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Labrador Morning

Hosted by Bailey White and Matt McCann, the program keeps people informed about what's happening around them. Labradorians hear about it first on Labrador Morning.

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Female comics speak out against sexual harassment

"Their first defence is: 'We're all comics. It's a joke."

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Best & worst luggage carousels

Hear about an annual report that ranks Canada's best and worst airport luggage carousels.

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Music as medicine

Buffy Sainte-Marie talks about being blacklisted by the entertainment industry, ongoing sex scandals and more.

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Julian Fantino and medical marijuana

The former federal cabinet minister who once compared weed to murder, defends opening medical marijuana business.

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Lessons learned after Goose Bay Airport runway closure

Goose Bay Airport Corporation general manager Goronwy Price talks about the decision to shut down the runway, and the aftermath.

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Little Benny's big adventures

Benny Powell's new children's book is all about growing up in Charlottetown, Labrador.

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Labrador Creative Arts Festival workshop rocks out

Two well known St. John's musicians, Joanna Barker and Romesh Thavanathan, introduced students to the wonders of performance and sound. Students got to play with gear the musicians brought and learned why everybody can rock out.

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Making dogberry wine

If you're noticing fewer dogberries on trees in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area...it's more than just birds eating the bright red berries. Anatolijs Venovcevs and Jennifer Stratton have been out and about picking them to make dogberry wine.

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More awareness needed about service dogs

A mother in Happy Valley-Goose Bay says more awareness about service dogs is needed. Skipper is helping Rhea Dales' son Nathaniel who has type 1 diabetes. Rhea says the family is dealing with push back from some members of the community.

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Innu Nation says feds non-committal on foster care inquiry

Innu Nation Grand Chief Greg Rich says the federal government is not doing all it should to reduce the numbers of Innu children in foster care.

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Surveying artifacts on Birch Island

Artifacts found on Birch Island offer up a treasure trove of information about what life was like in the former community. For months now, Julia Brenan has been mapping those artifacts as a MUN archaeology student.

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Todd Russell on William's Harbour: 'It breaks my heart'

November 10 is the day the lights go out in William's Harbour. The community has been resettled.

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Goose Bay Airport issue holds up Labrador tour for band Twin Flames

The duo is in Rigolet, trying to continue on to Makkovik, Hopedale and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Jack Penashue honoured by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Jack Penashue has been named as one of 150 Canadians who are making big contributions to mental health research. He's been named as a "Difference Maker" by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Mental health in Labrador West

MHA Graham Letto talks about what other communities can learn from Labrador West's new approach to mental health.

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#MMIWG inquiry comes to Atlantic Canada

Becky Michelin travelled to Cape Breton this week to testify at the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. At the same time, the commissioners released an interim report.

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"If A Place Could Be Made" show has message of inclusion

A show on stage in Labrador tells the story of Kitty and Daniel Daly from St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland. They had 12 children: six were very tall and six had skeletal dysplasia. The show brings the family's memories alive through dance, music and stories.

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Selma Onalik Safe House opens in Hopedale

A brand new building is open and is ready to take in women and children. We reached executive director Teena Flowers in Hopedale.

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Philip Nuna on using a wheelchair in Sheshatshiu

21-year-old Philip Nuna uses a wheelchair to get around Sheshatshiu. There are no sidewalks, and many of the roads aren't paved. He spoke to CBC about getting around.

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United Church of Canada moderator visits Mud Lake

Rev. Jordan Cantwell is the moderator of the United Church of Canada. She visited Mud Lake United Church where members of the congregation described what happened the night the waters began to rise - and how they're still coping months later.

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MADD Canada president visits oldest chapter in Atlantic Canada

The MADD Labrador Chapter is 25 years old, the oldest in Atlantic Canada. National president, Patricia Hynes-Coates, was in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to mark the occasion.

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Natuashish teen died of alcohol poisoning

The family of 17-year-old Journey Pastitshi says she died of alcohol poisoning. She's being remembered as a kind and friendly girl with a bright smile.

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Acoustic Guitar Night

The foyer of the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre hums with music and song on Tuesday nights. A few weeks ago, Josh Vey started up the informal group that meets at the theatre. Guitar players of all skill levels are invited to jam on a weekly basis.

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Mayor John Hickey calls for end to 'shabby and unprofessional' ambulance service

Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor John Hickey says Labrador Grenfell Health should terminate its contract with Labrador Ambulance Service and use instead move to a public model.

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A run to remember

On Saturday, Thea Penashue is heading out on a fundraising run in support of the ALS Society and ALS patients. It's a tribute to her late grandfather, Francis Penashue.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay's Rachel Parsons, 7, wins recipe contest

Rachel Parsons a submitted a recipe for salmon cakes to the Kid Food Nation Recipe contest.It was one of two winners from this province, and now she and her mom are headed to a gala in Ottawa.

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The race is on: how one runner is gearing up for the Trapline

Lori Dyson has made some big strides since taking a running clinic in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. This weekend, she's going to be running the half-marathon in the Trapline.

