Bell Island Community
Policing Newsletter October 2006
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Avalon East District – Bell Island
Executive Editor: Donna Kubik
From the Corporal’s Desk
across often and it seems
The following is a letter alcohol, tobacco and
like the majority in the
sent to a radio talk show cannabis.
media have bought
“Some of these host discussing a topic
in, for various reasons.
people just want that doesn’t go away. I am I am among those who
The average person hears
to legalize sure you will find a lot to listened to you regularly,
their message and thinks
cannabis for discuss and think over. missed you and are glad
it sounds logical because
medicinal Drugs kill! Sometimes you are back. I hope to inspire
they haven't thought it
purposes, some they take years but what you to think a little more
want to just they destroy can never be carefully about this particular
legalize replaced. subject. As very popular
I would like to ask a few
cannabis for celebrities, you tend
questions for you to
adults, some want Stay safe! to have a lot of influence over
to legalize it for Boyd Merrill. people who listen to your
someone suggests that
everyone and show.
legalization is the easy
want to legalize all I often hear the frustration that
Dear Radio show host in people have with the
1. If we legalized it, what
British Columbia, marijuana grow operations,
would that look like?
lax laws, and other issues
- would it be legal for
I would like to comment around the laws concerning
on your radio show cannabis. Many have heard
- if not who wouldn't it be
yesterday morning the well spoken, practiced
(Thursday, Sep. 14th). I media lines of those who
- what laws and how
am in the RCMP, with would like to legalize drugs.
would you enforce the law
34.5 years service. I have
regarding those who
been in Drug Enforcement Some of these people just
couldn't legally buy it?
for 29 years, with the last want to legalize cannabis for
- where would you sell it?
11years as a Drug medicinal purposes, some
- if you taxed it, the price
Awareness Coordinator. I want to just legalize
would have to include that
spend my time trying to cannabis for adults, some
tax; so, could you sell it,
help people, mostly youth, want to legalize it for
tax included for less than
make good, healthy everyone and others
organized crime sells it
decisions with regards to want to legalize all drugs,
using substances like period. Together, they get
- if organized crime still
sold it cheaper or sold
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(From the Corporal’s Desk continued…)
better grade (higherTHC), why there would be more people using like saying tobacco never
would anyone buy from the rather than less? killed anyone. You can't
“ …saying government store? - several studies have shown that overdose from either but the
pot never - if you tried to undersell as the perceived risk goes down, effects of continued use can
killed anyone organized crime, where would use be deadly. We do not know
is like saying you get all this money for goes us. enough about cannabis to say
tobacco treatment, etc - the more people that use, the how much it takes, but we do
never killed more that end up having problems know that it contains all the
anyone. You 2. How would it affect organized resulting from that use same carcinogens as tobacco.
can't crime? - there is a strong correlation You smoke less, but you hold
overdose - why would they stop selling it between pot use and meth use. it in your lungs longer.
from either just because it was now The more kids that use pot, the - would less people smoke
but the available in more that go on to use other and drive if it were legal?
effects of the government store? drugs, especially meth. Yes, cannabis does impair the
continued - how would you make them stop -if we want to stop kids from using ability to drive and cannabis
use can be selling it, just because it is meth, we need to get to them mixed with alcohol is even
deadly.” available in a store? early, before they start to use pot. more impairing than either by
- obviously, by the amount being We need to help them make the itself.
grown in BC, it is not all staying decision. -would people make better
here; therefore, unless it To delay first use (risk of harm decisions on legal pot?
becomes legal everywhere, Org. goes down dramatically as the
Crime will still grow it to ship to body matures to age 21). Pot affects your
the other countries (Do you see - a recent study from Dalhousie ability to make good
the USA legalizing it anytime shows clearly that youth below decisions. There are a lot of
soon??) grade ten do not understand harm people in jail who
- to say that Org. Crime would go reduction (how to use safely). admit they were high when
away if we legalized pot, is very They need help learning the skills they committed their offence
naive. Org. crime did not go to make the decision not to use. and that they
away when we legalized booze, probably would not have
they just found other products to committed the offence if they
sell. Right now, they still sell 4. What would be the effects of weren't high.
booze, tobacco, drugs, women, legal pot? The more people smoking pot,
stolen ID, fake trademarked -I get lots of calls from concerned the more bad decisions being
merchandise, etc, etc, parents whose children have made. The police
dropped don't often get called because
3. How would a legalized market out of school, have no motivation, someone made a good
affect use? are headed down hill fast. The decision about
- right now, we have too many only drug they are doing is pot. something...
kids using pot - leading to all Will it help console those parents
kinds of bad decisions regarding to tell them, that's okay because 5. Is pot any worse than
school, work, driving, etc pot is now legal??? alcohol?
Does in not stand to reason that - would less people smoke it, if it -maybe not but alcohol kills
if pot was sold at the corner were legal? about 1800 people per year in
store, - saying pot never killed anyone is BC. (continued on page 3…)
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(continued from page 2…)
Rather than giving up
More people use alcohol because it If more adults with influence, like the
(legalizing), what if we could
is legal (use went up after two of you, would help us do
educate our kids
prohibition ended). Is our goal to educational material, we may
and help them decide not to try
make pot legal like alcohol so more actually be successful in conveying
it until they get older (or perhaps
people will use it leading to more the message that pot is not good for
not at all). Prevention does
problems? Shouldn't our goal be to you. How about helping them
work, if you do it. Examples of
try and reduce the harms associated Understand that they are actually
good prevention (changing
to all drugs including alcohol, as well better off doing more healthy
public attitudes) are the anti-
as other drugs, like pot? activities like sports, music, arts,
smoking, drinking and driving,
- Pot is like mixing alcohol and hiking, biking, computer games, etc.
and seat belt campaigns. They
tobacco together - it impairs you and
all worked but it took about ten
causes cancer and respiratory We have never had a
years of comprehensive
problems. comprehensive drug prevention
- just because we (society) made strategy in Canada.
mistakes with alcohol doesn't mean Until we have had one, we cannot
etc). When was the last time
we have to make the same mistakes say that it has failed. What say that
you heard anything on the radio
with pot, too. we try one before we give up and
of television helping inform
- you can drink a little alcohol legalize?
young people about the
without getting drunk; would you
smoke pot if you weren't trying to Thank you for taking time to read
of a decision to use drugs? And
get high? this.
if you did, was it Canadian?
