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NL: Central Morning Show

Join host Leigh Anne Power in Gander on the Central Newfoundland Morning Show. The show provides news along with current affairs items and stories of local interest from urban areas and the diverse rural communities surrounding the two towns.

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The truth about "post-truth"

We're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists?

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Nixon's lawyer 'having nightmares' over Trump presidency

John Dean, one of the key figures implicated in the Watergate scandal says he's so worried about Donald Trump's impending presidency that he's having nightmares.

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Model-maker recreates Gander Airport during WWII-era

The CBC's Melissa Tobin visits the Wesleyville workshop of Richard Sinclair, who's building the model for Gander Airport in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Gander Boys & Girls Club in need of craft supplies

The Boys & Girls Club in Gander is doing more programs with less money this year. And they're asking for your help. The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks with executive director, Brenda Paul.

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Waiting for status

Tim Sheppard was adopted at birth and says he isn't holding onto hope his application into the Qalipu band will be accepted.

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GFW actor gets nomination at Canadian Screen Awards

Actor Larry Barry joins the company of Gordon Pinsent in being the only actors from the province to be nominated for Best Actor at Canadian Screen Awards.

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GFW movie theatre bans "A Dog's Purpose" from its screen

The owners of The Classic Theatre in Grand Falls-Windsor say they won't show "A Dog's Purpose" after seeing the video of animal abuse during the filming.

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A&W robbed at knifepoint

Terri-Lynn Humby, the owner of A&W in Gander, recalls the violent robbery at her restaurant late Monday night.

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Neighbour of accused in Milltown fires says he was a quiet man

Tracey Drew lives across the street from David Craig MacHaight in Morrisville. She speaks with the CBC's Chris Ensign about her neighbour.

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16-year old Botwood singer soars in Atlantic Boy Choir

We talk to Christopher Seymore of Botwood, who is the only boy from central Newfoundland in the Atlantic Boy Choir.

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Book tax backwards says International Publishing Group

Ben Steward of the International Publishers Association says putting a taxes on books is a step back for literacy.

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Saving the trout of Gander Bay North

We talk to Don Sturge of The Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation about the expansions of the special trout management zone.

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Investors look at spending $90M US for former OCI plant in Port Union

Bonavista MHA Neil King talks about the Chinese investors looking at the former fish plant in Port Union.

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Bay d'Espoir Academy principal talks about the loss of her school

We talk to Connie Willett, principal for Bay d'Espoir Academy about how the school community is coping with the loss of the Milltown school.

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English School Board talks about the future for Bay d'Espoir Academy and its students

Darrin Pike, CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, talks about the steps of rebuilding educational services in Milltown after this week's fires.

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The aftermath of Milltown fires

Corporal Trevor O'Keefe of the RCMP talks about the fire of its building in Milltown. And you hear from four sisters who lost their school in the fires.

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NL author writes Dr. Seuss-themed story about book tax

GFW author Josh Goudie says government is giving culture the squeeze by taxing books.

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Ice size of a coffee table hits driver near highway in Gambo

Paul Denty of Gambo explains how his truck was hit by ice sliding off another vehicle.

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Lions Club hosts emergency support in Milltown

Melvin Ingram of the Milltown Lion's Club talks about the supports for volunteers fire fighters and others in the community after Tuesday's early morning fire.

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Fire destroys several building in Milltown, including the school and RCMP building

Milltown resident Melita Kearley talks about the early morning fire.

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The immigrant history of Main St. in Windsor

We talk to Terra Barrett of the Heritage Foundation of NL about the history of immigrant entrepreneurs on Main Street in Windsor.

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Mommy brain is a real thing

If you're a woman who's had children, you might sometimes feel like you traded in your brain when your baby was born. We talk to a researcher who says you did - but in a good way.

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T'Railway closure continues

We get an update on the T'Railway Closure with Minister Perry Trimper.

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Pranking the scammers

Middle Arm's Deon Dicks took a call from someone alleging to be from Microsoft who needed access to his computer to fix a problem. He knew right away it was a scam. Take a listen to his call.

