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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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What happened to five-year-old Adrien McNaughton?

In season one of SKS, host David Ridgen goes back to his hometown in a search for answers.

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The nitty-gritty of real life

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A place were everythign changes

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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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Local Woman Waiting for Transplant

Wendy King of Grand Falls-Windsor is in Toronto waiting for a double lung transplant. Her battle with pulmonary hypertension has brought the community together to support her. Our Julia Cook spoke to her for an update on her situation.

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Training hard

A personal trainer in Gander says preparing for a fitness competition was hard on her body and would not recommend it to her clients. Our Melissa Tobin spoke to Sarah Kelly.

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Protecting Your Savings

It might be hard to thick about saving money after the recent provincial budget, but there is a way. Our Julia Cooke spoke to financial advisor Joe Riche.

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Overcoming the Fear of Flying

Last week's plane crash in Gander has many people talking about their fear of flying. Dr. Janine Hubbard is a psychologist in St. John's. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to her about overcoming that fear.

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Dental Association Shocked by Cuts

Add the provincial Dental Association to the list of organizations speaking out against cuts in the recent budget. Our Julia Cook spoke to executive director Anthony Patey.

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Family Honoured For Sacrifices

Of seven siblings, five brothers and one sister of Goodyear family from Grand Falls fought in World War One.The family was honoured in the Legislature yesterday. The CBC's Kenny Sharpe brought us this report.

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Central Health Announces Cuts

Central Health CEO Rosemary Goodyear spoke to reporters about cuts because of last week's provincial budget. CBC's Chris Ensign was at that news conference. Leigh Anne Power then spoke to Hare Bay Mayor James Payne about the closure of the clinic there.

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Kids Interpret Book Into Drawings

The Grade 2/3 class at Centreville Academy are part of a special project. They are drawing a picture based on each page of Canadian children's author Stephanie McLellan. Our Melissa Tobin went there and spoke to students and librarian Veronica Rogers.

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Deputy Mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor Talks About Cuts to the Town in Provincial Budget

Grand Falls-Windsor kept popping up in the provincial budget. The Supreme Court is closing down. The MCP office there will cut walk in service. Major health projects are being deferred or cancelled. Deputy Mayor Darren Finn calls it disappointing

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Speaking With the President of NAPE About the Recent Budget

Details about the recent budget are still being released. While we know about most of the fee increases and new taxes, there's still more to come out about job cuts.Jerry Earle is president of NAPE

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How Your Debt Will Increase Under the New Provincial Budget

Al Antle is the executive director of the credit counselling services of Newfoundland and Labrador. He says this budget is going to hurt people who don't even know it yet.

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What Registered Nurses in the Province Think of the Budget

Last week's budget is hitting everyone in the province hard. In the health care sector, several planned facilities are on hold or cancelled, including a new clinic in Green Bay. Debbie Forward is the president of the province's registered nurse's union.

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Business Owner Says Last Week's Budget is Going to Hit His Operations Hard

Barry Warren owns Dooley's Trucking in Gander. The trucking and delivery company is going to feel the impact of last week's provincial budget in a big way.

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Health Minister Explains Budget Items

The provincial Minister of Health spoke to our Leigh Anne Power about this week's budget, which includes cuts to MCP service in Grand Falls-Windsor and puts a halt to planned labs in that town.

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Teachers' Association Reacts to Budget

Teachers will be faced with bigger classes and even multi-grade classrooms as a result of the provincial budget. NLTA President Jim Dinn spoke to host Leigh Anne Power about what this means.

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Indian Air Force Makes Stop in Gander

Several aircraft from the Indian Air Force have been turning heads in Central Newfoundland this week. Our Melissa Tobin went to the Gander Airport to find out why they were here.

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WestJet Makes Changes to Gander Service

WestJet returned to Gander last year with daily flights to Halifax, but those were short-lived. Our Julia Cook spoke to an airline spokesperson as well as the head of the Gander Airport Authority about changes to their schedule.

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Injured Girl Keeps Positive Outlook

This morning we updated you on the story of Taylor Roberts. She and a friend suffered severe burns last year when an ethanol burner exploded near them. Producer David Newell spoke to Taylor's mother, Lisa.

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Forestry Stakeholders Meet in Wooddale

The minister responsible for the forest industry met with stakeholders in Central Newfoundland last week. This morning, he spoke to our Leigh Anne Power about those meetings.

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Springdale Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

It was a big day in Springdale earlier this week as Josie MacKay celebrated her 100th birthday. Our Julia Cook was there for the party and brought us this report.

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Incident Leads to Attempted Murder Charge

RCMP are still investigating an incident that happened in Botwood this past weekend. Reporter Chris Ensing was in the studio to bring us up to date.