- pot has about the same addiction
Instead, we hear lots of people
rate as alcohol (approx. 10%) do Yours sincerely,
talking about the benefits of
you want your kid to be that 1 out of Chuck Doucette, S/Sgt.
10? Drugs and Organized Crime
Gee, I wonder what message
the kids are getting? Do you
I could go on, but I hope you are
think they are sitting there
getting my point. I agree that
thinking " oh yeah, they want it
something needs to change. I just
legal because they just
need some good evidence to
don't want me to get a criminal
support that legalization will lead to
record if I get caught, they don't
a better world for our youth to grow
really want me to smoke it until I
get old enough for my body to
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RCMP is asking people to put their next of kin on ICE
(In Case of Emergency)
Many times when police arrive Here are some easy rules to ICE was developed by Bob
at an accident scene the follow when picking your “ICE” Brotchie, a Cambridge
victim in contact: based paramedic after
unconscious or in shock. This - Make sure your contact person struggling to get contact
means they are unable to give agrees to be your ICE contact information from shocked or
the officer and has injured persons.
important information that information for responders to The RCMP highly
could save their life or inform assist in treatment, i.e.; allergies recommends that all people
their family that and put an “ICE” contact in their
they have been in an accident. current medications cellular phone.
- Your ICE contact should have a
The RCMP is asking everyone list of names and persons to For more information,
with a cell phone to do one reach on contact Cst. Paul Nicholson
simple task your behalf at RCMP Community and
that will help out greatly during -If you are under 18, your ICE Aboriginal Policing Services,
an emergency. It is called contact should be a parent or Phone: (709) 772-7285/
“ICE” (In guardian Cell: (709)
Case of Emergency) and it is that can authorize treatment 690-4903.
a simple method of assisting - If you have more than one
medical or first contact, list them as ICE1, ICE2,
responders in identifying a ICE3,
contact at an accident or injury etc.
scene. You - If the ICE contact is deaf then
simply type the acronym ICE type ICETEXT followed by the
in your phone contact list and name and
then put the then save the number
name of your next of kin or - Make sure the ICE contact
contact person next to it and number is easy to reach ( the
their contact contact will
information (phone, normally be at the number listed)
relationship). - In the event you have a person
listed in your directory more than
This contact person should be once with the same phone
able to provide important number, place * after the number
information as you are
responders are making life identifying with the ICE contact
and death decisions or may name. This will allow the name
simply want to to be
contact family and friends. displayed with the number
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Bell Island – “Truly caring, generous people”
Page 6 of 27 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter
Wabana Town Council News
Arena Opens for
Special Interest further and costs in court. We are
There have been many
Articles: asking all dog owners to
renovations and repairs to During the intervention the act responsibly and to
the Arena over the summer. town was represented by keep dogs from creating a
• Add a highlight
The entrance has been
or your point of Edward Kent of Kent nuisance on roads and
improved with a ramp and
interest here. Financial Services. private property.
new steel doors. Inside the
• Add there has
building a highlight been a Human Resources Thank You To Ferry
lot ofor your point of
repainting and Workers
upgrading. here. was a The Human Resources
major repair job done on Committee has examined The Council would like to
• Add a highlight
or your point the
the insulation inof ceiling. proposals from consultants publicly thank Mr. Ben
interest here. for an analysis of the human Hammet and all who work
The Arena will officially resources and management with the ferry service for
open on October 6.We structure of the town. It was their cooperation and
welcome back the Junior decided to award the “going beyond the call of
Blues, Minor Hockey and contract to AEM Human duty” during the past
Figure Skating for a new Resources Consulting. When summer.
season. this is complete, we should
have a number of House Numbers
PUB Hearings on Fuel recommendations to
Costs consider. We have encouraged
Inside Story 2
home owner in a previous
During the past year there SPCA publication to put numbers
a proposal the
was Inside Story to 3 on their houses. This is
Public Utilities Board (PUB)
Inside Story 4 The SPCA is proposing to all not only convenient for
that would have fuel oil municipalities the need to home deliveries but may
customers on Bell5 Island implement effective be essential during an
paying 4Story a litre more
6 legislation and education that emergency.When
for oil than in the St. John’s encourages responsible pet members of the RCMP
region. Because of the ownership. The town will be are first stationed to the
Town’s intervention in the meeting with officials from Island, they can respond
proposal the 4 cent a litre the SPCA in the near future in a more timely manner if
difference was reduced to with a view to enacting new they know which house on
1.3 cents. As a result Bell regulations concerning dogs a street is in need of
Island now has the second that are chained in backyards assistance. We would
lowest fuel oil prices in the for long periods of time. certainly encourage all
province. home owners to put
We are also concerned with numbers on your homes.
There was also a proposal the number of dogs that are
for a 0.8 difference in gas roaming free in the
prices. The town was also community on a daily basis. Submitted by Councillor
successful in reducing this Irresponsible pet owners cost Patrick Craig
difference to 0.6 cents. We taxpayers money through
are hoping to reduce this investigation of complaints
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Wabana Boys & Girls Club
“A Good Place to Be”
The members are back This is one of our will be offered every
into school and the fundraisers that we Friday. So we
evenings are getting depend on, but we need encourage the members
shorter, therefore days you to attend to make it a to come to the club and
“Starting in early are getting busier at the success. take part in this program.
October we will be club. The programs are We have also received
Jump Start program starting up in the first From Novembers 16 – 20 $10,000.00 grant from
that have be week in October. We are we will be hosting our Sears Canada for other
sponsored by reminding the members to annual Fall Fair. A list of after school programs.
Canadian Tire. This
will be a day of fun please drop in and events will be posted in As you will see above the
activities that will register. We cannot offer the next couple of weeks. grants that we receive
help the members to the different programs to are for programs only
take part in some
extra fitness and the members if you don’t The next lotto will be and monies cannot be
some games that participate. starting on Saturday used for other operating
they would enjoy.” October 14th. It is 50/50 cost, therefore it is very
Our annual summer ticket draw and it cost $10.00 important that we keep
draw took place on and you have to enter 6 fundraising to keep tour
Sunday Sept.3rd at the numbers (1-49). This has doors.
