- September 21, 2013 - 07:25
Any time any group talks about privatizing a river, beach or pond the press and public quickly decry the loss of access to a public domain. The promise of '25 jobs' from the private sector would be scoffed at. Yet the idea of giving away access to a marine area to a federal government body for their use and regulation is cheered by this paper??? This is the exact same case. Ask the people in communities around Tera Nova National Park how they feel about Parks regulation on the land they used to be able to access and use. Ask the people in Gros Morne who fight regularly against a federal group trying to restrict their ability to live in a rural environment. The sell off of public ground to a body run in Ottawa is a bad idea in all cases. It is privitization in a different form. Well done Hedderson!! You may have earned my vote back.
- Tony Rockel
- September 20, 2013 - 21:00
What else can we expect when our province is now being run by a bunch of savages that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing?
- Douglas Ballam
- September 20, 2013 - 10:06
Dismissing a feasibility study into a potential national marine conservation area because of the completely unknown potential for oil and gas is like throwing away a winning lottery ticket because you heard a rumor that there may be a bigger jackpot down the road, for which you haven't even bought a ticket yet. This administration has the worst protected areas record in the Western World.
- September 20, 2013 - 10:05
What the hell has happened to the online version of the Telegram. Since they revamped the format using the template from all the other TransCon papers, the whole thing has just about collapsed. Stories take forever to generate - if they do. Moving around the site or finding a button is an all day chore. And if you try to post a comment, especially in some areas such as the business section, it ain't gonna happen. Try reading let alone replicating some of those authentication codes. And when you hit 'send', nothing happens for the next ten minutes. Later you see that your comment is still sitting there - but now with a new code for you to enter. Even when it does go through - or at least you think it might have - there is no message acknowledging it. From everything one hears, TM has essentially put the Telegram on auto-pilot - like Voyager 1 somewhere out there on the edge of our system, sending the occasional message back but otherwise powered down to save energy.
- Ken Simmons
- September 20, 2013 - 11:31
We have had a few technological challenges with our new format. Thanks for remaining patient while we iron them out.