CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

January 2013 Archives

Captain Kean's Secret

A new book delves into the character of legendary sealing captain Abram Kean.. We speak with the author, Tom Badcock.
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A Private Ambulance Operator Weighs in on the Gander Ambulance Issue

We have an insider's view about what's really going on with ambulance service in Gander...

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SAR Team Gets New Equipment

Burton Winter's tragic death prompted the province to provide search and rescue teams with new thermal imaging cameras. We hear from a local SAR team member who's learned to use it.

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RCMP Warn About Thefts

Lock your doors. The RCMP are seeing a rash of break and enters - and thefts - in Central Newfoundland. Corporal Larry Turner with the Gander-Lewisporte RCMP explains. 
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Scott Simms Thinks Liberal Leadership

We talk to Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor ML Scott Simms about the rumours he will leave federal politics to take the leadership role in the province. 
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A Family Affair

Fergus O'Byrne has a new CD out, that started as a family affair and ended up as a charity venture. 
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One Year Later

One year later.... a painful anniversary in Makkovik as friends and family remember Burton Winters.

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Clarenville's Housing Boom

Work at Bull Arm is ramping up as the Hebron project moves ahead. We find out what that's doing to the demand for housing.
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Cooking Club for Kids

Measuring up in the kitchen. We hear about a cooking club for elementary students in Musgravetown.

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Majumder Minds His Manor

A small town on the Baie Verte Peninsula is getting a lot of national buzz. We speak with comedian Shaun Majumder about his show, Majumder Manor.  
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New Musical Highlights Gander's Efforts After 9/11

We hear from the composers of a new musical about 9-11 and the kindness of the people of Gander.

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Convicted Sex Offender Plays in Senior Hockey League

We talk about the message a senior hockey team is sending by hiring a convicted sex offender.
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Gander Preps for National Softball Tournaments

Gander will host two major national softball tournaments this summer.. We have the details. 
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The Right for Information

We speak with a watchdog for democracy who explains the consequences we face as voters when government officials refuse to release information.
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Emergency Taxi Service?

We have another story about ambulance service in Gander - or maybe about a taxi service.

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The Allan Cup is Coming to Clarenville

It looks the best senior hockey teams from across the country will take to the ice in Clarenville in 2015. Fraser Russell, chairman of the Clarenville Caribous, explains. 
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Ian Foster Talks House Shows

Singer-songwriter Ian Foster is playing two shows this weekend. We talk to him about what a house concert is, and give you a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the shows.
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NL's White Coyote

There's a strain of snow-white coyote in our forests, and it's the only place in the world they're found.. We find out how where they came from.

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AG Raises Questions About Forestry Development

We have a chat with the province's auditor general about what he found when he reviewed a government program that was supposed to develop the forestry industry.

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Accessibility Issues on the World Wide Web

The CBC's Melissa Tobin explains just how accessible the world wide web really is to those with disabilities.

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GFW Resident Named Global Youth Ambassador

Inspiring people to change the world - by example. We talk to a young central Newfoundland woman who is doing just that. 
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Applications Still in Review

It's a story that affects tens of thousands of people, many right here in Central Newfoundland.  We speak with the chair of the enrollment committee for the Qalipu Mi'kmaq band, Tom Rideout, about his work to date and what happens next.

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Waiting for the Ambulance

A Gander couple says ambulance service in the community is substandard and they're worried it will cost a life. We find out why.
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Government Encourages the Importance of Play

Learning through play is a new government approach to education...We ask why Minister Clyde Jackman about the program.

