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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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Premier Ball should give up Labrador Affairs portfolio, says opposition leader Paul Davis

Opposition leader Paul Davis believes the continued closure of the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is proof it's time for Premier Dwight Ball to hand over the Labrador Affairs portfolio to another member of his cabinet.

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Striped bass showing up in Labrador

Striped bass aren't normally found this far north and that has people concerned for the health of salmon populations. Trish Nash is a Nunatukavut biologist and Todd Russell is the president of the NunatuKavut Community Council.

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Innu girls, women trek through Labrador wilderness

Seven girls and six women from Natuashish have completed a gruelling walk through the Labrador interior. On Saturday, their community will celebrate.

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Retired U.S. Air Force veteran spends his days rebuilding Labrador's history

Sixty years after arriving in Labrador as a 17 year old U.S. Air Force recruit, Elmer Lakata dedicates his time to rebuilding the history and culture of North West River with hand-built mechanical dioramas. Lakata spoke with CBC's Jonny Hodder.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay Recyclers

After working on a radio series devoted to recycling in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, CBC's John Gaudi decided to put his research into action. He helped create HV-GB Recyclers, a grassroots recycling program. Chris Griffin helps sort through what's collected.

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Labrador farmer says government hurdles impede agricultural growth

Tom Angiers says regulatory hurdles and a lack of government support make it difficult for farmers in Labrador to grow their business. Angiers operates Spruce Meadow Farms and Petting Zoo in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where he spoke with CBC's Jonny Hodder.

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Lab City council wants to delay municipal election

The town of Labrador City has asked the department of municipal affairs for permission to hold off on elections. Mayor Karen Oldford says residents need more time to consider amalgamation with neighbouring Wabush.

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Lawyer for residential school survivors optimistic about potential apology from federal government

Lawyer Steven Cooper is hopeful residential school survivors in this province will receive an apology from the federal government. Cooper met with Ottawa officials and survivors in Happy Valley-Goose Bay last week. He spoke with CBC's Katie Breen.

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Brooklyn Wolfrey heading to World Dwarf Games

Brooklyn Wolfrey, 9, is on her way from Rigolet to Guelph to compete in and preform at the World Dwarf Games.

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Lawyer for residential school survivors in NL discusses federal apology

A meeting discussing an apology is being held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Thursday among federal officials, and residential school survivors and their lawyer, Steven Cooper.

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Lisa Dempster is the new minister for children, seniors and social development

The MHA for Cartwright-L'anse au Clair joins cabinet at a time when the foster care system is under intense scrutiny in Labrador.

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Innu elder Elizabeth Penashue to receive new tent from Sheshatshiu band council

The Sheshatshiu band council has stepped in to replace Elizabeth Penashue's traditional Labrador tent which was destroyed in a fire two weeks ago. Penashue and her daughter, Kanani Davis, spoke with CBC's Jonny Hodder.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay's Matt Pike cycling across Canada

Matthew Pike is about to do something incredible. In just a few days, he will complete a cross-country bike ride in St. John's. He started in British Columbia, and pedalled his way east, all the while raising money for Children's Wish Foundation.

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Canadian Senators want Learning, Flowers, and Davis released from jail

Five senators signed an open letter calling for the release of three protesters who were taken into custody after they refused to promise not to interfere with the Muskrat Falls project. Kim Pate is one of the Senators who signed that letter.

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James Poker and Kirby Mistenapeo: parents want boys' stories heard at upcoming foster care inquiry

James Poker and Kirby Mistenapeo were from the same small Innu community and were around the same age when they died. Their parents want the circumstances around their deaths heard at an upcoming inquiry.

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Healthy Waters Labrador responds to criticisms, provides update on Birch Island Restoration project

Healthy Waters Labrador is overseeing a million dollar restoration project at the Birch Island walking trail. But some residents say the project is restricting access to the popular area. HWL's Marina Biasuttia-Brown speaks with CBC's Jonny Hodder.

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'It's just all black soot': Fire near Happy Valley-Goose Bay destroys Innu elder Elizabeth Penashue's traditional tent

Respected Innu elder Elizabeth Penashue received some upsetting news last week when a mysterious overnight fire destroyed her traditional Labrador tent. CBC's Jonny Hodder spoke with Penashue and her daughter, Kanani Davis, at the site of the fire.

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What's missing from mental health care in Labrador?

A new group in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is looking for input on how to improve mental health care in Labrador. Pat Loder is an advocate for mental health and addictions and one the group members.

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Marjorie Flowers' stepdaughter speaks out about her jailing

Marjorie Flowers, Jim Learning, and Eldred Davis are all being held at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's. They're accused accused of breaking a court injunction barring them from blocking Muskrat Falls traffic and getting too close to the site.

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Labrador Straits road 'long past its expiration date', according to Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair MHA

Liberal MHA Lisa Dempster appeared on Friday's edition of Labrador Morning to address ongoing concerns about what residents are calling 'deplorable' road conditions in the Labrador Straits area.