Curling club. The winners been a great fund raiser
were $1,000.00 Rhonda for the club and at time a We ask that you continue
Sweeney and the $500.00 nice jackpot that you can supporting the club.
was Gerald Hynes. The win. If you are interested
tickets were drawn by and didn’t want to get pay
Wade Reardon and Keith $10.00, get a friend or
Kent. We would like to family member to go $5.00
thank all those who each.
purchased tickets in
support of the club. Starting in early October
On Thursday September we will be starting another
14th we started our Jump Start program that
Escalating Bingo. Each have be sponsored by
week we will add $50.00 Canadian Tire. This will
to the jackpot, if the full be a day of fun activities
card doesn’t go in 50 that will help the members
numbers or less. We are to take part in some extra
hoping that this will bring fitness and some games
interest back to the bingos that they would enjoy.
and get some of our Const. Pike will assist staff
regulars back. with this program and it
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A Message from the Bell Island Special Olympics
I would like to let you
participants were treated Mary O’Rourke, Joan
know that the Special
with hot dogs and a Lahey, Cynthia Butler,
Olympics has begun for
drink. Paul Lahey who kindly
gave up their time to walk
The Bell Island athletes with the athletes. Thank-
Our athletes participated
stopped by Diary Queen You to Joe Cummings for
in a walk held on
for a cool treat on the driving us to and from the
way home. All athletes event.
23rd at Quidi Vidi Lake in
had a fantastic time at
St. John’s. The walk
this event and it was A special thank you to all
was sponsored by the
evident they really who support the Bell
Law Enforcement Torch
enjoyed it. Island Special Olympic
Run. While on the walk
team. The support of our
the athletes were
Thanks to all sponsors volunteers and the
greeted by the RNC
who made this event community is very much
police horse, Townsend.
such a success. appreciated.
As they arrived back
they were congratulated
At this time I would like
by the Fog Devil’s
to take this opportunity to Josephine Lewis,
thank our student Head Coach,
Everyone was excited to
volunteers from St. Bell Island Special
see these celebrities and
Michael’s High, Leann Olympics
get their pictures taken
Bickford and Raymond
with them. When the
Whalen. Also thanks to
walk was complete, all
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The New Bell Island Food Bank!
The old one was in deep trouble
so a good number of changes
were needed and are being
implemented by the executive.
Sounds serious...it really Eastern Health, Kiwanis, the greater
we are misunderstood.
is. For over 8 years the Food community, Anglican Church, United
bank has been serving an Church and others soon to join. The
4) We need volunteers who can
average of 300clients twice a result is there will be better
help distribute the produce when it
month. Presently that could all communication going to and from the
comes in. Those with vehicles who
stop. Also the food to the lunch Board. Everyone has a say and
can spare a few dollars gas a few
emergency program, the Boys speaking of that:
times a month are the ones we need
and Girls club and other specific
most. We also need to start training
community groups are in 3) There will be a full page in this
those who would like to work in the
jeopardy. The FB could close! newsletter outlining a suggestion
Food bank. God bless the present
form. If you don't like what we do,
Volunteers but they cant do it all for
We had to change. Here is what say so and why. If you like what we
ever. We need persons who would
is happening: do say so and tell us how to make it
be able to contribute two days a
better. We need feedback.
month to serve the clients and learn
1) The elementary school kids Comments in the community do not
the system in place and to make
have been invited to name our help. We are aware there are some
recommendations to the board to
new Food bank. The old name who flat out do not support what we
streamline what we do.
has too many negative images. do. We think that is for three
Kids can best say what is on their reasons.
5) We need the churches and
minds and can come up with a
volunteer organization to rise up to
name that means something One - the past misconceptions about
the challenge and start processes to
to them. In reality it is the kids persons abusing the service;
contribute to feeding the needy.
who the Food bank serves most
There is no more serious need on
often. The contest will start this Two - the feeling that no one should
this Island. Each church needs to
October. More information is get free food (yes we have those in
think about how they can help and
available in a separate story. our community who feel that way
we start working together. Any
Prizes are available...... and are quite vocal), and;
businesses here or abroad that can
help is also encouraged to find ways
2) Our board has been expanded Three because there are some who
to keep children from being hungry.
greatly. No longer is the board really don't know what we do. Some
just the FB volunteers and a few people think we operate sort of a
6) Presently the FB has a
more. Presently it has been soup kitchen that is opened daily but
tremendous amount of crackers and
almost doubled in size to include the reality is the FB is only
cereal but little else. The canned
all service groups, all churches open for clients two days a
goods we once received in bulk no
and expanded into the month....two. They still get the
community for those who want to produce days mixed up with the FB
as the Food sharing association in
help. Last meeting we welcomed service days. The FB has little
town no longer gets their supply
reps from the Knights of control over the produce days as we
from (continued on pg. 10…)
Columbus, Masonic Lodge, call them. This is the biggest reason
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(Food Bank Continued…..)
system to stop. You are the ones
the mainland like they once hard! Please get on board and
who make our efforts tough. It is
did. Because of this and make this program work if for no
the one percent that abuse what
because there is other reason but for the kids in Bell
we do who are noticed and are
an extra GST cheque in the Island.
referred to every time we seek
community this October we
community help. If you know an
have no choice but to All who belong to groups of any
abuser who is ruining the FB
cancel service days. Not a kind are encouraged to take this
efforts please advise and they
decision we made lightly. We article and read it at your next
will get no more. You are the
need food, donations and meeting.
reason we have tough times with
assistance. If we have no food
concert, ticket sales etc. You are
we can't supply same can Thank You!
reason that there are efforts here
we. Over October we will be
to eliminate the FB totally. You will
obtaining some resources and Bell Island Executive Board.
be stopped and soon.
will be able to open again in
November. That is our goal.
Our FB donations are thoroughly
Our board will meet again in
audited and examined monthly and
October to update.
at year’s end. That is a given. Our
processes are being examined and
7) We need the few and we
corrected when needed.
mean very few who obtain
We are committed to being
food and steel it, throw it on
effective and to eliminate the
the roads and abuse the
chance of abuse that has been
reported. We are trying
A Sincere Apology
In the last newsletter we the Cummings Family extended a
special thank you to all businesses who donated prizes or
supported in any way the benefit dance we had in aid of
Wanda Cummings, there were a couple of businesses that
we forgot to mention ( there were so many), they are Black &
White Lounge and Sag Holdings.
