December Review 2020

The last month of 2020 was a hard year for lot of people and also in a lot of ways everywhere, due the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Dec 2, the birth of Nunatsiavut marked 15 years and the establishment of self – government on Dec 1.

Dec 3, the second round of the COVID-19, Emergency Response Program was completed after a review was done.

The province worked on a plan for when the vaccine would become available, and said it will be different from the flu shots where a large number of doses will be given at once.

Dec 4, the Nain Community Freezer received its first boxes of moose meat and more will to be sent in a later date.

Dec7, the Provincial Government put together a Pfizer vaccine logistic team made up of government officials including Health Minister John Haggie and Chief Medical Officer of Health, Janice Fitzgerald.

Labrador Marine Inc announced the Kamutik W going on its last run up the north coast

A tribute and recognition was announced to a well known Nain elder, Rod Pilgrim.

Dec 11, the Early Childhood Education graduation went ahead in Nain for 8 students.

Nunatsiavut Group of Companies announced that they will match the $54,500 donation the NG is making for food banks and community freezers in Nunatsiavut towns and Upper Lake Melville.

Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative annual fall season meeting went ahead in Goose Bay.

Dec 14, the Santa Claus Parade went ahead in Nain and children were given their Christmas gifts.

Dec 15, the staff of the Labrador Friendship Centre in Goose Bay was given few holiday day offs and the Centre remained closed.

Dec 16, the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived St. John’s.

NL English School District started distributing Chrome book devices to Grades 7-12.

The first ever COVID-19 vaccine shot was given a registered nurse in St. John’s, also to another in Nova Scotia.

Dec 18, with Christmas coming, safety tips were announced where there are many Christmas Lights and decorations are put out in and outside homes.

Makkovik Pantry and Woodbox Committee received donations for food baskets for each household with a $100 food voucher based on family needs.

OKalakatiget Radio aired the first recorded Christmas Greetings from businesses and people to their family and friends.

Dec 21, OK Radio aired the 2nd recorded Christmas Greetings from people to their family and friends.

The stars Jupiter and Saturn aligns tonight with the phenomenon happening mere days before Christmas, it connect to the holiday and scientists believe the Christmas Star seen when Jesus was born. Another great conjunction happens in 2080 if anyone missed this one.

Dec 22, OK Radio aired its third recorded Christmas Greetings from people to their family and friends.

Charges were laid against Correctional Officers in St. John’s.

TRHA construction slowed down with more work to carry out after Christmas Holidays.

Dec 24, due to COVID-19, something so different this year, the virtual Christmas Candle Light Services for Moravian Churches in Nain, Hopedale and Makkovik took place by listening to from their local radio stations.

Dec 29, The Christmas Season this year was very different from the past celebrations that everyone had and that included everywhere, but the Spirit of Christmas was there.

Phase One of NL vaccination plan continues to move forward with first round of the newly approved Moderna COVID-19 expect to arrive this week.

The NHL Board of Governors approved the agreement between the League and NHLPR for a 56 game season for 2020-21, and the season to begin Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021.

Dec 30, NG was looking to purchase wood under the COVID-19 Emergency Heat Subsidy Program.

NG set a closing date for nominations for a Constituency of Canada for Wednesday, Jan 13 and the by-election date set for Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021.

Dec 31, the first shipment of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine expected to arrive Happy Valley-Goose Bay for the 5 Labrador Inuit communities, the residents receive their shots starting the week of Jan 11.

OK Radio continued airing the special Church services throughout Christmas and into the New Year and Nalujuit Day.