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Saying Goodbye to Jiggs

Most people knew him by the name "Jiggs," but his name was Frank Borland. We'll pay tribute to the Second World War hero.
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Fighting for Status

A group of people gathered outside of the Qalipu office in Corner Brook yesterday, to voice concerns about more than 70,000 applications that have been yet to be processed. Reporter Gary Moore has that story. 
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Bridging the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

Oxfam has released a new paper showing how the richest people in the world could be helping eliminate hunger and poverty. We speak with someone with the organization.
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GFW Wants Profits from the Exploits River

There is a ton of money being made from power generated on the Exploits River, and the Town on Grand Falls-Windsor wants a share of it.
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Matthew Hornell Prepares for Sophomore Release

A singer songwriter from Central Newfoundland Matthew Hornell has a new album out in the next couple weeks. Matthew Hornell will tell us the details on that.
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Staying Safe on Snowmobiles

We talk with a snowmobile safety trainer about getting through the winter in one piece.

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Gander Wants Land from Transport Canada

The town of Gander is growing and needs more land, but the federal government isn't helping the cause.
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Frustrated Fisherman Feels Targeted by DFO

A frustrated fisherman claims he's being harrassed by DFO enforcement officers and tries to sue the Attorney General of Canada.
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Local Cyclist Reacts to the Lance Armstrong Scandal

Now that Lance Armstrong has admitted he cheated, will the sport he loved so much suffer? We talk to  local cycling coach, Sue Rodgers.
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The Date Rape Drug in Central

If you are heading out to a bar or club this weekend, keep an eye on your drink. We talk about date rape drugs with the RCMP
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Breakthrough in Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

Researchers at Memorial have made a breakthrough in diagnosing prostate cancer. We speak with one of them.
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Investor Sheds Light on the Closing of Beaver Brook Mine

An investor in the antimony mine near Glenwood says the owners aren't stopping  production there because of dropping prices. We hear what he thinks.
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Privacy Breach for Student Loan Recipients

Over 500, 000 Canadians had their privacy breached after a hard drive was lost containing information of student loan recipients. A St. John's lawyer hopes to launch a class action lawsuit for those affected. We talk to lawyer Bob Buckingham.
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Geography Prof Says Shaming Doesn't Work

A department head at MUN says shaming students about their lack of knowledge isn't going to make them learn geography but, he has a solution. 
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Maude Barlow Gives Up the Diamond Jubilee Medal

We hear from a prominent Canadian about why she given back her Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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Examining the New Employment Insurance Rules

Worried workers - Tighter EI regulations have been in place for a couple of weeks now. But many claimants are still not sure what they need to do differently to qualify. We hear from the President of the Federation of Labour. 
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Wild Weather Wreck Snowmobile Trails

Checking in on the trails. We find out what kind of condition snowmobile trails are in following all this up and down weather.  

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Bringing the Orange Wave to Central NL

The NDP is making a serious effort to build itself a base in Central. We talk to Lukas Norman, one of the people helping organize.

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MUN Students Get Failing Grade in Geography

It seems students can't find the Atlantic ocean on a map. The Morning Show's Caroline HillIer  tells us why one MUN prof is worried about students who are geographically challenged.

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Film Highlights Inuit Culture

An award-winning cultural film with an environmental twist. We hear about the documentary, 'People of a Feather', by Newfoundland filmmaker Joel Heath that's playing this Wendesday night in Grand Falls-Windsor.

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Calling for Donations After the Storm

We find out how you can help Canadian Blood Services catch up after clinic closures during last week's storm.

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St. John's Historical Detective

We meet an historical detective who helps people solve family mysteries and hear about his latest success story.

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No Money for Oil

We hear from a Grand Falls-Windsor woman who is getting some much needed help to stay warm.

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Central Health CEO Bids Farewell

We talk with the head of Central Health about changes in the organization over the coming year.