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Tips to protect yourself from elder abuse

We talk to Elizabeth Seigel with the NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse to get some advice for seniors to keep from being swindled.

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Roadwork on the Eastport Causeway continues

We ask the supervisor at Terra Nova National Park, Bill Brake, what's up with the Eastport causeway.

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Union rally for D-J Composites

Union leaders from across the province rally in Gander to support locked out aerospace workers. The CBC's Chris Ensing was there.

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Modelling the past of Gander's airport

The Gander Airport Historical Society are in the midst of modelling the past. But they could use some monetary help. We speak with president Jack Pinsent.

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New Wes Valley keeps taxes down

For the 12 year in the row, the council of New Wes Valley hasn't raised taxes. We talk to Mayor Grant Burry about the struggle of balancing the budget for a rural community.

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GFW seniors scammed by supposed friends

Seniors were scammed out of their savings in Central. Their friend is warning others about a scam artist she says has hit multiple people.

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Broadening para-sports in central

We hit the ice and learn about para-sports that might be developed in the central Newfoundland region.

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Critch battles Chachi on social media

We talk to comedian Mark Critch, about his role as Donald Trump of This House has 22 Minutes and his Twitter-battle with Scott Baio.

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Minister responsible for labour talks about DJ Composites lockout

Gerry Byrne, minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, talks about government's involvement in conciliation in the DJ Composites lockout.

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Looking to the stars with Twillingate's Jim Gillard

We check in with our star-gazer Jim Gillard of the Twillingate Astronomical Observatory.

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Gander pool closed for another month

The pool at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre is still not ready. We hear how that's affecting local competitive swimmers.

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Ontario brewry makes special Fogo Island beer for Canada 150

We talk to the CEO of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, who made a special craft beer with ingredients from Fogo Island.

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Dangerous drive through Badger

We talk to Donna Huxter of Badger, who is worried the bridge through town on the TCH is dangerous.

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Severe animal abuse case in Summerford

Shannon Brown of Summerford talks about the injuries her two dogs suffered from a pellet gun this weekend.

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The NL Sexual Assault Crisis Centre getting higher number of calls this year

We talk to Nicole Kieley, executive director of the The Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre, about the high number of calls the centre is receiving.

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Missing Leak in Buchans

There's a leak in the Buchans water system, but town officials can't locate it. We talk to mayor Derm Corbett.

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ECMAs Andy McLean responds to blacklisting

We talk to EMCA executive director Andy McLean about being blacklisted by the Canadian Federation of Musicians.

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DJ Composites workers on third week of lockout

We talk to three workers who have been locked out of their jobs since December 9, 2016.

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Adam Baxter goes Facebook Live

The Campbellton musician is doing a series of weekly shows on Facebook in 2017, free cover from his basement. The CBC's Melissa Tobin finds out how it started.

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Remembering Clarenville UFO of 1978

We talk to retired RCMP Constable Jim Blackwood about the mysterious siting he saw 39 years ago.

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Gander man part of VLT class action suit against ALC

Fred Small played the machines and lost. He's now suing the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, claiming VLTs are deceptive, dangerous and illegal. We hear from him, and his lawyer, Ches Crosbie.

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Union leader blames low staff levels, broken equipment for poor winter highways

NAPE president Jerry Earle gives us his thoughts on reinstating 24-hour snow clearing.

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Qalipu deadline approaching

We talk to Qalipu chief Brendan Mitchell about the end of a review period for the band, which is coming up January 31st.

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Tax increases of 2017

A new year and some new tax increases. We talk with Aaron Wudrick of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation about how they'll affect you.

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Book tax could kill Book Worm

We talk to Brad Barkhouse, owner of Book Worm, about what the HST will mean for his used book business.

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Gander comedian is 'Almost Baymous'

We talk to Gander's Andrew Tremblett about his new sketch comedy, Almost Baymous.

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Musicians union suing ECMAs for fair pay

A union representing Canadian musicians has placed the East Coast Music Awards on an international "unfair list" for employers involved in contract disputes.

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We look ahead to 2017 with MP Scott Simms

We have a year-end chat with Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame MP, Scott Simms.

