Lindsay Bird

CBC News

Lindsay Bird is a journalist with CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, based in Corner Brook.

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Backcountry winter fun is booming on the west coast. Now avalanche safety is catching up

Avalanche Canada has set up its first field team in the province on the west coast of the island, as people in Gros Morne say more people are getting out to enjoy the area's mountains than ever before.

Some essential workers need child care, and can't get it, says child-care centre

There's little clarity around how to operate amid the coronavirus variant, and one child-care centre says it's had to turn away children of essential workers as they wait for answers.

These N.L. teens are now out of school. And they don't want to go back any time soon

Students at 15 schools in the St. John's area are at home, and trying to balance the anxiety of the current COVID-19 outbreak with fears about a potentially quick return to the classroom.

Balmy January breaks records in N.L. as winter businesses suffer

Winter has has a very warm start so far, shattering temperature records across the province, and causing headaches for entrepreneurs who make their money when there's snow on the ground.

Thomas Whittle, man who caused the death of a snowmobile passenger, guilty on all charges

Thomas Whittle was convicted of three charges, including impaired driving causing death, related to a snowmobile crash that killed a passenger in 2017 at Humber Valley Resort.

For female candidates, the 2021 campaign trail is littered with sexism

It's been only a few days of door-knocking, but women running for office in all three parties say they've dealt with harrassment, inappropriate comments and more.

Labrador's Arctic char vulnerable to climate change, says new study

A new study paints a troubling portrait of the fish's future, as both scientists and Nunatsiavut fishers say much more research is needed to fully understand its fate.

Air Canada cuts mean more isolation, tougher travel: Gander, Goose Bay, Deer Lake airports

In the wake of Air Canada cutting service to Gander and Happy-Valley Goose Bay entirely, the people in charge of the airports worry about ripple effects within their communities.

What if N.L. schools included toddlers? One expert says it's a path to daycare success

The provincial government passed on an idea to include daycares in schools a decade ago, but as the model has garnered success elsewhere, one early education advocate says it may be time to revisit the idea.

Labrador daycares 'ecstatic' over cash boost, but MHA questions timing

Child-care centres in Labrador will be getting extra provincial government money in order to keep their workers' wages competitve with other industries, something they say has been a long time coming.

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