Muskrat Falls inquiry won’t save Newfoundlanders from a $12.7-billion sinkhole
by Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail, Nov 23, 2017
Seven years ago this month, when then Newfoundland premier Danny Williams announced the province would go ahead with the now cursed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador, he proclaimed the moment “would go down in history as the day that finally eclipses that day back in 1969 when the Upper Churchill agreement was signed.” Read the rest of this entry
Elders jailed after refusing to stay away from Muskrat Falls
“We don’t understand why we’re being treated like terrorists,” says land protector.
By Justin Brake, The Independent, July 24, 2017
Three Inuit elders have been incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) in St. John’s after refusing to promise a Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador judge they would stay away from the Muskrat Falls site in Labrador. Read the rest of this entry
Labrador’s Muskrat Falls price tag now $12.7B: Worse than 1969 Quebec deal, CEO says
Nalcor expects consumers’ power bills will be double in 2022: ‘I knew this was a boondoggle’
By Marilyn Boone, CBC News, June 23, 2017
There has been another billion-dollar bump in the projected cost of the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject in Labrador.
The new estimate is $12.7 billion, including financing and other expenses, according to a briefing Friday by the chief executive of Nalcor Energy, Stan Marshall. Read the rest of this entry
Beatrice Hunter released from jail, allowed to protest outside Muskrat Falls gate
Judge warns Hunter will be arrested if she blocks access to Muskrat Falls site
By Katie Breen, CBC News, June 9, 2017
After 10 days of incarceration, Muskrat Falls protester Beatrice Hunter has been released from custody.
Hunter appeared before the Supreme Court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday where a judge agreed to modify the conditions of her undertaking, allowing the Inuk woman to come within a kilometre of the Muskrat Falls site. Read the rest of this entry
Inuit grandmother jailed after refusing to stay away from Muskrat Falls
Police have taken an Inuk woman into custody in Happy Valley-Goose Bay after she refused to promise a Supreme Court of N.L. judge she would stay away from the Muskrat Falls construction site in Central Labrador.
Nalcor blamed after 50 people airlifted out of Labrador community after flooding
by Trina Roache, APTN National news, May 19, 2017
More than 50 people from the small village of Mud Lake in Labrador were airlifted from their community early Wednesday morning after severe flooding.
The community sits about 10 km from Happy Valley Goose Bay and sits along the Lower Churchill River, downstream from the controversial hydroelectric project at Muskrat Falls. Read the rest of this entry
Land Protectors in Labrador shut down Aboriginal Affairs office in Goose Bay again over #MuskratFalls promises
by Trina Roache, APTN National News, January 13, 2017
A group of Labrador land protectors shut down the Office of Aboriginal Affairs in Happy Valley- Goose Bay early Friday morning as part of ongoing protests against the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project.
The group blocked employees who showed up to work at 8 a.m. from entering the office for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Aboriginal Affairs, which also houses the local constituency office for the province’s Environment Minister Perry Trimper. Read the rest of this entry
Strapped, bullied and sexually assaulted at residential school, ex-student testifies
Toby Obed says former students in North West River were scared of staff
by CBC News, Oct 5, 2015
An Inuit man told a St. John’s courtroom Monday that he never felt loved at the Labrador residential school he was forced to attend, and that punishment against Inuit students was very common.
Toby Obed said students at the North West River school were also bullied and taunted but staff did nothing to protect them.
“We were scared of staff. They could do or say anything at anytime,” Obed sobbed as he testified during a class action lawsuit at Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. Read the rest of this entry