The scraping of skate blades on ice cuts through the stillness on a winter afternoon in Little Bay Islands, an island town 553 kilometres northwest of St. John's. It's because Mike Parsons and his wife, Georgina, have cleared a skating loop on the harbour. While the 51-year-old Parsons grew up in this picturesque outport, he moved to Ontario to work in the software industry. But he and Georgina, 43, have moved back to retire here — at precisely the time that everyone else is getting set to leave.
Husky Energy decided not to disconnect the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) when an iceberg drifted too close to it last March for financial reasons, according to records obtained by CBC News. Eighty-four people on board were ordered to muster and to brace for impact on March 29, 2017, according to Scott Tessier, head of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), the regulatory body for the offshore oil industry.
The whistle that sounds at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper at 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. bookends the workday at the mill with comforting regularity. When the familiar sound suddenly vanished a few years back, people complained that they missed it and wanted it back. As it turned out, the interruption was simply to allow repairs to the roof, and the whistle resumed after a couple of months.
The context this story has been missing is Indian PM Modi, who rose to power advocating a right-wing doctrine of Hindu racial purity and supremacy, and whose campaign in 2014 reopened the 1984 wound for political gain: @NatObserverhttp://tinyurl.com/yaz4p3l6 via @NatObserver
“I escaped from these people two years ago, but I still feel captured,”: one of about 1200 Yazidi victims of ISIS who’ve been given shelter in Canada. Gripping and disturbing read from @nytimeshttp://bit.ly/2FGCKop
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