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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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Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates stayed?

Charges against 35 organized crime suspects in Montreal were dropped recently and the Crown was curiously cryptic about why.

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Tantric sex class

What could possibly go wrong?

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Stuck inside a toy claw machine

Damien Murphy only turned away for a few seconds. Moments later, he found his three-year-old son, Jamie, inside a toy machine.

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Budget 2017

How will the funds announced in the 2017 federal budget affect day-to-day life for Torontonians?

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Eastern Health urges people to get tested for STIs

Eastern Health is hosting sexual health clinics across the region this month. We speak with Dr. Claudia Sarbu about the importance of getting tested.

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Like mother, like daughter

Author Eva Crocker, daughter of well-known author Lisa Moore, talks to the CBC's Melissa Tobin about her debut, Barrelling Forward.

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Champney's West marks the moratorium 25 years later

It's a big weekend for the tiny community of Champney's West, which is marking its continued existence 25 years after the cod moratorium with a big party.

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The federal budget from a female perspective

Jenny Wright, executive director at the St.John's Status of Women Council, tell us what the federal budget does for women.

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Fear at the border

We talk to Burlington native Rani Majumder about why her school cancelled her class' trip to the Holocaust Museum in the U.S.

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Gander's Adam Boland and team national champs

The CBC's Garrett Barry talk to Adam Boland, skip for the Memorial University curling team, right after the team's win at the USports Men's Curling Championship in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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Gander woman lucky after car catches fire

A man spots fire coming from a car in Gander - a single mother sitting inside, with no idea the trouble she was in. The CBC's Chris Ensing spoke with both.

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Company in Fleur de Lys says it needs more seals

Government regulations are causing problems for the only major employer in Fleur de Lys. We find out why they need seal carcasses.

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Floressa Harris gets 2 medals at Special Olympics World Winter Games

We talk to Floressa Harris, who has won two medals at this year's World Winter Games in Austria, and her coach Rachel Matthews.

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Golden tourism ticket missed?

Come From Away has the eyes and ears of New York. But some say the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism department dropped the ball on a big opportunity. The CBC's Ariana Kelland has more.

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Nature Boy talks

The CBC's Ryan Cooke spoke with cult leader, Eligio Bishop, aka nature Boy from the jungles of Costa Rica.

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The folklore of Sheila

We talk to Irish folklorist Shane Lehane about the real Sheila behind Sheila's Brush, and how she's connected to St. Patrick.

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DJ Composites workers no closer to a deal

We talk to Lana Payne, Atlantic Regional Director for Unifor, about the lock out at DJ Composites, now entering it's third month.

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A Syrian grandmother is reunited with family

After a year of waiting, a Syrian refugee family is together in Lewisporte. CBC's Garrett Barry was at the airport for the reunion.

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Less storms, but with more force

The winter storms keep coming and they seem to be getting harsher. We talk to research climatologist, Christian Seiler, about what's happening with our weather.

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Werewolf in Twillingate

The CBC's Julia Cook visits Tony Horwood and werewolf in Twillingate.

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Gushing over Gushue

The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to two junior curlers and their coach about what Team Gushue's win at the 2017 Brier means for the sport.

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Lawyer plans class action lawsuit against Qalipu

Lawyer Doug Doucette says he is planning a class action lawsuit against Qalipu. The CBC's Leigh Anne Power gets the details.

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Minister Foote says Fish Fund a fair deal

Minister Judy Foote, NL's representative in the federal cabinet, says the Atlantic Fish Fund will mean good things for the province's fishery.

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9/11 Memorial Museum talks Come From Away

The CBC's Gavin Simms talks to Cliff Chanin of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, about his thoughts on the Broadway musical based in Gander.

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'Come For Away' brings back memories for New Yorker

Tony Aiello, a plane person from New York who spend his days after 9/11 in Lewisporte, gives his review of Come From Away.

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Clarenville volleyballer gets triple crown

15-year-old Cole Mackey won three gold medals in volleyball this season. We speak him him and his coach, Mark Pritchett.

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Fish fund not what was promised

We talk to Kevin Parsons, the fisheries critic for the PCs, about his thoughts on the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

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Understanding the high unemployment rate

Jessica McCormick of the Federation of Labour about why we have a high unemployment rate in this province, but businesses still can't find workers.

