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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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Blondie

Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David speaks to her family, friends and coworkers to try to find out clues to explain her sudden disappearance.

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How drug use fuelled Nazi Germany

German writer Norman Ohler argues methamphetamines and opioids played a significant role in fuelling the Nazi war machine.

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Inspiring wanderlust

6 podcasts on trotting the globe: Outside/In, Vox Tablet, The Expats, The Moth, Still Buffering, The Memory Palace.

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Cities need to plan for sex in public parks

Jen Roberton argues all those users have a right to be in the park, and that cities should plan for public sex in their parks.

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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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Garrick doc premieres at SJIWFF

Grade 12 students at Discovery Collegiate have a film debuting at the St. John's International Women's Film Festival this weekend. We talk with the film's producer, Jenn Brown, about the making of 'The Garrick Theatre - Then and Now'.

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11-hour journey to the library

Seven women from Fogo Island made the trek to Twillingate on Thursday to express their thoughts on the closure of the community library. The CBC's Chris Ensing spoke with them.

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The Haunted Riff's of Gander

Forget the creepy clowns. The town of Gander has something scarier in store this week - a haunted house! The CBC's Melissa Tobin dared to pay a visit.

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Salmon Federation studies aquaculture standards

The Atlantic Salmon Federation took a look at how the aquaculture industry around the world takes care of the wild fish population. Our Julia Cook spoke to the Federation's provincial Director Don Ivany.

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Justice minister tours Central NL facilities

The Provincial Justice Minister is visiting courthouses and correctional facilities across our province to hear first hand from some of the people who work there. Our Julia Cook asked him about it.

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Age rule 'applies to everybody': YMCA says no to Gander swimmers

The swimming pool in Gander is shut down while users wait for an engineers' assessment of the failing roof to be completed. In the mean time, there was more bad news for swimmers hoping to attend the upcoming Canada Games.

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Coordinated Efforts to Help the People of Morrisville After the Flooding,

In among those sad tales of loss after last weekend's flooding, we've also learned about inspiring acts of unselfishness. Bob Benoit is with the Conne River Fire Rescue.

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Restoring Normality After a Devasting Flood

We speak with a restoration company in Grand Falls-Windsor about what they've seen.

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We Meet a Man Who Lost a Year's Livelihood in Hurricane Matthew's Flooding

Fabian Power is a cranberry farmer in Grand Falls-Windsor, and his livelihood took a big hit in the storm. He spoke with Leigh Anne Power.

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Running For a Young Boy With Batten Disease

We hear about the autoimmune disease and the event being held in Dover.

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The Latest on the Water Situation in Gander and Glenwood

We speak with Derm Chafe, Chief Administrative Officer with the Town of Gander as well as Jason Kinden, Mayor of the Town of Glenwood

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Your Insurance Company and the Recent Flood

What you can file and not file with your insurance company for this recent flood. We speak with the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

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The Language of Love in Codfish

We find out how scientists discovered some fish sing a different song from others

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Chief Misel Joe Talks About The Storm Damage in Conne River

Like many communities in Central Newfoundland, Conne River had lots of problems with the excessive rain we got on Sunday night. Chief Misel Joe joins us to tell us about the situation there.

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Updating The Storm Damage

We chat with reporter Chris Ensing who was out in the region yesterday during the flooding.

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Large Contingent of Team Canada At World Traditional Karate Championships From Grand Falls-Windsor

A group from Grand Falls-Windsor is in Krakow, Poland, this week. They're members of Team Canada at the World Traditional Karate Championship. We speak with former world champ, Michelle Critch who is the team's coach

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ATV trail swallowed up by Gander school project

The Town of Gander has to move a local ATV trail near the new school building. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to Councillor Gerry Parrott to find out why.

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Project continues to grow

Enactus Memorial just won the Enactus World Cup in Toronto this weekend. Our Melissa Tobin spoke to their president Emily Bland, who is from Grand Falls - Windsor.

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Minister Al Hawkins Talks About the Gander Arts and Culture Centre Pool Roof

For the last few weeks, there have been rumours swirling in Gander, saying there's something wrong at the Arts and Culture Centre pool. To explain what's wrong, Transportation and Works minister, Al Hawkins joined us.

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Grieving Mother Furious With Province After Year Long Battle to Repair Road Her Daughter Was Killed On

Last September Michelle Chippett's 18 year old daughter Amber hit the pot hole on the Buchans highway.Amber's car flipped four or five times. She died later that day. Her mother spent a year asking the province to fix that section of the Buchans highway

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Gander's Fourth Refugee Family Arrives

The Gander Refugee Outreach group has spent the summer welcoming new families to Gander. Early this morning the group welcome family number four to Gander from Syria.

