Year End Review for August

Here is the year end review for August:

On August 3rd, the Labrador Friendship received funds from the Provincial and Federal Governments of a total of $1.2 million to rebuild the Aboriginal Family Centre building on 38 Grenfell Street in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Also, a virtual Annual General Meeting took place from the Convention Centre in St. John’s to find out who will be the next leader of the Liberal Party; the two candidates, Andrew Furey and John Abbott have had a unique race as they altered their campaigns amidst the pandemic.

August 5, the Minister responsible for wildlife was considering a pilot project to donation of wild food for food banks.

August 6, the Nain Fish plant had a total of 21,099 pounds of char landed and 16,300 pounds of green scallops, and 589 pounds of meats with 32 plant workers employed.

Alfred Chaulk became the new Production Manager for the Makkovik Fish plant this summer and said the plant landed a total of 218,733 pounds of crab.

Also, the Federal Government changed some of the guidelines for Employment Insurance with a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1 per cent will be applied temporarily for all EI economic regions across Canada.

Also, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced an additional $305 million to support Indigenous Peoples during the COVID-19 pandemic, through the Indigenous Community Support Fund.

August 14, the CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Tony Stack announced that students, parents, and teachers had to wait even longer. For the back-to-school plan.

The George Lane Dart Tournament was held the weekend of August 14th in Hopedale.

August 19, Andrew Furey was sworn in as the 14th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Effective August 24th, gatherings by a “recognized business or organization” may allow up to 100 people — up from 50 — inside a venue for social gatherings such as weddings, funerals and concerts if it’s still less than 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity. Outdoor gatherings will also be capped at 100 people.

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