Aircraft arranged to deliver freight to Labrador

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To assist with the delivery of groceries and other essential items to coastal communities in Labrador, the Provincial Government advises that the cost of freight will be paid for on Air Labrador’s scheduled freight delivery on Thursday, July 10.

A second aircraft is also being chartered to assist in delivering freight to these communities which are Black Tickle, Rigolet, Postville, Makkovik, Hopedale, Natuashish, and Nain.

This additional air freight service is to provide groceries and other essential items until the MV Astron returns to service. The MV Astron is scheduled to depart Lewisporte for Labrador on Saturday, July 12.

Currently, officials from the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Office are contacting the 16 retailers in the seven coastal communities to advise them of this opportunity. All freight going on these flights must be delivered to Air Labrador Cargo in Happy Valley-Goose Bay by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9.

If retailers have any questions they can contact Jeannine Chaulk at 1-888-435-8111 or 709-896-1780.

Organizations: Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Office

Geographic location: Labrador, Lewisporte, Happy Valley Goose Bay

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Recent comments

  • Debbie Pike
    July 09, 2014 - 09:11

    It's about frigging time.. So disgusted how this took so long!!!!

  • Ernie Ford
    July 09, 2014 - 08:34

    Is this some sort of joke? One charter flight, one day, seven communities. How much food and essential items do they expect to get to the communities with this arrangement? Really hard to believe that an elected official is actually making this kind of decision. Proves that he doesn't care about the people on the Labrador coast.

  • manuel pardy
    July 09, 2014 - 00:35

    This is ridiculous! Labradorians have been at the mercy of an island monopoly on shipment of goods since confederation. Sadly it has been getting worse, particularly in the last few years. Nick McGrath has mishandled the transportation file in Labrador and should be removed from his position as head of that department.

  • Kim Morris
    July 08, 2014 - 14:18

    Now they are expecting that people be thankful because they are doing this "wonderful" gesture.....never mind that it should never have happened! It really annoys me how Labrador has been treated by this is nothing short of ridiculous and would never happen on the island!