We would like to take this time to apologize and thank you
deeply for all of your support and generous donations, also
to anyone else who we may have forgotten to mention.
The Cummings Family
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Christmas Hampers ?????......
Each year the Salvation that the Bell Island Food Food bank wanted to
Army is gracious enough bank is responsible for make this clear as persons
to support and organize this effort. That is not were calling the board
a Christmas Hamper accurate. members making inquiries
program on our Island. about the hampers and we
This program supports This program is don't have any
those who qualify for administered from connections to them.
such by means of an the S.A. organization in
application process. If town but it includes Hope this makes matters
one meets the process volunteers from our clearer. The reality is again
then the hamper is area. the same volunteers came
issued. Theses rules forward to meet the needs
have been viewed as Some of these of those who need help
strict but certainly fair in volunteers are also and it became confusing.
all cases. volunteers from our own We simply need more
Food bank. Hence the volunteers. Stay safe and
An issue did arise each misunderstanding. The helpeach other.
year which is the reason board of directors of the
for this note. There Food Bank Executive.
is a misunderstanding
Thank - You Bell Island!!!
The Touch Of Class Building Renovation Committee would like to extend a sincere
thank you to the residents of Bell Island for making our project a huge success. Due
to the generous donations of money, time and expertise we have a new and much
improved facility to serve people with disabilities who reside on Bell Island.
Renovations include a new roof, exterior and interior paint, new sign, bathroom
renovations, mural lighting, new flooring, improved kitchen and classroom facilities
and pest control services.
When a community unites to achieve a common, worthwhile goal, anything is
possible. The volunteer effort put forth by residents of this community was
phenomenal. To each and every one of you...much thanks.
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Bell Island Food Bank Survey – Your Opinion Counts!
We need to know what you think about the level of service the food bank currently offers.
With your feedback we will be able to better focus on the improvement of our food
Please take a moment to anonymously fill out this brief survey and return it to the Bell
Island RCMP detachment in person or by mail to:
Attention: Boyd Merrill
Bell Island RCMP
P.O. Box 1179
Bell Island, NL A0A 4H0
1. Do you support the Island’s FB? Yes_____ No_____
If No, why not?
2. What do you like about the service provided by the FB?
3. What do you think needs to be changed?
4. Is there a better or different service we could offer? Yes _____ No_____
If Yes, please give us your suggestions:
Thank you for your participation!!!
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Calling all Students of St. Augustine’s
School……. $$$$$$$ Here’s Your Chance
to Win Some Cash!
We’d love you to name our new Food bank.
We want you to come up with a new name that will promote a positive
image of the Food Bank. So, put your thinking caps on! It’s easy, just
think about what the Food Bank means to you.
$25.00 goes to the student who creates the best name that
represents what we do.
Your entry needs to have: The new name for the Food Bank, your
name, your grade and your telephone number.
You can drop your entry off at the RCMP detachment or Mail it to:
Name the Food Bank Contest
Bell Island RCMP
P.O. Box 1179
Bell Island, NL A0A 4H0
Don’t miss out on your chance to win.
Contest ends on October 31, 2006 and the winner will be announced
in the November edition of the Bell Island Community Policing
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WABANA YOU’RE A
Bell Island, you made us service, led by pastors of the
proud! As we look back on Anglican, Roman Catholic,
our first annual “Breast and United churches, was an
Cancer Awareness uplifting tribute to those who For the Committee which
Weekend” in aid of the have lost their battle with planned and hosted this first
Atlantic Chapter of the lung cancer, those still annual breast cancer
Canadian Breast Cancer fighting that battle and the awareness weekend, while it
survivors in our community. was a lot of hard work, it was
Foundation, we can report truly a labor of love. Four of
that it was an outstanding our members are breast
There was hardly a dry eye
success, beyond our wildest cancer survivors, and each of
in church that evening as
expectations, with the whole each of us stood to place our us has been touched in some
community turning out to pink ribbons of remembrance way by the disease. But
support a cause that is dear on the breast cancer symbol even in our wildest dreams,
tothe hearts of all of us, for especially constructed for the we could not have imagined
there are few of us that event by Marg and Fred the level of support that made
have not been touched in Cahill. The beautiful hymns this weekend so special and
someway by breast cancer. led by Karen Seward, Janet made the late nights, early
Brazil and Bonnie Spracklin mornings and all the
added a special touch to this planning worthwhile. From
At the end of the the tons of goods delivered
weekend, we’re at memorable evening, which
ended with a reception, to the Boys & Girls Club for
$10,000 and still our yard sale, to those of
counting! Attendance at hosted jointly by your
Planning Committee and St. you who participated in our
our weekend events – the pancake breakfast – you all
pancake breakfast, yard Michael’s Parish, at which a
symbolic cheque for $10,000 gave a kickstart to a
sale, concert, our Walk of weekend that left us in awe
Hope, ecumenical service was presented to Brenda
Bietenman, Provincial of your support and
and reception – showed a commitment to helping us
depth of community Community Development
Coordinator for the Atlantic work towards a future
support that was without breast cancer.
absolutely awesome! Chapter of the Canadian
Who will ever forget the Breast Cancer Foundation.
“I’m totally in awe of a A million thanks to Leona
approximately two and Joey who allowed our
hundred people walking community that would
provide such support to a group to literally take over
together towards St. the club – especially Joey
Michael’s Church, and cause” said Ms. Bietenman
in accepting the cheque. who we dragged out of bed
the crowd awaiting our early on Saturday morning
arrival. “Breast cancer can hit any
one of us at any time, and to when all our griddles
see a community fighting completely whacked out
The touchingly beautiful the wiring!
back with a commitment like
I’ve seen on Bell Island today
is just unbelievable!” (continued on page 15…)
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( Breast Cancer Awareness truly grateful as you left us free one of the most touching
Continued …) to take part in our “Walk of church services we’ve ever
Hope”. Too all the local and St. attended. Your caring and
Thanks to everyone who John’s business people named concern was obvious, and
volunteered to make those on our “Honor Roll” – you’re an we long remember with
wonderful big fluffy example we hope others will gratitude
pancakes, fried a ton of follow in the years ahead! all you did to make this
sausages, poured “Tims” We extend our thanks to the weekend so special.
