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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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How should Canada handle North Korea?

What do President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury" against North Korea mean for Canada?

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Music and Indigenous youth

Meet Indigenous youth who are finding deeper meaning in music — and finding their voices along the way.

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Black motherhood

Emily Bernard gives the history of black motherhood in North America.

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Geddy Lee, Rush and Le Studio

Geddy Lee looks back at the many albums Rush recorded at the famous Le Studio, which recently burned down in a fire.

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Gander Rotary Club loses lottery licence for weekly 50/50 draw

A weekly 50/50 draw that raised over $102K for charity is no longer. We speak with Pat Kean, president of the Gander Rotary Club about what it means to lose a major fundraiser.

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Gander Fire Rescue adds naloxone kits to its supplies

Gander Fire Rescue has three naloxone kits as part of their supplies now. We speak to Fire inspector Addison Quilty about the importance of being prepared for anything.

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New opioid treatment clinic opens in Springdale

Many opioid drug users get addicted after being prescribed pain relievers. Now, the hooked are getting help, through a rapid access treatment program based in Springdale. CBC's Bernice Hillier explains.

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Twillingate teen Rachel Troke releases debut E.P.

We speak with 16 year old Twillingate Rachel Troke about her first release and her plans for future in the music business.

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No free pass at Atlantic Fest

A family in Bishop's Falls is calling for more accessibility at the upcoming Blake Shelton concert.

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Gander swimmers headed to Canada Games after trying year at the pool

They're winners before they even compete. The CBC's Leigh Anne Power meets four members of Team Newfoundland and Labrador's Canada Game swim team.

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2 men float camper to Exploits Island

A pair of men floated a camper from Campbellton to Exploits Island yesterday. We hear from Gilbert Budgell about how it all happened.

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Public shaming can get you in trouble

We speak with lawyer Vanessa McCarthy about the implications of shaming others for their bad behaviour online.

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Sea urchin processor looking for clarity

A seafood processor in Stoneville wants to play by the rules, but is having a hard time finding out what they are. We speak with Jerry Hodder, owner of Hodder Shellfish.

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Tea party in Trinity celebrates outport women

This weekend in Trinity, they're celebrating the hard work of outport women in history with a tea party set in 1910. We hear about that and an archival interview with one of the women's it's honouring.

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Beautifying Gander's strip malls

Gander town council is offering a tax credits to businesses in the old strip malls who improve the exterior of the buildings. Councillor Sarah McBreairty joins us in studio to explain.

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Fired by the sun

Ceramic artist Michael Flaherty goes pretty far to be original with his art. This summer, he's built a new solar-powered kiln.

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Musgrave Harbour teen gets summer job as Cultural Ambassador

17 year-old Maddy Mouland's summer job is to share Newfoundland music and cultural with remote communities. The CBC's Martin Jones meets up with her to see how the gig is going.

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From ocean to table: New Harbour man makes salt from salt water

The CBC's Leigh Anne Power speaks with Ward George, owner of Pure Sea Salt Co. in New Harbour, Trinity Bay, about his homemade salt business.

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Kids ukulele camp starts in Port Blandford

The CBC's Garrett Barry drops in on ukulele Lesson for 4, 5 and 6-year-olds.

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Analyzing Ball's first cabinet shuffle

Bennett is out, Osborne is in. We ask political scientist Steve Tomblin what's behind the change of the financial guard in Newfoundland and Labrador politics.

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Lumber prices soar after to B.C. fires

The BC wildfires have big consequences for the building industry in this province. We speak with Sheldon Colbourne, president of the NL Home Builders' Association about the price hikes.

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Demolition of boat continues in Embree

The CBC's Melissa Tobin speaks with MHA Derek Bennett and Embree mayor Wayne Purchase about how and why the Straits Foam ended up on Faulkes Dock Beach and the safety around the boat's removal.

