Thursday, November 17, 2011

CKOK radio will be having an open line show today on the possibility of the Nunatsiavut Government lifting a moratorium on Uranium mining on it's lands.

I sincerely hope there are some differing and Independent views put out there than what the "consultants" gave the public in recent NG community consultations.

A special Committee of the Nunatsiavut government recently completed their consultations on the moratorium currently in place on uranium mining and now we want to hear what you have to say. OKalaKatiget Radio is hosting an open line show to discuss the prospect of uranium development within Labrador Inuit Lands. On Thu...rsday, November 17, 2011, we want to hear from you. What are your thoughts on uranium mining? Would you like to see the green light given to uranium mining within LIL? What do you think the economic benefits of uranium mining? What do you think of the environmental impact of uranium mining? What are your thoughts on the Nunatsiavut government’s consultations? Give us a call at the OKalaKatiget Radio studio at 709-922-2955 on Thursday, November 17, 2011, between 1p.m. and 3.p.m. to share your thoughts with our audience.

The vessel updates on the CAI-Nunatsiavut web site continues to confuse [or is it just me].  These are the latest.for the Astron in the order they appeared. 

Tuesday, November 15th
ETA Hopedale 2:00pm

Tuesday, November 15th
ETA Hopedale 9:00 am

Wednesday, November 16th
ETA Hopedale 12:00 pm

Wednesday, November 16th
ETD Natuashish 6:30 pm
ETA Hopedale 11:00 pm

The first two I think I have a handle on, the Astron was on its way north, left Hopedale for Natuashish [though you could not tell by the updates] and have an ETA back in Hopedale on its way south. 
The second two I just have no idea about. Good thing I have no freight waiting to be shipped, but I sure pity those that do. 

Weather wise we have a snow fall warning issued. I have no trouble with that sure. Despite my taking cautions and wearing ice grippers I came a cropper in a slight icy mound yesterday. Left knee is tingly and ripped my pants in the knee area.  

Cutting it fine: Buddy asked if I would take him and his dog to airstrip for their trip to St. John's leaving around 11. OK says I. 
Little later buddy calls back and says, "plane leaving earlier seeing that some weather is heading this way".
Get down the strip before 10, plane lands not long after, bit of delay with getting the dog out, pilot is very agreeable, except when he says, "lets get a move on the front is coming across the harbor", and it was.
An hour later there is a mini blizzard out there. 


MargaretJ said...

Brian, how big does an item have to be to arrive by ship instead of air into Nain? Appliances and ATVs all have to come by ship, I presume? But how much food comes by air? Thanks. The people there must have to take things in stride, or they'd go insane.

Brian said...

Yep, most larger items are shipped during the summer by boat. Large orders of food are also shipped in containers in summer.
In recent times more and more FOOD items are coming in by air in the winter.
Lack of storage space, taking advantage of the subsidies in place and using this method to avoid interest on loans could all come into play as reasons for this.