A well-organized rally on Saturday designed to put pressure on the Federal government to keep the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre open has not swayed Federal Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield. Ashfield said Monday the closure, which will see search and rescue services handled out of Halifax and Ontario, is going ahead as planned. “Look, people have the absolute right — we live in a democracy to demonstrate if they’re not happy with decision. In this case we believe that the right decision has been made,” he said. “We don’t believe for one second that we’re putting the safety of mariners at risk. We would never have made that decision if we thought so.” Ashfield said there is nothing anyone can do to change his mind.
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.
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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…