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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 strange coronation of Donald Trump

Michael Enright reflects on the Republican National Convention.

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Ross Rebagliati

The Canadian Olympic Snowboarder opens up about the pressures of being the world’s top snowboarder.

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Grieving

This week's podcast explores the complex nature of the grieving process.

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Yazidi ISIS slave shares her harrowing story

A young Yazidi woman's life in Iraq took a horrific turn when her town was taken over by ISIS.

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Case dismissed without cause

A woman from Lewisporte says the provincial court botched her assault case. Charmaine Collins explains what happened.

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Higher waste costs concern Central councils

The rising cost of waste disposal is worrying some of the town councils in the Central region. Leigh Anne looked into what's behind the increase, and how the Western region could help.

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Ryan Cleary interested in heading new union for fisherman

Former MP Ryan Cleary says fishermen are asking him to help them break away from the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union. We ask him why.

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'Come From Away' writers delighted to hit Broadway

We talk to stage writers David Hein and Irene Sankoff of the musical 'Come From Away' about their Broadway debut coming up in February.

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Rec director says X-ray machine needed back in Bonavista

Bonavista's recreation manager Lloyd Stagg says the healthcare cuts could mean more distress for athletes in the area.

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Fisheries Union says it can't explain why no shrimp prices set

FFAW president Keith Sullivan talks about the on-going negotiations for shrimp prices in the province.

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No Good News

We talk to Memorial University economist Jim Feehan about the province's latest request to Ottawa for more money to help with the overrun costs of the Muskrat Falls hydro electric project.

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NLer Fights in UFC

When the UFC hits Vancouver next month, there will be a Newfoundlander in the octagon for the first time. CBC's Ryan Cooke speak with GFW native Ryan Janes on making the big leagues.

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Shrimp Fisherman Frustrated With No Minimum Price

Shrimp fisherman Brad Watkins says the LIFO issue is solved, but the fishery is still up in the air with no minimum price. He speaks with the CBC's Leigh Anne Power.

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Building a Bigger Music Scene in NL

Erin Best is a singer, a lawyer and now, a music industry builder. The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to her about her new music think tank, The Kitchen Party.

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Central Pink Ladies Paddle for Success

Central's Pink Ladies Breast Cancer support group has its very own dragon boat for the Paddle in Paradise this August. The CBC's Melissa Tobin dropped by practice in Appleton to see get an update.

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MP for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame Frustrated with Refugee Wait

MP Scott Simms says he is trying to cut through red tape to help a Syrian family get to Lewisporte. He speaks with the CBC's Leigh Anne Power.

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Musical Based on Gander 9/11 Experience Headed to Broadway

"Come From Away" is the story of how the people of Gander welcomed people grounded there on 9/11. Newfoundland's own Petrina Bromley will be part of the cast. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to her.

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Search and Rescue Group Targets New Vehicle

The Exploits Ground Search and Rescue group needs a new mobile command centre, and are working hard to raise the funds needed. Our Melissa Tobin spoke to public relations rep Trevor Miller.

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Museum Plagued by Pokemon Players

The Pokemon Go craze is causing some problems for the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. Our Leigh Anne Power visited the parking lot where some gamers have been climbing on antique airplanes and spoke to the director, Sandra Seaward .

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Whale Kisses Tour Goodbye

A tour operator and a humpback whale formed a close relationship this summer. Our Melissa Tobin spoke to Bob Bartlett to get the story.

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Lewisporte Marina Sailing Through

The slow start of summer weather means a dip in traffic at the Lewisporte marina. Our Ryan Cooke spoke to the Yacht Club manager, Todd Manuel.

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Work Camp Planned for Grand Falls-Windsor

There is a work camp coming to Grand Falls-Windsor to house workers involved int eh construction of the Muskrat Falls transmission lines. Our Julia Cook spoke to Mayor Barry Manuel about the development.

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Students Benefit from Summer Program on Fogo Island

The SHAD program brings some of the best and brightest students from across the country. For the past decade, they've been visiting Fogo Island. Our Julia Cooke spoke to SHAD supporters Fogo Mayor Andrew Shea and his daughter, SHAD alumni, Kayla Shea.

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Expert Offers Opinions on Pigeons

Pesky pigeons were an unwelcome inconvenience for Salmon Festival organizers last week. We spoke to Curator Emeritus of Natural History at the Rooms for some tips on how to get rid of them.

