Friday, February 15, 2013

Had a nice Valentines meal with my Valentine at the Atsanik Lodge last evening. Tables all set up nice and decorations on the window, nice quite crowd too (at least until we left).

I had sent a tweet to N L Hydro asking how the replacement new ish engine is coming along. The reply was- Crews are currently on schedule to restore spare generation in the Nain diesel plant next week. ^MK 
 I think the engine block arrived about a week ago so the rebuilding must be in progress. 

We are not the only ones with chronic engine failure issues, Natuashish is another one.

An interesting interview with the N L Hydro spokesperson on the Natuashish issue, Ms King uses the same talking points and the same *we feel your pain* points as she does with all towns facing these break downs.
I agree that the crews are working hard to address the problems, but what Hydro does not seem to get is their failed business plan and failed planing and implementation departments.

Nature in the wild taking place as normal, belugas must not hold the same awe with some as say killer whales, no big hullabaloo with the belugas getting harvested by bears and humans.

This interview with caribou scientists just ads confusion to the stew me thinks, be nice if he just came out and said in plain language what he means without all the waffling around.

Did ya get all than then me oh son? Clear as mud bye. I wonder if that rumor of the Northern Ranger breaking down on way back from Ontario repair job.


Jon Feldgajer said...

Hi Brian, about the caribou scientist interview...

It sounds to me like he's saying an outright ban being forced on all aboriginal groups by the provincial government without consent from communities is a stopgap measure, that will do nothing to manage the herd effectively over the long term. what's need instead is a (co)management plan developed in collaboration with Aboriginal communities. Even though the herd is currently low, a restricted cultural harvest that targets only males could sustainable, and in fact ensure that a cultural link and respect for caribou can be maintained and passed along to future generations especially if it takes decades for the herd to recover.

Brian said...

Thanks for the input Jon. Just speculation on my part but going that route (the correct one IMO) would open up a large *what about me* and anti Aboriginal protest in some parts. Very political indeed.