(yes, we actually had Town of Wabana for being there Thanks also to Father
“Tims” on Bell Island that when we needed insurance Wayne and the parish
weekend!) and the other coverage to use the school, and for helping sponsor the
thousand and one jobs that to St. Augustine’s for turning lovely reception which
had to be done – you were your school gym over to us ended this fantastic
super. and allowing us to share this weekend.
beautiful afternoon of talent and
Special thanks to Ros and togetherness. We’re overwhelmed and
Eric Hiscock who not only grateful to EVERYONE
helped us find space for it While there are far too many out who helped make this
all, butalso set up all the there for us to thank personally, weekend such a success,
tables for breakfast, with we cannot forget the generosity especially our families
Ros even rushing away to of Henry Crane who took and who did so much for us
find some spare developed all those beautiful behind the scenes and
tablecloths from her pictures for us, and Nate during the weekend.
church. So everything this Hammond who videotaped the Your Bell Island Breast
weekend was definitely concert. Cancer Awareness Group
ecumenical, which is has now agreed that we
probably why it turned out To everyone who took a sponsor will continue fundraising
so well! sheet and then walked with us on this project until
from the Wabana Complex in our October 20th so there is
Our community concert “Walk of Hope”, may God bless still time for anyone
was phenomenal! You each and everyone of you, out there who wishes to
came out in force to enjoy especially those survivors and make a contribution.
some of the best talent Bell the families touched personally
Island has to offer and by cancer. The funds you On October 25th we will
even if we did run a little helped us raise will stay in present our cheque at the
late, no one seemed Atlantic Canada and will go a Canadian Breast Cancer
to mind! Our thanks to long way towards helping all of Foundation’s luncheon at
our talented performers – us fight for a future without the Battery Hotel where
you’re the best! Our breast cancer. Sincere thanks Bell Island will be
gratitude to Tonya from all of us go to our Volunteer recognized for how it
Kearley, our M.C. who Fire Department, our RCMP came together and made
tried her best to keep us detachment, and Tremblett’s this weekend happen.
all on track even when we Ambulance Service – all of Your planning committee
were coming close to whom joined our “Walk of Hope” will proudly tell the story of
having a “group with Gerald definitely winning the the little community with the
meltdown” behind the prize for the “Best Decorated biggest
scenes. To the guys who Vehicle in the Walk!” heart in the world, and
helped us set up the gym, how it came together to
and those who stayed Our sincere thanks and raise more than $10,000
behind to see that it was blessings to Father Wayne in one weekend
cleaned and ready Dohey, Reverend Karen Thorne (continued on page 16…)
for school on Monday, we are and Canon Shirley Gosse for
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( Breast Cancer Awareness Remember – together we
Continued …) can make miracles BELL ISLAND OUR BREAST
happen, we saw one in this CANCER
to support the cause of AWARENESS WEEKEND
community in September
breast cancer research and “HONOR ROLL OF
treatment. Our weekend of SUPPORTERS”
awareness and fundraising
“The whole community was
will now be an annual event Bell Island Home Care
behind us in this event, and the
on Bell Island, perhaps in Nate Hammond
support was phenomenal.
July Creative Concepts Plus
I’ve volunteered my entire adult
or August, that remains to be Donna King
life but being part of this group
seen, but we’ll definitely be Tina’s Unisex
will continue to be one of
back! Clarke’s Home Hardware
the most enriching and life
B&E Mini Mart
changing experiences for me.
This group’s aim is to G.S. Hunt
Four members of our group
eventually open and staff a St. Michael’s Parish
are breast cancer survivors, yet
support center and be House of Stoyles
these women have shown me
advocates Bell Island Co-op
that every day is one to be
for Bell Island women Dianne Whalen, MHA
lived fully. They are a proud
diagnosed with breast cancer Wabana Boys & Girls Club
example of women everywhere
and their families Bell Island Foodland
living with this disease.
To that end we will be Dominion Stores
We salute them for their
fundraising nationally and Dandelion Green
dedication to this cause, for
internationally over the next Sobey’s Stores
their hard work on this project,
several Ed Coxworthy
and especially for their
months and we’ll keep you Costc
courage. We dedicated this
posted on our activities Kitchen’s Store
weekend to them –to those
through Tim Horton’s
the RCMP monthly bulletin. Mrs. Ursula Lahey
lost their battle with this terrible
God bless each and St. Michael’s High
disease, those still fighting that
everyone who participated in Dr. Alexa Laurie
battle and those magnificent
any way St. Augustine’s
survivors who are teaching us
for it all came together in one Michael Laurie
that every new day is one to be
of the most successful Black & White Lounge
lived to the fullest.”
fundraisers and community Gary King
awareness events ever held Tremblett’s Ambulance Service
on Bell Island! Always Personal Touch Salon
remember that breast cancer Central Dairies
hits Religious Book & Bible House
us indiscriminately. No one Mr. Reg Durdle
is immune to this disease – it Scotsburn Dairies
Your Bell Island Breast
strikes young and old, rich Mr. Lester Hawco
Cancer Awareness Group:
and Linda’s Grill
poor, the ordinary mortal and The Bell Island Junior Blues
Marg Cahill, Angie Cobb, Kay
the mega rich and powerful. Hammond’s Construction
Coxworthy, Dale Fitzgerald,
Few of us have not been Henry’s One Hour Photo
touched David Foley Inspections
Donna Kubik,Tracy Merrill,
in some way by this disease, Rogers Bussey Law Firm
Karen Seward, Gail Sweeney,
through the illness or loss of Crafts & Decor
a loved one, a friend,
coworker, AND ALL THOSE WHO
a neighbor or a member of SPONSORED WALKERS AND
our community. HELPED IN A
MILLION AND ONE OTHER WAYS
TO MAKE THIS A REAL
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Greetings from St. Michael's Parish
Dear Parishioners and
We are all back into the I wish to highlight two main activities.
routine of school. Church events:
and family life after a Please support our cause and
wonderful summer and the 1. Home Religion Program; make your contribution. For
many celebrations with All youth who wish to register more information, please
family and friends. for the religious education consult the parish bulletin.
program must do so
As a parish family we are immediately. We have a My friends, let us continue to
busy planning our schedule program for all age work together and strengthen
of events for the Fall which groups and especially for the "faith" in our community. I
include the Home Religion kids preparing for the ask for your continued support
Education Program for our sacraments. I remind and encourage those who
youth ; families that children in grade have not been part of our
2 or planning to celebrate church celebrations in the past
Fall Fair Events; Eucharist this year will also to please reconsider
Memorial Service in be confirmed at the same and become involved.
