- Wayne Bennett
- December 20, 2010 - 06:39
Nasty Nate With all due respect to my Labrador 'Liberal' friend ()that who I suspect you are) it is not reasonable to run transmission lines to the coast of Labrador. The work around, as I see it, is to generate hydro via wind power similar to the pilot project not being conducted on Ramea. Power in places like Mary's Harbour and Hopedale can be cost effectively generated by wind with the DG as back up. Your rates should then be the same as they are on the island portion of this great energy warehouse province.
- December 20, 2010 - 00:07
People must realize that if Quebec is making $billions of Churchill Falls ,then you know N.L.will make money on this deal.What is wrong with sharing the wealth with the rest of the Atlantic provinces?That is what confederation is all about,if Quebec were to think this way the whole of Canada would benefit.The east-west hydro grid should be the way of the future to create a prosperous & united Canada.
- Bill Bolt
- December 21, 2010 - 21:00
Since the Lower Churchill is becoming a reality, the government of NL should offer Quebec a one time deal of partnering with NL on this project, by opening the Upper Churchill contract. Failure to get the Upper Churchill back on the table NL would put into law that when the Upper Churchill contract ends, all available power will be transmitted via the Maritime Link to the U.S.A. and illegal to be sold to Quebec !!!!!!!!!!!
- nasty nate
- December 19, 2010 - 05:13
The only deal NALCOR has is the one they made up. The people of Labrador have the final say in any of this. Once the power demands of the residents of Labrador are met maybe we will permit some to be sold and exported to the island province. If the little island thinks it can just walk into another province and start development it has another thing coming. Danny Williams knows the error he made with this deal, no wonder he will forever be known as a washed up has been quitter.
- December 19, 2010 - 19:57
Nasty Nate, you are a moron. If we decide to develop lower Churchill, you and the other few Labrador pansies that oppose the deal will be destroyed. Remember what we done to the boethucks. Better move way back up north and into a new igloo.
- Willi Makit
- December 16, 2010 - 07:13
The only ''opportunity'' that this project opens up is the opportunity for utilities and their suppliers to rape the customers of NL Power. NALCOR has yet to demonstrate the need for the surplus power, has shown no market opportunities that would support it's inflated costs, nor have they justified a project that will double or more power rates in the province. To suggest that the process of building a mega-dam will result in business is a positive is as flimsy as it comes. If we spent $6.5 billion of taxpayers dollars on building a monorail it would add just as much opportunity - for just as questionable benefit. We don't need a monorail though, and we also don't need this dam. The whole idea should be scrapped until a proposal is generated that will actually benefit the taxpayers and ratepayers of THIS province, not Nova Scotia.