CarbonearHarbour Grace district to share the wealth
It’s in you to give
It doesn’t hurt your district if your MHA also happens to hold the provincial purse strings.
The people of Carbonear-Harbour Grace found out that last Thursday when their MHA, Jerome Kennedy brought down his first provincial budget as Minister of Finance.
Millions in infrastructure projects, health care equipment investments and education infrastructure is to be spent in the district, according to Budget 2009.
Among the infrastructure projects under health care, some $2 million has been earmarked “to start the redevelopment of the ambulatory care area at the Carbonear General Hospital.”
The budget also included a long-awaited funding announcement to kick-start a long-term care facility to replace the aging Harbour Lodge Nursing Home and Interfaith Citizens Home in Carbonear. $500,000 will go towards site selection for the proposed new long-term care home in Carbonear.
While it’s not known how much it will actually cost to build the facility, a figure of $50 million was used when the project was first talked about a few years ago.
As part of its investments in health care equipment, government plans to spend $326,500 for ultrasound machines in Carbonear and Burin.
Some $ 1.2 million will go
both towns to try to exceed the 159 units collected April 14,1959 to celebrate the 50th anniversary, he suggests.
Back in 1959 the goal was to collect 10,000 units of blood in the province.
This year’s goal for Newfoundland and Labrador is more than double that.
To help meet the 2009 goal of 28,000 units, donors can roll up their sleeves in Carbonear at the Knights of Columbus from 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 7.
The following day another clinic will take place in Bay Roberts from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. at Grace United Church Hall.
FIRST DONORS - This photo was take at the first “out of town” mobile blood donor clinic in Carbonear April 14, 1959. Unfortunately neither The Compass, nor Canadian Blood Services can identify the people in the photo. Perhaps some of our reader can.