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Naclor's Jim Keating on Muskrat Falls and Mud Lake

As people head back to Mud Lake to begin the clean-up many of them still want to know if the Muskrat Falls project had anything to do with last week's flooding. Nalcor VP Jim Keating was in Happy Valley-Goose Bay over the weekend to meet with residents.

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Newcomers to Labrador series, part 4

The NL government wants to boost immigration to the province. It's set a target of 1,700 immigrants per year by 2022. Sterling Peyton with the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce shares his thoughts on what newcomers bring to Labrador.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor Jamie Snook won't run in fall election

Municipal elections are coming up in September, and that means mayors and councillors right across the province are deciding whether to run again. In Happy Valley-Goose Bay, mayor Jamie Snook has made up his mind.

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D's Landing owners cleaning up after major flood damage

The owners of D's Landing convenience store and gas station are cleaning up after last week's flood. Darrelle Morris owns the store with her husband, Dave. She says they don't qualify for any relief programs to help pay for repairs or lost goods.

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Newcomers to Labrador series, part 3

It was a Filipino family reunion 7 years-in-the-making. Irene De Asis Thornhill has lived in Happy Valley-Goose Bay since 2012. Last November, her daughter Prescious Ann Alegada arrived in the town after being sponsored by a local business to work.

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Questions for Nalcor in the wake of flooding

Many people in Labrador are wondering whether the Muskrat Falls had anything to do with flooding in the Churchill. We hear from Nalcor and from a local researcher.

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Red Shield and Red Cross support flood victims

Meet the helpers: we'll talk to some of the people supporting flood victims from Mud Lake and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Helicopter rescue in Mud Lake

Imagine climbing into a basket and then being hoisted up into a helicopter. That was the dramatic scene in Mud Lake as people fled from the rising flood waters. There was so much water in parts of the community, choppers weren't able to land safely.

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Newcomers to Labrador series, part 2

The NL government wants to boost immigration to the province in the next five years to grow the economy. Jenna Roberts moved to Canada from Maine about a decade ago. She and her husband lived in New Brunswick before coming to Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Newcomers to Labrador series, part 1

The NL government wants to boost the number of immigrants to the province to help grow the economy. Reverend Benjamin Adeniyi is the Minister of the Central Labrador Pastoral Charge. He and his family moved to Labrador from Nigeria in December 2015.

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MMC musicians rock the house

They wowed the judges, and even their own music teacher. The Mealy Mountain Collegiate Concert Band and Festival Choir each achieved a ranking of Superior Minus at the Rhythms International Music Festival in Montreal last month.

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Measuring the health of a community

Researchers from the University of Guelph are working with women in Upper Lake Melville and they want your help. They're looking for people to complete a survey. Tracey Doherty is a project assistant, she explains what it's all about.

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5 Wing Goose Bay air base most contaminated site in Canada

A hotel owner in Labrador has won a lawsuit against the federal government. The province's Supreme Court ruled that Ottawa was "neglectful" when it didn't inform Lloyd Hillier his land was contaminated with jet fuel in the 1950s and 60s.

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Paramedics Association weighs in on wait times

This week we brought you three stories of people who waited for as long as an hour for an ambulance. Today we hear from the provincial paramedics association, about the challenges of doing the job and getting out the door as fast as possible.

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A daughter questions ambulance response times; health minister responds

Robyn Wells says it took 30 minutes for an ambulance to respond when her mother was hit by a passing vehicle. She died shortly after in hospital. Health Minister John Haggie says there will be an investigation into wait times.

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More complaints about ambulance wait times in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Another family has come forward with a story about a lengthy wait for an ambulance. Town councillor Bert Pomeroy says he's heard many concerns.

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Enforcement officer says poacher set a bear's den on fire, then shot the animal as it fled

The province's wildlife enforcement branch of the department of fisheries and land resources is looking for information about a black bear killed near Churchill Falls in December.

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Family questions one hour wait for ambulance in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

When Louie Montague fell down the steps at his son's house, he was 3 km away from the hospital. He was bleeding, delirious, and couldn't walk. Now his family wants to know why it took so long for the ambulance to get there.

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Hope Walkers reflect on journey to Natuashish

Last year, a group of young people from Natuashish walked 88 km to Hopedale in memory of James Poker. This year, a group from Hopedale joined the Innu walkers on the return journey.

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McKenna Head starts petition to bring practical nursing program to Labrador City

McKenna Head is 19 and she knows exactly what she wants to do with her life. She wants to be a licensed practical nurse and she wants to work in her hometown of Labrador City. There's just one problem: she can't seem to get the training she needs.

