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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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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!

    Some creepy crawlies from under the ocean will be making their way to the Newfoundland Insectarium near Deer Lake. We'll hear about the new green crab exhibit

    Some creepy crawlies from under the ocean will be making their way to the Newfoundland Insectarium near Deer Lake. We'll hear about the new green crab exhibit

    They’ve been identified as an invasive species in Newfoundland and Labrador. Green crab damage the marine ecosystem by destroying habitat and eating lobster spawn. Marine experts and fishermen alike say the creatures are pests. But the Newfoundland Insectarium near Deer Lake is making a display area for the green crab. The insectarium educates people about insects and arthropods, and Lloyd Hollett owns and operates the facility.

    • 6 min
    There was a line up of ambulances with patients on board, outside the hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor this week. We'll ask Central Health why there was such a delay and what that means for patient care

    There was a line up of ambulances with patients on board, outside the hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor this week. We'll ask Central Health why there was such a delay and what that means for patient care

    Emergency room closures across Central Newfoundland have meant more and more people have been heading to the hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor. Earlier this week, there were diversions in place on the Connaigre Peninsula, as well as in Baie Verte and Springdale. Anyone who needed an ambulance or emergency care in those areas had to make the trek to Grand Falls- Windsor. Unfortunately extra, ER traffic doesn't mean more ER beds. And that could lead to longer waits and ambulance delays. Dr. Jared Butler is Central Health's Medical Director of Primary Care.

    • 8 min
    Minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador will be $15 an hour in this province by next October. We'll hear from an advocate who is glad to see it happen

    Minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador will be $15 an hour in this province by next October. We'll hear from an advocate who is glad to see it happen

    On Thursday, we learned that the NL government will be increasing the minimum wage. It will happen in gradual stages, of 50 cents at a time. By October of 2023, the minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador will be $15 an hour. For several years now, groups such as Workers' Action Network NL -- formerly known as "$15 and Fairness NL" -- have been calling for an increase. Mark Nichols is an organizer with the Network. He was also one of five members on the province's recent Minimum Wage Review Committee.

    • 9 min
    How's your relationship with your phone? A new study from McGill University shows promise with making our screen time healthier

    How's your relationship with your phone? A new study from McGill University shows promise with making our screen time healthier

    Have you ever felt as though your smartphone use was getting a bit out of control? A new Canadian study is showing promise with curbing unhealthy phone habits; The work is called Healthy Screens. A team based at McGill University is part of the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative. Jay Olson is the project lead.

    • 6 min
    All dogs go to heaven, but not every dog should go to the dog park. A Corner Brook dog trainer will tell us why

    All dogs go to heaven, but not every dog should go to the dog park. A Corner Brook dog trainer will tell us why

    With summer nearly here, many dog owners are getting outside with their animals. For some of them, a local dog park may seem the obvious choice for letting their pets run off-leash. But that option isn't always a walk in the park for the animals. Christine Doucet runs Pawsitive Training NL in Corner Brook.

    • 8 min
    Schizophrenia and psychosis... we'll tell you about a program designed to help families and loved ones cope with the conditions

    Schizophrenia and psychosis... we'll tell you about a program designed to help families and loved ones cope with the conditions

    People who struggle with mental health challenges can find it tough to get the right help for their specific needs. Stigma and misconceptions from other people can make things even worse for them and their families. The Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting a five week Zoom seminar for families of people who have with schizophrenia and psychosis. Susan Hyde is executive director of the Society. Marissa Taylor is also with the organization and is in charge of the Family Recovery Journey Program.

    • 8 min

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