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.

Muskrat Falls: our coverage
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
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H JEFFORD
- May 29, 2016
- 19 h 00

The power from Duffs Hydro, Holyroods oil fired generating plant, the cost will increase as the cost for oil increases and the supply of oil decreases, The generators in the Holyrood power plant, also needs to be rebuilt ,The Holyrood power plant is listed as in the top 10 air polluters in the world, and it burns millions of dollars worth of fuel each year, The savings each year on the cost to operate the Holyrood plant would make a large payment towards the Muskrat Falls development, There is no cleaner power in the world, or cheaper to run than a power plant using the force of nature to operate, There is no other power in the world more reliable, safer, cleaner and dependable than the power created by harnessing the force of nature,that ran freely for thousands of years and will run for thousands more, The power of the Churchill And the Muskrat Falls, Will run forever turning the power turbines at the Churchill Falls And Muskrat Falls, Clean, Safe,and dependable.

Other reports

The fate of Bryn Mawr May 18, 2016

From The Telegram's editorial of April 4, 2016: 

Jeers: to the endless attrition of heritage. Another glorious old home in St. John’s — Bryn Mawr, or Baird’s Cottage — may soon be a victim of the wrecking ball. This beautiful Victorian house in the east end of St. John’s is more than 100 years old, but has fallen into disrepair. City councillors, as usual, are vowing to save the old gem, but we’ve heard that refrain before. The big question is, who are all these developers, and why are they intent on destroying our past? Is there no one with a hint of vision left, a sense of historic pride? Or is it all about taking the easiest route, with the biggest payoff? So tragic.

 Baird Cottage, also known as Bryn Mawr, is at the centre of discussions about how the city designates heritage status to buildings.
Fire in Fort Mac May 05, 2016

There are few places so far from Newfoundland and Labrador that can provoke a more local response when tragedy strikes than Fort McMurray. The town may be three or four time zones away, depending on where you are in the province, but these people are our neighbours. If there was ever any doubt, these stories prove the point.

 A wall of fire rages outside of Fort McMurray, Alta. Tuesday night. Raging forest fires whipped up by shifting winds have sliced through the middle of the oilsands hub, sending tens of thousands fleeing in both directions and prompting the evacuation of the entire city.
Mount Cashel civil suit April 25, 2016

Roughly seven decades ago, the Roman Catholic archbishop patted the heads of some boys as he passed them in the hallway. Among them was a St. John’s man recently stood up in court in a case about whether the church had a role in operating the infamous Mount Cashel orphanage. Follow our full coverage here.

The Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John's. The building was torn down in 1992.
The Nalcor story April 21, 2016

The Telegram has followed the Nalcor story since its inception. It is an ongoing story with many twists, turns and the occasional surprise.

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