Not As Flood-Proof As I Thought

I used to joke that it’d be impossible for it to flood in Newfoundland; how can you flood a rock?  But I was wrong…  very wrong.

Tropical Storm Chantal wreaked havoc.

Several members of my extended family have lost crops.

It reminds me that Newfoundland is still a very young province in a very young country.  Part of the beauty of Newfoundland is its remoteness; but that is also part of its downside.  There are some for whom the trip to the closest hospital is many hours; and that’s after they’ve crossed on a ferry.

Tourism is on the rise, as is the economy; but what will it take for Newfoundland to move from being a have-not province to one that contributes?

P.S.  Did You Know?  There are no snakes, skunks, deer, porcupines or groundhogs on the island of Newfoundland.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Fay says:

    We have moose! And elk! Yay for no snakes,porkypines. As for groundhogs, we don’t need them to tell us how late spring will be!!

    NL has contruted a great deal over the years to Quebec’s economy and to the Portugese fishing industry. Maybe that’s why we have-not.

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