Posted 13 June 2006, 1:02 pm NDT
In conjunction with the opening of the Gateway Visitor Centre, the Labrador Straits Historical Development Corporation will be hosting a Flintknapping Workshop on June 27th with Tim Rast, who created the reproduction artefacts on display at the Gateway Visitor Centre. Two workshops will be held, one from 1pm to 4:30 pm, and one from 6pm to 9:30 pm, at the Natural Heritage Centre, Point Amour. Participants will learn how a stone is transformed into an arrowhead or spearpoint, and will make an arrowhead themselves during the workshop. This workshop is presented free of charge as part of the opening celebrations of the Gateway Visitor Centre.

To register, call 931-2013, or toll-free 1-877-931-2013 or Email by Friday June 23rd. Register early, as space is limited.
Posted 24 April 2006, 9:42 am NDT
The ferry that operates in the Strait of Belle Isle between St. Barbe. NL and Blanc Sablon, PQ made her first trip on April 13! Not scheduled to begin operations until May 1, the MV Apollo is a welcome sight to the region. The area has been isolated since last trip of the Apollo in January. Grocery, goods and mail which have been delivered by plane all winter can now move easier and more frequently. Because this is also around the time most students are finishing terms at school, they are grateful to be able to drive home.

The schedule for the MV Apollo can be seen at

Reservations can be made by calling 1 866 535 2569 in the 709 and 418 area codes. The number for all other areas is 709 724 9173.
Posted 31 January 2006, 11:54 am NST
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Posted 16 January 2006, 2:49 pm NST
Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works, today released the schedule for the 2006 Labrador Marine Coastal Service.

"Businesses, tourists and residents depend on the Labrador marine service," said Minister Taylor. "Our government is committed to the provision of convenient and cost-effective transportation service for this region. This pledge is reflected in the early release of the ferry schedule."

Tourism, Culture and Recreation Minister Tom Hedderson says the continued early...
Posted 03 January 2006, 1:18 pm NST
Wildland Tours considers the ferry trip aboard the MV Apollo from St. Barbe, Newfoundland to Blanc Sablon, Quebec, one of "world's premier pelagic seabird watching boat trips. The voyage also typically features whales, seals, and icebergs."

Wildland Tours provides memorable holidays, several itineraries that includes stops on Labrador Coastal Drive are listed below.

First Whale Census Vacation in Northern Newfoundland...
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