We could be in the ocean’: Trepassey residents worried as breakwater fails, mayor says town can’t afford another project

By Sanuda Ranawake  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TREPASSEY, N.L.- Jim Corrigan is worried. He’s one of several residents in Trepassey whose property is at risk after the failure of the town’s breakwater.A lifelong resident of Trepassey, and a fisherman with 40 years of experience behind him, Corrigan says he’s living in fear.“I’ve spent a lot of time out to sea. You don’t stop the North Atlantic. They can’t just build what they had before and expect it to work,” says Corrigan. The town’s breakwater failed just eight months after it was rehabilitated, a project that received funding from the federal and provincial governments. “Eight months. That’s it. Like I say, it’s just not done right,” says Corrigan. “Water levels are the big issue now. It’s the main source of our…

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