Friday, July 23, 2010

Dusty Roads

If you live in Nain then you know all too well what its like to walk or drive an ATV on these roads.

We’ve had quite a hot summer already, without a considerable amount of rain.

Because of this, the roads are extremely dusty.

Which leaves residents wondering if anything will be done about the problem.

Karen Dicker is the Town Clerk at the Nain Inuit Community Government.

She says Town employees are expected to begin grading the roads next week.

After that the Calcium Chloride will be put down to keep the dust from rising.

To get another of angle of the story, we contacted the Nain Clinic.

Consi Howley is the Nurse Practitioner at the Clinic.

She says she can’t directly determine if dust is a factor for some of the sicknesses going around Nain lately.

Howley says it’s hard because of the damp weather we just recently had here.

But, she says the dust will surely aggravate a person with a chronic respiratory disease such as asthma.

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