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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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Stephen Harper changed Canada in irreversible ways

A new book about the Prime Minister suggests he has reshaped the country in irreversible ways.

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The 'Welfare Diet'

Why the middle class trying to eat on $4 a day?

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The Gift

Rob always knew he was adopted. For a long time, he had no inclination to search out his roots. But in 2006, he began to look for his birth mother.

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Brushes with Boredom

Boredom is a part of growing up - but it can also have serious consequences. Nearly 17 percent of aboriginal youth who've dropped out of school say boredom is the number one reason why.

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Firefighter bothered by lack of response to Pinchgut Lake fire

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A consultant talks about safe blasting, after an incident this week in Cape Ray.

Emera has stopped work until it's determined how a 7-kilogram stone was flung 280 metres from a blasting site and through the roof of a home in Cape Ray. Ben Mammoud of DST Consulting Engineers advises companies on safe blasting practices.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branches: How are they doing in western NL?

Royal Canadian Legion branches across the country face similar struggles: aging members, few new recruits, and mounting bills. But how are branches in western NL doing? We spoke with Legion reps from Corner Brook and Stephenville.

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RCMP Musical Ride visits western Newfoundland.

The RCMP Musical Ride trotted into Deer Lake for its fifth tour stop in the province Tuesday, and it moves on to Rocky Harbour tonight (Wed.). Felicia Latour found out how the horses and riders are prepared.

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TNL has a new Artistic Associate - Rachel Joffred.

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador has a new Artistic Associate. Rachel Joffred succeeds Sarah McDonald, who passed away from cancer in late June. McDonald had spent years building the TNL youth and outreach programs. Joffred spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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We play a round of the game "Would You Rather," with our listeners.

Would you rather get a really bad sunburn - or get stung three times by a bee? That's one of the tough questions the CBC's Felicia Latour put to some people at Margaret Bowater Park in Corner Brook, in a game of "Would You Rather."

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Blue Jays Winning

The Blue Jays' hot streak is inspiring a whole new generation of baseball fans.

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Taryn Kawaja

We're joined by singer-songwriter Taryn Kawaja to talk about her first solo tour, beginning tonight right here in Corner Brook.

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Mapping out the province's wetlands, one marsh at a time

We head out to Howley for a new project from Ducks Unlimited Canada.

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Katarina Returns Home with Gold

A homecoming worth its weight in gold. Coming up at 7:45, we'll hear about six-time medallist Katarina Roxon and her return from the Para PanAm games.

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Psallo Guitars

You can make all sorts of things out in your backyard shed -- but how about a guitar? How about twenty of them? We hear about a man from Corner Brook who is doing just that.

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The entire graduating-year class at Ecole Saint Anne failed their courses.

All five Grade 12 students of Ecole Saint Anne in Mainland, on the Port au Port Peninsula failed courses at the end of this school year. Some students failed up to four subjects. Student Taylor Rowe spoke with Lindsay Bird.

Download The entire graduating-year class at Ecole Saint Anne failed their courses.
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43 cards out of 52 picked in a huge loto, and no winner yet.

What are the chances that after 43 tries, no one has picked the winning card from a deck of 52 for a huge fundraiser in Lourdes? Jeffrey Rosenthalis is a professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Toronto. He spoke with Felicia Latour.

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It started small, now Lourdes' loto prize could hit $250K.

What started as simple fundraiser for the church parish at Lourdes has turned into the most profitable Chase the Ace lottery in Atlantic Canada - EVER. As Felicia Latour found out, there's a potential $250K prize on the line, and lots of people want "in."

Download It started small, now Lourdes' loto prize could hit $250K.
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A new report aims to breathe new life into Western Nfld.'s tourism sector.

A new, exhaustive report on the state of the tourism industry in western Nfld. applauds efforts to make the industry grow, but says there's still a lot of work to be done. Mark Lamswood is executive director with Go Western Newfoundland.

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"Star Taxi" is Gros Morne Summer Music's newest show.

A new show from Gros Morne Summer Music opens this week in Corner Brook. "Star Taxi" features 11 year-old Mira Buckle in her first big role - and she's getting a behind-the-scenes boost from her grandfather, David Buckle. Gary Moore spoke with them.

