• Governing by example

    Governing by example0

    By Glenda McCarthy The Miawpukek First Nations government has actively fostered a culture of life-long learning for its community members by developing a long-standing relationship with College of the North Atlantic. The band council meets regularly with Grand Falls-Windsor campus staff to discuss its priorities and to identify how training solutions can improve the skill set, quality of employment,

  • A symbol of hope

    A symbol of hope0

    By Glenda McCarthy Many rural communities across the country have struggled to find long-term economic solutions to sustain themselves in the years following the Atlantic cod moratorium. Out-migration, seasonal employment and reliance on government funding are just some of the effects that can be seen in the past two decades. Now, a special project hopes

  • From the ashes of tragedy

    From the ashes of tragedy0

    By Glenda McCarthy Many people can tell you where they were on September 11, 2011 with startling clarity – it is an event that remains seared into the hearts and souls of many, even here in Newfoundland and Labrador. The tragedy of that day also led Darren Butt on a journey which brought him to

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Staying Sharp</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Regular testing keeps welders on the cutting edge</span>

    Staying Sharp Regular testing keeps welders on the cutting edge0

    By Glenda McCarthy Like most first-world nations, Canada has specific rules and regulations which govern fusion welding of steel for structural fabrication in the construction of buildings. As such, welders employed by a Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certified company must qualify through a CWB practical test every two years. Labrador West campus became a CWB