Noevember for our time. This may seem a little
deceaed realtives and strange but it's the new focus Let us give thanks for the
friends; and guidelines from the many blessings we share and
archdiocese. More go forth and help our
Thanksgiving; Advent and information is available if town to be strong in faith and
Christmas. These are the you call the parish office. loving in our service to all
regular activities of the Fall people.
schedule and we truly 2. Fall Fair: We are in need
count on your faithful of your support. We have
support. planned for our annual Sincerely;
Dinner, bingo, Sale of Father Wayne Dohey
Works, card game and other
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THIS IS KIWANIS
We are looking for your
service in our town
regardless of which The Club has been doing members or more with this
changing well with events to raise funds new change.
room you use - the mens to help the youth of the
or the womans! community. But We meet each Tuesday
we don’t have enough evening at the Town Hall
The Kiwanis club in Bell members! Building at 7:00. Please
Island has had another consider a few meeting
wonderful productive You asked for and you got it. each month and join
year. Over the past four The club is now non gender in.....we want to see you
months the club specific meaning we want all soon.
recognized over 4300 potential members from the
dollars made from canteen community. Being 2006 this Need more info call any
sales at the Motocross change from having only men club member or myself at
events, 1600 dollars from in the club will only foster more the office at 488-3312.
an annual dinner held in ideas and suport to the cause
June with guests from of helping kids which is our Boyd Merrill –
below the equator and mandate. We presently have Club Secretary
anther almost 300 dollars 20 members on file. We should
raised from other events. be able to have at least 40
ABOUT GROWING OLDER...
First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this
way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Tenth ~ Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's
And finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.
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The Lions Club
Minutes of the Regular
Meeting of the Portugal Cove - was absent this week.
This will be brought to a future
St. Philip’s meeting.
Lions Club Membership: Lion Bradley
agreed to get prices and
letters for mail out, together The issue of the Presidency is
12 September 2006 deferred to the next meeting
with paper and envelopes from
Staples. with more Lions in attendance.
Meeting called to order at
7:30. Lions invocation said by The Club discussed the
all Correspondence: RE: DGO at
Marystown (Oct. 20-21); note possibility of another cold plate
of thanks from Garden of Hope for the fall.
Guest: Lion Martin Smith
was introduced and a letter of at the Health Sciences Centre;
Club Renewal Initiatives Next meeting there should be
introduction from PDG T. drafted a list of major
(Valie) De Bruin (District 410C from Intl. President Jimmy
Ross; note of thanks from the donations for the year,
* South Africa) was read with including Journey for Sight,
respect to Lion Martin. Autism Society; swimming
pool initiative for the Max Cavalcade, Fire Dept. and
Simms Camp, note of thanks Camp. We should also
Minutes of the last meeting discuss a Charter Night given
were read by Lion Bradley from the Senior’s Resource
Centre. this is the 30th anniversary
Motion Lion Olive / 2nd Lion of the Charter.
Nancy that the minutes be
accepted. Carried. New Business: Lion Fred read
a letter from Julie Tucker. Ticket draw made $1,090.
Motion by Lion Josephine, 2nd Prize won by Bernie Eisen,
Business arising from minutes. 2nd to Jim Knox,
Lion Jerry McClendon Lion Nancy that Ms. Tucker be
sponsored $1000. The 3rd to Roger Hammond.
indicates he is going to join a
Club in Texas this year. Lion Club will have to closely
scrutinize all large donations Bills for Payment: Nil
Nancy attended at the
Cemitaph on July 1st on behalf over the summer and will have
to convene, even on an Go Around and adjournment at
of the Club. Lion Mary 9:10 p.m.
delivered the Lions emergency basis to discuss
I.D. Kits to the school. these in future.
Lion Bradley Moss * Secretary.
Financial Reports given and Lion Fred attended the 1st
carried Cabinet meeting in Arnold’s
Cove and reported to the Club.
Committees: VOCM Bingo: Lions are encouraged to
Finished volunteer for the MD
Convention in May.
Lion Bert’s Pennies: Lion Bert Proposal by Lion Fred re: Max
Simms Camp 10 car draws.
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The Lions Club – Part 2
Since 1976 the Portugal Maybe you are a former
Cove - St. Philip’s Lions member or have been a
have been doing good beneficiary of a Lion’s the individuals listed if you have
things in our community and program who wishes to give any questions about becoming a
we wish to expand, to do something back. Maybe Lion and making a difference by
even more for our you have moved here volunteering in our community.
growing town. Over the from a community that had
years we have made an active Lion’s Club. We look forward to meeting you!
hundreds of donations and There is a multitude of
provided assistance to reasons why people join the Frank Libbey....895-8594
many less fortunate Lions. Have you ever Dorothy Fowler....895-0146
individuals in our town. thought of yours?? Randy Dicks*895-2353
We have also supported Meetings are held from 7:30 Bradley Moss....729-7647
various programs in our to 9:30 on the second and Boyd Merrill....488-3312
school and our library, as fourth Tuesday of the month Mary Thorne....895-6644
well as providing financial (September to June), at the Gladys Churchill...579-7515
assistance in concert with Holy Rosary Parish Hall. Nancy Somerton....895-2137
1.4 million Lions worldwide We encourage you to Olive Churchill...895-2603
to any number of disasters, review our brochure at your Josephine Somerton....895-2236
youth and vision programs. leisure, and contact any of Bert Driscoll....576-4557
Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage this
country has ever known. Enjoy the following:
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of
them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came
along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
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R.C.M.P Community Concerns
This month’s Highway traffic act submission has to do with Drinking and Driving along
with the importance of seat belt, child car seat use and intersection safety. The
following are fact sheets concerning the above mentioned topics so Buckle up and
don’t drink and drive.
Fact Sheet: Drinking and Driving
Did you know?
Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) estimates that in 2003 (the most recent
year for which official statistics are available), 1,002 people died in alcohol-related
crashes on public roads in Canada.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) refers to the weight of alcohol (expressed in
milligrams) in a standard volume of blood (usually 100 millilitres). For example, it is
an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada to operate a motor vehicle with a
BAC that exceeds 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. Because the
amount of alcohol in the breath is directly proportional to the amount of alcohol in
the blood, BAC is readily (and most often) measured by means of a breath test -
i.e., using a "breathalyzer".