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The RNC Junior Police Academy is no ordinary summer camp.

The RNC's junior police academy was held in Gros Morne National Park. Besides your typical camp activities, like swimming and sing-a-longs, thirty local kids are taking part in police-inspired activities. Felicia Latour watched a fingerprinting workshop.

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A new book tells of a teacher's love for an island in White Bay in the 1920's.

American Florence Clothier came to Sop's Island in 1924, to teach as part of the Grenfell Mission. Her letters home are in a book called "It's A Glorious Country." Editor Mark Graesser, and Florence's son, George Wislocki spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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A crash course in Corner Brook history.

Quick: Where did the name Corner Brook come from? Businesses and community groups got a crash course on city history. Brian McHugh spoke with Nora Fever of the Corner Brook Port Corporation and George French of the Corner Brook Museum and Archives.

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A man completes two huge hikes through Gros Morne National Park in one day.

Two massive hikes through Gros Morne National Park can each take days to complete. Hiker and trail runner Steve Wheeler recently did BOTH the North Rim and Long Range Traverses in less than 13 hours. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Happy 10th anniversary, Hey Rosetta!

It's been ten years since Hey Rosetta! played their first show, and they'll mark the occasion later this week in St. John's. Tonight and tomorrow, the band will perform in Woody Point. Gary Moore spoke with front man Tim Baker.

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Dressing for success

A library filled with blazers, instead of books. We hear about a new organization at Grenfell Campus to help job-seeking students.

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The new "pit" at Saltos Gymnastics provides a soft landing.

Saltos Gymnastics Club provides a "pitfall" - but a welcome one. Athletes get a soft landing in soft, foam cubes, in the "pit" at the Corner Brook Civic Centre annex. Bernice Hillier checked it out.

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Researchers dig up the bones of a Sperm Whale that were buried in a compost.

Researchers at Grenfell Campus dug up whale bones that had been buried in huge compost piles. The Sperm Whale washed ashore near Rocky Hr. in 2014. Decomposition has been stripping flesh and blubber from the bones. Gary Moore checked them out.

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Summer wedding series #4 - couples who've been together for more than 40 years.

For the last segment of our summer wedding series, we wanted to know how to make a marriage last for the long haul. Felicia Latour spoke with a few couples who have marked some major wedding milestones.

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Young Corner Brook woman brings Frozen's "Anna" to life.

17-year old Maria Park of Corner Brook dresses up like the character Anna from the movie Frozen and delights children at parties. As Felicia Latour found out, Maria uses the fees to support an international charity.

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Powerlifter Jackie ``Nfld. Moose` Barrett at World Special Olympics

Veteran Corner Brook powerlifter Jackie "Newfoundland Moose" Barrett is competing at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles this week. Felicia LaTour met up with him at a workout.

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Volunteers have nursed a mink back to health

Volunteers with a cat rescue group are tending to a MINK that got hit by a car. Debbie Humby and her husband Chris are with Silver Linings Rescue Group. Bernice Hillier reached Debbie in St. Lunaire-Griquet.

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Beach volleyball in the cold of July.

The cold summer seems to be on everyone's chattering lips. But it's not stopping some young Corner Brookers from hitting the beach....the beach volleyball courts, that is. Gary Moore spoke with members of the under-14 female league.

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Summer wedding series, Part 3 - wedding parties.

They're not the centre of attention, but bridesmaids and groomsmen can play a huge role in wedding preparations. This week, we're shining a spotlight on those supporting players. CBC reporter Gary Moore spoke with Bernice.

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Skyrocketing to stardom

From the smalltown to the big stage. We hear how a man from Fox Island River is making a splash in the country music scene.

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Jacqueline Carey Talks Wedding Ceremonies

Walking down the aisle doesn't always end at the altar these days. We hear about non-traditional wedding ceremonies.

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Mountain bike trails

Things are on track to make the West Coast a mountain bike destination. You get an update on what's happening with the trail system in Corner Brook.

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New online magazine helps spread the love for Gros Morne National Park.

