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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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Recapping the 2017 Oscars

The big winners, the surprising losers and the epic mistakes from the 89th Academy Awards.

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Fight for your rights

Piya Chattopadhyay speaks with people who chose to fight the way things are in media, politics, health, on the streets and in day-to-day life.

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A better way to be angry

Anger isn't an inherently bad thing — it's when anger turns to vengeance that we run into trouble..

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Online sleuth busts half-marathon cheater

A popular runner and fitness writer has been stripped of her second-place medal thanks to the vigilant detective work of an amateur online sleuth.

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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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MHA Lisa Dempster adresses Black Tickle gas situation

The community of Black Tickle is running low on gas. MHA Lisa Dempster discusses what's being done about the situation.

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US Ambassador Heyman and wife, Vicki, say goodbye

With the inauguration of a new president, US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman was relieved of his post and called back to the United states. But the ambassador and his wife, Vicki, didn't want to leave without saying goodbye to their friends in Labrador.

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In Labrador West 35 years ago, a storm like no other

On this day in 1982, thousands were left without power and many had to be evacuated when a monster storm hit western Labrador. We hear tape from the archives and talk to two people who were there.

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A 10 year plan for Labrador West

A pair of municipal plans out of Labrador City and Wabush have been released, and they paint a single vision for the two towns -- including discouraging sprawl, and concentrating growth in each town's centre.

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Larry Jenkins talks about photographing

The Northern Lights are spectacular and Labrador is one of the best places to see them. It's a photographer's dream.... and Larry Jenkins has been living that dream for more than three decades now.

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Update on repairs to the cofferdam at Muskrat Falls

Work continues to repair a cofferdam at the Muskrat Falls site which was leaking this past fall. It's a setback that means workers have to deal with complications because of ice build-up. Nalcor VP Gilbert Bennett gives us an update.

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Landfill controversy in Southern Labrador

The province wants to build one landfill for the entire southern region, but Shane Dumeresque with the Labrador Straits Waste Disposal Committee and Cartwright Mayor Dwight Lethbridge say that won't work.

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Remembering Horace Goudie

One of the few trappers old enough to remember the height of the fur-trading economy, has died. We hear from Horace's brother Joe Goudie, and from the archives, Horace speaking to Definitely Not the Opera's Sook-Yin Lee.

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How to talk about suicide

More and more, experts encourage discussion about suicide, but talking about it in a sensitive way can be challenging. Nathaniel Pollock is a graduate student and researcher at the Labrador Institute. He talks about what's helpful -- and what's harmful.

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Luke, I am your father! Star Wars ice sculptures in Sheshatshiu

Picture this - Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and Darth Vader carved out of ice in Sheshatshiu. Last year, Gabriel Rich created figures from Disney's film Frozen made completely out of ice. This year, he transformed his front yard into a Star Wars scene.

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iNuit Blanche art crawl

In October, the first ever iNuit Blanche, a festival celebrating Inuit art and culture, took place in St. John's. Elizabeth Zarpa was part of the crowd of people taking it in. She's an Inuk law student from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. We tagged along.

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Labrador Coast Guard Radio calling Santa!

Kindergarten kids in Happy Valley-Goose Bay got to tell Santa their wish lists using a Canadian Coast Guard radio. Classes visited the Labrador Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre to get a direct line to the North Pole.

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New flag for NunatuKavut

The NunatuKavut Community Council is looking for feedback on a proposed flag. President Todd Russell tells us about the design.

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Gear's Gains coming to Happy Valley-Goose Bay

It's something people in Happy Valley-Goose Bay have been wanting for years, and a local entrepreneur plans to make it a reality. TJ Gear is the man behind Gear's Gains: a public gym that's going up at the Goose Bay Town Centre.

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Former inmate working at HVGB bakery shines, with support of people around him

Boas Obed has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The 22-year-old, who goes by the nickname A, works at Judy Voisey's bakery in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He is moving on with life with the support of people around him and is excited about the future.

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Update on mental health services in Labrador West

It's been nearly a month since we learned of a spike in suicides in Labrador West. Health Minister John Haggie tells us what's changed since then.

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Makkovik's Mandy Smith learning to fly

Mandy Smith has known for years that she was meant to be a pilot. So when she graduated from JC Erhardt in Makkovik, she set her sights on flight school at the First Nations Technical Institute in Ontario. Over the weekend she took her first solo flight.

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Sophie Rose and Ben Burton give back during Advent

A family in Happy Valley-Goose Bay has ditched the chocolate Advent calendars, opting instead to making giving part of their Christmas countdown.

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Close call for Cartwright Dog

Lona Williams was walking her dog, Jack, outside Cartwright when he got caught in a fox snare. Luckily, some quick-thinking and a pair of cable cutters saved Jack.

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Regan Burden makes the pitch for NL Youth Parliament

Port Hope Simpson's own Regan Burden has been involved with NL Youth Parliament since she was 15. Now she's encouraging other Labradorians to get involved.

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Staying smart on social media

Teens catch on to new apps faster than most adults. The RCMP wants to make sure young people stop and think about what they might be getting themselves into. Police are working on a campaign called Smart Social. Cst. Kelly Pelchat tells us about it.

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ITK's Natan Obed: Time to speak up about child sexual abuse

It's a tough conversation about a topic shrouded in secrecy. ITK president Natan Obed says it's time to start talking about child sexual abuse in Inuit society. Before we hear from him, Beatrice Hope's story of abuse and healing.

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Long-time friends team up for fundraiser in support of the Roland Shears Memorial hamper project

Raymond Godwin, his wife, and a friend have been holding their own fundraiser for the past four years in support of the hamper project. They sell postcards featuring historic pictures of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Raymond explains how the money is spent.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay business' computers infected with ransomware

"Ransomware" is a type of virus that allows hackers to access your computer and essentially hold your files hostage until you pay up. Bernard Bird and his wife own the Birdhouse Garden Market. This week, their computers were attacked.

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Psychiatrist who worked in Labrador says warnings about suicide risk ignored

A psychiatrist who worked in Labrador until 2015 says he predicted a cluster of suicides in Labrador West. Five people have taken their own lives over the past 8 months in that area. Dr. Minal Mistry says, those deaths may have been preventable.

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Labrador City man says he and his wife travelled to Deer Lake for mental health services, mayor reacts

Blair Luther is calling for better mental health services in Labrador West. His wife was involved in a near-fatal accident at IOC and had to travel to Deer Lake to find care. Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford also weighs in.

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Mother of Labrador City man who died by suicide speaks out

The mother of a man who took his own life is speaking out. Elizabeth Rice's son Lorne Winters died in August, after years of struggling with depression. Winters was one of 5 people in Labrador West who've their own lives in the past 8 months.

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Eight Muskrat Falls protesters arrested at court

They were detained by sheriffs while attending a court session to support other demonstrators arrested at the Muskrat Falls site in October. CBC's John Gaudi spoke with Linda Saunders-McLean after she was released.

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