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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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Fort McMurray evacuee questions the pace of evacuation

After another challenging day for firefighters and other first responders, evacuees face another overwhelming day to escape the ravenous flames.

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Immunotherapy against cancer

Recent studies on immunotherapy drugs are showing signs of effectiveness against a broader range of cancers than previously thought.

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Advertising & Porn

Host Terry O'Reilly explores the increasingly blurry line between advertising and porn.

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The unforgettable spirit of Spirit of the West

A new documentary Spirit Unforgettable poignantly chronicles John Mann's struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

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A former Corner Brook man who lost everything in the Fort Mac fire ponders his future.

The fire in Fort McMurray took George Targett's home and everything that he and his family owned. The real question for the former Corner Brook man is where they'll live now. Targett spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

Download A former Corner Brook man who lost everything in the Fort Mac fire ponders his future.
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A Deer Lake woman grabs her small children and literally runs from the fire in Fort Mac.

For Tara-Lee Decker of Deer Lake, her escape from the fire in Fort McMurray started out on foot with two small children in tow. CBC's Cherie Wheeler reached her yesterday in a work camp in Conklin, Alberta, south of Fort McMurray.

Download A Deer Lake woman grabs her small children and literally runs from the fire in Fort Mac.
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Former Corner Brook resident Blake Crossley and his family escape the Fort Mac fire.

Former Corner Brook resident Blake Crossley and his family are among the tens of thousands who escaped the fire in Fort McMurray this week. Bernice Hillier asked him about their experience and about what happens next.

Download Former Corner Brook resident Blake Crossley and his family escape the Fort Mac fire.
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Dale Kirby wants to see the public library in Corner Brook renegotiate its lease with the City.

Amid a decision by the provincial libraries board to close 54 locations, Minister of Education Dale Kirby says the government should renegotiate a rental deal that gives the City of Corner Brook 200-thousand dollars a year to house the library there.

Download Dale Kirby wants to see the public library in Corner Brook renegotiate its lease with the City.
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"It's been torture." Corner Brook mom relieved that her son and his family in Fort Mac are safe.

Ann Crossley of Corner Brook has a son, Blake, living in Fort McMurray. After an agonizing wait, she found out that he and his young family escaped the fire that is roaring through the city. Ann Crossley spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download "It's been torture." Corner Brook mom relieved that her son and his family in Fort Mac are safe.
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Steady Brook dad relieved that that his nine-year-old daughter has escaped the Fort McMurray fire.

Imagine having your nine-year-old daughter near that forest fire in Fort McMurray and not being with her. Donnie O'Keefe lives in Steady Brook. His daughter, Jordyn, lives with her mother in Fort McMurray, and they both escaped safely on Tuesday.

Download Steady Brook dad relieved that that his nine-year-old daughter has escaped the Fort McMurray fire.
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Liberal MHA Scott Reid hopes his government will reconsider the plan to close 54 libraries.

Not all members of the Liberal government support the decision to close 54 libraries in NL. St. George's-Humber MHA Scott Reid posted on Facebook that "the decision to close libraries needs to be reviewed." He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Liberal MHA Scott Reid hopes his government will reconsider the plan to close 54 libraries.
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A St. Anthony mother is glad that midwives will soon be able to do what they were trained to do.

Michelle Nippard of St. Anthony is glad that new provincial government rules on midwifery will come into effect this fall. Midwives will be able to help expectant and new moms, and deliver babies. Nippard says midwives helped with her son's birth in 2013.

Download A St. Anthony mother is glad that midwives will soon be able to do what they were trained to do.
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Two angry and frustrated people from small communities talk about losing their libraries.

After the provincial cutbacks happen, the Port au Port Peninsula won't have a single library. The Northern Peninsula is losing four libraries. Henry Gaudon of Lourdes and Sarah Payne of Cow Head told Bernice Hillier about the losses to their communities.

Download Two angry and frustrated people from small communities talk about losing their libraries.
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A provincial pride alliance conference in Corner Brook offers students a chance to belong.

A provincial gender sexuality alliance conference called StandOut2 is happening at Corner Brook Regional High. Amber Young is a student in Deer Lake, Megan Scott attends school in Port aux Basques and Rebecca Warren is a student in Corner Brook.

Download A provincial pride alliance conference in Corner Brook offers students a chance to belong.
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A mom mourns the loss of her local library in Port au Port.

