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08/14/2013

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Laurel Strand

Your mention of Newfoundland and the collapse of the fishing industry there brought to mind the song "Fisherman's Lament" by Great Big Sea. (They also recorded a version of Harbour Le Cou).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phehev9syAg&list=PL4LCV-sgTl4kFSVrBtwWFyoWRQ9xa6i-T&index=1

Mike Peterson

I always felt poor old John Crosbie was left holding the bag when they shut down the fisheries, and indeed that song talks about mismanagement and lack of enforcement. Certainly, he was around long enough to bear a fair amount of blame for not stepping in sooner when some tapering off might have eased the blow, but it was a group effort.

I forget who the premiere was who had the idea for hydroponic cucumbers, but things got pretty entertaining out there for a time. I miss living within range of the CBC.

Gilda Blackmore

Brian Peckford.
Sorry you can't get the CBC. If Harper prevails we may not be able to get it either!

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