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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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Is air conditioning a human right?

Should air conditioning be a human right? For the elderly? For low-income families? After all, Canada has laws against turning off the heat on a tenant in the winter. Is it time to look at cool air in the summer?

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Why the Hip is a feminist band

Andrea Warner says Gord Downie and the Hip don't get enough credit for the ways they challenge power and hold institutions to account.

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The problem with public proposals

Canadian research says men propose publicly when they think it's a no, or feel the relationship's at risk. A look at 2016 gender dynamics.

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Fireworks: q salutes the Tragically Hip

Musicians k-os, Sarah Harmer, Jim Creeggan, Zaki Ibrahim, Fresh Kils and Casey M play their spins, remixes and takes on beloved Tragically Hip songs. q panel dissects the Hip's past, present and future.

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Terry Croucher pulled his sponsorship of the Corner Brook Royals.

A long-time supporter of the Corner Brook Royals pulled his support for senior hockey in the province because of the way the league handled a controversial hit in the playoffs last season.

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Hockey NL officlal "shocked ' that Corner Brook Royals will sit out the 2016-17 season.

HockeyNL Senior Chairman Gary Gale was hopeful that the Corner Brook Royals would return to the league this fall, but he told Bernice Hillier he's "shocked" by news from the team's booster club that the Royals will sit it out for financial reasons.

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Three stores on Broadway have closed recently or will soon close, but their neighbours are hanging in there.

Three independent businesses on Broadway have closed recently or will close soon. But two other Broadway entrepreneurs - Chris Rogers of Christopher's Menswear and Marsha Barnes of Mudder's Kitchen - plan to forge ahead. They spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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The Corner Brook Royals will sit out the 2016-17 senior hockey season because of a money shortage.

Dennis Waterman of the Corner Brook Royals Booster Club says the Royals will sit out the coming senior hockey season because there's not enough to time to raise enough money to stay out of the hole. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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MMSB reacts to Grenfell Campus's decision to shut down its industrial composter.

The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board is talking with Grenfell Campus to try to find ways to keep the industrial composter going. Grenfell says it's shutting the facility down in September to save money. Mike Samson of the MMSB spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Western Nfld. Tragically Hip fans sing the band's praises, a day before the big show in Kingston.

The Tragically Hip's summer 2016 tour ends Saturday night in Kingston, ON. Mega-fans Tara Noseworthy, Glen Noseworthy and Jan Stephen told Bernice Hillier what Gord Downie and the band mean to them.

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Environment Centre rep hopes Grenfell Campus's soon-to-be idled composter will be put to good use.

Western Environment Centre's Glen Keeling was shocked to hear that Grenfell Campus is shutting down its composter to save money. He was the student union's environmental rep when the unit started up in 2012. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Grenfell Campus will shut down its industrial-sized composter in September to save money.

Grenfell Campus has operated an industrial-sized composter since 2012, but it's going to shut the facility down indefinitely at the end of the month. Rayna Luther of Grenfell Campus spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Steady Brook resident says some Humber River rafters are leaving a mess on the riverbank.

Ken Huxter of Steady Brook is not happy with the look of the riverbanks up and down the Humber River. He says do-it-yourself rafters on cheap, inflatable rafts are leaving a big mess on the shore and on the river bottom. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Hiker sees no harm in people building inukshuks in national parks, but he's never built one.

Hiker Ed Flynn says he sees no harm in people building inukshuks, or stone markers in national parks, but he's never built one. Parks Canada discourages the construction of inukshuks for safety and environmental reasons. Flynn spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download Hiker sees no harm in people building inukshuks in national parks, but he's never built one.
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Super hero fans in Corner Brook are losing the comic book store, The Lair.

The Lair in Corner Brook has catered to comic book enthusiasts, movie merch collectors and gamers for about 8 years, but owner Sean Ezekiel is closing it at the end of August. He spoke with CBC's Nathan Day.

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The Provincial Drug Program has limited the number of test strips it will pay for, for diabetic blood sugar testing.

The Provincial Drug Program no longer pays for over-the-counter medication. It also now limits the number of test strips that may be purchased for diabetic blood sugar testing. Jake Reid of the Canadian Diabetes Association spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Young Corner Brook musicians win Statoil Newfound Talent competition.

