‘Here is home’: Black Tickle residents struggle with whether to stay or go as healthcare cuts loom

The remote community is gearing up for a fight after the province cut its only full-time nurse.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
The people of Black Tickle, Labrador, are fighting for their community.

They feel forgotten by the province, and say a decision to cut back health services amounts to forced relocation.

APTN travelled to the remote community to ask: why stay in Black Tickle?

 

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.