Cec Haire


Cec Haire reports for CBC News from St. John's.

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Bingo with plastic dividers: How service clubs are fighting for their lives in the pandemic

Service clubs that normally organize to raise money for causes in their community are doing something different this fall: raising funds for their own survival.

Family's struggle for clean housing shines spotlight on gaps facing mentally ill tenants

Dolores Moore successfully fought to have her brother moved out of his squalid apartment, but property managers say not everyone in such a situation has someone advocating on their behalf.

St. John's family struggling to get mentally ill man transferred out of squalid conditions

A St. John's woman is in the fight of her life to get her mentally ill brother out of what she calls unhealthy living conditions.

Outdoor classrooms rising in popularity as N.L. kids return to school amid COVID-19

Some schools in Newfoundland and Labrador are getting creative when it comes to teaching in the time of COVID-19, and that includes rethinking where learning takes place.

St. John's startup claims breakthrough recycling medication

Unbound Chemicals says it has the know-how to rescue active ingredients from old prescription pills

After a COVID hiccup, things are looking up again for Clarenville ocean tech company

Chad Collett started his underwater optical imaging company 10 years ago with an idea: creating the Swiss army knife of underwater cameras. But the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic on his doorstep put that work in jeopardy.

8-year-old boy reunites with man who rescued him from roaring Manuels River

When Franke Kelly got swept away by rushing water, a nearby father of two leapt into action.

Increase in domestic violence calls persists throughout pandemic, says non-profit

A 75 per cent increase in calls to Violence Prevention Avalon East dropped to a 65 per cent increase in June. A wave is expected at shelters now that people have more freedom.

Following harrowing Manuels River rescue, this mom urges caution

After her eight-year-old son was swept away by a strong current, Gina Kelly wants others to know how powerful the river can be.

COVID-19 infected this C.B.S. couple. Only one of them would survive

'I miss her completely,' says Doug Taylor, left alone with questions and cautions after his wife of more than 20 years, Debbie, died in April.

Riding it out: Meet the truckers who keep stuff moving through COVID-19

They're essential workers on big rigs, behind the wheels of a largely unseen part of the economy, moving goods amid a pandemic so powerful that it seems to have brought the rest of daily life to a standstill.

What happened behind the scenes as RIAC tried to avoid shutting down

According to documents obtained through access to information, RIAC received $137,661 from the province in the 2019 calendar year for sewing and entrepreneurial programs, and wage subsidies for four positions.

Remember DarkNL? Andy Wells says N.L. can't prevent rolling blackouts post-Muskrat Falls

The former head of the PUB says there's no backup plan for when the province's new hydroelectric project goes down.

Preventing heavy equipment theft 'almost as easy as stealing,' say experts

With five heavy equipment thefts in the province already in 2019, two experts have a little advice for owners and operators.

This Royal Newfoundland Regiment drum is a history mystery

A rare musical instrument on display at the regiment's museum has sparked a search into its origins spanning decades and provinces.