54 libraries in the province are being axed due to cuts in the NL government's budget. One of the libraries is at St. Thomas Aquinas school in Port Au Port. Cheryl Bennett, a single mom of a 10-year-old daughter spoke with Jo-Anne Dooley.

Download A mom mourns the loss of her local library in Port au Port.
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A friend of Corner Brook's Bud Dunphy pays tribute to the late skier and community volunteer.

Bud Dunphy of Corner Brook died this week, in his 89th year. He was a downhill skier, outdoorsman, community volunteer - and prankster. Corner Brook Winter Carnival mascot Dave "Leif The Lucky" Elms worked on the carnival committee with Dunphy.

Download A friend of Corner Brook's Bud Dunphy pays tribute to the late skier and community volunteer.
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We look back on a work-related accident in 1959 that killed three loggers from Bonne Bay.

Augustus Pittman of Rocky Hr. has had his name added to a special monument. He and two other men died in a work-related accident at Norris Point in 1959. His granddaughter, Dorothy Payne and his son, David Pittman spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download We look back on a work-related accident in 1959 that killed three loggers from Bonne Bay.
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A stationary bicycle at Labrador Straits Academy helps students burn off energy, regain focus.

A new stationary bicycle at Labrador Straits Academy is helping students burn off extra energy and re-focus their attention. Kindergarten teacher Dawn Turley spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

Download A stationary bicycle at Labrador Straits Academy helps students burn off energy, regain focus.
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A Codroy Valley woman is headed to the World Masters darts competition in England.

Patricia Farrell of O'Regans in the the Codroy Valley is the number-one ranked women's darts player in the country, and she recently qualified for the World Masters competition in England in the fall. Farrell spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A Codroy Valley woman is headed to the World Masters darts competition in England.
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Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Woody Point's late mayor, Ken Thomas.

Woody Point Mayor Ken Thomas tirelessly promoted his community and region. Thomas passed away last weekend, and people are paying tribute to his life and work. Councillor Fred MacLean and Writers at Woody Point founder Steve Brunt knew Ken Thomas well.

Download Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Woody Point's late mayor, Ken Thomas.
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An artist sews six-thousand fabric flowers onto a blanket to honour fallen WWI soldiers.

Corner Brook artist Jackie Alcock has sewn thousands of fabric forget-me-nots onto a military blanket, to honour Royal Newfoundland Regiment soldiers who fought and died in World War I. Lt.-Col. Kevin Bond is c/o of the regiment's 2nd Battalion.

Download An artist sews six-thousand fabric flowers onto a blanket to honour fallen WWI soldiers.
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A motel owner in Baie Verte Junction says the NL budget is already scaring tourists away.

The owner of the Junction Inn at Baie Verte Junction says the provincial budget is driving tourists away. Velma Rideout says she has already had cancellations from would-be visitors. CBC spoke with her and with Dion Finlay of Hospitality NL.

Download A motel owner in Baie Verte Junction says the NL budget is already scaring tourists away.
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Figure skaters give their last show before finishing with Silver Blades.

Three young figure skaters from the Silver Blades club in Corner Brook were to give their last show April 23. Brian McHugh spoke with Amber Murrin, Jasmine Penney and Leah Whitten, and coach April Barron.

Download Figure skaters give their last show before finishing with Silver Blades.
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WorkplaceNL says it's working to make sure injured workers still get chiropractic services.

The commission that runs workers compensation says it's doing what it can to make sure injured workers keep getting chiropractic services, despite a dispute with the chiropractors association. Leslie Galway of WorkplaceNL spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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A psychologist tells us how couples can reduce stress caused by the provincial budget.

The new provincial budget is bound to put a strain on everyone's household budget - and on couples' relationships. Grenfell Campus psychologist Dr. Veronica Hutchings spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A psychologist tells us how couples can reduce stress caused by the provincial budget.
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WorkplaceNL won't pay you for chiropractor treatments because of a contract dispute.

A contract dispute between chiropractors and Workplace NL means injured workers will not have their chiropractic treatments paid for. Darrel Wade is with the NL Chiropractic Association and Trish Dodd is with the province's Injured Workers Association.

Download WorkplaceNL won't pay you for chiropractor treatments because of a contract dispute.
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A King's Point man and his son carried a lost, 108-pound Labrador retriever to safety.

On Sunday night, Jason Penney of King's Point heard that a dog was lost. People planned to search for it in the morning, but he and his 17-year-old son decided not to wait. Cherie Wheeler asked Penney about carrying the dog through the woods to safety.