Corner Brook musicians Dahlia Waller and Bridget Swift beat 12 competitors last weekend to win MusicNL's province-wide Newfound Talent competition in St. John's. Emma Peckford did the same thing in 2013. They spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Dramatic boating accident raises questions about how to stay safe on the water.

A man and woman were fishing in a boat near Cook's Harbour, when a collision with a whale knocked them into the water. They stayed afloat by clinging to a gas can and swimming toward shore. Mariea Dredge teaches boating safety with the Red Cross.

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Parks Canada is discouraging people from building inukshuks in Gros Morne National Park.

Some visitors to Gros Morne National Park build inukshuks - collections of rocks assembled to look like people. But Carla Wheaton of Parks Canada told Bernice Hillier that people could damage the land and put others in danger.

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Parks Canada is discouraging people from building inukshuks in Gros Morne National Park.

Some visitors to Gros Morne National Park build Inukshuks - collections of rocks assembled to look like people. But Carla Wheaton of Parks Canada told Bernice Hillier that the practice could be unsafe and could damage the environment.

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Some people choose not to take medication prescribed for them, because the Provincial Drug Program no longer pays the cost.

Some people who rely on the Provincial Drug Program haven't been able to afford to pay for over-the-counter medication since May. The program has stopped covering it, even if it's prescribed by a doctor. Trent White is a pharmacist in Stephenville.

Download Some people choose not to take medication prescribed for them, because the Provincial Drug Program no longer pays the cost.
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Quick action saves the day after a sleeping child is accidentally locked in a truck in Rocky Harbour.

Quick action recently saved the day for a family visiting Rocky Harbour, after their sleeping 4-year-old daughter suddenly got locked in a truck by the vehicle's auto-lock system. Bernice Hillier spoke with the girl's mom, Yashy Murphy.

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Bride whose house burned in Fort McMurray will have her dream wedding in Newfoundland.

Judy Payne's house and belongings burned in the Fort McMurray forest fires, but she found the man of her dreams and was determined to have a dream wedding. Thanks to help from strangers, she'll have it, in Black Duck Cove. Payne spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

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The flood after the fire - a Conche man bails out his property after heavy rain in Fort McMurray.

In May, people in Fort McMurray fled a raging wildfire. Then, just days ago, heavy rain flooded some neighborhoods. Donny Byrne is originally from Conche, and he spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

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Babies were born, others died there. Hear a tour of Norris Point's Cottage Hospital Museum.

The former cottage hospital in Norris Point operated from 1940 until it closed in 2001. Now the building has offices, a radio station, the public library, a hostel - and a museum room. Museum co-ordinator Joannie Cranston took Cherie Wheeler on a tour.

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Mother won't let her daughter's diagnosis with a fatal disease steal the little girl's childhood.

A Port aux Basques family is struggling with news of a family member's fatal disease. Brittany Gaudet's 5-year-old daughter, Ava has been diagnosed with Batten's disease, a degenerative condition affecting her brain. Brittany spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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A story from Stephenville of a cross border romance and a forbidden marriage.

He was an American serviceman in a foreign country. She was a wise-cracking girl from Stephenville. A story of love and a forbidden marriage.

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"We're not dead." - New Corner Brook Royals' president vows to keep hockey team alive.

It's not definite yet, but the chances of the Corner Royals returning to the Central West Sr. Hockey League just improved. Businessman Mel Woodman, Jr. has volunteered to be team interim president. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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High stakes - a drone operator gets great footage of the crowds lining up for Chase the Ace.

A Chase the Ace fundraiser drew nearly two-thousand people to McIvers this past weekend. Drone operator Alex Humphries got some great aerial footage of the crowd. Shelly Lawrence is with the fundraising group, and they spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Download High stakes - a drone operator gets great footage of the crowds lining up for Chase the Ace.
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A Western Newfoundland dairy farmer is taking a crack at producing eggs.

Egg-citing news for your breakfast table! For the first time in about eight years, the West Coast will soon have a commercial egg producer again. Dairy farmer Pauline Duivenvoorden of Deer Lake told Bernice Hillier about her preparations.

