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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 last U.S. Blockbuster thrives on great customer service

The Bend, Ore., location became the last Blockbuster standing when 2 stores in Alaska closed

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Narcotic Farm

This Narcotic Farm in Kentucky played a major part in shaping the culture around mid-century heroin use in the U.S.

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Franklyn: Heartbreak in a digital world

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife's whereabouts through her phone. It's his last connection to her.

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A guide to bad movies

They're so bad, they're good. Movie buff Scott Simms tells us about some truly awful films, that he says are secretly amazing.

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Poaching evidence found at Salmon Brook

Members of the Aboriginal Fishery Guardians say they've discovered evidence of salmon poaching near Glenwood. We talk to Calvin Francis, chief of the Gander Bay Indian Band Council.

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Gander's first Gay Pride March

The CBC's Tyler Dunne talks with some of the people partaking in Gander's first Gay Pride March.

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Random Island man searches for history

Norman Marsh lives on Random Island. In his spare time, Marsh grabs his shovel and metal detector and heads outside. The CBC's Tyler Dunne met up with him to look for treasure.

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Dozens disrupt hospital announcement to protest Springdale doctor's departure

Several dozen protesters were at a provincial government announcement in Springdale on Wednesday in support of their family doctor, Dr. Todd Young. The CBC's Garrett Barry was there.

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Health Canada recalls some blood pressure pills

If you are taking a blood pressure medication, you should check your prescription. Health Canada recalled a popular drug earlier this week. Pharmacist Trent White tells us what your next steps should be.

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Gander's pigeon problems

The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to Gander Mayor Percy Farwell about the infestation of pigeons at the town's public works depot and how they plan to deal with the problem.

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NLer working to protect the Queen

Master Corporal Cathy Kean is a Newfoundlander with the RCAF contingent in England. The CBC's Tyler Dunne talks to her making history in her duties with the Queen's Guard.

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Journalism prof weighs in on the health of local media

Journalism professor Kim Kierans talks about the change in local journalism, after the new that the four local papers in Central Newfoundland will combine into a free single publication.

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Former employee laments loss of local paper

After over 80 years in business, four local papers in Central Newfoundland are closing their doors. Gerry Gardner worked in the newspaper industry in Grand Falls-Windsor for 20 years. He speaks with the CBC's Tyler Dunne.

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Bicycle Angels give back in Gander

Gander's Bicycle Angels are on a mission to give free bikes to those in need. We meet Cass Norman and Stephanie Shelley.

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Moreton's Harbour Community Museum re-opens

There's new life in the Morton's Harbour Museum, all thanks to the passion of one woman. We get a tour of the historic building with Cheryl Dearing.

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Summerford's Pothole Man takes matter in his own hands

Ernest Barnes has spent days, and countless cans of fluorescent spray paint, marking pot holes in his area. The CBC's Martin Jones asked the self-proclaimed Pothole of Summerford.

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James P. Howley named Person of National Significance

Ground-breaking geologist James P. Howley was honoured by the federal government more than one hundred years after his death. We ask MUN historian Jeff Webb why Howley was significant to this province's history.

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Lakewood Academy recreated in Legos

The video of Glenwood Irving by Lego is legendary. Now, Lakewood Academy in Appleton has released a new Lego video that recreates like inside their school.

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Linking family doctors for better pateint care

Dr. Jared Butler of the Shalloway Family Practice Network explains how the network will bring family physicians throughout the Central NL together for the benefit of all, especially the patients.

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Same day HIV-AIDS testing happening in NL

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. We talk to Debbie Kelly of MUN's School of Pharmacy about how the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador is promoting rapid-result tests for HIV testing in some pharmacies across the province.

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Mummers horror movie comes full circle in Twillingate

Bhaveek Makan grew up in Central Newfoundland. The Vancouver-based film maker recently returned to the island to shoot a horror movie based on the lore of mummers and fairies in this province. The CBC's Melissa Tobin visited the set.

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Keeping kids reading during the summer

Summer slide may sound like a fun activity, but it's really a slippery slope for reading skills. Courtney Crocker of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries here in Central tells us more about a program to keep kids engaged over the summer break.

