In today’s Big Story podcast, this is a story about the students who attend Basque Memorial, a kindergarten to grade 12 school in a tiny little place called Red Bay, Labrador. All seven of them.
They are the only kids in town. There’s not enough of them to field a baseball team. But there’s a school with nearly a full classroom each. The town of Red Bay, meanwhile, is small, and shrinking. Although this story might be on the more extreme edges of the struggle communities in Newfoundland and Labrador are facing, it is by no means unique in its challenges. So what’s it like to grow up in a town with fewer than 10 kids? And at what point does a town’s shrinking population become unsustainable?
GUEST: Katie Daubs, Reporter, The Star
You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.