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Confessions of a Mountie, My Life Behind the Red Serge

If you've ever wondered what life as a Mountie would be like, Frank Pitt's new book is for you.

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Someone dumped garbage near the cross-country ski club in Corner Brook, even though it could have attracted bears

Recent warnings about black bear sightings in western Newfoundland appear to mean little to whoever dumped a big pile of garbage near the Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club this week. Club manager Shawn Leamon spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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There've been lots of reports of black bears in Western region. We'll hear from a conservation officer.

Watch out in the woods. Conservation officers are warning people to be on guard for black bears in western Newfoundland. Jim McNeil is with Forestry and Agrifoods Agency and he spoke with reporter Gary Moore.

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West Coast farmer is also fed up with ATVs and dirt bikes in his field.

This week CBC told you how ATV drivers ruined the hay field of a farmer in Goulds. Meanwhile, on the west coast, Wayne Simmons manages a hay field in Hughes Brook that gets torn up by off-road vehicles every year. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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From the U.S, to Central America, to Vancouver, to Corner Brook - baseball coach Nick Holmes travels for love of the game

Baseball coach and pro scout Nick Holmes has travelled the base paths from Mississippi, to Central America, to Vancouver, to Corner Brook. He's the technical director with the Corner Brook Baseball Association. Brian McHugh visited him at Jubilee Field.

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The loss of the family's pet dog has hit a young Corner Brook man particularly hard

Joshua Loughlin has special needs. His dog, Maggie, was extra special to him and was at his side for 16 years, but she died last week. Bernice Hillier spoke with Joshua and his mother, Tonya Loughlin, at Bowater Park, where Joshua often walked his dog.

Download The loss of the family's pet dog has hit a young Corner Brook man particularly hard
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The Bay St. George Mi'kmaq Powwow celebrates its 10th year. We'll hear from the lead female dancer

This weekend marks a special honour for the lead dancers at the Mi'kmaq Powwow in Flat Bay. This is the 10th year for the traditional gathering. Lead female dancer Arlene Blanchard-White spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Improvements to 9-1-1 service are actually of no help to Pasadena

Pasadena Fire Chief Darren Gardner says they'll help out where asked, but the fire department is no longer a primary responder to MEDICAL calls. The province made improvements to 9-1-1 service this week, but Gardner says that won't help Pasadena.

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People in Ramea and Cow Head react to news that the NL government has suspended library closures.

54 libraries were to close because of budget cuts and a plan for a "regional library model." But NL's government has temporarily stopped the cuts. Sarah Payne, volunteer with the Cow Head library and Ramea Mayor Clyde Dominie spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Author walks us through "The Door You Came In" - stories of Nfld. soldiers in WWI.

David Macfarlane's book "The Danger Tree" chronicles his family's history, linked with the tragedy at Beaumont Hamel. On the 100th anniversary of that battle, Macfarlane and musician Douglas Cameron are touring Newfoundland with "The Door You Came In."

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Corner Brook's new SPCA building is still not ready.

Still looking for that forever home. Corner Brook's new SPCA building is still not ready. We'll hear what that means for the animals still living in the old shelter.

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People in the UK have voted to leave the EU. A Corner Brook woman who voted in Britain gives us her reaction.

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, after Thursday's historic referendum. Millions took part in the Brexit vote, including student Haley Kawaja from Corner Brook. She's been attending university in Britain for the past year.

Download People in the UK have voted to leave the EU. A Corner Brook woman who voted in Britain gives us her reaction.
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Smash and dash - a new derby hits the west coast.

A good ol' smash 'em up showdown was planned for Gillams this weekend. The smashup car derby is the first of its kind to the area and a fundraiser for the MS Society. Gary Moore talked to drivers as they put the finishing touches on their cars.

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Playing, in her memory - students in Cape St. George honour a schoolmate who passed away.

Special-needs student Morgan Simon of Our Lady of the Cape School in Cape St. George died this year, but her memory lives on. Teacher Mark Burt filled out a contest entry form in her honour and the school won an "Olympic Play Day."

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Alana Symmonds is the very last student to graduate from Sacred Heart All-Grade in Conche.

