Martin Jones


Martin Jones co-hosts CBC Newfoundland Morning each weekday from Gander.

Latest from Martin Jones

Meet the Springdale teacher who knits 'science hats' for her students every year

Ruth Cameron started making the hats in 2004 to connect with her students. She had no idea it would become a beloved school tradition.

Gander exhibit aims to dispel the myth that clothing promotes sexual violence

What Were You Wearing? at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre features the stories of 18 women who were sexually assaulted — and the clothes they had on when it happened.

Holy crap! Piles of dog poop cause a stink for Clarenville man

In Clarenville, there's no law requiring you to pick up after your pooch. After Cory Chaulk complained about a neighbour's mess, that could change.

Gender surgeries a matter of life and death, not cosmetic, says N.L. man

Blair Curtis of McIvers has filed a complaint with the province's Human RIghts Commission, saying the province needs more coverage and lower wait times.
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Lordy lordy, life changed at 40: How getting laid off pushed me in just the right way

I was laid off shortly before my 40th birthday. It became the jump-start I needed to retool my entire life, writes Martin Jones.

Pouring pints in Port au Port

The taps at Secret Cove Brewery started flowing this week. The craft brew is produced in Port au Port by Jason Hynes and Sheila Dwyer. It was a dream years in the making, built with their own hands.

Patriotic pastry propels Eastport boy into recipe books

Eight-year-old Noah Squire is one of 26 winners in a Canada-wide healthy recipe competition. He'll have his creation published in a cookbook this year.

Hundreds gather for first service at new Pentecostal church in Gander

In an era when some churches are closing their doors due to dwindling attendance, the Evangel Pentecostal church in Gander welcomed nearly 600 people for its first Sunday service.

Original opera sheds new light on Shanawdithit, the last Beothuk

Almost 200 years after her death, a Gander-born composer is completing an opera based on the life of the woman considered the last of the Beothuk.

Hard work, stint at Hamburger University help N.L. woman win fast-food award

A Grand Falls-Windsor McDonald's manager has received the Ray Kroc Award. Its a big honour that only 1 per cent of McDonald's managers achieve.

77-year-old boat floats again, in tribute to grandfather

Derek Penney spent a year restoring a rodney built by his grandfather in 1942.

Scores of graves in Gander are unmarked. There's a campaign to fix that

The Gander Lions club is erecting a monument in honour of those buried near the Commonwealth War Graves site in Gander.

Tattoo coverup gives grieving mother a fresh start

Jennifer Bowser entered a tattoo coverup contest and lost, but the generosity of strangers gave her the chance at a new beginning.

Gander restaurant plans its own Meals on Wheels-style service for seniors

A local Gander restaurant is planning on offering affordable meals for seniors. Thingamajiggers wants to fill the need for seniors looking for a hot meal delivered right to their door.

Making ethical fashion one stitch at a time

Amanda Moss left the rat race of mass produced fashion and returned with a new philospohy of quality over quantity. Now from her Montreal studio she's proud to make slow and ethical fashion.