"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We must support the Premier

A fascinating letter to the editor which appeared in the St. John's Telegram on August 11, 2001.

What ever became of this nice John Hickey feller?
Development in my 'backyard'? Yes, please

It's about time that we in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador started supporting Premier Roger Grimes.

It's about time we started attracting industry to set up here in Labrador. We here in Labrador expect the maximum benefits from our resources, which are really in our backyards, for the future benefit of our children and our communities adjacent to these great resources.

The days should be over when we give away our resources for the benefit of others, for the sustainability of communities on the island portion of the province and outside the province.

Labrador should be and must be the first to benefit from its own resources.

We are open for business and new investment opportunities for those who wish to participate in the many development projects available here.

I can also say that the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay will be at the forefront as the site for any proposed Alcoa processing facility — after all, my community has the Lower Churchill hydro project in our "backyard," not to mention the cheapest electrical rates in North America, a world-class airport facility and a great seaport.

John Hickey, mayor
Happy Valley-Goose Bay



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