For 18-year-old Alana Symmonds in Conche, her graduation marked the end of something even bigger. She's the only student at Sacred Heart All-Grade - and the last graduate, period. The school is closing this year. Alana spoke withe Bernice Hillier.

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Two women in their 80's share the role of the "old woman" in a play about confederation with Canada.

Two women in their 80's add realism to a play about Newfoundland's confederation with Canada in 1949. Claudine Brown and Gwen Slauson share the role of the "old woman" in "As Loved Our Fathers," a play at TNL's Gros Morne Theatre Festival in Cow Head.

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Pathfinders Graduation 2016

Not everyone walks the same path. We meet the latest group of students graduating high school through the Pathfinders program in Corner Brook.

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Father's Day advice: We hear from a first-time dad, and from an experienced grandfather.

The newbie and the veteran!Jordan Pynn's son is only 6 months old, so Sunday is Jordan's first Father's Day. Dave Buckle is a grandfather, with 3 children and 3 grandchildren - and another grandchild on the way. Dave and Jordan spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

Download Father's Day advice: We hear from a first-time dad, and from an experienced grandfather.
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Corner Brook man has been petitioning for looser restrictions on the AR-15, similar to a rifle used in the Orlando shootings.

The Orlando nightclub shooter used a weapon similar to the Armalite 15. Canada's House of Commons is looking at a recent petition by Corner Brook's Marc Bennett, asking that restrictions on the AR-15 be loosened in Canada. He spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

Download Corner Brook man has been petitioning for looser restrictions on the AR-15, similar to a rifle used in the Orlando shootings.
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CNA students produce a Cold War thriller, set at the U.S. base in Stephenville.

On Saturday, CNA students will premiere their Cold War thriller, High Alert. The film is set at the U.S. Air Force base in Stephenville, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Scriptwriter Sarah Yetman spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Fowl ball - softball in St. Anthony is halted because a gull laid her eggs between second and third base.

Players in St. Anthony are calling "fowl" over the closure of the the town's only softball field. A gull has laid her eggs between second and third base, and it's against federal law to move the nest. Mayor Ern Simms spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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King of the Road - St. David's resident Ron King repairs potholes on a local bridge himself.

St. David's resident Ron King got so fed up with massive potholes on the bridge that connects the community to Jeffrey's, he repaired them himself - twice. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Children of NL families spend time here as they recover from the Fort Mac forest fire.

As people from Fort McMurray rebuild their lives after the fire, some children of Newfoundland and Labrador families are spending time here. Bernice Hillier spoke with Hillary Hinks, Jordyn O'Keefe and Nathaniel Crossley.

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Just in time - this week's food drive in Bay of Islands helped fill empty food bank shelves.

The Bay of Islands Food Bank Network held its biggest food drive of the year on Monday and donations couldn't come soon enough. Volunteers faced a lot of empty shelves. Cherie Wheeler spoke with Joy Connors of the Bay of Islands Food Bank Network.

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Two former Corner Brook mayors and a former city councillor reminisce about their time on council.

Corner Brook is celebrating 60 years as a city, and the Museum and Archives gathered mayors and councillors of past years to reminisce. Former mayors George Hutchings and Priscilla Boutcher and former councillor Jeanette Christopher spoke with Bernice.

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Gary Moore did a mouth watering interview with the Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé.

Gros Morne National Park is hosting its first Chef-in-Residence program. Chef Alain Bossé - known as the Kilted Chef -- will be doing a number of events this week. The CBC's Gary Moore met Bossé at a grocery store as be bought ingredients.

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Equipment failure scuttles a Corner Brook woman's hike from Port Aux Basques to Portland Creek.

Alexandra Fortin of Corner Brook has explored Indonesia and Malaysia, so a planned hike from Port Aux Basques to Portland Creek seemed easy. But as she told Bernice Hillier, the failure of vital equipment caused much stress to family and friends.

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Shoal Point says it should be allowed to evaluate whether there's even enough oil for a viable project.

A NL panel did NOT give the go-ahead to hydraulic fracturing on the west coast, but it never said "never," either. Mark Jarvis is with Shoal Point Energy, a company that wants to do hydraulic fracturing in Western Nfld. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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The people who run Killdevil and West Haven Camps help get kids back to nature.

