The Telegram in Labrador

The Telegram in Labrador

Reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick recently travelled to Labrador and has filed a series of stories that resulted from the trip.

Finance Minister Tom Marshall addresses reporters during a news conference Friday outside the House of Assembly in St. John’s. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Anti-Muskrat group irresponsible: minister

August 18, 2012 - 8 h 37

By Andrew Robinson

and Ashley Fitzpatrick

The provincial Finance Minister says a claim made by a group of lawyers that the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development could bankrupt the...

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Anti-Muskrat group irresponsible: minister

Bird’s eye view of Muskrat Falls site work

August 20, 2012 - 9 h 53

Flying high by helicopter along the Churchill River towards Muskrat Falls, you can spot lines cutting through otherwise untouched sections of forest.

Dropping closer to the land, the lines gradually...

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Bird’s eye view of Muskrat Falls site work

Muskrat Falls and Gull Island

August 20, 2012 - 0 h 00
Nalcor Energy management offered a media tour of the proposed Lower Churchill development site. The tour included a fly-over of Muskrat Falls and the area of Gull Island — both located on the Churchill River.
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Muskrat Falls work to date

August 20, 2012 - 12 h 10
Speaking with reporters outside the Nalcor Energy office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Aug. 17, 2012, Lower Churchill project leader Gilbert Bennett explains the work completed to date in preparation for the Muskrat Falls development. Bennett said the work includes the creation of a road, power and communications link to the site. — Video by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
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Muskrat Falls work to date

Ed Martin on MHI report

August 20, 2012 - 11 h 51
Nalcor Energy president and CEO Ed Martin offers an update August 2012 on the Lower Churchill review work with Manitoba Hydro International (MHI). MHI reviewed preliminary work by the Crown corporation on the proposed hydro power development and associated transmission infrastructure and was asked to for a second review, this time as detailed engineering was completed.
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Ed Martin on MHI report

Return to Nutak

August 20, 2012 - 9 h 58

For some, it had been more than 50 years since they had last seen Nutak.

On Wednesday, Inuit elders, their families and friends made their way by float plane and speed boat to the community, forcibly...

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The return to Nutak

August 20, 2012 - 0 h 00
On Wed. Aug. 15, the Nunatsiavut government held a special ceremony in the remote community of Nutak. While little stands in the area now, it was once an outpost around which a vital Inuit community flourished. When services were cut off to the area in 1956, taking away supplies and jobs many had become reliant on since the arrival of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the Inuit residents were forced to relocate to communities South. It was considered a devastating blow to a people struggling to maintain their traditional culture and way of life. The swift move also separated families and led to social and economic hardships. In 2005, the province apologized for its lack of consultation with the Inuit people at the time. The recent event saw former residents of Nutak gather to hear the apology read aloud, in the place they once called home.
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Return to Nutak

August 20, 2012 - 13 h 15
On Wed. Aug. 15, 2012, the Nunatsiavut Government held a special ceremony in the remote community of Nutak. While little stands in the area now, it was once an outpost around which a vital Inuit community flourished. When services were cut off to the area in 1956, taking away supplies and jobs many had become reliant on since the arrival of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the Inuit residents were forced to relocate to communities South. It was considered a devastating blow to a people struggling to maintain their traditional culture and way of life. The swift move also separated families and led to social and economic hardships. In 2005, the province apologized for its lack of consultation with the Inuit people at the time. The recent event saw former residents of Nutak gather to hear the apology read aloud, in the place they once called home.
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Return to Nutak

Town’s housing to stay tight for at least a year

August 21, 2012 - 7 h 34

With multiple residential developments in the works, finding a home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is expected to get a little easier by the end of the 2013 construction season.

For at least one more...

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Town’s housing to stay tight for at least a year

SPCA needs funds over fanfare

August 22, 2012 - 7 h 32

Stories of a FedEx flight of 60 puppies from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Halifax resulted in plenty of attention for the volunteer-run Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) shelter...

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SPCA needs funds over fanfare