The number of fatally injured drinking drivers has declined by 41% since 1987. The
level achieved in 1999 (33% of fatally injured drivers with positive BACs) was the
lowest point reached in the past three decades. It went up again to 39% in 2003
(the most recent year for which official statistics are available).
A wide range of drugs (illicit as well as prescription and even some sold over-the-
counter) have impairing effects on driving-related skills. It is also known that many
of these drugs are found in drivers involved in serious road crashes - as many as
25% of fatally injured drivers have been found to be positive for some
You can be charged with impaired driving on your own property. The Criminal
Code of Canada applies not only to public roads and highways but to private
property as well.
You can be charged with impaired driving under the Criminal Code of Canada
even if your BAC is below the legal limit, or if you have not been drinking at all. If
the police officer determines that your ability to operate the vehicle is impaired, you
can be charged with impaired driving.
(continued on page 22..)
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(RCMP Community Concerns continued from page 21…)
Source of statistics - Traffic Injury Research Foundation Fact Sheet: The Importance
of Seat Belt , Child Car Seat Use and intersection safety
Did you know ?
At 50 km/h, an unrestrained vehicle occupant weighing 80 kg (176 lbs.) will strike
whatever it hits first with a force of 2,785 kg (6,215 lbs.). Seat belts distribute that
force evenly to the stronger parts of your body.
Lap/shoulder belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat occupants by 45% and
the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50%. Those numbers jump to 60% and 65%,
respectively, for people riding in light trucks.
75% of people ejected from their vehicles die.
The inside of a vehicle has what's called the engineered life space. It's specially
designed to handle collisions and protect vehicle occupants. The seat belt will keep
you inside that engineered life space.
Seat belts offer the best protection against ejection. Airbags are a supplement, not a
Most parents know that a child who weighs less than 18 kg (40 lbs.) must be
properly secured in a child safety seat. In addition:
• A child who weighs less than 9 kg (20 lbs.) must be in a rear-facing child safety
• A child weighing between 9 kg and 18 kg must be in a forward-facing child safety
Seat belts and child safety seats are the most cost effective means we have of
reducing injury and death from motor vehicle collisions. All provinces and territories
have seat belt and child restraint laws. Police will be enforcing these laws.
Safety experts strongly recommend that you install a booster seat to replace a child
safety seat when your child turns 6 or weighs more than 18 kg.
Although most motorist regularly buckle up (app 87%) 39% of fatally injured
occupants in 2003 were unbelted.
Children under the age of 12 should be in the back seat. It's always the safest place
for them, especially if your vehicle is equipped with a supplemental restraint system
(SRS), otherwise known as airbags.
Intersection are particularly dangerous to motorist. In 2003 28% and more than 40%
or all serious injuries occurred at intersections
Source of statistics : Alberta Occupant Restraint Program
Drive Safely....Cst. RAYNER
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Wabana Sunrise Would Like to Sincerely Thank Everyone
Wabana Sunrise would multi-talented Jeremy with much anticipation.
like to sincerely thank Harnum, superb drummer
everyone who Brian Lahey, tremendous Last, but definitely not least
contributed to a very David Kent, the gregarious thank you to Mr. Dave Rees,
successful, fun filled, Ambrose (Honky Tonk Man) President, Quidi Vidi Brewery
exciting summer of music Rose, fabulous Bob for your tremendous support
and friends on Lance French, the magnificent Mac and the members Lance Cove
Cove Beach. The Babb, Irish extraordinaire Beach Development Fund Inc.
valuable contribution Billy Madden, and the very Board of Directors. Your
from the tremendous talented Josh Carter. unrelenting hard work,
musicians who added to Also, honorable mention continued efforts we fully
the camaraderie every goes out to the enthusiastic recognize and indeed
Sunday will not be volunteers who took valuable appreciate.
forgotten. Particularly to time to assist with ticket
the marvelous Marion and sales etc. on our behalf. Billy This winter will be busy for
Bart McCarthy who “got Lahey, Linda Hickey, Janet us! Your comments or
their duds in order and and Rosaira Mercer, Brenda suggestions are welcome and
came across the water” Butler, Kelly Littlejohn, and you may contact any one of us
every single weekend Mary Ann Gendreau…. Your over the coming
during the summer and tireless efforts were certainly months. Again, a million
unequivocally enlightened appreciated! thanks, looking forward to
our afternoons with seeing you all “on the beach”
phenomenal songs and To you the “punters”……Bell next year.
outstanding musical Islanders, Vacationers,
talent. To the incredible Visitors, Friends and Slainte,
contributions from Bell neighbors. We thoroughly
Island’s own talented enjoyed entertaining you, as Nate Hammond, Jimmy Shea, George
crew who added to the much as you enjoyed the Jackman, & Bill Ford
line up each Sunday….. entertainment. The Wabana Sunrise
gifted Jerome Warren, friendships and fun made
renowned Sam Rose, the each Sunday a tremendous
brilliant sax men Clyde experience for us and we
Hibbs and Rev Ford….the look forward to next year
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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN
The final Sunday in to see the expressions on comradeship can
September has become a the faces of loved ones, sometimes be
very special Sunday for may it be a wife, friend, overwhelming and may
all members of law partner or the two little boys take time to somehow
enforcement agencies left behind by a slain adjust to what has
across Canada that help officer. happened or the
protect us during our daily thought of what could
lives. I am referring to the You always hope to go and happen.
