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Kieran Whelan Remembered

Kieran Whelan.jpgIf you lived in Labrador City in the late eighties or early nineties you had to notice Kieran Whelan. It was his bike riding that made him stand out. He was on his bike day and night, and through all seasons. The image of a man riding through the snow, with chains on his bike tires and icicles hanging from his hat are still fresh in people’s minds. Kieran Whelan died in Nova Scotia on Tuesday, at the age of 70. We bring you an excerpt from an interview he did with Labrador Morning’s Mike Power in July 2010, explaining why he was cycling from Happy Valley Goose Bay to Cartwright, with his son. We also have a chat with Gordon Parsons, the Editor of local paper The Aurora at the time. He tells Mike what he remembers about Whelan.

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