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Labrador Morning

Hosted by Cindy Wall and Tony Dawson, the program keeps people informed about what's happening around them. Labradorians hear about it first on Labrador Morning.

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Episode 10: The Abyss

Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.

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Is it time to end tipping?

A recent study has shown that there is no correlation between quality of service and the size of the tip.

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Teacher fired for saying the word vagina in art class

A Michigan teacher says she lost her job for saying the word "vagina" to her eighth grade class, when talking about Georgia O'Keeffe's art..

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Rick Mercer on Newfoundland library cuts

Rick Mercer is very upset that over half of Nfld's libraries will close.

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My sister, my friend

Flora Mesher Riley talks about the song she wrote in memory of her sister Daphne, who was murdered 46 years ago.

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Cartwright library closing

Cartwright is one of three communities in Labrador losing its library. The province is shutting down 54 libraries in total, to save money, Cartwright mayor Dwight Lethbridge says he's angry.

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Chicken Fever

Raising chickens in Labrador isn't a new phenomenon exactly. Just consider the Moravian missionaries tending to their birds. But these days, there's a new generation flocking to it and they're building coops right in their backyards.

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What's the connection between music and outer space?

It's a question the Strataphoria Stringed Quartet based in St. John's asked students in Labrador to consider. The musicians put on several concerts and workshops in schools, including Queen of Peace Middle School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Search continues for missing Natuashish teen

Volunteers, police and search and rescue crews are all searching for 17-year-old Kirby Mistenapeo. He didn't come home on Thursday, and weather is hampering the search. RCMP Cpl. Rick Mills provides an update.

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Rally in the valley

Do What is Right, Not what is easy. That was the message from protesters in Happy Valley-Goose Bay last week. A large group marched from the arena to the office of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs to show their disapproval of the 2016 budget.

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Bye-bye, baby bonus

Jenna Roberts works with pregnant women at the Aboriginal Family Centre and happens to be pregnant herself. She talks about what the loss of the baby bonus will mean for new parents.

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Teaching Wen-Do in Labrador

When you think of self-defense classes, you probably think of martial arts moves but Renee Sharpe says there's a lot more to it than that. Sharpe is a Wen-Do instructor who's been offering classes in Labrador this week.

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Fire destroys L'Anse au Clair town centre

It was the hub of the community, and now it's gone. The AMG Town Centre housed town council offices, a gym, a youth centre and more. Labrador Morning hears from two eye witnesses, and Mayor Nath Moores.

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A step forward for transgender rights in NL

The province has changed rules around gender markers on birth or marriage registration, and no longer requires reassignment surgery. Nik Mesher is a trans man in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He talks about why the change is significant.

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Labrador Grenfell Health outlines cuts

All four health authorities in this province will have to make cuts after last week's budget. Tony Wakeham, President and CEO of Labrador Grenfell Health, talks about what LGH is planning.

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Supreme court decision a win for Labrador: Russell

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously to recognize Metis and non-status Indians under Federal criteria. Todd Russell is president of the NunatuKavut Community Council. He talks about what the ruling means for Labrador.

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Cautious optimism in Labrador West at news of a bidder for Wabush Mines

People in Labrador West are keeping their fingers crossed. They're hoping the sale of Wabush Mines to ERP Compliant Fuels goes through. Ron Barron is a former miner and former mayor. He talks about what it would mean for Wabush.

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A buyer for Wabush Mines?

ERP Compliant Fuels, a mining company based in Virginia has submitted a bid to buy Wabush Mines. ERP co-founder Tom Clarke says the deal could be done before the end of May. He hopes to see Wabush Mines operating again by 2017.

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What's the future of Inuttitut in Nunatsiavut?

Statistics Canada says only 25 per cent of people in Nunatsiavut can speak an aboriginal language. Even students who study the language in grade school struggle to speak it. We speak to three young beneficiaries about the future of Inuttitut.

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Torngat Mountains is the only national park with an all-Inuit staff

Torngat Mountains National Park is over 9,700 square kilometres of beautiful Labrador wilderness, and it's the only national park in Canada staffed entirely by Inuit. Site superintendent Gary Baikie talks to Labrador Morning's Bailey White.

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When the roads are wet, break out the kayak

Big puddles are a sure sign of spring in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, but a father and son are making the best of it. Charlie White recorded a video of his son kayaking down the street.

