Fifty-nine jobs lost at Terra Nova Shoes

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Terra Nova Shoes in Harbour Grace says a lack of demand for its work boots - including fewer orders from the Department of National Defence - is the reason 59 workers were laid off Thursday.
The shoe manufacturer was the only company with staying power of those that were part of then premier Joey Smallwood's 1960s industrialization scheme.
Kodiak Group Holdings, the parent company of Terra Nova Shoes, said it is committed to the 100 or so people still working at the company and plans to target new clients by developing new products.

Organizations: Terra Nova Shoes, Department of National Defence

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  • Miranda
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Doesn't the provincial government keep giving these guys money? Big money? It appears that they are basically just paying the salaries until the money runs out. I wonder if I could get some money to bring back Joey's chocolate factory...if I get the same provincial support there would be zero risk.....mmmm chocolate.

  • Randy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    Fewer orders from national defence? Wouldn't have anything to do with Danny William;s attitude toward the feds ,would it???

  • Jim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    The time to target new clients is before you layoff people not after.

  • member of the 20%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Hold on now, before the Tory koolaid slurpers jump on me...while Little Man Dan might not be responsible for this directly, I'm with Randy on this one. Just consider this...if Little Man Dan wasn't so obnoxious, abbrasive, arrogant and abusive towards our federal counterparts, maybe he could contact Defense Minister MacKay and ask for intervention, particularly with the DND contract. Afterall, we have hundreds of reservists stomping around Pleasantville just waiting for Stevie to get the call from Uncle Sam to deploy more troops as backup for US global invaisions. But, without any rapport or relationship whatsoever upalong, Dan's on his own for this disaster too.

  • Nasty
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Just goes to show ya that Peter Mac has big plans for Danny and his misfits. Why buy from Danny when he can buy from China for less? Makes perfect economic sense to me. I do not want to waste my tax dollars on product that do not last, and cost three times the amount as those they can import.

    Gotta luv that strong Loonie Now ;-)

  • DB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    If more people would support local industry instead of pointing the finger at the government everytime they get there panties in a knot then things like this wouldn't be going on.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    No problem...just go into the tourism industry. Or oil exploration.

    That's it.

  • Mr. Soundoff
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Remember that photoshoot of Paul Oram MHA for that area laughing it up with The Danny Man and putting dollars into the pot there for an expansion.. what was that less than 2 years ago? ahhh looks like the pot needs a refill but will it get it? Has me doubts

  • Miranda
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Doesn't the provincial government keep giving these guys money? Big money? It appears that they are basically just paying the salaries until the money runs out. I wonder if I could get some money to bring back Joey's chocolate factory...if I get the same provincial support there would be zero risk.....mmmm chocolate.

  • Randy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    Fewer orders from national defence? Wouldn't have anything to do with Danny William;s attitude toward the feds ,would it???

  • Jim
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    The time to target new clients is before you layoff people not after.

  • member of the 20%
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Hold on now, before the Tory koolaid slurpers jump on me...while Little Man Dan might not be responsible for this directly, I'm with Randy on this one. Just consider this...if Little Man Dan wasn't so obnoxious, abbrasive, arrogant and abusive towards our federal counterparts, maybe he could contact Defense Minister MacKay and ask for intervention, particularly with the DND contract. Afterall, we have hundreds of reservists stomping around Pleasantville just waiting for Stevie to get the call from Uncle Sam to deploy more troops as backup for US global invaisions. But, without any rapport or relationship whatsoever upalong, Dan's on his own for this disaster too.

  • Nasty
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Just goes to show ya that Peter Mac has big plans for Danny and his misfits. Why buy from Danny when he can buy from China for less? Makes perfect economic sense to me. I do not want to waste my tax dollars on product that do not last, and cost three times the amount as those they can import.

    Gotta luv that strong Loonie Now ;-)

  • DB
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    If more people would support local industry instead of pointing the finger at the government everytime they get there panties in a knot then things like this wouldn't be going on.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    No problem...just go into the tourism industry. Or oil exploration.

    That's it.

  • Mr. Soundoff
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Remember that photoshoot of Paul Oram MHA for that area laughing it up with The Danny Man and putting dollars into the pot there for an expansion.. what was that less than 2 years ago? ahhh looks like the pot needs a refill but will it get it? Has me doubts