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Innu foster care inquiry back on track; Incredible polar bear pics from Nunatsiavut: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, Innu Nation Grand Chief Gregory Rich says an inquiry into foster care is back on track after being stalled for months (00:54). Jenna Flowers of Hopedale talks about the incredible pictures of a polar bear she took over the weekend (11:24). Finally, we talk about what it takes to attract skilled workers to Labrador and keep them here (18:36).

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Selling Labrador iron ore in China; NunatuKavut at the U.N.: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we'll talk to Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady about her trip to China with the head of Alderon (01:02). Then, we'll get the details on the Melville Music Festival (10:02). A long-time volunteer is stepping back from his constant upkeep of the Jean Lake trail in Wabush, and the town wants other volunteers to step up (16:26). Finally, NunatuKavut President Todd Russell talks about his trip to the U.N. (24:34).

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Wintry spring across Labrador; The sweet sounds of the Hammond organ: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we'll talk about the winter that just won't end with Rodney Barney at the Gander weather office (00:45), and what to expect on the roads, as stormy conditions continue (08:31). Then it's off to Cartwright where snowshoe makers are prepared, whatever the weather (16:43). Finally, we'll hear the sweet sounds of a Hammond organ in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (23:43).

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Reviewing Inuit children's experience in foster care; Labrador West coping with ongoing strike: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we have details and reaction to the announcement of an upcoming review of Inuit children's experience in the foster care system (01:07). Then, Labrador City Mayor Wayne Button tells us how people in his town are coping with a strike that's now into it's fourth week (17:31). We'll find out why Labrador Grenfell Health sent an X-ray machine to Nain (22:43). Finally, find out how the Nunatsiavut polar bear hunt went this season ( 29:11).

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IOC workers reject latest offer, return to picket line; HV-GB looking to build new RV park: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we have the latest from the IOC picket line where workers voted to reject the latest offer from the company (00:27). Then, we'll take a closer look at what the YMCA plans to offer at a new rec centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (15:08). After that, the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay's plan for the next four years includes looking into an RV park (22:18).

Download IOC workers reject latest offer, return to picket line; HV-GB looking to build new RV park: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Mixed opinion on latest IOC offer; NunatUKavut wants Muskrat Falls soil clearing: Labrador Morning On-Demand

IOC workers are voting on a deal today which could end their three-week strike, but there are mixed feelings on the picket line (00:32). Then, a Labrador City snowmobiler tells a harrowing story about a broken snow machine and a verrrry long walk (09:28). NunatuKavut president Todd Russell believes soil clearing is necessary in the Muskrat Falls Reservoir (15:23). After that, we remember Al Chislett, one of the prospectors who first uncovered the mineral deposit at Voisey's Bay (27:04).

Download Mixed opinion on latest IOC offer; NunatUKavut wants Muskrat Falls soil clearing: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Podcast Special: Remembering Ben Jonas Rich

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a man in Sheshatshiu who was dedicated to helping others. 41-year-old Ben Jonas Rich died suddenly last week. 18 years ago, Rich lost both of his parents and three children in a tragic house fire in the community. He fought to overcome struggles, and live a life with purpose. Bart Jack Senior is his uncle, and shared some memories of the late Ben Jonas Rich with Labrador Morning's John Gaudi.

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Nunatsiavut talks Muskrat Falls soil clearing; Nain coping with serious snowmobile accident: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we talk about clearing the soil in the Muskrat Falls reservoir (00:33). Then, Who judges the judges, and who pays the bill (17:37). We'll talk to the angajuKak in Nain about how the community is coping with a snowmobile accident which seriously injured two girls, and continuing concerns around tuberculosis (22:50). And we meet a Happy Valley-Goose Bay man who's making waves in a Paralympic sport called goalball (33:02).

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Innu Nation opposes Muskrat Falls soil clearing; HV-GB holds vigil for Humboldt: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning we'll find out why the Innu Nation doesn't want soil cleared from the Muskrat Falls reservoir (00:59). Then, there's a new moose antler competition in Labrador (12:11). After that, we take you the vigil for the Humboldt Broncos in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (21:02). We'll find out what's coming up at the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre this month (29:35). Also, Happy Valley-Goose Bay's Winter Carnival is this weekend, and we'll tell you what's happening (38:46).

