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...
Posted 14 November 2005, 4:44 pm NST
Gilbert Bay has recently been designated a Marine Protected Area (MPA) under DFO's Oceans Act.

The purpose of the Gilbert Bay MPA is to protect the genetically and geographically distinct population of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) that make Gilbert Bay their home. The reddish-brown to golden coloured fish lives in Gilbert Bay year-round.

The designation has been a community driven initiative that began in 1998 when residents from William's Harbour and Port Hope Simpson first approached DFO about making Gilbert Bay a MPA. Congratulations to all involved! Your work will help ensure the “Golden Cod” of Gilbert Bay, along with the habitats and ecosystem which support them, remain for future generations to enjoy.

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