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Local Curlers Heading to Nationals

Trent Skanes, Mike Mosher, Nick Lane and Jeff Rose will be heading to the National Travellers Curling Championships this November. We reached skip Trent Skanes to talk about their recent Provincial Win

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Plans For This Summer's Gathering Near Burlington Are Set

The Gathering has gained a lot of steam since it first started in 2012. This year's event is happening from August 25-27. It's the brainchild of Burlington's own Shaun Majumder

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Regional High School Theatre Festival Week in Central

The regional high school theatre festival continues today in Grand Falls - Windsor. The first half of the festival began in Gander on Tuesday.

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The Frustrations of a Broken Ferry and How It's Impacting People

The Fogo and Change Islands ferry crossing had an eventful morning Thursday. It's out once again with a mechanical issue. Yesterday morning the replacement boat broke down. It just fueled frustrations for ferry passengers.

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Grand Falls Windsor Has a New Centre to Study the Genetics of Hearing Loss

A genomics based resaerch and development centre is opening up in Grand Falls Windsor. At it's core the project's goal is to create hearing aids for people specific genetic issues.

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Badger Woman's Facebook Post Goes Viral After Kind Offer to Give Away Prom Dress

Prom is exciting for grads and also very expensive. A young woman from Badger wanted to help out an up and coming grad with those costs by giving away her 600 dollar dress. Our Julia Cook spoke with Alexandra Walbourne

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Minister of Transportation and Works Talks About The MV Veteran

The CBC's Chris Ensing spoke with Minister of Transportation and Works Al Hawkins to get his thoughts on the latest troubles with The MV Veteran.

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Organization Helping Build Businesses

The YMCA has a pilot project in Bonavista that is giving new businesses a boost. Our Melissa Tobin spoke to the head of the project and a person who is benefiting from the help.

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Shipbuilder Promises Support for Ferries

The MV Veteran is broken down again. The CBC's Chris Ensing spoke to Jan van Hogerwou of Damen Shipyards, the company that built the ship.

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Fisherman Impacted by Changes Weighs In

The Last In-First Out policy used by the federal department of fisheries will be reviewed - as will potential changes to shrimp quotas for Newfoundland harvesters. Host Leigh Anne Power spoke to fisherman Paul Pike about the situation.

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Roundabout a Go for Grand Falls-Windsor

A controversial plan to install a roundabout at a dangerous intersection in Grand Falls-Windsor was approved by the town council there this week. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to Mayor Barry Manuel.

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Resident Surprised at Decision

The person who requested government documents on relocation votes for Little Bay Islands was surprised at the decision not to move. She spoke to our Leigh Anne Power.

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A Chance Meeting

A Badger man was visiting Fogo Island this past weekend when he hit the trails for a snowmobile ride. He never thought he'd meet the Prime Minister there. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to Gus Loder about the meeting.

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Applications to Qalipu to be Resubmitted

Thousands of applications to the Qalipu Mi'Kmaq band will be reconsidered thanks to a recent court decision. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to Qalipu lawyer Jamie Lickers and Gary Bennett, who is directly impacted by the decision.

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International Students Get a Taste of Rural Life in Twillingate

Culture to Community is a program from Memorial University That introduces international students to rural Newfoundland and Labrador. This week, the group paid a visit to J. M. Olds Collegiate in Twillingate

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A Look At Relocation Costs For Little Bay Islands

The provincial government would save money if it relocated people on Little Bay Islands. You'll be surprised where the savings would come from.

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Talking About Domestic Violence and Cyberbullying With Teens.

Last weekend forty young people spent the weekend learning about family violence and cyberbullying, in an open environment. The local community youth network, RCMP and Roads to End Violence organization hosted the weekend for teens.

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GFW Announces Line-Up For This Year's Salmon Festival

The line-up for this year's Salmon Festival is out. We'll get the details from Grand Falls-Windsor mayor Barry Manuel.

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Tough Post Secondary Decisions Face Students in Newfoundland and Labrador

Students in Newfoundland and Labrador have some tough post-secondary decisions to make. They're being made even tougher with our current economic crunch.

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A New Book About the Battle of Beaumont Hamel

A new book about the Battle of Beaumont Hamel walks you through Newfoundland Park with maps and photos to help you follow the events leading up to July 1, 1916. We talk to the author.

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Honouring Her Brothers That Died At Sea, Fifty Years Later

This year, Georgina Moss of Gander took a very special trip with the local 103 Search and Rescue Squadron to commemorate her brothers deaths, fifty years ago.

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Province's Archaeology Society Wants to Document Private Collections of Artifacts to Give Us a Clearer Picture of Our Past

The province's archaeological society is looking for people's private collections of artifacts. They want to document the collections and fill in gaps in our knowledge of our history

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Gander Man Completes Cain's Quest

Teams left last Friday night on one of the longest snowmobile races in the world. A week later, with many riders having to leave the event, some crossed the finish line. Mark Tinkham of Gander was one of the successful riders.