Download A King's Point man and his son carried a lost, 108-pound Labrador retriever to safety.
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Qalipu menbership update with Chief Brendan Mitchell

Many people with Mi'kmaq ancestry are still waiting to find out if they'll be accepted as Qalipu members. We get an update on timelines from Chief Brendan Mitchell.

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Hopes for Corner Brook's new hospital are still alive.

Even with the budget cuts, hopes for the new hospital are still alive. We spoke to John Haggie, our Health Minister, about the governments plans.

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Cuts coming to Western Health.

Western Health announces cost cutting measures. Devon Goulding, of Western Health, explains the wheres and whys.

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What happens ater the budget?

Is last weeks budget any easier to swallow with a few days to think about it? We speak to Midge Jones, Glen Keeling and Jade Kearley to get their concerns on the budget.

Download What happens ater the budget?
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English School Board closes school in Conche.

It's news no community wants to hear. In September Secred Heart All Grade in Conche will not open. Paula Talbot is a parent from Conche and she was at the meeting in St. John's.

Download English School Board closes school in Conche.
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Board of Trade president worries about the budget's impact on Corner Brook.

The president of the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade worries how the provincial budget will affect the city's economy. Sheldon Peddle says hikes in service fees and in taxes will affect how much money people have to spend. He spoke with Brian McHugh.

Download Board of Trade president worries about the budget's impact on Corner Brook.
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A tourism operator isn't too concerned about the upcoming season, after the budget news.

Some rate increases in Thursday's budget could stop people from visiting here. Fees for parks and camp grounds will go up, as will gas prices and provincial ferry rates. But Peter Fenwick, the owner of Inn at the Cape, doesn't think tourism will suffer.

Download A tourism operator isn't too concerned about the upcoming season, after the budget news.
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Norris Point's Shirley Montague to receive special honour at ECMA Week in Sydney, NS.

Norris Point's Shirley Montague is a musician, singer, songwriter, and festival organizer. Now, add "Stompin' Tom Award Recipient". She'll receive it at the East Coast Music Association awards on Sunday.

Download Norris Point's Shirley Montague to receive special honour at ECMA Week in Sydney, NS.
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Newfoundlander wants to re-train out-of-work oil industry workers for renewable-energy jobs.

A new group wants to help laid-off oil industry workers - many of them from this province - to re-train for jobs in renewable energy. Adam Cormier of Iron and Earth, a non-profit group, spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Newfoundlander wants to re-train out-of-work oil industry workers for renewable-energy jobs.
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Transgender woman, originally from Corner Brook, helped change provincial law.

Transgender people from this province can now change the gender marker on their birth certificate without having gender confirmation surgery. The change to the law is partially thanks to Savannah Burton, a trans woman originally from Corner Brook.

Download Transgender woman, originally from Corner Brook, helped change provincial law.
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Abandon...wharf? What will DFO do about the wharf that leads to Channel Head lighthouse?

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans wants to dismantle a wharf and walkway that lead to the Channel Head lighthouse, near Port Aux Basques. But local history enthusiasts say people use the wharf and walkway to visit. Joe McGrath is with DFO.

Download Abandon...wharf? What will DFO do about the wharf that leads to Channel Head lighthouse?
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Pasadena fire chief happy that departments will also be allowed to help with medical emergencies.

Local fire departments have oxygen and defibrillators, but they aren't always asked to help with medical emergencies. That will change when changes are made to the province's 911 response system. Darren Gardner is Pasadena's fire chief.

Download Pasadena fire chief happy that departments will also be allowed to help with medical emergencies.
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Parents in Conche worry their kids will get sick if they have to be bused over a pothole-filled road.

The road to Conche has potholes and washboard conditions most of the time, but parents also worry that their kids will have to be bused over it every day if their school closes. Deputy mayor Charlene Kearney spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Parents in Conche worry their kids will get sick if they have to be bused over a pothole-filled road.
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A McIvers woman says a former ten-minute wait for emergency responders took an hour.

Krista Ricketts of McIvers says it took emergency crews almost an hour to come and help her uncle, who was in medical distress. Before a new 911 system started, it would take 10 minutes. We spoke with her and Eddie Joyce, minister of emergency services.

Download A McIvers woman says a former ten-minute wait for emergency responders took an hour.
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A Port aux Basques man wants DFO to delay dismantling the wharf to a local lighthouse.