A new online project called "Old Crow Magazine" will showcase Gros Morne National Park, from its natural beauty, to its culture. Creative director Tom Cochrane spoke with Gary Moore.

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Mi`kmaq cultural educator George Paul visits western Newfoundland.

A well-known advocate for Mi'kmaq culture education is in western Newfoundland. George Paul was born in the Mirimachi region of New Brunswick. He`s spent three decades helping to revive Mi'kmaq songs, chants and ceremonies. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Well-known Anglican clergyman Stewart Payne has a book out.

Anglican clergyman Stewart Payne is known by many for his height, AND for his wise, gentle manner. From his childhood on Fogo Island, he rose to one of the top positions in the Anglican Church of Canada. Payne told Bernice Hillier about his book.

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Woman walking to raise awareness for people who've been abused by clergy.

Gemma Hickey wants to raise awareness for anyone who has survived abuse at the hands of clergy. Her walk began on July 2nd in Port Aux Basques and will end at the Mt. Cashel memorial in St John's. Felicia Latour joined Gemma Hickey on her journey.

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Summer wedding series, Part 1 - budgeting.

From dresses to decor, bouquets to buffets, planning the perfect wedding day can involve some big bills. On Tuesdays in July, we're taking a look at what goes into a modern wedding. In Part 1, Lindsay Bird joined Bernice Hillier to talk wedding budgets.

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Steady Brook man is a VP at the Pan Am Parapan Am Games.

Allen Vansen grew up in Steady Brook. He's worked for the Corner Brook Triathlon World Cup, managed Marble Mountain, and was a senior V-P for the Vancouver Olympics. Now he's an executive vice-president with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

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Corner Brook man retires from Canadian Red Cross

For 40 years, John Byrne of Corner Brook found himself in the middle of some of the world's biggest disaster zones. He retired this week as a national VP and a top disaster relief official with the Canadian Red Cross. Byrne spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Jim Wellman's new book about the fishing industry is called The Deadly Sea.

Even in the modern era of better-built boats and onboard technology, the statistics on fishing fatalities in Newfoundland and Labrador are still staggering. Former CBC host Jim Wellman's new book is called The Deadly Sea. He spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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GPS can lead you astray on Corner Brook's one-way streets.

We've all seen it in Corner Brook- a car zooming the wrong way on one of our many one-way streets. A man who recently moved to Corner Brook says GPS devices might be leading some motorists astray. Brian McHugh rode along with Steven Lowden.

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We have summer reading suggestions, from a librarian, and from an author/reader.

It's our Morning Show Book Club, with summer reading suggestions. Crystal Rose is the Public Services Librarian at MUN's Grenfell campus. Kerri Cull is an author, reader and blogger. They spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Everglow

Two guys from Steady Brook are making a lot of noise on the province's music scene. Everglow join us in studio.

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Seniors Fashion

We hear about some Corner Brook seniors who walked the runway for the very first time.

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Corner Brook's old fire truck is coming off the road

Cutting back on fire protection outside municipal borders...to keep on serving the city. We hear what's happening to Corner Brook's fire department.

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Caps, gowns, and dreams in hand

Corner Brook's class of 2015 graduates high school today. We speak with a few of them.

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Remembering Sarah McDonald

This weekend marked the passing of beloved theatre artist and director Sarah Mcdonald. We'll talk with a few of those whose lives and careers were most touched by Sarah's work.

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Dropping the label of drop-out

A place to learn, when a regular classroom just isn't the place for you. You'll hear about a different way some students are earning high school credits in Corner Brook.

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A researcher says phys-ed classes may not be setting up children for a life full of fitness.

A new study says there's a big gap between what Canada's phys-ed classes are teaching...and what they ought to be. Michelle Kilborn is an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University.

Download A researcher says phys-ed classes may not be setting up children for a life full of fitness.
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Emile's Legacy

Emile Benoit's story is heading for the big screen. We speak with Peter Buckle and Ian Locke about the première.

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The heart of a blue whale from Rocky Harbour is solving some scientific questions.