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Pigeons Set Up Their Home at the Salmon Festival

A few years ago the Salmon Festival had The Eagles on stage in Grand Falls-Windsor. This year, the pigeons have set up their home there.

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Thieves Steal From Botwood Food Bank

The Botwood Interfaith Goodwill Centre runs a food and clothing bank to help people in need. In March of 2015, thieves broke in to the building and stole some of the food. In the process, they damaged two doors that had to be replaced.

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Federal Fisheries Minister Delivers a Blessing and a Curse to Inshore Shrimp Fishermen

Inshore fishermen have been waiting for the news on shrimp from Ottawa for weeks now. The decision finally came down. The minister is cutting the quota on the northeast coast by 42 percent. The lion's share of the remaining quota will go to the inshore.

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Botwood Protests Cuts to the Hours of Operation at the Emergency Room

People in the Botwood area protested cuts to the hours of operation at the emergency room there on Thursday

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Lots of Changes For This Year's Salmon Festival - We Talk to an Organizer

This year, the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival is going back to its roots. The concert is featuring classic Canadian acts and there will something for the family to do for the next few days. Tom Pinsent is a town councilor in Grand Falls-Windsor.

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Local Pharmacist Explains How Incentives and Rebates Work

Ken Dicks is a pharmacist and owns Central Pharmacy in Grand Falls-Windsor. He wanted to explain how incentives and rebates paid to pharmacies work

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Under 16 Team Canada Street and Ball Hockey Team Are Taking Home the Gold, With Some Local Players

The under 16 Street and Ball Hockey Team for Canada won the world championships in Sheffield, UK.There are a number of local NL players on the team

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Prospectors Are Worried the Province is Protecting Too Much Land and Not Leaving Enough for Them

The provincial prospectors association formed four years ago. It's taken on issues like growing the industry, communications with the public and taxation. Now it's lobbying government to make more land available to prospectors.

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Head of MADD Canada Reacts to the Number of Drinking and Driving Accidents in This Province

It seems that every other day in this province, you hear about incidents or accidents caused by drinking and driving. For reaction, we spoke to Patricia Hynes-Coates. She's the new president of MADD.

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Longtime Fisherman and Outfitter on the Exploits Talks About The Salmon Season So Far

Rain rain, go away. That's the tune salmon fishers on the Exploits have been singing for the past two weeks. We talk with a river guide about the river conditions this summer.

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Revival of Boxing in the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor

There's a new sporting club for people in Grand Falls-Windsor to enjoy. For the first time in decades, aspiring boxers have a place to go and train.

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How the Legacy of Carl Falkenberg Was Brought Home to Botwood

One of Canada's most prolific fighter pilots, and his forgotten ties to a central Newfoundland town. We hear how the legacy of Carl Falkenberg was brought home to Botwood

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The Tourist Industry in King's Point is Still Booming

King's Point is holding its own when it come to attracting travellers. Cordella Burt own a hotel and restaurant there. She spoke to our David Newell.

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Veterinarian in Grand Falls-Windsor Hoping to Help Control the Dog Population in Hopedale

Caring for the dog population in remote areas of Labrador can be a challenge. A veterinarian in Grand Falls-Windsor is hoping to change that. Dr. Maxina Hunt von Herbing is traveling to Hopedale this fall to spay and neuter animals.

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Norris Arm's Fox Moth Museum Set to Launch a Book of its history

The Fox Moth Museum is now ready to officially launch its comprehensive history book on Wednesday, July 13. We caught up with museum curator Andrea Dwyer to learn more about the countless hours and hundreds of stories gathered for the new book.

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The History of Plastic Surgery With a Newfoundland Connection.

Royal Newfoundland Regiment soldier Private George Joseph Stone from Bell Island was one of the first plastic surgery patients. Dr. Jim Connor with Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine did research about this man and his story.

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New Exhibit By the Canadian War Museum and the Rooms pens in Grand Falls-Windsor

People in Grand Falls still have all kinds of war memorabilia in family collections. Now a joint exhibit between the Canadian War Museum and the Rooms is sharing the story and the artifacts with people in Central Newfoundland.

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Town of Botwood Begins Work to Build New Town Hall and Fire Hall

The town of Botwood is moving out of its town hall. After 56 years in the same building, the town has begun work to build a new town hall and fire hall

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Town of Clarenville Has Its Eyes on People Who are Illegal Dumping Trash

People who are illegally dumping in Clarenville will have some extra eyes on them now. The town is installing surveillance cameras at different sites where they're finding people leaving their trash.

