Colleen Connors

CBC News

Colleen Connors reports on western Newfoundland from CBC's bureau in Corner Brook.

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Stephenville authority airs financial issues in letter to premier about provincial support

The Stephenville Airport Corporation recently wrote Premier Andrew Furey to question the level of financial support provided by the province and highlight challenges facing the operation on Newfoundland’s west coast.

Stephenville councillor 'confused' about status of airport sale, as town approves $50K grant

Coun. Lenny Tiller pointed to multiple online references that indicate the Dymond Group of Companies owns the operation, and it's been renamed Stephenville Dymond International Airport.

Stephenville mayor confident airport deal will get done, bringing big benefits

Tom Rose says he believes an agreement will be reached for an Ottawa-based company to acquire the airport in his western Newfoundland town and boost the region’s economic fortunes.
CBC Investigates

Mystery man, mystery plan: Questions abound on Stephenville airport acquisition

Nearly two months after the initial deadline, the deal still hasn't closed, and there is little information from either side on what is currently happening.

Owners of new Mexican restaurant in Corner Brook betting on local support under health restrictions

As two hopeful restaurateurs prepare to open a new Mexican-inspired eatery on Newfoundland's west coast, they hope COVID-19 public health restrictions won't deter customers.

Stephenville airport authority says it's waiting for formal purchase offer from Dymond Group

The president and CEO of the Ottawa-based corporate group that has big plans for the Stephenville airport says he expects the deal to close by the end of this month, but the airport authority stresses that no sale has been finalized.

Escaping COVID-19 on the trails: How this Corner Brook ski club finds a sense of normalcy

Shawn Leamon, manager of the Blow Me Down cross-country ski club in Corner Brook, says membership is up this winter because people are attracted to the spacious 42 kilometres of groomed trails that provide outdoor winter exercise.

Corner Brook swimmers anxious to see work start on new recreation centre

Swimmers in Corner Brook are worried the new regional recreation centre, which will contain a new lap and leisure pool, may be delayed and cost more than originally thought.

Jennifer Hillier-Penney's family still without closure, 5 years after her disappearance

The brother of Jennifer Hillier-Penney, the St. Anthony woman who disappeared without a trace five years ago, fears the police will soon declare her file a cold case and the family will never find the closure they desperately seek. 

Marble Mountain readies for 2022 season with slashed spending but hopes of attracting a buyer

As western Newfoundland's Marble Mountain ski resort gets ready for the 2022 season, the provincial government hopes a busy year — boosted by a marketing campaign and new food venues — will attract a buyer.