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February 2013 Archives

Red Cross Takes on Bullying

Stopping classroom bullies. We hear about a Red Cross program happening in Gander to train both teachers and students on anti-bullying.
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Fogo's Filthy Water

Dirty brown drinking water. One resident of the town of Fogo says their water is full of silt and it's getting worse all the time.
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Moose Suit Heads to Court

A class action lawsuit for people involved in moose-vehicle accidents head to court. Lawyer Ches Crosbie explains why he has to go to court to get access to government documents.
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Amalgamating School Boards

School board cuts are on the way and Education Minister Clyde Jackman says all options are on the table.
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Gander Track and Field Team Heads to Nationals

A track and field team from Gander - where there is no actual track - is going to represent the province at high school nationals. Coach Derrick Pittman and runner Jennifer Turner tell us how they did it.
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Repartee Plays GFW

It will be a homecoming of sorts for the lead singer of Repartee when the band plays in Grand-Falls-Windsor tomorrow. We talk to Megan Warren about that and the band's ECMA nomination.
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Pollution in Fish Farms

A recent study shows pollution from fish farms is increasing and endangering the marine environment. That's according to a marine biologist who's looked into it. We talk with Inka Milewski, science advisor for the Conservation Council of New Brunswick
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Liberal Leader Candidate David Bertschi Visits Central NL

He's not a household name in these parts but you'll be hearing more from him. We talk to candidate David Bertschi who is touring the country to drum up support for his bid to lead the federal Liberal party. 
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No Numbers Causing Chaos in Emergencies

It's a life and death situation. We talk about the lack of civic numbers on some houses in our area with Grand Falls - Windsor Fire Chief Vince Mackenzie.
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Recognizing Inspirational Women in Gander

We hear about a special project of the Gander Status of Women Council and how you can be a part of it.
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Environment Group Reacts to Gulf Review Cancellation

Mary Gorman of the environment group Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition talks about what the CNLOPB's shelving of a study of oil drilling in the Gulf of St.Lawrence really means.
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The Sandy Pond Alliance Gets Their Day in Court

It's a bit of a David and Goliath case. The Sandy Pond Alliance versus the federal government and Vale. The Alliance says the government is violating their own Fisheries Act in using Sandy Pond for nickel tailings. Now the case is finally headed to court. We talk with chair Ken Kavanagh.

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Rehashing Resettlement in Little Bay Islands

A town councillor in one central Newfoundland community makes a case for the resettlement of his town. Dennis Budgell joins the show. [
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Heart Health Study in NL

We find out how you can take part in a new study looking at your exercise levels after you've been diagnosed with heart disease.

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Land Use Study in Central NL

Tourism, mining, forestry, recreation....the land in central Newfoundland has many uses. Now an online survey is trying to find out what you think are priorities for the land.
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Struck Twice by Fire

A testament to the human spirit. A Hermitage-Sandyville man is rebuilding his business for a third time - following two fires in a little over four years.
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Certified Organic

North America to receive organic certification. We speak with Laura Halfyard, general manager of Sunrise Fish Farms Inc. near Robert's Arm  and Connaigre Fish Farms Inc. near Hermitage.
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Gulf Review Shelved

A review of the Old Harry oil project in the Gulf of St.Lawrence, including public consultation, has been shelved. We speak with the man who was supposed to be in charge of it.
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Catching Illegal Dumping

You're on candid camera! A new surveillance program may help catch people dumping garbage illegally. Leigh Puddester, chair of the the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, explains.
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Surrogate in Central

A Springdale woman who already has five children is now having another baby. But this time, it's for a couple from Ontario. We hear the full story on the surrogacy.
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Remembering Red George Macdonell

War, blood and kin. Beth Macdonell retraces the steps of Newfoundlanders in the war of 1812, including a war hero from the island who also happens to be one of Beth's relatives.
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Building Better Boats

We hear about a new project to make the offload from crab vessels safer and talk to a fisherman about what it's like today.  

 

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Flooded with Mail

All the way from Washington state. A sixth grader establishes a familiar connection with this province. We check in with Dalton Spencer and get an update on his geography project.
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Asteroid Watch

Canada is about to launch a new space telescope designed to keep an eye out for asteroids. We learn about NEOSsat from Denis Laurin with the Canadian Space Agency.
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The Truth About Counting Calories

Is counting calories making us fat? New research would suggest so. We'll explore it with a dietitian, coming up.

