Garrett Barry

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Garrett Barry is a CBC reporter based in Gander.

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To tackle internet troubles, N.L. school district pledges every trick in the book

From the latest technology to old fashioned phone calls, the province's school district says it's working to ensure all students will be educated if the pandemic disrupts in-class instruction.

Memorial cruise the 'coolest' tribute for young couple killed in TCH collision

Brendan McLean loved all things cars. That's why his friends thought a memorial cruise was the best way to commemorate him and his girlfriend.

Increased online learning puts rural N.L. schoolchildren at 'a huge disadvantage,' say families

Families in small communities across the island say they already run into trouble trying to access the internet, and wonder what will happen if COVID-19 forces more classes online.

Cocaine-trafficking network's right-hand man gets 44 months in prison

Thomas Brown, 32, was sentenced Wednesday for one count of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

St. Alban's mayor optimistic about resumption of health services, but protests set to continue

Gail Hoskins says Central Health is close to finalizing a plan to reopen the emergency room in St. Alban's, but residents in the area have vowed to keep protesting.

After a violent trauma, birds have become this Twillingate man's 'saving grace'

Randy Jenkins is a bird whisperer. He speaks to the birds, and he says the birds give him strength to carry on, after being shot during a fatal robbery.

Bonavista Peninsula gets historic nod from UNESCO for 560-million-year-old fossils

Fossil finds on the Bonavista Peninsula were given an international designation Friday, when the Discovery Global Geopark was granted official UNESCO status.

The Rooms commits to dropping Mary March from museum name

Indigenous advocates for the change welcome the news, but say more reckonings with the past are needed.

Chocolate bars and book readings as Islaview Day moves online

Online celebrations are keeping Islaview Day — a celebration of the life of Isla Short — going in the COVID-19 era.

Gander volunteers crying foul in feral cat fuss

The removal of feral cat shelters created by a volunteer group has drawn blowback in Gander.

Staycation, it is: Tourism industry looks for locals as out-of-province visitors banned

Restrictions on non-essential travel to Newfoundland and Labrador begin Monday, just when the summer tourism season would ordinarily be warming up.

COVID-19 brings financial and physical worry for fish harvesters

The COVID-19 pandemic could make the fishing season more dangerous than ever, and fish harvesters are also worried about what price they'll get for their catch.

Keeping the faithful: Technology has become pivotal for religious groups during COVID-19

Church buildings are locked and even small gatherings are prohibited — but religious leaders say faith is as important as ever, so they're moving online.

Loss of emergency service will put lives at risk, says St. Alban's mayor

If you live in the Bay d'Espoir region and are having a medical emergency, you must go to Harbour Breton or Grand Falls-Windsor.

Can you fish in a pandemic? Seafood industry facing hard COVID-19 questions

A 10-day delay to the start of the inshore fishery has bought planners more time — but has done little to answer questions about how a key industry in Newfoundland and Labrador can even operate.

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