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Community Centre in Baie Verte On Its Last Legs

The community centre in Baie Verte is on its last legs and the local service group is scrambling for a solution.

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Rusty Roof On Gander's Pool Bad News For Local Swim Team

On Tuesday, the provincial government announced the roof of the pool in Gander's Arts and Culture Centre has problems. Some of the steel supporting the roof is rusty, so the pool is closed while engineers assess it.

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High School Students Begging To Be Able To Go To Class

Some students in Buchans are having a problem with slow speeds again. Their internet speeds have slowed to a crawl. In many smaller rural schools, courses are taught by the Centre For Distance Learning and Innovation, or CDLI.

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Minor Hockey Team in St. John's Raising Money For Junior Player in Hospital in New Brunswick

18 year old Scottie Greene was involved in a serious car accident in New Brunswick. The St. John's Midget Triple A Leafs have teamed up With the RNC to hold a fundraiser this weekend.

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Singing Workshop, "Central Sings", Coming To Gander

Central Sings, the singing workshop happening in Gander this weekend. We speak with organizer, Leslie Hewlett and yoga for singers instructor Raelene White.

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Food Bank in Grand Falls-Windsor is Low on Stock

They went to the cupboard, but the cupboard was bare. The food bank in Grand Falls-Windsor is low on stock. We talk to the head of the committee.

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Benefits of Central NL Forest Resource Will Be Tougher If Local Birch Reserve is Allowed To Be Cut

Tapping into the benefits of Central Newfoundland's forest resource will be tougher if a local birch reserve is allowed to be cut says one company. We hear from the director of operations for Semintha Nutraceuticals.

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Gordon Pinsent Receives Stratford Festival's Legacy Award

One of this province's favourite sons got a big award earlier this week. We'll hear from Gordon Pinsent.

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Why Cabin Owners Near Gander Want Their Woods To Stay That Way

Home Pond is a large pond, just to the north of Benton and about 35 kilometres east of Gander. It sits in an untouched stand of white birch, a little piece of heaven for the cabin owners in the area. Now they say their tranquility is facing destruction

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Glovertown Artist Speaks Up About His Own Mental Illness - Part 2

Part Two of our conversation with artist Aaron Powell about mental illness and what he thinks needs to change to make sure no one else falls through the cracks.

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Checking With a Fogo Business to See How the Ban on Plastic Bags is Going

We check in with a businesss on Fogo Island to see how the plastic bag ban is going more than a year later

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Breakwater Books and St. John's Status of Women's Council Bring Back a Newfoundland Favourite

A Woman's Almanac : Voices from Newfoundland and Labrador was a common site on the tables of home in the 1980s and 90s.

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People In Our Province Are At Risk of Bankruptcy and Might Not Even Know It

We have help and advice from an expert

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Glovertown Artist Speaks Up About His Own Mental Illness

A Glovertown artist says he was compelled to speak up about his own mental illness after hearing the story of Hailey Baker. We hear what he had to say.

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Junior hockey player a role model, says town councillor

Bishop's Falls native Scottie Greene was sent to the hospital with life threatening injuries after a car crash in New Brunswick. Our Chris Ensing spoke with town councillor Rob Canning.

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Teachers' Association head responds to minister

Kindergarten teachers in the province have been told to "scrounge" teaching aids to help teach counting and other concepts. The provincial education minister said that is not unusual. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to NLTA head James Dinn.

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Newfoundlanders suit up for Team Ireland

There are Newfoundlanders playing in the world ball hockey championships this week - but not for Team Canada. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to Jeremy Bishop.

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Trades Council calls for local hiring

The province's trade council says there's a need to give Newfoundlanders the first shot at skilled trades jobs in the province. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to executive director Darin King.

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A Cry For Help

It's a pain no one should have to suffer - the loss of a loved one to suicide. We heard how one young woman's friends and family are hoping her tragic story will inspire a dramatic change.

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Mother encouraged by community response to rainbow crosswalk

Betty Downey painted a prominent crosswalk in the community in the rainbow colours of the Gay Pride flag. Our Leigh Anne called her to find out how local people have received her message.

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Tradespeople upset over lack of local hiring

On Friday, skilled tradespeople gathered in Grand Falls-Windsor to demonstrate against the way Nalcor is hiring for a significant project in the community.Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to millwright Don Pardy.

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Becoming a Firefighter With Gander Fire Rescue

We apply and check out the process to become a firefighter with Gander Fire Rescue

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Overcrowding At Clarenville's Elementary School

We hear from a worried parent and the minister of education regarding overcrowding at Clarenville's elementary school.

