Muskrat Falls Timber, Pilot Scholarship Recipient, and Bodybuilder Tyler Jones
A Pfizer biotech vaccine is coming for children ages five to 11. The clinical trials are 90.7 per cent effective and no serious side effects were found. We hear the announcement from the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald. The dock in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is extra busy this week as timber cut for the Muskrat Falls project is being loaded on a ship headed for Asia. We speak with Greg Penney, the CEO of JP Forestry, for an update on how it's going. Mandy Smith from Makkovik has won $2,000 towards her pilot training. She joins us today to talk about her hopes to one day fly as a pilot throughout Labrador. Memorial University's Vice-President of Advancement and External Relations Lisa Browne joins us to talk about a new study outlining MUN's economic impact on the province. Trail grooming, fingers crossed, will be happening very soon. We speak with Dwight Lethbridge of Gateway Ventures in Cartwright about the new groomer in town that will be keeping skiing and snowmobiling smooth this season. The pandemic highlighted a number of long-standing issues throughout rural Canada. Today we speak with Kyle Rich of Brock University about a report that examines those issues and discuss what may be needed in the future. Finally, we speak with bodybuilder Tyler Jones of Happy Valley-Goose Bay about his big wins at his first two shows, and the discipline the training requires.