Selections from Friday's show
Search and Rescue response times
Now, let's get to the story about Ottawa's plan to beef up Search and Rescue. Faster response times are being promised, as well as new technology to track vessels at sea. Search and Rescue is something close to Harold Mullowney's heart. He lost his brother Derek in a helicopter crash offshore four years ago.
Regional Economic Boards
It's been about a year since the federal and provicial governments yanked funding from the 20 regional economic development boards in this province. Most of the RED boards have been forced to close their doors. But at least one has found a way to stay open. The North east Avalon Regional Development Board is becoming a self-sustaining not-for profit. Yesterday, the group launched a website to help newcomers settle here. The Morning Show's Caroline Hillier was there and spoke with Executive Director Christine Snow.
Tribute to the Boss
You might not know it, but St. John's is full of Bruce Springsteen fans. They pile into a bar every year at about this time for a local tribute show to the musician known universally as The Boss. Some of the musicians who are part of that show are in the studio with me this morning. Mark Bragg, along with Geraldine Hollett and Phil Churchill from The Once are here to talk about the show, and to sing us a couple of Springsteen numbers.