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Golden history of NL coins

We speak with Harvey Richer, who wrote about the fascinating history of the gold coins of Newfoundland.

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Lorraine Michael five years after Muskrat filibuster

Five years after Muskrat Falls got the green light in the House of Assembly, we speak to Lorraine Michael, member of the NDP, who filibustered for 86 hours because she feared the project would fail.

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Residents angry over dismantling of boat on popular beach near Embree

A boat being dismantled near Embree is causing a lot of stir for locals. We speak with boat tour operator Graham Wood, who grew up in the area, about the site.

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Retired couple opens dream gallery in Burnside

Robert Lewis paints. Marilyn Lewis hooks rugs. Now the retired couple has turned their art hobby into a dream. We get a tour of Lewisia Gallery and Studio in Burnside.

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Steele family drops suit against province

The Steele family in Gander have abandoned their court challenge aimed at changing the direction of a new turnoff across from their home. We hear from Rob Steele, son of Harry Steele.

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Easier said than done

Professional organizer Tina Urbenz helps others de-clutter. But nothing prepared her for the emotional struggle in clearing out HER parents home in Corner Brook.

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New exhibit in GFW explores history of dolls

The CBC's Melissa Tobin gets a tour of the latest exhibit at the Mary March Museum, 'All Dolled Up, with curator Connie Penton.

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Teaching the teachers math

Poor school math performance is in the public eye again with the release of this week's task force on education report. We ask Sherry Mantyka, a math professor at Memorial, how to fix it.

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New memoir explores "Life on the Great Northern Peninsula"

We speak with author Adrian Payne about his new memoir, about life growing up on the northern peninsula in the 1940's.

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No to P3s

We speak with Wayne Lucas, president of CUPE, about why they are warning government about public/private partnerships.

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Coaker Heritage Foundation in Port Union wins $30K

We speak with Edith Samson of The The Coaker Heritage Foundation about winning the National Trust's This Place Matters crowdfunding competition.

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Wanda Ash sentenced to 5.5 years in jail

The trials of two women connected to the killing of Jason Skinner in 2013 are now over. We get the details from reporter Garrett Barry.

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NL's King of Broadway

The King of New York, back in the early years of the 20th century, was a Newfoundlander. We learn more about Donald Brian from the man who is bringing back to the stage.

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Mom upset with health authority for suggesting physician-assisted death for daughter

Sheila Elson from St. Anthony wants an apology from Labrador-Grenfell Health after the option of physician-assisted death was suggested for her daughter.

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Fasting for fitness

We speak with trainer and a registered dietitian about the new health craze, intermittent fasting.

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Thank you for being a fan

10 year-old Quinn Schmiedendorf got through treatment at the Janeway by watching The Golden Girls. Now the super fan has a Betty White autograph. The CBC's Martin Jones speaks with her and her mom, Kim, about how she got it.

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13 year-old Gambo boy starts lawn-mowing family business

The CBC's Garrett Barry meets two brothers who are turning a summer chore into a major operation in Gambo.

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Nothing fishy with Qalipu and Barry Group partnership, says chief.

The Qalipu First Nation has teamed up with the Barry Group to get a quota to catch and process redfish. We hear from Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell about why the Indigenous group wants in.

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A hundred ways to use a fish

A team of scientists wants to figure out all the ways to use a fish. We hear from one of them.

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Busy summer ahead at Terra Nova

The CBC's Martin Jones meets up with Tara Casey of Terra Nova National Parks to find out what's happening in the park this summer for Canada 150.

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Bad year for salmon counts

Neville Crabbe is with the Atlantic Salmon Federation explains what low salmon counts this year could mean for the future of the fish.

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Interest rate hike bad for borrowers

Credit counsellor Al Antle explains how damaging the rise in the interest rate could be for those with large debts.

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Musical theatre retreat coming to Bonavista

We speak with Keith Pike, artistic director for Theatre St. John's, about the musical theatre retreat coming to Bonavista August 10th-12th.

