Town, hydro plant built together at Churchill Falls
This photo hangs on a wall inside the Midway Travel Inn in Churchill Falls. The same building houses a restaurant and small grocery store. Workers at the restaurant told The Telegram they are seeing more tourists dropping in each year.
— Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
The main powerhouse at Churchill Falls is seen here during construction. The project employed thousands of workers, with about 70 per cent being from this province. Having moved into day-to-day operations, about 220 now work at the plant, with a total of about 650 residents in the town of Churchill Falls.
— Photo courtesy of Nalcor Energy
- Jeff Ivany, deputy fire chief in Churchill Falls, at the emergency vehicle bay for the Churchill Falls Fire and Security Department, where all equipment is supplied by town owners Nalcor Energy. Ivany moved to Churchill Falls from Central Newfoundland 20 years ago and says he has not regretted a day in the company town. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
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- - August 27, 2012 at 23:20:07
Terry, You don't have a clue about Churchill.... I love the place and it's my home.
- - August 27, 2012 at 10:19:30
I was born in Churchill Falls and left when I graduated High School to attend University. Today I am in my early 30's and still think about the great times I had living there. Aside from the RNC, there is no better place to grow up.
- - August 26, 2012 at 22:46:21
Let's not forget alcohol, slots, adultery, and very bored RNC officers.
- H JEFFORD
- - August 26, 2012 at 17:11:59
It was in the late 70"s 0r early 80"s I went to Churchill Falls, with a friend of mine he was,I think the accounts manager with Churchill falls, to look at a D8 cat, & a 988 cat loader that was for sale there, We got off the Co, jet and drove a short distance to a office building,it looked like an ordinary office building and I asked him Bill where is Churchill Falls, We got in an Elevator and went down,my ears after just getting off a jet started to crack again, Churchill Falls Hydro is cut out of solid rock, those transformers which were seen on the news or NTV ,that were being rebuilt all of this as seen on tv is all underground cut out off solid rock, for a person to even dream of this, let alone build it is amazing.