Lindsay Bird

CBC News

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

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Atlantic Voice

Failure is everywhere. We should embrace it, say these UNB scholars

Explore the mess and murk failing on a new episode of Atlantic Voice, as two thinkers in Fredericton share ideas and personal experiences about everything that can go wrong in life.
Atlantic Voice

This movie-loving minister brought Hollywood to Fortune Bay in the '50s — and his projector still works

In a faded coat of red velveteen, an unassuming bit of Newfoundland history sits at The Rooms in St. John's, holding the story of how two men spread cinematic magic in the pre-electricity era.
Atlantic Voice

The fight for equality: A conversation with Don Oliver, the 1st Black man appointed to Senate

Retired Nova Scotia senator Don Oliver reflects upon his childhood, career and his trailblazing work to create a more tolerant Canada.
Atlantic Voice

On telling diverse teen stories, with young adult fiction writer Tom Ryan

The award-winning author talks to Atlantic Voice about writing for and about queer teens, and how identities and storylines have changed over the years.
From The Ground Up

Meet the podcaster filling the airwaves with N.L. farming and food wisdom

Despite having more than 70 podcasts about the N.L. farming and food scene to his name, it turns out Ivan Emke is actually something of a reluctant radio host. 
From The Ground Up

Community composting comes to St. John's with plans to expand

A small-scale composting program is underway in one St. John's neighbourhood, in an effort to tackle organic waste that organizers hope provides a blueprint for other parts of the city to follow.

Mom wants child-care changes after son unaccounted for during inspection visits to St. John's daycare

A mother in St. John's says her son was unaccounted for during multiple official checks at his former daycare, and she is now pushing for changes to Newfoundland and Labrador's regulated child-care system so the experience she called "scary" doesn't happen again.

N.L. beekeepers are trying to keep a deadly parasite at bay. The odds are against them

Newfoundland and Labrador is the last province in Canada, and one of the few places in the world, free from a deadly honeybee pest. But even as a coordinated effort to keep it out ramps up, optimism is flagging.

Newfoundland couple gets their dream home — by moving it on the water

Daniele Penney had a dream of living in one special house in McIvers, Nfld., and wasn't about to let a kilometre of salt water get in the way of making it happen.
From The Ground Up

N.L.'s 1st food hub breaks down barriers to connect local farmers with local customers

A pilot project in western Newfoundland is gaining strength and getting good reviews from farmers and foodies alike, as it aims to break down logistical barriers around local food.