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New report on Muskrat Falls; Digging a tunnel between Labrador and Newfoundland: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Today on the show, the provincial government is consider two big-ticket items in Labrador. First up, whether or not to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to remove soil from the Muskrat Falls Reservoir. An expert panel says it should be done, but not everyone agrees (01:05). Then there's the $1.6 billion price tag for a tunnel between Labrador and Newfoundland (14:05). After that, we head back to the picket line in Labrador West to find out how people, and community groups like the local food bank, are coping with the strike (34:33).

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New emergency alert system in Upper Lake Melville; Antiquated phone system in Mud Lake: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Since the Churchill River flooded last year, people in Upper Lake Melville have been calling for an emergency alert system. Now it's here, we'll tell you how to use it (00:52). We'll also find out what people in Mud Lake think of the system (08:47). Then, we head back to the IOC picket line in Labrador City (16:57). After that, we find out why the mother of Rehtaeh Parsons is sharing her story in Labrador (21:35).

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Lab West rallies behind striking IOC workers; Local hockey reaction to Humboldt tragedy: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we take you to a rally for striking IOC workers in Labrador West (00:30). Then, we'll talk to young Labrador hockey players and a long-time volunteer about the Humboldt Broncos (08:21). After that, what happened to Henrietta Millek? Last Seen episode six focuses on the disappearance of a woman from Nain (19:35). Finally, Mushua Innu author George Rich's book, Struggling with My Soul, has been long-listed for an Indigenous reading program in Ontario (26:50).

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New rec centre to include 60 daycare spaces; Lab West businesses brace for IOC strike impacts: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Finding daycare can be tough in central Labrador, and this morning w'll talk about how that could change when the Labrador Wellness Centre opens (00:54). Then, as the strike at IOC continues in Labrador West, we'll find out how the community is coping (10:11). After that, we tag along with CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon as he navigates the north coast of Labrador (17:10). Finally, a sure sign of spring as snow buntings return to southern Labrador (26:07).

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Remembering Kevin Boyden; Two Labrador groups hoping to testify at the Muskrat Falls inquiry: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we remember Kevin Boyden, a dedicated search and rescue volunteer who died in a snowmobile accident last week (00:31). Then, members of Grand River Keeper and the Labrador Land Protectors want standing at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry (10:48). After that, we'll talk to a Labrador City photographer showing the human side of a labour dispute that affects just about everyone in Labrador West (18:41), and we'll also head out to the picket line and hear from striking IOC workers (26:08).

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Multi-million dollar rec centre for HV-GB; Water woes in North West River: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, government's are spending millions to build a new rec centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay -- we'll get the details (01:05). Then, residents in North West River are being asked to conserve water, after a leak in the line (12:45). After that, keeping seniors upright in Labrador West. We'll learn about preventing falls (19:10). Finally, we'll take a tour of Gear's Gains, a new private gym in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (26:18).

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LGH increasing health resources in Nain; More water monitoring on the Churchill River: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we talk to health officials about tuberculosis testing in Nain (00:43). Then, as spring approaches, all eyes are on the Churchill River after last year's flooding (11:38). More than 1,000 workers are still on strike from IOC in Western Labrador, and we'll talk about how that's affecting the broader business community (18:37). Finally, Labrador City's Northern Lights Theatre Company takes the stage at the provincial drama festival (28:31).

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New health resources coming to Labrador; North Coast hockey teams struggle without gear: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we talk to the province's health minister about plans for new doctors and mental health beds in Labrador (01:14). Then, Torngat Mountains Minor Hockey players arrived on the island for a tournament on Sunday, but their gear did not (11:09). We'll hear about one woman's close encounter with a polar bear in St. Lewis (20:24). Finally, we'll join some local students on an afternoon boil up (29:57).

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New snowmobile trails for the north coast and support for strikers in Labrador West: Labrador Morning On-Demand

On the show hear about plans to extend the marked snowmobile trail further north, then people in Labrador City are helping out workers on the picketline, we'll hear what it means to striking IOC workers. After that music from Nunatsiavut is getting National attention, we'll give you a first listen to a documentary featuring traditional Moravian music. We'll find out why NunatuKavut is offering a training program for people interested in becoming adventure tourism guides and to finish the show, We're taking the plunge with two sisters who children's author Robert Munsch dedicated his book, Deep Snow, to.

