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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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Where are you from?

Hear from young people who are learning about their Indigenous nations - and what that means to them.

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At a loss for words

Two strangers who don’t speak the same language meet in Haiti and sparks fly... through Google Translate.

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Soheil's Millionaire Blues

Vancouver’s Soheil Biniaz is a self-made millionaire, who's learning deep connection is something his money can't buy.

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War, on drugs

From berzerkers on mushrooms, to Nazis on meth, armies and soldiers have used drugs to fight, cope with and recover from war since ancient times.

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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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Anaconda Mining increases gold production

Anaconda Mining in Baie Verte will be a bit busier soon, but not because more ore is being taken from the ground there. We get details from company president and CEO, Dustin Angelo.

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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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Plate Cove West couple raised money for South Sudan and Cameroon

Chris and Karen Ricketts of Plate Cove West are more than halfway to their goal of $10,000 to build wells in communities there. We ask them why they are doing it.

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A graduation of remembrance

The six graduates at Lakewood Academy in Glenwood opened their hearts and their ceremony to the seventh member of their class who died as a little boy. The CBC's Leigh Anne Power has their story.

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George Monk turns 106

George Frederick Monk of Monkstown, Placentia Bay turned 106 years old on May 17th. His family through a party at his current home, the Clarenville Retirement Centre and the CBC's Melissa Tobin got an invite.

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SAR aircraft tech and IMP head to arbitration

SAR aircraft technicians have been without a contract for 22 months from their employer, IMP. We speak with local union president Martin Coady.

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Walking around old Gander

The Gander Heritage Trails group is creating walking trails, complete with story boards to help people remember Gander as it used to be. The CBC's Leigh Anne Power get a tour with Paddy Penney.

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Botwood woman runs food tourism company in Norway

Cheyanne Smart's love of food started in Botwood, and it's taken her all the way to Bergen, Norway. We ask her how she got there.

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Grad surprise for Bay D'espoir Academy

Students at Bay d'Espoir Academy got a big surprise at their senior prom over the weekend. We hear from principal Connie Wilcott and student Michael Coombs.

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Branson on the Road visits NL

Branson On The Road showcases the old-time country shows Grand Ole Opry style. The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to musicians Donnie Wright and Debbie Horton, who was the only woman who played lead guitar for Johnny Cash.

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More vendors wanted for Clarenville farmers market

The farmers market in Clarenville opens at the end of June. But they could use a few more farmers at the tables. We hear about that from marketing manager Krista Chatman.

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Two less doctors in New-Wes-Valley

The community of New-Wes-Valley is loosing two doctors later this year. We speak with mayor Grant Barry about

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Keep bees local says bee farmer in GFW

Trevor Tuck of Bee Better Farm in Grand Falls-Windsor doesn't think the cranberry industry should import bumblebees into Newfoundland. We ask him why.

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GFW hosts 2017 Karate Nationals

We speak with former world champion and local karate instructor Michelle Critch about this weekend's 2017 Karate Nationals in Grand Falls-Windsor.

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Late season start

Farmer Krista Chatman of Three Mile Ridge Farm in Lethbridge talks to the CBC's Melissa Tobin about how the long winter weather is affecting planting season.

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The picture of painkillers in NL

CBC reporter Mark Quinn tell us about the deadly evolution of prescription drug abuse in this province, with examples from central Newfoundland.

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Fire pit tips

We talk about backyard fire safety with Vince MacKenzie, fire chief in Grand Falls-Windsor.

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IBM Watson expert visits GFW

Dr. Alice Landis-McGrath, a member of IBM Watson Health Oncology and Genomics group in San Francisco, visits Grand Falls-Windsor to talk about how the super-computer is helping improve healthcare.

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Prepping Gander for CFA tourism

The CBC's Garrett Barry takes a look at tourism inspired by Broadway's Come From Away.

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Corb Lund tours NL

Country musician Corb Lund rolls through Newfoundland this week. We have a chat with the unwitting ambassador of Alberta.

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Botwood baby burned by sunscreen

A Botwood mom believes her baby got chemical burns from sunscreen. Rebecca Cannon shares her cautionary tale.

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Municipalities face enforcement threats over wastewater management

Town managers across the province are being threatened with possible jail time because the town's waste water treatment isn't up to federal regulations. We speak with the town manager of Dover.

