West Coast MorningA harbour watcher in Halifax tracks icebreaking vessels in Atlantic CanadaApr 7, 2014 | 6:21Blogger Matt Mackay keeps an eye on ships that visit Halifax, and he can give us a few signs of how busy a winter it's been for icebreaking vessels.
West Coast MorningHalifax ship blogger observes signs of heavy ice in Atlantic CanadaApr 7, 2014 | 6:21Heavy ice off Newfoundland this winter has caused headaches for shipping of all kinds. Blogger and ship observer Mac Mackay says he can tell how busy it's been, by the ships that have visited Halifax.
West Coast MorningHalifax ship blogger sees signs of heavy ice in Atlantic CanadaApr 7, 2014 | 6:21Heavy ice off Newfoundland this winter has caused problems for ships, especially ferries. Mac Mackay writes the blog Shipfax and keeps an eye on vessel traffic in and out of Halifax Harbour.
West Coast MorningRose Blanche residents cope with a road that's a one-lane snow tunnelApr 4, 2014 | 5:28The school in Burnt Islands was closed for a week. The highway to Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou was buried in snow and shut down for 3 days. We asked a Rose Blanche resident how people are coping.
West Coast MorningSt. David's farmer says Gulf ferry delays are tough on his businessesApr 4, 2014 | 8:18Brent Chaffey of St. David's says this week's delays of the Marine Atlantic Gulf ferries are hard on his dairy farm operations and his trucking company.
West Coast MorningBig potholes make the road to Conche a rough rideApr 4, 2014 | 6:52Corner Brook has its share of bad potholes, but the road to a Northern Peninsula town has some nasty ones, too. Charlene Kearney is deputy mayor of Conche.
West Coast MorningFundraiser helps Bay of Islands Search and Rescue to help youApr 3, 2014 | 6:21Since 2010, Bay of Islands Search and Rescue has been involved in more than 30 searches. The group planned a fundraiser this week, to help keep volunteers ready.
West Coast MorningResidents say the lone road to the trailer court in Curling is a bumpy messApr 3, 2014 | 6:00Heavy rain washed out the privately-owned entrance to the trailer court in Curling in November, and residents have to travel a rough section of Hilliard's Rd. We speak with a resident and with Corner Brook's mayor.
West Coast MorningGary Moore weighs the pros and cons of a heavy-duty NL winterApr 3, 2014 | 6:39Highway snow drifts, buried houses, stuck ferries...this has been a winter for the books in western Newfoundland. But while some people curse, others rejoice. Gary Moore weighs the pros and cons of winter.
West Coast MorningMi'kmaq First Nations Assembly of Nfld. concerned about Bill C-25Apr 2, 2014 | 6:50Critics of Ottawa's Bill C-25 are concerned it will limit the rights of
people applying to be members of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band. Erika Lavers is with Mi'kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland.
West Coast MorningPort Au Choix couple back in their home, after it was dug out from snow.Apr 2, 2014 | 5:39Janice Gould and her partner have moved back into their Port au Choix home, after 10 days of snow clearing. They were literally snowed out of the house last month.
West Coast MorningPolar bears have been seen in the St. Anthony area this week.Apr 2, 2014 | 6:16It's not uncommon for polar bears to be seen roaming the Northern Peninsula this time of the year. There have already been reports of sightings in St. Anthony. George Gibbons is a conservation officer.
West Coast MorningAuthor Gary Collins recounts 1914 sealing disasterApr 1, 2014 | 7:04A storm in March, 1914, claimed the lives of more than 250 sealers in this province. Author Gary Collins recently published his book, "Left to Die: the Story of the SS Newfoundland Sealing Disaster."
West Coast MorningCorner Brook Hospital Committee comments on NL budget moneyApr 1, 2014 | 5:2815 million dollars have been earmarked in the 2014 provincial budget for work on the new Corner Brook hospital. Gerald Parsons is with the Western Region Hospital Action Committee.
West Coast MorningCorner Brook hospital committee reacts to NL budgetApr 1, 2014 | 5:28Premier Tom Marshall says 15 million dollars have been earmarked for the Corner Brook hospital project this year, largely for design work.
Gerald Parsons of the Western Region Hospital Action Committee comments.