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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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Blondie

Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David speaks to her family, friends and coworkers to try to find out clues to explain her sudden disappearance.

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How drug use fuelled Nazi Germany

German writer Norman Ohler argues methamphetamines and opioids played a significant role in fuelling the Nazi war machine.

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Inspiring wanderlust

6 podcasts on trotting the globe: Outside/In, Vox Tablet, The Expats, The Moth, Still Buffering, The Memory Palace.

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Cities need to plan for sex in public parks

Jen Roberton argues all those users have a right to be in the park, and that cities should plan for public sex in their parks.

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"Very surreal, very special": Flat Bay aboriginal chief attends AFN ceremony honouring Gord Downie

Musician Gord Downie was honoured by the Assembly of First Nations on Tuesday for his work with residential school victims. He was given an indigenous spiritual name at the event in Gatineau, QC. Flat Bay aboriginal chief Liz Lasaga attended the ceremony.

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A young Deer Lake family is dealing with a rare disease.

Deer Lake twins Autumn and Freya Chynn were diagnosed with a rare and often fatal degenerative disorder, called Krabbe Disease. Gavin Simms spoke with their father Justin, at the janeway, to find out they are coping.

Download A young Deer Lake family is dealing with a rare disease.
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Wreckhouse winds reek havoc again.

Wreckhouse winds reeked havoc on brand new cabins. It blew them right off their foundations and into a nearby river. We spoke to Hugh Osmond who video the event and Mac Seaward the owner of the new cabins.

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Something's brewing on the west coast that's sure to make beer lovers hoppy.

For years, Newfoundland and Labrador watched as Nova Scotia and New Brunswick led the way for micro-breweries. Western Newfoundland Brewing Company recently opened up in Pasadena. Gary Moore takes us on a tour.

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The future of Our Lady of Mercy in Port au Port remains uncertain.

Our Lady of Mercy church stands as one of the Port au Port's most recognizable structures. But, at the end of the month, it's uncertain who will run the heritage building in the future. We hear from Gary Moore.

Download The future of Our Lady of Mercy in Port au Port remains uncertain.
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A local opera singer and his niece, will be sharing a stage in Corner Brook this week.

Accomplished opera singer Peter Barrett is back home in Corner Brook this week, for the show "Sacred Songs and Carols of Advent." He'll be performing alongside his wife Lindsay AND his niece Anna.. Bernice spoke with Peter and Ann.

Download A local opera singer and his niece, will be sharing a stage in Corner Brook this week.
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It's the "Best Christmas Ever" for one Stephenville family.

Joannie Coffin and her son Brent wrote and illustrated the children's book and it's just hit shelves across the province. The speak wth Bernice.

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What's a holiday dinner without a turkey and all the trimmings?

What's a holiday dinner without a turkey and all the trimmings? In Corner Brook, fortunately, there are a couple of groups that make sure NO one has to go without. Jane Ash of the Salvation Army and Jerry Rex of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul talk

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CBC and the Bay of Islands Food Network are starting a new project this year-- Feed NL Day

Our CBC Turkey Drive has brought in thousands of birds every year not to mention thousands more in cash donations. But because we know a lot of families in the province are feeling strained this year, we're doing something bigger to help meet the need.

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Craft fair in Corner Brook cancelled due to fire safety concerns.

Where there's an event, there COULD be fire. And you have to be ready for the worst. We ask Corner Brook's deputy fire chief how to plan ahead for fire safety when organizing

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A former soldier from the Northern Peninsula is still haunted by his service in Afghanistan.

Remembrance Day can be especially hard for veterans reliving their combat experiences. Ron Williams of Port Saunders served in Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A former soldier from the Northern Peninsula is still haunted by his service in Afghanistan.
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More than 100 descendants of Englishman William Buckle gathered in Blanc Sablon last weekend.

Members of the Buckle family across NL and on the Quebec North Shore stemmed from Englishman William Buckle from back in 1785. More than 100 of his descendants gathered in Blanc Sablon last weekend. Organizer Serena Etheridge spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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As a convicted killer is paroled, a prominent lawyer speaks out on domestic violence in NL.

Dale Ogden is on parole after serving 16 years for murdering his wife, Judy in 1997 when he was out on bail. His son, Daniel Benoit now fears for his own safety. Lawyer Lynn Moore told Colleen Connors that the murder was a failing of the justice system.

Download As a convicted killer is paroled, a prominent lawyer speaks out on domestic violence in NL.
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A respiratory therapist tells us why snoring IS serious, and why sleep apnea seems to be on the rise.

