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A resident of Corner Brook says every time he hears the words Salmon Festival he thinks of the Hangashore Festival and what could have been.

“During the early years of the Hangashore, it was one of the top festivals in the province and Eastern Canada and had the potential to be developed into something bigger and better. Yet it was allowed to die.

“It’s just another thing on a long list of missed opportunities for Corner Brook and area,” he said



A senior called this week about shopping carts and store aisles.

The caller says she wishes all stores had smaller carts available like most supermarkets do now.

“I find it difficult to push the bigger carts and have even requested the stores without them make the change,” she said.

The woman also complained that at least one store has aisles that are too small and patrons are forced to back up because they can’t pass with their carts.


A reader sent this note:

“I wish the councillors would do something about the scraped vehicles in yards on Station Road and Humber Road.

“The Roamer had a couple inquiries about the car wrecks along Humber Road, with the hopes council would take similar action as it did on Confederation Drive Extension,” they said.


A resident says the highway through Gros Morne National Park, especially the section near Wiltondale, needs attention now.

“There’s a two to three-kilometre section that’s very rough,with the pavement resembling a washboard.

“The rough road must be causing damage to those big trailers and motorhomes owned by tourists and residents alike and it must be hell for the locals to drive over daily.

“A new coat of asphalt is required immediately,” the reader said.

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Eastern Canada, Humber Road Gros Morne National Park Wiltondale

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  • david
    July 24, 2013 - 12:29

    Hangashore was one big, savage drunk....don't delude yourself with nostalgic revisionism. And the highway through GM park is among other things very symbolic of the entire national park system : falling into decay and disrepair. Meanwhile, they keep announcing the establishment of new parks, ones that very few will ever visit.