Kenny Sharpe

CBC News

Kenny Sharpe is a journalist from Atlantic Canada. He reports on daily news with a focus on the environment, mental health and politics. He studied philosophy and psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has a masters of journalism from Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto.

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Few details from Suncor, Ledcor Group about Newfoundland man killed at Alberta mine

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety are investigating after a Newfoundland man was killed Monday at a work site in northern Alberta.

A chunk of Bell Island cracked off, and photos show more could fall

The rock collapse happened on Apr. 19, 2019, and one resident of Bell Island thinks that's what people heard around Conception Bay.

With taxi service cut, Bell Island man says he faces 60-km trek for opioid treatment

Lloyd Lawlor believes his government-paid taxi service was halted because he moved to Bell Island from St. John's.
Atlantic Voice

'I don't regret one moment': Muskrat Falls protesters 2 years after their occupation

On this week’s episode of Atlantic Voice, the CBC’s Kenny Sharpe's new doc called The River introduces us to some of the protesters who went to jail to stop the Muskrat Falls mega project.

Blue Jays fans in U.S. use Facebook ad to say sorry for beer can throwing

A group of Toronto Blue Jays fans in the U.S. have bought a Facebook ad to say sorry to Baltimore Orioles fans for a beer-can tossing incident on Tuesday night.

Family, friends remember Ontario student who died of allergic reaction after drinking smoothie

Friends and family gathered to remember Andrea Mariano, who died a year earlier after drinking a smoothie that contained something she was fatally allergic to.

No fall harvest as popular market edged out by condo in Toronto's east end

Instead of celebrating the fall harvest, people in Toronto's east end are saying a fond farewell to a weekly farmer's market they say is being pushed out by a pending condo development.

Police turn to witnesses to help catch suspects in Keele shooting, robbery

This woman is one of several witnesses who heard a gunshot Friday in the Keele Street and Keelegate Drive area. Toronto police say they are looking for two suspects after a robbery and shooting that sent one victim to hospital.

Record hot summer could mean 'soft' start to winter, Environment Canada's David Phillips says

One of Canada's go-to weather and climate experts says winter 2017 could start soft and end hard, adding that he is also concerned by the summer people in Ontario have just endured.

Sexual Assault: The Roadshow art exhibit in Toronto aims to shatter taboos about victims

The creator of a travelling art gallery passing through downtown Toronto says sexual assault victims can actually overcome their trauma, even if they feel they’ve been failed by the justice system.

No soil needed? How hydroponics could change what's for supper

A simple idea that uses a storage container and hydroponic technology to grow fresh fruit and vegetables in your own home, is also providing work for those who need it and a possible solution to Newfoundland and Labrador's food security problem.

In | Between the walls: A rare look inside the Waterford Hospital

We take you inside the Newfoundland and Labrador's only psychiatric hospital, as activists and mental health workers call for the Waterford Hospital to be replaced.

Time has come to replace Waterford Hospital, insiders say

Two of the longest-working professionals inside the Waterford Hospital say the 161-year-old institution needs to be replaced, noting that the core of the building dates back to the earlier years of the Victorian era.

Can God cure drug addiction? A look at Teen Challenge, the group with eyes on St. John's

After trying for more than 10 years, Teen Challenge is one step closer to establishing a faith-based addictions program on the outskirts of St. John’s.
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In: Why are more young adults needing homeless help in St. John's?

It's hot roast beef that's on the menu at Choices for Youth on a typical Wednesday evening, when the CBC's Kenny Sharpe paid a visit.