Our next guests encourage kids to get away from technology and into the great outdoors. Alan Taylor is chair of the board that runs West Haven Camp in Pasadena. Malcolm Turner is director of Killdevil Camp in Lomond. They spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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People in Deer Lake tell us how well Dwight Ball is handling the Ed Martin severance controversy.

Premier Dwight Ball is in hot water over Ed Martin's severance pay from Nalcor. Martin was to get 1.4-million dollars, but a debate rages over who approved it. Gary Moore asked people in Ball's hometown, Deer Lake, how well Ball is handling the issue.

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RNC seeks help in search for missing Corner Brook woman, 56-year-old Patricia Boyd.

It's been a nearly a week since anyone has seen 56-year-old Patricia Boyd. The Corner Brook woman also goes by the name Tish Barry. Cst. Shawna Park of the RNC spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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People in Port au Port East have their say on the fracking review panel's final report.

People in Port Au Port East wanted a definitive ban against fracking, but were happy last night to hear that a review panel wants the "pause," or moratorium in NL to stay. Gary Moore spoke with Port Au Port East Deputy Mayor Jim Cashin and others.

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A pioneer of beekeeping says if NL keeps importing honeybees, we're bound to get stung.

The head of NL's beekeeping association says demand has grown faster than the industry can keep up with, but beekeeper Andrea Skinner thinks importing bees isn't worth the risk. She and her business partner, Paige Marchant spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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A program that lets Grade 8 students trade "Books For Boats" may be sunk by budget cuts.

Trading Books For Boats gets Grade 8 students in Western Newfoundland out of the classroom and out ontothe water. The school district pays part of the cost, but funding is in jeopardy. Sheldon Peddle is with ACAP Humber Arm, which founded the program.

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Money clawed back by the province means a child care centre for Grenfell Campus is in doubt.

Plans for a child care centre for Grenfell Campus faculty are up in the air. Sonya Corbin-Dwyer of the MUN Faculty Association at Grenfell told Bernice Hillier that MUN committed 1.2 million dollars, but the province clawed it back in its recent budget.

Download Money clawed back by the province means a child care centre for Grenfell Campus is in doubt.
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Corner Brook loses educator, athlete and friend Paul Hepditch.

C.C. Loughlin Phys. ed teacher and long-time athlete Paul Hepditch of Corner Brook has passed away after a battle with cancer. Brian McHugh spoke with Hepditch's teacher colleague and fellow basketball coach, Tom Stewart.

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Corner Brook's "Carburetor Queen" helped keep classic cars running in the 1980's & '90s.

She put away her tools years ago, but Corner Brook's "Carburetor Queen," Sharon McHugh was kept busy for a long time, refurbishing carburetors at home after she retired from a car parts company.

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The Outdoor Education Program, which took kids back to nature, may be cut by the school board.

Grade 5 students in Western Nfld. have taken part in the Outdoor Education program at Killdevil Camp each year, but the school district says funding AND the teaching position for the program have been eliminated. Dan Murphy is the retired co-ordinator.

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ArtsNL puts musician, writer, actor Jim Payne in his place - their Hall of Honour.

Beloved musician, writer and actor Jim Payne is being inducted into the ArtsNL Hall of Honour. He'll receive the designation at the annual awards show, taking place in Stephenville this Saturday. Payne spoke with Bernice Hillier about his career.

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Cyclists will make an Impact on Pasadena in big road race this weekend.

One of the province's top cycling events, the Impact road race, is on in Pasadena Sunday morning. Organizers have some fancy new timing equipment to use in case of a photo finish. Ryan Butt and Patrick Brewer are with the West Coast Cycling Association

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A sand quarry near the national historic site in L'Anse Amour is upsetting local residents.

A sand quarry is operating near L'Anse Amour, just down the road from the national historic site. The site features the oldest known burial mound in North America. Chester Davis is a property owner in L'Anse Amour, and he spoke with Cherie Wheeler.

Download A sand quarry near the national historic site in L'Anse Amour is upsetting local residents.
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