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Sep 26, 2010 What They'll Leave Behind

What They'll Leave Behind

Imagine leaving your hometown, knowing you'll never live there again.  This is the reality for the residents of Grand Bruit, a tiny isolated outport on Newfoundland's south west coast. People there will permanently relocate this spring.  They'll start new lives in the nearby communities of Burgeo and Port aux Basques.

While they fear losing the unique history of their little outport, they're more afraid of growing old in a remote community at the edge of the ocean. So residents leave willingly, but sadly. Hearts will be heavy as the last ferry pulls away from the wharf. 

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