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Councillor Lorenzen awaits his fate

Gander town councillor Wayne Lorenzen was accused of a conflict of interest. He now waits to see if he'll still be a part of the council chambers.

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Waiting for Qalipu letter

A descendant of Mattie Mitchell's says he still hasn't received his letter of status from the Qalipu Mi'Kmaq band.

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Chant family very thankful for strangers who saved their mother's life

Peggy Chant, who's mother was found lying in a snowbank after a heart attack, says doesn't know what would have happened if Tyrone and Nicole Lush didn't see her mother Sunday night.

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Helped wanted in Gander

Debbie Yannakidis, president of the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce, says the service industry is having a hard time getting qualified applicants.

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Gander Gushue Girls cheering hard at the Brier

We talk to Jeanne Collins, one of the curling superfans in St. John's this week celebrating Team Gushue and Brier 2017.

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Senate Committee reviews SAR services

The CBC's Chris Ensing talks to Senator Fabian Manning, who is part of a Senate Committee investigating search and rescue in the country.

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Trail work from Gander to Appleton begins

We talk to Glenn Blandford of the Adventure Trail group, who are building a trail along Gander Lake from Silent Witness in Gander to Appleton.

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GFW students heads to Ottawa for Daughter of the Vote

We talk to Sabrina Andrews of Grand Falls-Winsdor, who is sitting in the House of Commons representing Daughter of the Vote on International Women's Day.

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Gander gymnastics enters Sport NL Hall of Fame

We talk to Joanne Power of the Airials Gymnastics club about why she nominated Gerald Lomond into the Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame.

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Dramatic rescue at sea for Summerford sealers

Brian Anstey, skipper of the Northern Provider, talks to the CBC's Jamie Fitzpatrick about him and his crew's rescue from sea on Sunday.

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The Power of Pink continues

We check in with Megan Brown and Ashley Evans, daughter's of Lisa Brown who died of breast cancer in February, about the success of their charity The Power of Pink.

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Uncle Vik turns 100

Victor Baker is a centenarian! The CBC's Chris Ensing visits his 100th birthday party in Lewisporte that included cake, singing and a horse and buggy.

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Bankruptcy on the rise in N.L.

We talk to insolvency trustee Ian Penney about the rise in bankruptcy rates in province and what do do if you're in financial trouble.

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GFW Cataracts honour player Clarence Goulding

Clarence Goulding collected five Herder trophies during his hockey career. This weekend, Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts will retire his jersey.

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Brad Watkins staying in the fishery

When fisherman Brad Watkins boat sank in the Frobisher Bay in the fall of 2015, he had a choice to stay in the business or get out. We find out why he decided to stay.

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Researchers look to understand why NL woman have more mastectomies

We talk to Dr. Holly Etchegary of MUN's Faculty of Medicine about her researching into why women in Newfoundland and Labrador have more mastectomies than other women in Canada.

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3D printers in the classroom

The CBC's Melissa Tobin drops by Mr. Tim Goodyear's class at the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation in Gander to see how he incorporates at 3D printer into his teaching.

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Students go back to basics with boil-up in Eastport

The CBC's Julia Cook meets up with students at Holy Cross School in Eastport to talk about the history behind this Newfoundland tradition.

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Red Cross buliding in Gander closing

Long-time Red Cross volunteer Jean Dillon explains what will be lost when the building on Roe Avenue closes at the end of March.

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Fair play for all

We hear from two parents who want their daughters to be able to compete and travel with both the girls and boys hockey teams.

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Preparing for quota cuts

Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources Steve Crocker talks about the declines on shellfish numbers and what government is planning in case of quota cuts.

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Pop Con conference coming to Gander

Geek alert! Central it's getting it's own Pop Con. We talk to Jeff Power, organizer of the sci-fi, fantasy, and comic convention happening in Gander in June.

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9 Wing Gander gets radar help from Quebec

Major Josh Riley, Commanding Officer of 12 Radar Squadron, explains to the CBC's Melissa Tobin why they've set up a remote site in the woods just outside Gander.

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Less cuts, more economic stimulation

Common Front NL, a coalition of labour, community and social justice groups in this province, says Alberta is doing it right and Newfoundland and Labrador is doing it wrong.

