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NL: Corner Brook Morning Show

The people on the west coast of Newfoundland and in Southern Labrador depend on The Corner Brook Morning Show to start their weekdays. The program offers national, regional and local news, weather and sports with a focus on items of interest to those living in Corner Brook and the surrounding area.

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Defying the shut down of Norway's FM Radio service

In a world first, Norway has switched off its FM radio service — but not everyone is celebrating the move to digital.

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How to save an island

The National Film Board of Canada went to visit the island of Fogo, and interview people about their future.

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The biggest stories of 2017

What is it like to confront Harvey Weinstein or to be swept up by the 'antifa' movement?

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A 20 year-old mystery

A well-liked couple are gunned down in a small, Alberta town. Twenty years later, the mystery still lingers.

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Paying it forward - a man whose family spent Christmas at the Janeway is once again raising money to help Janeway families

Paul Heppleston is raising money for families who have to spend Christmas at the Janeway - and it's because he's been there. Heppleston told Bernice Hillier he organized a benefit concert in Corner Brook and is inviting donations by e-mail.

Download Paying it forward - a man whose family spent Christmas at the Janeway is once again raising money to help Janeway families
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Volunteers to the rescue - it looks like Roddickton-Bide Arm finally has enough helpers to open the arena after all

It was dicey for a while. When more than half your population of 999 is 60 years old and over, it can be tricky to find enough volunteers to run the arena. But Roddickton-Bide Arm Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald says people have finally stepped up to help.

Download Volunteers to the rescue - it looks like Roddickton-Bide Arm finally has enough helpers to open the arena after all
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Donations are down this year, so Corner Brook's firefighters need your help for the Christmas toy drive

Donations are down this year, so Corner Brook's firefighters are calling on you for toys and money for their annual Christmas toy drive. They work with the Salvation Army to help families in need. Campaign chairman Gord Hamlyn spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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A Newfoundlander who runs a children's charity in Haiti responds to an international organization's criticisms about orphanages

Karen Huxter, formerly of Springdale has been running a children's home in Haiti for more than 20 years. A group called Lumos says orphanages harm children, exposing them to abuse and trafficking. But Huxter told CBC that her facility is on the level.

Download A Newfoundlander who runs a children's charity in Haiti responds to an international organization's criticisms about orphanages
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Worst thing since sliced bread - a recipe for homemade bread makes a former Newfoundlander the target of trolls

A few tweets from an Alberta woman about homemade bread led to an unexpected, nasty reaction. Krista Ball is from Deer Lake, and was trying get a recipe from her mom. It was all in fun, until a clickbait website called Bored Panda picked up the story.

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A rooster calls for help - and the NL West SPCA answers

The NL West SPCA had an unusual guest check in this week. A rooster came cluckin' for a new home. The group was taken aback by the request, but quickly found a new owner for the bird. The SPCA's Frances Drover spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A rooster calls for help - and the NL West SPCA answers
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Junior jannies: Children at a day care in Corner Brook make their way around the city before Christmas, dressed as mini-mummers

"Hark, what's the noise, out by the porch door?" In Corner Brook, it could be "mummers who are just three or four." Brian McHugh tagged along to see children from a day care make their debut at a shopping mall, in their first public gig as mummers.

Download Junior jannies: Children at a day care in Corner Brook make their way around the city before Christmas, dressed as mini-mummers
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Vivid safety reminder: Corner Brook fire department simulates a home fire involving a dry natural Christmas tree

The Corner Brook fire department set up a model of a household living room on a parking lot, then set a dry, natural Christmas tree on fire. Deputy Fire Chief Craig Harnum told Bernice Hillier about the importance of fire safety during the holidays.

Download Vivid safety reminder: Corner Brook fire department simulates a home fire involving a dry natural Christmas tree
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Looking their best for the Christmas concert - a Corner Brook woman invites people to donate dresses for schoolchildren

A Corner Brook woman has been inviting people to donate dresses, to be given to elementary school students to wear at their Christmas concerts. Bernice Hillier spoke with April MacDonald about her collection efforts.

