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The second part of this season's "Stories of Greenspond" recorded live at Ida's Place, features Co-Owner of Hub of the North, Wade Kean (Sylvia was busy cooking in the restaurant), who talks about his love for Greenspond, the suites and restaurant they operate, the tourism sector, and much more! We also welcome Historian Linda White, creator of the Greenspond Historical Society Facebook page, who talks about cemetery restoration on the island, tracing Greenspond family routes from Europe, ideas for the Orangemen's Lodge, and the planned visit of another famous Newfoundland historian and his curiosity about Bonfire Night and how it is still such a strong tradition in Greenspond. An intriguing episode awaits for your listening pleasure!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c  
709 Watershed is back on Greenspond for its 3rd annual "Stories of Greenspond" episodes. Two shows were produced from this year's visit, with this show having the Owner/Operator of Ida's Place, Heather Gordon, speaking about what has happen to the business over the past year and about her cheesecake and cinnamon buns. Host Darren Sheppard also speaks to Colton Firmage and Jade Burton, two young entrepreneurs of "Berries and Beads", who call Greenspond home, and who share their thoughts on what it is like to be a kid from the island. And Mayor Herb Burry stops by to discuss his opinions of what Greenspond has to offer to visitors or potential new residents, the importance of tourism and the fishery to the community, and provides insight on how the causeway came about to replace the ferry.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c 
Host Darren Sheppard sits down with Triffie Parsons, the multi-talented, multi-hat wearing, Town Manager/Clerk of Indian Bay, Chair of Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation, and Councillor of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity (CWT). She talks about the challenges and positives facing both Indian Bay and CWT. She shares some personal experiences from her past and her family. And she talks about her strong viewpoints regarding environmental topics facing the area and IBEC. An insightful episode awaits!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Host Darren Sheppard chats with Ashley Noseworthy, CEO/President of Edgewise Environmental. It is a St. John's based environmental consultancy focused on marine mammal, seabird, and marine noise mitigation solutions. Ashley has a background working with marine mammals and has worked in various positions offshore and throughout the world. She recently trained Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation personnel on various seabird protocols to be utilized in our Leach's Storm-Petrel study in Cape Freels, and she took the time after this training to appear on 709 Watershed.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
The Grade 8 class of Centreville Academy took on this BBC radio soap opera feel episode, providing insight of what it is like to be a shorebird in today's world, with professionalism and excitement! Written by Mrs. Perry with assistance from a couple of her students, the other students became shorebirds you would find in Cape Freels and Queen's Meade in Newtown. Every wonder what it was like to be chased by a dog? To be stuck in a bucket? To have your "home" taken away? Well, wonder no more! Listen to this unique and informative episode that will remind you of the era of radio soap operas, written and produced right here along "The Shore". Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Indian Bay Municipal Park is situated alongside the Indian Bay River. With over 50 sites and access to one of the best Salmon angling rivers in the province, it is a popular destination for many. Brendalee discusses what amenities are available, the cost involved with staying at the Park, and its involvement in promoting tourism and good stewardship for the Indian Bay area.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Inuit elder Derrick Pottle chats with host Darren Sheppard about Polar Bear safety, his experiences with Polar Bears, conducting hunts, and guiding tourist in the North for "Nanuk". His knowledge and guidance regarding the sub-population of the Davis Strait Polar Bear is amazing, and his detailed storytelling comes through easily in this episode. Working with us via our project with the Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Derrick has been a tremendous source of guidance regarding the cultural aspect of how the Inuit of Labrador deal with Polar Bears. Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c 
Local environmentalist and youth advocate Florence Cross is our guest. She discusses her life as a former educator in Grand Falls-Winsor, plus how her will and desire to help others turned into two successful local non-profits, Karma Cafe in Newtown and Textile Exchange in Templeman.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Host Darren Sheppard chats with Kittiwake Snowmobile Association (KSA) President Wayne Bruce regarding what the KSA does within the area regarding trail development, grooming of over 100kms of snowmobile trails, fundraising for trail improvements, and more. Wayne also explains the partnerships that are vital for the success of the trail system, including that with the Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation, which plays a huge role in the grooming operations and provides access to funding for the Club.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Host Darren Sheppard chats with Lori on everything tourism within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Little did she know that her vacation group on Facebook would explode to well over 70,000 members, making it the must-visit site for finding details about unique vacation spots, places to visit, and things to do when visiting the province or for those Newfoundlanders who are looking at exploring their home province. Lori also shares her favourite spots on the island to visit and what is on her bucket list for future plans.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Tracy Gibbons is the Chair of the Lumsden Beach Committee, which has taken the initiative to cleanup the sandy beaches within the Town of Lumsden, and who partner with the Town on improvements for visitors to the beaches, educational programs, signage, and more. A volunteer organization, Tracy represents a strong voice for those who love the sandy beaches of Lumsden, and who wish to see it enjoyed for generations to come.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
