Labrador City students get work experience, town gets makeover
Through a summer employment program, a group of students in Labrador City received valuable work experience — and the town received a makeover.
Thirty-two teenagers were hired with the town's parks and recreation department.
The students mowed lawns, laid sod and worked to beautify the town.
Stephen Gidge was one of the students hired, and told CBC the experience gave him a better understanding of what it takes to maintain the town.
"Knowing all the work that goes into just the simple stuff around here, [it] changes your appreciation on everything. You know how much goes into it. You want to keep it maintained," Gidge said.
There is still one final task for the students to complete before they head back to school. The group will help lay down the ice surface at the local arena.