Newfoundland and Labrador’s fisheries minister, Clyde Jackman, is vowing to keep up the fight to save the coast guard’s Maritime Rescue Sub-centre in St. John’s. As part of the federal government’s effort to save more than $50 million, search and rescue co-ordination services in St. John’s are being moved to existing Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centres in Halifax and Trenton, Ontario. “These are life safety issues. The people who work in these offices know our coastline. They know what boats are out in the areas. And they know the intimate details of what occurs off our shores,” said Jackman.He is urging the public to take up the fight to reverse the decision.
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…