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Voting For Toronto Blue Jay With Local Roots to Play in this Year's All Star Game

You can help a Toronto Blue Jay with roots in this province play in this year's All Star Game. We'll find out how, and we`ll also speak with Michael Saunders proud grandfather in Gander

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Newfoundland Comedian Matt Wright Recruited to This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Yet another Newfoundland comedian recruited to This Hour Has 22 Minutes. We speak to Gander's own, Matt Wright

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Local Players at International Street and Ball Hockey Federation World Junior Championships

Some young men from Central are in Britain for the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation World Junior Championships

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A Fisherman Comments on LIFO Decision

The federal fisheries minister has made his decision on LIFO. We hear from a fisherman regarding the decision.

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The MV Veteran is Back - But Will it Last?

We all know about the trouble the MV Veteran has faced. After spending three months out of service, the ferry is back on the Fogo/Change Island run. Chris Ensing went along for a ride to hear what regular commuters thought of the newly fixed ferry

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An Expert Comments on Government Implementing a Tax on Sugary Drinks

We ask an expert whether it's too complicated for governments to implement a tax on sugary drinks

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Sunnyside Resident Plays Host at a Maine Picnic Every Summer

No one knows how to throw a party like a Newfoundlander. We talk to a transplanted Sunnyside resident who plays host at a Maine picnic every summer.

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MV Veteran Back on the Fogo - Change Islands Run. We Chat With the Minister of Transportation

The MV Veteran is finally back in service on the Fogo-Change Islands run. The vessel has been broken down more often than not since it's delivery to the province late last year. Al Hawkins is the provincial minister of transportation and works

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Gambo Students Return From the Trip of a Lifetime to Beaumont Hamel

Students Lukas Oram-Feltham, Kaitlyn Beattie, Ashley Granter and Maddison Barrow along with their teacher Joanne Broders stood at the ceremonies in Beaumont Hamel with all the dignitaries and have just returned home from what was the trip of a lifetime.

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Town of Salvage Pulls Together to Revive its Fishermen's Museum

The Fishermen's Museum in Salvage has had a bumpy existence. Six years ago, for lack of money and volunteers, the museum closed down. Now a local group is pulling together to bring it back to life.

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Motorist Gets Up Close With a Bear Cub

A motorist in Nipper's Harbour got up close with a bear cub a few days ago. We speak with him

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Rhubarb's Taste is in Season Now. We Get Some Recipe Ideas

Whether you eat it raw or make pies with it, rhubarb's tart taste is in season now. We get some recipe ideas.

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Canada Post Heading Towards a Work Stoppage. How the Public Feels About This

With Canada Post heading towards a work stoppage as early as Friday, how will the public feel the sting? We hit the streets and find out.

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Cobb's Pond in Gander Gets Flipped Into a Traveling War Exhibit

A war exhibit from Ontario recently visited Gander and is traveling across Atlantic Canada this summer. Reporter Chris Ensing checked it out.

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Adam Baxter Releases His First Full Band Studio Album

A Lewisporte music teacher is putting out his first full band studio album. We chat with Adam Baxter about his album "Clean Hands".

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Fogo's Zita Cobb Named to the Order of Canada

Fogo's Zita Cobb was one of three Newfoundlanders named to the Order of Canada last week. We caught up with the Fogo Island Inn philanthropist to get her reaction.

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Vandals Tamper With Manhole Covers in Gander

Vandals in Gander decided it was a good idea to take the covers off and leave the holes exposed. Corporal Wanda Jenkins is with the Gander Municipal Police.

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Tourism Operator Worries Her Guests Aren't Being Told How to Use Ferries

A bed and breakfast operator on Little Bay Islands is worried that even if the ferry is running, users are not sure how to catch it. Sharlene Hinz says the lack of signage at the docks where her ferry lands has her guests wondering where to go

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Gander is Getting it's Own Craft Brewery

The craft brewing craze in Newfoundland is hot these days. Now you can add Gander to the list of town's getting its own craft brewery

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Meals on Wheels Coming to Grand Falls-Windsor

Elderly people in Grand Falls-Windsor will soon have a new service in the community.A local group is setting up a Meals on Wheels program to help make sure seniors stay healthy.