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Justice served says family of Jason Skinner

Mary Ellen Giles, an aunt of Jason Skinner, the man killed in Grand Falls-Windsor, says Monday's jury verdict brought justice.

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DFO biologist explains the decline in snow crab

Darrell Mullowney is an Aquatic Science Biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He explains why the stock is down.

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Cider company buds in Central

We talk to Chris Adams and Marc Poirier, owners of The Newfoundland Cider Company, about their new business in Milton.

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More Crown land good for farmers

We talk with Wooddale farmer Chris Oram about what it means to have more land available for purchase for farming.

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Aboriginal tourism growth area for province

Keith Henry of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada says Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich Aboriginal history that tourist around the world want to know more about.

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7 year old survives fiery snowmobile ride

Perry Struge says his son Ethan isn't hurt, but is shaken up after his snowmobile caught on fire on trip to the west coast last week.

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Punch Table release debut album

Punch Table, a St. John's based band with roots all over the island, just released their new record. We talk to lead singer Sarah Blackmore about the band and how her father, Kevin Blackmore, contributed to the album.

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Qalipu human rights violation?

A mother applying for membership in the Qalipu Mi'Kmaq Band says her disabled son has been treated differently by the membership committee and she believes it's a human rights violation.

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Don't delete culture

Artist Sharon King-Campbell says the omission of 'Culture' from the new department of Tourism, Industry, and Innovation is a step backwards for the arts.

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Gander Special Olympian prepares for World Winter Games in Austria

Floressa Harris is one of four people from NL representing Team Canada at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria next month.

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Zita Cobbs get Order of Canada

We talk to Shorefast Foundation founder Zita Cobb about becoming a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Hermitage-Sandyville gets medical clinic back

We talk to Hermitage mayor Steve Crewe about the re-opening of the medical clinic and Rosemary Goodyear, CEO of Central Health, about the change in the decision.

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MUN Economist talks provincial layoffs

Nearly 300 people are losing their management jobs in the provincial government this week. We get an economist Alison Coffin's take on whether these cuts will actually strengthen our economy.

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Botwood closer to biofuel plant

We talk to mayor Scott Sceviour about the latest on the biofuel plant coming to the area.

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Lighten the load

We're not out of the woods when it comes to snowfall. Our Julia Cook spoke to insurance adjuster Jim Smith for some advice on what to do with the drifts on your roof and decks.

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Lighten the load

We're not out of the woods yet when it comes to snowfall. Our Julia Cook spoke to insurance adjuster Jim Smith for advice about what to do with the drifts on your roof and decks.

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Fog Lake releases new album; prepares for European tour

Glovertown artist Fog Lake, aka Aaron Power, talks to the CBC's Melissa Tobin about his latest release and his up-coming tour in Europe.

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Artist working though Newfoundland Quarterly archives

Artist Matthew Hollett is digging through the archives of Newfoundland Quarterly this year. We talk about his new gig.

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Northern shrimp stocks down again

The Northern shrimp stocks continue to decline. We talk about the science and what it means for employment in our region.

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Milton-George's Brook resident against incorporation

Not everyone in Milton-George's Brook want their local service district to become an incorporated town. We talk to Manuel Ellis, who days he wants a public vote on the matter.

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'If A Place Could Be Made' hits stage in Gander

The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to artists Louise Moyes, Diana Daly, and Anne Troake, creators of 'If A Place Could Be Made' who are artists in residence at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre.

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ACC art gallery hosts arts exhibit for kids

THE CBC's Leigh Anne Power talk to Clayton Hann about his latest exhibit, which he created especially for little children.

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Dover mayor and family rewards for saving a life

Tony Keats, the mayor of Dover, and his family were recognized with a St. John Ambulance Life-Saving Award. He tells us how he and his family saved the life of a man in their own home.

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Brown family raises money for cuddle bed at Gander hospital

Megan Brown talks about The Power of Pink, the charity started in memory of her mother, Lisa Brown, who died of breast cancer at the age of 49.

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Appleton's Polar Bear Dip

Appleton hosted it's 25th annual winter carnival with a dip in the freezing waters of Gander Lake. Even the MP, Scott Simms, jumped in.