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Syrian refugee family leaves Lewisporte

The Moufleh family moved to Lewisporte a year and a half ago as one of two Syrian refugees families in the community. Now, they're leaving Newfoundland. The CBC's Melissa Tobin will brings us their story.

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GFW man turns hobby of making trout spinners into new passion

He makes fishing tackles to keep from catching the blues. We speak with Sean Etheridge of Grand Falls-Windsor, the man behind Das-A-Spinner.

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Gander Collegiate gets Inclusive Education Award of the Year

Principal Greg Drover of Gander Collegiate about why the school was named the Inclusive Education Award for 2018.

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Gander radiologist says bullying, intimidation forced her out of hospital

Dr. Paula Kennedy, a former radiologist at at Gander's James Paton Memorial Hospital, says a campaign of workplace bullying and intimidation has forced her from her job, hurt her reputation, and is costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. The CBC's Garrett Barry explains.

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CNIB looking for volunteers in Central NL

This year marks 100 years for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. We talk with Deborah Wearn, with the CNIB in Newfoundland and Labrador, to find out about some of the programs offered if this province.

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Cliff hanging in Quirpoon

It will be a view like no other. This summer you can watch icebergs and whales from a bubble on the edge of a cliff way up on the Northern Peninsula. We talk to Ed English of Linkum Tours about the new cliff pods.

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Quirky new board game about making jam gets green light

A sneaky raccoon from Ontario is trying to steal all of your partridge jam. We talk to game designer Jason Anarchy about his latest project, Newfoundland Jam.

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Springdale's Pride Week comes to close

This is Pride Week in Springdale. We talk to resident and LGBTQ activist Ryan Reid about what's been going on.

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Crossroads Music Festival bring EDM to all ages

The first ever Crossroads Music Festival happens in Gander on June 30th. We find out more about the all-ages electronic dance fest from organizers Robert Stockley and Joshua John.

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New type of care model coming to Botwood

Botwood will be the first community to introduce remote mental health services using the provincial Telehealth system. The CBC's Garrett Barry speaks with Health Minister John Haggie.

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No off grounds lunch EVI students next year

Students at Exploits Valley Intermediate in Grand Falls-Windsor will not be allowed off school grounds for lunch next year. We ask principal John Antle why.

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Shipping containers create issues in Gander

Gander's town council is trying to figure out what to do with a mushrooming number of shipping containers popping up on properties around the community. We find out more from councillor Pat Woodford.

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Grandma makes it to grad

A grandmother from Brown's Arm nearly missed her grandson's graduation but the kindness of others saved the day. Fanny Smith tells us her story.

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Cleaning up the illegal dump sites of Botwood

Botwood has become a dumping ground lately. But a team of residents decided to team up to do something about it. CBC's Martin Jones spoke with the organizers of the cleanup effort.

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Baie Verte seniors' home remains closed

We talk to Derek Simmons, the province's fire commissioner, about why the Bay View Manor seniors' home in Baie Verte has not gotten the green light to re-open after a fire last April.

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Peacocks living large in Campbellton

The Campbellton Berry Farm isn't just juicy berries. It's also home to about a dozen peacocks. The CBC's Melissa Tobin found more about the muster from farmer Victoria Thornley.

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Diesel the dog returns to owner who pleaded guilty to neglect

The manager of the Gander and Area SPCA Bonnie Harris is still upset by the Court Order she abided by last week to give a dog back to its owner who plead guilty to neglecting her animals. She speaks with the CBC's David Newell.

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NLESD strictly enforcing bussing rule in coming school year

Terry Hall of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District talks about why the board in being strict on the 1.6km rule.

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MUN researchers examine plastics amounts in fish diets

Researchers at Memorial University recently published a paper with some good news about ocean plastics. Max Liboiron tell us about the results.

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One salmon limit bad for business

We talk to John Sheppard, who owns a store owner that sells salmon flies and angling gear, who says the one-fish limit on salmon retention this year could put him out of business.

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George's Brook - Milton elects first municipal council

The residents of George's Brook - Milton voted in their first municipal election on Tuesday. We talk to Craig Pardy and Sarah Whelan, who were both among the seven people elected to council.

