Lindsay Bird

CBC News

Lindsay Bird is a journalist with CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, based in Corner Brook.

Latest from Lindsay Bird

Bay of Islands group keeping tabs on green crabs with expanded trapping effort

ACAP Humber Arm first began trapping green crab in 2012, and is now renewing its push to get a handle on the bay's population.

Corner Brook mall gets colourful makeover for Come Home Year

A stretch of vacant storefronts at the Corner Brook Plaza has been transformed, thanks to a local artist's talents.

'We feel robbed': RNC mourn death of former chief Bob Johnston

Bob Johnston, who spent almost 35 years in policing, was diagnosed with an aggressive, incurable brain tumour in 2017.

'Gone back 40 years,' chief says as west coast fire departments lose Bell pagers

Several volunteer fire departments got an unpleasant surprise this week, when Bell discontinued its paging system in Eastern Canada.

Corner Brook kids swap recess for recycling, and make their whole school greener

"They're so motivated. They want to make a change, and that's exactly what they're doing."
CBC Investigates

A 'mini boondoggle' or necessary development? How a land deal divided this N.L. town

In a town known more for skiing than squabbles, an internal battle in Steady Brook has spilled over into a provincial investigation.

These N.L. women have plastic-free periods. Why aren't more doing the same?

Some women are taking the anti-plastic movement further than straws and bags by making their menstrual cycles plastic-free, and are urging more people to talk openly about their periods, their products, and their waste.

No holidays, but red tape abounds as caregivers in Corner Brook speak out about stress

After almost two years of taking care of an adult with intellectual disabilities, a couple in Corner Brook say they've had so few days off they've reached a breaking point.

Kruger hauls decades-old barrels from the depths of Deer Lake's water supply

The company is cleaning up debris that's been sitting at the bottom of the Humber Canal since the 1950s this week.
Waves of Change

4 ways to talk to people about plastic, without sounding like a jerk

A little social etiquette can go a long way when talking about the environment.

Gros Morne gets federal cash for campgrounds, Trout River salmon

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced $4.2-million for a number of projects within the national park on Friday morning.
Point of View

What a picture book for toddlers could teach our politicians

Lindsay Bird has a reading suggestion for our political leaders.

Corner Brook workshop giving a tech boost to local business

Meet the Makerspace, a room at MUN's Grenfell Campus where entrepreneurs can access cutting-edge technology.

N.L. stands out from the rest of Canada in new GDP report, and not in a good way

The economy of every province and territory grew in 2018 ... except one.
CBC Investigates

Liberals made cash deal with skate club for Kaetlyn Osmond tickets

Emails show that in exchange for a $1,500 grant, the Liberals scored seats to the hottest ticket in Marystown: to see the Olympian on ice.