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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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'A Better Man'

Attiya Khan tries to create a dialogue between herself and her abuser in the documentary 'A Better Man"

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The motorcycle is yourself

Tim Wilson revisits 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'

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San Francisco's piano van busker

Six years ago Brandy was about to launch his passion project, but an unexpected loss sent him on a downward spiral.

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A man raises $11.7K for Michelle Obama mural he copied

A Chicago man is defending his Michelle Obama mural as found art, but this Ethiopian art student says it originated on her Instagram page.

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Labrador actor on the small screen in Trailer Park Boys

Happy Valley-Goose Bay's own Tom Niles has a small role in the new season of Trailer Park Boys. We reached him in Halifax to find out how he landed the role.

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RCMP in Labrador warn first responders about fentanyl

RCMP first seized fentanyl in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in 2011 and since then there have been a few cases in the area. Now the police force is educating members of the community, including first responders, about the dangers of fentanyl.

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CPAWS sues environment minister over caribou protection

An environmental group is suing Canada's environment minister for what it says is a failure to uphold its responsibilities laid out in the Species at Risk Act.

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Labrador family lobbies government for cochlear implant upgrades for all users

If it wasn't for cochlear implants, Jonathan Buckle's life would be very different. Just like a cell phone or a laptop, after a number of years, the hardware becomes obsolete. So, the Buckle family lobbied provincial government for an upgrade

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The future of dog sledding in Port Hope Simpson

Mushers Dennis Burden and Bill Russell are helping keep dog racing alive on Labrador's south coast while members of the next generation including Burden's daughter, Kendra, question what will happen to the tradition in the future.

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Budget breakdown

CBC's Peter Cowan takes a look at what's in the provincial government. Cabinet minister Perry Trimper talks about the decisions his government made.

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Mud Lake phone woes

Mud Lake landlines were out of service for three days this week, and that's got people there worried about the system's reliability.

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Author Tanya Benoit on her new book

Labrador West author Tanya Benoit describes her writing as a labour of love. For the past 5 years, she's been writing a historical romance series called, Stormy Encounters. Just this week, Benoit released the third book, Caitlyn's Rapture.

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Bell Isle message in a bottle found in Ireland

A message in a bottle tossed from Bell Isle has made it to Ireland in only 9 months. We'll hear about how it happened.

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Extreme Makeover: Emergency Room edition

A team of 29 staff got together in the Labrador Health Centre to do an extreme makeover on the emergency room. The CBC's Bailey White spoke to some of the staff who are trying to cut down on wait times.

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Vegetables and Fruit Campaign

Labrador Grenfell Health kicked off a campaign to promote eating vegetables and fruit with every meal and snack. Grade 3s and parents at Peacock Primary School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay took part in the event.

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Labrador man turned away at US border accuses guard of racial profiling

A Happy Valley-Goose Bay man who was trying to travel to the United States says he was turned away at the border and he believes he was racially profiled. Adeel Khan was born in Pakistan but has lived in Canada since childhood.

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Sheila Watt-Cloutier on The Right to Be Cold

The Right to Be Cold is one of 5 books being considered in this year's edition of Canada Reads. We talk to author Shelia Watt-Cloutier, an Inuk from Kuujjuaq, about climate change as a human rights issue.

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Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club's Irish Challenge

The nordic ski club based just outside Happy Valley-Goose Bay is keeping track of how many kilometres people ski or snowshoe through St. Patrick's Day weekend in hopes of accumulating enough to get to Dublin.

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Hopedale woman says children keep her going after losing leg, fingers to frostbite

In February 2016, Gerri Boase fell asleep outside in a komatik. She lost her fingers and part of her leg to frostbite. Gerri says she's not getting income support beyond the family allowance, so she and her family now rely on community for help

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay mom says daughter isn't getting the help she needs

Christine Saunders Crane is begging for help. Her 9-year-old daughter, Taylor, has been acting out since her father died suddenly back in October. Saunders Crane says her daughter needs professional support.

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Rigolet man has close call with wolf pack

Gudio Rich was out for a ride with his dog team Wednesday night when he realized he was being tailed by a pack of wolves. He tells the story of how he got away.

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Labrador courts under pressure after new trial timelines introduced

Charges against a former RCMP officer accused have been stayed under a new Supreme Court of Canada Ruling about the right to be tried in a reasonable time. We talk about whether other cases in Labrador will meet the same outcome.

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Meet 4 Daughters of the Vote from Labrador

Lianna Rice, McKenzie Hutchings, Deseray Rich and Rachel Watts are taking part in a Daughters of the Vote event at the House of Assembly in St. John's. They talk about why they wanted to go.

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Violence Prevention Labrador reacts to stayed charges against former RCMP officer

Charges against Ian Kaulback, a former mountie who was accused of child luring, have been stayed. Lori Dyson, Chair of Violence Prevention Labrador, reacts.

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North West River heritage fair

The CBC's Jacob Barker checks out some projects at the Lake Melville School heritage fair in North West River.

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A day in the life of Labrador's homeless

Since December, the homeless shelter in Happy Valley-Goose Bay has been giving people a warm place to stay the night. One of them is Jefta Obed, who's been staying there for the past few months. CBC's John Gaudi spent the day with him.

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Vintage snowmobiles on display in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

The Grand River Snowmobile Club hosted an antique show Sunday. Some of the machines were 30, 40, even 50 years old -- and all in working condition.

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The Sixties Scoop in Labrador

Last week an an Ontario judge ruled against the federal government in a lawsuit over the Sixties Scoop. The Scoop happened in Labrador, too. Sheshatshiu Chief Eugene Hart and Social Health Director Jack Penashue discuss.

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Up in the Goose control tower

Labrador Morning reporter John Gaudi brings us a snapshot now of what it's like to work in the control tower some 138 steps above the tarmac at the Goose Bay airport

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Memories of the Kyle

It's been 50 years since the SS Kyle ran aground in Harbour Grace. But the old steam ship still inspires fond memories in many Labradorians. Former CBC host Gordie Rendell came to Happy Valley-Goose Bay on the Kyle in 1949.

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Phil Poirier explains why he sprang into action to save a man he'd never met

Phil Poirier has a friend he's never met in person. Phil lives in Wabush and his friend lives in the US. They play video games online and last week, Phil saved his life.

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The case for a flat earth

Kay Burns is the artist-in-residence at the Labrador Institute this month. Her work explores flat earth thinking. She tells us about a project she's working on in North West River.

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Labrador physician disappointed electoral reform not in new minister's mandate

A new mandate letter issued to Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould says "changing the electoral system will not be in your mandate." Andrew Bresnahan says reform still needs to happen.

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'We stand together': reaction in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to the Quebec mosque shooting

A panel discussion. Adeel Khan and Abida Sharmin are members of Happy Valley-Goose Bay's Muslim community; Archdeacon Nellie Thomas is with St. Andrew's Anglican Church; and Rev. Benjamin Adeniyi with the United Church.

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A heroes' welcome for hockey players in Sheshatshiu

The community of Sheshatshiu threw a party for members of the Sheshatshiu Eagles Bantam and Midget teams. Both won their divisions in a regional tournament the week before. The CBC's Bailey White was there.

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