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Deamand TB testing for everyone in Nain, voices from the IOC picketline: Labrador Morning On-Demand

People in Nain want to get tested for TB, but the AngajukK√Ęk say they're facing big delays then we get the medical officer of health to respond (0:57) The strike in western Labrador is into it's second day, we'll hear from workers at the Iron Ore Company about why they're off the job and the mayor about the impact on the area(19:03) Paving the trans Labrador highway and money for a health centre, we'll tell you what's in the provincial budget for Labrador (28:55) and the National Film Board is looking for short documentary ideas from Nunatsiavut (35:12)

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IOC on strike and firefighters vs police: Labrador Morning On-Demand

They're on the picket lines, we'll talk to steelworkers president Ron Thomas about why his members have rejected the final offer from the Iron Ore Company.Then our reporter Alyson Samson joins us from the picket lines to give us a sense of the mood. The RCMP and the firefighters in Happy Valley - Goose Bay are lacing up to go head to head in a hockey game, we'll find out why

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A national strategy to stamp out TB and cold weather training for cadets: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The federal government and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami have committed to eliminating TB by 2030 in Inuit communities We'll speak with ITK president (1:14). Then The Iron Ore Company of Canada has made a final offer to it's unionized members, we'll tell you what's in the deal (8:56). Cadets are visiting 5 wing Goose Bay for some cold weather training. We'll catch up with them (11:04) and the province is giving the Town of L'Anse Au Clair about a million dollars to help replace the community hall that burned down in 2016 (19:09). Then hear Letters from the War, 100 years after they were written (25:22)

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Health officials confirm TB in Nain death and Paul Rich not guilty in fraud charges: Labrador Morning On-Demand

On the show we'll talk to health officials about how they're responding to the death of a teenager from tuberculosis and the Nunatsiavut president about what's next (1:06). Paul Rich was accused of fraud for taking excessive salary, bonuses and incentives to the tune of 1.5 million dollars but he was cleared in Supreme Court. We'll tell you why (20:52). There's a new offer from IOC to it's unionized workers, we'll hear about it from United Steelworkers Union President Ron Thomas (29:00). Then we're going to find out about an annual dogsled race that pays tribute to a well-known musher on Labrador's South Coast (35:05). And wax those skis because tomorrow is the Great Labrador Loppet in Labrador West (42:58).

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What does Goose Bay have to offer cruise ships and making immigrants feel welcome in the Big Land: Labrador Morning on Demand

Happy Valley Goose Bay is figuring out what it needs to welcome a cruise ship this summer (1:12) and two new centres are open in Labrador to help immigrants (10:42). Then hear from an ice researcher about how climate change is leading to more sea ice off Labrador (19:20), and hear about stalking salmon in Lake Melville (25:29).

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Snowmobiler found, one man shares his experience with suicide and who should pay for new power lines: Labrador Morning on-demand

We speak with one of the searchers who helped find a snowmobiler stuck in the woods for days (0:56), one man from Sheshatshiu shared his experience with suicide (10:14), the town council in Happy Valley - Goose Bay debates who should pay for a new power line in the community (20:15) and intricate embroidery from Nain has ended up in a US museum but researchers are travelling to the north coast to ask people there how it should be displayed (31:41)

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Death possibly linked with TB in Nain, long wait ER wait in Happy Valley Goose Bay: Labrador Morning On Demand

This morning a 14 year old boy from Nain has died, and the family believes it's because of tuberculosis (0:46), why one woman is upset over her mother's 10 hour wait in the ER in Goose Bay (6:00). Then, is it time to shut down the commercial capelin fishery? The president of NunatuKavut thinks so (13:22). And why the federal government is going to participate in the Innu inquiry into children in care (24:33)

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Sheshatshiu bringing foster children home; Labrador art in the Louvre: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we'll find out about a plan to bring foster children home to Sheshatshiu (00:53). Then, we catch up with Donovan Rich, a hockey superstar from Natuashish with his own fan club (11:01). Finally, Wabush artist Angela Hardy's work will be displayed at the Louvre in Paris later this year (19:38).

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Remebering Gordon Parsons; More university courses coming to HV-GB: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning we remember Gordon Parsons, a community pillar in Labrador West (00:53). Then, we'll talk about why the Labrador Institute is adding second year-university courses (10:39). The Boston Bruins roll out the red carpet for a family from Makkovik (19:11). And, we'll tell you about a couple of events coming up in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this weekend: a dinner theatre, and a poker run (27:26).

