Saturday, September 15, 2012

A simple repast of multi grain pizza dough, fresh basil, spinach, thin slices of ham and pepperoni, red pepper, mushrooms for me and two cheeses. Accompanied by a fresh salad, not a bad way to end a stressful week.

Oh, and the two beers to wash it down help to relax too.

Here is the press release mentioned in previous post, it is still not up on the NG web site but was sent by a friend.
Next on agenda for NG, re vamp your communications department.

September 12, 2012 For Immediate Release 

 Northern Ranger has outlived its usefulness, says Minister First Minister Darryl Shiwak says it’s time for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to decommission the MV Northern Ranger and to immediately start looking for a replacement vessel to serve the long-term needs of northern Labrador. "The Northern Ranger was built more than 30 years ago and has long outlived its usefulness," says Minister Shiwak. "The vessel has been plagued with numerous mechanical problems in recent years and has failed to provide an adequate service to our people and our communities." Minister Shiwak has raised the issue of a replacement vessel with provincial Transportation and Works Minister Tom Hedderson on numerous occasions and was assured that a plan was in the works to improve marine services to northern Labrador communities. "The time has come for action, not for planning," says Minister Shiwak. "Our people and our communities are totally dependent on marine services, especially this time of year when getting necessary supplies for the winter is essential. We have no road links and many people simply cannot afford to pay for air services." Minister Hedderson has publically stated that there are no immediate plans to replace the Ranger, suggesting that repairs will be carried out on the vessel on an as-needed basis. This is totally unacceptable, says Minister Shiwak. "The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador keeps throwing good money after bad," he says. "What we need is a new, modern vessel – one that is capable of serving the long-term needs of northern Labrador. "What we have now is an inadequate freight service and an old and unreliable vessel," adds the Minister. "Our people and our communities deserve better." 

Has the warm trend come to an end?  Time will tell, -1 at the house and +3 official this morning.

Despite the warm temps and wind the colors are appearing on the hills, some brilliant reds up there so fare.


Anonymous said...

Ranger was built less than 30 years ago.

Brian said...

You know that and I know that but the person who wrote the press release and the person who fact checked it don't.
The Ranger has been in service 27 years I believe.