Muskrat Falls: our coverage

Muskrat Falls: our coverage

The Muskrat Falls project has become one of the most controversial topics in Newfoundland and Labrador since the Upper Churchil hydroelectric deal was negotiated with Quebec during the Joseph R. Smallwood era. The Telegram has been following the political debates and opinions in favour and against the project. This is a collection of some of the stories surrounding the ongoing dialogue about the proposal.

Jerome Kennedy (left), minister of Natural Resources and Gilbert Bennett, Nalcor's vice-president of the Lower Churchill Project, speak to reporters at Confederation Building. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Demand for new energy is clear: government

November 08, 2012 - 9 h 51

Provincial Natural Resources Minister Jerome Kennedy has been repeating the question for months: “Do we need the power?”

The question is in relation to the $7.4-billion Muskrat Falls hydro...

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Demand for new energy is clear: government

The bill on Muskrat Falls

November 07, 2012 - 16 h 46

For the average person paying a monthly electricity bill in this province, your bill will be less in a world with Muskrat Falls than in a world without it, according to both the provincial government...

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The bill on Muskrat Falls

Debate could go to committee level: prof

November 07, 2012 - 7 h 41

A professor with the Department of Political Science at Memorial University says while the participation of unelected figures in House of Assembly debates is uncommon, there are other ways to publicly...

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Debate could go to committee level: prof

Update: No Muskrat Falls debate: Darin King

November 06, 2012 - 16 h 11

A meeting between house leaders today has left Darin King to conclude there will be no special debate in the province’s House of Assembly this fall concerning the feasibility of the Muskrat Falls...

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Update: No Muskrat Falls debate: Darin King

New legislation coming on Muskrat Falls

November 06, 2012 - 14 h 40

The government is looking to re-write the laws dealing with electricity and power rates in the province.

The legislative changes will detail how the Public Utilities Board (PUB) will have to...

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New legislation coming on Muskrat Falls

Minister rebranded

November 07, 2012 - 7 h 58

Natural Resources Minister Jerome Kennedy seemed comfortable Monday, facing reporters and editors in a Telegram boardroom to answer questions about Muskrat Falls. It’s a different kind of style for...

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Editorials 6

Mines and deals

November 06, 2012 - 7 h 56

I made an interesting mistake in my column on mining and Muskrat Falls on the weekend. Something of a mistake of omission rather than commission — not like the extremely irritating new television...

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Water rights are crucial

November 05, 2012 - 7 h 54

The Oct. 26 editorial “River thieves” stated: “(Lawyer Bern) Coffey still thinks more clarity is needed. Curiously, that suggests he, too, is worried about Quebec’s trustworthiness.”

I...

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Letter to the editor 6

Power needed for mining projects: reports

November 02, 2012 - 7 h 42

Premier Kathy Dunderdale was preaching to the choir when she spoke about power needs for industrial developments in Western Labrador at the opening of the Mineral Resources Review 2012 conference...

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Power needed for mining projects: reports