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

Harper announces loan guarantee for Muskrat Falls

December 10, 2012 - 15 h 10

On Nov. 30th Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the long awaited loan guarantee for the Muskrat Falls hydro generating project.

Harper said in his campaign last year, there was a pledge...

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Harper announces loan guarantee for Muskrat Falls

Keith Russell accused of swearing at protestor

December 10, 2012 - 15 h 06

On Friday November 30th, a group of 20 or so demonstrators gathered by the entrance to 5 Wing Goose Bay to protest the planned Muskrat Falls project. The demonstration took place in response to Prime...

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Keith Russell accused of swearing at protestor

Muskrat Falls: Where they stand

December 08, 2012 - 8 h 47

This week, the political leaders of the province went into the House of Assembly to stand and be counted on the issue of Muskrat Falls.

It’s been more than two years since then-Premier Danny...

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10 short found poems about Muskrat Falls

December 08, 2012 - 8 h 00

(Columnist’s note: I wish more people could get out to the House of Assembly to hear our MHAs in full oratorical flights of fancy, or even snuggle up at home with a blanket and some cocoa and...

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Get the T-shirt now, while you still can

December 07, 2012 - 7 h 51

Those who are inclined to wail that Newfoundlanders (and Labradorians) have been used, abused and downtrodden by mainlanders, foreigners and feds should rush out and buy a “Free Nfld” T-shirt and...

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If Emera backs out of Muskrat Falls, Nalcor may pay

December 07, 2012 - 7 h 44

There’s not only a chance Nova Scotia utility Emera could back out of a deal to develop Muskrat Falls, but Nalcor could help make it easier for Emera to do so.

With a final decision imminent...

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If Emera backs out of Muskrat Falls, Nalcor may pay

Muskrat Falls gets brief, symbolic debate

December 06, 2012 - 7 h 49

In the end, basically everyone acknowledged the Muskrat Falls debate was a disappointment — and blamed someone else for the failure.

The debate in the House of Assembly lasted a total of two...

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Muskrat Falls gets brief, symbolic debate

Dear Quebec: kindly mind your own business

December 05, 2012 - 7 h 49

Newfoundlanders are a bunch of whiners. But we’re certainly not the only ones — or even the worst ones.

Quebec’s Pauline Marois truly excels in the art of the whine. As a narrowly elected...

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