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NL coach heading to 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

The athletes she coaches may come home with medals or just big smiles. But Rosemary Ryan is glad she'll be a part of it. The Newfoundland woman was just picked as a coach for the Canadian team at next year's Special Olympics World Summer Games.

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Poor internet bad for business in rural NL

Zach Healey lives in rural Newfoundland owns and operates Central Motion Graphics and Designs, where he does graphics for video. But he says his poor internet connection isn't good for his business.

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Illegal dumping persists is Botwood

Mayor Scott Sceviour talks about plans to clean up a huge illegal dumping ground in Botwood.

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New museum exhibit tells the ABC's on NL

Curator Connie Penton of the Mary March Museum gives us a tour of the new exhibit, Newfoundland from A to Z.

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Baby bumps in Central NL delivery services

Heath Brown, VP of community health for Central Health, talks about the issues surrounding delivery services in the region.

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NS legislature's anti-bullying policy

The Speaker of the House in Nova Scotia, Liberal Kevin Murphy, tells us how it acted to prevent bullying and harassment from becoming part of life within government.

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Updating the Mary March Museum

The permanent exhibit at the Mary March Museum has been updated to today's political climate. Curator Connie Penton tells us about the changes, particularly those to the Beothuk exhibit.

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GFW mayor calls on province to build wood resources

Mayor Barry Manual of Grand Falls-Windsor say he wants the provincial government to make better use of the forest resource in providing local employment.

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Legos and beer for the Port Rexton Volunteer Fire Department

Alicia MacDonald of the Port Rexton Brewery and Geffery FowLow, chief of the Port Rexton Volunteer Fire Department tells us about the Cut Throat Lego Competition this weekend to help raise money for the Jaws of Life.

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The female MHA experience

NDP Lorraine Michael and Liberal Sandra Kelly - two women who served as members of the House of Assembly - talk about about their experiences and whether there were times when they felt bullied.

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NDP leaders talks about harassment in the HoA

Allegations of harassment against Liberal government member Eddie Joyce dominated Question Periods in the House of Assembly last week. We speak with NDP leader Gerry Rogers about what she's seen in her time in government.

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Central teen disconnects from a year

The smart phone is in just about every part of most people's lives these days. But for the past year, 19-year-old Kyra Fancey has gone without one. We ask her about her experience and why she did it.

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Canada fails to protect wild salmon from aquaculture: federal report

We talk to Steve Sutton of the Atlantic Salmon Federation a report from the federal environment commissioner that says the country has failed to protect wild salmon from aquaculture.

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LGBTQ activist talks Springdale and religion

Ryan Reid speaks to us about how religious beliefs in his community play a big part behind the controversy of a rainbow crosswalk in Springdale.

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A healthy way to eat Newfoundland food

We talk to author Jessica Mitton about her new cookbook that will make your favourite Newfoundland meals much better for you to eat.

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New Indigenous band forms in Burgeo

After feeling like outsiders in the larger Qalipu Mi'kmaq band, some Indigenous people in the Burgeo area decided it was time to re-form their own group. We speak with their newly elected chief.

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Still no decision on rainbow crosswalk in Springdale

The debate over the rainbow crosswalk in Springdale continues, as members of the high school's Gender Sexuality Alliance met with town councillors Monday night. CBC's Martin Jones was there to tell us what happened.

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Rainbow crosswalk helps people feel welcomed say EGAL Canada VP

Susan Rose, national vice-president for EGALE Canada, talks about the reason why the rainbow crosswalk promotes equality for people of all genders and sexualities.

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Empowerment Week begins at Glenwood school

We speak with students at Lakewood Academy in Glenwood about Empowerment Week, which will help them prepare for life outside of school.

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New support group for parents of trans kids starts in central NL

Rebecca Blackmore of the Parents of Trans and Gender Diverse Kids NL and Lab - GFW Chapter talks to us about why she started the group.

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Springdale council denies rainbow crosswalk

A group of LGBTQ+ students in Springdale wanted to paint a crosswalk in rainbow colours but the town council said no. CBC's Martin Jones visited the town to find out why.

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