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Crab pot protest

We hear from crab fisherman Joseph Hynes from New Ferolle, who set his pots in protest near Port aux Choix on Monday.

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Cyling & snapping across Canada

We meet two young photographers who are biking from Newfoundland to the Arctic on a very unique mission.

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How to re-sting a guitar

ICYMI: We speak with Matthew Waterman, manager of Newfoundband Music Store, to get tips on changing the strings on a guitar.

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EU to blame for foreign over-fishing says expert

As fish stocks off our coast dwindle, experts say European governments continue to allow fleets to overfish. We speak to an advocate for quota cuts.

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Hurricane Awareness tour visits Gander

Hurricane Hunters brought their specialized weather aircraft in Gander on Sunday. We hear what it's like to fly into a hurricane.

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Gambo girl with rare disease becomes prom queen

Tamara Rowsell was given only six months when she was born. Now she's the prom queen of Smallwood Academy. The CBC's Melissa Tobin brings us her story.

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Gambo girl with rare disease becomes prom queen

Tamara Rowsell was given only six months when she was born. Now she's the prom queen of Smallwood Academy. The CBC's Melissa Tobin brings us her story.

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Sealers trapped in ice for almost a week

We hear from Sandy Stokes, who was stuck on board the C.C Venture for 5 days in the ice in Bonavista Bay last month.

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Eight central communities combine fire services

We speak with Brian Sceviour, mayor of Lewisporte, about why the communities in the area are pulling together to create regional fire service.

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Opioid crisis hits N.L.

We speak with Health Minister John Haggie about the increasing number of drug overdoses in the province and how ready his department is to deal with them.

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Labour Relations Board rules against DJ Composites

We speak with Lana Payne, Atlantic Regional Director for Unifor, about the ruling from the NL Labour Relations Board in favour of locked out workers from DJ Composites.

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New aquaculture centre to open on South Coast

There's a new aquaculture presence on the south coast of the province, making a link between companies and educators. We speak with its director, Keith Rideout.

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Come From Away producer celebrates Tony nominations in Gander

The CBC's Melissa Tobin went to the Legion in Gander, as CFA producer Michael Rubinoff and several of the people who inspired the musical, watch the 2017 Tony nominations.

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103 Search and Rescue gets Freedom of the City

To mark its 40th anniversary, the town of Gander bestowed a special honour to 103 Search and Rescue Squadron. CBC's Garrett Barry was at the parade.

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The future of the fishery is female

We talk Karen Orren of Island Rooms in Petty Harbour about a new program, Girls Who Fish, that encourages girls to get involved in the fishery.

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Hein and Sankoff celebrate their 1st Tony nominations

The writers of Come From Away can add "Tony-nominated" to their titles. We hear from David Hein and Irene Sankoff.

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Healthcare close to home

We speak with Mike Browne of Grand Falls-Windsor about a petition he started to stop the health authority from shipping people needing longterm care out of their hometowns.

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103 Squadron celebrates 40 years in Gander

We talk to Major Jim Pinhorn, Commanding Officer for 103 Search and Rescue Squadron, about the parade and concert planned for Tuesday's 40th anniversary.

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U.S. softwood lumber tariffs could hit NL

We find out how Donald Trump's new tariff on softwood lumber affects the forestry industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Remembering Jennifer Cutler

We talk to Gary Cutler, husband of Jennifer Cutler - who died of cancer in 2016, about a foundation that's turning their wife and mother's death into a gift for others.

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Lewisporte fire department rescues dogs trapped in ice

Two dogs fell through ice near a wharf in Lewisporte on Monday afternoon. We hear about the efforts to rescue the pets.

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Man and his dog walk across Canada

Bret Mavriik and his husky Nymeria have walked over 7 million steps across Canada, in support of mental health awareness in kids. The CBC's Melissa Tobin spoke with Mavriik during their stop in Gander.

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Fixing the fishery

Steve Crocker, the provincial fisheries minister, speaks with Leigh Anne Power about the state of the industry.

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Glovertown woman helping to break the habit of emotional eating

Lesley Sheppard, a registered holistic nutritionist in Glovertown joins us talk about emotional eating and how to you can live a healthy, balanced life.

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Ice jam-packed off Northeast coast

We speak with Trevor Hodgson, the acting superintendent of ice operations with Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region, about the extreme ice conditions off our coast.

