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SaltWire Selects Oct. 29: A desperate search, surfers call it quits, waiting for whisky and a culturally competent education program

Jordan Naterer is pictured with his mother, Josie Naterer, last year in British Columbia. Jordan, who lived for close to a decade in St. John’s, has been missing in B.C. since Oct. 10, and his parents are frantic to find him. – CONTRIBUTED
Jordan Naterer is pictured with his mother, Josie Naterer, last year in British Columbia. Jordan, who lived for close to a decade in St. John’s, has been missing in B.C. since Oct. 10, and his parents are frantic to find him. - Contributed

'We still have time' 

Authorities may have once again called off the search for Jordan Naterer, but his parents are not giving up on finding their son, reports the Telegram's Rosie Mullaley

Jordan — who lived in St. John’s for almost a decade before moving to Vancouver about two years ago — disappeared in British Columbia almost three weeks ago and his family is sick with worry.

During a telephone interview with Mullaley from Vancouver — where they’ve been staying for the past two weeks — mom Josie Naterer father Greg both broke down in tears as they expressed their despair about not being able to find their son.

“It’s our responsibility as his mother and father to find him,” Josie said. “We don’t give up on our children.”

Learn more about the efforts to find Jordan

The Naterer family — (from left) Veronica, Julia and Jordan, their father, Greg, Memorial University's dean of engineering, and their mother, Josie — celebrate Jordan’s graduation from MUN's faculty of engineering in this 2018 photo. Jordan has been missing in British Columbia since Oct. 10 and his family is frantically trying to find him. - Contributed
The Naterer family — (from left) Veronica, Julia and Jordan, their father, Greg, Memorial University's dean of engineering, and their mother, Josie — celebrate Jordan’s graduation from MUN's faculty of engineering in this 2018 photo. Jordan has been missing in British Columbia since Oct. 10 and his family is frantically trying to find him. - Contributed

 


An unhappy au revoir

Eight surfers from Quebec have left the house they were renting this week after locals complained they were defying Nova Scotia’s quarantine laws by surfing at the public beach after arriving last week.

The Chronicle Herald's Chris Lambie has been following the story after thr RCMP visited the surfers over the weekend after complaints that the men weren’t isolating.

Police returned several times to keep tabs on the surfers, but they didn’t ticket them for breaking Nova Scotia’s quarantine rules. 

On Tuesday, the province's health officials announced that surfing on a public beach is prohibited during the 14 days of isolation required of anyone entering Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic bubble. 

Check out Lambie's story for more on what the area's residents and the police had to say

This short term rental at Martinique Beach is being occupied by a group of people local surfers say came from Quebec without isolating for the required 14 days. - Chris Lambie
This short term rental at Martinique Beach is being occupied by a group of people local surfers say came from Quebec without isolating for the required 14 days. - Chris Lambie

 


Aged to perfection

Peter Wilkins will have to be patient over the next three years as the Newfoundland Distillery Company’s first batch of whisky ages.

Whisky is a new a product for the Clarke’s Beach, N.L.-based distillery and one that co-founder Wilkins said he and his partner, Bill Carter, have wanted to make since they started the company.

The whisky is made from barley grown at Cormack, N.L.'s Larch Grove Farm that is mixed in with malted barley from P.E.I.

"...There’s been an amazing amount of people who’ve asked for the first bottles," Wilkins tells SalyWire's Diane Crocker

Read more on why Wilkins and Carter opted to play the long game with whisky

Peter Wilkins is the co-founder of the Clarke’s Beach-based Newfoundland Distillery Co. - Contributed
Peter Wilkins is the co-founder of the Clarke’s Beach-based Newfoundland Distillery Co. - Contributed

 


Educating a new kind of educator

After 18 months of learning how to care for children in their First Nation communities through a culturally competent lens, a group of women recently celebrated their graduation from a Mi’kmaw early childhood education pilot program at the Nova Scotia Community College. 

The 13 Mi’kmaq women who participated in the Poqji-kina’masulti’kw tel-kina’mujik mijua’ji’jk program had their formal graduation ceremony on Saturday, in the midst of Mi’kmaq History Month. 

Ann Sylliboy, of Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey, tells the Chroncile Herald's Noushin Ziafati that they wanted to send off the students “with as much good energy and thoughts and prayers” at the ceremony as they did when they started the program in February 2019. 

“Our directors of education … realized they needed early childhood educators and they wanted those early childhood educators to be grounded in a Mi’kmaw worldview,” says Sylliboy. 

Read more about the program and where the graduates plan to go next

A group of Mi'kmaq women celebrated their graduation from an early childhood education program offered at the Nova Scotia Community College on Saturday. The program was designed by Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey, an organization that represents the educational interests of 12 Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia, in partnership with NSCC to reflect the unique culture, language and community needs of Mi’kmaq children in the province. - Contributed
A group of Mi'kmaq women celebrated their graduation from an early childhood education program offered at the Nova Scotia Community College on Saturday. The program was designed by Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey, an organization that represents the educational interests of 12 Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia, in partnership with NSCC to reflect the unique culture, language and community needs of Mi’kmaq children in the province. - Contributed

 


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