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Giant Squid on Tape

It's a world first - a Japanese film crew has captured live video of a giant squid in its natural habitat. We find out how the news is going over in our own local squid capital - Glover's Harbour.
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Back to Work for Local NHLer

We check in with NHLer and Bonavista native Adam Pardy as he heads to Buffalo to become  Sabre.
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Fire Destroys two Business in Springdale

A big fire struck Springdale overnight. It hit the town's Home Hardware outlet and the Bank of Montreal. Chris Morgan owns the store. He spoke with the CBC's Paula Gale.
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Checking in on the Fogo Island Inn

It's been a busy 2 years for the Shorefast Foundation as it constructs a world-class Inn. We check on their progress.
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Conne River Chief Mi'sel Joe talks about Idle No More

A highly-anticipated meeting between First Nations leaders and Prime Minister Stephen Harper will take place tomorrow. We' talk to the Chief of the band in Conne River Mi'Sel Joe. 
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Putting Burlington on the Map

Shaun Majumder has big dreams for a small town. We find out how the premiere of his new show went over in his hometown of Burlington.
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Workers Want Better Ambulance Services in NL

Better hours, and better equipment. That's what some paramedics who work with private companies across the island are demanding.
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X-Country Skiing in GFW

If you're craving a bit of outdoor activity following all that Christmas decadence, maybe you should hit the ski trails. We hear from the Exploits Valley Cross Country Ski Club about their upcoming season.

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Senior Hockey Talk

The NHL is finally preparing to start their season, but some fans in Newfoundland have been following hockey since October. We get the lastest on what's happening in the province's Senior league. 
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Bonavista Gets High Nod as Tourist Destination

Lots of Canadians may be flocking to the Bonavista Peninsula this year. That's thanks to a national list that has the area at the top.
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The Garden Lottery in Botwood

All you need is a rake and a hoe - you can enter a lottery for a piece of fertile ground. 
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Hebron Gets the Go

Hebron officially got the green light last week, but it'll be a few extra years before the project is in the black. Rob Antle deciphers the numbers.
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From Norris Arm to Nashville

This time of year usually means we slow down a little, but a musician from central is busier than ever. We talk to musician Chris Kirby.

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Back to Class After a Serious Threat

We talk to the RCMP about their investigation into threats at two Gander schools.

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Celebrating Coptic Christmas

The Christmas gifts may be long gone for some of us, but Egyptian Christians are celebrating Christmas Day today. From the turkey to the tree, their traditions aren't that different.
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Visitors Restricted

Containing the flu. We hear about visitor restrictions at several health care facilities in the Central area.

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Provincial Curling Championship Sweeps through Gander

The best young curlers in the province are in Gander this weekend. We check in on the junior championships.
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Minister Responds to Concerns about South Brook's Water

People swim in it and eat the fish from it, but one resident of South Brook fears heavy metals have leached into their river from the tailings pond at the old copper mine. This morning we hear from the Minister of Environment, Tom Hedderson.

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Gander Academy Get an Extra Christmas Break

We find out why students at Gander Academy are getting a longer Christmas holiday than they expected. 
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Central is Idle No More

The Idle No More movement is spreading to Central Newfoundland today. We talk to an organizer of a rally planned for Grand Falls-Windsor.
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Retaining Refs

Keeping their eye on the play.We find out about the state of officiating on our hockey rinks. 
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Waiting for Status

His application is in, but when will it be looked at?  A Lewisporte man who's applied for aboriginal status says he worries someone is slamming the door on membership in the Qalipu band.

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NL Girl tries out for Jeopardy!

Hannah Newbury is one step closer to being on Jeopardy. We speak with the 10 year old, and her mother, in Millertown.
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Responding to the Boycott

We get the industry's take on a call for a nationwide boycott of feedlot salmon.

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Newfoundland Wine heads Far East

Locals wines will be heading to China. We speak with the manager of Auk Island Winery, Danny Bath. 
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Concern Remains regarding South Brook's Water

We hear from a South Brook man who says testing at the old copper mine near the town needs to be more comprehensive. 
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Prepping for the Slopes

Time to break out the skiis and snowboards. We find out when you'll be able to hit the slopes at White Hills Ski Resort.

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Localized Liquor

A taste of Newfoundland.  We'll find out why wine and spirit producers are using Newfoundland-inspired names to give their produces an edge.

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Groups Wants Canadians to Boycott Farmed Fish

A new campaign is encouraging Canadians to boycott salmon raised in feedlots. We speak with Anissa Reed of SalmonFeedlotBoycott.com.
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