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Remembering the Sabena Crash Seventy Years Later

Seventy years later, a heroic, innovative rescue following a tragic plane crash is remembered.

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Integrating Into a New School When You're New to the Country.

We hear from the Association of New Canadians about how immigrants and refugees are supported in the school system

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Chatting With a True Pioneer of Helicopter Search and Rescue

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the Sabena crash, the first major airline crash in the world, we dig into our archives for a chat with a true pioneer of helicopter search and rescue, Stewart Graham.

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Archival Report - Sabena Airlines Crash Near Gander From 70 Years Ago

The first large airline crash, of a Sabena Airlines DC-4, happened in the deep woods between Gander and Appleton 70 years ago. The report of that crash was one of the first by CBC Radio in Gander.

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Heritage Foundation of NL Wants Stories of Businesses and Shops in Windsor

This year marks 25 years since the amalgamation of Grand Falls - Windsor. To celebrate, the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is collecting stories of what business was like in Windsor.

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Painting the Pavement to Keep School Children Safer

We find out about a coming mural project at Gander Academy from Melanie Mozingo, a founder of the Paint the Pavement program.

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Environmental Adviser to the Cremation Association of North America On Why Crematories Are Safe

We wanted to learn more about the potential risks of a crematory,so we contacted Mark Matthews. He's the environmental adviser with the Cremation Association of North America

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Bishop's Falls Council Feeling the Heat Over Plans For a New Crematorium

Hoskins funeral home in Bishop's Falls wants to build a new crematorium onto their existing buidling. This spring the owners applied to the town for a building permit, which they got. But in August, a group of citizen's appealed the town's decision.

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Long Time Fisheries Advocate Says Fish Harvesters Are Right to Form a New Union

Long-time fisheries advocate, Gus Etchegary, says fish harvesters are right to form a new union. We talk to him about this.

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Paleontologist in Port Union This Week to Use Lasers on the Old Fossils

We talk to a paleontologist from the University of Cambridge who's in Port Union this week to use lasers on the old fossils in Newfoundland.

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Speaking With Hand Line Cod Director Justin Simms

A new film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival is about hand fishing cod in Fogo. We speak to the director

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MusicNL Week Heading to Bonavista.

Taking MusicNL week on the road. We'll hear about which performers have been nominated this year and why it's taking place in Bonavista.

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Learning the ABCs of Play

We check in on an all-day kindergarten classroom in Eastport.

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A Pair of Fish Harvesters Tell Why They Believe They Need a New Union

Jason Sullivan is a fisherman from Bay Bulls. Joyce Gillett's family runs a large fishing enterprise in Twillingate. They tell us why they believe they need a new union.

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Kids, Fresh Fruit and Allergies

Kids, fresh fruit and allergies. An allergist tells us what we should and shouldn't worry about

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More Changes Coming for Garbage Collection in Gander

Communities in Central Newfoundland have seen many changes to garbage collection in the last couple of years. Now there are more changes coming. Gerry Parrott is a Gander town councillor and joined us to talk about it.

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Sprucing up the Trails Along the Eastport Peninsula

We head out on a walk with Wayne Hallett to find out how the Eastport Peninsula trails might get an upgrade.

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Saying Thanks to Communities in Newfoundland Fifteen Years After 9/11.

We hear from people from New York City, who came here to thank Newfoundlanders who helped out during the tragedy of 9/11

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9/11 - Now a History Lesson for Students Born After the Events

Fifteen years ago Gander was on wheels with "plane people" following the attacks on the World Trade Centre. Most high school students were babies at the time. Some weren't even born. On Friday they got a chance to hear from New Yorkers about what this.

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Grand Falls-Windsor Going After the Provincial Government For Back Taxes

The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor is going after the provincial government for taxes from the old Abitibi mill. The province expropriated those properties in 2008. Barry Manuel is the mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor

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Drumming to a different beat

Eastern Owl are a seven piece, all-female First Nations drumming group based in St. John' - and they are finishing up their debut album. Natasha Blackwood and Danielle Benoit of Eastern Owl spoke to our Melissa Tobin.

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Original 9/11 scholarship winners reflect on significance

Travellers stranded in Lewisporte on 9/11 created a scholarship 15 years ago as a lasting thank-you. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to two of the first winners, Monique Eveley and Jennifer Curlew.

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Gander airport to receive piece of World Trade Center beam

The kindness of the people of Gander and surrounding area during 9/11 will be recogized this weekend. Our David Newell spoke to Catherine Christman, of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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