Ottenheimer promises more moose fencing and a Come Home Year

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John Ottenheimer is promising more fencing and reduced speed limits on the province’s highways at night to prevent moose-vehicle accidents.

John Ottenheimer. — Telegram file photo

“We live in moose country,” he said.

Ottenheimer also promised that if he becomes premier, he will make  2016 a Come Home Year.

That year is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, the year that the Colonial Building restoration will be completed and the 50th anniversary of the first Come Home Year organized by Joey Smallwood.

Ottenheimer promised new Come Home Year licence plates, saying he can already see in his mind what they’ll look like.

Ottenheimer could not give any sense of how much money it would cost to do the Come Home Year or the moose prevention efforts.

Organizations: Battle of Beaumont Hamel

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  • Dolf
    August 06, 2014 - 15:26

    No need to get your knickers in a knot folks. Ottenhiemer never produced on ANYTHING when a minister. Now if he promised a fence to pen up all the PC MHS's since Williams (included) then he might get some consideration. But even if promised it's only something he'd be studying, considering, or thinking about. It would be par for the Minister of Never Did Anything.

  • Anna
    August 06, 2014 - 10:04

    Dear God, is that the best you can come up with? We have high unemployment throughout the Province, a Muskrat Falls project out of control, bridges falling apart along with roads and all you can offer is a Come Home Year? We still have those moose lights out on the highway, the ones that never worked that cost millions and now you are going to spend millions more for a fence. The next election can't come fast enough.

  • my opinion
    August 05, 2014 - 19:27

    Come home year promise and additional moose fencing. What a Lafffff. Good by Conservatives.

  • Artie
    August 05, 2014 - 17:41

    This is the best the PC party can put forward. A reduction in speed limits at night would be nothing but another tax grab by govt. I've thought that Kent was the worst talking head to ever run for the top provincial lob but this rube is now #1 Try a few fiscal issues to generate a response from the PC sheep.

  • Henry
    August 05, 2014 - 15:12

    Use the muskrat Falls profits after expenses to subsidize the higher electrical rates which willb be charged to rate payers because of this project. This is only fair that all nl and labrador residents get this... or no votes for conservatives.

  • Henry
    August 05, 2014 - 14:48

    Use the muskrat Falls profits after expenses to subsidize the higher electrical rates which will be charged to rate payers because of this project. This is only fair that all nl and labrador residents get this... or no votes for conservatives.

  • Jim
    August 05, 2014 - 12:55

    NOOO! I don't want to put up with any more Newfs who have gone to Ontawrio and Alburddda! Leave them there! The ones who go away and then come home are intolerable!

  • Maurice E. Adams
    August 05, 2014 - 10:59

    A Come Home Year ----- What Vision! He can even see the licence plates! We're saved for sure.