Yay to the kijiji-soap fund :)
Yes, I never understood the outport families for so many years but a lot of them are actually doing a lot better than families in St. John's and the other urban centres. Outports have self-subsistence (little gardens and farms, they still pick berries and make clothes and blankets and stuff to sell in farmer markets and flea markets) whereas, city dwellers rely completely on welfare. Cost of living is rising here bc of the oil boom (muskrat falls and the oil rigs) which makes politicians rich and the poor poorer. I know it's like this everywhere, Newfoundland is the poorest province bc of the Federal Govt under Harper and his childish tiff with our last premier Danny WIlliams. Any Canadian will remember their fist fighting and the whole voting campagns and stuff that was happening??