History and tourism buff Scott Strickland wants DFO to hold off on dismantling a wharf and walkway that lead to Channel Head lighthouse near Port Aux Basques. Town council held a meeting Monday to discuss the options, and Strickland spoke with Bernice.

Download A Port aux Basques man wants DFO to delay dismantling the wharf to a local lighthouse.
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A McIvers woman says a former 5-minute wait for emergency responders took an hour.

Krista Ricketts of McIvers says it took emergency crews almost an hour to come and help her uncle, who was in medical distress. Before a new 911 system started, it took 10 minutes. We spoke with her and Eddie Joyce, minister of emergency services.

Download A McIvers woman says a former 5-minute wait for emergency responders took an hour.
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No moose-toque about it: A young skier from Pasadena wins a national art contest.

9-year-old Eva Parr of Pasadena recently won a national design contest. A picture she drew of a moose on skis will adorn the official toque to be handed out to every Jackrabbit skier in the country next year. Eva and her mom, Norma, spoke with Bernice.

Download No moose-toque about it: A young skier from Pasadena wins a national art contest.
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We ask a synchro swim coach how Corner Brook will manage with only one pool

The swimming pool at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University shut down on Sunday, so the city's remaining pool has to be shared by all. Frances Drover is with the Corner Brook Reflections synchronized swim club, and she spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download We ask a synchro swim coach how Corner Brook will manage with only one pool
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100 years and going strong - meet Les Loder of Summerside, a century old on Sunday.

He's normally a very, very quiet man, but this weekend Les Loder is letting family and friends fuss over him. Sunday is his 100th birthday, after all. CBC's Cherie Wheeler stopped by Bayshore Estates Retirement Home in Irishtown to meet Les Loder.

Download 100 years and going strong - meet Les Loder of Summerside, a century old on Sunday.
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Howley man ticked over parking ticket he got at a Johnny Reid concert in Corner Brook.

Johnny Reid delighted fans in Corner Brook this week. But some fans who parked outside weren't so happy. Some of them received tickets for parking illegally on the side of the road. Don Shea of Howley was ticketed. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Howley man ticked over parking ticket he got at a Johnny Reid concert in Corner Brook.
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If Gros Morne National Park ever gets a protective buffer zone, how would it work?

In 2014, Gros Morne National's Parks UNESCO Heritage Site designation was called into question, amid a proposal to drill for oil. Suzanne Dooley of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society in the province says discussions about a buffer zone continue.

Download If Gros Morne National Park ever gets a protective buffer zone, how would it work?
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Saltos Gymnastics Club hosts the first-ever provincial trampoline competition.

Trampolines are more than a pastime for members of the Saltos Gymnastics Club. This weekend, the first-ever provincial trampoline competition is being held in Corner Brook. Denise May is with Saltos, as are athletes Olivia Dennis and Anna Barrett.

Download Saltos Gymnastics Club hosts the first-ever provincial trampoline competition.
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17-year-old Bailey Jordan-Neil of Pasadena just finished recording his debut E.P.

It seems like each week we're hearing about new talent coming out of their shell in Western Newfoundland. Musician Bailey Jordan-Neil is 17 years old and is from Pasadena. He just finished recording his debut E.P., and he spoke with Gary Moore.

Download 17-year-old Bailey Jordan-Neil of Pasadena just finished recording his debut E.P.
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A Corner Brook man wants to people use wind turbines to power their cabins.

Corner Brook's Nick Mercer took a breezy business concept to an entrepreneurship competition and walked away with first place. His idea: selling small wind turbines to people, so they can power their cabins. Mercer spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A Corner Brook man wants to people use wind turbines to power their cabins.
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We hear from the chair of Vine Place, the new group running Crestview Ave's community centre.

Vine Place Community Centre is up and running. A new group runs programs in the building, after NLHC ended its relationship with WestRock Community Centre in the Crestview Ave. area of Corner Brook. Dave Pike, chair of the new group, spoke with Bernice.

Download We hear from the chair of Vine Place, the new group running Crestview Ave's community centre.
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Lucky students from the school in Trout River got to sing with country star Johnny Reid.

Students from Jakeman All-Grade in Trout River got to sing with Canadian country superstar Johnny Reid, last night in Corner Brook. Vanessa Pittman-Baker is a teacher. Students Savannah Skinner and Tanisha Parsons were on stage.

Download Lucky students from the school in Trout River got to sing with country star Johnny Reid.
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News of a possible Norse settlement on the southwest coast is old news for a local man.

