09/02/2015 19:15 EDT | Updated 09/02/2016 01:12 EDT

Residents of tiny Labrador village vote to relocate their community

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The residents of a coastal village in southern Labrador have voted in favour of relocating their community.

During a recent vote, all but one of the 26 permanent residents of William's Harbour voted in favour of moving.

Under provincial rules, the government won't relocate a community unless 90 per cent of the residents support such a move.

In this case, the vote was 96 per cent in favour.

However, the move could be delayed because two families have turned to the courts to dispute a government decision that says they're not permanent residents, which made them ineligible to vote.



The Canadian Press