CBC Radio's Labrador Morning keeps people informed about what's happening around them. Labradorians hear about it first on Labrador Morning.
Cell Coverage Expansion, Convocation In Labrador, and Thin Sea Ice
We meet an inventor who has created a device to reach super speeds while he's skating: a jetpack. Cell coverage is continuing its way along the south coast of Labrador and residents of Forteau are next in line. We hear from a man that works in the community and can't wait to be able to make full use of his cellphone. We check in with a fairly new construction company to see how they are surviving the pandemic. The ice coming down from the Arctic is being affected by the warmer temperatures along Labrador's coast. We hear from Environment Canada. We hear from a plant manager in Nain who would like to see more research on the commercial char fishery in Labrador. More than a week into 2021, the first baby in Labrador West was born. Hear from first-time mother Nafisah Ali about raising her daughter in the middle of a pandemic. Memorial University is hosting a special convocation in Labrador Thursday. We speak with the president on the upcoming event. We speak with Heather Scoffield about what effect cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline permit could have on Canada-US relations under the Biden administration.
Air transportation in Labrador West, residents of personal care home get Moderna vaccine, and navigating Labrador sea ice this winter
On today's show, we bring you details from a behind-the-scenes dispute over whether or not the province should pay legal fees for the 10 correctional officers charged in Jonathan Henoche's death. Bad news regarding air transportation has plagued Labrador since the start of the pandemic...but there may be some good news for those living in Lab West. We speak to a board delegate of TREQ Coop about a new air service. As Covid cases spike in many parts of the country, there's a growing sense of urgency about the vaccine roll-out. For the latest details on that...we talk with Ian Culbert, Executive Director of the Canadian Public Health Association. We check in with two residents of a personal care home in Mary's Harbour, who received the first dose of Moderna vaccine. The winter is taking its time to freeze over the sea ice, and for some Labradorians on the coast, it means learning new ways to navigate the land.
Rare Bird Sightings, Snowmobile Trail Update, and Podcast about Danny Gaulton
For Canadians, PPE has played a big part in keeping us safe during this pandemic. But as a new Marketplace investigation reveals the people making this equipment are often working in questionable conditions. We speak with an expert about a new report that shows over a third of Canadians are concerned about the mental health of a co-worker. We're starting a weekly snowmobile trail segment on the show. We kick things off with a chat about trails in Labrador West. It's been 23 years since Danny Gaulton, a former Labrador City resident went missing, but his family is not giving up. Hear more on a new podcast that shines a light on what happened more than two decades ago. It's been more than five years since the Liberals announced it would begin an inquiry into ground search and rescue following the tragic death of Burton Winters. We hear an excerpt from yesterday's inquiry launch. TV watcher and movie buff Wayne Walsh is back to tell us his thoughts on the movie Blended and the show Bridgerton. What do a common shelduck and winter mockingbird have in common? Well, they are both rare to Labrador, but there have been spottings of each here this winter. We speak with local birdwatchers about the finds. After more than five years since the arrests, a court case in Happy Valley Goose Bay clued up last week with three hunters from Quebec being fined. We catch up with Joanna Barker and Matt Barrett who are co-hosting this month's episode of First Light Fridays, a show exploring what it means to be Indigenous in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Loss of Al Durno, Dog Attacks in Natuashish, and Torngat Moose Monitoring Program
Members of an event venue in Labrador City are doing everything they can to keep the doors open, we hear from a member on that issue. We have a discussion about body-worn cameras for police officers, and the national rollout plan for these cameras this summer. Who's paying the legal fees for 10 correctional officers accused in Jonathan Henoche's death? CBC's Ryan Cooke is here to tell us what we know, and what we don't. We hear a harrowing account of a woman attacked by a pack of dogs in her community of Natuashish and why she's scared for everyone's safety. Air Canada's decision to cancel the route between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Halifax will have an effect on local business. We chat with the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce about that. Todd Russell, the president of NunatuKavut, joins us to talk about the extension of two pilot programs begun by the NunatuKavut Community Council. Al Durno and Leo Abbass worked closely together as town manager and mayor. We chat with the former mayor following the passing of Mr. Durno this week. We bring you a short clip of the health minister talking about the self-isolation of Quebec workers at the provincial covid briefing. Finally, we get details about the Torngat Wildlife, Plants and Fisheries Secretariat's moose monitoring program, and how you can get involved.
Air Canada Route Cancellation, Labrador Away, and Makkovik's Polar Bear Vandal
Two businesses in Labrador City are merging to offer more mental health services to the region, we get the details on that. A water tank issue has caused a temporary closure at St. Peter's School in Black Tickle. We hear what the school district is doing to solve the problem. Air travel to and from Happy Valley-Goose Bay has taken another hit, as Air Canada has discontinued its regular flight to and from Halifax. We hear from mayor Wally Anderson. Innu Nation stopped a flight of workers from Quebec from coming to Labrador. We speak with Chief Eugene Hart about the reasons why. Worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is an issue in many industries. We speak with an expert about how business and individuals are dealing with it. We bring you the voice of a Labradorian who's moved away, but whose heart still beats to the rhythm of the Big Land. Today we hear from Jeanien Bell, originally for North West River but now living in Calgary. A number of people in Makkovik have received damage to their cabins, and now it looks as if they've found the surprising culprit who did it: a polar bear. We talk to those on the scene about the status of the bear. Finally, we speak with Chris Ball and Matthew Barrett about what's coming up on stage in Labrador West and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Vaccine Rollout Continues, Cartwright Weather Woes, and Ralph the Bipedal Dog
A St. John's doctor claims he was defamed by the province's health minister, Mark Quinn has the details. We talk to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association about the curfew that was put in place this weekend in Quebec. It's aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, but the CCLA has concerns. Lindsay Bird joins us to talk about how a school on the south coast of Newfoundland has integrated daycare into the school system. CBC's Elyn Jones speaks with Cameron Eckert, a director with the Yukon Bird Club, on the sighting of a rare bird in the Yukon, and Tony Chubbs from Happy Valley-Goose Bay gives us an update on rare bird sightings in Labrador. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout continued yesterday in Labrador. We hear some reactions on that and hear from some people who got the shot. The weather has been strange this winter on the coast of Labrador, and Cartwright has been feeling the brunt of it. We talk with the mayor to get an update. We speak with the owner of Ralph the miniature Schnauzer, a dog from Labrador City getting famous for walking on two legs. It's been almost one week since the deadly attack on the United States Capitol. We check in with our political watcher Heather Scoffield of the Toronto Star to look at how the politics of that attack are spilling over into Canada.
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