Still in the early goings of the Federal election campaign this Spring, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale was quick to officially endorse Stephen Harper as her pick for Prime Minister – but that support hasn’t paid off in helping Dunderdale in her bid to convince the Harper government not to close the Marine Rescue sub-Centre in St. John’s. A conversation between the leaders yesterday didn’t change a thing; a spokesperson for Harper said closing the centre is an ‘operationally sound decision’ that’s ‘fiscally responsible.’ The Prime Minister’s office maintains that all operations will continue as normal with respect to Search and Rescue in the region, and the only thing that will change is where the distress calls will be addressed from. Dunderdale is set to speak about the Federal government’s firm stance on the issue this morning.
CBC Radio interviews Indy editor Hans Rollmann
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
Rollmann's recent column "Owning up to a Big problem" struck a chord with many in Labrador, and on the island as well.
CO2 levels rise to unprecedented highs in human history
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 4, 2013 July 15, 2022
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a concentration of 400 parts per million in early May. But the mainstream…
Penashue dodges CBC reporter’s question … again
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● April 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
On March 5 CBC reporter Peter Cowan asked former Labrador MP Peter Penashue how donation errors were made in his 2011 campaign. Penashue dodged the…