- February 24, 2013 - 16:36
All you need to do is look what the NDP are up to in NS with Emera around biomass and energy production to see what Kruger Energy has in store for the west coast. They are not interested in pulp, they are interested in the water and the wood fibre for energy production. With the HVDC line from NS and their FSC certification we are looking at a whole new era in NL as far as both energy & forestry go. Get ready for it cause it's comin'. Keep a close eye on DL Power as well, they may be considering that dam private property especially after the Abitibi expropriation and resulting NAFTA case granted water rights. I hear you need ALOT of WATER for fracking and with a pipeline hooked into that reservoir you could sure frack alot of wells.
- February 24, 2013 - 10:31
The "Plan", could be FREE wood that will be cut for Muskrat Falls, ( 430,000 cubic metres). Problem is; this will disrupt Sawmills on the island, who rely on kruger to take their Pulpwood.
- February 24, 2013 - 10:08
government stay out of private buisness. Put the bail out money for kruger into our desperately needed new Hospital. It will create more pernment jobs and less pollution..
- a business man
- February 26, 2013 - 22:51
Great Post! Hopefully, the cornerbrook mills closes down for good in the near future. That way, the government cannot give them any more money, and it becomes more likely for the money to be used on the hospital. The sooner the cornerbrook mill dies, the better. Sure, a few hundred or a few thousand people will be completely financially ruined, but a few hundred thousand people will be better off.
- February 22, 2013 - 03:47
This government is so naive.
- John Peddle
- February 22, 2013 - 00:40
I guess this is one way to cover up the renovations to her office and the fact that she has ruined the Newfoundland economy that Danny Williams worked so hard to improve. it's time for Cathy Dunderdale to step down an beg Danny Williams to come back and rescue the economy.
- Joe Bennett
- February 21, 2013 - 12:18
I wonder do Dunderdale want to keep this mill open until Muskrat Falls is complete, otherwise, Deer Lake Power would come on the grid and that would make Muskrat Falls less attractive. The power that's generated at Deer Lake would be more than enough to take the place of any shortfall this island requires.
- corrupt to the bone
- February 21, 2013 - 10:56
no taxpayers money to help kruger, taxpayers are already on the hook for the abitibi-bowater screwup so we don't need these clowns OOPS ! i mean politicians sticking their nose into kruger. this government under dunderdale wouldn't run a lemonade stand, let alone a province.
- Foghorn Leghorn
- February 21, 2013 - 09:54
Joe Kruger must be rubbing his hands together over this one. Either he receives government money to attempt to keep the mill open, or he will receive another mountain of money when the mill closes and the provincial government expropriates to get access to Deer Lake Power and the timber rights. Now that is what I call a win-win situation ... for Joe Kruger!
- February 21, 2013 - 08:44
Dunderdale has a plan to suspend economic reality ----- on yet ANOTHER Newfoundland front ----- at the enormous expense of taxpayers, long enough to get to get re-elected. It's all about public service, folks.
- Picture Perfect
- February 21, 2013 - 08:36
Is Minister of the Clown Marshall confused as hell? or, is he just holding his breath?
- Scott Free
- February 21, 2013 - 08:35
Ah, I remember the last time Dunderdale and Little Man Dan dabbled into helping a paper mill....millions and millions of dollars ago and more to come!
- February 21, 2013 - 08:19
It's not a good sign that the government had to go to Montreal to meet with Kruger. If Kruger needed help to keep the mill open then they would have come here. It looks like there is no long term plan for the mill.
- Spin Mill
- February 21, 2013 - 08:17
I thunk we were only subsidizing the mill until muskrat was passed. How dis engaging!
- Corporate Psycho
- February 21, 2013 - 06:44
"She also wouldn’t say anything about what the province’s plan includes." i.e Giving Joe Kruger our tax dollars.
- Cold Future
- February 21, 2013 - 06:42
Government should never use taxpayers money to prop up private enterprise. Let it go the way of Abitibi if it must. We hope that the assets like hydropower comes back to the people - no more bungled expropriations and buying up environmental liabilities.