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Calling Random Icelanders About Soccer

The tiny country of Iceland is taking the soccer world by storm this week, but just how small is Iceland? We called random Icelanders to find out

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New Online Exhibit Looks Beyond July 1 and Takes You Back to the Battle of the Somme

The Somme was much more than a single morning. It was months of bloody, pointless war. Now the Canadian Encyclopedia and Historica Canada have launched a new online exhibit to revisit that battle.

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Central Newfoundland Towns Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of Beaumont Hamel

Central Newfoundland towns go the extra step to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Beaumont Hamel on July 1. We hear from some of them

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Newfoundland Musician Has New Song to Thank People Who Volunteered to Help During Fort McMurray Wildfires

A Newfoundland musician has a new song to thank people who volunteered to help in the Fort McMurray wildfires. We speak to Sean McCann and debut it.

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New Syrian Family Lands in Central

A new Syrian family lands in Central. Another family set for Lewisporte sends out a desperate plea.

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Saying Goodbye to a Groundbreaking Businessperson and Politician

Gander and Central Newfoundland is saying goodbye to a groundbreaking businessperson and politician. We pay tribute to Hazel Newhook.

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Evidence of War in a Newfoundland Town. - A Tale From Placentia By Leigh Anne Power

In the town of Placentia, you can still find the Great War. You just have to know where to look. Leigh Anne Power takes us there

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Reaction to the Supreme Court in Grand Falls-Windsor Avoiding Closure

Last month Grand Falls-Windsor lawyer Mark Griffin spoke with us about the announced closure of the Supreme Court in his community. On Friday, the government announced the court will stay open.

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Near Miss For Gander Motorcyclist

A leisurely ride on Saturday turned into a near-miss for one Gander motorcyclist. We hear Adam Cahill's story

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Grand Falls-Windsor Organizing a Unique Remembrance of Beaumont Hamel.

We talk to a man in Grand Falls-Windsor who is organizing a unique remembrance of Beaumont Hamel.

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Reaction to Latest Comments From a Long Time Critic of the Muskrat Falls Project

Nalcor's CEO acknowledged Muskrat Falls is a "boondoggle" on Friday. We get reaction from a long-time critic of the project

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An Economist Talks About What Brexit and the Latest News on Muskrat Falls Means for the Province

We talk to an economist about what Brexit and the latest news on Muskrat Falls could mean for the province's financial position.

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Gambo Teacher Reflects on the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of Beaumont Hamel

Over the past week we've aired segments by local celebrities who summed up their feelings on The Battle of Beaumont Hamel as we approach the 100th anniversary of the battle. Smallwood Academy teacher Joanne Broders decided to write her own contribution

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Soccer Coach Trying to Revive the Game in Botwood

There's something kicking in Central this summer. We talk to the soccer coach trying to revive the game in Botwood

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Credit Card Holders Beware

Credit card holders beware. There's a new kind of fraudster out there, and they're hitting people in Gander

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Six New Businesses Have Grand Opening in Bonavista

There's new life in Bonavista as six new businesses have a grand opening tomorrow.

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ATV tour Guide From New Brunswick Says Loss of the Terra Nova Bridge is Hurting His Business

An ATV tour guide from New Brunswick says the loss of the Terra Nova Bridge is hurting his business. We talk to Roger Cormier of Out-A-Time Tours

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German Reporter Visits Gander, 15 Years After the Events of 9/11

Fifteen years later the world still has a keen interest in the events in Gander over those five days. Florian Siebeck is a freelance reporter from Frankfurt, Germany with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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A Potential Business Venture to Bring Major Industry Back to Botwood

There are whispers of a new venture coming to Botwood, a community hit hard by the closure of its shipping port in 2009. The Town has entered negotiations to bring industry back to the area and life back to its waterfront.

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Newfoundland Ex-Pat Shares His Thoughts on Today's UK Vote

As people in the UK vote today on whether to remain in or leave the European Union, a Newfoundland ex-pat shares his thoughts.

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103 Search and Rescue Squadron in Gander Celebrates a Huge Milestone

The 103 Search and Rescue Squadron in Gander is celebrating a huge milestone and passing the torch of command.

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Scientist Talks About the Concern That The Spruce Budworm is Making a Comeback

There's concern that the spruce budworm is making a comeback. We talk to a scientist trying to stop it in its tracks

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Protests in Bonavista

Protests are now a daily occurance in Bonavista. We talk to one of the organizers, Eliza Swyers

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Drama Class of Jane Collins Academy Honours National Aborginal Day

June 21 is National Aborginal Day. We find out how the drama class of Jane Collins Academy is honouring the day.

