Melissa Tobin


Melissa Tobin is a reporter based in Gander, working for CBC Newfoundland Morning. Reach her at

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Children of the moratorium: Why this woman wants to bring her hometown to the world

After travelling the world and seeing places like Panama, Vietnam and Australia, Toni Kearney felt the call to go back to Conche and open up a tourism business of her own.

Meet the N.L. turkey farmers bringing even more than the bird to the table

Chaulk's Heritage Farm in Glovertown processed more than 1,600 turkeys for Thanksgiving. Meet the family that is driven to provide more local poultry and produce in the province.

Need a dermatologist? After central N.L. clinic closes, only St. John's options remain

When Dr. James Coffey leaves Grand Falls-Windsor this summer, all of N.L.'s specialists in the field will be on the Avalon Peninsula.

Paddling on: Gander woman heads to Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival

The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is one of the biggest festivals of its kind in North America. Gander's Pat Oake is excited to head there for the first time.

A century of work: Meet the Eastport WWII vet who's done it all in his 100 years

Centenarian Ches Bull served with the Royal Canadian Navy, was the first mayor of Eastport, and today enjoys playing the VLTs at the legion.

5 Newfoundland albums released in 2019 you should have in your collection 

The CBC's Melissa Tobin gives her thoughts on new music from Newfoundland artists definitely worth checking out.

More than the Mummers: Newfoundland Christmas music that stands the test of time

From party music to relaxing instrumentals, there's plenty of Newfoundland Christmas music to choose from.

St. Anthony gets new music studio — in the Boys & Girls Club

There's a new recording studio on the Northern Peninsula — and it's run by teenagers.

Flour mill frustrations: Local businesswoman wants more support to start industry

A local entrepreneur says she has the plan and the customers to mill fresh flour in the province. But there’s a missing ingredient — help from the provincial government.

Bull's-eye! Youth darts a hit at Gander Elks Club

Every Wednesday, the Elks Club in Gander opens its doors to provide kids a place to go and a skill to learn.