To assist with the delivery of groceries and other essential items to coastal communities in Labrador, the Provincial Government advises that the cost of freight will be paid for on Air Labrador’s scheduled freight delivery on Thursday, July 10.
A second aircraft is also being chartered to assist in delivering freight to these communities which are Black Tickle, Rigolet, Postville, Makkovik, Hopedale, Natuashish, and Nain.
This additional air freight service is to provide groceries and other essential items until the MV Astron returns to service. The MV Astron is scheduled to depart Lewisporte for Labrador on Saturday, July 12.
Currently, officials from the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Office are contacting the 16 retailers in the seven coastal communities to advise them of this opportunity. All freight going on these flights must be delivered to Air Labrador Cargo in Happy Valley-Goose Bay by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9.
If retailers have any questions they can contact Jeannine Chaulk at 1-888-435-8111 or 709-896-1780.