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
- February 05, 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.

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Zika virus spreads January 28, 2016

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus currently spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil's Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of a rare brain defect as first feared. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A reporter’s trip to ER raises privacy concerns January 28, 2016

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Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram The emergency department entrance at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's.
Shootings in La Loche - the full story January 25, 2016

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'Turmoil as Usual': the excerpts December 29, 2015

During the Christmas season, The Telegram published three excerpts from “Turmoil, As Usual” by reporter James McLeod, a new Creative Publishing book on politics in Newfoundland and Labrador coming in early 2016.

Triffie Wadman Murder November 13, 2015

A jury has convicted Trevor Pardy of killing Triffie Wadman on Boggy Hall Place shortly after 1 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2011.

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Members of murder victim Triffie Wadman’s family — sister Sarina Wadman (left), cousin Barbie Wadman (centre) and sister Melissa Wadman — embrace minutes before Trevor Pardy was found guilty of first-degree murder at Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s Friday.