Ap­point­ments made to new Labrador Re­gional Ap­peal Board

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Saltwire Wheels -

The provin­cial gov­ern­ment has cre­ated a new Labrador Re­gional Ap­peal Board and ap­pointed to it Karen Old­ford (chair), Ge­orge An­drews, Regi­nald Hutch­ings and Nina Rum­bolt-Pye.

Ap­point­ments were made through the merit-based ap­point­ment process as es­tab­lished through the Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion. The new mem­bers will re­ceive train­ing on re­gional ap­peal board pro­cesses and pro­ce­dures prior to hear­ing ap­peals in the Labrador re­gion.

With the es­tab­lish­ment of the Labrador board, there are now re­gional ap­peal boards in all re­gions of the prov­ince. The func­tion of these boards is to hear ap­peals of mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil de­ci­sions and to de­cide whether de­ci­sions were valid or in­valid as pre­scribed un­der the Ur­ban and Ru­ral Plan­ning Act, 2000.

“I wel­come all mem­bers to the Labrador Re­gional Ap­peal Board and thank them for be­ing a part of the brand new board,” said Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Gra­ham Letto in a news re­lease. “Res­i­dents of Labrador will ben­e­fit from hav­ing their ap­peals heard at home by a lo­cally fo­cused board.

“While the re­gional ap­peal boards are in­de­pen­dent, they play an im­por­tant role in pro­vid­ing res­i­dents and busi­nesses a method of ap­peal­ing de­ci­sions made by lo­cal gov­ern­ments and other en­ti­ties.”

For more in­for­ma­tion

Re­gional Ap­peal Boards look to:

Board mem­bers

• Karen Old­ford (chair) is a res­i­dent of Labrador City and is cur­rently a reg­is­tered nurse with Labrador-Gren­fell Health. Old­ford is also the former pres­i­dent of Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties New­found­land and Labrador and former mayor and deputy mayor of the Town of Labrador City (2009-17). Old­ford was rec­og­nized as a Labradorian of Dis­tinc­tion in 2017.

• Ge­orge An­drews is a res­i­dent of Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay. For the past 35 years, he has been em­ployed by the Cana­dian Coast Guard. Since 1997, An­drews has served as the Of­fi­cer in Charge within the Ma­rine Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Traf­fic Ser­vices pro­gram of the Cana­dian Coast Guard. He is ac­tively in­volved in his com­mu­nity, pre­vi­ously serv­ing as the pres­i­dent of the Ter­ring­ton Con­sumers Co­op­er­a­tive So­ci­ety, trea­surer of the Lake Melville Shrine Club, and coun­cil­lor and deputy mayor of the Town of Happy Val­ley Goose Bay (2003-13).

• Regi­nald Hutch­ings is a res­i­dent of North West River. Hutch­ings has served as an in­spec­tor/fire­fighter for the North West River Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment since 2004, and as an or­ga­nizer for the North West River Beach Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee since 2014. Hutch­ings was also pre­vi­ously a town coun­cil­lor for the Town of North West River.

• Nina Dar­leen Rum­bolt-Pye is a res­i­dent of Mary’s Har­bour. Rum­bolt-Pye is presently a coun­cil­lor on Nu­natukavut’s Gov­ern­ing Coun­cil and direc­tor of the Nu­natukavut Hu­man Re­source and Train­ing Pol­icy Com­mit­tee. She also sits as co-chair on the board of di­rec­tors of Har­bourview Manor and pre­vi­ously acted as the Labrador Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Her­itage Canada’s Cel­e­brate Canada Com­mit­tee. Rum­bolt-Pye served as Mayor of Mary’s Har­bor from 1997-2007.

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