The archaeology world is a-flutter about a possible Norse settlement in the Codroy Valley. It may prove to be the only one in North America besides L'Anse aux Meadows. But Wayne MacIsaac says he already had evidence of Vikings in the Valley.

Download News of a possible Norse settlement on the southwest coast is old news for a local man.
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NL's archaelogist says it's too early to tell whether Vikings came to southwestern Newfoundland.

A TV documentary on BBC and PBS indicates Vikings may have come to southwestern Newfoundland, but NL archaeologist Martha Drake says it's too early to tell. Claudelle Devoe of the Codroy Valley Development Association is watching the news with interest.

Download NL's archaelogist says it's too early to tell whether Vikings came to southwestern Newfoundland.
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St. George's weight lifter Cody Blanchard represented NL at a competition in Halifax.

On Saturday, weight lifters from across Atlantic Canada gathered in Halifax for the Atlantic Cup. Though multiple contestants from each province can compete, Cody Blanchard of St. George's was the only athlete from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Download St. George's weight lifter Cody Blanchard represented NL at a competition in Halifax.
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NL's archaelogist says it's too early to tell whether Vikings came to southwestern Newfoundland.

A TV documentary on BBC and PBS indicates Vikings may have some to southwestern Newfoundland, but NL archaeologist Martha Drake says it's too early to tell. Claudelle Devoe of the Codroy Valley Development Association is watching the news with interest.

Download NL's archaelogist says it's too early to tell whether Vikings came to southwestern Newfoundland.
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Does Corner Brook needs another swimming pool?

Representatives from the YMCA held a public forum in Corner Brook on Thursday to discuss the idea of opening an aquatic centre for the region.

Download Does Corner Brook needs another swimming pool?
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Marble Mountain is closing this weekend.

Despite snow on the hills Marble Mountain is closing this weekend. General manager Chris Beckett tells us about Marble Mountain's ski season.

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The Atom B Royals need your vote.

The Atom B Royals are hoping their cheer will get them from the west coast of Newfoundland to the west coast of Canada to see a NHL game. They tell us why, and how we can help

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How to eat healthy on a budget.

We end our healthy eating tips for March with dietitian Heather Allen-Joyce telling Gary Moore how we can eat healthy on a budget.

Download How to eat healthy on a budget.
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Grieving family wants Western Heath to change their policy.

A grieving women says Western Health should change their policy to give people more time to move belongings out of a loved one's room after they die.

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Riding fat bikes up Gros Morne in the winter.

A fat bike adventure like no other. Two cyclists tell us why they spent their Easter weekend riding through the backcountry of Gros Morne to look over Western Brook Gorge.

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Want to start a business. Check out Start Up NL this weekend.

Want to start a business. Go to Start Up NL this weekend. Jacqui Walsh tells us about Start Up NL, happening this weekend.

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When recycling requires rubber to meet the road.

Would you save your recyclables and take them on your next road trip to keep them from the landfill? Chris Soper from Port au Port does just that.

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Applicants for the Qalipu Band given extra time.

The federal government has given about 65-hundred aplicants for the Qalipu Band extra time.

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March is nutrition month-- Sprouting tips

March is nutrition month. Dietitian Heather Allen-Joyce give us some sprouting tips.

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A Corner Brook Regional High teacher receives a national award.

The LORAN scholarships foundation is awarding a teacher from Corner Brook Regional High for her efforts in teaching students to be leaders. Dianne Penney is one of 29 teachers from across the country receiving the honour. She spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A Corner Brook Regional High teacher receives a national award.
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WestRock's executive director comments on the centre losing its court case.

WestRock Community Centre lost its case in Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Centre had tried to stop Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation from ending its relationship with them. Gary Moore spoke with Westrock Executive Director Ben Fitzgerald.

Download WestRock's executive director comments on the centre losing its court case.
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Grenfell Campus still says it has to close the swimming pool, for safety and costs.

Grenfell Campus Associate VP Administration and Finance, Fred Christian-Quinton says it's still too unsafe and costly to keep the swimming pool open, despite critics' opinions that repair work could be done in phases. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Grenfell Campus still says it has to close the swimming pool, for safety and costs.
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Grenfell Campus still says it has to close the swimming pool for safety reasons and costs.

