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Avalanches

Date: February 6, 1962

Location: Griquet, Northern Peninsula

Easting: 606900

Northing: 5709700

Latitude: 51° 32' 00" N

Longitude: 55° 28' 00" W

Fatalities: 1

Injuries: 0

Source: Evening Telegram

Little is known about a sad accident that resulted in the loss of Ruby Hillier's life in Griquet, a small community at the tip of the Northern Peninsula. A brief paragraph in the Western Star of February 8, 1962 tells us that "Ruby Hillier (10) of Griquet in the St. Anthony area died February 6 when she was buried by a snow-slide. The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. The RCMP said that death by a snow-slide is extremely unusual in Newfoundland."

 
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