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Johannes Lampe acclaimed as President-Elect of Nunatsiavut

Johannes Lampe will be sworn in as President of Nunatsivut May 4th. He talks to Labrador Morning about his priorities as president.

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Parents and Players in Natuashish Say They Will Miss Minor Hockey Coach

Minor hockey in Natuashish has been making its mark on the provincial hockey scene. There have been many accomplishments since Juan Strickland came on as technical director of the minor hockey program. But this year's hockey season may be his last.

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#CreateAGoodDay: Air Labrador paints message of hope on new aircraft

The newest addition to the Air Labrador Fleet has an inspirational message painted next to the passenger door. President and CEO explains the significance.

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Jacinda Beals Band debuts new song for CBC Searchlight

The Jacinda Beals Band is one of the big Labrador bands in CBC Music's Searchlight contest. It's a first for them -- taking a shot at a 50-thousand dollar prize and some national TV and radio exposure. Jacinda Beals and Greg Peach join us in the studio.

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Sarah Leo's term as NG president nears end

The Nunatsiavut government will soon have a new president. Only one person entered the race, Nain's Johannes Lampe. Sarah Leo has held the position since 2012. She tells CBC why she decided not to seek re-election.

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Illegal caribou hunt in southern Labrador

Dozens of caribou from the Joir River herd were hunted last week. Environment Minister Perry Trimper says it could mean the end of that herd.

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Labrador Training Centre pool closed -- again

Melville Mantas Swim Team coach Kerry Rideout talks about ongoing pool problems.

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Life after prison: reintegrating high risk offenders into society

Adjusting to life outside of prison is tough, especially for high risk offenders. But there is help. It's called Circles of Support and Accountability. Marty Climenhage is with COSA and he explains what it's all about.

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Has enough money been spent on the TLH?

St. John's councillor Sandy Hickman has apologized saying enough had been spent on the Trans Labrador Highway. For more now we're joined by Cartwright L'anse au Clair MHA Lisa Dempster.

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Help Wanted: convenience store owner looking for staff

The owner of several convenience stores in Happy Valley-Goose Bay says she's desperate for staff. Glenda Thistle says changes need to be made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to help retail businesses.

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Robert Leckie School finally coming down

It's been nearly two decades since students went to class at Robert Leckie, and now, the building is finally coming down. Town councillor Bert Pomeroy explains what's going to happen.

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Yvonne Jones on federal budget 2016

The Liberal government unveiled its first budget yesterday. It includes money for public works project and indigenous communities, but it also comes with a $29.4 billion deficit. Labrador MP Yvonne Jones talks about some of the highlights.

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Another Labrador Winter Games in the books!

The Labrador Winter Games have come and gone. We speak to organizers about the future of the games. Plus, we'll take you to the ever-exciting one-foot high kick.

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Max Winters' legacy lives on at the Labrathon

The Labrathon is one of the most famous events at the Labrador Winter Games. This year's will be the first without Max Winters. But Max's children and friends are keeping his spirit alive through the sport.

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Chantelle Bursey breaks LWG Over-the-Rope record

It was an exciting night at the Northern Games as Labrador City's Chantelle Bursey broke the Over-the-Rope record in the women's division.

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Deantha Edmunds set to premiere song at the Northern Games

Deantha Edmunds has written a brand new songs especially for the Northern Games. She and Karrie Obed will preform it tonight.

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Violence Prevention Labrador shows respect

VPL is handing out purple headbands and buffs in exchange for examples of people showing respect. Lori Dyson and Lisa Davis-Ryland explain how the program works.

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Labrador Winter Games snowshoe races

Emotions ran high at the snowshoe finals in women's 800 metre and men's 1,200 metre races. The Special Olympians also competed in races. And what a finale for both athletes and spectators alike. Labrador Morning reporter John Gaudi was there

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Labrador Winter Games opening ceremonies

Hundreds of athletes and fans filled the E.J. Broomfield Memorial Arena in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for the kick off to the Labrador Winter Games. More than 300 athletes marched onto the arena floor to the cheers of on-lookers at the opening ceremonies.

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Ready, set, go! The Labrador Winter Games are on!

Chair of the Labrador Winter Games Joe Goudie and Games Director Carmen Hancock join us in studio on the first day of competition.