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Glass Tiger to play Mussel Bed this summer

The CBC's David Newell speaks with Alan Frew, lead singer of Glass Tiger, who are playing in Lewisporte this summer.

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14-year-old Gander teen goes viral with song about Alzheimer's

We talk to Robyn Slade, who's first recording is getting thousands over views, after one week of being online.

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Qalipu questions

We talk to Dave Welsh, the head of the Mi'Kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland, about what he thinks the future holds for Qalipu.

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A look back at the history of D J Composites

The CBC's Melissa Tobin looks back at the complex history of D J Composites, once touted as the home for excellence for aerospace manufacturing, who recently locked out 33 employees.

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Syrian family celebrates 1st Christmas in Gander

It's the first Christmas for a refugee family in Gander, who have a lot to be thankful for this year. We talk Omar Alsayed Ali and Soaad Masri about the season.

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Ham Radio enthusiast in UK listens to the CBC

We chat with a ham radio operator in the UK who listens to our signal from across the pond.

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Shawn Wiseman and students give back with Christmas concert

The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to Shawn Wiseman and a few of his students about the 2nd annual Christmas show, and how proceeds will help a good cause.

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Al Hawkins talks 24-hour snow clearing

The CBC's Leigh Anne Power talks with the transportation minister, Al Hawkins, about the plans to keep the highways clear of snow this winter.

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Clarenville youth centre hosts ugly sweater craft night

The CBC's Melissa Tobin visits the Youth Tube Centre in Clarenville, as kids make their own ugly Christmas sweaters with felt, buttons and lots of glue.

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Call for national strategy for Alzheimer's

An advocate for Alzheimer's says we need for a national strategy to deal with a growing healthcare problem. We talk to Shirley Lucas, executive director of the Alzheimer's Society in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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T'Railway Troubles

The province announced this week a major part of the T'Railway from Gander to Badger is closed this winter. We speak with a tourism operator in Bishop's Falls who says it could the end the trail system if something isn't done soon.

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Road to Hermitage in rough shape

A rough road on the South Coast has one town's mayor sleepless, worried a resident might be killed. The CBC's Chris Ensing explains.

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NL Justice Minister talks pot legalisation

Justice Minister Andrew Parsons talks about how legal marijuana will be sold in this province.

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Baby Shelby spends another Christmas in hospital

Pamela Dalley and Dave Penney will be spending their holidays at the Janeway, as their 3-year old Shelby spends another Christmas in the hospital.

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Deplorable roads on the TCH

A commuter who was in a car accident this week is blaming a change in government regulations around snow clearing. The CBC's Leigh Anne Power talk to Russell Stockley of Gambo.

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Text from MHA has St. Brendan's mayor worried about representation

We talk to Veronica Broomfield, mayor of St. Brendan's, to find out about a text message she received from the local MHA that had social media hopping.

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Comedian Colin Hollett is sick of the roads

We talk to comedian Colin Hollett just before he hits the road for his show in Grand Falls-Windsor tonight.

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Former workers of Woodward Coastal Shipping protest in Lewisporte

A dozen ship workers rally outside their employer in Lewisporte after Coastal Shipping replaced 104 employees with foreign workers. The CBC's Chris Ensing was there.

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Town of Port Blandford expanding

The mayor of Port Blandford says the town is growing, with more plans for expansion in the future. The CBC's Julia Cook talks with Chad Holloway.

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Ladle Cove kids perform The Mummers Play

Students at Sandstone Elementary in Ladle Cove revived the old tradition of The Mummer Play for this year's Christmas concert. The CBC's Melissa Tobin dropped into a rehearsal.

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Gift saves the day for Buchans youth group

It is a gift from the heart - An alumnus of the Buchans Boys and Girls Club saves the day. Our Leigh Anne Power brought us this story.

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Port Blandford makes plans for marina

The town of Port Blandford is all aboard with plans for a new marina.We heard more about plans to expand the docks when our Julia Cook paid a visit to Jim Skiffington of the marina association there.

