Colleen Connors

CBC News

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

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Burnt Islands man receives compensation a year after Fiona smashed in his basement

Murray Hardy pushed hard to get his house replaced after post-tropical storm Fiona washed out his basement. It took almost a year for the government to provide proper compensation.

Codroy Valley outfitter says wind turbines will scare off moose and destroy his business

Art Ryan says his outfitting operation will fail if World Energy GH2 installs hundreds of kilometres of road and 164 wind turbines on hunting grounds at the top of the Anguille Mountains in the Codroy Valley.

Art on the go: A Corner Brook professor tows a printing press around western Newfoundland

Art professor Andrew Testa has designed a printing press on wheels that he takes to rural areas on Newfoundland's west coast, showing people that printmaking can be accessible and attainable.

Marine Atlantic names its new vessel Ala'suinu, which means 'traveller' in Mi'kmaw

Marine Atlantic's newest passenger vessel, scheduled to arrive in Newfoundland and Labrador next year, will be registered as Ala'suinu, which means "traveller" in Mi'kmaw.

Marcus Gosse, a Mi'kmaw artist from Stephenville, designs his own coin for the Royal Canadian Mint

Marcus Gosse is the first Mi'kmaw artist from Newfoundland to be featured on a coin by the Royal Canadian Mint. He designed and created the image on a 38-millimetre silver coin that was launched Tuesday.

Hot, dry weather in N.L. could spark forest fires, officials warn

A provincial forest fire duty officer is warning people to be careful while they're outdoors this weekend due to the hot weather conditions.

N.L. powerlifter Daniel Moores wins 4 medals at Special Olympics

Daniel Moores, 38, of Corner Brook surprised himself and his family when he brought home three bronze medals and one silver in powerlifting from the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin last month.

Corner Brook's new hospital to open 17 years after first promised

Corner Brook's new hospital is set to open next year, but some people are concerned about what will actually be offered inside the new acute-care building.

Stephenville cuts community funding to keep airport running

The Bay St. George Pride committee was denied money from the Town of Stephenville because the town cut some of its community funding due to the unexpected expense of carrying the airport's operational costs. 

Set for (university) life: Corner Brook student wins $70K scholarship

Clare Coleman's life changed forever when she won the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership, which will pay for her university tuition, room and board and summer employment.