Two senior town officials resign in Harbour Grace

Melissa Jenkins
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A staffing crisis appears to be unfolding in the Town of Harbour Grace.

Jennifer Janes (left) and Ashley Janes (right) have left their newly appointed positions with the town of Harbour Grace.

The Compass has learned that two recently hired senior employers have resigned from their duties Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The facilities manager at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium, Jennifer Janes, and chief administrative officer Ashley Janes are said to have left their positions without notice.

Neither attended the council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The town’s deputy mayor, Sonia Williams, confirmed the resignations Wednesday evening, but said she had not officially seen any paperwork.

She also confirmed remaining town officials will hold a meeting tonight, likely to discuss the situation.

“I wish I could say more right now, but the time (has) to be right and the truth to be said,” she wrote in a social media exchange with The Compass.

The Facebook page for the SW Memorial Stadium is no longer active.

“The SW Moores Memorial Stadium Facebook page will be inactive after tomorrow. If you require information pertaining to the stadium please call 596-6201. Messages sent to this page will not be responded to,” read a message posted on the page Wednesday evening.

Other information on the situation is scarce at this time.

The Compass briefly connected with Jennifer, Ashley and Mayor Terry Barnes today. Official statement will be made at a later time.

The Compass will update its readers as information becomes available.

Organizations: The Compass

Geographic location: S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium, SW Memorial Stadium

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  • Curious Reader
    January 26, 2014 - 20:41

    Wow!! I'm very anxious to hear more on this. Seems like these positions are great opportunities to pass up and these girls are good smart girls. Something scandalous must be going on with the town council.

  • Mr. Obserber
    January 25, 2014 - 05:42

    You really think the PC s are going to build a multi-million dollar stadium now in Hr. Grace after the savy voters of Carbonear-Hr. Grace just elected another "piece of work" liberal "Sammy Claus." I know Sammy is "short and stout, but tip me over and pour me out," (jejejeje) all you may, I'd like to see if he can still hold onto the funding for that new facility from the PC government that the voters of the area just kicked in the teeth... The facilities manager at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium left her position without notice.. umm... Why are the political connected rats deserting the ship? Do I smell no new facility? But what do know? Silly me...