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GFW x-country ski club gets a big boost

David Stoodley, head to the Exploits Valley Ski Club, talks about the $1.1 million in renovations coming to the trails.

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6 year-old in Clarenville helping moms in needs for Christmas

Bellies & Bottoms is a charity started by 6-year-old Renee Woolfrey and her mom, Danielle. The CBC's Melissa Tobin paid a visit to their home in Clarenville to find out all about it.

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Christmas without you: Vardy's spend Christmas apart after 68 years of marriage

89-year-old Roy Vardy of Clarenville won't be spending Christmas with wife Dorothy. That's because they live in different care homes - 2 hours away from each other. The CBC's Melissa Tobin share their story.

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Deconstructing a decomposing whale

We visit fisherman David Boyd of Twillingate as he de-jaws of Sei whale.

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Firewall prevents total loss at Islander RV in GFW

It was 'a major save, but a major loss' - that's how the fire chief in Grand Falls-Windsor describes an overnight fire at Islander RV.

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N.L. diabetes rates still highest in the country

Jake Reid of the Canadian Diabetes Association talks about the high rates of the disease in the province and what we need to do to lower them.

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Senior hockey's decline

We talk to senior hockey fans about what's happening with the empty seats at games and what they think has to happen to turn the league around.

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Relocation money taxable?

The Newfoundland & Labrador government is unclear on whether changes to the Community Relocation Policy will mean money given to move will now be taxed. The CBC's Julia Cook has the story.

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Empowering those with disabilities in Gander

We take you to an inclusion information day hosted by The Empowered Disability Resource Centre in Gander last week.

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Pitfalls on the trails at Old Townsite in Gander

Someone is placing wooden planks with nails and deadwood along the trails in Old Town Site. We talk to one regular user of the area worried it could hurt someone else.

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Lewisporte RCMP helping stop bullying in schools

We talk to RCMP Constable Andre Sparkes about an anti-bullying effort he started for primary students at Lewisporte Academy.

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Little Bay Islands resident has questions about the changes to relocation policy

Little Bay Islands resident Sharlene Hinz wonders what might happen to her business now that the province has changed the definition of full-time resident.

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Taxes to rise in Gander

The town of Gander tabled it's budget last night. The CBC's Julia Cook give us the details.

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Robert's Arm woman catches hundreds of squid with a net

Janice Walsh has caught hundreds of squid by the beach in Robert's Arm this year. She tells us about her success with just a net.

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Major funding cuts hit the Boys & Girls Club in Norris Arm

Angela Saunders, club president of the Boys & Girls Club in Norris Arm, talks about what recent cuts to the club will mean.

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Cod stocks still in critical zone says DFO scientist

We talk to Dr. John Brattey, a Northern Cod research scientist with DFO, about the latest numbers on cod off our coast, and the implications they have for a renewed fishery.

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Duck rescue at Cobb's Pond

Gander Fire Rescue responded to an unusual call on Tuesday... of a duck frozen in the ice! The CBC's Melissa Tobin takes you to the rescue.

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Shipping the sheep back to Fogo

Jim McGrath of Fogo Island just finished collecting his flock from islands around Fogo to bring them back the his garden for the winter. He speaks with the CBC's Leigh Anne Power.

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No dial tone on Sunday Cove Island

The landline services on Sunday Cove Island, north-east of Springdale , is described as unreliable at best. Our Julia Cook explains.

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Study looks at the lives of trans youth in NL

Dr. Tracey Bridger of The Trans Health Research Group at Memorial University talks about a study on trans youth in the province.

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Attacked in her car

A routine drive turned into an attack from a stranger for a woman in Lewisporte, with her granddaughter in the car. Edna Hamel shares her story with the CBC's Chris Ensing.

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Heart surgery patients warned of possible infection risk

We talk to Dr. Natalie Bridger, clinical chief of infection prevention and control for Eastern Health, about why its issuing a warning to heart surgery patients.

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GFW town councillor releases sophomore album

We talk to musician and town councillor for Grand Falls-Windsor Tom Pinsent about his second release and what keeps him going.

