HELP WANTED

A call-out for car­ri­ers

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY TERRY ROBERTS THE COM­PASS

The Com­pass is again ac­tively re­cruit­ing car­ri­ers to de­liver the weekly news­pa­per to homes in the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion re­gion.

Car­ri­ers are needed in the fol­low­ing ar­eas: Clarke’s Beach, Coun­try Road in Bay Roberts, Cupids, Dildo, Heart’s Con­tent, Heart’s De­sire, Job’s Cove, and the south side of Har­bour Grace.

This is a great op­por­tu­nity on many lev­els, for peo­ple of any age. First, there’s the fi­nan­cial re­ward. Car­ri­ers earn money for ev­ery pa­per they sell, plus tips. Also, a points pro­gram re­wards car­ri­ers for at­tract­ing new cus­tomers, and there’s the ben­e­fit of get­ting out and about in your com­mu­nity, meet­ing your neigh­bours and get­ting some ex­er­cise.

And for the next sev­eral weeks, The Com­pass will pay an ex­tra bonus to car­ri­ers for ev­ery new cus­tomer they sign up.

To learn more about be­com­ing a car­rier, call Shelleen at 596-6458 or 786-7077, or email sem­ber­ley@cb­n­com­pass.ca. To see us on­line, visit cb­n­com­pass.ca.

A well-known and well-es­tab­lished busi­ness on Har­vey Street in Har­bour Grace that was dis­lodged by fire on Valen­tine’s Day is ex­pected to be back op­er­a­tion early this week.

The nearly 40-year-old build­ing that was home to Sin­yard’s Phar­macy and Har­bour Grace Med­i­cal Clinic sus­tained se­ri­ous dam­age on Thurs­day, Feb. 14 af­ter a stub­born fire be­lieved to be elec­tri­cal in na­ture broke out in the bow­els of the struc­ture, caus­ing dif­fi­culty for the Habour Grace and Car­bon­ear fire­fight­ers who re­sponded to the in­ci­dent.

The build­ing is owned by Madonna Rose, who is also the owner/phar­ma­cist at Sin­yard’s. She pur­chased the prom­i­nent busi­ness from Rex Sin­yard four years ago fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment. Sin­yard es­tab­lished the busi­ness in the mid1960s.

The med­i­cal clinic is op­er­ated by two well-known doc­tors, Lonz But­ton and Ger­ald Power. Both have been tend­ing to pa­tients in the re­gion for about four decades each.

Af­ter sev­eral days of scram­bling, the busi­ness has tem­po­rar­ily re­lo­cated just a few doors down the street to a build­ing known lo­cally as the old liquor store, at 29-31 Har­vey Street.

The fire is be­lieved to have orig­i­nated in the base­ment of the three­level build­ing, and trav­elled in­side the walls to the main floor, where fire­fight­ers were forced to rip open walls in or­der to ex­tin­guish the hot spots, said Har­bour Grace Fire Chief Ray Verge.

Rose de­tected an un­usual odour at about 8:30 a.m. and quickly evac­u­ated the build­ing. Some eight pa­tients were in the med­i­cal clinic when the evac­u­a­tion was or­dered. There were no in­juries. In short or­der, the build­ing was fill­ing with heat and smoke, and the eight peo­ple who work at the two busi­nesses could only watch in shock as their work­place be­came a fire scene.

The struc­ture was saved, but the in­te­rior was “ru­ined,” po­lice say.

Rose watched with tears in her eyes as smoke poured from the build­ing, but stated de­fi­antly, “We’ll be up and run­ning again in no time.”

The busy street was closed and the nearby Royal Garage ve­hi­cle deal­er­ship was ad­vised to cur­tail busi­ness for the re­main­der of the day.

The sit­u­a­tion had cre­ated a great deal of un­cer­tainty, since the build­ing ac­com­mo­dated the only phar­macy and med­i­cal clinic in the town. Luck­ily, sen­si­tive med­i­cal records and a fully stocked phar­macy were saved.

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Pho­tos by Terry Roberts/the Com­pass

Madonna Rose (cen­tre), phar­ma­cist/owner at Sin­yard’s Phar­macy in Har­bour Grace, is over­come with emo­tion Thurs­day morn­ing as fire­fight­ers at­tempt to get the up­per hand on a fire at her busi­ness. At left is Pauline Hunt, while Lisa Ran­dall is on the right. Both are phar­macy tech­ni­cians at Sin­yard’s.

Har­bour Grace fire­fighter Steven Verge uses an axe to re­move a win­dow in or­der to “vent” the build­ing.

Har­bour Grace fire­fighter Paul Ash (right) is seen emerg­ing from the smoke-filled base­ment of Sin­yard’s Phar­macy.

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