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Nickel Films Festival heads to Bonavista

We talk to director Ruth Lawrence about her production field trip to schools in Bonavista region.

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Dementia patient, 87, facing move from Gander to New-Wes-Valley

CBC reporter Ryan Cooke explains why a family in Gander is afraid for their mother's life in a move to get her the care she needs.

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Province to provide free legal advice for sexual assault survivors

We talk to Justice Minister Andrew Parsons about a pilot project that will give victims of sexual assault help with legal advice.

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Tax tips for 2017

The tax deadline is fast approaching. We speak with an accountant to see what deductions you might be able to take advantage of this year.

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Richard Gillett happy to be home, but says fight isn't over

Fish harvester and hunger striker Richard Gillett is back home in Twillingate. We check on him to see how he is doing and what happens now.

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Exploits SAR gets new $300K vehicle

The Exploits Search and Rescue team has raised enough money for a new mobile command centre. We ask team member Trevor Miller about what this means services.

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Paintings to poems: Cara Kansala published new children's book

On World Poetry Day, we talk to visual artist Cara Kansala, who has transferred her paintings to the page and added poetry in a brand new book.

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MUN prof work with robots inspires latest episode of Dr. Who

We talk to Andrew Vardy, an associated professor in the department of Computer Science Department and Engineering at Memorial University, about how he helped influence the latest episode of Dr. Who.

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FISH-NL accuses MP Simms playing politics

Fish-NL President Ryan Cleary says MP Scott Simms is playing politics with a Twillingate fish harverster's hunger strike. We hear both sides of the story.

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Muskrat Falls opponent now tasked with keeping project on target

Jim Feehan was one of the strongest critics of the Muskrat Falls project. Now he's been given the job of helping keep it on budget and on time. We ask what hoe he plans to do that.

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Gambo mom-to-be moves over lack of OBGYN services in Gander

The lack of OBGYN services in Gander has meant a move for one mother-to-be. We hear from Nikki Hounsell of Gambo and the CEO of Central Health, Rosemarie Goodyear.

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For the love of community theatre

Well-known playwright Robert Chafe joins Leigh Anne Power in the studio to talk about being the adjudicator of the 2017 Provincial Drama Festival.

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Trapped in the ice

Pack ice around the town's harbour slowed down fishing vessels on their way to the crab fishery. We hear from one fisherman who was out in the thick of it on Wednesday.

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The business of the fishery

We talk to Don Sweetapple, an accountant who caters to the fishery and what happens to the big money involved when the fish disappear.

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Bonavista Biennale 2017 set for the summer

A month long art event is happening in Bonavista this summer with some big names coming to town. Catherine Beaudette, co-founder of Bonavista Biennale 2017, gives us the details

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Basia Bulat comes to central

Canadian songstress Basia Bulat tells the CBC's Melissa Tobin about her tour, her new music, and why she wants other women to share her stage.

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Despite increase NL spottings, polar bears in decline

Even though they are turning up on Newfoundland shores, polar bears are definitely on the decline says an expert who has been studying the animal for almost 35 years.

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Botwood mechanics make own beard oil

We meet the mechanics behind Botwood's Bearded Puffin Company, who move from their car dealership to their beard oil production room.

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Central's political panel back again

Our political panel, Tom Rideout, Sandra Kelly, and Junior Downey, join us for their thoughts on the budget, the fishery, and the legalization of pot.

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Twillingate fisherman enters 6 days without food

Fisherman Richard Gillett says he is weaker but steadfast as he enters his 6th days of a hunger strike outside DFO in St. John's.

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Why did Darrin Pike quit the NL the school board?

We speak with the PC education critic, David Brazil, about the defection of the head of the school board to the teacher's union.

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Pothole season open in Gander

We ask Gander town councillor Gerry Parrott why all the new pavement in Gander seems to be crumbling already.

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More businesses opening in Bonavista

We speak with John Norman of Bonavista Living about the half dozen new businesses opening on Church Street this year.

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NL anti-smoking group warns of pot pitfalls

Now that the federal Liberals have a plan to legalize marijuana, we talk to Kevin Coady of the NL Alliance for the Control of Tobacco about how smoking pot it could affect your health.

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Family hoping to be reunited

A Syrian Family in Bishop's Falls is anxiously hoping their daughter will be able to leave Aleppo and come to Canada. The CBC's Garrett Barry spoke to the Zalam family trying to help and the mayor of their new hometown.

