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.
West Coast MorningA woman with Huntington's Disease, and her husband, talk about its toll.May 27, 2015 | 6:43Ruby Wheeler of Pasadena is struggling with Huntington's Disease. People who have it lose control of their movements, emotions and mental capacity. Wheeler was diagnosed 3 years ago, at age 47.
Bernice Hillier spoke with her and her husband, Rich.
West Coast MorningThe "360 Classroom" offers a new, low-tech way to do math.May 27, 2015 | 5:22No desks, no textbooks - and no technology. A classroom in Corner Brook has gotten a radical makeover, and is gathering rave reviews from students and teachers at Sacred Heart Elementary. It's called a "360 classroom." Brian McHugh checked it out.
West Coast MorningIs non-payment of fees by residents an argument for regional government in NL?May 26, 2015 | 8:00A Port Au Port Peninsula community is struggling financially because many residents won't pay fees to make a clean up possible. Bernice Hillier spoke with Municipal Affairs Minister Keith Hutchings about options for small communities.
West Coast MorningWalking toward a cure: The MS Walk took place in Corner Brook Sunday.May 25, 2015 | 3:53Dozens of people took part in an M-S walk in Corner Brook on Sunday, to raise money and awareness. Christine Keeping's husband, Max, and her daughter have Multiple Sclerosis. Bernice Hillier spoke with Christine and Max Keeping.
West Coast MorningA Corner Brook woman shares her story of giving birth to extremely premature twins.May 22, 2015 | 7:28Samantha Payne can't wait to get her newborn twin boys, Brett and Luke, back home to Corner Brook. They were born extremely premature, and they're still in hospital in St. John's. She spoke with Lindsay Bird.
West Coast MorningNfld. Emporium owner Dave LeDrew hopes to greet cruise ship visitors.May 22, 2015 | 5:36Dave LeDrew, the owner of the Newfoundland Emporium, is preparing to greet passengers and crew of cruise ships again this year. The Oceania Marina arrives in Corner Brook on Saturday. Gary Moore went to LeDrew's shop this week.
West Coast MorningCorner Brook Regional High students talk about the pressures they face.May 21, 2015 | 8:29While teenagers may seem to live carefree lives, a workshop at Corner Brook Regional High promises to help parents understand the pressures many students face. Bernice Hillier spoke with students and with guidance counsellor Gerard Lowe.
West Coast MorningA Port au Port community has trashed its spring clean-up plans.May 20, 2015 | 7:06This year, people in Piccadilly Slant/Abraham's Cove won't be able to have their old appliances, furniture and other large junk items hauled away. Some people haven't paid their garbage fees. Ray Skinner is chair of the local service district.
West Coast MorningMeet Mike Martin, Nfld.-born author of stories about a fictional RCMP officer.May 19, 2015 | 7:11Newfoundlander Mike Martin has written a series of crime mystery novels about a fictional RCMP officer, Sgt. Winston Mayflower. His latest book came out this spring, AND there's a TV/movie deal in the works. Martin spoke with Bernice Hillier.
West Coast MorningNL's transportation minister gives an update on summer road construction on the west coast.May 19, 2015 | 5:30Construction is planned for the Burgeo Highway this summer, but what about other trouble spots in Western Newfoundland, such as Noel's Pond, near Stephenville? David Brazil is NL's Minister of Transportation and Works.
West Coast MorningThe Grenfell Campus Student Union speaks out on proposed tuition hikes at MUN.May 15, 2015 | 8:55The president of the Grenfell Campus Student Union will be at a meeting in St. John's to oppose the proposed tuition hikes at Memorial University. MUN needs to find ways to deal with a budget shortfall. Daniel Rumbolt is the president of the GCSU.
West Coast MorningCorner Brook mayor responds to claims of unfair competition against Rotary Arts Centre.May 13, 2015 | 3:16Corner Brook's mayor has responded to claims of unfair competition against the Rotary Arts Centre. The owner of Swirsky's says the publicly-funded centre is taking business from his facility.