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A 10 year plan for Labrador West

A pair of municipal plans out of Labrador City and Wabush have been released, and they paint a single vision for the two towns -- including discouraging sprawl, and concentrating growth in each town's centre.

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Larry Jenkins talks about photographing

The Northern Lights are spectacular and Labrador is one of the best places to see them. It's a photographer's dream.... and Larry Jenkins has been living that dream for more than three decades now.

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Update on repairs to the cofferdam at Muskrat Falls

Work continues to repair a cofferdam at the Muskrat Falls site which was leaking this past fall. It's a setback that means workers have to deal with complications because of ice build-up. Nalcor VP Gilbert Bennett gives us an update.

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Landfill controversy in Southern Labrador

The province wants to build one landfill for the entire southern region, but Shane Dumeresque with the Labrador Straits Waste Disposal Committee and Cartwright Mayor Dwight Lethbridge say that won't work.

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Remembering Horace Goudie

One of the few trappers old enough to remember the height of the fur-trading economy, has died. We hear from Horace's brother Joe Goudie, and from the archives, Horace speaking to Definitely Not the Opera's Sook-Yin Lee.

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How to talk about suicide

More and more, experts encourage discussion about suicide, but talking about it in a sensitive way can be challenging. Nathaniel Pollock is a graduate student and researcher at the Labrador Institute. He talks about what's helpful -- and what's harmful.

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Luke, I am your father! Star Wars ice sculptures in Sheshatshiu

Picture this - Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and Darth Vader carved out of ice in Sheshatshiu. Last year, Gabriel Rich created figures from Disney's film Frozen made completely out of ice. This year, he transformed his front yard into a Star Wars scene.

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iNuit Blanche art crawl

In October, the first ever iNuit Blanche, a festival celebrating Inuit art and culture, took place in St. John's. Elizabeth Zarpa was part of the crowd of people taking it in. She's an Inuk law student from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. We tagged along.

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Labrador Coast Guard Radio calling Santa!

Kindergarten kids in Happy Valley-Goose Bay got to tell Santa their wish lists using a Canadian Coast Guard radio. Classes visited the Labrador Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre to get a direct line to the North Pole.

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New flag for NunatuKavut

The NunatuKavut Community Council is looking for feedback on a proposed flag. President Todd Russell tells us about the design.

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Gear's Gains coming to Happy Valley-Goose Bay

It's something people in Happy Valley-Goose Bay have been wanting for years, and a local entrepreneur plans to make it a reality. TJ Gear is the man behind Gear's Gains: a public gym that's going up at the Goose Bay Town Centre.

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Former inmate working at HVGB bakery shines, with support of people around him

Boas Obed has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The 22-year-old, who goes by the nickname A, works at Judy Voisey's bakery in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He is moving on with life with the support of people around him and is excited about the future.

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Update on mental health services in Labrador West

It's been nearly a month since we learned of a spike in suicides in Labrador West. Health Minister John Haggie tells us what's changed since then.

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Makkovik's Mandy Smith learning to fly

Mandy Smith has known for years that she was meant to be a pilot. So when she graduated from JC Erhardt in Makkovik, she set her sights on flight school at the First Nations Technical Institute in Ontario. Over the weekend she took her first solo flight.

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Sophie Rose and Ben Burton give back during Advent

A family in Happy Valley-Goose Bay has ditched the chocolate Advent calendars, opting instead to making giving part of their Christmas countdown.

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Close call for Cartwright Dog

Lona Williams was walking her dog, Jack, outside Cartwright when he got caught in a fox snare. Luckily, some quick-thinking and a pair of cable cutters saved Jack.

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Regan Burden makes the pitch for NL Youth Parliament

Port Hope Simpson's own Regan Burden has been involved with NL Youth Parliament since she was 15. Now she's encouraging other Labradorians to get involved.

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Staying smart on social media

Teens catch on to new apps faster than most adults. The RCMP wants to make sure young people stop and think about what they might be getting themselves into. Police are working on a campaign called Smart Social. Cst. Kelly Pelchat tells us about it.

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ITK's Natan Obed: Time to speak up about child sexual abuse

It's a tough conversation about a topic shrouded in secrecy. ITK president Natan Obed says it's time to start talking about child sexual abuse in Inuit society. Before we hear from him, Beatrice Hope's story of abuse and healing.

