The provincial government has drawn criticism from all sides after documents came to light which show officials waited four days after the storm to call in federal military assistance. A string of emails and reports indicated that in the days immediately after Igor, the provincial government thought they had a handle on the situation, and federal officials offered assistance multiple times before military personnel were called in. Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O’Brien is defending the government’s response to hurricane Igor, saying it did have a plan for responding to the storm. O’Brien said while the provincial government does not have an overarching emergency management plan in place, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services was tracking the storm for roughly two weeks before it hit. He said as it became clear Igor would hit the province, the plan for responding to it came together. A senior official within the federal Department of Public Safety said as far as people in Ottawa can see, the province handled the Igor response quite well.
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…