Heidi Atter

Mobile Journalist

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, 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

Day school survivor hopes to inspire young people to continue their education

One high school student who listened to her speak said she knows she help her community in the future

Northern Joy: Young photographers capture summer in Labrador

This summer CBC teamed Labrador young people up with cameras and guidance to capture what they enjoy. See the results!

Labrador MP says she's asked for fast rescue craft stations to be built along region's coasts

The mother of a man lost at sea last year says there's been too much talk and she's not optimistic action will follow.

'It can't just be an anniversary': Calls for change continue 1 year after fishermen die off Labrador coast

The mother of one of the men who died says she clings to the hope that change may come from their tragedy.

Planting the seed of good: Residential school survivors set to drum in St. John's Heart Garden

The survivors and those affected by the schools in Cartwright learned about the Heart Garden during the Royal visit in May.

Culture camp pilot program immerses youth in Innu culture, traditions

On an island on Kenamu River in central Labrador, 15 young participants were free to run and play and learn on the same land where their ancestors hunted and fished.
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Take a look inside this Cartwright net mender's workshop as he passes on the traditional craft

Josh Burdett is willing to teach net mending to anyone who wants to learn and says there's guaranteed some crazy people like him to take it up.

Solar panels installed in all Nunatsiavut towns as Inuit government eyes energy independence

The regional energy co-ordinator says he's not sure when communities will be off diesel power completely, but it's the goal.

Colours of the past: Heritage Foundation relaunches historic paint palette

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador staff pored over paint ads from the 1800s and 1900s, images and diaries to look at the colours of the past for a new line of paints that aims to recreate the historic look of the province.

Labrador groups disappointed by defence minister's lack of search and rescue commitment

Indigenous groups in Labrador say the federal minister of defense's visit to Happy Valley-Goose Bay was a missed opportunity to discuss the enhancement of search and rescue services in the region. 

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