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Update on the Foxtrot Rare Earth Elements Project

Search Minerals' plans for a mine near Port Hope Simpson are another step closer to becoming a reality. The company released an Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment. President Greg Andrews talks to Bailey

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Tony Powell's long road to Cain's Quest

Tony Powell has wanted to enter Cain's Quest for years, but his health held him back. Twelve years ago, doctors told Tony he had six months to live. Now, he's back in shape and this year he finally joined the race.

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Wabush mayor talks about on-the-job stress

Mayor Colin Vardy speaks out about workplace stress after a barrage of nasty comments both in person and online.

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Beatrice Hope tells her story of healing

At an event for International Women's Day, Daughter of Labrador Beatrice Hope tells of how she became the first woman from the North Coast of Labrador to be ordained as a Moravian minister.

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Search continues for axe-wielding robber

The RCMP are still looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Reporter John Gaudi talks to store owner Jason Thistle, and another store owner in the area.

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Woman gives birth without maternity ward staff

When Shannon Abraham gave birth to her daughter at the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, she did it without much help. She explains what happened with the help of Sheshatshiu Chief Eugene Hart, who acts as her interpreter.

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Canada Reads: A conversation with Michael Winter

Listen to the complete conversation with Michael Winter, author of Minister Without Portfolio, recorded live from the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre

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Start your engines -- the race is on!

The racers are ready and in just a few hours Cains Quest begins. Over the next week they'll travel 3,500 km though harsh conditions. Matt talks to the CBC's Lindsay Bird and Cain's Quest's Glen Emberley about the building excitement in Labrador City.

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Clint Davis among 2016 Indspire Award winners

The Indspire awards are given to indigenous people who excel in their fields. Clint Davis, a Nunatsiavut beneficiary, was recognized for his contributions in the world of business and commerce.

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Nain teams make their way to Cain's Quest starting line

Conrad Jenkins of Team 94 and Joey Angnatok of Team 59 chatted with the CBC's Alyson Samson during a pit-stop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay en route to Labrador City.

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Tanya Michelin leaves Happy Valley-Goose Bay council

There will soon be an empty seat around the council table in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Tanya Michelin is stepping down.

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The show must go on, despite funding concerns

Labrador West is hosting the provincial drama festival later this month. But there's concern about funding for the festival. CBC reporter Todd O'Brien dropped by a rehearsal and spoke to director Peter McCormack.

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Nain Celebrates Life

Nain was the place to be over the weekend, as the community hosted the latest Celebrate Life event. Sean Lyall is the minister of culture, recreation, and tourism for the Nunatsiavut government. He gives us a rundown of events.

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Blanket policy of leg shackles, handcuffs in court 'illegal', says Labrador judge

In a recent decision Judge John Joy wrote that a blanket policy of shackling people who are in custody while they appear in court is "illegal" and feeds a "culture of fear". Criminal defense lawyer Mark Grouchy weighs in.

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Shrimp stock decline 'drastic' for coastal Labrador, says fisherman

Dwight Russell of the Labrador Fishermen's Union Shrimp Company talks about the latest numbers from DFO which show a sharp decline in shrimp numbers off southeastern Labrador and Northeastern Newfoundland.

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Girl Guides celebrate World Thinking Day

Happy Valley-Goose Bay's Adrienne Edmunds is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Western Hemisphere committee. She talks to Bailey about World Thinking Day.

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Nunatsiavut President defends dismissal

Sarah Leo explains why she relieved Dan Pottle of his duties as both finance and human resources minister.

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Nunatsiavut Finance Minister kicked out of cabinet

Dan Pottle was removed from Nunatsiavut Government cabinet earlier this week after failing to attend a meeting in person, opting instead to attend by phone. He speaks to Matt McCann.

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Cain's Quest countdown

Cain's Quest is coming up soon, with the most teams registered in the race's history. But the Trail Class, a shorter, non-competitive race, has been cancelled. Director of Race Operations Eldon Wheaton speaks to Matt McCann.

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Labrador's Got Talent!

15-year-old James Earle is will beatbox at the Labrador's Got Talent Show at the College of the North Atlantic. He and one of the show's organizers, Carly Thompson joined us in the studio

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Johannes Lampe talks about Trapped in a Human Zoo

Trapped in a Human Zoo, a documentary about Labrador Inuit brought to Europe and put on display, premiered Thursday night. Nain's Johannes Lampe was a central chararcter in the film. He talks to Matt McCann about the experience.

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