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Gander pool re-opens

The CBC's Chris Ensing heads to the Arts and Culture Centre pool in gander, after it's been closed since the summer.

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Remembering Stuart McLean

We look back at Stuart McLean's visit to Gander with the Vinyl cafe in 2011.

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Former CBC host Ed Pike recalls his family connection to the USS Truxtun and the USS Pollux

75 years ago the American ships Truxton and Pollux foundered near the town of St. Lawrence. We talk to former CBC host Ed Pike about how his family saved a sailor from the wreck.

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Rum Ragged head to Central

Mark Manning, one of the members of trad band Rum Ragged, speaks to the CBC's Leigh Anne Power about the band's success.

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Comedian DeAnne Smith comes to Central NL

DeAnne Smith has been on Last Comic Standing and Just for Laughs. She joins our show to talk about her shows in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor this weekend.

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Gander Flyers retire jersey of Ed Philpott

We talk to Ed Philpott, #16 for the Gander Flyers, about his time in the game.

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Home invasion in Eastport sends two to hospital

Eastport resident Peter Squires helped two men who say they were attacked in a home invasion. Squires recounts the events to CBC's Chris Ensing.

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Ocean Ranger pictures donated to The Rooms

We talk to Lloyd Major, a former medic on the Ocean Ranger, about the pictures he recently donated to The Rooms. And archivist Larry Dohey explains their significance.

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Lewisporte awaits arrivals of Syrian family

A family of Syrian refugees has been waiting over a year to move to Lewisporte. But the paperwork process is slowing them move down. We talk with Reverend Stephanie McClellan.

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Milton-George's Brook considers being a town

The local service district says they might be better off as a town.

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Soprano Rebecca Caine brings Hollywood to GFW

Opera singer Rebecca Caine has travelled the world with her music. We chat with her about her new show, A Soprano in Hollywood, that's in Grand Fall-Windsor Sunday night.

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Lion Bear Fox tour N.L

The CBC's Melissa Tobin speaks with Ryan McMahon of the folk-rock trio Lion Bear Fox about their first tour in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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End of the winter is nigh

We talk to Environment Canada climatologist Dave Phillips to ask when we will see the end of the cold weather.

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Rejected from Qalipu

Dave Sheppard and Mamie Lambert both were accepted into the Qalipu First Nations Band in 2011, but in 2017, they were rejected. We hear both their stories.

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Accepted or rejected

We continue our conversation on the Qalipu First Nation Band acceptance and rejection letters released last week.

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SAR aircraft maintainers protest for contract

The people who keep Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopters in good repair say they've been without a contract since 2015 and that needs to change. We hear from PSCA union local president, Martin Coady.

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Our February sky-update with Jim Gillard

Jim Gillard, of the Twillingate Astronomical Observatory, tell us what to expect in the stars in the month of February.

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Springdale high school student releases EP 'Cardiac'

We talk to Christian Howse, a senior at Indian River Academy, about his debut EP and plans for his musical future.

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GFW guidance counsellor dealing with world issues in the classroom

Exploits Valley Intermediate's guidance counsellor Janine Taylor-Cutting tells us the issues students are bringing to her about the world affairs.

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Music is good for the soul

The CBC's Melissa Tobin goes to St. Alban's to meet 18-year-old Ashley Farrell, who is blind, autistic and taught herself to play the accordion.

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Narcotics Anonymous starts meetings in Gander

We talk to the man who started NA meetings in Gander, who is recovering from a drug addictions himself.

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NLer creates snowmobile trail app

An app to map your ride. We talk to Bryan Taylor, about his new snowmobile trail app that's available for trails in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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MUN prof makes astronaut short-list

John Jamieson, the Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology at Memorial University, is one of 72 people still in the running to be Canada's next astronaut.

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MUN prof abandons American citizenship

American Steve Carr, who's lived in Newfoundland for many years, says he is taking the steps to become a Canadian citizen because of Donald Trump.

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Gander library host ESL cafe

The CBC's Melissa Tobin heads to a recent ESL cafe at the Gander Public Library, aimed at helping help new comers to Canada with their English.

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CWSHL heads straight to playoffs

We talk to Bryan Blackmore of the Central West Senior Hockey League about cancelling regular season games and the future of the league.

