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  • a business man
    August 02, 2012 - 05:51

    This is great. Once we get rid of all the fish plants, we can forget that the dirty fishery ever existed.

  • Lonewolf
    August 01, 2012 - 23:59

    Great decision, the company went bankrupt and the town can't afford to remove the building so for the safety of others the Government decided to take it upon themselves. I think it is a wise use of taxpayer dollars.

  • Jolene
    August 01, 2012 - 21:58

    I'm so happy that people like Will Cole has a great job and thinks very little of others. I wonder if his work puts the millions of dollars into the economy that those bloody stamp factories does. Do your research Will and maybe it would be nice if you could calm down.Bad decisions made by Government depleted our fish stocks or those plants would still be in full operation . Keep in mind, fish could be a renewable resource, oil is not.

    • Ben
      August 02, 2012 - 07:09

      Just a reminder Jolene it wasn't only the government that helped deplete our fish stocks! The fishermen themselves helped do this too, as well as the big companies who ran these fishplants years ago. I laugh when i hear Gus Etchegary on talking about the fishery when he was the biggest culprit when he was boss at FPI years ago. When it comes to the state in the fishery...we all have to look in the mirror.

  • Swimming Mom
    August 01, 2012 - 20:38

    As I understand it, the former owners of this plant are no longer in business due to bankruptcy. I have seen several muscel farms in this province that have also gone out of business leaving thier farming operation in the water and it is now floating in our waters and creating hazards to local mariners. What is not floating in the waters is being washed up along our coastline. Is the government going to clean up these hazzards as well or are they going to go back to the businesses that abandoned these farms and hold them responsible also.

  • Will Cole
    August 01, 2012 - 20:26

    Bad enough the taxpayers have to subsidize these bloody stamp factories while they're operating. And now the taxpayers have to subsidize their demolition after they've been abandoned. Bloody-well ridiculous.

  • Senrab
    August 01, 2012 - 16:44

    Disgraceful, who is the owner?

  • M
    August 01, 2012 - 12:33

    Bad decision by provincial government here. Now every dilapidated building in rural Newfoundland can be left to fall in and councils will be able to ask the province to pay for removal and clean up. Expensive decision but it seems the government makes a lot of costly, bad decisions when they are flush with $$$$. My how we can squander our temporary riches.

  • SR
    August 01, 2012 - 12:01

    And how long will the owner owe the money before govt gives up? If the owner won't pay for demolition now, I doubt he will pay for it later. It will end up in court and the owner will have no assets to seize.