The Telegram website offers only a sample of the stories our reporters, editors and photographers work hard to get to the public every day.
Thursday’s print edition of The Weekend Telegram, on the other hand, contains much, much more, from news to opinion to our expanded Community section.
• A representative for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) says nighttime helicopter flights to and from industry installations offshore Newfoundland should be allowed again. Flights partially or entirely at night would be “occasional,” Paul Barnes, a spokesman for CAPP in Atlantic Canada, told The Telegram Wednesday.
• Premier Kathy Dunderdale is no fan of the latest report on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development project, paying particular attention to the political agenda of the group that published it, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. “The AIMS report was released yesterday, and where they’re very right wing — I mean, their last report said the federal government shouldn’t provide a loan guarantee and so on — You know, it’s a point of view that I don’t share,” said the premier. “It’s a kind of thinking that doesn’t resonate with me.”
• Having a workforce large enough to sustain businesses through the labour crunch, now and into the future, will be determined in part by the ability to add new, skilled workers to the provincial labour pool. As The Telegram reported this week, immigration is up and the number of temporary foreign workers in the region has more than doubled since 2007. At the same time, the government is attempting to tackle a pairing of high unemployment levels and vacant jobs in parts of the province.
Remember, for updates and the latest Breaking News, check www.thetelegram.com.