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Team Indigenous wins bronze in volleyball; Water woes and trash troubles in Labrador: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we'll meet a pair of volleyball players from Nain who brought some hardware home from the NL Winter Games (00:59). Then, a new report from Memorial University says municipal services in many parts of Labrador need an upgrade (08:17). We'll introduce you to Happy Valley-Goose Bay's newest councillor (18:36). Finally, find out about an innovative training program where the Innu Nation has partnered with a skilled trades union (24:25).

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NunatuKavut silent on surf clam deal; Lobbying for emergency shelter money in HV-GB: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we'll find out more about the controversial surf clam deal, and NunatuKavut's involvement (01:02). Then, Inuk Angus Andersen says there was no good reason to kick him out of the Avalon Mall, and he fears it was motivated by racism (11:48). We'll find out why local volunteers are lobbying the province to increase funding to the emergency shelter in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (16:46). And we'll meet some players and coaches from Team Indigenous at the NL Winter Games (25:38).

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Nunatsiavut passes budget; Elizabeth Penashue injured on her annual walk: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we'll find out what's in Nunatsiavut's 2018 budget (01:02). Then, it's polar bear season in Black Tickle (11:00). Innu elder Elizabeth Penashue's walk into the country was cut short after a snowmobile accident (17:13). Finally, we'll take you on a winter warfare training exercise near Churchill Falls (27:32).

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MMIW hearings continue in Labrador; A push for more women to race in Cain's Quest: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Today on the show, we'll hear about Kimberly Jararuse, a young woman from Nain who was killed by her boyfriend in 2010. Her family testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous and Women and Girls (01:01). Then, we'll meet the only woman to have raced in Cain's Quest. She's hoping to see more female racers in 2020 (13:43). Finally, MP Yvonne Jones says federal funding could be made available to upgrade the Nain airport -- we'll hear from the AngajukKak in Nain (19:17).

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MMIW hearings begin in Happy Valley-Goose Bay; Lake Melville girls win gold in volleyball: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Public hearings of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls begin today in Happy Valley-Goose Bay -- we'll hear from two women set to testify (00:21). Then, the Lake Melville School girl's volleyball team won a provincial gold medal in a barnburner of a championship (15:10).

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Cain's Questcast: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Today's episode is a special all-Cain's Quest podcast. We'll meet the front runners --Team 22 -- as they head in to Happy Valley Goose Bay, and have the latest details on the race.

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Cain's Quest competitors racing across Labrador; MP Yvonne Jones talks federal budget: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we get the latest on Cain's Quest, with 38 of 41 teams still left in the race (00:55). Then, it's over to Shawn O'Leary's backyard hockey rink for a friendly game (07:06). We meet a few Cain's Quest racers during a stopover at the Nain checkpoint (16:12). Labrador MP Yvonne Jones talks to us about the latest federal budget (21:21). Finally, we get a history lesson in North West River (31:18).

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Cain's Quest kicks off; Swinging Belles swing through Labrador: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we check in at the Cain's Quest starting line with reporter Jacob Barker, we meet a few racers, and find out about their gear (00:40). Then, kids at Peacock Primary have a swingin' good time with the Swinging Belles (19:41). Finally, a look at what's coming up at the O'Brien Arts Centre (29:00).

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MMIW hearings coming to Labrador; Inuit youth symposium in Nunatsiavut: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we get details on the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which is coming to Labrador (00:47). Then, Boas Mitsuk is telling his tuberculosis story at a youth symposium in Makkovik (08:47). We meet Angela Ford of Makkovik, who's joining a crew to ferry an oil tanker from South Korea back to NL (16:37). Finally, we'll check in with the Labrador Institute's Indigenous intern, who's in Finland until the end of this week, before heading to Norway (25:38).

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Residential school survivor uses settlement to cover protest legal fees; Labrador musicians in CBC Searchlight competition: Labrador Morning On-Demand

On the show this morning: Shirley Flowers is a residential school survivor, but she wasn't planning to accept any settlement money from Ottawa -- until she found herself in Supreme Court accused of breaking a court injunction during protests at Muskrat Falls (01:04). Then, we'll hear from local musicians in this year's CBC Searchlight competition (10:21). Young people from Nunatsiavut are getting together this week to talk about the issues that matter to them (18:28). Finally, we head over to Labrador West to meet some of the teams registered for Cain's Quest (28:14).