Police memorial service not see any new faces
which is held every year there or not have any In 1998 we lost one of
in Ottawa. Being part of names read for the our own officers; the
the Police Services in the previous year. But that very regional police funeral
waterloo region, gives me seldom happens. Another was attended by
the opportunity to attend year means another list of thousands of officers
and witness for myself, names. from all across Canada
the sadness on the faces as well as the United
of literally thousands of States and abroad. As
people. Prayers are said, songs are the host department, it
heard, people from different was our honor to
It may just seem like levels of government speak participate in the
another memorial service and then there is the procession from the
to some people that may presentations of hats, hats church; we walked three
just happen to be there. that were worn by the and one half kilometers
But to someone who has recent fallen officers. There and not two words could
either lost a partner or could be the straw hat of be heard spoken by
spouse in the line of duty, the OPP, the forge hats of anyone.
it is a chance to reflect the different regional
and openly see how departments, hats from the I want to remind people
much these people give Forestry division as well as that this isn’t just a time
of themselves on a daily the hats of fallen prison to remember our fallen
basis. every time they guards. Then there were friends, but also a time
leave home to go to work the five Stetsons of the to say Thank You for
they end up helping RCMP, all presented at one the career that they
someone they have never service. have chosen and assist
met of and may never them in every way
meet again. This is where your heart possible to make their
strings start to pull in your job easier. The less
While standing with the chest and there is a real work these officers
massed Police choirs show of emotion through have, the safer we as
from across Canada, on out the sea of red that were citizens can feel.
the steps of the Centre there to honor their fallen
Block, you get a chance comrades. The show of
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AMAZING DISCOVERY FOUND ON
THE QUESTIONS BELL ISLANDERS REMEMBER THAT BABY STEPS WORK
ARE ASKING...... BEST WHEN MAKING LIFESTYLE
CHANGES, ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A
THE ANSWERS BELL ISLANDERS DAY AND NEITHER CAN A HEALTHY
ARE WAITING FOR...... BODY.
CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT IS ?? AS FALL TURNS TO WINTER, OUR
ACTIVITY LEVELS TEND TO GO DOWN
THINK FOR A MINUTE.... AND THIS MAKES NUTRITION EVEN
MORE IMPORTANT. IT’S NECESSARY
THE QUESTIONS ARE: TO SET YOUR GOALS NOW. WHAT
DIETARY CHANGES WOULD YOU LIKE
- HOW CAN I HAVE A HEALTHIER TO MAKE?
I DON’T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS,
- WHAT FACTORS CAUSE MY BLOOD BUT I CAN TRY TO HELP YOU LIVE
PRESSURE TO GO UP ? WELL.
- HOW DO I BEGIN TO REDUCE MY DID YOU KNOW :
CHOLESTEROL LEVELS ? VITAMIN C IS ESSENTIAL FOR
- WHAT FOODS CAUSE MY BLOOD
SUGARS TO RISE ? HIGHEST SOURCES OF VITAMIN C :
- WHAT DOES FIBRE DO FOR MY STRAWBERRIES, KIWI, CRANBERRIES,
BODY ? BROCCOLI.
JODY ANN O’BRIEN
STAY TUNED FOR SOME HELPFUL
HINTS AND TIPS RELATING TO
FOODS AND NUTRITION. THERE WILL
BE SOME FUN FOOD FACTS TOO!!
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As all of you know, the First Annual Walk of Hope for Breast Cancer
was a huge success!!!!!
I have been fundraising for 10 years and never have I seen such generosity from people, as
I have on Bell Island!!! To date, we are now over $12,000. Yep, $12,000 and all from the
people of Bell Island.
Breast Cancer is such a worthy cause considering 60 women are diagnosed daily and of
those 60 women, 15 will die!. In Newfoundland and Labrador over 350 women are
diagnosed annually. That's 350 to many! This disease robs us of our mothers, daughters,
sisters, and the list goes on. The only way we will stop this disease is to continue to
educate and donate when we can to this worthy cause in the hopes of one day finding a
Cure for Breast Cancer!
I'm going into my ninth year, however, the battle started for me at 28! This brings me to
another startling fact. The incidence of women diagnosed with breast cancer age 25-35 is
on the rise. Breast Cancer is no longer a disease for "just" women over 40!.
We need to do everything we can to support Breast Cancer and the many women who are
presently battling this disease and surviving the disease, on Bell Island right now!
There is no CURE for Breast Cancer, just periods of remission!!! Doctors say if a woman
survives the first five years with no recurrence, then she has a better chance of surviving
My dream is to live long enough to see a Cure for Breast Cancer so our daughters, sisters,
mothers, never have to go through what we have!
As a matter of fact, while away this summer for treatment, a young 34 military man, who had
just arrived home after surviving time in Iraq, was dying of metastatic breast cancer! Yes,
breast cancer also affects 3-5% of men!
Again, thanks for all your support, donations and prayers! Bell Island is a community that
may be small but big on heart!
Bell Island Breast Cancer Awareness Committee Member
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You know you are from Newfoundland when:
1. You never meet any celebrities except Buddy Wasisname and Toni
Contact Us: 2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor-trailer on the
If you have any 3. "Vacation" means going to St. John's for the weekend.
comments, concerns, or 4. You've seen all the biggest bands 10 years after they were popular everywhere
questions about the else.
contact us: 5. You measure distance in hours when traveling across the province,
and full days when measuring distance across the country.
Cpl. Boyd Merrill at: 6. You know several people who have hit moose more than once.
7. Your classes were often cancelled because of snow.
8. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
9. You use a down comforter in the summer.
We can also be reached 10. Your grandparents drive at 100/km per hour through 13 feet of snow in a raging
blizzard - without flinching.
RCMP Detachment at
116 Memorial Street. 11. Your social life consists of drinking at parties, in the woods or downtown, and
(709) 488-3312. bingo, darts, cards & fishing after 30.
12. You see people wear hunting clothes or jogging suits to social events.
13. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
14. You think of the major four food groups as moose meat, beer, fish and berries
and a typical meal portion for you would feed a European for two days.
The newsletter is also
available on the internet
15. You carry jumper cables in your car and you know how to use them
at website: 16. There are 4 empty cars running in the parking lot at the convenience store at
www.bellisland.net any given time.
17. You only own three spices: Salt, Pepper and Ketchup.
18. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
19. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
20. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent and dresses funny.
21. You think lingerie is a short flannel night dress.
22. You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Construction.
23. It takes 3 hours to go to the store for one item when you're ina rush because
you have to stop and talk to everyone you know.
24. You have a satellite dish/cable with 500 channels and still watch NTV.
25. You consider a snow blower a recreational vehicle.
26. Everyone knows a snowmobile in the back of a new truck is the sign of a well off
27. You have your own rubber boots & ball cap for picking berries and fishing.
28. The shed and the barn are acceptable places for grown men and sometimes
women to drink and socialize.
29. You actually understand these jokes, smile, and tell them to all your friends from
Gotta be proud to be a Newfoundlander!