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MV Veteran out of service early next week

Transportation & Works Minister Al Hawkins explains why the MV Veteran is coming out of service on Monday and Tuesday.

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FISH-NL released previously unknown cod data

We talk to Ryan Cleary, head of the breakaway fish union FISH-NL, give details on a study on cod stocks. And it doesn't look good.

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Buy local in GFW

The Exploits Valley Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to Shop Local this shopping season. We hear from chamber member, Tony Martin.

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United Way tackles a lonely Christmas

The provincial United Way is looking for your help this Christmas, to bring a little joy to the loneliest adults. We talk to Tammy Davis, the executive director of United Way in Newfoundland & Labrador.

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Gambo aims to slow drivers down

Mayor Peter Lush talks to the CBC's Melissa Tobin about the town's effort to reduce speeding, especially in school zones.

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NL doctors highest in the country for antibiotics prescriptions

We talk with MUN medical student Desmond Whalen about the high use of antibiotics in the province and what new doctors are being trained to reduce the rates of prescription.

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Prep the trails for the winter

We talk to Ben Fitzgerald, general manager of the Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation, updates us on the conditions of the T'railway a month after Hurricane Matthew.

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New board elected for the English School District

We talk to Winston Carter, the new rep for Gander and surrounding areas on the English School District school board.

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Complex Christmas cookies

Would you spend an hour decorating ONE Christmas cookie? The CBC's Julia Cook drops by a baking class where the students are perfecting the art of Christmas cookie decoration.

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Gambo's new ice rink takes shape

After two years of fundraising and hard work, construction has begun on the new ice rink in Gambo. The CBC's Melissa Tobin talk to recreation director Amy Tiller about how it happened.

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CBC's Feed NL aims to fill food banks for Christmas

This year, CBC is launching Feed NL - an initiative to help those in need at Christmas. We talk to Wanda Loder of the Gander Salvation Army Food Bank about the needs here.

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Hockey Canada hires recruiter for younger players

Chris Bright is the new director of recruitment at Hockey Canada. Leigh Anne speaks to him about how he plans to boost the numbers of kids signing up for Canada's unofficial national sport.

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Birch trees near Home Pond stay put

Government explains its plans for the birch trees near Home Pond. And we talk to cabin owner, Denis Lannon, for his reaction.

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'Storming the Kettle' in the kitchen & on bookstore shelves

Elaine Feore and Joanne Goudie have worked together in the restaurant business. Now the pair have released a new cookbook to share their culinary knowledge.

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Limits legislated at anti-abortion protests in N.L.

We talk to Kim Drisdell of Planned Parenthood of Newfoundland and Labrador about the legislated buffer zones for anti-abortion protests.

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Hooray for the grey jay!

We talk to bird scientist Bill Montevecchi about the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's choice for Canada's bird, the grey jay.

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Dining in the Dark

We tell you about an event in Grand Falls-Windsor that will shed a little light on the challenges facing the visually-impaired in our region.

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A Look at the Minimum Wage in This Province

We take a look at minimum wage in this province, including who's making it and how much it needs to increase for people to earn a living wage.

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A Chat With the RCMP About How to Use Crosswalks

A man was struck and killed on a crosswalk in Grand Falls-Windsor earlier this week. We talk to the RCMP about how to use crosswalks

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Caribou Poaching in Central NL

A caribou was found dead in the woods 12 kilometres from Grand Falls-Windsor this week. We find out from Fish and Wildlife Enforcement how you can help to catch the poacher

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Speaking With a Canadian Journalist Who Witnessed the Donald Trump Campaign From the Inside

It's been a week since we woke up to the news that Americans have elected Donald Trump as their next president. Daniel Dale saw that first-hand. He's a reporter for the Toronto Star who's based in the American capital and followed the Trump campaign.

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Gander's Fire Hall Has Problems and the Town's on the Hook for Repairs

Five years ago, Gander opened its brand-new, state-of-the-art, six-million dollar fire hall. It's an impressive structure, both in size and design. Now, though, there's a problem with the siding on the building that means it must be replaced.