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Worn down by delays as court hearings drag on after Muskrat Falls arrests; Muskrat Falls worker charged with sexual assault: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, dozens of people are still in court, accused of breaking a court order while protesting at Muskrat Falls more than a year ago (1:07). Then, an employee at the Muskrat Falls project has been charged with sexual assault and removed from the site after an incident in November (08:33). Later, the president of the Combined Councils of Labrador says air service should have been put in place when the Apollo couldn't cross the Strait of Belle Isle over the weekend (17:30). Finally, we'll find out about the kinds of conditions Cain's Quest racers will face when they head out on Friday (28:05).

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Stories of surviving residential schools; Your thoughts on Labrador's health system: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we talk to retired judge Jim Igloliorte, who's visiting communities in Labrador to hear residential school survivors' stories (00:57). Then, we find out why Labrador Grenfell Health wants to hear from patients, and what officials are doing to improve the health care system (09:50). CBC reporter Jacob Barker joins us to talk about what's on tap at Cain's quest, which starts Friday (19:27). Finally, we'll talk to the author of Diary of One Now Dead, a story of a plane crash in Northern Labrador and the struggle for survival (25:28).

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Changing the Muskrat Falls conversation; Superstar Sheshatshiu wrestlers: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we drop by a public symposium on Muskrat Falls (00:41). We catch up with the Sheshatshiu wrestling team ahead of provincials this weekend (09:57). Then, we take you to the community shed in Nain, where people are reviving the traditional kayak (19:04). Finally, A sneak peek of a George Jones tribute show supporting a good cause in Labrador (27:28).

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Safety concerns at provincial court in HV-GB; Cain's Quest training - without snow: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, a legal aid lawyer says the room where he's supposed to meet with clients in custody at provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is unsafe (00:46). Then, no snow - no problem, as one Cain's quest team trains without having a chance to ride their snowmobiles (09:08). We'll talk more about a $5 dollar fee Bell Aliant adds to phone bills in some NL communities (15:48). We'll take you to a funspiel, where more young people are getting into curling (24:29). Finally, we follow a Grade 1 class to a petting farm (32:45).

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NWR/Sheshatshiu callers stuck with $5 fee, despite long-distance plans; Social media outrage sparked by an ad for a legally-harvested polar bear pelt: Labrador Morning On-Demand

In a world of unlimited long distance plans, people in North West River and Sheshatshiu are paying an antiquated fee to call Happy Valley-Goose Bay (01:10). Then, we talk to a Rigolet hunter about the social media outrage over an ad for a legally-harvested polar bear pelt (08:32). Wabush town council passes a budget keeping the rec centre open (18:35). Health minster John Haggie responds to criticism about the way Labrador Grenfell Health divvies up its resources (26:38). Finally, a gourp is offering legal advice for families dealing with child protection issues (35:35).

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HV-GB mayor wants a Labrador-only health authority; Reviving the Winter Carnival: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we talk to mayor Wally Andersen about the way health resources are doled out in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region (00:54). Then, back by popular demand, Happy Valley- Goose Bay is planning a winter carnival (11:08). We head to Husky Park to find out why there are red dresses hanging in the trees (16:55). Finally, we get the details on a new environmental group in the province, and their upcoming Muskrat Falls symposium (23:10).

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Nalcor CEO responds to Muskrat Falls concerns; New turf floor for HV-GB arena: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we talk to Nalcor CEO Stan Marshall about a landslide near the Muskrat Falls site (00:53). The Broomfield Arena in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is getting a new turf floor, we'll find out why (09:37). CBC reporter Terry Roberts joins us with a story about 5-Wing Goose Bay's new mission (17:59). Then, we'll meet the man who wants to open Labrador's first brewery (25:21).

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Naclor CEO says Muskrat Falls is "the most over-governed project ever"; The REDress project returns to Happy Valley-Goose Bay: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, Nalcor CEO Stan Marshall takes aim at what he says is an obsession with dissecting what went wrong with Muskrat Falls (01:07). After that, we'll find out the significance of the red dresses you'll soon see hanging in the trees in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (05:49). Then, the idea of building a road into northern Labrador north has people talking (14:34). Finally, riding for a reason with the Grand River Snowmobile Club this weekend (20:24).

