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Advertiser: Aquaculture industry continues to modernize

Friday, August 29, 2014

 The aquaculture industry in the Coast of Bays continues to grow and modernize. This trend is very important as the industry continues to produce sustainable high-quality products that have to compete with other aquaculture producing areas in the world. In order to help continue the modernization on the industry the provincial government recently provided about $80,000 to implement a software-based Sea Lice Decision Support System within the province.

This Internet-based software monitoring system is another important tool in the management of sea lice. It means the industry will now have a far greater capacity to monitor and mitigate the impact of sea lice as this powerful tool will be used to monitor their prevalence and in evaluating control programs.

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The Telegram: St. John’s floated for new offshore supply base

Friday, August 29, 2014

 A Norwegian company specializing in offshore supply base and support operations is considering establishing a new marine base in St. John’s. Norsea Group maintains nine supply bases along the Norwegian coastline, one in Denmark, one in Holland and has a presence in four Scottish ports, pressing aggressively into the United Kingdom over the past year, with a takeover of the supply base and logistics company Danbor. On Wednesday, at the Offshore Northern Seas oil and gas conference in Stavanger, Norway, the company’s director of international and project operations, Knut Magne Johannesen, is scheduled to give a presentation on: “(A) new ‘one stop shop’ logistic hub in St. John’s.”

 

NorSea is not currently operating in Newfoundland and Labrador. “Norsea Group are currently exploring business opportunities outside of Norway as a part of our expansion strategy,” Johannesen stated, in an emailed response to questions.

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VOCM: Scholarship for Aboriginal Women Created in Loretta Saunders' Name

Friday, August 29, 2014

 A scholarship fund has been created in memory of a Labrador woman who was murdered in February. Loretta Saunders, an Inuk woman, studying in Halifax disappeared February 13th, her body was found in a wooded area off the TCH in New Brunswick nearly two weeks later. Darryl Leroux, co-founder of the fund and assistant professor at St. Mary's University, was Saunders' faculty adviser on her honours thesis. Leroux says Saunders was incredibly devoted to her studies and they wanted to create a memorial that would reflect that.

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The Telegram: New challenges await RNC graduates

Friday, August 29, 2014

 The evidence of hard work was in plain sight for those who gathered at Field House in St. John's Saturday afternoon to watch 12 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians become fully-fledged police constables. A large video screen showed them scaling the steep steps beside Mile One Centre in St. John’s, hiking with heavy loads, rappelling over a cliff, working out, practising combat moves, cuffing techniques and snowshoeing in blizzard-like conditions.

Images of the young officers in the classroom were less dramatic by comparison, but offered further insight into what it takes to go from being a civilian to a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. “We quickly learned that there are many things we’ve never done before,” said Const. Stephanie Pelley of St. John’s, one of the 12 young officers who took part in Saturday’s graduation ceremony. This year’s graduating class from Memorial University’s one-year police studies program is the 10th, resulting in 223 trained officers. Const. Karen Reynolds, who served as the master of ceremonies for Saturday’s event, was one of the 28 original graduates from 2005.

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CONA: Powerline graduate experiencing many firsts during apprenticeship

Friday, August 29, 2014

 As alumni speaker for College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) graduation ceremonies for Happy Valley-Goose Bay campus earlier this year, Marilyn Michelin, a foster mom of two, spoke with pride of how she achieved the extraordinary feat of being among the first Powerline Technician graduates from that campus to be hired by Nalcor. Her journey started with the Introduction to Electrical Trades program; a joint venture between CNA and the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership, which gave students exposure to four components: millwright, electrician, power systems operator and powerline technician.

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