canada's decision on Abitibi Bowater will be felt across the country...
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Nurse Practitioner Clinic hours cut at Brookfield Bonnews Health Centre

Changes at the Brookfield Bonnews Health Centre topped the agenda at a meeting between mayors of the area and Central Health.
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Piping in money for Gander water and sewer?

The minister of municipal affairs says Gander's asking for millions without providing details...
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On the Hook for the Bill

We talk to the province's Attorney General for his thoughts on Friday's Supreme Court decision about the environmental mess left behind by AbitbiBowater.
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Municipal Emergency in Gander

We find out why the town of Gander is asking the government for emergency water and sewer money from Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O'Brien. 
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Assessing the Mess

How much of a mess did Abitibi-Bowater leave behind? We talk to two people in Grand Falls-Windsor to find out.
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Petitioning for RNs

People will rally later this morning to protest nursing cuts at the health centre in Brookfield. We talk with the president of the nurse's union, Debbie Forward.

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The 8th Annual CBC Turkey Drive is Underway

Tis the season to give the bird... We check in the the Gander Food Bank on how this year's turkey drive is going.
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Are Sea-based Aquaculture Pens Safe?

We find out why a salmon conservation group thinks sea-based aquaculture pens have to go.

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The Real Confederation Story

We talk to Greg Malone about his new book, Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders: the True Story of Newfoundland's Confederation with Canada. 
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Who's Responsible?

Today is the day we'll find out  who'll be responsible for the cleanup of the mess left behind from a century of papermaking in central Newfoundland. We hear from the mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor and a retired mill worker on what they hope will happen.
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An Expert in Addictions Treatment says there is a need for Treatment Centre in Central

People in Northern Arm don't want an addictions treatment centre in their backyard, but a man who's worked with addicts for years says treatment is desperately needed in the province.
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The Hope to Keep Schools Open

NDP Education critic Dale Kriby has  attended a lot of the meetings between the Eastern school board and parents of schools it wants to close. We get his opinion on whether there's hope for a change in direction.

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The Need for Daytime Firefighters

Who are you going to call when there's a fire during the day? Some communities are struggling to have firefighters on duty.

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Central NL gets its own Gender and Sexuality Social Support Group

A new support group in central Newfoundland is hoping to help young people who feel alone because of their gender or sexual orientation. We talk to two of the organizers.

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Appeals in the Qalipu Election

Aboriginal appeal.  We'll hear about the process for appealing the Qalipu election result, and find out about the four appeals that have been filed.
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Debate Day for Muskrat Falls

The debate is on... but it's not what the opposition has asked for.
We talk to the leader of the NDP on how she will handle today's debate on Muskrat Falls. 
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Defending Serenity on the Rock

We hear from one of the owners of a proposed addictions treatment centre in Central Newfoundland, who is forging on in spite of opposition.

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The State of Democracy

We find out how people in this country are feeling about democracy these days.
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Waxing Up for Ski Season

Skiers in Gander are checking their wax and tightening their bindings. We'll see what's planned for the trails for the coming winter.
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Calling Rome

Last May a fishing crew off Newfoundland called for medical help and ended up talking to a doctor in Rome. We hear new details on why that happened. 

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Residents Say No to an Addictions Treatment Centre in Northern Arm

We hear some of the opposition to a proposed addictions treatment centre proposed for Northern Arm.

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Measuring the Effects of the Long Commute

The big commute...we hear about a new project to study the effects of long commutes on workers, their families and communities.
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Gearing up for the Snowmobile Season

Snowmobilers are preparing for what they hope will be a busy winter with smooth riding. We talk to the head of a local association. 
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Less Money for More Work

Registered nurses in the Central region are being replaced by LPNs in some cases. We find out what the union representing the LPNs has to say about that.

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Delay in 9 Wing Updates

Where's the cash? Mayor Claude Elliott wants Ottawa to cough up the millions they promised years ago to upgrade 9 Wing Gander.

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Deal Almost in Doubt

The Muskrat Falls loan guarantee has been signed. But it almost fell apart at the very last minute. Provincial affairs reporter David Cochrane has the inside details.
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