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Bell Island Submarine Miner
General Plant News
With the month of March entering its secnd week, the unusually mild weather which prevailed since the beginning of 1958 continues.
The present winter has been such a contrast to twelve months ago. The months of January and February were, for the most part, mild throughout, with fog, rain and drizzle, occasional snow flurries and very little frost at any time.
Plant life showed signs of bloom around the Avalon Peninsula on many occasions during February.
An intense sleet storm on March 1st caused widespread damage to communication and power supply lines around the Conception Bay area and a complete blackout to Bell Island for several days.
Following the storms the weather turned mild again and the sleet which had in some cases built on the wires to a thickness of 5" soon melted and the telephone and power companies found it possible to work around the clock in making repairs to the damaages caused by the storm.
Although adverse easterly winds are being experienced, there appears to be no threat from the Arctic ice blockade, which in previous years filled Conception Bay disrupting the ferry service between Bell Island and the mainland.
Only 12 months ago, on many occasions, the only means of getting to and from Bell Island was by helicopter and an airways service which was established to transport passengers and necessary supplies.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following employees, on the occasion of wedding anniversaries in Jan and Feb:
The stork visited the following employees recently:
Deepest sympathy is extended to relatives of the following
CONGRATULATIONS to the following on the occasion of their birthdays:
Following employees who were sick recently:
Private Vincent MANSFIELD of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps is on leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John MANSFIELD, Bell Island.
Michael NEARY, who has been residing in Brantford, Ont., for several years visited his brother, pensioner Peter NEARY, Quigley's Line, recently.
James TUCKER, a former Bell Islander, is presently visiting relatives here. Jim has been residing in British Columbia for the past 14 years.
Peter HAMMOND, Lance Cove, has returned home from hospital
Donald SKANES of Bell Island is back from Montreal, where he was receiving treatment for a leg injury received in a hockey game last season.
Privates Fred and Robert, sons of Fire Chief and Mrs. R.D. NORMAN, Doinion Range, Bell Island, are home on leave from Borden. In addition to Fred and Robert who are serving in the Royal Canadian Army, 3 other brothers are serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, Bill has served 4 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, Ralph and Harry are serving the R.C.A.M.C.
for last 6 months of 1957
|William CLARKE||Richard WALSH|
|Fred EZEKIEL||Edward BUTLER|
|Rhodie O'TOOLE||Eric FARRELL|
|Joseph SKANES||Dennis ROSE|
|Henry CRANE||Charles HUSSEY|
|Harvey REID||Thomas SPENCER|
|Vincent HOWARD||Patrick FITZGERALD|
|James ASHFORD||Thomas MUGFORD|
|Gregory GORMAN||Dan MURPHY|
|Harold MILLER||Harold BUTT|
|Harrison CLARKE||Vincent SWEENEY|
|E. HAMMOND||Gerald HAMMOND|
|Thomas NOLAN||Roland PARSONS|
|Samuel ROSE||James HAMMOND|
|Martin HEARN||Henry FOWLER|
|Thomas DEARING||Terrence KENT|
|John MILLER||Martin CAHILL|
|William O'BRIEN||John JACKMAN|
|Louis HYNES||Israel DECKER|
|Thomas MANNING||Ray KEARLEY|
|Edward BUTLER||Richard WALSH|
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