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• For $2.5 million a year the Town of Paradise has bought itself around the clock fire protection for its residents and all the bells and whistles that goes with joining the St. John’s Regional Fire Services Committee.

“There will be a fire station built here in the Town of Paradise staffed by 16 firefighters 24 hours (a day), equipped with a pumper truck and a fire response truck,” Paradise Mayor Ralph Wiseman proudly told reporters Tuesday following council’s meeting.

 

• Newfoundland and Labrador will soon have a new representative for Queen Elizabeth II.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday that Frank Fagan will serve as the next lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Frank Fagan is a former vice-president and CEO for Bell Aliant and spent 46 years working in the telecommunications industry.

 

• The former chair and outgoing CEO of the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) says a federal report criticizing the board on oil spill response preparedness is “fair and accurate.”

Released Tuesday, the latest report from Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan states the CNLOPB is not ready to take over response to a major oil spill offshore if an oil company fails to respond as required.

 CNLOPB’s acting CEO, Max Ruelokke, said the board has accepted the report’s recommendations for improvement.

“Can we improve the way we do business? Sure. That’s why we welcome the audit,” he said.

 

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Organizations: Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, Regional Fire Services Committee, Bell Aliant Breaking News

Geographic location: Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

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