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• Two sources have confirmed the island project former Labrador MP Peter Penashue claimed to have held up federal funding for was the replacement of the Sir Robert Bond Bridge near Bishop’s Falls, including road widening to and from the bridge.
During his re-election campaign kickoff earlier this month, Penashue made headlines when he claimed he withheld federal funding for a Newfoundland project until the provincial government came up with money for the Trans-Labrador Highway.
Penashue refused to say what that project was.
The comment caused a small uproar. Some accused Penashue of holding Newfoundland hostage for the benefit of Labrador.
• The government will make more information available than ever before to citizens, Minister Keith Hutchings announced Tuesday, as it begins posting completed access to information requests and orders in council online.
Hutchings, the minister responsible for access to information, has made a series of announcements in the past year dealing with “proactive disclosure” — making information publicly available so people don’t have to file access to information requests to get it.
• The City of St. John’s has managed to come up with 500 new parking spaces for the downtown area, but without help from neighbouring towns those spots will never be enough, says the city’s development committee chairman.
Coun. Tom Hann asked council to adopt new resolutions to its municipal plan and development regulations Monday during its regular meeting in order to introduce new parking standards for downtown St. John’s.
The changes have been accepted by the Department of Municipal Affairs and now have to go before a public meeting before they can be accepted by council.
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