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Whether you live in Clarenville, Port Aux Basques, southern Labrador or any point in between...CBC Newfoundland Morning is for you. It's an upbeat, friendly start to your day. Bernice and Martin have the information you need, want and can't do without!

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Barry Manuel and Bryan King speak about potential of evacuating their towns over forest fires

The message for the people of Grand Falls-Windsor and Bishop's Falls was very clear over the weekend - be ready to go. The two towns were put under a state of emergency on Saturday because of deteriorating air quality and growing forest fires in the region. There's been no evacuation order yet but the Premier has asked people to be prepared. Bryan King is the mayor of Bishop's Falls. Barry Manuel is the mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor.

16m
Aug 08
Dr. Atanu Sarkar on health effects of forest fires' smoke

As the forest fires in Central Newfoundland rage on declining air quality is becoming a major concern. So far, a state of emergency has been declared in several areas of the province because of forest fire smoke-- including Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop's Falls, the Connaigre Peninsula and the area of Botwood. And according to Dr. Atanu Sarkar, the effects of forest fire smoke can also be felt from very far away. Dr Sarkar is an associate professor of environmental and occupational health with Memorial University's faculty of medicine.

8m
Aug 08
Mayor Percy Farwell on heath accord task force report

The province's health accord task force has delivered its final report and recommendations, but the town of Gander says some of the document is clear as mud. We hear from the mayor.

7m
Aug 05
Shawn Bath raises money to continue Clean Harbours Initiative

In 2018, diver Shawn Bath decided to dedicate his life to cleaning Newfoundland's harbours. He's even had a documentary made about him and his organization, the Clean Harbours Initiative. CBC's Jessica Singer spoke with Bath about his recent feats and long-term goals.

5m
Aug 05
Come Home Year panel

From reuniting with loved ones to trick-or-treating in August...this Come Home Year will certainly be one for the books. We'll hear about how some people are celebrating the long-anticipated event.

8m
Aug 05
Cristina Gumarang working to make balikbayan boxes possible outside of St. John's

Boxed up with love. A Filipino woman on the West Coast is making it easier for others to send something called balikbayan boxes back home. She'll tell us how and why this tradition is so important to her culture.

13m
Aug 05
Mervin Wiseman speaks on the downfall of Green Valley Farms

When government tries to help a business and ends up sinking it instead...we'll speak with Merv Wiseman about what happened to Green Valley Farms

12m
Aug 04
Jeff Motty on local forest fires

Lightning strikes in late July sparked several forest fires in the province. Two of the largest -- in the Paradise Lake area and near the Bay D'Espoir Highway -- are still burning out of control. Jeff Motty is the provincial forest fire duty officer.

14m
Aug 04
Cape St. George mayor speaks on proposed wind farm

A lot of people are anxiously awaiting a decision from the province this week on a proposed wind farm on the Port au Port Peninsula. World Energy GH2 wants to erect 164 massive wind turbines on peninsula. A decision on that phase of the project could come as early as tomorrow. Stella Cornect is the mayor of Cape St. George and the chair of the Port au Port Regional Wind Turbine Committee.

7m
Aug 04
Caroline Matthews speaks on missing brother-in-law Brandon Tucker

It's been nearly a month since Gander's Brandon Tucker went missing. Now his family is offering a 10-thousand dollar reward to find out where he is. We'll hear from his sister in-law.

7m
Aug 04
Janice Audeau on summer colds

Sniff, cough, sneeze. Does it seem to you like lots of people have a cold right now? At least, we hope that's what it is. We talk to a pharmacist about the phenomenon of the summer cold.

8m
Aug 03
Josh Smee on Western NL Food Hub hiatus

Farmers across the province are starting to harvest their early crops and they're anxious to get it on to your kitchen table. Last year, one of the ways they could do that was through the Western NL Food Hub. That was a pilot project that gave people a chance to buy from a number of farms all on one website and pick it up at one drop off location. That project is on hiatus this year. Josh Smee is with Food First NL and is here to tell us why.

6m
Aug 03
Lukas Doman from Deep Roots Farm

A new farmer's market from a brand new farm. We talk with Deep Roots Farm in Cormack about how it's hoping to get its produce into your kitchen

5m
Aug 03
Geri Hall and Gary Pearson on comedy tour, "Middle RAGED"

After your childhood and teens and those years of being a young adult, you get to that big chunk of life people often call "middle age." That period, and everything that goes with it, is the subject of a sketch comedy show that is touring this province. "Middle RAGED" is hitting stages in our area starting this week. Geri Hall and Gary Pearson are the stars of the show. They spoke with CBC's Bernice Hillier.