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Wheelchair Athletes Compete in Grand Falls-Windsor Road Race

A popular road race in Grand Falls-Windsor celebrated a first this past weekend. We talk to one of the two wheelchair racers

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Manitoba Researcher Looks Into the Spawning Habits of Capelin

Gail Davoren is an associate professor of biology at the University of Manitoba. She's been studying capelin for over fifteen years.

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Yale Researcher Talks About His Work With Potentially Violent People

Dr. James Kimmel is a lawyer and teaches psychiatry at Yale University. He tells us about his work with potentially violent people and how he convinces them not to take action

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The Trail of the Caribou Screens in Grand Falls-Windsor

The Trail of the Caribou is stopping in Grand Falls-Windsor. We'll hear from the filmmaker and the theater owner who is giving proceeds from the screening to a very worthy cause

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Not Everyone is Throwing Support Behind a Proposed Reserve Near Lewisporte

Earlier this week we had the Notre Dame Rod and Gun Club on to talk about an ecological reserve they've proposed near Lewisporte. Last night a public meeting was held in town to discuss the plan. Not everyone was in favour.

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Kindergarten Students in Eastport Visit Chickens They Watched Hatch

Kindergarten students in Eastport learned the egg definitely comes before the chicken. We joined them on their field trip to visit the chicks they watched hatch.

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Tough Conversations

Nicole Keiley is with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre. Our Julia Cook spoke to her about the best way to have conversations with kids about sexual assault.

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Food Bank Donation Drop Province-Wide

Eg Walters of the provincial Food Sharing Association says supplies at food banks across the province are down. Our Leigh Anne Power brought us this interview.

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Norris Arm Student Experiences Parliament Hill

Zoey John was able to travel to Ottawa recently thanks to a project sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs. Our Melissa Tobin asked her about the experience.

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Ecological Reserve Proposed for Indian Arm Brook

It has been fifteen years in the works, but an ecological reserve is closer to reality for the Indian Arm Brook Area. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to Perry Cooper, head of the Notre Dame Rod and Gun Club.

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Food Bank Dealing With Empty Shelves

The Salvation Army Food Bank in Gander has run out of supplies. Our Julia Cook spoke to Wanda Loder of the Salvation Army about the empty shelves.

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CHLPA Calling For Resignation of Hockey NL President

Glenn Gumbley, founder of the Canadian Hockey League Players' Association, is calling for Jack Lee's removal as president of Hockey NL. Our David Newell spoke to him.

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Sell Your Home With Divine Intervention

Statues of St. Joseph are a hot commodity with home sellers these days. Our Leigh Anne Power found out how a Catholic Saint is helping sell houese.

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Commentary from Comedian Liam Small

Comedian Liam Small thinks the current provincial government is a party gone wrong. Here is his commentary - with tongue firmly planted in his cheek.

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Nuns donate 'priceless' building for end-of-life care

The Presentation Sisters in Grand Falls-Windsor donated their building to a group establishing a hospice in the community. Our Chris Ensing spoke to Sister Sharon Fagan and Dr. Jeff Cole about the donation and what it means for the project.

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Tips for Keeping Clean While Eating in the Classroom

Cuts in the recent provincial budget mean kids will not longer ride a bus home for lunch. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to Jess Haines of the Food Institute at the University of Guelph for some tips on how to stay safe eating in the classroom.

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Gander Councillor Target of Voyeur Photographer

A Gander councillor is going to be on the guard now...when in local stores. Sarah McBreairty was out with her kids on Saturday when a man attempted to take photos of her. She spoke to our Julia Cook.

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Heading to the Lab for the Summer - Chatting with a Young Woman From Buchans Who's Working at MUN

A Chemical Catalysis Research Assistant may not just slide off the tongue, but it's certainly a sweet sound to Hannah Stacey's ears. She's going to spend the summer doing exactly that, with the WISE SEPP program at Memorial University

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Documenting Turning Points - A Chat With Winners of an Essay Contest Held in Central NL

We can all pinpoint turning points in our lives. When you are a young person, though, those points might be harder to figure out and even harder to write about. We chat with two winners of such an essay contest recently

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Smallwood Academy Students - A School Year Later

We head back to Smallwood Academy in Gambo to touch base with two kids were spoke with last fall to find out what their school year was like.

