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NL: Corner Brook Morning Show

 

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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'We have our dog back'

B.C. woman has decided to treat pet with medical marijuana.

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Richard Simmons' disappearance

This reporter was investigating Richard Simmons' disappearance long before it reached podcast fame.

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Female doctors need now apply

Michael Enright's essay explores the treatment of female MDs during medical emergencies on planes;

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House flipping tax?

Ontario's Finance Minister says he is considering a foreign buyer's tax, but that may not be the best approach.

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NL Snowmobile Federation GM says ATV and dirt bike riders should pay fees to help maintain the trails

The general manager of the NL Snowmobile Federation wants ATV and dirt bike drivers to pay trail fees, to help pay for the upkeep of Newfoundland's snowmobile trails. Ben Fitzgerald spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Corner Brook mother pleads for return of daughter who was lured to "cult" in Costa Rica

The family of 21-year-old Kayla Reid of Corner Brook worry about her well-being and want her home. She went missing in February and has turned up with a group in Costa Rica. Her mom, Tammy Reid and aunt, Glenda Buckle, have concerns about its leader.

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Conservation advocate speaks out against cuts to government agencies in charge of protecting the environment

Some of the 300 managers recently laid off by the NL government were in charge of environment and conservation. Biologist and conservation advocate Bill Montevecchi says these kinds of cuts have to stop.

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What would you do for a vacation?

Trucks, planes and a snowmobile. A St. Lunaire Griquet woman refuses to let the 4-day blizzard keep her from a dream vacation in Cuba. Hear her wild story.

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Book tells how German immigrants brought gypsum and cement industries to Corner Brook.

A new book tells how the cement plant and the gypsum plant in Corner Brook were two of the industries brought to Newfoundland by Germans in the years of Premier Joey Smallwood. Author Gerhard Bassler spoke with the CBC's Cherie Wheeler about Escape Hatch.

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Down to the wire - an incredible save in an overtime shootout wins the league championship for the Western Kings Bantam Triple-A hockey team

The Western AAA Bantam Kings beat the St. John's Hitmen in an incredible final hockey game for the league title last weekend. Goalie Lucas Park of the Kings made the crucial save in the shootout. He and his coach, Mark Robinson spoke with Brian McHugh.

Download Down to the wire - an incredible save in an overtime shootout wins the league championship for the Western Kings Bantam Triple-A hockey team
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Rejected applicants for the Qalipu Mi'kmaq band speak out at a public meeting in Corner Brook

Applicants to the Qalipu Mi'kmaq band are still receiving letters telling them they've gotten or been denied indigenous status. Last night at a public forum in Corner Brook, some expressed their frustrations. Bernice Hillier was at the MFNAN meeting.

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Its Pink Shirt Day

School kids across the country will wear pink t-shirts today to show support for an end to bullying. But IS the anti-bullying message really getting through? We hear from Roger Zilkoeski, a Corner Brook father who thinks it's not.

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Corner Brook is getting a new hospital. No, really. NL's health minister gives the details

We've heard it before, but on Friday, the premier announced that Corner Brook is getting a new hospital. Construction will start in 2019, with the facility opening by the fall of 2023. Health Minister Dr. John Haggie gave the details to Bernice Hillier.

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Recognition at last. Mi'kmaq elder Calvin White on FINALLY being approved for Indian status,

He was left off the FIRST Founding Members list for Qalipu, even though few, if any, have fought harder for recognition of Mi'kmaq in Newfoundland. Now, at last, elder Calvin White has been approved for Indian status. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Applicants to the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation are finding out if their applications are approved or denied.

Letters from the enrolment committee for the Qalipu First Nation went out last week. People who applied for membership to the Mi'kmaq band are finding out if their applications are approved or denied. We hear from Julia Bennett and Pauline Tessier

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Two Corner Brook elementary schools will close this fall, students will move to former G.C. Rowe.

Changes are coming for some elementary students in Corner Brook this fall. St. Gerard's and Humber Elementary will close, and students will be moved into the former G.C. Rowe. Eugene May of the NL English School District spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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We ask Chief Brendan Mitchell about the 10,000 Qalipu members who have lost Indian status that had been granted.

78 thousand Qalipu Mi'kmaq applicants have been denied aboriginal status, including more than ten thousand who were already Qalipu members. Bernice Hillier spoke with Qalipu chief Brendan Mitchell.

Download We ask Chief Brendan Mitchell about the 10,000 Qalipu members who have lost Indian status that had been granted.
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Local Syrian refugee has a message for President Trump

Six years ago, Mohamad Almaidani and his family fled the civil war in Syria.They spent five hard years in a Jordanian refugee camp before a local church group sponsored the family's move to Canada.

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Using a deal on Marine Atlantic to pay down Muskrat Falls debt? Hear a Corner Brook businessman's idea

Corner Brook businessman Jamie Fowlow has ideas on how to help save the Muskrat Falls mega-project and save taxpayers' money, to boot. They involve having Newfoundland take over Marine Atlantic's ferry service in exchange for a cash payout from Ottawa.

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If you're in Corner Brook, why does it seem like YOUR school never gets a snow day while surrounding areas do?

Last week, western Nfld. schools closed for at least part-days. But schools in Corner Brook were open even on days where there'd been freezing rain OR a snowfall warning. Eugene May of the NLESD told Bernice Hillier about the policies regarding weather.

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NL gov't moves ahead with plans for more long-term care in Western Newfoundland, instead of an acute care facility

People in western Nfld. have needed a new acute care facility for at least 10 years. But construction of a new LONG-TERM CARE facility in Corner Brook will start this year, instead. Health Minister John Haggie spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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MP Gudie Hutchings weighs in on the worry over the Qalipu enrollment process

Ottawa will decide by Jan. 31 whom it will accept into the Qalipu First Nation Band. Tens of thousands expect the axe, and some people want government to scrap the supplemental agreement on membership. MP Gudie Hutchings spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

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A snowmobiler tells how another driver's machine flew through the air and hit his snowmobile.

Corner Brook snowmobiler Christopher Tourout was out on a ride with his little brother just west of Corner Brook recently, when another machine came flying through the air and hit his snowmobile. Tourout spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A snowmobiler tells how another driver's machine flew through the air and hit his snowmobile.
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Things are going swimmingly in Cape St. George. The town just opened its brand-new pool

After three years of hard work, the Town of Cape St. George has finally opened up its Recreation Centre, which features a heated indoor pool. Folks have already had a week to test the water, so to speak. Mayor Peter Fenwick spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Mi'kmaq advocacy group prepares to sue Ottawa over rejected Qalipu applications

An advocacy group is preparing to sue Ottawa in the wake of what are expected to be thousands of rejected applications for Qalipu First Nation Band status. Dave Wells of the Mi'kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

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Qalipu member encourages people to take their fight for aboriginal status to another group

Qalipu First Nation member Keith Cormier says applicants for status should take their fight to another group. Thousands of current Qalipu members are expected to lose their status after application reviews are complete. Cormier spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Who's on and who's off the members list? Qalipu Chief talks about what will happen after Jan. 31

Jan. 31 will be a turning point for the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation band. Membership applications will all be reviewed by then. New members may be added and current ones may be dropped. Qalipu Band Chief Brendan Mitchell spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Who's on and who's off the members list? Qalipu Chief talks about what will happen after Jan. 31
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