Download Looking their best for the Christmas concert - a Corner Brook woman invites people to donate dresses for schoolchildren
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Why did the chicken cross the road? Who cares - a farmer just wants to know why he can't put up special animal crossing signs

Port au Port livestock farmer Sam Jesso raises cows, sheep, ducks and hens. They sometimes cross the road, so he bought special warning signs so drivers could be on the lookout. But Jesso told Bernice Hillier the province won't let him put them up.

Download Why did the chicken cross the road? Who cares - a farmer just wants to know why he can't put up special animal crossing signs
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If you see a vulture circling above you near Burgeo, don't play dead! Find out about the town's extremely rare visitor

Move over, seagulls - there's a new scavenger in town in Burgeo. A Black Vulture was recently spotted in the local area for the first time. Avid bird-watcher Ken Knowles of St. John's drove across the island to find it. He told Bernice Hillier about it.

Download If you see a vulture circling above you near Burgeo, don't play dead! Find out about the town's extremely rare visitor
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'You become a displaced person': Seven years later, former Grand Bruit resident reflects on resettling

As CBC explores the thorny issue of resettlement this week, former Grand Bruit resident Cindy Billard reflects on what it was like to leave the southwest coast community seven years ago. She spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Jennifer Hillier-Penney's family searches for closure, a year after the woman went missing in St. Anthony

Jennifer Hillier-Penney of St. Lunaire-Griquet went missing from St. Anthony a year ago this week. Police deemed her disappearance suspicious, but there's been little information on the case. CBC spoke with Jennifer's sister, Yvonne Hillier-Decker.

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Wildlife biologist responds to the request to relax the rules on snares.

Wayne Barney, a senior biologist with Wildlife, speaks with Cherie Wheeler on the use of brass wire snares for rabbit hunting.

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Clothing exhibit aims to help stop people from blaming sexual assault victims

Some people in Corner Brook will put their clothes - and stories - on display. Victoria Jones of Violence Prevention West says an upcoming exhibit, "What Were You Wearing?" will seek to help stop people from blaming victims of sexual assault.

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Level 3 student's Cuddle Bed Project aims to keep palliative care patients and their families close together

Families aren't often able to be physically close to loved ones who are in palliative care, but Corner Brook Level 3 student Sophie Peckford wants to change that. She told Brian McHugh about efforts to raise money for the Cuddle Bed Project.

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Kirk Moore wants to put the Cougar sightings rumours to rest.

Kirk Moore wants to put all the rumours and miss sightings of cougars to rest and catch what he thinks is a large brown cat on camera. He spoke to Colleen Connors.

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Are grey seals eating too many Atlantic salmon?

Ed MacInnis, a salmon angler, thinks seals are having an effect on the number of salmon in some Newfoundland rivers. We spoke to Mr. MacInnis and Garry Stenson, a reseach scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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Railway-themed mural is covered over, but image will re-appear, thanks to donation by sign company

A Corner Brook pizza shop has covered a railway-themed mural with new siding, but sign company E.C. Boone will reproduce the artwork and install a mounted image on the building - all for free. Brenda Lee is with the Downtown Business Association.

Download Railway-themed mural is covered over, but image will re-appear, thanks to donation by sign company
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Two people who use Corner Brook's existing skate park talk about what they'd like the new one to be like

The City of Corner Brook is planning to move the skate park to Wellington Street, and it'll be about the same size as the existing park. Skateboarders Josh Keough and Erik Fisher told Bernice Hillier what improvements they would have liked to see.

Download Two people who use Corner Brook's existing skate park talk about what they'd like the new one to be like
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Success story: Nurse practitioners meet health care needs in communities such as St. George's

Many people in this province have no family doctor, so towns and health clinics are turning more and more often to nurse practitioners as primary health care providers. Bernice Hillier explored the value of nurse practitioners to the health care system.

