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Newfoundland This Week
CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador:
The Best of The St. John's Morning Show
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While you've been sleeping, the world has changed. The Morning Show tells you how. We bring you the latest news; the stories that matter most, and the information you need.


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Let's go Tom Cats!

They're the only hockey team from Canada to be in the running for a prize that could go a really long way.

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Muskrat Falls protest moves to Ottawa

Billy Gauthier, who's on the eleventh day of a hunger strike over Muskrat Falls, took his protest to Ottawa over the weekend.

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Autism Society's potato harvest

Growing potatoes for seniors in need: It's harvest time at the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism.

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Muskrat Falls vegetation clearing

After weeks of pressure and protests, the province orders Nalcor to take more preventative measures at Muskrat Falls... but many say it isn't enough. Environment minister Perry Trimper drops by the studio.

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October is ADHD Awareness Month

An ADHD coach discusses the challenges and offers some suggestions for coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the workplace.

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Campaigning for Hillary Clinton

A St. John's man hits the campaign trail... in Cleveland, Ohio.

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MusicNL Awards big winner

Electronic-pop group Repartee led by singer Meg Warren took home four of the six awards they were nominated for, which made for a long night of celebration!

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q's new host

Newfoundland's own Tom Power is taking over as the host of 'q' on CBC Radio next week.

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Cleaning up in Morrisville

Community volunteer Tracey Drew is one of the people pitching in following the visit by Hurricane Matthew earlier this week.

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Premier stepping down

He's the most popular provincial leader right now... but he's leaving his job as leader of the Progressive Conservatives.

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The Way Forward

In advance of the premier's consultation session at The Rooms billed as "The Way Forward," we have some consultations of our own with three of the community leaders attending the session.

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Capturing those fall colours

Photographer Tom Cochrane with tips on how to have some fun with the scenery.

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Shining a light on "Dark NL"

The man behind the popular blog "Uncle Gnarley" offers his analysis on a report that hasn't received as much attention as it deserves.

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Bike lanes revisited

The councillor behind a motion in St. John's City Council asking that the parking ban for bike lanes be lifted again... and not just for the winter months.

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No more bullies allowed in Montreal

Newfoundland's "Dog Whisperer" reacts to the Montreal pit bull ban.

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Motorcycle clubs and organized crime

It's less like the movie Goodfellas... and more like a well-oiled corporation. An expert drops by to talk about organized crime in light of recent motorcycle gang-related arrests.

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Downtown fashion district

Where to buy "dragon's blood" and other unusual items: An up-and-coming shopping area in an old part of St. John's.

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House fire dog rescue

How a weekly walk took an unexpected turn for one Holyrood couple.

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Accessibility complaints

A St. John's woman who uses a wheelchair says the province has gone from leading the way in accessibility to having no vision at all.

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Real estate "refugees"

With housing prices in some other provinces reaching all-time highs, some people from away are looking to this province to buy their dream homes.

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Clarenville school protest

Some students at Riverside Elementary in Clarenville are skipping school today, but their parents know all about it. In fact, they're the ones keeping their kids home.

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YouTube puppeteer

11-year-old Jake Thompson and his puppet friends Gary and Weasleton have their own YouTube web series and are about to host a puppet workshop.

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"Just Give"

Two BC kids with big hearts are in St. John's this week to start the most epic social studies lesson you ever heard of!

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Kicking a bag habit

St. John's city councillor Sheilagh O'Leary says it's time the city gets behind a proposal to get rid of "single-use" plastic shopping bags.

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"A Soldier Returns: My Battle With PTSD"

Author/soldier Jamie MacWhirter talks about mentally-damaged soldiers, and then his wife Vanessa joins him to discuss the difficulties of being married to somebody who is emotionally scarred by warfare.

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In Praise of Profanity

A rhyme of oaths... Why our society is one of the most foulmouthed in history, and why we shouldn't overuse our curse words.

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Scotsburn ice cream plant layoffs

A Manuels couple who've both worked at the Scotsburn ice cream plant for decades will both soon be out of work.

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Abandoned on VICE

The host of a new television show recently paid a visit to a few abandoned NL communities.

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Acts of Kindness

A new feature on the show: Real stories from you - our listeners - about people who do something special and out of the ordinary. First up: a touching story about a Newfoundland boy, Wendel Clark... and Kraft Dinner.

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Bell Island hag

She comes with a tale of wartime intrigue and a really, really bad smell. And now she has her very own postage stamp.

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Talking suicide with children

Practical tips on how to talk about suicide with your kids... no matter how it comes up.

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Mexico orphanage

Corruption, kidnappings and gang shoot-outs are just some of the horrors that St. John's native Rick Bursey has seen.

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Coding in schools

James Flynn, founder of Code NL, says Newfoundland must take steps to ensure computer coding courses are offered to students.

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Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick

A local writer teams up with his dad for his latest children's book.

