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episodes: January 2011 Archives

Remembering Lockie Dyson

Posted by Tony Dawson

Lockie Dyson.jpg This morning we are going to take some time to remember the Jean &  Lockie.jpg

late Lockie Dyson. Lockie passed away last week after a battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Labrador....she and her husband Gerald brought up their own children here....brought them up to live off the land, respect it and be proud of the place they call home. We asked Lockie's cousin and dear friend Jean Crane to join us this morning to share her memories of Lockie Dyson.

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Labrador Woman fighting for EI benefits to look after gravely ill children

Posted by Tony Dawson

John Peyton.jpgA Happy Valley Goose Bay woman is fighting for benefits for parents who have to leave work to care for a sick child. Right now EI compassionate care benefits are only available for six weeks and only for caregivers of someone who is terminally ill. Cathy Peyton left her job when her son John was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She says there was no compensation program available. She started a campaign on You Tube to draw attention to the issue. Cathy Peyton dropped by our studio.

Watch the video on Youtube:  John's Cause

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Jigs and Reels - St.Lewis

Posted by Tony Dawson

Warrwick Chubbs is Tony's guest for Jigs and reels from St. Lewis,, where the seals are just metres from shore in the harbour having pups.
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