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Stolen Snowmobile Signs

We talk to the head of the Exploits snowmobile association about the signs that are disappearing from their trails.
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Forfeiting Executive

There's a minor hockey mess in Clarenville - the executive has quit. We ask Jack Lee of Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador what happens to the organization now.
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Cleaning Up the Exploits

Bishop's Falls is building a waste water treatment plant. We ask Mayor Bob Hobbs where the money is coming from.
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The Datin' Clayton

He's Clayton and he knows it. We hear from the woodsman with a wiggle from Terra Nova Park.

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Painting the Lines

Fading fast. Painting road lines are disappearing so quickly they need to be repainted four or five times every year. In Clarenville they're looking for a solution.

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Fogo Reacts to Ferry Changes

They're steamed in St. Brendan's and fuming on Fogo. We get reaction to the province's ferry plans from the concerned citizens committee on Fogo Island.
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Beothuk Beliefs

New research reveals insight into the religion and lifestyle of the Beothuk people. We speak with one of the authors.

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Shopping the Rock Online

She needed a cheap way to advertise, so Brandi Gosse created a new shopping app, Shop the Rock. She tells us about it.

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A Creative Valentine's Day Proposal

Romance was definitely in the air for a Clarenville couple on Valentine's Day. We hear how how one man found a very unique way to pop the big question to his sweetheart.
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Fuming of Ferries Switch

Ferries in the province are being rearranged this week, and that has the mayor of St. Brendan's, Veronica Broomfield fuming.
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Reaction to Hiring Freeze

The head of the province's Federation of Labour is not happy about the government's hiring freeze. We talk to Lana Payne.
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Roadtrips and Winter Weather

Deciding if the weather is too bad for minor hockey teams to hit the road on tournaments is a tough call. We talk to Murray Roberts, a representative of Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador about who decides.
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Let Them Be Kids Foundation helps Wesleyville

There's lots of excitement in Wesleyville, as Pearson Academy gets set to bring a new playground to town.
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The Qalipu Watchdogs

A new group wants to make sure applicants to the Qalipu Mi'Kmaq band have their requests properly reviewed and their rights respected. We'll hear from member, Hector Pearce. 
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Lessons Learned from Badger

Ten years after the Badger flood, the provincial government has learned a thing or two about how to handle emergency situations. We hear from the minister responsible, Kevin O'Brien. 
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Counting Ponies

We've all heard of counting sheep, but one group in the province is counting ponies. We tell you all about the Newfoundland Pony census. 
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Addiction Centre Moves West

An addictions treatment centre that was denied a home in central Newfoundland has opened on the west coast of the province. We speak with owner Sherri Skeans. 
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They Really Love Their Teachers!

It's Teacher Appreciation Week. We'll hear from some students at Woodland Primary in Grand Falls-Windsor, who tell us why their teachers are important to them.

 

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How Safe Is Badger Today?

Ten years after the Badger flood of 2003, we ask mayor Mike Patey what's changed and whether the town would be ready for another emergency.

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Ten Years After the Badger Flood

We talk to a pair of people who lost big during the Badger Flood of 2003. One of these people lost his home, another her business. They remember the day, and discuss what's happened in their lives since then.

 

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Red Squirrels Destroying Woodlands

50 years ago red squirrels were introduced to Newfoundland. They're small and furry and kind of cute, but they can also be destructive.

On their golden anniversary, we'll talk about the affects of squirrels on our environment.

 

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Who Will Play the Big Splash Concert?

Plans for this year's Exploits Valley Salmon Festival are coming together. We'll talk with the head of the organizing committee, Bruce Moores.

 

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THMs in Your Drinking Water and What It Means

There are a lot of questions about what exposure to chemicals in our water could mean for you. We'll hear from British expert Paul Rumsby.

 

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We Look Into What's In Your Drinking Water

This morning, the CBC Investigates team takes a look at what's coming out of your tap, and discovers an old problem has not gone away. Dozens and dozens of communities still have drinking water containing chemicals well above the Health Canada guideline.

 

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Rescued Hunter Speaks

Some hunters from Indian Bay had a close call over the weekend. Jamie Oldford tell us about their dramatic rescue.

 

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Grand Falls-Windsor Bishop Discusses Pope's Resignation

We speak with Bishop Anthony Daniels of the Grand Falls Diocese about the stunning resignation of Pope Benedict the Sixteenth.

