Leslie Amminson

CBC News

Leslie Amminson is a journalist working with CBC's bureau in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and reports for Labrador Morning.

Latest from Leslie Amminson

Frustrated, exhausted residents call for action on flooded homes in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Residents in areas of Happy Valley-Goose Bay are calling on the town to speed up its response to groundwater flooding that's left them financially and emotionally exhausted.

Sexual assault victims' advocate welcomes expansion of specialized nurse training to Labrador

Deirdre Connolly says the plan to offer training in the region is an 'awesome start' but she would like to see more details.

Counselling programs for men could help lower rates of gender-based violence, advocates say

To lower Labrador’s rates of gender-based violence, advocates want community programming that gets to the root of the issue — and that includes better support for men.

She survived a stunning tragedy. This advocate's answer to family violence is to get to its roots

Becky Michelin was just shy of four years old when her parents were killed in a 1993 murder-suicide in Rigolet. A passionate advocate for safer homes for families in Labrador, she says the work need to be done is formidable. "We need to heal generations of people for this to work," she says.
Atlantic Voice

Coming Home: The fight for Black hair care in Nova Scotia

Samantha Dixon Slawter owns Styles By SD, a hair salon in Dartmouth, N.S. On top of being a hairdresser and business owner, she describes herself as a "Black beauty advocate."