E.R. Rowsell Letter to R.L. Andrews, 1957
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Department of Public Welfare
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND
May 23rd, 1957.
Mr. R. L. Andrews,
Deputy Minister of Public Welfare,
Dept. of Public Welfare,
With reference to circular # 4 dated
fifty seven the following information is submitted.
Twelve families at West Bay, thirty
miles North of Cartwright, are considering moving, if not
to Cartwright to some place nearby-maybe Paradise or North
River. The twelve families are now living in shacks almost
unfit for human habitation. Should these families move
from West Bay they would return there each summer to fish.
These families should be encouraged to move so as to give
their children an opportunity to grow up as human beings
should and have incentive enough to try and be independent,
this is not true now.
Should the wood operation start at
Paradise it is possible these people may move there, if not
North River would offer better chances of earning a living
than they now have.
Goose Cove five miles from Cartwright
has eleven families. The School Chapel (Pentecostal) there
has been sectioned and brought to Cartwright. Ten of the
eleven families are not interested in moving to Cartwright,
where they contend there is less chance of making a living
and more difficulty in providing fuel, but under present
circumstances with no school, they feel obliged to move to
some place where their children can attend school.
All families concerned depend on fishing.
E. R. Rowsell, W.O.