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Nain’s former residential school coming down

 By Peter Jackson  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Norman Anderson says he won’t bother to watch when they tear down the former residential school in Nain that still haunts his memories seven decades later. But he’s a practical man. “I might get some wood out of it,” he said with a chuckle. Anderson, 80, was elated Wednesday, Nov. 9, to hear the dilapidated structure that has served as everything from a radio station to a cottage hospital will finally be no more. “That’s great news. You made my day,” he said in a phone call from Nain. The Hudson Bay Company gave the structure to the Moravian Church in 1936 to use as a second school building, which was its purpose until almost 50 years ago, when it closed its doors.

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