Why flights between Newfoundland and Europe have Labrador Inuit shaking their heads

 By Sarah Smellie THE CANADIAN PRESS St. JOHN’S, N.L-Two Inuit leaders in Labrador are calling on the Newfoundland and Labrador government to chip in for flights to their fly-in communities as the province becomes the latest to support leisure travel to and from international destinations. Johannes Lampe, president of the Inuit Nunatsiavut government, and Barry Andersen, the AngajukKak, or mayor of Makkovik, N.L., say the staggering cost of flights to their communities make the cost of groceries and essential goods out of reach for many. In Nain, where Lampe lives, a pound of butter at the local store was nearly $10 in May; a two-litre jug of whole milk cost $9.50; a litre of coffee cream was $12.89; and a large pack of laundry detergent pods cost nearly $90. If…

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