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Former MADD chapter president weighs in on new drinking and driving rules

New drinking and driving rules announced in August came into effect Thursday. Shawn Crann is the former president of the Labrador chapter of MADD. He joined Labrador Morning in studio.

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Iron Ore Company CEO says Wabush 3 mine on track to open summer 2018

The price of iron ore has rebounded on the global market and plans to develop the Wabush 3 mine in western Labrador are underway. IOC president and CEO Clayton Walker says progress at the Wabush 3 mine is continuing on schedule.

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Raising Labrador huskies to 'help preserve the culture of the Labrador Inuit'

The Labrador husky has deep ties to the people of Labrador. Les Allen grew up in Rigolet, where the dogs were traditionally used to haul sleds. Now, Les and his wife, Wendy, raise Labrador huskies to help keep that tradition alive.

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String of deaths in Nain taking toll on community

It's been a difficult few weeks for Nain, Labrador. The town of 1,400 has experienced five deaths in as many weeks. Moravian chapel servant Gordon Obed speaks with CBC's Jacob Barker about the effect the deaths have had on the community.

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Blowin' in the wind: Public speaker series to discuss Newfoundland and Labrador's wind energy potential

Newfoundland and Labrador could be a national leader in wind energy, according to PhD student Nick Mercer. He joined Labrador Morning to talk about that energy potential and the public speaker series he's hosting in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this week.

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Shedding light on the Labrador husky

The Labrador husky holds a special place in the history of Labrador, but despite their cultural impact the dogs are not recognized as a unique breed. Lou Bowden speaks with CBC's Jonny Hodder about her research into the history of the Labrador husky.

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'A heart that once beat in your child': Happy Valley-Goose Bay woman trying to find recipient of her son's heart

After losing her son, Jeff, in 2016, Pat Loder has been exchanging anonymous letters with the man who received his heart through the organ donor program. Now, she's trying to find the recipient and meet him in person.

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Motorcycle crash forces photographer to pump brakes on Canada 150 moto-photo project

Documentary photographer Jimmy Ung planned to interview 150 people from all walks of life while driving across Canada on his motorcycle. Unfortunately, after taking a spill on his bike outside of Baie-Comeau, Que., he's temporarily parking his project.

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'Regulation and some common sense' needed when operating drones, says retired pilot and drone enthusiast

A close encounter between a drone and an aircraft in Happy Valley-Goose Bay earlier this month has people asking questions about safe drone usage. CBC's Jacob Barker spoke with former helicopter pilot turned recreational drone user Geoff Goodyear.

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Taking root: Labrador Institute researcher writing book about the cultural history of plants in Makkovik

From Labrador tea to red berries, Dr. Erica Oberndorfer is working with people in Makkovik to write a book about the cultural importance of plant life in the area. CBC's Jonny Hodder spoke with Oberndorfer on the trails of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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'Exciting and nerve-racking': Former Innu Nation leader heads back to school

For former Innu Nation Deputy Grand Chief Simeon Tshakapesh and his wife, Ruby, the decision to return to school has been a long journey. They spoke with CBC's John Gaudi about enrolling in CNA's Aboriginal Bridging Program.

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Memorial University's Labrador Institute bringing an Indigenous perspective to the education system

This fall Memorial University is offering courses geared towards decolonizing Canada's education system. The Labrador Institute's Sylvia Moore speaks with CBC's Katie Breen about how these courses are bringing an Indigenous perspective to the classroom.

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Freewheelin' photographer asks what it means to be Canadian

Documentary photographer Jimmy Ung is driving across Canada on his motorcycle, putting the camera in other people's hands, and asking what it means to be Canadian. CBC's Jonny Hodder spoke with Jimmy on the Labrador leg of his trip.

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She studies sea shells on the sea shore: How mussel shells are helping researchers trace the history of coastal Labrador

Atlantic mussels are considered a delicacy for many, and now their characteristic blue shells are helping retrace the history of Indigenous settlements in coastal Labrador. Memorial University professor Meghan Burchell tells us more.

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MINEx conference brings industry players to Labrador West

Labrador's mining industry seems to be rebounding and a conference in Labrador West this week is bringing key players to the region. We hear more from MINEx chair Craig Purves.

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Labrador's population expected to drop over next 20 years

A recent report out of the Harris Centre predicts a drop in the provincial population by 2036. Professor Keith Storey heads up the Harris Centre's population study at Memorial University. He provides some insight on how this drop will affect Labrador.

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Olympic swimmer makes a splash in Labrador

Ever wonder what it's like training with an Olympic athlete? The Melville Mantas swim club had a chance to find out when Olympic bronze medalist Brent Hayden visited Happy Valley-Goose Bay this weekend. CBC's Jonny Hodder was poolside for the action.

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Nain musician Karrie Obed loses battle with cancer

The town of Nain is mourning a well-known elder and respected musician. Karrie Obed, who was a singer in Nain's brass band, passed away over the weekend. Music producer and collaborator Tom Gordon provides his thoughts on Obed's legacy.

