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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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Open-air urinals spark outrage in scenic Paris neighbourhood

'We need urinals, obviously,' says gallery manager Fabienne Bonnat, 'but not this type — not there'

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Digital heartbreak

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife’s whereabouts through her phone.

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Indigenous youth are standing up and speaking out

Indigenous young people are overcoming their doubts and are standing up to make their voices heard.

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A Humber Arm South man rescues his elderly parents from a home flooded by 8 feet (2.5m) of water

The photos are astonishing. Walter and Yvonne Jesso's house in Humber Arm South was flooded by eight feet (2.5m) of water in last weekend's rain and snow melt. They were awakened and rescued by their son, Darrell, and he spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download A Humber Arm South man rescues his elderly parents from a home flooded by 8 feet (2.5m) of water
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Diabetes Canada says currently close to forty percent (40%) of this province's population has the disease in some form.

Diabetes Canada says close to forty percent (40%) of this province's population has the disease in some form. Jake Reid, Senior Leader of Government Relations with Diabetes Canada, speaks with Brian McHugh.

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How will the new American tariff on Corner Brook Pulp and Paper newsprint affect newspaper publishers in the U.S.?

A new U.S. tariff on Canadian newsprint will impact Canadian companies, as well as American companies that buy Canadian newsprint. Paul Boyle is with News Media Alliance, a trade association that represents U.S. newspapers. He spoke with Gary Moore.

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Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell Responds to the Flat Bay Band plans to separate from Qalipu Band.

Liz Lasaga, Chief of the Flat Bay Mi'kmag Band, announced that the band is separating from the Qalipu. Brendan Mitchell, Chief of the Qalipu Band spoke with Leigh Anne Power about his feelings on the separation.

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Corner Brook Pulp and Paper hit with new United States taffiffs.

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper was hit with new tariffs from the United States yesterday. Joel Neuheimer, Vice President of International Trade of Forest Products Association of Canada spoke with Brian McHugh about what it means for Corner Brook.

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Tiny homes, big opportunity - Stephenville is preparing to cash in on a housing trend

They're tiny, they're trendy - and the Town Of Stephenville welcomes tiny homes. Mayor Tom Rose told Bernice Hillier that his council wants people to buy the diminutive dwellings and have them brought to town.

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Marble Mountain opened up this weekend. We'll ask the marketing manager how it went

After much anticipation, Marble Mountain finally launched its downhill ski season over the weekend. Marketing Manager Richard Wells spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Retiring an athlete's jersey is a pretty huge honour.

Retiring an athlete's jersey is a pretty huge honour. The Corner Brook Royals are bestowing that honour on one of it's late team members -Shawn Neary who died suddenly back in 2016. Chris Grant a close friend of Neary's spoke with Brian McHugh

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The cost of heating your home is going up.

If you're worried about the cost of heating your home, you're not alone. We chat with Shawn Monahan, a home heating specialist, about ways to make the most of heat you pay for.

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A Newfoundlander has released a new app to help you quit smoking

If your new year plans involve quitting smoking, you will be happy to know that Bob O'Reilly has created an app to help you out. He speaks with Gary Moore.

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A Pasadena couple face the holidays, after Huntington's disease changes their lives forever

Rich Wheeler of Pasadena and his wife, Ruby, are facing a sad Christmas. Ruby is 52 years old and has Huntington's disease. Rich has been caring for her at home, but he told Bernice Hillier that Ruby is on the list for long-term care.

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Made right here - a new production plant in Corner Brook is expected to be ready when marijuana becomes legal next summer

A new production facility in Corner Brook intends to be ready next year when marijuana use is made legal. A company called BeeHighve plans to produce medical-grade marijuana for medical and recreational use. CEO Rita Hall spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Remember NL music and comedy duo Corey and Trina? Corey Crewe has published a memoir

The NL duo Corey and Trina brought their musical and comedy act to stages and TV screens across the province in the 1970s and 80s. They were also a married couple. Trina died about 10 years ago, and now Corey Crewe has released a memoir.

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Stripping down to the topic of bras - a new store in Corner Brook helps you get the right fit

Most women may not be wearing the right size bra. That's where a new store in Corner Brook comes in, with specialty items and professional bra fittings. Bernice Hillier went to find out more - and to get sized up.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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