Nalcor was the sponsor of our Grand River special issue–without their support, this issue wouldn’t have been a reality. We faced some criticism for the decision to approach them for the money to produce the issue when the proposed Muskrat Falls development is creating so much controversy, but I have to say that they were very good to work with. Nalcor had no editorial control over the issue, and were completely hands-off in the production, except when we asked for assistance in locating certain things. (And if you read the issue, you’ll see that we have stories from people with a variety of viewpoints in the magazine.)
Anyway, here is the official press release from Nalcor about it:
Nalcor Energy was pleased to sponsor the making of a Them Days special edition on the Grand River (Churchill River).
The special edition was released on April 17, 2013 and contains a collection of stories about the Grand River from over 45 individuals such as Elizabeth Penashue, Clarice Blake Rudkowski, and Joe Goudie.
The stories in the book tell the history of the Grand River through the eyes and experiences of Labradorians.
Editor Aimee Chaulk notes that the stories heard by the researchers invoked a wide variety of emotions,with the most predominant one being pride.
“Pride in the men and women who have used this river over the years to provide for their families. Pride in those who faced what must have seemed like insurmountable Obstacles along the river. And pride in the people who have kept our history alive through the stories in this issue.”
The special edition can be purchased at the Them Days office or at local retailers.
So thank you again, Nalcor, and I hope everybody enjoys the magazine!