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Skateboard park named in memory of Randy Scott Rose

On Sunday, the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is unveiling the official name of a new skateboard park in memory of Randy Scott Rose who loved to ride. He and two of his friends Ryan Russell and Roy Sainsbury lost their lives at Muskrat Falls in 2010.

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Nunatsiavut President talks about next steps in fight against province over methylmercury

Nunatsiavut's Johannes Lampe isn't giving up the fight with the province and Nalcor. The Inuit government wants the Muskrat Falls reservoir cleared entirely before flooding to cut down on methylmercury levels.

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A Legacy Lives On

A portrait was unveiled at the 15th anniversary of the youth and family treatment centre in Sheshatshiu. It honors Charles J. Andrew who was one of the founding members of addictions prevention and treatments programs in the community.

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Members of Safe Alliance talk about the Orlando Shooting spree

Thee's been an outpouring of support for victims of a shooting spree at a gay nightclub in Orlando where 49 people were killed. Safe Alliance members Adam Mesher and Raelene Vickers talk about the impact on the LGBTQ2 community in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Portrait of John Lampe to hang in Nunatsiavut Assembly

A man who spent much of his life working for the Labador Inuit Association and then Nunatsiavut Government now has a permanent place in the Nunatsiavut Assembly. Jennifer Hunter presented the Assembly with a portrait of her father, John Lampe.

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MADD's Strides for Change Walk coming up this weekend

There's a fun twist on this year's Strides for Change Walk. Angela Wareham and Jeannine Chaulk with the local MADD chapter join us in studio to give us the details.

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Rhondene Simms on why she's running for Happy Valley-Goose Bay town council

A by-election to fill an empty seat on Happy Valley-Goose Bay town council is coming up later this week. Rhondene Simms is one four candidates in the running. She talks about why she wants your vote.

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Candidate Shannon Tobin on why he's running for re-election

Shannon Tobin was actually elected to Happy Valley-Goose Bay town council in the last general election, but resigned in October 2014. Now he's running in a by-election scheduled for Thursday June 9.

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Joe Tremblett on why he wants your vote

Four candidates are in the running for Happy Valley-Goose Bay town council in this week's by-election. Joe Tremblett talks about the issues that matter to him.

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Students and teachers remember Robert Leckie School

Robert Leckie school was demolished this week, 18 years after it closed. The CBC's Bailey White has this story of students and teachers who remember the school fondly.

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David Hart working on a new album

It was four years ago when Sheshatshiu's David Hart released his first album. Now David's preparing to release his next record, of all original music. To get an update on how it's going, we reached him in Quebec City.

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Labrador RCMP officers return from Fort McMurray deployment

Two RCMP constables stationed in Happy Valley-Goose Bay were part of a 30-officer deployment from NL. Constables Ed Power and Jerry Goudie tell us about the experience.

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New research shows Labrador suicide rates much higher than Newfoundland

Dr. Michael Jong is a physician in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He's also the president of the Canadian Society of Circumpolar Health and one of the authors of a new study about suicide rates in Labrador.

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Close encounters of the herd kind

Abigail Poole of St. Lewis was riding in a car in Gros Morne when a caribou started running alongside. She tells host Matt McCann about the experience.

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Residential school settlement reached, now what?

Lawyers for residential school survivors have reached an agreement with the federal government, but it will take time to deliver compensation. Steve Cooper is one of the lawyers representing survivors, he talks about next steps.

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Former MHA Wally Andersen running in Happy Valley-Goose Bay by-election

Wally Andersen's been involved in a number of service groups and served as MHA for Torngat Mountains for 11 years. But Andersen was forced to resign from house when he was found to have overspent his constituency allowance. He says all that's behind him.

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Keeping kids in care in their communities

Many Inuit children who are in foster care end up placed in homes outside Nunatsiavut. We hear from foster mom Jennie Williams and Heather Modlin from Key Assets, who talks about a new approach to care that could keep more children in their home towns.

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Soil-less gardens bringing fresh crops to Rigolet

A team at Memorial University won a national title for a project they call Suc-SEED. It's a soil-free, water-filtered garden. Right now there are 5 families in Rigolet about to harvest their first crops. We'll hear how they're made, and plans to expand.

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Pearl Jam super fan gets up close and personal with Eddie Vedder

Earlier this week, Happy Valley-Goose Bay's own Paul Winters flew to Ontario for not one but three Pearl Jam concerts. He managed to get to the front row and even sand a few lines alongside singer Eddie Vedder. John Paul tells us about the experience.

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Residential school survivors hopeful after settlement

After a decade-long court battle, lawyers for residential school survivors announced yesterday they'd reached a settlement with the federal government. We speak to author Josie Penny and Nunatsiavut ordinary member Dan Pottle, who are both survivors.

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New rules for Happy Valley-Goose Bay landfill users

The landfill in Happy Valley-Goose Bay has re-opened to residential traffic, but with some new rules. It was closed about a week and a half ago after a 6-year-old girl was hit by a track loader. Town Manager Wyman Jacques tells us what the new rules are.

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Moose & caribou jawbone collection cut in budget

Hunters in NL are no longer required to surrender the lower jawbones of caribou and moose they kill. We hear from outfitter Wayne Holloway who's concerned about the loss of data, and environment minister Perry Trimper.

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Still no sign of missing boater

RCMP Sgt. Jason Learning gives us the latest on the search for a boater missing from the Mud Lake area.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay dancer heading to summer training at top ballet school

A young dancer from Happy Valley-Goose Bay is spending part of his summer at one of the top ballet schools in the country. 12-year-old Malcolm Snow has has been accepted into the Quinte Ballet School of Canada's Summer Dance Professional Training Program.

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Family from Labrador West spends the night in a work camp fleeing Fort McMurray Fire

Like so many people who live in Fort McMurray, Amy Goodwin and her family are playing a waiting game.She, her husband, and two children found shelter at a Suncor work camp 22 kilometres outside Fort Mac.

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Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford talks about lessons learned from the 2013 fires

As wildfires rage in Alberta, Mayor Karen Oldford just happens to be at an emergency management workshop, where she gave a presentation about lessons learned from fires in Labrador West three years ago.

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Labradorians recount escape from Fort McMurray fires

Jenni-Rose Campbell was visiting her boyfriend Craig Montague in Fort McMurray when fire broke out. Labrador Morning host Matt McCann reached them in their truck, while they were still on the highway heading out of the city.

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Sheshatshiu girl in hospital after being hit by track loader at landfill

On Saturday a 6-year-old girl was hit by a track loader while at the landfill in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Sheshatshiu Chief Eugene Hart knows the family involved and he was at the landfill whil paramedics were treating the girl.

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My sister, my friend

Flora Mesher Riley talks about the song she wrote in memory of her sister Daphne, who was murdered 46 years ago.

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Cartwright library closing

Cartwright is one of three communities in Labrador losing its library. The province is shutting down 54 libraries in total, to save money, Cartwright mayor Dwight Lethbridge says he's angry.

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Chicken Fever

Raising chickens in Labrador isn't a new phenomenon exactly. Just consider the Moravian missionaries tending to their birds. But these days, there's a new generation flocking to it and they're building coops right in their backyards.

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What's the connection between music and outer space?

It's a question the Strataphoria Stringed Quartet based in St. John's asked students in Labrador to consider. The musicians put on several concerts and workshops in schools, including Queen of Peace Middle School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Search continues for missing Natuashish teen

Volunteers, police and search and rescue crews are all searching for 17-year-old Kirby Mistenapeo. He didn't come home on Thursday, and weather is hampering the search. RCMP Cpl. Rick Mills provides an update.

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Rally in the valley

Do What is Right, Not what is easy. That was the message from protesters in Happy Valley-Goose Bay last week. A large group marched from the arena to the office of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs to show their disapproval of the 2016 budget.

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Bye-bye, baby bonus

Jenna Roberts works with pregnant women at the Aboriginal Family Centre and happens to be pregnant herself. She talks about what the loss of the baby bonus will mean for new parents.

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Teaching Wen-Do in Labrador

When you think of self-defense classes, you probably think of martial arts moves but Renee Sharpe says there's a lot more to it than that. Sharpe is a Wen-Do instructor who's been offering classes in Labrador this week.

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Fire destroys L'Anse au Clair town centre

It was the hub of the community, and now it's gone. The AMG Town Centre housed town council offices, a gym, a youth centre and more. Labrador Morning hears from two eye witnesses, and Mayor Nath Moores.

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A step forward for transgender rights in NL

The province has changed rules around gender markers on birth or marriage registration, and no longer requires reassignment surgery. Nik Mesher is a trans man in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He talks about why the change is significant.

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Labrador Grenfell Health outlines cuts

All four health authorities in this province will have to make cuts after last week's budget. Tony Wakeham, President and CEO of Labrador Grenfell Health, talks about what LGH is planning.

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Supreme court decision a win for Labrador: Russell

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously to recognize Metis and non-status Indians under Federal criteria. Todd Russell is president of the NunatuKavut Community Council. He talks about what the ruling means for Labrador.

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Cautious optimism in Labrador West at news of a bidder for Wabush Mines

People in Labrador West are keeping their fingers crossed. They're hoping the sale of Wabush Mines to ERP Compliant Fuels goes through. Ron Barron is a former miner and former mayor. He talks about what it would mean for Wabush.

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A buyer for Wabush Mines?

ERP Compliant Fuels, a mining company based in Virginia has submitted a bid to buy Wabush Mines. ERP co-founder Tom Clarke says the deal could be done before the end of May. He hopes to see Wabush Mines operating again by 2017.

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What's the future of Inuttitut in Nunatsiavut?

Statistics Canada says only 25 per cent of people in Nunatsiavut can speak an aboriginal language. Even students who study the language in grade school struggle to speak it. We speak to three young beneficiaries about the future of Inuttitut.

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Torngat Mountains is the only national park with an all-Inuit staff

Torngat Mountains National Park is over 9,700 square kilometres of beautiful Labrador wilderness, and it's the only national park in Canada staffed entirely by Inuit. Site superintendent Gary Baikie talks to Labrador Morning's Bailey White.

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When the roads are wet, break out the kayak

Big puddles are a sure sign of spring in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, but a father and son are making the best of it. Charlie White recorded a video of his son kayaking down the street.

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Johannes Lampe acclaimed as President-Elect of Nunatsiavut

Johannes Lampe will be sworn in as President of Nunatsivut May 4th. He talks to Labrador Morning about his priorities as president.

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Parents and Players in Natuashish Say They Will Miss Minor Hockey Coach

Minor hockey in Natuashish has been making its mark on the provincial hockey scene. There have been many accomplishments since Juan Strickland came on as technical director of the minor hockey program. But this year's hockey season may be his last.

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#CreateAGoodDay: Air Labrador paints message of hope on new aircraft

The newest addition to the Air Labrador Fleet has an inspirational message painted next to the passenger door. President and CEO explains the significance.

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Jacinda Beals Band debuts new song for CBC Searchlight

The Jacinda Beals Band is one of the big Labrador bands in CBC Music's Searchlight contest. It's a first for them -- taking a shot at a 50-thousand dollar prize and some national TV and radio exposure. Jacinda Beals and Greg Peach join us in the studio.

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Sarah Leo's term as NG president nears end

The Nunatsiavut government will soon have a new president. Only one person entered the race, Nain's Johannes Lampe. Sarah Leo has held the position since 2012. She tells CBC why she decided not to seek re-election.

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Illegal caribou hunt in southern Labrador

Dozens of caribou from the Joir River herd were hunted last week. Environment Minister Perry Trimper says it could mean the end of that herd.

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Labrador Training Centre pool closed -- again

Melville Mantas Swim Team coach Kerry Rideout talks about ongoing pool problems.

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Life after prison: reintegrating high risk offenders into society

Adjusting to life outside of prison is tough, especially for high risk offenders. But there is help. It's called Circles of Support and Accountability. Marty Climenhage is with COSA and he explains what it's all about.

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