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Gander's racing family

A day at the races is more like summer at the races for the Melendy family in Gander. We meet Mom, Dad, and their three girls at Thunder Valley Speedway.

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FISH-NL frowns at Qalipu & Barry Group redfish deal

Not everyone is happy about a partnership between the Qalipu Mi'kmaq band and the Barry Group, which is seeking a redfish quota. We hear from president of FISH-NL, Ryan Cleary.

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Tick found on central pet

A veterinary clinic in Gander removed its first tick from a dog this week. We talk to a provincial veterinarian about those pesky bugs that can be pretty dangerous to our pets, and us.

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Canada 150 Literary Tour travels NL

We speak with best-selling author Candice Osmond, who is one of the writers on the Canada 150 Literary Tour, making it's way across the province this summer.

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Losing the church but saving the building

When a church closes for good, it can leave residents mourning for its loss. Jane Severs of the Association of Heritage Industries NL talks about why this happens and the challenges faced in re-purposing an old church.

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Foiling the spread of frounce

Birds around the province are getting sick again this summer. We talk to biologist Bill Bryden for some advice on how we can help stop the spread of the disease.

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Jayden K. Smith message is a hoax

If you've been seeing warnings about a social media hacker named Jayden K. Smith, you can relax. He's not real. But that doesn't mean someone else isn't trying to get access to your account. We talk with a technology expert coming up.

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GFW man gets Central NL's first Tesla

Goodbye gas, hello electric! The CBC's Melissa Tobin gets a ride with Mike Goodyear of Grand Fall-Windsor in his 2016 Tesla Model S electric car.

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Botwood family raising thousands for experimental Lyme disease treatment

The Mitchell family in Botwood is raising thousands of dollars in a desperate bid to send their son overseas for an unproven treatment for Lyme disease. We hear from them, as well as the association advocating for Lyme patients.

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Beyond the Overpass back for 13th season

It's opening weekend for the Beyond the Overpass Theatre Company in Gander. CBC's Martin Jones speaks with the artistic and musical directors of the troupe about their 13th season.

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Reconciliation through art

First Nations artist Melissa Tremblett is reaching out to people denied membership by the Qalipu Mi'Kmaq band by including them in a quilt.

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From Fogo to Patagonia

We hear the story of a Newfoundlander who created a long-lasting family connection between this province and Argentina.

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Telling the Beothuk story

CBC's Leigh Anne Power speaks with Terry Foss, author of the Red Indian book series, which gives a fictional look at the life of the Beothuk.

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Tensions boiling over on the Fogo Island ferry route

CBC's Garrett Barry visits the dock at Farewell to find out how people are feeling waiting for the ferry.

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No refunds of new ferries

Transportation and Works Minister Al Hawkins talks about his frustrations with the MV Veteran and MV Legionnaire, the new ferries which cost $50M each.

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All in the Knots

Gander's Jennifer Mullett turned her obsession with driftwood into a furniture and art business. The CBC's Melissa Tobin met her in her garage to talk about Beach Combing Designs.

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More claims; higher premiums

We get a lawyer's opinion on why insurance rates in the province are so high.

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Bycatch throwback

Frustrated fishermen want to know why they have to throw back perfectly valuable fish they believe won't live anyway. We hear from one of them and from DFO.

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9-year-old from St. Anthony gives new bike away to someone in need

Nine-year-old Brooklyn Ash won a bike this summer, but she didn't already has one. Brooklyn and her mother tell Leigh Anne Power why she's raffling the new bike off to another kid in need.

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Salmon numbers up on Terra Nova River

Last year, only the Terra Nova River saw increases in salmon counts. The CBC's Anthony Germain speaks with John Baird, president of Freshwater Alexander Bays Ecosystem Corporation, about how it was done.

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Frustrated with the Fogo ferry

Derrick Bragg, MHA for Fogo Islands - Cape Freels, gives his thoughts on the on-going issues with the Fogo-Change Islands ferry.

