Last Wednesday, after a meeting with heads of government, health officials, police, and even the local fire department, Joe Dicker sat down and wrote a letter asking people to stay out of his town. The AngajukKak (or mayor) of Nain asked that anyone planning on coming to town—which sits on the north coast of Labrador in Nunatsiavut—to please consider the nature of their visit. If it wasn’t absolutely necessary, he asked that they “stay away.” The next day, the Nunatsiavut government issued its own directive, asking that all non-essential travel to and between Labrador’s Inuit communities be cancelled. “Pandemics have had catastrophic impacts in Nunatsiavut in the past, and all efforts must be taken to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus to all Labrador Inuit communities,” the release said. Nunatsiavut is under the same public health emergency as the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador, as officials scramble to…
Jimmy Kimmel deplores “pay-or-die” health care system in U.S., but coverage in Canada lacking, too.
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Unfortunately, for parents with children on the spectrum, in Newfoundland and Labrador your child’s development and future hinge on your ability to foot the bill for help.
Remembering The Waterford, those we have lost, and the tired explanations of the past.
“People Before Profit” speakers say privatization perpetuates inequality, reduces the quality of public services like healthcare and education, eats away at the fabric of our society — and most Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans can’t afford it anyway.
We’re losing young people, our population is aging, and many, including the premier, are concerned about the future of our province. Here’s a look at some numbers and a suggestion on how to address the problem.