Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Small Plane Missing

A small charter plane owned by North Wind Aviation went missing this morning on it's way to Cartwright from Goose Bay. It was about 15 minutes from Cartwright and the pilot radioed that he was about to land but the plane didn't arrive and nothing was heard. The weather was very bad with rain and drizzle and low overcast skies. The area it is believed to have gone down in is very hilly and rugged. The single passenger on the plane used to work up to Domino when I was fishing with my Dad.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tragedy Strikes Labrador Families

Last week May 18/10, tragedy struck hard for three Labrador families. Three young men, one of them Roy Sainsbury from here(Cartwright), went over Muskrat Falls in a small aluminum boat. Not much is known. They were too close to the falls and got caught in the current. Their girlfriends were on shore and could only watch in horror as they were swept away. Apparently two of them jumped overboard and tried to swim to shore. The other two were Ryan Russell of Charlottetown and Randy Rose of Goose Bay. They were all about to Graduate from the College of The North Atlantic in Goose Bay. So far all that's been found is a pair of sneakers and a few pieces of the boat.

Roy's memorial was held Saturday May 22/10. A lot of people showed up for the memorial including people from out of town. It was one of the biggest memorials I had ever seen in Cartwright. There was standing room only in the Anglican Church and adjacent Parish Hall. After the service there was a reception at the school. There was about 250 to 300 people showed up for the memorial. That just shows you how many lives he(Roy) touched and how sadly he will be missed. Faith, Junior and the kids received a great deal of support and love.

This and That

We made a trip up to the Straits last Friday, May 21/10. James had a great time. It was a pretty good trip, really nice scenery. We took the vehicle up to get her serviced, me & Julie, James and mom and dad. Done a bit of shopping while we were up there. Got back late the next night. We stopped at several places on the way back including Point Amour on the right, Capstan Island and Red Bay.

We will be going to Goose Bay soon, around the end of June in anticipation of the birth of our second child.