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Long-time friends team up for fundraiser in support of the Roland Shears Memorial hamper project

Raymond Godwin, his wife, and a friend have been holding their own fundraiser for the past four years in support of the hamper project. They sell postcards featuring historic pictures of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Raymond explains how the money is spent.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay business' computers infected with ransomware

"Ransomware" is a type of virus that allows hackers to access your computer and essentially hold your files hostage until you pay up. Bernard Bird and his wife own the Birdhouse Garden Market. This week, their computers were attacked.

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Psychiatrist who worked in Labrador says warnings about suicide risk ignored

A psychiatrist who worked in Labrador until 2015 says he predicted a cluster of suicides in Labrador West. Five people have taken their own lives over the past 8 months in that area. Dr. Minal Mistry says, those deaths may have been preventable.

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Labrador City man says he and his wife travelled to Deer Lake for mental health services, mayor reacts

Blair Luther is calling for better mental health services in Labrador West. His wife was involved in a near-fatal accident at IOC and had to travel to Deer Lake to find care. Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford also weighs in.

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Mother of Labrador City man who died by suicide speaks out

The mother of a man who took his own life is speaking out. Elizabeth Rice's son Lorne Winters died in August, after years of struggling with depression. Winters was one of 5 people in Labrador West who've their own lives in the past 8 months.

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An early start to next year's growing season

A two-day workshop was held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to boost interest in farming and to help food producers gear up for next year. Des Sellars and Jamie-Lee Finlay talk about the opportunities and challenges facing local agriculture in Labrador.

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Eight Muskrat Falls protesters arrested at court

They were detained by sheriffs while attending a court session to support other demonstrators arrested at the Muskrat Falls site in October. CBC's John Gaudi spoke with Linda Saunders-McLean after she was released.

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Challenge accepted! Southern Labrador steps up to help Harbourview Manor

The Harbourview Manor in Mary's Harbour is a small but mighty assisted living home. It's run by a volunteer board of directors, and this fall, when they needed money for some upgrades, they issued a challenge. Director Nina Pye explains.

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Nalcor CEO Stan Marshall talks about the leaking cofferdam at Muskrat Falls

Leaks in a temporary cofferdam at Muskrat Falls forced Nalcor to open the spillway early Friday morning causing water levels downstream to rise and the speed and power of the river to increase. President and CEO Stan Marshall joins us for an update.

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Sheshatshiu students try out medical careers

Students from Sheshatshiu Innu School and Memorial University had a chance to learn from one another last week. It was a sort of health fair, where university students showed high school students what doctors, nurses, pharmacists and social workers do.

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North West River runner part of history-making team at Acadia U

Rachel Watts is in her third year at Acadia University. This year her cross-country team did something they'd never done before. Rachel tells us more.

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Hopedale play tackles bullying during Labrador Creative Arts Festival

Student performances are the highlight at the Labrador Creative Arts Festival. They spend weeks producing plays before presenting them to audiences. This year, the theme of the festival is resilience. Hopedale students tackled an all too familiar problem.

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Les Mains Tendres kick up their heels with students in Sheshatshiu

Students in Labrador are getting up close and personal with professional artists during the Labrador Creative Arts Festival. Quebec performers, Les Mains Tendres, introduced students at Sheshatshiu Innu School to the music that inspires them.

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Big changes for Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club

There are plenty of new faces around Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club this season. New volunteers are on the board and the club has hired its first paid employee. The CBC's Katie Breen dropped by the annual general meeting to find out more.

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Frank and Joyce Pye regret having to stop farming as they have in the past

For almost 30 years, Frank and Joyce Pye have been providing fresh, local produce in Upper Lake Melville. Sadly, this is the last year they are operating Grand River Farm as they have in the past. They couple is now facing a new reality.

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The Sila Singers reclaim Inuit throat singing

Although Inuit throat singing may have stayed dormant for some time, Malaya Bishop and Jenna Broomfield are part of a younger generation who're reclaiming it. Over Thanksgiving, they put on a workshop during the Katingavik Arts Festival in St. John's.

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An American in Labrador reacts to Donald Trump's presidential win

Carl Sonnichsen is originally from Connecticuit but now lives in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He tells us what he thinks of President-Elect Donald Trump.

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Natuashish Chief Gregory Rich seeking re-election

Natuashish band council elections are next week, nominations close today. Current Chief Gregory Rich wants another term. He joins us in studio to talk about why.

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Jacinda Beals Band unveils new album: Flow

Fans of the Jacinda Beals Band will be excited to learn there's a new album out called Flow. Jacinda plays live in the CBC Labrador Morning studio and chats with host Bailey White.

