Open House with Mark Turner (Audio)

The “Uncommon Bonds” Labrador Inuit and Moravian Missionaries will be holding an open house tomorrow in Nain.

We spoke with Dr. Mark Turner and archivist Paul Poiker from Bethlehem to find out more information about this Open House.

They held the first open house in Happy Valley-Goose Bay yesterday, Thursday May 25.

And right now, they are in Nain to hold the second open house at the Nain Illusuak Centre tomorrow Saturday Mary 27, from 1-3pm.

Then they will travel to Hopedale and Makkovik to continue off with this open house.

Click here to find out more about this open house.

Torngat Youth Leadership Program

The Department of Language, Culture and Tourism are looking for 7 youth to attend the Youth Leadership Program.

This Youth Leadership Program will be held at the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station.

This is open to any youth between the ages of 15-30 years and the aim of the program is for youth representing from Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik, Postville, Rigolet, Upper Lake Melville and the Canadian Constituency.

Applications can be picked up from your community liaison officer or by email to Jillian Mitsuk the Director of Tourism for Nunatsiavut by email at

Deadline to apply is June 6, 2023.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend, Tina Turner Passes Away

Tina Tuner passed away at the age of 83, after battling a long illness.

She has been labeled the “Queen of Rock” and was known for her “larger than life” stage persona, with numerous smash hits, spanning six decades.

Some of her hits include “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “Proud Mary” also “We Don’t Need Another Hero.”

Tina Turner went to St. John’s in 1985, as part of her North American tour, and played to a packed house at the old memorial stadium.

The funeral details for the late Tina Turner are yet to be announced.

WRDC Digital Skills Program

WRDC will be hosting a Digital Skills Program in Nain from May 30 – June 8, 2023.

They are currently looking for women to take part in this program.

To register please contact: Judy Voisey – or Tana Pittman –, or call Judy at (709) 899-1317.

The deadline to register is tomorrow, Friday, May 26, 2023.

Pinnguaq Mokami Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre.

Lab Catering Travelling to Nain

Labrador Catering, in partnership with Vale Inc. will be in Nain Tuesday for a Recruitment Fair.

Tuesday May 30th there will be a Recruitment Fair located at the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies Building from 10a.m to 4p.m.

The available positions they are seeking will be: General Help, Janitor and 2nd cooks positions.

If you or anyone would like any help with any positions listed you can drop by and start the recruitment process.

For more information you can email:

Join them to discuss employment with Voisey’s Bay Mine Site.

NL Report 1 Death

The province of NL reports 1 death due to COVID-19 along with 15 hospitalizations.

The victim was located at the Eastern Health Region, and was over the age of 80.

The new total number of deaths is now 345, in the province of NL, since beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

According to an email from the Department of Health, there were 75 cases of the virus reported in that period.

There should be another update on COVID-19 by end of the week.

Gerald Asivak (Audio)

Gerald Asivak is the Minister of Health and Social Development and the Ordinary Member for Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

We had the privilege to speak with Asivak, with updates on what’s happening in our Inuit communities.

He announced that the daycares will now run year around, in all 5 Inuit communities of Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik and Rigolet.

Click here to hear more from Asivak.

Crab Fishery Update

The Association of Seafood Producers are focused on getting the season started in an orderly manner now that a deal has finally been reached to get the delayed crab fishery underway.

According to VOCM News, A deal was announced last Friday after a 6-week impasse on the price set by the Fish Price Setting Panel. While the price hasn’t moved from the original $1.20 set, the markets have even dropped farther, and a guarantee is in place that the price paid to harvesters won’t decline for the remainder of the fishing season.

The focus is now on getting the season started in an orderly manner. They also need to ensure that they are back in the market with marketing efforts to promote N L’s quality product, because there has been an impact according to Loder. They also need to look at ways to improve the price setting purpose.

Loder says the Premier committed to reviewing the process. If the price setting process is going to work, he believes the panel will have to be binding on both parties.

The FFAW thanks the Premier for the involvement in bringing an end to the lengthy impasse between the Union and the Processors.

The Union will be meeting in Ottawa at a later date to address the EI component.

Municipal Patrol – Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Happy Valley-Goose Bay has a municipal patrol set up to protect kids taking the trail from the high school to Tim Horton’s.

It’s gotten so bad as homes, businesses and cars have been broken into.

Almost every night, some Happy Valley-Goose Bay residents hear screams in the night behind their homes, or have to slam on the brakes when a person jumps out in front of their car.

(NLHC) Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corp helps homeless families in permanent or temporary housing, usually organized by the homeless coalition.

Nunatsiavut Government’s, Michelle Kinney who runs the local Housing Hub agrees, and says, “There are a lot of discussions happening. There’s discussion around a purpose-built facility for Happy Valley-Goose Bay which would offer shelter spaces, individual apartments, board and lodging, bedsitter kind of arrangements, as well as community supports “

If an overflow of over 14 people happens to come for an overnight stay, they are referred to the NLHC emergency housing. They pay to put them in the Labrador Inn which holds 68 rooms at the hotel.

Nain Community Freezer Update

The Nain Community Freezer are now distributing the second round of caribou & musk ox to the community today.

We spoke with Joesph Onalik who is the Research Technician.

He says they received more caribou and musk ox yesterday.

Everyone who received their first batch still can get more on this second batch.

The Nain Community Freezer hours of operation is from 8:30am to 12 noon and again from 1-4:30pm.