Grenfell Campus Memorial University VP Fred Christian-Quinton says it's still too unsafe and costly to keep the swimming pool open, despite critics' opinions that repair work could be done affordably in phases. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Grenfell Campus still says it has to close the swimming pool for safety reasons and costs.
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A Corner Brook woman has started a petition to ban disposable bags in the city.

They're convenient and cheap, but are disposable plastic bags costing us more than we think? Sara Squires of Corner Brook hates seeing them, so she started a petition this week to ban them in the city. Squires spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A Corner Brook woman has started a petition to ban disposable bags in the city.
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The Grenfell Campus swimming pool is closing.

The Grenfell Campus swimming pool is closing leaving users high and dry. We speak to swimmer Brian Tucker and from the Rapids Swim Club Ed Mercer.

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March is nutrition month--Its all about the portions.

March is nutrition month and dietitian Heather Allen-Joyce tells us that its all about the portions.

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Should the provincial government partner with the private sector in these hard times?

Should the provincial government partner with the private sector in these hard times? We spoke to Richard Alexander, executive director of the NL Employers Council.

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Firefighters in Bay St. George South will respond to reports of criminal activity in their community.

Firefighters in Bay St. George South will respond to reports of criminal activity in their community. We spoke to Brenda Kitchen, a volunteer forefighter from Bay St. George South

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Lisa Myles was stranded in Toronto Airport with improper ID.

WestJet refused to let Lisa Myles board her flight home from Toronto because she didn't have the proper ID. A total stranger came to her rescue. Lisa tells us her story.

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Residents of Bay St. George South meet with RCMP to try to curb break-ins and thefts.

People in Bay St. George South held a public meeting last night to try to end petty crimes, such as thefts of gasoline and break and enters. Concerned resident Elaine Wells spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Residents of Bay St. George South meet with RCMP to try to curb break-ins and thefts.
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First responders learn how to keep people with autism safe during emergencies.

Fires and other emergencies can be especially traumatic for people with autism. Treshana Gosse of the province's autism society is training emergency personnel on the Northern Peninsula to help people with autism stay safe. She spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download First responders learn how to keep people with autism safe during emergencies.
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Grenfell prof says the image of an overlooked woman physicist belongs on our money.

Grenfell Campus prof Geoffrey Rayner-Canham says physicist Harriett Brooks deserves to have her picture on a Canadian bank note. The Bank of Canada is looking for notable Canadian women to feature on the country's currency. He spoke with Bernice Hilier.

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Nutrition Month-- tips on reading food labels

March is nutrition month. Nutritionist and registered dietitian Heather Allen-Joyce give us tips on reading food labels and what we should be looking for.

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A shared passion for 1957 Bombardier snowmobiles.

Seventeen year old Joey Young and his grandfather Hemblah Young share a passion for 1957 Bombardier snowmobles. They tell about their love for these machines.

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The Zack St. Croix Memorial Hockey Tournament.

The fifth annual Zack St.Croix Hockey Tournament takes place in Stephenville this weekend. Glen McCarhy, one of Zack's coaches, shares his memories of Zack.

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How do we produce more food in our province?

Sarah Ferber from Food First NL tells us how we can produce more food in the province so we are not as dependant on outside sources.

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TNL's Youth Theatre will be telling new Newfoundland fairy stories.

A new play from the youth theatre at TNL is telling some new fairy tales of Newfoundland. Rachel Joffred, the director, tells us all about it.

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Petty Thefts in St. George South are on the rise.

People in St. George South say police aren't doing enough to stop petty thefts in the area. We hear from the RCMP.

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What will we do without our sweet mustard pickles?

Residents of Corner Brook are sour about losing their pickles. Residents of Mountainview Estates have their say.

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A string of petty crimes in Bay St. George South

There has been a string of petty crimes in Bay St. Georges South. Elaine Wells, a concerned citizen, tells us how the communities in the area are trying to put a stop the them.

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Pasadena teen's dream comes true.

Jacob Putt got to see and meet his favourite singer and band, Ozzy Osboure and Black Sabbath, when he recieved a gift from the Children's Wish Foundation. Jacab tells us all about it.

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When to take a snow day

Closing school because of weather is not something the school district takes lightly. George Keeping, of NLESD, tells us how that decisionis made.

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Two families lost their home to fire in Margaree this week

Gone before their very eyes. Two families lost the homes to fire in Margaree this week. We hear how they are picking up the pieces.

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Two Americans living in Corner Brook talk about the U.S. presidential race.

