From the vault
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.