Experts with the Royal Ontario Museum have begun dissecting the largest heart in the animal kingdom. The 180-kilogram-or-so organ came from the blue whale that washed up last year in Rocky Harbour. ROM Interim CEO Mark Engstrom spoke with Lindsay Bird.

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Find out what's happening with two vacant downtown buildings in Corner Brook.

No one likes to see buildings lying empty, whether homes or boarded up businesses. In Corner Brook, there have been a few vacant buildings for a while in the downtown core. But change is coming, for at least two of them. Bernice Hillier explains.

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Up close and personal with icebergs - a woman takes extreme sports to a new extreme.

Michelle Richards has gotten closer to an iceberg than most of us might dare. She's a stand-up paddleboard instructor, and she's been having quite the adventure in Newfoundland recently. Richards spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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NL's top fire fighter says regionalization of fire protection makes sense.

The City of Corner Brook says it could spend 100-thousand dollars this year, responding to emergencies in other towns. That's sparked a discussion about possibly regionalizing fire protection. Vince MacKenzie is with the NL Assoc. of Fire Services.

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Corner Brook is trying to recover the cost of fighting fires in neighbouring towns.

When Corner Brook firefighters answer fire calls in nearby towns, the City has to call in backup. It's happened at least three times recently - and Corner Brook ends up footing the bill. Bernd Staeben is the city's deputy mayor.

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An economist comments on Kruger's plan to re-jig its pension payments to workers.

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper wants to reduce payments to its underfunded pension plan for the next three years, to be competitive with other mills. It promises to have the plan fully repaid by 2019. We hear from the pensioners' committee and an economist.

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A spotty creature - - a black and white moose - has been spotted near Stephenville.

A large, mostly white moose has been spotted several times in recent days near White's Rd. How rare is this ghostly animal? Wayne Barney is with the Wildlife division of the Department of Environment and Conservation.

Download A spotty creature - - a black and white moose - has been spotted near Stephenville.
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NL Environment minister checking on oil that's leaking into water near Shoal Point.

Alarming pictures on social media, showing an oily mess in the waters of Shoal Point on the Port Au Port Peninsula, have caught the eye of Environment and Conservation Minister Dan Crummell. He spoke with Lindsay Bird.

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A Stephenville man says oil is seeping out from Shoal Point.

Oil seeping out into the ocean appears to come from old oil drilling sites at Shoal Point on the Port au Port Peninsula. Aiden Mahoney of Stephenville made the discovery on the weekend and posted pictures on Facebook. He spoke with Bernice.

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First United Church in Corner Brook ia getting a facelift to its exterior.

First United Church on Park St. in Corner Brook is getting a new look - sort of. The exterior of the 74-year-old building is being refurbished, but it will keep much of its old appearance. Matt Churchill of the Property Committee spoke with Brian McHugh.

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A Little Rapids woman visits Juno Beach in the lead-up to the D-Day anniversary.

A family from Little Rapids visited Juno Beach, France this week. Canadians landed there on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Shaundel Leamon and her parents, Shawn and Linda, were there for the lead-up to the anniversary, and Shaundel spoke with Bernice illier

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PAB ferry terminal blocks passengers' access to businesses, says town councillor.

North Sydney's new Marine Atlantic terminal allows passengers to get better access to the local business district. But a Port Aux Basques councillor says it's the opposite situation in his town. Bruce Burton spoke with Bernice Hillier.

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Marine Atlantic unveils its new North Sydney ferry terminal.

There was a lot of fanfare in North Sydney Tuesday. Marine Atlantic unveiled its new, twenty-million-dollar ferry terminal. CBC Sydney reporter Wendy Martin was there.

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Some people in Corner Brook say men desperately need temporary housing.

The lack of affordable housing is a real challenge for many in Corner Brook. Some people even end up homeless, or at risk of homelessness. In Corner Brook, there is no men's shelter, and Bernice Hillier has been looking into the problem.

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Why is government loaning more money to an inactive wood pellet plant in Roddickton?

In 2014-15, the province spent an extra 185-thousand dollars on the wood pellet plant in Roddickton, It was built in 2011, but the promised jobs and pellets were never produced. Holson Forest Products owns the still-inactive plant. Todd May is manager.

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