 

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Rising Rents in Grand Falls-Windsor

Landlord Dave Ball owns several rental properties in Grand Falls-Windsor. He explains why rents are going up in his town.

 

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Trying to Protect the Gander River

A new group is being formed to represent users of the Gander River. We'll talk to Calvin Francis, who's helping organize.

 

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The Squid Jiggin' Ground

Today would be Art Scammell's 100th birthday.

Coming up, we take a look back at the song that made him famous with a story of a rare recording that is making its way back home.

 

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Milk Prices Through the Roof in Rural Stores

If you think you're paying a lot for milk, stay tuned to find out what's happening in rural convenience stores. We speak with store owner Ronald Crocker in Burnside.

 

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Water Woes in Brent's Cove

The town of Brent's Cove is having major problems with its drinking water. We'll hear from Mayor Rick Andrews.

 

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Doctors Leaving Lewisporte

We'll talk to Dr.Wayne Collins in Lewisporte, who is working hard to keep up with an increased workload.

 

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NDP Discusses Delay in Energy Efficiency Program

The NDP want to know why government is dragging its heels on a program to help low income people keep their homes warmer. We speak with critic George Murphy.

 

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Badger Under Flood Watch

Badger is on a flood watch this morning. We speak with Mayor Mike Patey to get the latest.

 

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Biathletes From Lewisporte Head to Quebec

A team of young female biathletes from Lewisporte is headed to national competition in Quebec. We'll meet one of the team members and their coach.

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Young Gander Curlers Represent the Province at Nationals

A rink representing the Gander Curling Club is playing in the national junior championships this week. We'll talk to skip Adam Boland.

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Family Doctors Leaving Grand Falls-Windsor

Until recently, Grand Falls-Windsor was one of the few towns in central Newfoundland that had enough doctors, but that's changed. We'll find out more.

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The David Suzuki Foundation Reacts to Report

We find out what the implications of yesterday's Environment Commissioner's report could have for our offshore environment.

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On Land or Sea?

Steven Summerfelt, director of Aquaculture Systems Research with the The Freshwater Institute, talks about about American experiments with land-based salmon farming.

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The Gambo Slide

We find out what the Gambo sled is and why it was featured at The Rooms museum recently.
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No Hydro Revenues for GFW

The town council in Grand Falls-Windsor may have been turned down before they've officially asked for revenue from hydro produced on the Exploits River. We talk to town councillor, Darren Finn. 
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The Legion's Call to Canadians

The Royal Canadian Legion is calling on Canadians to write their MPs. We find out why from Si Thompson, president of the Royal Canadian Legion in Grand Falls-Windsor.
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Buchans Boy Saves Caribou

There is a caribou near Buchans that owes its life to a local boy. We talk to the 15 year old hero, Jordan Lane.
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High Winds Cause Damage at Discovery Collegiate

High winds have created havoc in Bonavista. We find out about damage at the area high school cause by blustery winds. 
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King's Point Pottery Takes Top Prize

We speak with the owner of King's Point Pottery, who has just won the Atlantic Canada Craft Award of Excellence.

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Frustrated Patients

The doctor shortage in Lewisporte has many people upset. We hear from a patient of the Family Medical Clinic.
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The Future of Our Forests

Natural Resources minister Tom Marshall joins us to answer some questions about what's happening in the forestry industry.
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A Plan for Port Union

Shelly Blackmore, Vice-Chair of the Sir William F. Coaker Heritage Foundation in Port Union, talks about how an Ontario architectural firm is helping with restoring and preserving the town's heritage district.
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Slainte Prepares for Live Album

We hear from a member of a popular Clarenville band that's recording a live CD tonight - much to the delight of their fans.
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Central Health Talks the Flu

Influenza is running wild in central Newfoundland this winter, and now there's a nasty stomach bug spreading through some towns. Central Health's Chief medical officer gives us an update. 
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Central Health Responds to Ambulance Wait Times

Central Health addresses concerns about ambulance wait times in Gander.
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Ambulance Wait Times Continued

We hear from another Gander resident who had what he thinks was an unreasonable wait for an ambulance.
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Ship Wrecked

Two teens are being accused of going on a bit of a rampage at the Lewisporte Marina. We'll find out more about the damage from Sid Small, chair of the Lewisporte Marina Administrative Authority.

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