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Gander holds vigil for Quebec City

Shining a light on a dark event. We hear about a peace vigil held in Gander, organized in light of the mass shooting in Quebec City.

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Repartee's Meg Warren talks ECMAs

We catch up with GFW's Meg Warren, who's on tour in Winnipeg, to talk about Repartee's ECMA nominationss and more.

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New book helps men care for loved ones with cancer

Don Kerr shares his insight on cancer caregivers with his new book, "Riding Shotgun: A Book for Men and the Partners They Care For".

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Prepping for the RPM Challenge

February 1st marks the first day of the RPM Challenge. We talk to Elling Lien of Unpossible Newfoundland and Labrador to get tips on getting started.

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Gander Flyers not flying high

General Manager of the Gander Flyers, Garry White, says they team is working to keep the team in the game.

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It's back to class for Bay d'Espoir Academy's junior and senior high students

The CBC's Melissa Tobin visits the new Bay d'Espoir Academy in St. Alban's, as students and teachers try to get back to normal after the fires on January 17.

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Muslim in GFW worried about his community

Dr. Mohammed Boodhun, a doctor in Grand Falls-Windsor, talks about how the Muslim community in central NL is dealing with the shooting at the mosque in Quebec City.

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MUN student from Iran affected by U.S. travel ban

Elahe Nezhadhossein, a PhD student in Sociology at Memorial University, talks about how the current travel ban in the U.S is affected international students.

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Coywolf population on the rise

A wolf-coyote hybrid confirmed near Grand Falls-Windsor has us asking an expert whether the animals pose a threat to humans.

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Agriculture in the Classroom growing in schools across the province

The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to Christa Wright and Maureen Foley of Agriculture in the Classroom, which teaches kids the facts about farming.

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Sneaker fundraiser for Bay d'Espoir Academy huge success

What started as a fundraiser to replace sneakers lost in the fire at Bay d'Espoir Academy, turned out to be much more. We hear from one of the students who performed, Laci Organ.

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Glovertown debates the issues of roaming dogs

The town of Glovertown met on Wednesday to talk about the pit bull debate. Today, we hear from the mayor, Doug Churchill.

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Understanding what N.L.'s high inflation really means

We talk with economist Alison Coffin about inflation and what it means to you.

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Meeting takes places about Baie Verte ambulance service

There was a meeting in Baie Verte on Wednesday to talk about their issues with ambulances. We speak with the president of the Chamber of Commerce, who was there.

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Bonavista woman goes viral for sliding on ice

A video of a Bonavista woman sliding down an icy driveway has gone viral on social media. We ask the woman in the video, Sandra Durdle, how it all happened.

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NDP leader questions government on books

On Family Literacy Day, we check in with Earle McCurdy, leader of the NDP, who's keeping tabs on the provincial government's policies affecting access to books.

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U of Ottawa researching adoption in N.L.

If you've given an child up for adoption in the last ten years, the University of Ottawa wants to hear from you. We talk with research Dr. Angel Foster.

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Mayor Elliott remembers Fred Moffitt

Mayor Claude Elliott remembers his good friend, Honourary Colonel Frederick James Moffitt.

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INDIA release debut album

We talk to Gander's Peter Lannon, lead singer of the band INDIA, about the band's debut self-titled album.

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Conne River student donates iPad to help after Milltown fires

Nicholas Jeddore wanted to help out after the fires in Milltown destroyed the school, so he gave up his iPad.

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Pit bill owner in Glovertown defends her dog's breed

Jane Hynes says it's not the dog, it's the owners, that should be blamed for aggressive behaviour. We also hear from a woman in Montreal that is fighting that city's pit bull ban.

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The Yodeler's Effect

The CBC's Julia Cook tells the story of forgotten country musician Bill Snow, and his infamous talent of yodelling.

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New Farm and Market sprouting in Clarenville

We talk to Kathryn Small about the $300,000 government gave her group to help set up a new farmer's market in Clarenville.

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Moving on from Bay d'Espoir Academy

Preparations are underway for moving 250 students from Milltown to St. Alban's. We get an update from the school board and from the mayor of St. Alban's.

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Pickleball coming to GFW

It has nothing to do with brined cucumbers. Pickleball is the latest rec sport coming to Grand Falls-Windsor. Town councillor Mike Browne explains what the hype is all about.

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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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