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Posted 5 August 2015, 10:42 am NDT

Historic Agreement for Economic Development on Fogo Island

(Fogo Island, NL) - The Town of Fogo Island, Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Co-operative Society signed an historic Agreement to promote and support economic development and the creation of jobs on Fogo Island, on July 19, 2015.

The Agreement continues a long tradition of local innovation beginning with the Fogo Process in the 1960's, the founding of the Fogo Island Co-op in 1967, the amalgamation of the school system... Read more.


Posted 16 July 2015, 3:51 pm NDT

An Historic Agreement for Economic Development on Fogo Island
Town of Fogo Island
Shorefast Foundation
Fogo Island Co-operative Society Ltd.
This partnership will be working to achieve economic growth and job creation and a sustainable island community for fisheries innovation and tourism initiatives. A Business and Economic Development Office will be opened to effectively carry out the mandate of this partnership. This venture is actively supported by The Atlantic Canada... Read more.

End of Plastic Grocery Bags on Fogo Island

Posted 1 June 2015, 9:00 am NDT

May 29, 2015 (Fogo Island, NL) – The Shorefast Foundation, in cooperation with the Town of Fogo Island, is pleased to announce that as of August 1, 2015, the grocery stores in the ten communities on Fogo Island will offer alternatives to the use of disposable plastic bags to their customers.

Fogo Island will be the first town in the province to adopt this important conservation initiative to benefit the marine environment, the creatures that live in and around our ocean as well as the... Read more.

Public Hearing - Municipal Plan and Development Regulations for 2015-2025

Posted 28 May 2015, 9:21 am NDT

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Fogo Island has moved to adopt a Municipal Plan and Development Regulations for the Planning Area under the jurisdiction of the Town, for the ten year period of 2015 to 2025. The Planning Area comprises the Town of Fogo Island (which is Fogo Island itself) plus all of the near shore islands lying within 800 metres of the shores of Fogo Island. This follows a process of professional advice and public consultation.
A public hearing will be held at the... Read more.

Letter from Manolis L Citizens Response Concert Committee

Posted 18 March 2015, 3:36 pm NDT

Manolis L Citizens Response Concert Committee
PO Box 113, Twillingate, NL A0G 4M0

February 16, 2015
Dear Business Owner/Sponsor,
We need your help preventing an urgent environmental crisis that will have a damaging impact on eastern and central Newfoundland, and beyond!
On January 18, 1985 the Liberian cargo carrier The Manolis L. hit Blowhard Rock off Change Islands, Notre Dame Bay, NL and sank with over 500 tonnes of Bunker C and diesel oil aboard, having just refueled in Botwood. After a... Read more.

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