Name Place of residence Length of res. Occupation
Town Clerk since 1992, Town Manager
since 1995, was Town Clerk of Durell before
David Burton Twillingate Whole life amalgamation (1972-1991)
Whale boat tour operator (last 15 y.);
teacher at the local school for longer, has
Cecil Stuckley Twillingate Whole life been Mayor of Twillingate
Nurse/Site Co-ordinator, Primary Care
Kim Osmond Durell, Twillingate 21 years Enhancement
Executive assistant Development
Summerford, New World Association, special responsibility for
Kimberly Young Island Whole life economic and social dev.
Heating Contractor, Atrs&Crafts, plant
Charmaine Young Twilingate Whole life Nursery
John Young Twilingate Whole life Hotel Trade
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Recreational Health Transportation Education Government Communication Significant reduction in
David Burton Adequate Inadequate due to Adequate Adequate Adequate. The Amalgamation has been Adequate Health care
lost of surgical of great benefit for these kinds of
facilities. services on the Island of Twillingate, but
it hasn't actually change the town of
Cecil Stuckley Adequate Inadequate, due to Adequate Adequate but it will be harder Adequate Adequate Health care
loss of services. to get teacher to come out
here to work in a few years,
but not for now.
Kim Osmond Inadequate Adequate Inadequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Down 20 beds in hospital,
obstetric service lost since
Kimberly Young Adequate Inadequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Cutting of the number of
Charmaine Young Well you can say Perhaps is Well you can say Well you can say adequate, Well you can say adequate, that doesn't Well you can say Health care: They took a lot
adequate, that doesn't inadequate. adequate, that that doesn't mean mean satisfactory adequate, that of services away from us
mean satisfactory doesn't mean satisfactory doesn't mean not that long ago. Babies
satisfactory satisfactory have to go to Gander to be
John Young Wouldn't say anything was adequate. Everything's been cut back in the recent years. Most things but especially
healthcare due to the
cutbacks in beds and
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Community response to service Attempts to improve services
David Burton community opposition Yes. Meetings, forums and petitions for better health care. No
specific leaders, practically the entire town participated. No
tangible outcome although I suspect our campaigning ensured
our hospital's survival for a good while.
Cecil Stuckley some community wide opposition Not that I know off hand
Kim Osmond organized opposition Yes, Improve Primary Healthcare. Lead: Me. Other: various
healthcare staff and volunteers. Outcome was a team that
would educate the public on good health practice and
Kimberly Young "'Save our hospital" campaign by the Have been recent moves to improve the communication
community between Twillingate and elsewhere in the area. To allow local
calls between islands, to be just that and no long distance has
they have been. Lead: The development association. Other :
Newtel and community representatives. Outcome: Cheaper calls
to New World Island with any luck.
Charmaine Young There was a campaign against the cuts Not that I know of.
John Young People reacted quite strongly for a while Government say they do but I've seen little evidence
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Changed in local economy in the last 20 years Community response Level of entrepreneurship Retail business patronized by
David Burton Collapse of sod fisheries, growth in tourism. You either left or looked into new possibilities. To improve the Lots of entrepreneurs but no matter what Damaged by regional Wal-Mart and the
situation: Lots of new tourism business backed with federal money, we do, the young folks are still going. likes, but this is maybe more to do with
but it will never replace the fisheries. Leaders: certain individuals in the construction of the causeways to
the community took the lead and started up new businesses. Several the mainland in the 1970's.
are teachers or retired teachers. The outcome: Some decent growth
in the economy compared to other parts of Newfoundland.
Cecil Collapse in the cod fishery, growth in tourism Recently people either got on the new crab fishery bandwagon or Quite high in the area of service level Much shopping is done in the big
Stuckley embraced the new tourism opportunities. Various new tourism tourism towns these days
Kim Osmond Collapse of the cod fishery, displacement of fish Community respond either by leaving the area or harvesting new Low level of entrepreneurship but some Many people do shop in big centers
plant workers species (crab). To improve the situation: tourism initiatives and interesting tourism initiatives from
government aid. Lead: The community in general - government displaced workers (whale tours, new park
assistance drops in line with population fall. Outcome: a decent plans, B&B)
Kimberly Collapse of the cod fishery and growth in seasonal Development Association introduced literacy programs, training, Low: most people are minded towards About 50/50 at the moment but very
Young tourism community infrastructures, employment assistance services and being employees. hard for anybody to compete with Wal-
tourism initiatives. Leaders: Community groups and the municipal Mart.
council took the lead. Other: ACOA participated in our activities
significantly but the role of the local Economic Zone Board has been
questionable. Outcome: main outcome has been a fairly successful
Charmaine Collapse of codfishery and beginning of tourism growth in tourism for started up new businesses with varying
People have tried to Twillingate. High level but they're the wrong people. The big regional Wal-Mart will be the
Young success/failure. Lead: Just a variety of individuals Outcome: A slitter Retired teachers setting themselves up in end of us. They buy up all the local
better situation than what we had is the outcome, but not much. business whilst on big government pension stock too, so we can't even buy stuff to
make us sick. They know how to get the compete with them.
development cash and set themselves up
in direct competition with established firms.