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Learning to Fight Fires and Save Lives

We take you to Provincial fire school in Grand Falls-Windsor

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Stations Are Out of Fuel and They Say the Government's Tax Hike is to Blame

Earlier this week, people lined up at gas stations across the province to fill up their vehicles and jerry cans before the provincial government tax hike came into effect. The run on rural stations emptied out many of them.

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Hitting the Track

A young dirt bike enthusiast and his mother are hoping to build a race track in Gander. Our Julia COok spoke to Sharlene and Spencer Guy about the project.

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Creating Just What the Doctor Ordered

Compounding Pharmacist Ken Dicks of Grand Falls-Windsor creates ways of helping people through his skill and knowledge - one customer at a time. Our Leigh Anne Power brought us this report about what he does.

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Program Protects Communities from Forest Fires

People came together this week in Glovertown to discuss the establishment of a FireSmart program for the town. To find out what that means, our Julia Cook spoke to Fire Chief Ken Parsons and Terra Nova Park Resource Conservation Manager Kirby Tulk.

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Former Classmates Include Fort Mac Student in Celebrations

Staff, students and volunteers welcomed a student from Fort McMurray to their graduation ceremonies last week. Our David Newell spoke to Emma Elliott about that experience.

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Be Careful Where You Fly

Transport Canada is upgrading its regulations around drones. Our Julia Cook spoke to director general for the aviation safety framework at Transport Canada to find out more.

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Conflicted Opinions

Legislation that requires municipal councils to decide amongst themselves if their members are in potential conflicts of interest is causing concerns. Our Leigh Anne Power brought us this report.

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DFO Prepares to Conduct Assessment of Shipwreck

The recent federal budget allotted six million dollars for a technical assessment of the Manolis L shipwreck off the province's Northeast Coast. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke Anne Miller from Coast Guard about what that means.

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Medals Returned Home

War medals found in a forgotten sock in Toronto nearly fifty years ago are returned to a Newfoundland soldier's family. The CBC's Chris Ensing attended the ceremony in Crow Head and brought us this report.

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Protecting Our Park

As part of our Terra Nova National Park broadcast, Julia Cook spoke to Janet Feltham. She is the ecologist team leader there, and gave us tips on how to protect our natural resources.

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Terra Nova Park Offers Something For Everyone

The Central Morning Show hit the road this morning and broadcast from the Visitors Center in Terra Nova National Park. Our Julia Cook kicked off the show by chatting with Visitor Experience Manager Karen Wolfrey.

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Shrimp Fishery Impacts Local Business, Says Store Owner

The federal ministerial advisory panel on northern shrimp stopped in Gander today. People presenting at the meetings included those not directly involved in the industry. Neil Ward is a business owner from La Scie. He spoke to our Leigh Anne Power.

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Studio Turns Into a Zoo!

The Central Morning Show had a visit from some of the animals from Little Ray's Reptiles this morning. Our Melissa Tobin spoke to handler Dawson Watson about the creatures.

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Six-year-old Teams Up With Great-Grandfather on Alley

Six-year-old Mitchell Bannister chose his great-grandfather Joe Tremblett as his partner in a family bowling event recently. Our Melissa Tobin visited the pair in Grand Falls-Windsor and brought us this report.

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Fort Mac Fires Cause Mother to Miss Son's Wedding

Wesleyville's Kimberly Parsons was not able to attend her son's wedding yesterday in Jamaica because her passport was left behind when she was evacuated. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to her.

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Councilor Clarifies Role of Enforcement Officers

They drive cars with red and blue light and wear uniforms, but there are some things municipal enforcement officers are not allowed to do. Gander Councilor Rob Anstey spoke to our Julia Cook.

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Budget Means Big Hike at Gas Pumps

A doubling of the gas tax and increased taxes will mean a big hike at the gas pump soon. Former MHA George Murphy has been crunching gas price numbers and spoke to our Julia Cook.

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Literary Festival Organizers Upset Over Library Cuts, Book Tax

Reaction to cuts in the recent provincial budget continues. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to literary festival organizers Kathy Hodder and Gary Noel.

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The Little Team That Could

The Pearson Academy Astros from Wesleyville are a volleyball powerhouse. In fact, the boys' team won the provincial 4As this year. Out Leigh Anne Power visited a team workout and brought us this report.