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Labrador scientist Robert Way disagrees with preliminary findings of Mud Lake investigation

Researchers investigating last spring's flooding in Mud Lake say their initial findings show Muskrat Falls is not responsible for the event. Robert Way is a scientist from Labrador who takes issue with their preliminary report.

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Muskrat Falls not the cause of Mud Lake flooding, according to preliminary research

The team responsible for investigating this past spring's flooding in Mud Lake, Labrador, presented their preliminary findings to community members Thursday night. Dr. Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt is part of the team tasked with investigating the flood.

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Nain Brass Band releases first album

The Nain brass band recorded and released their first album earlier this summer. Band member and trumpeter Binky Andersen spoke with CBC about the album launch.

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Labrador City filmmakers premiere rare cancer documentary

'Make it Stop' is a new documentary about Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of cancer primarily affecting young people. Executive producer Brad Dillon spoke about the movie and the disease prior to its premiere in Labrador City on Thursday.

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Group plans to bring Pride back to Happy Valley-Goose Bay

After hearing Happy Valley-Goose Bay's annual Pride Week wouldn't be going ahead this year, a group of residents are working together to organize a Pride event. CBC's Jonny Hodder attended Thursday's planning meeting to speak with some of the organizers.

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Roller derby hits the track in Labrador City

Roller derby has been growing in popularity on the island for several years. Now, the Iron City Roller Derby League is bringing the full contact game to Labrador City. League member Carissa Bagnell joins Labrador Morning.

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Nunatsiavut communities working to re-open daycare facilities

Last week, we learned daycare facilities in four Nunatsiavut communities may not open due to issues with staffing and safety regulations. Regional childcare coordinator Jenny Lyall provides an update on the daycare situation in the coastal communities.

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Nain students starting school right with 'A Call to the Coast'

The cost of school supplies in Labrador's coastal communities can be a major financial burden for families. CBC's Jonny Hodder spoke with Cindy Woodworth, the person helping students start the school year right with her new project, 'A Call to the Coast'.

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Labrador woman celebrating her 100th birthday

Happy Valley-Goose Bay's Muriel Anderson is about to join the centenarian club. She'll be turning 100 on Saturday and celebrating with her friends and family. Muriel spoke with CBC about growing up in Makkovik and the changes she's seen in her lifetime.

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'It's just disgusts me': LHFA president condemns apparent shooting of bearded seal in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

A seal that had become a popular sight at the port of Happy Valley-Goose Bay was found dead Wednesday. Labrador Hunting and Fishing Association president Tony Chubbs is condemning the apparent shooting of the animal as 'disrespectful' and 'disgusting'.

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No 'Pride' for Happy Valley-Goose Bay this summer

News that the Happy Valley-Goose Bay 'Pride Week' celebrations won't be going ahead this year has left some residents disappointed, upset and wondering what happened to the annual event. Former 'Pride' volunteer Adam Mesher spoke with CBC's Jonny Hodder.

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Labrador west 'has never seen a wetter August' according to senior climatologist

People love to talk about the weather, but has it really been a particularly cool, damp summer -- or is it all in our heads? Environment Canada's senior climatologist Dave Phillip's joins Labrador Morning to give us the meteorological highs and lows.

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Muskrat Falls methyl mercury research director

The committee tasked with monitoring the potential impact of methyl mercury at Muskrat Falls is taking shape. Marina Biasutti-Brown joins Labrador Morning to talk about her role as the newly-appointed research director of the expert panel.

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Why is the whole world obsessed with Mayweather vs McGregor?

Saturday's upcoming boxing match between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has become a pop culture phenomenon. CBC's Jonny Hodder stops by to talk about the fight and the spectacle surrounding it.

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New Pumpkin House day care in the works

Plans for a new Pumpkin House day care in Happy Valley-Goose Bay are taking shape. Volunteers with the Early Childhood Development Association, which runs Pumpkin House have been raising money and they're planning to break ground in September.

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Struggling With My Soul: George Rich's book about life in Davis Inlet and Natuashish

George Rich's memoir tells of the traditional Innu lifestyle, the move into Davis Inlet, and later, Natuashish.

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Paramedic's actions under review after interaction with Sheshatshiu family

The Sheshatshiu band council chief says a paramedic is not welcome in his community after a controversial video circulated on Facebook last week. Labrador Grenfell Health says it's reviewing the incident.

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NunatuKavut launched $1.5 million community fund

NunatuKavut has created a new fund for community groups like town councils, recreation committees, and not-for-profit groups. It's a 1.5-million-dollar pot for groups between Cartwright and Lodge Bay. Todd Russell is president of NCC.

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Seniors van service on hold until new vehicle can be purchased

The Labrador Friendship Centre is pumping the brakes on their Seniors' Van ride program until they raise enough money to purchase a new vehicle. CBC's Jonny Hodder spoke with the LFC's Jennifer Hefler-Elson and Jamie Jackman.

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New indigenous music show broadcasts in English and Inuktitut

Angus Andersen, host of First People, First Occupants, an all-indigenous music show on CHMR Radio in St. John's. Andersen is originally from Nain, but he's been living on the island for close to 20 years. He started the radio show just a few weeks ago.

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