10m
Aug 02
Mallory Johnson busy touring, nominated for CCMA

While the past couple years have been tough on performers, our next guest hasn't slowed down. This Newfoundland artist has won East Coast Music Awards, released some fantastic recordings, and now she's nominated for a Canadian Country Music Award. Mallory Johnson speaks with CBC's Bernice Hillier.

9m
Aug 02
Dr. Janine Hubbard on child vaccine hesitancy

Parents with young children are feeling a mix of emotions as vaccination opens up for kids under 5 this week. Some are excited to finally get their kids vaccinated, while others feel hesitant about it - even if they themselves have received the COVID-19 shot. Dr. Janine Hubbard is a clinical child psychologist in St. John's.

5m
Aug 02
Sherry Ryan back into the swing of touring

We all know that the past couple years were hard on all of us, but for touring musicians who rely on performing for their livelihoods, it was devastating. Those artists are hitting the road hard this summer. Among them is Sherry Ryan, who is doing shows in Central and Western Newfoundland over the next few weeks. Sherry spoke with CBC's Bernice Hillier.

8m
Aug 01
Laura Robinson on the federal hearings into Hockey Canada

In 1998, athlete and journalist Laura Robinson published her book "Crossing the Line: Violence and Sexual In it, she detailed a long history of abuse of and by teenage hockey players in the Canadian Hockey League...the organization that represents three national major junior ice hockey leagues. Now, nearly a quarter century later, she's attending the federal Heritage Committee's hearings into abuse within Hockey Canada. The hearings were sparked by an alleged sexual assault of a young woman by at least four members of the Canadian World Junior team at an event in 2018.Laura Robinson spoke with CBC's Leigh Anne Power.

8m
Aug 01
Jessica Wood on the sexual lives and relationships of LGBTQ+ students

Are young people happy with their sexual lives and relationships? Well, according to a new survey, this may be the case for many LGBTQ+ students. Joining us now to chat about this is Jessica Wood, a research specialist with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada.

7m
Jul 29
Employers unable to find enough workers

Help wanted. We'll look at the reasons why so many employers say they can't find any workers.

8m
Jul 29
Memorial for Ray Boyd

The Railway Society of Newfoundland in Corner Brook is honouring an important figure of the province's railway era. Ray Boyd was a train engineer for 34 years, and had the honour of operating the very last run of the Newfie Bullet. At eleven o'clock today, a memorial for Ray will be unveiled at the Railway Society's historic train site. To learn more about Ray Boyd, we speak with president of the Railway Society John Parsons, and the museum's head tour guide Julia Hickey.

8m
Jul 29
Botwood Mural Arts Society new mural

The Botwood Mural Arts Society has had a busy summer. Fresh on the heels of the completion of the giant mural called "Kraken World" earlier this month, the group is unveiling not one but two more murals next week. This time, the art will reflect Botwood's important contribution to aviation history. Trudy Stuckless is with the Society, and Charlie Johnston is one of the artists.

9m
Jul 29
Memorial for Ray Boyd

The Railway Society of Newfoundland in Corner Brook is honouring an important figure of the province's railway era. Ray Boyd was a train engineer for 34 years, and had the honour of operating the very last run of the Newfie Bullet. At eleven o'clock today, a memorial for Ray will be unveiled at the Railway Society's historic train site. To learn more about Ray Boyd, we speak with president of the Railway Society John Parsons, and the museum's head tour guide Julia Hickey.

8m
Jul 29
Coalition of Persons with Disabilities helps break down accessibility barriers

Breaking down barriers for people with disabilities…. We’ll hear about new funding available to help people access adaptive technology and devices.

11m
Jul 28
Norma Gould finds her roots in Newfoundland

After years of waiting...a woman from North Carolina has finally met her biological family here in Newfoundland...We'll hear about her experience

10m
Jul 28
Tina Randell's comedy tour

Oh Me Nerves! Get the kids settled away and grab your housecoat and bandanna, Tina Randell will join us to tell how her comedy tour is going.

7m
Jul 28
High temperatures and the human body

In February, we always say we'll never complain about the heat...until it's July and there's a heatwave. We'll speak to a body heat specialist about what high temperatures do to us, and how we can stay safe.

7m
Jul 27
Meteorologist David Neil on heat waves

We'll talk to warning preparedness meteorologist David Neil, to find out why Newfoundland has been experiencing unusually hot temperatures this summer... and what to expect in the future.

7m
Jul 27
Music NL and mental health

Music NL and its partners are offering a new scholarship to help a student on their mental health journey. We'll talk about the connection between music and mental health.

6m
Jul 27
Root cellars in Twillingate

You've grown a crop, now you've got to store it for the winter. We'll discuss how some home farmers are going back to the traditional root cellar.

7m
Jul 26