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Development Plans at Gander Airport Grounded by Lack of Funding

Gander's Airport had its best year yet - but despite financials flying high, lack of government funding is keeping future plans on hold. Our Chris Ensing spoke to CEO Reg Wright.

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Fogo Flaunts Flat Earth Status With New Museum

We hear all about the new Museum of the Flat Earth opening this weekend in Seldom, Fogo Island. Our Melissa Tobin spoke to curator Kay Burns

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Device Blocks Texts Messages in Vehicles

A device designed to stop texting and driving will soon be available for your car. Our Julia Cook spoke to developer Angus Poulain.

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Trinity Plans for New Town Hall

Historical Trinity is finally getting a new town hall after the original building was damaged during Hurricane Igor in 2010. Our Melissa Tobin spoke to Mayor Jim Miller.

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Tapes and Interviews of Former CBC Reporter Hiram Silk Available Online Through Memorial University

The tapes and interviews of former CBC reporter Hiram Silk are available online through Memorial University. We'll tell you how you can listen to them.

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Head of MADD Canada Encouraged by Meetings With Provincial Liberal Caucus

The national head of Mother's Against Drunk Driving and several local MADD members visited Confederation Building last week. They met with the Liberal caucus and were encouraged by the results.

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Driver of Car in Accident Charged with Texting and Driving

A Central Newfoundland woman was in a bad car accident this past weekend, and the driver of the car that hit her has been charged with texting and driving.

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Gander Chamber of Commerce Astounded at Threat Facing Shrimp Fishery

For people not directly involved the fishing industry can be complicated. Phil Barnes with the Fogo Island Co-op knows that. Last night he gave a presentation to the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

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Mother From Gander Shares the Story of Her Daughter's Cystic Fibrosis

Robin Walsh, a mother from Gander, is sharing the story of her two-year-old daughter who has the genetic disorder. Later this month the town is hosting a walk to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis.

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Bonavista Woman Takes a Stand Against the Budget By Parking Her Vehicle

The Newfoundland and Labrador budget has been hard on Bonavista. The community's Advanced Education and Skills building closed down because of cuts. That's why Eliza Swyers is putting her foot down and putting her brakes on.

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Road Cycling in Gander

Getting involved with Road cycling in Gander. What you need, and the rules of the road

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Smallwood Academy Wins Big at Heritage Fair

Three Junior High Students from Gambo earned the trip of a lifetime for outstanding projects at the Regional Heritage Fair last week

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Strapping Into the Firefighter Gear at the Age of 18

We speak with Paige Gibbons from Centreville-Wareham-Trinity.

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Heritage Fair in Gander

The annual heritage fair was held in Gander on May 13. This brings students from around the region to show off what's they've learned about their culture.

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New Clay Court in Gander Means Big Things For Tennis in the Province

Gander is building the very first clay court in the province, with further plans to develop a covered court.

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Trading Out the Jigs for Some Salsa Lessons

The NL Moves workshop series is back in Central this weekend. Salsa instructor Stacy Fowler will be in Bonavista and in Milton-George's Brook sharing her skills in the Latin dance this Saturday and Sunday.

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MHA Jerry Dean in the Hot Seat After Some Comments in the House of Assembly

A Central MHA is in the hot seat after some comments in the House of Assembly this week. We speak with Jerry Dean.

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100th Birthday Party for Former Gander Librarian Mary Healy

Mary Healy met many people in Gander over the years as the librarian in town. Some of those people came to greet her yesterday at the Gander Curling Club.That's because Mary turned 100 years old.

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Pre-Teen from Grand Falls-Windsor Wants Computer Coding Taught in Schools

Twelve year old Ella Blackmore wants to see a new skill added to school curriculums. It's Computer coding. Ella feels so strongly, in fact, she gave a Ted-X talk on the subject last night

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the Salvation Army in Gander Talks About How Fee Increases Will Mean Tough Decisions For Many People.

The Salvation Army assists some people who are already struggling to keep up with their bills. With the recent budget cuts and fee increase some think that struggle will only get worse.

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Sending Care Packages to Fort McMurray

Sending care packages without worrying about the postage. We'll hear how a Clarenville woman is helping out those in Fort McMurray.

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Municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador Have Thought About Taking Over Libraries

Provincial education minister Dale Kirby has said it may be possible for volunteers or municipalities to take over libraries Community leaders say, unless something changes, it's not feasible for them to take on the provincial government's job.