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Workshop About Diversity in Business Hosted by the Association for New Canadians

The Association for New Canadians is traveling across the province this week. They're talking to the business community about diversity and how we all play a part in creating a culture of inclusion.

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What's Happening in the Skies - A New Feature Segment on The Central Morning Show

Today, we start our new regular feature and ask Jim Gillard of the Twillingate Astronomical Observatory what happening in the skies.

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Bishop's Falls Putting the Brakes on Car Owners Driving Across the Trestle

The town of Bishop's Falls is putting the brakes on car owners who are driving across the ATV and walking-only trestle bridge. We speak with the mayor about this.

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Affordable Housing Through the Cobbs Pond Residential Land Assembly

The Town of Gander is hoping to develop affordable housing through the Cobbs Pond Residential Land Assembly. We speak to Town Councillor Rob Anstey about this.

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"Caribou Legs" and His Run Across Canada

Caribou Legs, otherwise known as Brad Firth, is finishing up the final stretch of his journey across Canada.He's been running across the country since May to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women, as well as domestic violence.

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Scaling Down To a Tiny Home

Sometimes in order to make it big in business we have to think small, even, tiny. Sean Mercer from Grand Falls-Windsor has started a new business called Rollin' Cabins where he's building tiny homes.

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Grand Falls-Windsor Has Had Enough Increases of Tipping Fees For Garbage at the Central Waste Management Facility

Tipping fees at the Central Waste Management facility in Norris Arm are going up again. The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor is not happy about it, though. We speak with Councillor Darren Finn and Minister Eddie Joyce

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Looking to Women Entrepreneurs To Be "Drivers of Growth"

The Newfoundland and Labrador Organisation of Women Entrepreneurs is travelling across the province to speak with women about business. It's offering forums called "Drivers of Growth."

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Manolic L commitments

The federal government promised to get tougher on companies responsible for oil spills like The Manolis L. We talk to a member of the Manolis L Citizens Response Committee for reaction.

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Layoffs at Come by Chance refinery

More than 120 people were laid off Wednesday from the Come By Chance oil refinery. We talk to Boyd Bussey, a union representative about what the cuts could mean for workers.

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What Trump's win means for women in politics

Lynn Hammond is an organizer with Equal Voice, a group that advances the role of women in politics. She talks to Leigh Anne about what Trump's win means for the future of politics.

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Media got Trumped

Renowned journalist Richard Gwyn says the media got it all wrong with Trump. And it should be ashamed. He speaks with the CBC's Melissa Tobin.

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NLer living in US reacts to Trump win

Donald Trump was elected as the President of the United States of America last night. We talk to Ian MacNeil, who was born in Newfoundland, about the results of the election.

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Journalism ethics on the protest line

The reporter who is facing charges after the Muskrat Falls protest last month is in Gander talking about freedom of the press tonight. Justin Brake from the Independent.ca speaks with Leigh Anne.

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Birch sap to wine

We hear how birch sap being harvested in Central Newfoundland will soon become wine.

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New court rules aims to speed up court system

A recent ruling that set rules for how long trials should take is already having an impact in this province. We ask Frances Knickle, Director of Public Prosecutions for the Department of Justice, how.

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No vacancies at James Paton

The Emergency Room at the hospital in Gander wasn't taking in patients for the past couple days. We talk to Sherry Freake, Vice President of Acute Care and Chief Operating Officer about the reasons.

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New trails coming to Corduroy Brook

The Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association has some of the money to upgrade the trails, but is fundraising for the rest. We ask Elmo Hewlett, president of the association, how it's going.

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NLer vet helps people in conflict around the world

Ian Bradbury started The First New Allied Expeditionary Force to help with those suffering from conflicts around the world. He tells Central Morning why.

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Rambler Metals and Mining lifespan grows from six to 20 years

Over the next 5 years, Ramblers Metals and Mining will invest over $60 million to expand the mine in Baie Verte.

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Gander Goodwill Expands

The Gander Goodwill was bursting at the seams at its old location. We dropped by the new, larger store to find out about the move.

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Will Graham come to central Newfoundland

Will Graham, grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, will be in Grand Falls - Windsor this weekend. He speak to Leigh Anne about the Celebration of Hope.