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Downhome rescue

Grant Young, publisher of Downhome Magazine, was hoping to hook a fish... but circumstances led to the pursuit of an entirely different type of creature.

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Getting "the boot"

A downtown dinner turns into an expensive hassle thanks to the "Denver Boot." The full story from the person who got the boot, Morning Show listeners... and the people who manage the parking lot and give the boot.

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Shells galore

It's never a slow day when you're chasing 30 turtles... Meet the city's self-professed "Turtle Man" Dennis Oliver.

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Tribute to Tom Hollett

Friends and colleagues in the taxi business are remembering Tom Hollett as a visionary with a big heart. Ken Downtown says even though he didn't know him well, he'll forever remember his kindness.

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Off to Rio

Local wheelchair basketball player Liam Hickey is headed to the Paralympic Games.

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Road work frustration

Rob Fowler's commute home from work SHOULD take about an hour. Lately though, it's been taking twice as long because of road work. He's fed up, and says the slowdowns are unnecessary.

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A dream realized

Elaine Janes wanted to share her personal book collection, so she decided to open up a used bookstore in downtown St. John's.

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Turning loss into hope

Her daughter was killed in a car crash. Now, a CBS woman has formed a group that's giving back to the community.

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A day in the life of eight Syrian refugee children

The photographer behind a stirring new photo essay about life in St. John's.

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Hip tribute

St. John's illustrator and graphic designer Jud Haynes has a personal connection with the Tragically Hip. Hear how he's honouring the band while helping raise funds for cancer research.

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Big catch

Guy Lafosse was fishing for cod and thought he caught a shark.

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Hateful reaction

A newspaper reporter writes a story about a festival celebrating feminism and faces a shocking response.

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Ant infestation

Biting ants disrupt life of a St. John's family.

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Summer Games

The 2016 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games are underway in Conception Bay South.

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Making the grade

The Community Youth Network is crowdfunding to help students get their GED.

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Hatching a plan for Hatcher House

Memorial University explains changes to the residence that has some MUN students concerned.

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Hatcher House Closed

They're just a few weeks away from the start of their school year, but students who live in Hatcher House residence at MUN just got word that their house will be closed for the upcoming year. Sydney Tyler Vidito is the VP of Hatcher House.

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"Crazy Newfie Mom"

Tammy Marshall is looking for Facebook fame. Her Facebook Page titled "Crazy Newfie Mom" went from a few hundred to eight thousand likes in just a few weeks. Tammy Marshall is originally from Baie Verte, now living in London, Ontario.

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Near Death Experience

Sarah Alyward and Tyler Brown were fishing near Cook's Harbour on the Northern Peninsula when a whale hit and capsized their boat. The Morning Show's Caroline Hillier spoke with Sarah Alyward.

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Armed and dangerous and still at large.

The manhunt continues for those responsible for the violent death of 25 old Stephen Miller on Saturday. The RNC held a briefing with reporters late Tuesday evening, and confirmed that Miller's death was a homicide. Terry Roberts has been following the sto

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PTSD Conference

It used to be called "Shell shock." A phrase coined after the First World War. Now it's called 'post-traumatic stress disorder' - or PTSD. And in recent years we've learned the condition is not limited to the battle field. Stephen Bornstein is co-chair o

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He speaks. People listen. Or do they?

This week, former premier Danny Williams chimed in again on the Muskrat Falls development - a project he announced just before quitting politics in 2010. And once again his comments raced to the top of some newscasts. That raises some interesting questio

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Bee Swarm

Thousands of bees were nested in a tree outside the Petten Building in St. John's. Workers alerted a couple of local beekeepers to help out. Jo-Ann Dooley reached beekeeper Vicky Walsh earlier this morning.

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The Ecology Action Centre

Grieg Seafarms has been given the evironmental green-light for a huge aquaculture project on Placentia Bay. The prospect of hundreds of new, full-time jobs is attractive. But open-net fish farming has lots of critics. Susanna Fuller is with the Ecology Ac

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Grieg NL Seafarms

Grieg NL Seafarms is expected to be the biggest hatchery in Canada. It will be built in in Marystown and four nearby areas. The province says it will support the project as long as certain conditions are met. Steve Crocker is the province's minister of fi

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Fishplant Fire

People in Norman's Cove-Long Cove woke up Friday morning in disbelief. The local fishplant was destroyed just hours earlier by fire. It's put the future of many of the plant workers and fishermen from the area up in the air. This morning, I have Henry Bre

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Making the adjustment

A Paradise mother is adapting to life with prosthetic fingers and toes.

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Ride for Riley

The motorcycle trek that raises money for families who have a child being treated for an oncology or hematology-related illness.

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House Floating

A house floating is going to take place this weekend in Arnold's Cove. It's a part of the Resettlement Festival. Fay Matthews is the Co Chair of the Resettlement Committee.

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