We return to Greenspond for another installment of our Stories of Greenspond series. Recorded at two locations, the first continuing with our previous location in the fishing stage overlooking the cove behind Ida's Place, host Darren Sheppard interviews Rev. Deede and his wife Cynthia, who have made the visit to Greenspond annually for four decades, from New York State. They discuss their love for the island, its people, and religion. Then, it is off to Ship Island, and a visit with Linda White, to discuss the Greenspond Letter, where she shares publicly for the first time how she came up with the name (which involves political scandal),  her very popular Facebook group regarding the history of the island, and her work with the Memorial University archives.  One of our best shows yet, you must have a listen!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Catherine & Jenna work with Birds Canada, through their Bird Atlas program, tracking and recording all types of birds throughout the province, even in extreme remote locations. They, and their team, set out on a five-week wilderness trip to collect this data during this past Summer. We hosted them prior to their trip and again, upon their return, when we had them sit down with host Darren Sheppard to share their stores of their latest data collecting. Catherine & Jenna, who are based in the province, also share details about their overall positions with Birds Canada, a little about themselves personally, and how volunteers, like yourself, can help them with the Atlas and other programs.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
We return to Ida’s Place in Greenspond, for conversation and stories about Greenspond, the people who live and work there, and those who choose to call it home, if only for the warmer months. Recorded live in the fishing stage behind Ida’s Place, Host Darren Sheppard sits down with Ida’s Place owner Heather Gordon, and gets an update on what the past year as brought to her famous tea house. He also chats with Ida Winter, who is one of the Ida’s of Ida’s Place, and who was born in the house itself! And, he speaks with Tom Bragg, former lighthouse keeper of Puffin Island for 32 years, and longtime resident of Greenspond. Enjoy!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Host Darren Sheppard discusses the IBEC Cape Freels Species at Risk Shorebird Project that the organization is currently working on. He sits down with Project Coordinator Kaylene Stagg, a resident of Cape Freels, who is the main spearhead for the Project. Darren and Kaylene discuss what the Project involves, how the public can assist, the social media impact, and other related topics. One of the easiest shows we've done, since it is about us! Lots of information about shorebirds, species at risk, and about Cape Freels. Enjoy!This Community-Nominated Priority Place for Species at Risk project, based in Cape Freels, is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Recorded live at Hare Bay Adventures in April, we feature in this episode former Progressive Conservative candidate and local Hare Bay volunteer, Sue Collins. We have a lovely chat, as always, with Hare Bay resident and award-winning author Gary Collins. And we chat with 7 1/2 year old Grace Collins, daughter of Renee and Duane Collins, owner/operators of Hare Bay Adventures. Quite an array of topics and guest on this show, a little something for everyone. Enjoy!*Please note, Sue does mention considering a court challenge regarding the results in the district in the latest provincial election. However, after much thought and consideration, she decided not to pursue legal action.*Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
709 Watershed goes on the road to Hare Bay Adventures, where we recorded live within the cozy and colourful surroundings of the award-winning tourism operation run by Renee and Duane Collins. Host Darren Sheppard speaks with Duane to get an update on how things are going with the business, plus he sits down with Adventure Central's Community Tourism Developer, Tara Hamlyn, regarding her promotion of "The Shore", her thoughts on the future of tourism in the area, and her own personal story regarding her hometown of Twillingate. And, he chats with Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, Churence Rogers, to discuss how he has been handling working within the pandemic, and he provides 709 Watershed an exclusive announcement regarding his political future. You'll have to listen to the episode to find out what it is! Enjoy!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Host Darren Sheppard sits down with local business woman, former IBEC Manager, and current IBEC Board member Stella Gale. They discuss her time working for the environmental nonprofit, her current business "Star Creations", her thoughts on women in business, and she announces some exciting news at the end of the episode! A very interesting and informative episode awaits your listening pleasure!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Danielle Fequet, the provincial Conservation Programs Specialist with Ducks Unlimited Canada, chats with host Darren Sheppard about what her position involves, how Ducks Unlimited Canada is support wetland projects in this province and throughout the country,  what the local Chapter has done to promote the organization locally, and much more!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
Host Darren Sheppard chats with CAO Edward Evans of CNWM regarding their activities within the Central region. They review what exactly the CNWM does, what the waste management facilities in Indian Bay and Norris Arm do, how recycling and garbage is separated, and much more. An environmental topic that affects all of us!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
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