I have mentioned often the price of fuels, but it was pointed out to me this week that we on the North Coast now have the cheapest fuel prices in the Province. The Avalon has 141.3 for unleaded gas, ours is 140.6.
Stove oil in St. John’s is 123.48, us 109.85. Of course the city price includes delivery, ours is fob the tank farm.
I see in Montreal gas is now 144.00.
As usual any perception of a good thing always comes to an end. Once the tanker arrives with fresh stock our prices will go up like the blazes, it will be a real kick in the arse for sure. But we are used to getting kicked in the arse on a regular basis up here, life goes on.
I wonder how much of the old stock is mixed in with the new stock? Could be quite an extra profit for the operators if it is substantial.
Coincidently: After me mentioning the treatment centre in North West River yesterday low and behold CBC reported last evening that the centre is to be shut down. The report quoted the NG saying there were too many complaints about the programs not helping the people, plus many of the clients had had bad experiences at the boarding school that operated there back in the days before schooling became more community orientated.
Replacement treatment programs have not been identified as yet according to the report. Some alternatives could include land based, and smaller community based programs.
According to the mayor of NWR the announcement of the closure came as a bit of a kick in the arse [my words]. He said that the lose of the jobs along with the closure of the NG health department awhile ago will have a negative impact on the community.
While the impending closure of the treatment center had been known the announcement came as a shock for the community, right out of the blue.
I’m sure most people there would be very upset at that description of the community. Any way it is not an Indian reservation or any other type of reservation. It is just a common little town like may other provincial little towns.
There is a Community with reserve status across the river from NWR called Sheshatshiu.