Survey seeks input from snowmobilers

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Labrador Affairs looking for trail users to help identify improvements for grooming subsidy

Snowmobile trail users in Labrador are being asked to participate in a new survey to assist with improvements to the Labrador Transportation Grooming Subsidy.

The Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs is hoping for a good response to a new survey in order to indentify opportunities to improve the Labrador Transportation Grooming Subsidy.

“The Provincial Government invests $350,000 annually to groom the snowmobile trails from isolated Labrador communities to the nearest service centre, which provides a key link between communities without road transportation during the winter months,” said the Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister Responsible for Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs

“This important survey will ensure that any advancements relating to the program are well-informed and will bring the best possible benefits to the trail users and service providers.”

Snowmobile trail users must register to receive the survey. Communities will begin receiving registration forms this week. Completed registration forms should be returned by mail by July 25, using the postage paid envelope included with the registration form.

 Registration forms are available at the following locations:

·       Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik and Rigolet — the Inuit Community Government Office;

·       Natuashish —Mushuau Innu First Nation Band office;

·       Mud Lake, Black Tickle, William’s Harbour and Norman Bay — registration forms will be hand-delivered.

Once the survey registration process is complete, participants will be contacted and given the option to complete the survey in person, by mail or by telephone.

“Our government values the input of residents and believes that by seeking their feedback, we can continue to provide a beneficial Transportation Grooming Subsidy and a well-maintained and safe winter trail network,” said McGrath.

 For more information regarding registration, trail users can call the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Office at 1-888-435-8111. Information pertaining to the Labrador Transportation Grooming Subsidy, trail user survey and registration process can be found online at: www.laa.gov.nl.ca/laa/programs_we_offer/labrador_transportation_grooming_subsidy.html

Organizations: Labrador Transportation Grooming Subsidy, Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Office

Geographic location: Labrador, Mud Lake, Norman Bay

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