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Labrador Morning
with Tony Dawson

Labrador Morning

Start your day with a complete up to date look at Labrador Transportation and Weather right from the first Good Morning at 6 am. And, stay with us for interesting stories from all across Labrador. Labrador Morning is where you'll find out what's happening in your communities. Join us weekdays starting at 6 am , 6:30 south of Black Tickle.

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SNAP OF THE DAY

 

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Catching a speeding GOOSE.... on the GOOSE




(photo: Hollis Yetman Jr.)

Nick McGrath - Why he resigned from Cabinet

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Paddon_mcgrath_ball.png Auditor-General Terry Paddon - MHA Nick McGrath - Opposition Leader Dwight Ball “Minister McGrath knowingly withheld information from the Premier.” That damning sentence came from Auditor-General Terry Paddon in his review of a controversial paving contract in Labrador — cancelled with no penalty to the company even though the roadwork had not been completed. Paddon released his report at a news conference in St. John’s yesterday. Hours later, Transportation and Works Minister Nick McGrath resigned from Cabinet. We hear from Auditor-General Terry Paddon following the release of the report. Also… Premier Paul Davis says he was going to ask him to resign…but Labrador West MHA, Nick McGrath didn’t give him the chance. McGrath quit as minister of transportation yesterday just a couple of hours after the Auditor General released his report on the Humber Valley Paving contract. For more on his resignation we have MHA Nick McGrath on the line with Tony Dawson. and Dwight Ball is the leader of the Liberal party, He’s had a close eye on this story since the CBC broke it back in April. This morning he’s on the line from Deer Lake with Matt McCann. In addition to these interviews, Chris Ensing took to the streets in Labrador West to find out how Nick McGrath’s constituents are feeling about his resignation.

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Max Peddle - Leaving Labrador

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max peddle leaving.jpg Max Peddle says farewell to Labrador Max Peddle is a man with a story to tell. War veteran, past president of the Royal Canadian Legion in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, curator of the military museum on Five Wing…the list goes on for the man who has lived in Labrador going on 26 years. He has been our go-to-guy for local military stories and its history on Labrador Morning over the years. But it’s now time to say goodbye. This morning, Max is hitting the open road…leaving Labrador.
Our John Gaudi visited Max Peddle on Five Wing Goose Bay as he was packing up to leave.

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Labrador's funniest home video - on America's Funniest Home Videos

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America's_Funniest_Home_Videos_Logo_1990_b.jpgDermot Morris could be well on his way to becoming Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s most famous prankster. Earlier this year…. he played a joke on his wife as they were going through their morning routine. His phone was recording the whole thing…. and that video took him and his family to Los Angeles…. and a chance to win big money on America’s Funniest Home Videos. The episode hasn’t aired yet…. but as a preview…. here’s Dermot telling CBC reporter Matt McCann about his video.

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Break ins at Blueberry Hill

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Cabin owners on Blueberry Hill consider themselves a family. Almost all of them lost their cabin during last years forest fire. Most have spent this summer rebuilding - lending each other a hand along the way. This weekend - vandals broke windows of a couple of the cabins in the area. The police are now looking for suspects. They say it’s a frustrating case. Here’s Labrador West RNC Sargent Ryan Wentzel discussing the matter with Labrador Morning’s Chris Ensing.

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RCMP officer - Under investigation for assault in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

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rcmp logo.jpgAn RCMP officer is under investigation for assault in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The weekend before last a fight broke out outside Maxwell’s bar… while the officer was off-duty. Dozens of people were involved, and the investigation is ongoing. Sarabeth Kippenhuck says the RCMP officer in question punched her in the face.
RCMP Staff Sergeant Don Rogers is with the Happy Valley-Goose Bay detachment. He and Sarabeth Kippenhuck spoke with Labrador Morning’s Bailey White.

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Avro Lancaster - Back Home

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avrolancaster.jpgAfter almost two months of making history, the Avro Lancaster Bomber is back home in Hamilton, Ontario. It’s one of only two Lancasters flying in the world, and it was a big draw in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where it stopped twice en route to England and back. It took part in the Royal Air Force’s Battle of Britain memorial flights . David G. Rohrer is president and CEO of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum He piloted the Lancaster back from Europe.

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MMA fighter George St. Pierre - Coming to Labrador

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gsp.jpgThe president of UFC once described George St. Pierre as more famous than Wayne Gretzky, and no matter where the legendary MMA fighter goes, people rush to see him. A controversial statement for sure, but GSP does draw a crowd. And that’s exactly what North West River’s Colin Baikie is betting will happen when George “Rush” St. Pierre comes to Labrador for a one day seminar on October 26th. Baikie invited the retired welterweight champion to host the event and couldn’t contain his excitement when he spoke to our Jay Legere.

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MUN - Nunatsiavut: Traditional knowledge and academic research

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TOM GORDON.jpg Tom Gordon Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Nunatsiavut_flag.pngA MUN professor is gearing up for a big partnership with the people of Nunatsiavut.Tom Gordon is on the north coast for the next couple of weeks talking to beneficiaries in hopes of closing the gap between traditional Inuit knowledge and academic research. If he can bring both sides together, he thinks he has the recipe to help shape a culturally-rooted sustainable future for Nunatsiavut and its people. For more on how it will all work, Tom Gordon spoke to CBC’s Jay Legere

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Iron Ore Company of Canada - Sued by Quebec Innu - $900 million

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Thumbnail image for ioc logo.jpgTwo Quebec Innu communities are suing the Iron Ore Company of Canada for 900 million dollars. They say the company built its mining and rail operations on traditional Innu land in Quebec and Labrador WITHOUT Innu permission. IOC filed a motion to dismiss the claim. But last week, a Quebec judge threw out that motion. So the Quebec Innu are pressing on. James O’Reilly represents the Innu communities. Labrador Morning’s Chris Ensing asked him how the ruling affects the Innu case.

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Hope Haven

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Willette Robinson  r.jpg Willette Robinson - Crisis Intervention Worker Hope Haven is western Labrador’s only emergency shelter. And right now employees are prepared to strike. Their union put an ad in The Telegram newspaper saying the province needs to stop what they’re calling wage discrimination. Hope Haven says their provincial counterparts are set for a big raise over the next two years, but employees in Labrador City are not. Labrador Morning’s Chris Ensing is looking in to the situation. He spoke with Willette Robinson, a Crisis Intervention Worker at Hope Haven.

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