From the vault

Northern Pen - - Focus -

More than 50 stu­dents and 20 teach­ers col­lected some 500 beer cases re­cently to raise funds for Har­riot Cur­tis Col­le­giate. The ef­fort by the St. An­thony high school is part of a grow­ing trend by schools to pro­vide sup­plies that oth­er­wise would not be pos­si­ble. Funds from the beer bot­tle drive will help pur­chase a wrestling mat. Left to right are: Karen Noel, Lisa Pynn and Krista Locke.

As the sign says, “Safety pays,” and it cer­tainly did for mem­bers of the sur­face crew at the New­found­land Zinc Mine at Daniel’s Har­bour. The work­ers, who do car­pen­try work, re­pairs and con­struc­tion, were each awarded a jacket by safety of­fi­cer Len Muise for 200,000 ac­ci­dent-free hours, which equals some 11 years of work. Present at the cer­e­mony were, front row (left to right): Derek Kelly, Gor­man Payne, Char­lie Payne, Carl House, Wal­ter Payne and mine manger Ted He­witt; and back row: Mr. Muise, oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety rep­re­sen­ta­tive Austin Perry, Clary Payne, Har­ley House, Norm Ja­cobs, Isaac Blan­chard and Arnold Guin­chard. Miss­ing from photo is Rod­ney House.

Sea For­est Plantation Co. Ltd. Of St. John’s has be­gun the har­vest­ing process from its two cod farm sites at St. Lu­naire-Gri­quet. Dur­ing a sea­son when the in­shore fish­ery took a turn for the worst, the op­er­a­tion has been a suc­cess, in spite of un­der­uti­liza­tion. Work­ers are scoop­ing farmed fish from a pen into a tub be­fore they’re loaded onto the boat.

Stella Fowler (right) of Cap­stan Is­land gets a hand from Pa­tri­cia Reuser of the Labrador Straits His­tor­i­cal De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion as she dis­plays a mat she hooked for Cana­dian ath­letes at­tend­ing the Olympic Sum­mer Games at Moscow in 1980. Un­for­tu­nately, when Canada boy­cotted those games, Mrs. Fowler had no one to present it to. To­day, how­ever, the mat, which sports the logo of those games, is one of her favourites. Rod Curlew (left) and Bradley Bridger clean cod at the St. Lu­naire farm. They are two of some 20 area res­i­dents who have been em­ployed by Sea For­est Plantation since com­menc­ing op­er­a­tions in the area.

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