600 towns settled. 600 towns abandoned.
Recycling stats are in, city says they’re good news
Martin tells more about his TMIPIN series, and asks for interviewee suggestions
We should have learned our lesson from the cod collapse… but we never learn. We really don’t.
The body of Nelson Crane, a man from Pine’s Cove in northern Newfoundland, was found on Saturday afternoon. The RCMP say the 56-year-old was reported missing last Thursday after he had gone out snowmobiling near his home and had not returned. He was last seen leaving a store in Green Island Cove on his snowmobile at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Saturday morning, searchers found Crane’s snowmobile about a kilometre from his hometown. Later in the day, they discovered his body about five kilometres away, near Sandy Cove. Police said foul play was not suspected but alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the ordeal. An autopsy will take place in St. Anthony.
Megan Coles takes a look at who’s playing this weekend and what their story is – in this second installment, she chats with The Subtitles
Our province’s credit rating has just jumped to its highest-ever position: A-plus. This was announced yesterday by a bond-rating agency with a great name: Standard and Poor’s Rating Services. They say our new grade is due to our improved economic standing, declining debt burden and strong liquidity position. They also note the impact oil, nickel and Lower Churchill power developments will likely have on our local job market. It’s like we all just got a big gold star on our report card. This credit rating is better than gold stars though, it is a key factor in our province’s ability to borrow at favourable interest rates and attract investment in bonds.
Our provincial government plans to track the migration patterns of the south coast caribou herds until the end of the month. The census has begun west of the Bay d’Espoir Highway and south of the Trans Canada Highway. Herds included in the count are those in Pot Hill, Gaff Topsails, Grey River, Buchans and La Poile. “Caribou are an important resource to the people of this province from a recreational, social and economic point of view,” said Environment Minister Ross Wiseman. “We are committed to prudent and science-based sustainable management of our caribou herds, and population data is a very critical component of this management.” To study the animals, researchers will be marking some of them with bright red paint (which will eventually disappear as the caribou shed their coats). They will then be tracking and counting them in small planes.
Did it ever occur to whoever coined the three Rs that before we think about reusing, maybe we should think about using?