An August 15, 2017 article in CBC reported that the residents of William's Harbour have agreed to relocate. The entire Labrador community is in agreement with the decision to move. The cost is approximately $4 million Canadian dollars to complete the relocation. The government expects to save about $7.9 million Canadian dollars over the next two decades. Residents will be able to return for berry picking or fishing by applying for a five-year permit after they have relocated to a new community.
In a March 28, 2013 interview on CBC Radio's As It Happens programme, area administrator George Russell stated that the 17 remaining residents of William's Harbour are willing to accept a new re-settlement offer of $275,000.00 per household from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador to residents of struggling outport communities.
- "William's Harbour residents agree to relocate, says province". CBC.ca. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. August 15, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- "UN Drought Convention: Labrador Resettlement". CBC.ca. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. March 28, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013.[dead link]
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