We Canadians are fascinated by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the political drama of our neighbours to the south. Rachael Joffred and Catherine Keske actually have a say in who'll be president. They live in Corner Brook, but are American citizens.

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A hard hit from an opponent ends the season for Corner Brook Royals' Ryan Salvis.

A hard hit from a Grand Falls-Windsor player injured Corner Brook Royals forward Ryan Salvis and sidelined him for the senior hockey season. But was there intent to injure? Brian McHugh spoke with Royals' coach Darren Langdon.

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NLHC steps in to take control of WestRock Community Centre in Corner Brook.

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has scrapped the name of WestRock Community Centre in Corner Brook and is putting a new board of directors in charge. NLHC chair and C-E-O John Ottenheimer spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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A "three-year-old" and "14-year-old" talk about having leap year birthdays.

Birthdays are special - VERY special when you're born on Feb. 29 and your big day only comes once every four years. Rick Ash is "14" and Aiden Bennett is "three." They spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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"Adhocracy" wins the Telegram spelling bee for Mattie Cull of Cloud River Academy.

Who needs AutoCorrect when you spell this well? 11-year-old Mattie Cull of Cloud River Academy took home the top prize at the Telegram's annual spelling bee. She spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Members of a Port Aux Basques family will travel to Uganda to help a charity.

Jennifer Spencer of Port Aux Basques is headed to Uganda next month to volunteer in the town of Jinja. Spencer's mother is also volunteering on the trip, and the charity they're travelling with was started by Jennifer's 11-year-old cousin, Jorja.

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EVERYBODY is the class clown...in clown class. We'll talk with the instructor.

No one likes a class clown - well, almost no one. Actor Louise Gauthier encourages clowning around. She's conducting a clowning course in Corner Brook over a series of weekends, and she spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Is the wheelchair-accessible elevator on the MV Apollo safe? A family isn't so sure.

A family in St. Anthony says the wheelchair-accessible elevator on the M-V Apollo is cramped and dangerous. 26-year-old Janine Powell has microcephaly and scoliosis and uses the elevator. Her mom, Wanita Powell spoke with Colleen Connors.

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Be Safe Riding on the Ice

If you are heading to the woods you need to be carefull riding on the ice.

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Labrador-Grenfell Health confirms death of a patient from TB in St. Anthony.

A patient at the hospital in St. Anthony died last week of tuberculosis. Labrador-Grenfell Health says it's following up to make sure others don't get the disease. Dr. David Allison is chief medical officer of health for Newfoundland and Labrador.

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A parent tells us Sacred Heart All-Grade in Conche could be on the chopping block.

Students in Conche could be heading to a new community in September. The English School District is reviewing Sacred Heart All-Grade for closure. It's hard news for the community. Paula Talbot's two children attend the school, and she spoke with us.

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Meet a Corner Brook man who restores snowmobiles from the 1960's and 70's.

People are checking out the showrooms for the sleekest, fastest snowmobiles they can buy, but a guy in Corner Brook won't waste his time at that. For Paul Dwyer, old school is the way to go - restoring old sleds. Brian McHugh paid him a visit.

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Man proposes to his girlfriend on Gros Morne Mountain after a series of calamities.

Calamities threatened the romantic part, but Tony Leitao of Ontario finally managed to propose to his girlfriend, Genevieve atop Gros Morne Mountain in 2012. He spoke with Lindsay Bird.

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Funding search leads Bay of Islands Search and Rescue team to the Lions Den.

Bay of Islands Search and Rescue is raising money for a new mobile unit that will get its crews out faster and provide a warm place to bring someone in out of the cold. Shawn Street is with the organization and he spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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If you think running a half marathon is tough - try doing it with two kids and a stroller.

Florida is a great place to escape the hard work of winter and relax in the sun with the kids - or if you're Peter and Kate Bazeley from Humber Village, it's a great place to run half- marathons and break world records while you do it.

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A guidance counsellor tells us why teens are having such trouble coping.

So much for the carefree days of childhood. Many experts say anxiety is on the rise among children and teenagers. Gerard Lowe, a guidance counsellor at Corner Brook Regional High spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Revue 2015 transgender sketch raises the ire of comedian and trans woman, Lara Rae.

Did a sketch in Rising Tide Theatre's Revue 2015 go too far? Transperson Alex Noel walked out on the show after a sketch featured a male actor playing Caitlyn Jenner. Bernice Hillier spoke with comedian and trams woman Lara Rae, formerly Al Rae.

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