November 17, 2014

Some residents of Nain, Hopedale and Makkovik will be a little warmer this winter, thanks in part to the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (NGC).

For the fourth consecutive year, NGC has implemented its Wood to the Coast program – a program designed to assist some households in Nunatsiavut who are unable to obtain their own firewood.

“The program started when we noticed a number of our elders, single parent homes and others were unable to get out on the land to cut their winters supply of firewood,” explains Chris Webb, VP Corporate Development for NGC. “We really wanted to help so we started shipping wood, free of charge, to the Inuit Community Governments for them to disperse as they see fit.”

This fall, approximately 150 cords of wood were prepared for shipping by Nunatsiavut Marine and subsequently sent to the northern communities courtesy of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“NGC has been a great help by supporting the residents of our community, and the rest of Nunatsiavut”, says Jim Tuttauk, Angajuk of Hopedale. Joe Dicker, Angajuk of Nain, adds “The response from the community members is very positive.”

Media contact:

Janice Goudie
Nunatsiavut Group of Companies
Ph: (709) 896-8505 ext. 30
C:  (709) 899-6645