Round Harbour resident staying put
Lorne Fudge will be staying put at his home in Round Harbour on the Baie Verte Peninsula, despite the community's resettlement.
He has been fighting the provincial government on a number of fronts, ever since the two remaining families in Round Harbour voted to resettle.
The government said he is not considered a full-time resident because he lives most of the year in nearby Harbour Round, so he was not included in the decision.
Fudge maintained that because he has a second home in Round Harbour and his fishing enterprise is in the town, he should have been a part of the resettlement discussions.
When he lost the arguments with government, he took the matter to the Supreme Court.
"A couple days ago, I had a call from my lawyer and he told me that we have won the case about our business there," Fudge said.
"I'm just waiting now to see what we've got to do now."
One of Fudge's major concerns about the town's resettlement was whether or not the road to the community would continue to be maintained.
However, he said that the road has been well kept, despite the fact that the town is now empty, and he has been able to enter the community to fish.
"I've been fishing out of Round Harbour all my life, and that's where we went and fished our cod," Fudge said.
"As long as I’m fishing, I will continue to fish out of Round Harbour."
The other two families – Fudge's mother and uncle – voted to resettle, and received $100,000 for leaving their homes behind.