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Crab Plant Closing in St. Lewis

People in St. Lewis are still reeling from news that their crab plant is shutting down. Many workers are looking for jobs in nearby Mary’s Harbour or Charlottetown. And the town wants to ask the provincial government for help. But there’s a significant roadblock in the way. In order for the town to apply for government assistance, the company that owns the plant must provide written confirmation that it is being shut down. The town says — so far — no letter has been provided. That’s just one of the issues raised at a weekend public meeting with MHA Yvonne Jones. Joan Jenkins is deputy mayor of St. Lewis. Labrador Morning producer Chris Harbord reached her by phone.

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