Public Advisory: Air Foodlift Subsidy Implemented for South Coast-Straits of Labrador
February 22, 2016
Due to an interruption in marine service for the Strait of Belle Isle, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has implemented the Air Foodlift Subsidy Program (AFS) for the South Coast-Straits of Labrador.
AFS policy states that if for some reason (inclement weather or mechanical failure) there is a stoppage of scheduled crossings of a marine vessel for an extended period of time, retailers in these communities would be eligible to participate in the AFS program. Effective today (Monday, February 22) retailers on the South Coast-Straits of Labrador are eligible to take part in the program. The AFS program will remain in effect for five days after regular scheduled marine service returns.
For retailers seeking further information, please contact the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Office, AFS Program Coordinator, Jeannine Chaulk at 709-896-1780.
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Director of Communications
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs