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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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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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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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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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Violence Prevention Labrador reacts to stayed charges against former RCMP officer

Charges against Ian Kaulback, a former mountie who was accused of child luring, have been stayed. Lori Dyson, Chair of Violence Prevention Labrador, reacts.

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North West River heritage fair

The CBC's Jacob Barker checks out some projects at the Lake Melville School heritage fair in North West River.

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A day in the life of Labrador's homeless

Since December, the homeless shelter in Happy Valley-Goose Bay has been giving people a warm place to stay the night. One of them is Jefta Obed, who's been staying there for the past few months. CBC's John Gaudi spent the day with him.

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Vintage snowmobiles on display in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

The Grand River Snowmobile Club hosted an antique show Sunday. Some of the machines were 30, 40, even 50 years old -- and all in working condition.

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The Sixties Scoop in Labrador

Last week an an Ontario judge ruled against the federal government in a lawsuit over the Sixties Scoop. The Scoop happened in Labrador, too. Sheshatshiu Chief Eugene Hart and Social Health Director Jack Penashue discuss.

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Up in the Goose control tower

Labrador Morning reporter John Gaudi brings us a snapshot now of what it's like to work in the control tower some 138 steps above the tarmac at the Goose Bay airport

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Memories of the Kyle

It's been 50 years since the SS Kyle ran aground in Harbour Grace. But the old steam ship still inspires fond memories in many Labradorians. Former CBC host Gordie Rendell came to Happy Valley-Goose Bay on the Kyle in 1949.

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Phil Poirier explains why he sprang into action to save a man he'd never met

Phil Poirier has a friend he's never met in person. Phil lives in Wabush and his friend lives in the US. They play video games online and last week, Phil saved his life.

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The case for a flat earth

Kay Burns is the artist-in-residence at the Labrador Institute this month. Her work explores flat earth thinking. She tells us about a project she's working on in North West River.

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Labrador physician disappointed electoral reform not in new minister's mandate

A new mandate letter issued to Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould says "changing the electoral system will not be in your mandate." Andrew Bresnahan says reform still needs to happen.

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'We stand together': reaction in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to the Quebec mosque shooting

A panel discussion. Adeel Khan and Abida Sharmin are members of Happy Valley-Goose Bay's Muslim community; Archdeacon Nellie Thomas is with St. Andrew's Anglican Church; and Rev. Benjamin Adeniyi with the United Church.

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A heroes' welcome for hockey players in Sheshatshiu

The community of Sheshatshiu threw a party for members of the Sheshatshiu Eagles Bantam and Midget teams. Both won their divisions in a regional tournament the week before. The CBC's Bailey White was there.

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MHA Lisa Dempster adresses Black Tickle gas situation

The community of Black Tickle is running low on gas. MHA Lisa Dempster discusses what's being done about the situation.

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US Ambassador Heyman and wife, Vicki, say goodbye

With the inauguration of a new president, US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman was relieved of his post and called back to the United states. But the ambassador and his wife, Vicki, didn't want to leave without saying goodbye to their friends in Labrador.

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In Labrador West 35 years ago, a storm like no other

On this day in 1982, thousands were left without power and many had to be evacuated when a monster storm hit western Labrador. We hear tape from the archives and talk to two people who were there.

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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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