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Kicking the summer heat: Soccer coaches in Happy Valley-Goose Bay call in fire department to keep kids cool

The Happy Valley-Goose Bay Minor Soccer Association held its annual Leicester City FC youth soccer camp this week. When temperatures hit 30 degrees on Tuesday, the coaches called in the local fire department to help kids cool down.

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Young people in Sheshatshiu want clean, sober elections

Innu Nation elections are less than a month away, and a group of young people in Sheshatshiu have a message for candidates: run a clean and sober campaign.

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Sheshatshiu wrestlers earn medals at North American Indigenous Games

It was a banner day for Team NL wrestlers at the North American Indigenous Games yesterday. The team is made of seven members, 3 girls, 4 boys. All 4 boys are from Sheshatshiu and 3 of them earned medals yesterday.

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Tacora Resources purchases Scully Mines assets

Tacora Resources President and CEO Matt Lehtinen says he hopes to have the mine in Wabush operational by this time next year.

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Combined Councils on roadwork in the Straits

Municipal leaders have asked the department of transportation to do some much-needed repairs this summer. Trent O'Brien is president of the Combined Councils of Labrador. He's been lobbying for repairs.

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Should the #MMIWG Inquiry continue? Charlotte Wolfrey of Rigolet weighs in

It's been one setback after another for the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, but Charlotte Wolfrey isn't giving up hope. She is part of the inquiry's family advisory circle.

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Labrador Athletes at the North American Indigenous Games

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games are underway in Toronto and about 150 people from this province are there for the event. Boas Mitsuk coaches the volleyball team.

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Trans Labrador Highway paving update

Transportation Minister Al Hawkins on paving contracts along the Trans Labrador Highway and what the department hopes to accomplish this year.

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Junior Canadian Rangers camp out at 5 Wing Goose Bay

Junior Canadian Rangers from 14 patrols all over Newfoundland and Labrador were stationed at 5 Wing Goose Bay last week for summer camp. The Rangers went canoeing, biking, shooting and topped it all off with a Canada-150 themed Amazing Race.

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Remembering Gwen Moores

After 17 years of service, a familiar face is missing from a Happy Valley-Goose Bay grocery store. Gwen Moores spent nearly two decades behind the cash register at Northmart and bringing smiles to the faces of co-workers and customers.

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Daycare crunch in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

There's a shortage of child care in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and for parents who work unusual hours, finding a daycare or babysitter is even tougher.

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Melville Mantas swimming into deep waters at 2017 North American Indigenous Games

A group of young Indigenous swimmers from Labrador are heading to Toronto later this month to compete in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. CBC's John Gaudi caught up with members of the Melville Mantas on the deck of their swimming pool.

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Labrador Land Protectors group stages walk-in at NunatuKavut and Nunatsiavut offices in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

A group representing the Labrador Land Protectors staged a walk-in at the NunatuKavut and Nunatsiavut government offices in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Monday. Organizer Denise Cole and participant Marjorie Flowers spoke with CBC's Jonny Hodder.

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Labrador-born artist Michael Massie talks art and Indigenous culture upon receiving the Order of Canada

Artist Michael Massie grew up in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and rose to prominence for his work in the 1990s. He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian and Indigenous culture. Massie spoke with CBC's Bailey white.

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Raising a family on the Arctic Ocean

Eric Brossier and his family spend their days navigating frigid Arctic waters, assisting international scientists with climate change research in their 47-foot boat, the Vagabond. CBC's Jonny Hodder met up with Eric at port in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Should the provincial government expand Innu childcare inquiry to include Inuit children as well?

Last week, the provincial government announced an inquiry into foster care for Innu children. CBC's Bailey White speaks with Natuashish community leader Mary Jane Edmonds and Nunatsiavut's Deputy Minister of Health & Social Development Michelle Kinney.

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Labrador City residents kicking up a stink over foul smelling water treatment plant

People in the Lakeside Drive area of Labrador City say the smell from the town's wastewater treatment plant is unbearable. Labrador City resident Gerry Beson speaks with CBC's Jonny Hodder and mayor Karen Oldford joins host Bailey White.

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Canada 150: Will you celebrate?

Indigenous people have been in this place a lot longer than 150 years, and many believe the founding of Canada did more harm than good. We'll talk to three indigenous women about whether they're celebrating Canada Day.

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Natuashish Chief John Nui on calls for a drug and alcohol crackdown

Some people in Natuashish want drug dealers and bootleggers kicked out of the community. Band Chief John Nui weighs in.

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Nunatsiavut Government's newest member opens downtown Toronto office

It's far away from the wilds of Labrador, but it's home to the Nunatsiavut Government's newest member, Edward Blake Rudkowski. He was elected as the ordinary member for the Constituency of Canada earlier this year.

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Combined Councils president reacts to AG report on road construction

The auditor general's report released Friday confirmed what cynics already knew: that road construction projects almost always go over budget and take longer than planned. Trent O'Brien, president of the Combined Councils of Labrador, weighs in.

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