Heidi Atter


Heidi Atter is a journalist working in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. She started with CBC Saskatchewan after a successful internship and has a passion for character-driven stories. Heidi moved to Labrador in August, 2021. She has worked as a reporter, web writer, associate producer and show director so far, and has worked in Edmonton, at the Wainwright military base, and in Adazi, Latvia. Story ideas? Email heidi.atter@cbc.ca.

Latest from Heidi Atter

Inuk woman creates language book to showcase fading Inuktitut dialect

The Rigolet Inuktitut dialect doesn't have many fluent speakers remaining but a new resource hopes to help.

Survivor care kits coming to Labrador clinics to help people receiving post-assault care

The kits have basic items like a bottle of water, a pregnancy test, tampons and face wipes.

Despite end of official search for missing fishermen, family says they won't stop looking

Marc Russell and Joey Jenkins were last seen Sept. 17 aboard the Island Lady.

As search expands for missing Labrador fishermen, family and friends hold out hope

The search for two missing fishermen from Mary's Harbour is getting a boost of added resources and technology, as friends and family are holding out hope for their loved ones, now missing for five days.

Northern Labrador search and rescue co-ordinator calls for more radio coverage in mountain region 

An ongoing inquiry into ground search and rescue in Newfoundland and Labrador is putting equipment shortages under the microscope.

Rare caribou coat returned to Innu Nation after being found in freezer across a river

The historic coat wasn't far from the Innu peoples who originally made it. Now it's on display for all to see.

This is what happened during the search for Burton Winters

A timeline of the search has been compiled from documents presented to last week's inquiry into ground search and rescue.

Family of boy who froze to death on sea ice say more resources needed for search and rescue in the North

The family of Burton Winters is calling for more search and rescue resources in the North and for Northern communities to be treated the same as southern Canadian regions. 

Former provincial official apologizes for tone during Burton Winters search

The province also answered questions about its process when a person is reported missing and air services are needed 

Military officer apologizes to family of Labrador teen who froze to death on sea ice

Emotions came to the fore Thursday at N.L.'s search and rescue inquiry, when a military official apologized to the family of Burton Winters.