Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Randell optimistic she'll get wheelchair accessible van
I have never met the lady in person but have communicated with her on Internet Forums over the years. Hopefully Penny will get her wish.
CORNER BROOK — Pennie Randell spends most of her days inside her home working on her computer.
The Corner Brook woman would love to get out, but can’t.
Randell, who is originally from Bide Arm on the Northern Peninsula, has muscular dystrophy.
She’s lived in the city with her sister Marsha Gillingham and her family for 15 years.
Randell’s confined to a wheelchair and that, combined with a permanent ventilator, makes getting out of the house difficult.
In the summer she’ll spend some time outside with her two nieces, but going out in the yard or on the sidewalk are about as far as she can go.
That’s because Randell has no other means of transportation. Trips to the doctor or hospital for appointments have to be arranged by ambulance.
Randell will soon be 48 and last year Marlene Burton, a high school friend, started a campaign to raise money to buy Randell a wheelchair accessible van. More of the story,click here >>>
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I have made many Springtime trips to Gros Morne Park just to capture a few Moose photos such as the one above. Some mornings I have counted as high as 80 Moose along the roadside from the park entrance to Rock Harbor.I do hope when the Cull starts there that only residents of that area get to benefit from extra permits.
Moose cull set for national parks in N.L.Moose will soon be killed in two national parks in Newfoundland, with officials saying the population of the animals is destroying forests and habitat for other species.
Parks Canada is expected to outline more details on Wednesday of the cull that will be allowed later this year at Gros Morne National Park in western Newfoundland, and Terra Nova National Park in eastern Newfoundland. News Article,click here. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/04/05/moose-cull-parks-canada-406.html
Monday, April 04, 2011
Increased moose licences would threaten industry: outfittersNewfoundland and Labrador outfitters say an increase in moose-hunting licences would be a major setback for the industry.
Ron Hicks, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association, said he’s heard rumours that the provincial government may increase the number of moose licences available for the 2011 season by 5,000 permits over its current level of 28,220, a move that would threaten provincial outfitters, he said.
“It takes away our most competitive advantage, that is a high success rate, the highest in the world, actually,” he said, adding that residents’ success rate is about 70 per cent and non-residents’ success rate is 85 per cent. “That’s pretty much what draws the non-resident hunter to Newfoundland. Newfoundland is not the easiest place to get to; it’s costly to get here. It’s cumbersome to get here, and that’s the one drawing card that we do have.”
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