Ahhhh...driving across this marvelous land! Still a treat after all these years and will remain so for a long, long time yet! Some things have changed of course, notably the 'Caribou' (and her sister ship the 'Joseph and Clara Smallwood') no longer plys the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Sadly the political minds ['no-minds'?!] of the day figured in their uninformed wisdom that those vessels would, rather than a midlife refitting, be better off cut up for scrap a half a world away whilst we [the People] purchase sub-standard marine garbage from lesser known countries of Europe. This is a practice that in my opinion only serves the purpose of ensuring politicians and their ilk get a nice continental vacation. Besides 'lesser known European country's shipbuilding industries' need a helping hand. Author's Note: If our politicians help them in the same manner they helped our shipbuilding industry I give Europe about 20 years before the skills, knowledge and expertise is lost completely!
Oh, but I rant...
Panel 4 reflects how long I languished on the mainland...the 'Ministry' should be 'Department' in Newfoundland & Labrador! Silly mistake on my part. The gravel pits are still inhabited these days but not so much so...Vinegar is still missing on mainland tables...the 'Downhomer' has repackaged itself as 'Downhome Life Magazine' but otherwise is still the flagship publication of our homeland.
The last panel sadly still is an issue here in our province. Littering is a crime that I don't understand, and pisses me off entirely! Give it up!!!!