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Health Minister Dr. John Haggie Addresses the Issues With Management at Central Health

Health Minister for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. John Haggie addresses the issues with management at Central Health

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"Racket" - A New Book of Short Stories From Some of the Province's Best Writers

For most Newfoundlanders, a racket is a bunch of loud noises you'd rather not hear. But the new collection of short stories by that name is certainly not that. The book contains work by many of the best writers the province has.

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103 Search and Rescue Squadron Receives Award for Rescue Call from Canadian Coast Guard Ship.

The past few weeks have been busy for the 103 Search and Rescue Squadron. That bright yellow cormorant helicopter has been on calls across Atlantic Canada.But earlier this week the team was awarded for their work during a mission last April.

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Hydroponics Growing System at Glovertown Academy

Students Glovertown Academy are getting green thumbs. The school is the first to take part in a pilot project with Memorial University's Encatus. They'll be using hydroponics growing systems to grow vegetables in the classroom.

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Fueling Up With the Right Stuff - A Dietitian Talks About Healthy Eating For Athletes

We speak with a dietitian about the unhealthy food environment at sports arenas and what athletes should be eating.

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Eric's Time - The Gander March Hare Celebrates Year Fifteen

The March Hare is an annual celebration of literature, poetry and music that takes place in many locations across Canada and the United States. The Gander event called Eric's Time has been part of the series for many years.It is going ahead for the

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Snowmobile Fatality in Gander Bay

For the second time in two weeks - a man is dead after falling through ice in Central Newfoundland. The latest incident happened in Gander Bay.

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Two New Councillors in Grand Falls - Windsor

Two empty seats on the Grand Falls-Windsor town council were filled in a by-election last night. We talk to the winners.

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GFW Fire Department Now Has Pet Masks For its Emergency Medical Oxygen Equipment

Fire departments in our province are trained to help people in all kinds of emergencies. Now they can also help out your pets. The Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Department now has pet masks for its emergency medical oxygen equipment.

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Gander Man Named Top Comedian in the Province Last Week

A Gander man has won a contest giving him the title of top comedian in the province. Liam Small beat out several others in James Mullinger's Comedy Boot Camp last week.

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Speaking With the Gander Women's Centre on International Women's Day

It's International Women's Day. While many things have changed for women, we're speaking with the Gander Women's Centre about some issues that women still face.

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Problems With NL Hydro's Dam Across the Exploits at Bishop's Falls and Grand Falls-Windsor

The snowfall over the weekend has snowmobilers anxious to get on the trails.But N-L Hydro is warning people to stay off the Exploits River around a popular crossing area. Damage to the dam in Bishop's Falls is making the area unsafe.

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Provincial NDP and a Student Talk About School Closures in the Central Region

As the provincial government attempts to pare down its spending, the English school district is reviewing the futures of five schools. Two of the schools at risk of closure are in Central Newfoundland.

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Searchers Recovery Body of Missing Man

The search for a missing man near Botwood ended on Wednesday after Exploits Search and Rescue and RCMP located the body of the 51-year-old ice fisherman. The CBC's Chris Ensign spoke to Leigh Anne Power about the sad scene.

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Return to Sender

When a package sent from Bonavista to Calgary last Christmas was returned to the sender a week ago having been opened with items missing, the family had questions. Our David Newell brought us that story.

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Health Critic Blasts Authority for Inaction

PC Health Critic Steve Kent is wondering with Central Health has not started to implement changes he suggested when Minister - and why current Health Minister John Haggie is not acting on them, either. He spoke to our Leigh Anne Power.

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Warm Weather Changing Rules for Winter Tourism

The lack of snow this winter means the tourism industry has to touts other positives to attract visitors to Central Newfoundland. Adventure Central's Catherine Swan spoke to our Leigh Anne Power about the alternatives.

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Family Dedication Drives Young Gymnast

Working out three times a week in any sport requires dedication. But for 10-year-old gymnast Kylie John of Conne River, it means more than 15 hours driving a week to get to her training facility. Our Julia Cook spoke to Kylie and her dad, Corey John.

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Long Term Care Report Skews Numbers: Town Council

The Town Council of Grand Falls-Windsor says a recent study into Long Term Care needs in the Central region divides the area incorrectly. Deputy Mayor Darren Finn spoke to Leigh Anne about council's concerns.

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Nurses Union Say Communication Lacking

We've heard from some doctors working for Central Health who have concerns about administration at the authority. The union representing nurses have some of the same worries. Host Leigh Anne Power spoke to RNUNL President Debbie Forward.

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Physicians Calling Out Health Minister

Doctors working at Central Health are concerned about how the authority is being run. They are asking the Minister of Health - and former colleague - John Haggie to intervene. The CBC's Carolyn Stokes spoke to our Leigh Anne Power about the situation.

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Veteran Reporter Retires

Today is the last day of work for a familiar face at CBC in this province. Azzo Rezori is retiring after 29 years on the job. Our Leigh Anne Power spoke to him.

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