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The CBC Radio Morning Show from Corner Brook serves listeners in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.

The CBC Radio Morning Show from Corner Brook serves listeners in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.
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Corner Brook, NL




The CBC Radio Morning Show from Corner Brook serves listeners in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.




(709) 637-1151


Volunteers to the rescue - it looks like Roddickton-Bide Arm finally has enough helpers to open the arena after all

It was dicey for a while. When more than half your population of 999 is 60 years old and over, it can be tricky to find enough volunteers to run the arena. But Roddickton-Bide Arm Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald says people have finally stepped up to help.

Duration: 00:05:15

Donations are down this year, so Corner Brook's firefighters need your help for the Christmas toy drive

Donations are down this year, so Corner Brook's firefighters are calling on you for toys and money for their annual Christmas toy drive. They work with the Salvation Army to help families in need. Campaign chairman Gord Hamlyn spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Duration: 00:10:06

A Newfoundlander who runs a children's charity in Haiti responds to an international organization's criticisms about orphanages

Karen Huxter, formerly of Springdale has been running a children's home in Haiti for more than 20 years. A group called Lumos says orphanages harm children, exposing them to abuse and trafficking. But Huxter told CBC that her facility is on the level.

Duration: 00:08:02

Worst thing since sliced bread - a recipe for homemade bread makes a former Newfoundlander the target of trolls

A few tweets from an Alberta woman about homemade bread led to an unexpected, nasty reaction. Krista Ball is from Deer Lake, and was trying to get a recipe From her Mom. It was all in fun, until a clickbait website called Bored Panda picked up the story.

Duration: 00:09:00

A rooster calls for help - and the NL West SPCA answers

The NL West SPCA had an unusual guest check in this week. A rooster came cluckin' for a new home. The group was taken aback by the request, but quickly found a new owner for the bird. The SPCA's Frances Drover spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Duration: 00:06:01

Junior jannies: Children at a day care in Corner Brook make their way around the city before Christmas, dressed as mini-mummers

"Hark, what's the noise, out by the porch door?" In Corner Brook, it could be "mummers who are just three or four." Brian McHugh tagged along to see children from a day care make their debut at a shopping mall, in their first public gig as mummers.

Duration: 00:04:56

Vivid safety reminder: Corner Brook fire department simulates a home fire involving a dry natural Christmas tree

The Corner Brook fire department set up a model of a household living room on a parking lot, then set a dry, natural Christmas tree on fire. Deputy Fire Chief Craig Harnum told Bernice Hillier about the importance of fire safety during the holidays.

Duration: 00:08:08

Looking their best for the Christmas concert - a Corner Brook woman invites people to donate dresses for schoolchildren

A Corner Brook woman has been inviting people to donate dresses, to be given to elementary school students to wear at their Christmas concerts. Bernice Hillier spoke with April MacDonald about her collection efforts.

Duration: 00:05:38

Why did the chicken cross the road? Who cares - a farmer just wants to know why he can't put up special animal crossing signs

Port au Port livestock farmer Sam Jesso raises cows, sheep, ducks and hens. They sometimes cross the road, so he bought special warning signs so drivers could be on the lookout. But Jesso told Bernice Hillier the province won't let him put them up.

Duration: 00:07:30

If you see a vulture circling above you near Burgeo, don't play dead! Find out about the town's extremely rare visitor

Move over, seagulls - there's a new scavenger in town in Burgeo. A Black Vulture was recently spotted in the local area for the first time. Avid bird-watcher Ken Knowles of St. John's drove across the island to find it. He told Bernice Hillier about it.

Duration: 00:08:53

'You become a displaced person': Seven years later, former Grand Bruit resident reflects on resettling

As CBC explores the thorny issue of resettlement this week, former Grand Bruit resident Cindy Billard reflects on what it was like to leave the southwest coast community seven years ago. She spoke with Bernice Hillier.

Duration: 00:08:41

Jennifer Hillier-Penney's family searches for closure, a year after the woman went missing in St. Anthony

Jennifer Hillier-Penney of St. Lunaire-Griquet went missing from St. Anthony a year ago this week. Police deemed her disappearance suspicious, but there's been little information on the case. CBC spoke with Jennifer's sister, Yvonne Hillier-Decker.

Duration: 00:06:10

Wildlife biologist responds to the request to relax the rules on snares.

Wayne Barney, a senior biologist with Wildlife, speaks with Cherie Wheeler on the use of brass wire snares for rabbit hunting.

Duration: 00:07:20

Clothing exhibit aims to help stop people from blaming sexual assault victims

Some people in Corner Brook will put their clothes - and stories - on display. Victoria Jones of Violence Prevention West says an upcoming exhibit, "What Were You Wearing?" will seek to help stop people from blaming victims of sexual assault.

Duration: 00:08:13

Grade twelve student raising money for a cuddle bed for pallative care.

Sophie Peckford, a grade twelve student, is raising money to buy a cuddle bed for pallative care at Western Health. She tells Brian McHugh about the project.

Duration: 00:04:14

Kirk Moore wants to put the Cougar sightings rumours to rest.

Kirk Moore wants to put all the rumours and miss sightings of cougars to rest and catch what he thinks is a large brown cat on camera. He spoke to Colleen Connors.

Duration: 00:04:59

Are grey seals eating too many Atlantic salmon?

Ed MacInnis, a salmon angler, thinks seals are having an effect on the number of salmon in some Newfoundland rivers. We spoke to Mr. MacInnis and Garry Stenson, a reseach scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Duration: 00:12:01

Railway-themed mural is covered over, but image will re-appear, thanks to donation by sign company

A Corner Brook pizza shop has covered a railway-themed mural with new siding, but sign company E.C. Boone will reproduce the artwork and install a mounted image on the building - all for free. Brenda Lee is with the Downtown Business Association.

Duration: 00:08:19

Two people who use Corner Brook's existing skate park talk about what they'd like the new one to be like

The City of Corner Brook is planning to move the skate park to Wellington Street, and it'll be about the same size as the existing park. Skateboarders Josh Keough and Erik Fisher told Bernice Hillier what improvements they would have liked to see.

Duration: 00:10:08

Success story: Nurse practitioners meet health care needs in communities such as St. George's

Many people in this province have no family doctor, so towns and health clinics are turning more and more often to nurse practitioners as primary health care providers. Bernice Hillier explored the value of nurse practitioners to the health care system.

Duration: 00:08:47

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