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by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201847 Views

August 7, 2018

In 2013, the small outport community of Little Bay Islands, Newfoundland, had to make a very emotional decision.

The local economy had completely dried up. The crab processing plant had closed, and the community was far away from government public services. Looking at its bleak prospects, the small community applied for provincial “resettlement” which would mean if 90 percent of the community voted in favour of moving, every household would stand to receive between $80,000 and $100,000.

Little Bay Islands, however, was not some bad luck example. Many other outport communities had relocated when faced with similar circumstances. The decision was no less painful, but it represented a chance for a better life with much better prospects for residents.

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