John Young Collapse of the codfishery and sale of the The community tried very hard, but a corrupt provincial government in the middle. We could address more Unquestionably the local retailers lose
processing plant and license sold our means of prosperity (our plant) to keep their friends rich. To opportunities as a community out, but we have to ask what is local in
improve the situation: we had tried to get the plant and get it running. Twillingate itself? Half the store are
Lead: Five other businessmen and myself. Other: Whole of part of big chains with no one their own
Twillingate was behind us. Outcome: Gradually decline in the bosses anyway. The benefits of our
community thanks to the provincial government. domestic retail are minimal these days
sue to this.
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Characterization of local business
spirit of open to ability ability obtain
team work: dif. mobilize gov.sup.:
David Burton good opinions res.:
good good neutral
Cecil neutral neutral neutral neutral
Kim Osmond poor poor poor poor
Kimberly neutral neutral poor neutral
Charmaine poor poor neutral poor
John Young poor poor poor poor
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Twillingate Synthesis/Natural Capital
Enough natural resources to sustain the economy here Nat.res. are being managed Example of irresponsible Who manages natural Managed for the benefit of local
(20 years) responsibly man. resources
Timber’s gone, cod’s gone and only a very small minority The provincial and federal Federal/ Provincial Not really (see crab quota
get to fish the crab. Crab quotas have to be redistributed governments are showing departments. remarks earlier).
fairly amongst the population to even give us a chance at caution with new resource
sustainable resources for next 20 years. opportunities, so possibly
David Don't know about in 75 years. ‘yes’.
Cecil Yes. We could be very rich if crab licenses were No cod and crab fisheries DFO, Forestry Resources Not at the moment. Crab
Stuckley redistributed and the town got a processing license back show that. & Agrifoods (provincial). resource benefits only the mega-
in its own hands rich few at the moment.
Kim Yes, if distributed fairly. Could be ok in 75 years if No It's open season for the Federal/ Provincial Uncertain
Osmond managed well crab. Everybody's out for departments.
the money now, not next
Kimberly Not without management, quotas etc. No Fishery collapse, Provincial government Not at the moment
Young unregulated sea-urchin
fishery and bad forestry
Charmain Perhaps if it was managed properly and everybody got a Certainly not at the moment Provincial and Federal They're being managed for a
e Young fair share. In 75 years: I'm not if you mean the fishery! government department wealthy few
sure, maybe not.
John Yes with proper and fair management No All the crab resources is Provincial and Federal Certainly not
Young in the hand of the few. government department
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Diversity among local Many strong leaders in the…
Volunteer sector Business sector Municipal government
David Burton Not really. But people work better independently as they yes yes yes
fall out easily. We need a group here to bring focus to
the ‘bigger picture’ of the town as a whole.
Cecil Not real differences. There are some jealousies and yes some Yes, I was the mayor when tourism
Stuckley petty competitions within the town. businessmen are began here.
Kim Osmond Not really. There is a business elite and a divide over Yes, Lion's Club, Don't think so, No, haven't been for years. Last
health perceptions (seniors don't have a voice.) Hospital they're all out for Mayor was viewed as a barrier to
Auxiliaries themselves. many development.
Kimberly No, there are some religious differences (probed) No uncertain, more Mayor (vice-president of the
Young would be good development ass.) He's rarely present
at meetings, so some more leadership
is urgently required.
Charmaine The business leaders of the town are pretty divided. No No no no
Young real conflicts of the nature you mean.
John Young There's a lot of in-fighting amongst those in the No No no
business here. The tourism season is too brief here
that it's "dog savage" between some businessmen in
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Can community provide an adequate number of potential leadership People from where Name 3 leaders Leaders have strong
Volunteer sector Business sector Municipal government connections with
David Burton yes yes yes 100% in the Ernest Manuel: business Not really
community born Ermin Crewe: Tourism
and raised, bar the Earle Rideout: government
president of Jack lambert: voluntary
Twillingate Island Audrey Dalley: general opinion
Cecil yes yes yes 100% Would not name but believe I hope so
Stuckley teachers and business
community were the true
leaders of Twillingate.
Kim Osmond We need a lot of help Same as with Same as with the volunteer 100%. There are a Gerry Poirier: government Political parties, yes.
and leadership training volunteer sector sector. Not lack of volunteer few teachers and Eleanor Manuel: Voluntary They lack the
with the voluntary sector. but they can't think beyond health Cyril Dalley: General Opinion networking with others
There are enough willing found-raising. professionals who Leader to do well.
people who are not are exceptions.
