West Coast MorningThe owner of Swirsky's says the new Rotary Arts Centre is taking away his business.May 12, 2015 | 9:20The Rotary Arts Centre recently held its official opening. It's a new space for visual and performing arts in Corner Brook City Hall. But Jim Parsons, the owner of Swirsky's theatre and music hall, is not happy about what he calls unfair competition.
West Coast MorningCorner Brook WWII Veteran Bob Grant recalls marching off to war, May 12, 1940.May 11, 2015 | 6:1675 years ago this week - May 11th, 1940 - Corner Brook WWII veteran Bob Grant and his young comrades were given a send-off dinner. Next day, they marched off to war in Europe. Bob Grant is 95 now and remembers those days well. He spoke with Brian McHugh.
West Coast MorningRotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook has its grand opening.May 8, 2015 | 10:16This weekend is the grand opening of the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook. Events include the dedication of the Tina Dolter Art Gallery. David Smallwood is the chair of the centre's board of directors. Sean Dolter is Tina Dolter's brother.
West Coast MorningA car accident near Pasadena raises concerns about 911 response times.May 7, 2015 | 16:14No one was hurt, but a single-car crash on the T-C-H near Pasadena this week has raised concerns with response times under the new 9-1-1 system. John Peach is the fire chief of Pasadena Fire and Services. Mike Dwyer is with the NL 911 bureau.
West Coast Morning$40M spent - and NO new Corner Brook hospital yet. A citizens` group weighs in.May 6, 2015 | 14:26New figures show that the NL government has spent more than $40M on preparations, but there`s no new Corner Brook hospital yet. Barry Wheeler is with the Western Region Hospital Action Committee, Steve Kent is Minister of Health and Community Services.
West Coast MorningCar dealer says an increase in the HST by the NL government is a step backward.May 5, 2015 | 6:46The Harmonized Sales Tax in NL is going up, from 13 to 15 percent, in January. We know what that means for you and me, but what does it mean for companies that sell big-ticket items like cars and trucks? Richard Dennis is president of Dennis GM.
West Coast MorningTaxes go up, jobs are being cut. A Corner Brook economist weighs in on the NL budget.May 1, 2015 | 15:41Government is raising taxes, cutting jobs, and delaying major projects - to name a few highlights. Yet the province is still projecting a deficit of more than 1-billion dollars. Dennis Bruce is an economist in Corner Brook.
West Coast MorningCanadian Blood Services is shutting its doors in Corner Brook.May 1, 2015 | 6:31Word came out Thursday that Canadian Blood Services is closing its doors in Corner Brook on May 14. That's surprising because we've been hearing for a long time about the need to give blood. Peter MacDonald is with Canadian Blood Services.
West Coast MorningNL gov't will use private companies to run long-term care homes.Apr 30, 2015 | 8:54The province says 360 new long-term care beds in the province will be made possible through a partnership with private and non-profit organizations. That includes a 120-bed facility for Corner Brook. Steve Kent is Minister of Health.
West Coast MorningCorner Brook resident Steve Wheeler talks about harrowing ordeal in Nepal.Apr 30, 2015 | 9:28Steve & Natalie Wheeler were honeymooning near Mount Everest when the earthquake in Nepal took place last Saturday. Steve shared their harrowing story on the Corner Brook Morning Show today.
West Coast MorningPeople eat, blindfolded, at a Corner Brook restaurant as a CNIB fundraiser.Apr 29, 2015 | 5:44People enjoy eating with the lights down low, but what about Dining in the Dark? That's the name of a fundraiser being held in Corner Brook by the CNIB on April 30. Bernice Hillier checked it out.
West Coast MorningBay of Islands Radio has a new home. Gary Moore stopped by for a tour.Apr 28, 2015 | 5:22Bay of Islands Radio has found a new spot, after being without a home for a few months. It's now broadcasting from a space on Brook Street in Corner Brook. The group was originally set up at the Backlot on Grenfell Campus. Gary Moore took a tour.
West Coast MorningOut of the black (bags), into the blue... how can more people be persuaded to recycle?Apr 27, 2015 | 9:55A pop can here and a cereal box there can all add up...so why aren't more people in Corner Brook recycling? Peter Smith promotes recycling and composting all the time at his workplace, Grenfell Campus, and he's a resident of the city.
West Coast MorningCorner Brook may have the recycling blues...but PEI sings a sweeter tune.Apr 24, 2015 | 7:02The cost of curbside recycling in Corner Brook is going up. The contractor says recycling amounts have not increased in ten years. Meanwhile, PEI brought in mandatory recycling 15 years ago. Marie Curkan is with PEI's Island Waste Management Corporation.
West Coast MorningScotia Recycling tells us why it's increasing fees it charges the City of Corner Brook,Apr 23, 2015 | 7:51The City of Corner Brook will have to pay more for its curbside fibre recycling. Scotia Recycling is hiking the fees it charges for collecting that paper and cardboard, from 75 dollars a tonne, to 135 dollars. Dwight Whynot is with the company.