Julie Skinner

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Julie Skinner works with CBC Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's.

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Icebergs and whales galore! Take a virtual tour of Bonavista Bay

Whale and iceberg season has come early, but the local tourism industry has been forced to press pause.

Staying alive: How to survive a fall through the ice

Learn these potentially lifesaving tips from Rovers Search and Rescue.

Depression is no picnic for teddy bear man Terry Rielly

The man behind the long-running St. John's Teddy Bear Picnic is opening up about his private battle with mental illness.

On the line: Mental health phone service faces funding uncertainty

A mental health helpline that provides emotional support to people across the province has been facing funding uncertainty since September.

Mark O'Brien makes Hollywood Arrival in new sci-fi flick

Mark O'Brien isn't giving much away about his latest sci-fi blockbuster, Arrival — but is opening up about his first-ever Hollywood red carpet.

Leaving Syria behind: A young family starts over in St. John's

Saleh Isa says, thanks to his family's new life in Newfoundland, smiles have finally returned to his children's faces — but his heart still breaks for the family he's left behind in Syria.

Thunder the Great: Children's book inspired by Fort McMurray gerbil's survival story

A Newfoundland mom who went to great lengths to save her son's gerbil during the Fort McMurray wildfires has the perfect Christmas gift for the kids in her life: a book about Thunder the Great's harrowing escape.

Brakes to blame for Paradise school bus fire, Service NL says

A school bus carrying elementary students caught fire last week in Paradise, and the province says a faulty brake pad is to blame.

From parking spot to paradise: St. John's landscapers push for more green space

Two young landscape architects are putting the park back in parking lot.

Dog owner warning others of Rottweiler attack at Kenny's Pond

A family in the east end of St. John's says their dog was attacked by a Rottweiler while out for a walk and they want other owners to know about it.

'It was too risky': St. Bride's fire chief says ammo, live wires kept crews away

Firefighters had to contend with live electrical wires as well as 3,000 rounds of live ammunition stored inside a burning home in St. Bride's Tuesday.

Evan Fry guilty of break-in, armed robbery in Bay Roberts home invasion

Evan Fry and an accomplice broke into an elderly woman's home and demanded she take them to a bank machine so they could steal her money.

Innu treated 'like criminals' for hunting George River caribou, says grand chief

The Innu Nation says blaming the declining George River caribou herd population on hunting is a "shameful exercise of blaming the Innu."

Going down: Divers assess leaking Manolis L shipwreck

A 200-metre perimeter surrounds the shipwrecked Manolis L near Change Islands this week, as crews dive down to inspect the leaking ship.

'It all happened so suddenly': Why power of attorney is important

A woman from Witless Bay is speaking out about the importance of having a power of attorney, after learning she had no authority over her elderly father's finances when he became ill.