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Sentencing hearing for Wanda Ash continues

A crown attorney is asking for six and a half years in jail for a woman convicted of Jason Skinner's death. CBC's Garrett Barry explains.

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Twillingate company gets creative with neutraceuticals

A Twillingate business has faced expensive renovations, a loss of raw material and significant vandalism, but the owners say they're still carrying on, despite it all. We speak with Shell-Ex CEO Dianne Hollett.

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Summer reading 2017

Retired librarian Pat Parsons joins Leigh Anne Power in studio to talk about the best books to bring to the beach this summer.

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Osprey life from an expert

The osprey nest cam from Newfoundland Power has many of us interested in the sea hawks. Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard give us the answers to all the questions you ever had about the birds.

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Fate of King's Cove to be decided in the fall

Bishop John Watton of the Anglican Central Diocese joins us to talk about the controversy surrounding the King's Cove church.

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Paddles up for Slay the Gander

83 breast cancer survivors from across the country are paddling Gander Lake this Canada Day weekend for Slay the Gander. CBC's Melissa Tobin was there for launch-day in Little Harbour.

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No new houses in Gander's Spruce Court

New home builders in Gander say a dispute between the town and a developer means there are few new lots available, and that's causing problems for contractors and home owners.

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Good Samaritans help woman after fall in GFW

Edye Quinton of Buchans says she is grateful for the help got from four strangers in Grand Falls - Windsor after she took a nasty fall.

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Imported bees needed for cranberry farms

Lloyd Warford of the Cranberry Growers Association tells us why a ban on foreign bees is hurting their business.

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New zoning proposals for Town of Gander

The town of Gander wants to re-zone two areas within town boundaries, including one for more houses on Penwell Ave in Spruce Court. Reporter Melissa Tobin explains.

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Lack of new housing construction worries Gander's Chamber of Commerce

Debby Yannakidis, chair of the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce, says the lack of new house being built in town is hurting the economy.

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Ferry woes again on Change Islands

Change Islands resident Andrew Dyson tells us about the issues residents have been dealing with this summer season.

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Lionel Kelland Hospice closer to reality

The CBC's Melissa Tobin gets a look at a model room at the soon-to-be palliative care home coming to Grand Falls - Windsor.

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Unknown future for Twillingate plant workers

Workers at the Notre Dame Seafoods plant in Twillingate talk to the CBC's Garrett Barry about what's next for them, after the shrimp plant is closed for a second year in a row.

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Adam Baxter is Different But Polite

We speak with singer, songwriter, educator and recording artist Adam Baxter about his newest release and his plans for his summer vacation tour.

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Lewisporte boater expected more from Coast Guard

Max Hart of Lewisporte made the call to Coast Guard last week after his vessel began taking on water. He didn't expect the response he got.

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King's Point native travels the North for Canada 150

We talk to John Thomas of King's Point, who will be on board the Canada C3 150-day expedition in mid-July, as it sails from Nain, Labrador to Iqaluit, Nunavut.

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Splashing around in Bonavista

There's a new water park in Bonavista this summer. We hear how it came about from the town's recreation director, Lloyd Stagg.

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King's Cove residents petition to save church

St. James Anglican Church in King's Cove is set to be torn down, but not if resident Rosalind Walter has her say. She speaks with the CBC's Leigh Anne Power.

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Twllingate plant workers talk about the future

The shrimp plant in Twillingate will not open this season. The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to two plant workers about what's next for them.

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Ribs ribs ribs

The CBC's Garrett Barry speaks with Betty Sagy, who's cooking ribs to feed 400 at this weekend's Ride for Sight in Gander.

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Exploits medicine walk

On National Aboriginal Day, members of the Exploits Native Women's Association and Status of Women Central held a medicine walk on the banks of the Exploits River in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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Long-term help needed for plant workers

The provincial government thinks plant workers should get their own compensation for severe sea ice for the federal government. We speak with Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, Steve Crocker.

