West Coast MorningUp close and personal with icebergs - a woman takes extreme sports to a new extreme.Jun 16, 2015 | 6:42Michelle Richards has gotten closer to an iceberg than most of us might dare. She's a stand-up paddleboard instructor, and she's been having quite the adventure in Newfoundland recently. Richards spoke with Bernice Hillier.
West Coast MorningCorner Brook is trying to recover the cost of fighting fires in neighbouring towns.Jun 15, 2015 | 9:19When Corner Brook firefighters answer fire calls in nearby towns, the City has to call in backup. It's happened at least three times recently - and Corner Brook ends up footing the bill. Bernd Staeben is the city's deputy mayor.
West Coast MorningAn economist comments on Kruger's plan to re-jig its pension payments to workers.Jun 12, 2015 | 10:20Corner Brook Pulp and Paper wants to reduce payments to its underfunded pension plan for the next three years, to be competitive with other mills. It promises to have the plan fully repaid by 2019. We hear from the pensioners' committee and an economist.
West Coast MorningA spotty creature - - a black and white moose - has been spotted near Stephenville.Jun 11, 2015 | 6:52A large, mostly white moose has been spotted several times in recent days near White's Rd. How rare is this ghostly animal? Wayne Barney is with the Wildlife division of the Department of Environment and Conservation.
West Coast MorningNL Environment minister checking on oil that's leaking into water near Shoal Point.Jun 10, 2015 | 6:28Alarming pictures on social media, showing an oily mess in the waters of Shoal Point on the Port Au Port Peninsula, have caught the eye of Environment and Conservation Minister Dan Crummell. He spoke with Lindsay Bird.
West Coast MorningA Stephenville man says oil is seeping out from Shoal Point.Jun 9, 2015 | 10:52Oil seeping out into the ocean appears to come from old oil drilling sites at Shoal Point on the Port au Port Peninsula. Aiden Mahoney of Stephenville made the discovery on the weekend and posted pictures on Facebook. He spoke with Bernice.
West Coast MorningFirst United Church in Corner Brook ia getting a facelift to its exterior.Jun 8, 2015 | 4:26First United Church on Park St. in Corner Brook is getting a new look - sort of. The exterior of the 74-year-old building is being refurbished, but it will keep much of its old appearance. Matt Churchill of the Property Committee spoke with Brian McHugh.
West Coast MorningA Little Rapids woman visits Juno Beach in the lead-up to the D-Day anniversary.Jun 5, 2015 | 5:05A family from Little Rapids visited Juno Beach, France this week. Canadians landed there on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Shaundel Leamon and her parents, Shawn and Linda, were there for the lead-up to the anniversary, and Shaundel spoke with Bernice illier
West Coast MorningPAB ferry terminal blocks passengers' access to businesses, says town councillor.Jun 4, 2015 | 7:15North Sydney's new Marine Atlantic terminal allows passengers to get better access to the local business district. But a Port Aux Basques councillor says it's the opposite situation in his town. Bruce Burton spoke with Bernice Hillier.
West Coast MorningMarine Atlantic unveils its new North Sydney ferry terminal.Jun 3, 2015 | 5:39There was a lot of fanfare in North Sydney Tuesday. Marine Atlantic unveiled its new, twenty-million-dollar ferry terminal. CBC Sydney reporter Wendy Martin was there.
West Coast MorningSome people in Corner Brook say men desperately need temporary housing.Jun 2, 2015 | 6:49The lack of affordable housing is a real challenge for many in Corner Brook. Some people even end up homeless, or at risk of homelessness. In Corner Brook, there is no men's shelter, and Bernice Hillier has been looking into the problem.
West Coast MorningWhy is government loaning more money to an inactive wood pellet plant in Roddickton?Jun 1, 2015 | 7:15In 2014-15, the province spent an extra 185-thousand dollars on the wood pellet plant in Roddickton, It was built in 2011, but the promised jobs and pellets were never produced. Holson Forest Products owns the still-inactive plant. Todd May is manager.
West Coast MorningBlack Spruce is exploring oil possibilities near Lark Harbour.May 29, 2015 | 9:54Black Spruce Exploration Corporation is proposing to do onshore-to-offshore drilling in the outer Bay of Islands. Last September, The company abandoned its plans for fracking on the west coast. David Murray is the president of Black Spruce.
West Coast MorningCorner Brook pharmacist retires after almost 50 years on the job.May 29, 2015 | 4:35Well-known pharmacist George Hutchings of Corner Brook retires this weekend after nearly 50 years behind the counter. Hutchings didn't even take a break work when he was mayor from 1982-85. Brian McHugh visited him at Lawton's Drugs this week.
West Coast MorningHomesick Newfoundlanders in Alberta find someone to cook them Jiggs Dinner.May 28, 2015 | 4:59Some Newfoundlanders in Alberta with a big craving for Jiggs Dinner put an ad on Kijiji looking for someone to cook them some. Now they've found their chef. Lacey Haskill grew up in Corner Brook.