IceCaps to honour workers on the front lines during power outages, stormy weather

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The St. John’s IceCaps announced today the team will honour the women and men who have worked diligently through the recent weather challenges and power outages in the province.

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A news release states that on Friday, Jan. 17 and Monday, Jan.y 20, the IceCaps will welcome workers with Nalcor Energy, Newfoundland Power and the City of St. John’s.

“As a province we have experienced some very difficult days recently due to harsh winter weather and electricity shortages,” said President and CEO, Danny Williams.

“On the front lines were many women and men who worked tirelessly and often in dangerous conditions to fix power lines, deliver services, clear streets and get our lives back to normal. 

"While we often hear people thank these anonymous individuals, we want to acknowledge them in a tangible way by welcoming them to Mile One so that everyone can see exactly who these hard working people are. This will allow us all to thank these unsung heroes personally.”

The IceCaps will designate some seats, Party Boxes and Corporate Suites for workers to enjoy a well-deserved break from their long, hard days of work.

The IceCaps organization says it values the services these workers provide in the City of St. John’s and throughout the province.

Organizations: IceCaps, Newfoundland Power, Party Boxes IceCaps organization

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  • Annoyed
    January 12, 2014 - 12:30

    I thought since everyone who comments on these things had degrees in electrical engineering they'ed be aware that 4500 people out of a sell out crowd of 6000 consumes less energy at mile one than 4500 people home operating 4500 lights,tvs,stoves,washers,dryers and everything else by themselves. Or maybe they're just not happy unless they're complaining and blaming someone else for their problems.

  • Annoyed
    January 12, 2014 - 11:43

    I thought since everyone who comments on these things had degrees in electrical engineering they'ed be aware that 4500 people out of a sell out crowd of 6000 consumes less energy at mile one than 4500 people home operating 4500 lights,tvs,stoves,washers,dryers and everything else by themselves. Or maybe they're just not happy unless they're complaining and blaming someone else for their problems.

  • Me
    January 10, 2014 - 23:28

    As much as things got screwed up, it wasn't the fault of the front line workers. Enjoy the game. They earned it.

  • RANDY from the ROCK
    January 10, 2014 - 18:47

    It is great that the IceCaps honour those that worked and are still working diligently to get our lives back to normal. I know it is difficult to acknowledge all those involved, but let's not forget those IT professionals working 24\7 restoring servers, Electronic Techs repairing processors, Electricians replacing transformers, Plumbers repairing busted pipes just to name a few. Thanks to All.

  • A Princess's Advice
    January 10, 2014 - 17:38

    A shallow public relations exercise. Nothing more

  • Sven
    January 10, 2014 - 14:25

    I enjoyed reading these comments. It is very evident that neither of these individuals have an idea of how energy consumption or a provincial grid physically operates. Drawing conclusions of how one believes it could potentially be operated, is very typical. Gods speed folks.

    • david
      January 10, 2014 - 15:55

      I enjoyed reading your post. Now I know that not all Scandinavian parents are proud of their children.

  • Barry
    January 10, 2014 - 14:22

    I think its a great idea to give these workers a few hrs of fun and relaxation for all the hard work they put in the past wk or so.

  • david
    January 10, 2014 - 12:59

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned.....Danny's toga is an Ice Caps jersey.

  • david
    January 10, 2014 - 12:53

    Yes, wonderful idea. Honouring those who kept the province from looking like the backwater gong show it is to the AHL brass, and protecting Danny Williams and his townie cronies from undue embarrassment. No, go ahead...you use the power that might otherwise be available to keep a few sick or elderly people warm for a half hour. After all, it's hockey, right!? And if needed, we got hospitals for 'em. Heck, I say we name a holiday after the brave employees of the Great Taxpayer Diversion / White Elephant.

  • Wilson
    January 10, 2014 - 12:31

    Hmmmm, sounds like Danny is doing a little damage control. "Conserve power and rolling blackouts for all"..... Except our hockey team.

  • Robert
    January 10, 2014 - 12:16

    Mr. Williams is still "premier" in my books! And boy would he be a handful to replace Stephen Harper with a large dose of irony!!