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Slay the Gander paddles Gander Lake

We speak with Mary Chaffey, a paddler and organizer with Slay the Gander, and find out how you can help the 3-day paddle of Gander Lake for breast cancer survivors.

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Gander ski club wants turning lane on TCH

The Airport Nordic Ski Club in Gander says accessing its grounds from the TCH is hazardous, and they'd like to see changes to the highway. We talk with club president Nick Soper.

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Plant worker says it's desperate times

Plant worker Trudy Byrne talks about the hardships in this year's season and why the need more help from government.

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Flying photographer makes it to Fogo wedding

Photographer, and flight instructor, Samantha Coates, went the extra mile to make it to a wedding on Fogo this weekend, when the ferry was blocked from ice. We hear her story.

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Fogo plant manager calls for major licencing changes

Phil Barnes of the Fogo Island Co-op says community quotas would help keep the fishing industry alive.

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New intersection under construction on TCH in Gander

A dangerous intersection on the TCH through Gander is getting a makeover, but a mother whose son was killed there nearly nine years ago wonders if it will be enough.

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Neon tradition

He uses hot pink and bright greens but Mi'kmaq artist Jordan Bennett says those colours are a lot more traditional than you think.

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Dear Uncle Wish takes stage at Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright Samantha Chaulk used her Central Newfoundland connections to take a big leap forward in her career, launching her first play at the Toronto fringe festival.

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Extreme kayaking for a cause: group paddles from Birchy Bay to Fogo Island

We talk to Canadian Forces veteran Grant Miller, who's part of a team raising money for the True Patriot Love foundation by kayaking.

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CWSH back for 2017-2018 season

The Central West Senior Hockey League is preparing to ice all three teams in competition next season. We get details from president Neil Norcott.

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New fish market opens in Bonavista

Fishing stage turned fishing store. We meet the man behind the Salt Box Specialty Market in Bonavista.

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Supporting roles

A woman in Bonavista opens up about her addiction to crack cocaine in hopes to help others look for help.

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Scouting out Gander

Mark Ufkes is a Scout leader in Seattle, Washington. He was so inspired by the actions of people in Gander during 9-11, he and his troop wanted to give something back.

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Lewisporte rallies together for community clinic

Work on a new medical clinic for Lewisporte is rolling along nicely, but the government isn't paying for it. We speak with operations manager, Michael Pearce.

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Gnome no more

A senior who's garden gnome was taken from Gander's Golden Legion Manor would like whoever took it to bring it back.

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New Scottish bunker added to the Gander Golf Course

Callum Tulloch, general manager of the Gander Golf Course, explains why they added a new sand trap to the first hole, the first of it's kind on the island.

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HNL introduces new strategy for concussions

We talk to physician Dr. Jared Butler about Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador's a new plan to deal with concussions.

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Come From Away wins a Tony

We talk to the CBC's Angela Antle, who joined the Tony Awards party at the Gander Legion to celebrate Come From Away's seven nominations.

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Ice compensation coming to some fish harvesters

Ottawa has come through with compensation for fish harvesters trapped by ice, but not for plant workers. We speak with MP Scott Simms about the details.

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Ice bound and down

Captain Dyson Sacrey of the Atlantic Princess talks to the CBC's Leigh Anne Power about the ordeal he and his crew when through stuck in the ice off La Scie.

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Store owner says it's 'desperate times' in La Scie

Neil Ward runs the grocery store in La Scie. He tells the CBC's Leigh Anne Power about why he's frustrated by the way the coast guard is handling the ice situation.

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GFW woman features in Vogue Italia

We talk to Karyn Inder, a model from Grand Falls-Windsor, about being featured in the fashion magazine, Vogue Italia.

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The June skies with Jim Gillard

We ask Jim Gillard of the Twillingate Astronomical Observatory what we should be looking for when we look up at the stars this month.