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Liberals to review Dwight Ball's leadership this weekend

The Liberal Party is voting this weekend on whether to give Dwight Ball the boot. The CBC's Peter Cowan tells us how likely that's looking.

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Fisherman not sorry for heated comments

The fish harvester who said he would rip the neck off an FFAW rep calls his comments a figure of speech - and won't be apologizing. ​

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Program helps students find their potential

The provincial representative for SHAD was in Central Newfoundland recently touring schools to make students aware of the program. Lisa Breen dropped by our studio to talk to producer David Newell.

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New piano festival coming to Gander

The inaugural Ivorite Piano Festival is this weekend in Gander. Phil Roberts of MUN's School of Music is one of the organizers and talks to Leigh Anne about the event.

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FFAW staff say they were threatened by breakaway union

Dwan Street of the FFAW describes to the CBC's Chris Ensing about a recent meeting that got pretty heated.

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NL Hydro asking for millions for repairs

Hurricane Matthew caused millions of dollars of damage to a major piece of equipment owned by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. And not they're asking the Public Utility Board for help.

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Bath bomb business booming in Glenwood

Marsha Chippett sells bath bombs, focusing on the medicinal qualities and can't keep up with the orders.

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Behind the scene at Wonderbolt Circus

Beni Malone and crew are back in Central this week with the circus. The CBC's Julia Cook drops by rehearsal.

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MHA explains why Gander pool will be closed until 2017

Members of the Gander Lakers swim team are upsets their pool will be closed until January. But the MHA for Gander, John Haggie, says it's the quickest and safest way to do the work required.

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CFA pilot returns to Gander

Pilot Beverley Bass diverted to Gander on 9/11. Now, she talks about that day and being featured in the Broadway musical, Come From Away.

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NL not well prepared for floods: report

A researcher with the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says Newfoundland and Labrador gets a D+ when it comes to flood preparation.

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Town of Gander crowdfunds for 9/11 monument

The town of Gander wants to raise 250 thousand dollars to erect a monument to the generosity of local people after 9/11. Deputy mayor Cyril Abbott speaks with Leigh Anne Power about the campaign.

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FFAW prez says new union won't come easy

FFAW president Keith Sullivan said the new breakaway union, FISH NL, has a fight on their hands.

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Flu shot season is on

Flu season has begun. We talk to Bev White of Central Health about why you should get your shot.

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Hometown Hockey comes to GFW

Hometown Hockey is broadcasting from Grand Falls-Windsor this weekend. We find out what's planned from town councillor Mike Browne.

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MUN economist Alison Coffin reacts to the fall financial update

Provincial Finance Minister Cathy Bennett gave a fiscal update yesterday. We talk to economist at MUN, Alison Coffin, for her reaction.

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Understanding Muskrat Falls

We talk to Robert Way, a Labrador Inuk PhD candidate in the University of Ottawa's Environment and Geography department, and blogger and former provincial liberal adviser, Ed Hollett, about Muskrat Falls.

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Nurses union fights for better service

Registered nurses say they are over-worked, in a stressful work environment and they need help. We talk to union president Debbie Forward about their issues.

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Superior Gloves expands to Springdale

Superior Glove factory is expanding its operation in Point Leamington to another rural Newfoundland town. The CBC's Melissa Tobin speaks with Julie McFater, marketing and communications manager with Superior Glove, about the new operation in Springdale.

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Gander Airport worries about rent

The Gander Airport Authority has some pretty serious rent to pay. We talk to GIAA CEO and president, Reg Wright.

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9 year old becomes pilot for a day

9 year old Wendy Dalton from Harbour Main got to live a dream - she flew a plan over the skies of Gander. And we were there.

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Gander swimmers heading to Grand Falls-Windsor pool

A group of displaced Gander swimmers hoping to get to the Canada Summer Games have a place close to home to train. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to Grand Falls-Windsor Mayor Barry Manuel.

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School Board trustee nominations open

Nominations for English School District trustees are open. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to trustee Kim Cheeks to find out what the job entails.

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