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Drawing inspiration from art spaces such as Callan Workhouse Union in Ireland, and Eigg Box in Scotland (two well-known development facilities and hubs for art, design, research, and community activities), Union House in Port Union has begun development in partnership with Edith Samson and The Coaker Foundation.
To quote one of their engineers, Paul Arsenault, it’s “well beyond what anyone thought possible.”
A year after the government threatened to shut down 54 libraries (more than half of the province’s libraries), and provoked a storm of protest, a $187,000 consultants’ report pointed out funding of the system, even before the planned cuts, was “very low compared to virtually all other provinces.” But it is becoming apparent a solution to the problem will take years.
A Wells-heavy report this week
At the end of a Play On! event, more than 1500 games will have been contested.
Place making is about making places people want to live in, work in, and visit. That requires a diversity of retail, food, cultural, an recreational buzz.
“What we’ve seen is the displacement of sex workers from neighbourhood to neighbourhood and it just becomes some other neighbourhood’s problem. It doesn’t address any of the actual issues, it doesn’t increase safety, it doesn’t decrease the stigma that sex workers are facing and neighbourhoods might be facing,” Heather Jarvis, SHOP’s Program Coordinator said.
For Parsons, this opportunity was an opportunity to leverage one trip for three local organizations.
The report from the consultant is expected to be complete by early fall.
Each year, the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL presents four Inclusion Awards to highlight the important work being done by community champions across the province.