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Cobb's Pond to get an accessible playground

We talk to Gander town councillor Rob Anstey about the new accessible playground coming to Cobb's Pond.

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GFW woman learns Thai Massage in the jungle

Michelle Critch of Grand Falls-Windsor spent weeks in the Costa Rican jungle learning Thai Massage this winter. The CBC's Melissa Tobin bring us her story.

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Climate Watch NL takes action for environment

Climate Watch NL says we all ca do our part to help slow the effects of climate change. We get tips from group member, Raymond Cusson.

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Clearing the closet from old dance outfits

Travelling Tutus collects old dance show costumes to give your kids in need. We speak with organizer Jenna Fleetwood.

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Golf season starts in central

The CBC's Melissa Tobin speaks with Callum Tulloch, general manager of the Gander Golf Club, as it prepares for the course's opening weekend.

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Getting the garden to grow

We get gardening tips from Grand Falls-Windsor horticulturist Dave Morrow.

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Too far from home

Artifacts from this province will be among those re-located to Quebec after a Parks Canada lab in Halifax shuts down. And that's raising concerns for archaeologists like Jamie Brake.

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Net metering limits

Michele Coughlin of Newfoundland Power explains why the new net metering program has its limits.

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Tough times in Twillingate

Twillingate mayor Gord Noseworthy speaks with CBC's Garrett Barry about the double-whammy workers in the town are facing this year.

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Botwood student does one-woman show

We speak with grade 11 student Amelia Woolfrey of Botwood Collegiate, who wrote, directed, and performed a one woman show for her final project.

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Hooked on fly-tying

We speak with Colin Burridge, who makes his own fly tying videos, as he counts the hours until the salmon season opens.

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Researcher at Grenfell says musicians have better hearing later in life

Dr. Ben Zendel of Grenfell Campus thinks learning music could help with your hearing as you age.

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Food First NL seek seniors for new social media campaign

The folks at Food First NL want to preserve the way to make preserves, and other traditional Newfoundland foods. We hear how you can take part from group member Jennifer Wood.

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Tea company brewing in Gander

We hear from Nicole Keats, owner of The Newfoundland Tea Company, about her new business venture.

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New curriculum approved for Conne River

We speak with Saqamaw Mi'sel Joe, Chief of the Miawpukek First Nation, about the new curriculum coming to the classrooms in Conne River.

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Botwood Collegiate students head to robotics nationals

Kyle Dover and Martha Woolfrey of Botwood Collegiate are going to the Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg this week. The CBC`s Melissa Tobin pays a visit to the school to learn more.

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Building for all

The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL wants us all to think universally when renovating or building. We speak with executive director, Emily Christy.

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Rescue and recovery at Vardy's Pond

Staff Sargent Roger Flynn of the RCMP detachment in Gander talks about Sunday afternoon's tragic boat incident at Vardy's Pond.

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Looking into the library report

The provincial government's report on libraries was released last Thursday. We talk to a panel of local library experts for their reaction to the report.

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14 year-old boy dies in tragic boat accident

CBC reporter Chris Ensing give us the latest on a terrible incident in central on Sunday.

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Princeton variety store re-opens

There really is no place like home. We hear from a Princeton couple who have returned home to their grandparents' grocery store.

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Helena Squires: Newfoundland's 1st elected official to government

This week marks the anniversary of the first woman elected into the Newfoundland House of Assembly. We learn more about Helena Squires from historian, Dr. Margot Duley.

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Family of Jason Skinner says 'justice not served'

Jason Skinner's family says justice was not served yesterday in a Grand Falls-Windsor court room. We get their reaction on Pamela Pike's seven-and-a-half year sentence.

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Air rage incident causes delays for Gander travellers

Two Gander women had a scary plane ride earlier this week, but it wasn't because of turbulence or engine trouble. We talk to Chelsea Pink and Julia Brewer about their experience.

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