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A crash course in drinking and driving prevention

A mock disaster at Mealy Mountain Collegiate in Happy Valley-Goose Bay didn't spare any of the gruesome details as high school students watched the scene unfold. Emergency crews responded to a fatal snowmobile and car collision that MADD had staged.

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RCMP in Labrador warn first responders about fentanyl

RCMP first seized fentanyl in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in 2011 and since then there have been a few cases in the area. Now the police force is educating members of the community, including first responders, about the dangers of fentanyl.

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Labrador actor on the small screen in Trailer Park Boys

Happy Valley-Goose Bay's own Tom Niles has a small role in the new season of Trailer Park Boys. We reached him in Halifax to find out how he landed the role.

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CPAWS sues environment minister over caribou protection

An environmental group is suing Canada's environment minister for what it says is a failure to uphold its responsibilities laid out in the Species at Risk Act.

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Labrador family lobbies government for cochlear implant upgrades for all users

If it wasn't for cochlear implants, Jonathan Buckle's life would be very different. Just like a cell phone or a laptop, after a number of years, the hardware becomes obsolete. So, the Buckle family lobbied provincial government for an upgrade

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The future of dog sledding in Port Hope Simpson

Mushers Dennis Burden and Bill Russell are helping keep dog racing alive on Labrador's south coast while members of the next generation including Burden's daughter, Kendra, question what will happen to the tradition in the future.

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Budget breakdown

CBC's Peter Cowan takes a look at what's in the provincial government. Cabinet minister Perry Trimper talks about the decisions his government made.

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Author Tanya Benoit on her new book

Labrador West author Tanya Benoit describes her writing as a labour of love. For the past 5 years, she's been writing a historical romance series called, Stormy Encounters. Just this week, Benoit released the third book, Caitlyn's Rapture.

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Mud Lake phone woes

Mud Lake landlines were out of service for three days this week, and that's got people there worried about the system's reliability.

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Bell Isle message in a bottle found in Ireland

A message in a bottle tossed from Bell Isle has made it to Ireland in only 9 months. We'll hear about how it happened.

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Extreme Makeover: Emergency Room edition

A team of 29 staff got together in the Labrador Health Centre to do an extreme makeover on the emergency room. The CBC's Bailey White spoke to some of the staff who are trying to cut down on wait times.

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Vegetables and Fruit Campaign

Labrador Grenfell Health kicked off a campaign to promote eating vegetables and fruit with every meal and snack. Grade 3s and parents at Peacock Primary School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay took part in the event.

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Labrador man turned away at US border accuses guard of racial profiling

A Happy Valley-Goose Bay man who was trying to travel to the United States says he was turned away at the border and he believes he was racially profiled. Adeel Khan was born in Pakistan but has lived in Canada since childhood.

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Sheila Watt-Cloutier on The Right to Be Cold

The Right to Be Cold is one of 5 books being considered in this year's edition of Canada Reads. We talk to author Shelia Watt-Cloutier, an Inuk from Kuujjuaq, about climate change as a human rights issue.

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Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club's Irish Challenge

The nordic ski club based just outside Happy Valley-Goose Bay is keeping track of how many kilometres people ski or snowshoe through St. Patrick's Day weekend in hopes of accumulating enough to get to Dublin.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay mom says daughter isn't getting the help she needs

Christine Saunders Crane is begging for help. Her 9-year-old daughter, Taylor, has been acting out since her father died suddenly back in October. Saunders Crane says her daughter needs professional support.

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Hopedale woman says children keep her going after losing leg, fingers to frostbite

In February 2016, Gerri Boase fell asleep outside in a komatik. She lost her fingers and part of her leg to frostbite. Gerri says she's not getting income support beyond the family allowance, so she and her family now rely on community for help

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Rigolet man has close call with wolf pack

Gudio Rich was out for a ride with his dog team Wednesday night when he realized he was being tailed by a pack of wolves. He tells the story of how he got away.

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Labrador courts under pressure after new trial timelines introduced

Charges against a former RCMP officer accused have been stayed under a new Supreme Court of Canada Ruling about the right to be tried in a reasonable time. We talk about whether other cases in Labrador will meet the same outcome.

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Meet 4 Daughters of the Vote from Labrador

Lianna Rice, McKenzie Hutchings, Deseray Rich and Rachel Watts are taking part in a Daughters of the Vote event at the House of Assembly in St. John's. They talk about why they wanted to go.

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