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Ambassador for the Children's Wish Foundation gives wish to her brother

18 year old Caitlin Hoskins of Random Island has spent most of her life in and out of hospitals. But she wanted to share her wish with her younger brother, who she says often gets forgotten because of her illness.

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Schoolstock rocks Jane Collins Academy

We speak with teacher Rodney Vokey and student Autumn Halliday about the resurrection of Schoolstock - the all-day rock show for junior high and high school students this Thursday in Hare Bay.

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Botwood family blessed despite losing everything in home fire

The CBC's Chris Ensing speaks with Tracy Hoffe of Botwood about the devastating loss and the help she's received after her home burnt to the ground on Sunday.

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Milton-George's Brook one step closer to becoming a town

A consultants study suggests the best option for Milton-George's Brook is to be its own town. We talk to Craig Pardy, chair of the Milton-George's Brook local service district.

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NLers at Vimy

We talk to historian and author Christopher Harvie about the Newfoundland connection to the Battle at Vimy.

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Fogo library safe for another year

Libraries in the province got a year reprieve in last week's budget. We get some reaction from a Fogo Island library board member.

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Health Minister John Haggie defends Liberal budget

Health Minister and MHA for Gander, Dr. John Haggie, joins the CBC's Leigh Anne Power to to defend his party's budget.

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NAPE president says fears still alive in latest budget

We ask Jerry Earle, the president of the province's largest public service union, about what the 2017 provincial budget means for NAPE workers.

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Fire destroys seniors home in Baie Verte

Almost a dozen residents of a seniors home in Baie Verte are homeless after the facility burned to the ground Thursday night. We talk Craig Davis of Central Health what happens next.

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Winter storms lists Baccalieu Endeavour vessel

This week's huge storms rocked a fishing boat onto it's side in Musgrave Harbour. We talk Cluney Pardy, owner of the Baccalieu Endeavour, who is facing a hit to his business.

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Making up for missed classes

We find out how the school board plans to make up for all the school days missed due to our stormy weather.

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Med School for All

If you've always wanted to take a medical course, here's your chance. We find out about a series of seminars hosted by the Memorial Medical school.

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Shrimp fishermen protest for fairness

Northeast Coast shrimp fishermen protested in Grand Falls-Windsor on Wednesday, asking for special treatment from the federal government. They say is the only to get them through the year. CBC's Melissa Tobin was there.

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Union cries unfair play from DJ Composites

The union representing locked out workers at DJ composites has filed an unfair labour practice complaint against the company. We talk to Lana Payne, the Atlantic regional director of Unifor.

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Caribous goalie Jason Churchill speaks about Herder loss

We hear from the Clarenville Caribous goaltender who was in the net for that controversial goal against the Harbour Grace CeeBees in Sunday afternoon.

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Fogo Island Co-op manager worried about future of the in-shore fishery

Phil Barnes, the manager of the Fogo Island co-op, says he's trying to figure out how to deal with the loss of most of his shrimp supply.

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East Coast Art Party takes Gander by storm

A company that teaches amateurs how to paint has spread across Atlantic Canada. The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to Jason Johnson, manager for The East Coast Art Party in Newfoundland, about its popularity in Gander.

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Informants drop sophomore album

Christian-rockers The Informants release their new album March 31 and then they're off on a cross-Canada tour. We talk to bassist Dion Jacobs.

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GFW Enactus headed to Nationals

We talk to Angie Brown and Ira Parmiter, co-presidents of the College of the North Atlantic Enactus team, about their win at regions and how they're prepping for nationals in Vancouver.

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Grilled-cheese truck coming to Port Rexton

A food truck specializing in grill cheese sandwiches is headed to the Bonavista Peninsula this year. We speak with owner of Oh My Cheeses, Lisa Leshane.

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Century old book provides insight into Beothuks

We talk to historian Dr. Jeff Webb about the importance of a book about the Beothuk people written by a geologist and surveyor over 100 years ago.

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Rebecca Russell 1st female coach in Herder final

We talk with Clarenville Caribou's head coach Rebecca Russell about the Herder finals.

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Coalition fights for more regulations for aquaculture

We talk to Leo White of the Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition for Aquaculture Reform, a collective who want more regulations for the aquaculture industry in the province.

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