Kimberly yes yes yes 100% Earle Rideout: government Yes, some are
Young David King: voluntary connected to provincial
Ernest Banks: business and federal agencies,
other to political parties.
Charmaine yes yes yes 100% of people in Ernie Manuel, Guy Troake, Most people have a
Young charge are local Sterling Elliot (all business) finger in one pie or
John Young yes yes yes 100% of people in Do not perceive anybody as Provincially, yes.
charge are local good leaders in Twillingate
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Twillingate Synthesis/Human capital
Characterize the general citizens of Two most significant Impressive collective Compared to Organizations Institutions
spirit of opennes ability to ability to challenges faced in the accomplishment in the other local new in the last 5 year Gone in the last contribute most more or less Strong sufficient sufficient
team s to mobilize get gov. last 15 years. last 15 years. community we 5 years to the life of the define this participation renewal financial
work opinions res. support have a lot of community community support
groups and org.
David Burton good good good neutral Codfishery collapse We are strong enough yes TITA (tourism ass.) Yes, Business The legacy of Sir not really yes there's a fair yes
(1992) and loss of the to have a committee and the business Association Wilfred Grenfell turnover of
processing plant still in place trying to Association. stopped due to and Dr Olds in people
reopening bid (more get that fish plant Establish because of disagreements terms of a
recently). open. The plant was a community focus but recently tradition of
bought by the six big for tourism and reformed. healthcare in the
processors to keep it businesses area.
Cecil Stuckley good good good good Cod fishery collapse The establishment of a yes TITA (tourism ass.), Business Town council Town council, Fair yes, yes
(1992) and the tourism industry. but it has no real Association fell where reasonable
community's attempt to leader, was establish out with each decisions are renewal
work to the same vision. to give a community other. made
Kim Osmond neutral neutral good neutral Cod fishery collapse The festival, tourism Yes Dinner Theatre Business Lion's Club, No, although yes yes, yes
(1992) and the decline in initiatives in general. (tourism and cultural Association, Twillingate Island there is a large reasonable
health services. Not really collective benefit), Life infighting Tourist religious renewal
achievements, more Inc.(better adult Association element.
individual clusters of education)
Kimberly good good good good Codfishery collapse and the festival (20 years yes Twillingate Island Business Church and No don't know last few years enough
Young the fish plant closure old) has become very Tourism Association: association: community some younger money is
popular in the last ten to focus and manage could not agree council people have usually
years with the tourism development of local with each other arrived, raised
boom. tourism particularly in
the Lion's Club
Charmaine good good good good The moratorium (cod) Nothing outstanding. don't know TITA The business Maybe the No yes I think so Twillingate
Young and the growth of The festival's become association fell Church. Some is excellent
visitors to the areas pretty good, though. It apart through would say the for fund
generates a lot of disagreements Lyon's club, the raising
money for us now in hospital means a
the summer lot too.
John Young good good good good Sale of the fish plant and Some of the new no TITA and the Harbor Couldn't name No one no Not really Different faces People are
the codfishery tourism venture have authority. To give a one off-hand organization, do come in pretty good
moratorium been quite good community outlook on maybe the now and again at fund-
achievements. tourism and manage church to some raising
the harbor area extend.
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Twillingate Synthesis/Human capital
Community events Belongs to Would What would it take to Newcomers
Well supported community groups consider get you move Many of them? What is Readily accepted?
attend financially moving the
David Burton yes yes Town council, Not while Wouldn't hesitate if job one or two -- --
secretary recreation I have a needed
commission and job
secretary of Durrell
Cecil Stuckley yes yes TITA, Hockey Board, Sometim Economic need to go A few They have no problem in
Provincial Heritage es but not coming in here
board. Always in really
Kim Osmond yes yes Singing Groups, yes, to The cost of living in No What few there are have
Hospital Board and another Winter can be high no problems
committee, rural (heating etc.) Have to
professional communit consider retirement
associations y finance.
Kimberly yes yes Communication If I had to If I was out of work No easily accepted in the
Young officer for Life Inc. community
Charmaine yes yes I contribute to most If we Any further severe Yes, mostly retired folks they don't have problems
Young things when asked really had drop in income, but the with the community.
to we'd family would maybe
go make us think twice
John Young yes yes Church volunteer Yes and There's no business In the last ten years, more They're accepted no
worker. Use to be a no here outside the people have arrived from problem, this doesn't
member of more summer. I may only outside. The place is mean we regret the kind of
organization but had come to live here in the quickly becoming a people (retirees) we're
enough Summer months. retirement home. getting.