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The pensions of laid-off Sears workers are in limbo. A financial planner gives advice on protecting ourselves when our retirement income disappears

Gail Paul worked for Sears for 27 years, but says the future of her pension is in jeopardy as the company closes all its stores. Financial planner Blair Kelly spoke with Bernice Hillier about protecting yourself when your retirement income disappears.

Download The pensions of laid-off Sears workers are in limbo. A financial planner gives advice on protecting ourselves when our retirement income disappears
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The MV Apollo is being extended for another year on the Strait of Belle Isle run. We have reaction from a Labrador transportation advocate

The NL government says the ferry MV Apollo is being extended on the Strait of Belle Isle for another year. Bernice Hillier spoke with Trent O'Brien, who used to be the chairman of a transportation committee in southern Labrador.

Download The MV Apollo is being extended for another year on the Strait of Belle Isle run. We have reaction from a Labrador transportation advocate
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Ferry tale - MV Apollo will stay on the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service for at least another year

The MV Apollo (owned & operated by Labrador Marine Inc, a division of the Woodward Group of Companies) will serve the people of the Labrador Straits for at least one more year. Bernice Hillier spoke with Transportation and Works Minister Steve Crocker.

Download Ferry tale - MV Apollo will stay on the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service for at least another year
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A fire in Corner Brook this week points out the importance of fire safety for apartment dwellers

Firefighters in Corner Brook rescued four people and two dogs trapped by a house fire this week. Deputy Fire Chief Craig Harnum says the incident points out the need for residents and property owners to take precautions against apartment fires.

Download A fire in Corner Brook this week points out the importance of fire safety for apartment dwellers
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Corner Brook business having a change of heart about Lauchie McDougall's mural.

A Corner Brook business wanted to cover up Lauchie McDougall's mural that was painted 20 years ago, but they are having a change of heart. Gary Moore speaks with Chad Anstey, the artist.

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Corner Brook's Downtown Business Association is working on helping to save the Lauchie McDougall mural

Corner Brook's Downtown Business Association is working with the owners of Louis Gee's Pizza to see if a deteriorating, history-themed mural on an outside wall can be saved from being covered up as part of renovations. Nicole McKinnon is with the DBA.

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Marble Mountain announces plans to revamp operations at the ski resort, including lowering prices.

Marble Mountain Development Corporation's interim board of directors says big changes are coming to the hill this winter, as a part of plans to make the facility more financially self-sufficient. Interim chair Tony Abbott spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Plans to cover over a Corner Brook mural of "Human Wind Gauge" Lauchie McDougall create an angry storm online

Plans by a Corner Brook pizza restaurant to cover up a peeling, railway-themed mural on an exterior wall have whipped up a public outcry. Joanne Summers of Louis Gee's told Brian McHugh they had no idea that people were so attached to the art work.

Download Plans to cover over a Corner Brook mural of "Human Wind Gauge" Lauchie McDougall create an angry storm online
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The library at Grenfell Campus has cut its hours of operation. The students' union speaks out, and the admin responds

Students at Grenfell Campus will spend less time at the campus library this year, because Memorial University has cut back on library hours. Alex Wicks is with the students' union, and Ivan Emke is acting vice president at Grenfell.

Download The library at Grenfell Campus has cut its hours of operation. The students' union speaks out, and the admin responds
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Jim Parsons and Charles Pender are vying for the mayor's chair in Corner Brook

Jim Parsons and Charles Pender are running for mayor of Corner Brook in the Sept. 26 municipal election. CBC heard from each of them when they announced earlier this year that they planned to run. They spoke with Bernice Hillier on Friday, Sept. 22.

Download Jim Parsons and Charles Pender are vying for the mayor's chair in Corner Brook
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Vote Crocker, or Crocker, or Crocker. Or Brake, or Brake, or Brake. 24 people are running for office in Trout River

While some NL towns can't get enough people to run in municipal elections, Trout River - population 600 - has 24 candidates. Town clerk and returning officer Lorraine Barnes spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Vote Crocker, or Crocker, or Crocker. Or Brake, or Brake, or Brake. 24 people are running for office in Trout River
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