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The Inspirational Story of Mowen Kambo

Filipino Mowen Kambo moved to Gander back in 2012 to work at McDonald's. But troubles with his employer left him without a job and without a work permit. A lot has changed since we first told you Mowen's story.

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Father Believes a Particular Healthcare Cut in the Bonavista Area Could be Detrimental to His Son

For the first time in his son's medically complicated life, Stephen Chard is worrying more about a particular service than his child's sickness. The Chard's live in Bonavista. The local health centre is losing its x-ray technician after recent budget cuts

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Gander Chamber of Commerce Says Trails Have a Positive Impact on Business in Town

Hazel Bishop the president and CEO of the Gander Chamber of Commerce. She spoke up at the recent meeting, on ATV and snowmobile use hailing the trails as a great benefit to the town's economy.

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Parents Protest at at St. Mark's School in Kings Cove

A group of parents and community members are at St. Mark's School in Kings Cove, not to drop off their kids, but to protest. It started at 7:30 on Wednesday morning.

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Roman Catholic Church in Trinity is 183 Years Old and Needs of Some TLC.

The Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Trinity is getting a boost from the site, This Place Matters.The church was built in 1833 and it needs over 90 thousand dollars in repairs.

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Local Lawyer Talks About the Closure of the Supreme Court in GFW as a Result of Budget Cuts

Among the closures announced in the provincial budget is the Supreme Court in Grand Falls-Windsor. The closure isn't sitting well with family lawyer Mark Griffin.

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Church in Gander Collects Large Amount of Furniture For Soon To Be Arriving Families From Syria

A single donation is going to be making a big impact on some Syrian families coming to Gander. People at Fraser Road United Church are collecting household items for refugees.

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Tourism Operators in Green Bay Say Recent Cuts Will Cut Into Visitor Numbers

A group in Green Bay say taking away visitor centres is going to hurt their bottomline

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Town of Gander Holds Public Meeting on Trail Use

Last night, Gander held a meeting about the use of ATVs and snowmobiles within the town. It's another part of a multi-year consultation with people on what to do about the use and abuse of the local trails.

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Women's Equality Advocate Says Provincial Budget is Especially Tough for Women

Jenny Wright is the executive director at the St.John's Status of Women Council. She says the provincial budget is bad for everyone, but especially tough for women

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Water Bomber Pilot Tells What It's Like to Fight a Fire Like the One in Fort McMurray

Palmer Tibbo has been flying water bombers for nearly forty years. He's fought forest fires all over the country, answering the call when other provinces needed extra hands.

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CUPE Says the Government is Union-Busting

Dawn Lahey is president of the CUPE local representing library workers across the province.

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Nurses Union President in Central NL

The Provincial Nurses union president is in Central to talk budget and the implications for people in our region

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A Baby on The Way and Escaping the Fort McMurray Fires

Families are fleeing from Fort McMurray but one Newfoundland born family, may be one person larger if they return to the city. Stacey Greeley, who's originally from Queen's Cove, is 38-weeks pregnant.

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The Minister of Education Defends His Decision to Close Your Library

Perhaps the most incendiary of the Budget 2016 decisions was the choice to close 54 public libraries across the province, mostly in rural areas. People and interest groups across the country have condemned the move as regressive and an attack on literacy.

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Escaping the Fires in Fort McMurray

We hear from former Gander resident, Doug Norman, as he, his girlfriend and their family of pets fled Fort McMurray on Tuesday afternoon

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The Mayor of Fogo Brings Us the Latest on The Fogo Ferry

Things are going from bad to worse for the Fogo Island ferry. Andrew Shea is the mayor of the town of Fogo and brings the latest news

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Helping Out During The Fire in Fort McMurray

Caught in the fires of Fort McMurrary, Newfoundlanders do what they can. We hear from a Botwood man about how people are helping out during a tragedy

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The Mayor of Buchans Talks About the Closure of the Local Library.

The mayor of Buchans, Derm Corbett, is the latest to come out against the closure of their local library.

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Passengers On The Flight That Crashed in Gander are Suing

The passengers on the EVAS flight that crashed in Gander are suing. We hear from their lawyer as well as a passenger who was on the flight

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CUPE National President in Gander

The CUPE National president is touching down in Gander. We hear about why he's here.

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