Tag: Municipal

Labrador’s resource development future from a municipal perspective.

Can resource development make communities like Happy Valley-Goose Bay healthy and sustainable? Have we been blessed or cursed along with the way? These are the questions that I regularly confront as a Mayor, and through my time in municipal government, it has become increasingly clear that an honest, holistic, and forthright dialogue about the pros ...

An eventful, interesting, and forward-moving year.

2016 was an eventful, interesting, and forward-moving year for the town council, and the community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay as a whole. Here is a recent interview with Evan Careen of Transcontinental Media. The story was published in the Labradorian and the Evening Telegram. Evan Careen evan.careen@tc.tc Published on January 16, 2017 Happy Valley-Goose Bay ...

What does the municipality have to do with my health?

In 2013, researchers examined the capacity of municipal governments to reduce health inequities (Collins & Hayes 2013).  When they examined the issue amongst municipal politicians and senior-level staff, respondents believed that higher levels of government had a greater responsibility for health; however, they felt that at the municipal level, investing in parks and recreation facilities, ...