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September 4 , 2003

Alumni Notes & Quotes

Best of Notes and Quotes for 2002-2003

"When we caught him he had quite a large knife strapped to his waist, methamphetamines and a syringe. It goes through your mind afterwards what could have happened, especially [when the suspect is a dangerous] drug user and you’re out there on your own or just with one other person."

— Constable Patrick Ridgley (BA '95, B.Ed.’'95) of the New Zealand Police Force, commenting on his role in nabbing of a violent fugitive outside the town of Kaikohe on July 24. Constable Ridgley and his partner apprehended the fugitive during a routine traffic check. Reported in The Telegram, July 27, 2002

"We estimate there’s somewhere in the vicinity of 4,000 patients (in total) that are seen in a run of a day in each of these general practitioner clinics. Our concern of course is that some or many of those may end up coming to our emergency departments for services."

— George Tilley (B. Comm. (Hons.)’78, MBA ’88) chief executive officer with the Health Care Corporation commenting on the imminent physicians strike. Telegram, Sept. 26, 2002

"The Flanders is not a rust bucket. It’s a 12-year-old vessel built in our own shipyard in Marystown. We provide the best maintenance possible to our vessels. We have an aging fleet. But we darn well keep them in good condition."

— Percy Barrett (M. Ed. ’79, BA ’70), is Works, Services and Transportation minister. The Department of Environment and Labour workplace health and safety office lodged a complaint concerning the ferry service, Mr. Barrett ensures that the Flanders is safe. Telegram, Oct. 19, 2002.

"If the management plan is implemented, it will lead to the total destruction of the Main River watershed as we know it and that’s a sad heritage to have to pass along to our children."

—Don Ivany (B.Sc.’86) Main River Coalition spokesperson on the occasion of Main River’s designation as a Canadian Heritage river. The Telegram Nov. 15, 2002.

"The fish companies are entering into agreements with licence holders that require the fishermen to sign away the beneficial use of their licences It is a very slippery slope. Once corporations get a hold on the inshore and midshore fishing licences there will be no turning back."

—Earl McCurdy (BA (Hons.) ’72) President FFAW appearing before the House of Commons standing committee on fisheries and oceans to make his case for the protection of fish licences. Dec. 10, 2002.

Two of memorial's graduates who have distinguished themselves in public life have been inducted into the Order of Canada. Shannie Duff (BA '75) and Dr. Phil Warren (B.Sc., BA (Ed)'56, LLD '98) were among 68 people inducted into the order and will receive their insignia later this year.





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