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Twillingate Synthesis/Human capital
Things people do for themselves Compared to other local Prevailing attitude of How do things get Opportunities for Skill learned Part-time and
communities do people around: people in this community done in the training and skill locally are summer jobs for
Garden, automobile household hunt for Cut their provide a lot trade/exchange things community dev. appropriate for young people
freeze own repairs repairs and subsistenc own for local job and
food maintenanc e vs. for firewood themselves career
David Burton Not sure yes yes yes yes yes yes Independent, community- the council does Life In., College of Not really There are some in
spirited people most things the North Atlantic the tourism
and the industry
Cecil yes yes yes yes yes yes There's a bit of barter Still a bit too fishery Mainly through the North Atlantic Some, yes Lots exists through
Stuckley obsessed in some areas, council College gives a lot tourism
but there's a can-do of computer
survival instinct about training.
Kim Osmond many do, yes yes yes yes yes on a food level, yes Mixture of all: people are Certain individuals Life In., College of Health center is A few more
increasingly fairly supportive of the get groups the North Atlantic a teaching site opportunities with
so community but just don't mobilized on for rural health tourism but not a
get in with each other. issues. You can't practitioners whole. Four to six
rely on the students are
municipality employed in the
Kimberly A little, yes yes yes yes yes no There's a lot of Elected officials and Life Inc. and the There are not There are some
Young bottling is dependence on certain individuals Employment many particularly in the
very government programs, are the people who Office in Newville opportunities visitor attractions
common but a 'can do' attitude too. get things on the and during the
Charmaine no no yes yes yes yes don't know people are very A small group Non that I know of Not anymore, I'd One or two in the
Young supportive of the usually get a say new tourist
community, they just don't particular drive or business and the
always work well together activity going. hotel
as a community.
John Young no no yes yes yes yes not really people do plenty for the Individuals get Not much maybe very few I'd say
community themselves things on the go-
when they get the chance forget the municipal
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Twillingate Synthesis/Human capital
Many career After graduating from high-school Younger and older generation Overall state of health State o the community
track options the youth: have similar or different
for young Generall Why Why leave attitudes about this community Overall assessment What account for that state Factor under com. External factors
people y stay stay control
David Burton Practically No leave for work or Different, bad thing. Nothing People are pretty Better than it's been There's not much about
nothing in for University for them to stay for and we'rehealthy thanks to us for a while tourism markets and
terms of loosing large pieces of our having a good fisheries which we can
opportunities community. hospital on our control
for the young. doorstep.
Cecil No No Most are leaving Neutral. They're good kids but They're healthy folks Improving a little All improvement have
Stuckley for educational they have to think differently here. come about from
and economic to get ahead in life. individuals in
reasons. Twillingate helping
Kim Osmond As much/as No Educational and Different. Differences need to Poor general health in A good outlook for We can supply the Tourism initiatives and
little as economic be share within the the community is a the future tourism infrastructure visitors have enabled this.
anywhere reasons. community. limiting factor. There but there's not much
else in rural is a lot of depression we can do about
Newfoundlan due to scarcity of numbers/spending of
d work and family tourists.
leaving. A lot of
diabetes and heart
Kimberly No No there are no different. Not good or bad, More people are ill. Twillingate is lack of a fish plant and the a bit of both options
Young opportunities depends on your point of view This is linked with the surviving growth of tourism
as a parent or member of the worry resulting from
community. economic change
Charmaine No no Kids have to go different. Not a question of We're not bad. Gradually becoming bad provincial government
Young for an education good or bad, it's a matter of Although there's a retirement home policy, high taxes and a
and work having to change to your hereditary hemophilia lack of fairly distributed
situation. problem in some fishery (crab) resources.
John Young No No They have to Very different. They all want to People aren't that bad Slowly going The provincial government
leave. What's to stay but that's not an option, in terms of health. downhill. Tourism accounts for it.
stay for? so they have to think and won't save it without
behave differently from us. a strong fishery too.
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Twillingate Synthesis/Human capital
Long standing Long standing
David Burton We are too far from People's
central government, determination to stay
although we do have a and their
good MHA in the entrepreneurship
Cecil Older people are content Natural resources
Stuckley with what they have. This and the ability to
is why we lost out on the take the initiative
crab opportunities. with tourism.
Kim Osmond An inability to support a Surviving, changing
common cause economic
well with the
health problem of
didn't turn out as
badly as feared
which shows the
character of the
Kimberly People who won't work The people and their
Young together. We lost local supportive families.
tourist board to this some They have a great
years ago. We are also determination to
too dependent on the stay.
Charmaine A lack of community Our willingness to
Young focus in business "hang in there" in the
leaders. hope it'll get better.
John Young No fishery since the The fishery and the
moratorium for all the character of people
people. There needs to to stick with the
be a redistribution of the place.
crab fishery wealth.
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