More Health Care Concerns, COVID Precautions in Lab West, and Sledge Hockey

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The 23rd Canadian Census rolled out across the country this week. We talk about why this demographic tool is vital to knowing how and where resources should be allocated in Canada. Murtaza Haider joins us. We hear about a Virtual Science Rendezvous being hosted by the College of the North Atlantic in Labrador West. Instructor Gurinder Kaur and student Sam Benson joins us. We hear from Peter Penashue about how his grandson was transported from Sheshatshiu to Happy Valley-Goose Bay in his mother's vehicle instead of an ambulance. We also hear reaction to this story from Torngat Mountains MHA Lela Evans and Labrador Grenfell Health CEO Heather Brown. The United Steelworkers union in Labrador West is urging members to remain calm and vigilant as precautions are being taken around a possible case of COVID-19. The president of Local 5795 Mike Furlong joins us. Ice Forecaster Doug Leonard from Environment and Climate Change Canada will join us to talk about present conditions on the coast, following a weird winter season. Finally, two men from Sweden designed the sledge in the 1960s because they wanted to play hockey despite their physical disabilities, now Labrador West is gaining interest in the sport. Evelyn Ryan from the Town of Labrador City joins us to talk about it.

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