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Building a road to Labrador's north coast; A Filipino homecoming in Hopedale: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning we talk to CBC reporter Terry Roberts about building a road to the north coast of Labrador -- and how much it would cost (00:39). Then, we meet Emmanuel Gutierrez, who's originally from the Philippines but now calls Hopedale home (09:40). In Nunatsiavut, when you kill a polar bear it's a huge honour, but the reaction a Makkovik man got when he tried to sell a pelt on the Island was completely different (19:00). Finally, we'll hear people weigh in on the idea of starting a social enterprise at the farm Frank and Joyce Pye ran for years (23:51).

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Uncertain future for Wabush rec centre; Boosting Indigenous tourism in Labrador: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, Terry Roberts brings us the latest on the debate between Wabush and Labrador City over funding for recreation (00:29). Then, we'll examine a new Indigenous tourism strategy for Labrador (08:40). We do a tasting of local fruit wines, just in time for Valentine's Day (17:14). Finally, Muskrat Falls protesters took to the streets earlier this week in response to a landslide near the project (25:41).

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HV-GB needs day programming for town's homeless; A 1927 Ford Model T snowmobile rides again in Nain: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning we talk to two people from Labrador's so-called transient population, about makeshift camps in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and trying to stay clean (01:17). Then, a 1927 Ford Model T snowmobile is a piece of Labrador history, and the talk of the town in Nain (07:05). We talk about how to plow streets without snowing in people's driveways (16:06). Finally, we talk to author Edward Riche about his new collection of satirical essays (24:00).

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Cabinet Ministers gather in Labrador; Shalloway Youth Choir heads to Hopedale: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning we hear from We'll hear from two provincial ministers who are in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for a meeting of the Combined Councils of Labrador (00:44). Then, we meet a youth parliamentarian from Forteau (17:23). six senior singers from the Shalloway choir are in Hopedale this week (24:05). And, Matthew Barrett has a sneak peek at what's ahead at the O'Brien Arts Centre (34:47).

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NL asking Ottawa to help monitor caribou in Labrador; another shake-up is coming at the top for Labrador-Grenfell Health: Labrador Morning On-Demand

This morning, we'll find out why the province is asking Ottawa to help research and monitor caribou herds in Labrador (00:54). Then, another top bureaucrat at Labrador Grenfell Health is leaving, just months after replacing CEO Tony Wakeham (11:02). After that, the Combined Councils of Labrador AGM kicks off, and health care is high on the agenda (17:39). Finally, we'll hear from a Muskrat Falls critic who wants to broaden the scope of an upcoming forensic audit (26:47).

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CBC Investigates reveals why SAR often steps in to help with NL medevac services; the Labrador Hunting and Fishing Association talks caribou: Labrador Morning On-Demand

If you're unwell and need a medevac, you may be surprised when you're picked up by the military - CBC Investigates examines why (00:57). Then, we'll talk to the head of the Labrador Hunting and Fishing Association about what the province is doing to protect George River caribou - and what it's not doing (07:19). We'll find out about a group meeting in Natuashish to give support to people who've lost loved ones to suicide (16:26). Finally, an Inuit women's organization is organizing a men's group in Labrador (25:03).

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Voisey's Bay could cash in on cobalt; Relaxed rules around protesting at Muskrat Falls: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The demand for cobalt - used in electric car batteries - is making waves in the worldwide mining sector, and it could mean great things for Voisey's Bay (00:52). Then, the rules about protesting at the Muskrat Falls site have been loosened for the first time since a court injunction went into effect in October 2016 (09:28). Finally, Nain resident Shannon Dicker says isolation is no excuse not to live a healthy lifestyle (19:12).

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North West River investigating missing money; RCMP rescue North Coast snowmobilers: Labrador Morning On-Demand

At least $58,000 is missing from the town of North West River, and auditors are trying to track down a total (00:43). Then, the provincial government decided not to list two caribou herds as endangered -- we'll talk to a senior scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (05:28). After that, we'll hear how a crisis was avoided, thanks to GPS trackers anyone can borrow from the Hopedale RCMP (13:08). Finally, a million bucks was up for grabs at the prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize, and a Labrador project was in the running (20:35).

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay buried in snow; Susan Aglukark visits Labrador: Labrador Morning On-Demand

There hasn't been this much snow on the ground at the start of February in Happy Valley Goose Bay since 1980, and with so much winter left to go, it will just keep piling up (00:40). Then, Juno-award winner Susan Aglukark is coming back to Labrador for a pair of shows this weekend (11:17). Finally, carver Derrick Pottle made the trip from Rigolet to Ottawa for the Northern Lights conference (19:54).

