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The Canadian government is still supporting the annual Canadian seal hunt, which is more of a seal slaughter. All Canadians are forced to pay our tax money to support the seal hunt, which would never have survived this far without the largess of the Canadian government.
By now the seal hunt is a huge waste of tax revenue that could be better spent elsewhere, and improve Canada's reputation world-wide. Canadians have shown in many surveys that they're against the seal hunt, and they won't tolerate it much longer.
For an update on this year's Canadian seal hunt, the Canadian Humane Society has stated seal hunt has killed over 59,456 harp seals in the 2013 seal hunt, without any quota limit given from the government.
Min Terry French, Newfoundland & Labrador Dept of Tourism, Culture and Recreation:
Phone: 709-729-0862; Fax: 709-729-0870
In 2014, the current 2004 Health Accord -- the deal that sets funding and healthcare service delivery agreements between the federal, provincial and territorial governments -- will expire and must be renegotiated. This is a unique opportunity to improve health and health care for all Canadians.
The renewed 2014 Health Accord must be a joint initiative between all provincial, territorial and federal governments and must include key provisions in order to improve the accessibility, equity, comprehensiveness and sustainability of our health system. Among these provisions is the need for action on primary health care across Canada, including increased access to Community Health Centres in Newfoundland and Labrador, and across Canada.
The town of Torbay is a beautiful place to live and raise a family. One major turn off from this town is the speed in which the traffic travels and there are congested intersections that are extremely difficult to get out of in a timely manner.
The intersection of Torbay Road, Marine Drive and Convent Lane being one of them. During times of high traffic it can be very hard to exit in either direction to make a left hand turn onto Torbay road from Marine Drive or Convent Lane due to the fact that you can not see very far in either direction. You have a blind hill on one side and a blind turn on the other side.
In my opinion this is quite hazardous. Not to mention that there is not one but two schools less than a half of a kilometre from this intersection and the school buses drivers use this to exit onto the main drag to return their precious passengers home at he end of the school day. The speed of the traffic and inability to see the vehicles coming is dangerous for those children who are walking home and need to cross Torbay Road. Although there is a flashing yellow light, it isn't enough.
So before something tragic happens, I am suggesting that a four-way traffic light be placed at the intersection of Torbay Road, Marine Drive and Convent Lane.
In March of 2011 a St. John's (NL) City Councilor introduced a motion calling for a full review of City Council.
It was requested to have a full review conducted of Council including but not limited to:
- Responsibilities, and
This motion was rejected in a 9 to 1 vote. A truly accountable Council with the best interests of the people in mind would have nothing to hide, and would welcome a review to show areas where improvements could be made, or operations made more efficient.
A u-Vint or Ferment on Premise is a retail location that rents equipment and space which allows winemakers to make wine on the retail store's location. This is beneficial for apartment dwellers and people such as the elderly who find it difficult to lift heavy buckets and carboys.
U-Vints are popular in other provinces such as British Columbia and Ontario, with laws and regulations to over see them.
Each year universities such as Memorial University of Newfoundland hold Spring and Fall Convocations. While convocation can be an enjoyable time for students and family to gather during this ceremony it poses an inconvenience for students completing their degrees at the end of the Fall semester (December).
Students who may have met all the academic requirements and paid all outstanding fees still have to wait until Spring Convocation (Approximately 5 months) to receive their parchment.
According to Memorial University Regulations, section 49 of the Memorial University Act:
"The Chancellor shall be the Chairperson of Convocation and all degrees shall be conferred by him or her."
Basically put, you have to wait until the university's Chancellor give you your parchment.
However, students seeking employment and wishing to go overseas often require an original degree as a requirement of their employer or the foreign government.
Some universities agree to give you a "Pre-convocation Diploma" which is basically a parchment much the same as a degree to take the place of your actual degree, pending convocation.
If any university is going to go through the trouble of creating a "Pre-convocation" diploma then why can't they simple give students their degrees in advance of convocation?
If students have met completed the academic requirements for their degree and paid all fees associated with their education they have aright to receive their degree without delay.
As a representative from Memorial University's Registrar's Office stated in a recent email (December 8, 2010 2:50 PM), paraphrasing:
"it is my view that the process of conferring degrees at Memorial is not a regulation but stems from a longstanding practice or custom in place at universities generally"
Not a regulation but a tradition, and one that needs to change!
I for one am tired of people that live in other parts of the world telling us that our seal hunt is cruel and unnecessary.
I am tired of all the animal rights groups spreading lies and making doctored video's and pictures to help spread those lies.
I for one is going to stand up and say NO you will not do this to my country. I want the seal hunt to continue and so do many other Canadians.
Sign my petition and tell the world you want it to continue too.
We insist the application for the Exploits River Gravel/Sand Quarry (Registration #1477) submitted by Penney Paving Ltd. be refused.
This operation will destroy the viability of the Exploits River from Badger to Grand Falls as a tourist attraction. The operation of a gravel pit in the proposed location will force the immediate shut down of Red Indian Adventures (O/A Riverfront Chalets & Rafting Newfoundland), a luxury accommodation and river rafting company that has been operating on the river for 13 years.
The irreversible damage to the environment and the noise produced by the gravel crusher will prevent future tourism businesses from operating on the river, thus destroying the public's access to the greatest river in Newfoundland.
Eco-terrorism is defined by the FBI'S Domestic Terrorism Section as "the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against innocent victims or property by an environmentally-oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons. The Sea Sheppard Society Clearly falls into this category and in the past, has used fear, violence and intimidation to achieve their goals.
This group, on many occasions, has rammed, sunk, and illegally boarded other vessels. Their Leader, Paul Watson, Has been charged with attempted murder in Cuba (fled and escaped the Cuban coast guard) and has spent time in prisons for violent acts in both Canada and the Netherlands.
Most recently, During the annual seal hunt, The Sea Sheppard Society Has broken Canadian law by coming too close to hunting activities, and is tying up the services of the Canadian Coast Guard on a daily basis.
Hi. I am a newfoundland nationalist who believes newfoundland should seperate from canada and become it's own country. If you feel the same as myself that newfoundland would be better off as an independant nation than remain part of canada then please sign this page so i can get some idea of how much support is out there for our cause.
Hi i am a newfoundland nationalist who wants a return to responsible government in newfoundland as existed before confederation. If you are a newfoundland seperatist please sign this page so i can get some idea of how much support there is for newfoundland independence. Also say why you feel that newfoundland would be better off as an independent country than remain a province of Canada.
Disabled persons in Newfoundland & Labrador have come under recent attack via Health and Community Services, whereby long term established care has been tested and tried by appointed Community Health Boards which lack educated and experienced personnel in being able to make proper judgment calls in often life threatening medical situations.
These boards are without specific direction or education on the need of individual clients and situations have arisen where disabled individuals have been left helpless and alone to provide for themselves.
Assessments previously conducted on clients with programs and services in effect as a result of these assessments have in many cases been privy to the discretion of front line workers, whereby irrational decisions have been made, and negatively affecting client services. Clients with sever and life altering disabilities are now being placed in unfair predicaments and many are taking ill.
Hospitalization of various individuals with severe disability requires specifically trained and experienced individuals to care for the patient. In all cases if this is a requirement of clients under the umbrella of Health and Community Services, then funding is channeled to the client for the purpose of employing these client supports. If however a client is hospitalized for more than 72 hours he/she will lose both funding and supportive service of the employee. This often puts grave detriment on the patient as most hospital staff are generally trained and have no experience in disease specific disability.
Persons with such osteo disease are now at severe risk of injury. This has to change.