The internet is jammed with jokes about snoring, but it's no laughing matter. Snoring CAN be a sign of sleep apnea, a diagnosis which seems to be on the rise. Corner Brook respiratory therapist Janet Jackson spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A respiratory therapist tells us why snoring IS serious, and why sleep apnea seems to be on the rise.
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Rec hockey player in Stephenville defends fellow players in the wake of a dressing room drinking ban.

Rec hockey is back in Stephenville, but not all players are returning this season. The board that runs the Dome cracked down on drinking in the dressing rooms because it was concerned about impaired driving. Gary Moore checked into the story.

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Trooper, Bay St. George's much-loved rescue cat passes away. We hear from his supporters.

Trooper, the three-legged rescue cat from Bay St. George passed away this week from cancer. In 2012, he was given a home after surviving abuse and surgery. Bernice Hillier spoke with two supporters, PEI's Judy Proffitt, and Judy Wishart from Scotland.

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Corner Brook's Louis McDonald - musician, producer - and MusicNL Unsung Hero.

MusicNL honoured one of Western Newfoundland's own last weekend in Bonavista. Musician Louis McDonald received the Unsung Hero award, which is handed out to someone in the industry who goes that extra mile. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Corner Brook's Louis McDonald - musician, producer - and MusicNL Unsung Hero.
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Bringing closure - volunteers help recover the body of a canoeist in the Deer Lake area.

Volunteers helped locate the body of a canoeist who had been missing since last week in the Deer Lake area. Junior Pinksen is with the Deer Lake Underwater Recovery Team, a non-profit organization with a side-scan sonar to assist in underwater searches.

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Snowmobile Federation trying to get a clearer picture of trail damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation spends lots of time and money repairing trails each summer and fall. NLSF's Ben Fitzgerald says they're trying to gauge how much damage Hurricane Matthew caused last week from Gander to Port Blandford.

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Burgeo Highway closure this week has affected food supplies in the town.

Burgeo Highway closure this week has affected food supplies in the town. We hear from Wayne Keeping, a store owner in Burgeo, about the shortages.

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The father of a Kindergarten student with autism says the school needs help to keep his son from running out of the building.

The parents of a 6-year-old with autism worry about their son's safety. Mike Rodman says the boy is prone to run away from the school in Lark Harbour. Rodman told Bernice Hillier the school needs more support to keep his son from leaving the building.

Download The father of a Kindergarten student with autism says the school needs help to keep his son from running out of the building.
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Talented musician, highway safety advocate Ben Bellows passes away at 60.

Ben Bellows of Mount Moriah has passed away from cancer at age 60. The talented musician became an outspoken advocate against moose-vehicle accidents after a 2003 crash left him a quadriplegic. Bernice Hillier spoke with Ben`s brother, Harley Bellows.

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Arnold Palmer fan gets a personal reply from "The King" himself.

Arnold Palmer, the "King of Golf," passed away this past weekend. For Corner Brook golfer Rick Solo, Palmer was the gentleman who took time to connect with his fans. Solo told Bernice Hillier about receiving a personal letter of reply from Palmer in 2014.

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Habitat for Humanity home in Corner Brook taking shape, volunteer workers wanted.

Construction on Corner Brook's first Habitat for Humanity home is picking up steam, but volunteers are still needed to help. Cindy Davis of the local Habitat for Humanity committee, and construction supervisor Archie Cassell spoke with Brian McHugh.

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Corner Brook Streets series, Part 3: Curling St. honours a 19th-century church minister.

It's the 60th anniversary of the City of Corner Brook, and we're learning how some of the local streets got their names. On "Let's Get This Road On The Show," Brian McHugh tells us about Rev. J.J. Curling and the town - and street - named after him.

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Scholarship winner lives life to the fullest, in spite of the challenges of Crohn's Disease.

Shantz Bennett of St. George's dreamed of travelling the world, but was worried his Crohn's Disease would limit him. He went, anyway, and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Crohn's and Colitis Canada for inspiring others to live life to the fullest.

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Steady Brook actor Robyn Huxter plays WWI nurse Frances Cluett in TNL's "Our Fanny."

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador is touring Berni Stapleton's new play, "Our Fanny" around the province. The actor playing World War One nurse Frances Cluett from Belleoram is Robyn Huxter of Steady Brook. She spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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"We're glad we got through it." The prize in McIvers is won, Chase the Ace volunteers celebrate.

