LABRADOR CITY, N.L. — The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) recently awarded three Labrador West residents with Community Service Awards.
The three were honored at a ceremony at RNC headquarters in Labrador City. Inspector Tony Warren presented the awards and spoke about each of the people receiving the awards:
Marvin Butler — Wabush
Butler has been an active member of community for a long time. He is a hockey coach and puts off goalie clinics.
He has served as a councilor on the Wabush Town Council.
Now he is the volunteer Fire Chief in Wabush and has made good partnerships with the RNC and the Labrador City Fire Department. Butler makes sure his fire department has the training and equipment they need.
He has given countless hours of his time and is respected and appreciated by those he deals with.
Noreen Careen — Labrador City
A community volunteer for many years, Careen is best known for her work with women’s rights. She has been an essential part of the Labrador West status of women council, organizing many events that were held in the communities.
Amongst her accomplishments are the drive to establish a women’s shelter in Labrador West, and she was a strong voice in getting the provincial court in Wabush reopened.
Careen is also president of the Seniors Club in Labrador West, works on a provincial committee for seniors, and is active with many senior events in the area.
Lieutenant Norman Porter — Labrador City
After moving to Labrador West just over five years ago, Porter has been busy an active member of the community.
Porter has helped organized community lunches where everybody is welcome to drop by the second Tuesday for a healthy meal and some friendship.
He makes himself available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the RNC, fire department and ground search and rescue during emergency calls, making sure people are fed and have someone to talk with.
Porter has been called upon by the RNC a number of times to provide, food, clothing and shelter, for people in the community and has always been there to help.