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Military quietly assisted RCMP officers in Labrador amid fears of more protests; Labrador Innu's complex relationship with caribou: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Documents obtained by CBC News reveal the Canadian Armed Forces gave lodging and food to RCMP officers during a politically sensitive period when officials feared Muskrat Falls protests may get out of control (00:44). Then, the Innu have a special relationship with caribou, unlike what other Labradorians experience (09:33). A group of young Labrador Inuit rose to the challenge at the 15th annual Inuttitut speak-off last month (19:21). Finally, the Birch Island boardwalk is under piles of snow right now, but Healthy Waters Labrador is already thinking about construction season (28:42).

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Labrador caribou will not be listed as endangered; Complaints about Air Borealis service: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The provincial government will not list George River and Torgnat Mountains Caribou as endangered. The decision comes on the advice of Indigenous groups in Labrador., but against the advice of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (01:00). Then, when Air Borealis became the sole airline serving the Labrador coast, it promised enhanced service -- but not everyone believes it happened (10:19). After that, it was a banner week for Labrador City skier Alf Parsons at the World Master's Cup (19:27). Finally, Labradorians are descending on Ottawa this week for the Northern Lights Conference, a chance for business leaders to meet and find out how things are done in other Northern regions (25:12).

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Air Daffodil is grounded; Better water coming to Happy Valley: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Air Daffodil - a charity program giving free flights to cancer patients in Labrador - has been grounded, after running out of money (00:59). Then, people in Happy Valley are getting better water, after town council strikes a deal with 5 Wing Goose Bay to access more of the Spring Gulch supply (09:32). After that, we talk to a biologist who studies caribou populations in Labrador about the state of the George River herd (17:58). Finally, the mayor, two councillors, and a communications officer are flying from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to the Northern Lights Conference in Ottawa this week (27:12).

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Caribou Land - a documentary from Labrador's North coast; Assembly of First Nations backs Innu call for national inquiry: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Five years on, and Labrador's Indigenous people continue to cope with a ban on hunting caribou. CBC reporter John Gaudi explores the impact on North Coast communities in his documentary Caribou Land (00:42). Then, the Assembly of First Nations is backing Innu leaders in Labrador, who continue to call on Ottawa for more support at a planned inquiry into foster care (17:13). Finally, two Muskrat Falls protesters accused of breaking a court injunction by trespassing on the Muskrat Falls work site saw their court cases come to an end on Friday (25:43).

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Caribou Land - a documentary from Labrador's North coast

Five years on, and Labrador's Indigenous people continue to cope with a ban on hunting caribou. CBC reporter John Gaudi explores the impact on North Coast communities in his documentary Caribou Land.

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Young Labradorians call on Indigenous leaders to save the caribou; Labrador City helps seniors with snow clearing: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Young Labradorians are calling on all three of Labrador's Indigenous leaders to work together to save the George River caribou (00:46). Then, Labrador City has come up with a plan to help seniors and people with disabilities deal with snow clearing (12:21). After that, the Labrador Institute is trying to fill out the alphabet with an Encyclopedia of Labrador (18:34). Finally, for people struggling with their mental health in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Labrador West, there's a new place to turn (27:28).

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UPCART on Innu Nation's Departure; The Independent returns: Labrador Morning On-Demand

We'll hear from UPCART about the Innu Nation's departure from discussions, and what it means for the future of George River caribou (0:51). Then, Graham Moorehouse gives us a tour of his cordwood cabin (11:06). Plus, The Independent rises again, with a new look and a new editor (20:19). Finally, a chat with Tony Wakeham, who's hoping to be the new leader of the PC party (28:23).

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What to do with the George River caribou; Man asks town to do something about an accident-prone intersection: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The George River caribou controversy continues between Innu Nation and Nunatsiavut government, with Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe saying the Innu are betraying other Indigenous groups by continuing to hunt the animals (00:54). Then, Darcy Thevenet says there's a disturbing trend unfolding outside his house in Happy Valley-Goose Bay -- four car accidents in six months -- and he wants the town to do something about it (17:41). Finally, we've been talking this week about violence against women, and why it's so common, particularly in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Libra House executive director Jessica Keating offers her thoughts (24:50).

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