Josh Nash finally picked the winning card in Sunday's Chase The Ace draw in McIvers. Volunteers had helped out with the draw every week for almost a year. Sterling Lawrence is co-chair of the Come Home Year committee, and he spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Helping and healing in Haiti - medical professionals from western Newfoundland will visit there in November.

Doctors and other medical professionals are raising money to go to Haiti, one of the world's poorest nations. Dr. Steve Croft and Team Broken Earth Western NL will travel there in November as volunteers to provide care. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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A Survivor-themed event in Gros Morne next month highlights suicide prevention.

A Survivor-themed event in Gros Morne on October 2 will raise awareness about suicide prevention. Bernice Hillier spoke with organizer Andy Nichols of Western Health, and with April Crocker of Norris Point, whose father died by suicide in 2006.

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Corner Brook Streets series, Part Two: Lewin Parkway honours a popular mill manager.

Many of the streets and landmarks in Corner Brook honour people and places involved in the pulp and paper industry. Brian McHugh is marking the 60th anniversary of the City with a street names series, and Part Two features the Lewin Parkway.

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He was once a fearless hockey player, but T.J. Smith of St. Anthony is in the toughest fight of his life.

St. Anthony's T.J. Smith was a star player in Maritime Junior "A" hockey, before he played in the NCAA. But nothing on ice comes close to the battle he's facing now. Suicidal thoughts landed Smith in a psychiatric hospital. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download He was once a fearless hockey player, but T.J. Smith of St. Anthony is in the toughest fight of his life.
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Pets belonging to victims of domestic violence to be placed with foster families, under new program.

Shelters in parts of the province provide safe haven for women and children threatened by domestic violence. Now, a new program in Corner Brook will temporarily place their pets with foster families. RNC Cst. Shawna Park spoke with Brian McHugh.

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Best prize ever - woman goes into labour at Chase The Ace, gives birth to baby in hospital.

It was better than any jackpot. Danielle Vaters was among thousands at Sunday's Chase the Ace draw in McIvers, when she went into labour. Hours later, she gave birth in hospital to a daughter, Brooke. Vaters spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Best prize ever - woman goes into labour at Chase The Ace, gives birth to baby in hospital.
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The prize has reached $500K, but the Chase continues for the Ace in McIvers.

After 49 weeks, there's still no sign of that cagey Ace of Spades in McIvers. The community's Chase The Ace prize soared to over 500-thousand dollars, but the winning card was not chosen. Event organizer Sterling Lawrence spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Still Chasing the Ace - winner of Lourdes jackpot pursues the prize in McIvers.

Sheldon Greene is still Chasing The Ace. He won 329-thousand dollars last year in Lourdes and he now travels to McIvers. This weekend's Chase The Ace jackpot there is almost 400-thousand. Greene spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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The Stephenville Dome says no more booze in the dressing rooms, but not everyone is in favour of the new rules.

The Town of Stephenville just banned alcohol from dressing rooms at the Stephenville Dome. Stephenville Gardens Commissioner Bob Byrnes pushed for the ban, but he told Bernice Hillier he's gotten some pushback from hockey players who don't like the rules.

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107 years young today! Happy Birthday to Corner Brook's Mary Power.

She's bright, feisty and smart as a whip. Mary Power of Corner Brook turned 107 years old today. CBC's Cherie Wheeler dropped by her home on Main Street to talk with the centenarian.

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107 years young today. Happy Birthday to Corner Brook's Mary Power.

She's bright, she's feisty and sharp as whip. Mary Power of Corner Brook turned 107 years old today, Thursday, September 15. CBC's Cherie Wheeler dropped by her home on Main Street to talk with the centurion.

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Corner Brook Streets series, Part 1: Who named Broadway?

Who named Broadway in Corner Brook, back in the 1920's? It's the 60th anniversary of the City, and Brian McHugh told the story of Broadway in Part One of his series on local street names.

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A new fisheries union? Coldwater Cowboy Rick Crane says bring it on, Loomis Way says "no way."

Former NDP MP Ryan Cleary wants to wage war to get a new, breakaway union just for fish harvesters. Fisherman and Coldwater Cowboys' star Rick Crane is all for it, but fisherman Loomis Way says "hold your horses." They spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A new fisheries union? Coldwater Cowboy Rick Crane says bring it on, Loomis Way says "no way."
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Neighbours helping neighbours - people in Humber Arm South set up a medical travel fund.

Over the summer, people in Humber Arm South set up a fund to help local residents with the cost of medical travel. Erica Humber-Shears is on a committee that administers the fund, and she spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Neighbours helping neighbours - people in Humber Arm South set up a medical travel fund.
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