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N.L. social workers have new cultural competence standards to follow

The province's Association of Social Workers has new guidelines entitled for cultural competence in social work practice. The list of eight standards was developed over the last two years with Labrador's Indigenous groups in mind.

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'We will do what is scientifically sound': Nalcor's Stan Marshall on Muskrat Falls and methylmercury

Stan Marshall says Nalcor will heed recommendations from the independent expert advisory committee on methylmercury at Muskrat Falls, but he doesn't believe soil removal is necessary.

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Support group in the works for women in Upper Lake Melville dealing with cancer

A breast cancer survivor in Happy Valley-Goose Bay wants to start up a support group for other women dealing with a diagnosis. Valerie Rachwal says it's something that's lacking in her community.

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Mary's Harbour couple says goodbye to family business

Acreman's store, one of the oldest businesses in Mary's Harbour is closing as its owners retire. Henry and Joyce Acreman say goodbye to the business and their customers.

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MUN Professor Trevor Bell weighs in on methylmercury plan

Trevor Bell is a research professor at Memorial University. He's also the academic program lead on the Lake Melville project that's the science behind the Make Muskrat Right campaign. He weighs on the agreement between indigenous leaders and the province.

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Was Justin Brake trespassing -- or just doing his job?

Reporter and editor of TheIndependent.ca Justin Brake went with about 50 protesters into the Muskrat Falls camp on Saturday. He left Tuesday when he learned he was named in a court order accusing him of trespassing. Brake says he had a right to be there.

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Rigolet's Charlotte Wolfrey still has questions about methylmercury plan

Charlotte Wolfrey travelled to St. John's and stood on the steps of Confederation Building for hours, waiting to hear what indigenous leaders and provincial politicians would come up with Tuesday night. She still has questions about the plan.

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Yvonne Jones' emotional night with three Labrador hunger strikers

Like many Labradorians Yvonne Jones waited anxiously for Tuesday's meeting between the province and indigenous leaders to come to an end. Jones was watching for updates with hunger strikers Billy Gauthier, Delilah Saunders and Jerry Kohlmesiter.

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No room at the inn: Happy Valley-Goose Bay man misses appointment in St. Anthony because of a lack of accommodations

Bill Allen, a Nunatsiavut beneficiary, says normally travel for appointments is covered by the Non-Insured Health Benefits program. But he had to cancel an appointment in June because there was no where for him to stay.

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Combined Councils of Labrador backs Make Muskrat Right movement

Combined Councils President Didier Naulleau explains why his organization is getting involved in Make Muskrat Right.

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Municipal leaders ask to be included in meeting over Muskrat Falls

Ahead of a meeting between indigenous leaders and provincial politicians over Muskrat Falls, leaders in nearby communities want to know why they'be been left out. Labrador Morning speaks to Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor Jamie Snook.

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Innu Nation Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee calls for calm amid protests at Muskrat Falls

As protests continue at the Muskrat Falls site, Innu Nation Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee says she shares the concern over methylmercury, but there are other ways to find a solution.

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What happens to a person who goes on a hunger strike?

A hunger strike is an extreme form of resistance with high stakes. Four people have declared themselves on a hunger strike in protest of flooding at Muskrat Falls. Dr. Gabe Woollam talks about the physical effects.

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Cultural landscape of Churchill River not considered by provincial regulations

Much work has been done on archaeological sites along the Churchill River in the lead up to flooding from the Muskrat Falls project. But as archaeologist Scott Neilsen explains, the river's cultural landscape have received much less attention.

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Muskrat Falls protesters defy injunction, block traffic

About 80 protesters crossed the Trans Labrador Highyway from the protest "safe zone" to the main gate Wednesday night. The CBC's Katie Breen talked to some of them about why they did it.

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Environment minister instructs Nalcor to go further with clearing; Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor responds

Environment Minister Perry Trimper says Nalcor must do more reservoir clearing at Muskrat Falls than originally planned. Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor Jamie Snook says the order doesn't go far enough.

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Specially-trained dog to help 3-year-old Nathaniel Dale cope with diabetes

Three-year old Nathaniel Dale has a new best friend -- one who could save his life. Nathaniel has type one diabetes and relies on a glucose monitor to keep him safe. Now, the family has raised enough money to buy a diabetes sniffing dog.

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Breastfeeding moms stage nurse-in at Muskrat Falls

They say the personal is political and a group of breastfeeding mothers is hoping that's true. They staged a nurse-in yesterday at Muskrat Falls to send a message about methylmercury. Here's some of what they had to say.

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