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episodes: February 2011 Archives

Premier Kathy Dunderdale - The Lower Churchill Benefits for Labrador

Posted by Tony Dawson

Kathy Dunderdale.jpgPremier Kathy Dunderdale Premier Kathy Dunderdale spoke at a luncheon for the Combined Council meetings in Happy Valley Goose Bay on Friday. Her speech focused on the Northern Strategic Plan and Muskrat Falls and the great things happening for people living in Labrador. However, her speech didn’t touch on many of the worries council members brought up at meetings earlier that same day. Things like the long term benefits of Muskrat Fall, job security and electricity rates… Reporter Colleen Connors spoke with Premier Kathy Dunderdale after her speech.

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Yvonne Jones on the Province's report on the Fishing Industry ...

Posted by Tony Dawson

Yvonne Jones Feb 2011.jpgYvonne Jones There is plenty of reaction to the report on the fishery that was released on Friday. The document was prepared for a gov’t, union and industry steering committee. It recommended big reductions in the inshore fleet. And a 30 per cent reduction in crab and shrimp plants. The biggest cuts would be along the northern coast and southern Labrador. But the Minister of Fisheries says he’s not endorsing the reccomendations. Clyde Jackman says the downsizing will cost the province $450 million dollars. Opposition Leader, Yvonne Jones says Government needs to do better with restructuring the industry. Reporter Tara McLean caght up with her during the Combined Council Meetings in Happy Valley - Goose Bay on Friday.

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Problems recruiting for Air Ambulance in Labrador?

Posted by Tony Dawson

jerome-kennedy.jpgJerome Kennedy

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The jobs are there..but no one is applying. Six nurses and six paramedics are needed in Happy Valley - Goose Bay for the Air Ambulance Program. The teams would provide direct care to patients travelling on the air ambulance. Right now, if there is an emergency, a team from St. John's has to come to Happy Valley Goose Bay to fly with the patient. The twelve jobs have been posted in the past, but, with the exception of one, the positions have not been filled. Reporter Colleen Connors caught up with Minster of Health Jerome Kennedy to ask him more about the Air Ambulance Team.

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