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Niagara's daring tightrope walkers of the past
That Gloomy Act
I wrote what follows this paragraph a while back, for the National Post, when commenting on the generous response Newfoundlanders in central Newfoundland (Gander, Lewisporte, Gambo) gave to stranded Americans during the days following Sept. 11 2001. Much of what is here underlies the questions asked in the pieces airing on The National on the 20th anniversary of that gloomy act, the moratorium on the Newfoundland cod fishery. So I offer it now...