Charges announced by RCMP on Tuesday
CBC News, March 7, 2017
Twenty-eight people have been charged in connection with last year’s protests at the Muskrat Falls site, the RCMP announced on Tuesday afternoon.
A total of 60 charges were laid, including mischief, breaches of a court order, and taking a motor vehicle without consent. Read the rest of this entry
All emergency vehicles permitted to pass through Muskrat Falls gate: protesters, Nalcor, police agree
Agreement follows worker’s transfer from worksite to hospital Friday
By Anna Delaney, CBC News, October 21, 2016
Despite the current blockade at the Muskrat Falls worksite in central Labrador, protesters say they’ve reached an agreement with Nalcor and police to let all emergency vehicles pass through the gate. Read the rest of this entry
Nalcor cancels day shift, says workers being financially affected by protest
By Anna Delaney, CBC News, October 20, 2016
Protesters are letting workers at the controversial Muskrat Falls project leave the site Thursday, but are not letting them enter.
Nalcor announced early Thursday morning the day shift at the hydroelectric project in central Labrador was cancelled due to the protesters preventing workers access to the site. Read the rest of this entry
‘This is a shift in government policy. We are raising the bar,’ says environment minister
By Marilyn Boone, CBC News, October 19, 2016
After weeks of pressure and protests, the Newfoundland and Labrador government is ordering Nalcor to remove more forest cover at the Muskrat Falls reservoir to further address concerns surrounding methylmercury. Read the rest of this entry
by Trina Roache, APTN National News, October 17, 2016
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L — Nine people arrested in an early morning raid on a camp at the entrance to the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric construction project are in custody and waiting to go before a judge. Read the rest of this entry
‘We’re expecting to camp out until they realize we’re not moving’: Protest continues at Muskrat Falls
Close to 200 protesters gathered Saturday, about 30 there early Sunday morning
CBC News, October 16, 2016
A protest at Muskrat Falls that started Saturday is continuing with no signs of slowing down.
Organizers told CBC they will continue to block the site, even going so far as to not let first responders, sewage vehicles and other essential services such as fuel trucks from going in or out of the facility. Read the rest of this entry
Action wanted on potential environmental, cultural and economic impacts of Muskrat Falls
By Lukas Wall and Mark Quinn, CBC News, October 7, 2016
A handful of angry Muskrat Falls protesters gathered at a press conference with Premier Dwight Ball, MPs, and MHAs at Memorial University, after a protest outside Nalcor Energy in St. John’s Friday.
“Poisoning children is a crime, not on our watch, not our dime,” the group chanted shortly after the premier entered a room at MUN to announce funding for the university’s Battery facility. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, June 14, 2016
Protesters accused of breaking a court order by refusing to leave Nalcor Energy property outside the Muskrat Falls work site have been released on bail.
The six Innu protesters were arrested over the weekend at the entrance to the Labrador megaproject.
Bart Jack, 55, told CBC News Tuesday that he and others spent a night in jail before being granted bail on Monday. Read the rest of this entry
by Michael Shulman, CTV News, April 18, 2016
A new study says a hydroelectric dam currently in the works in Newfoundland and Labrador could expose more than 200 Inuit people to excessive levels of methylmercury, the most toxic form of mercury.
The report was commissioned by the Nunatsiavut Government, which governs an autonomous Inuit area in the province, to look at the downstream impacts of Nalcor Energy’s 824 megawatt, Muskrat Falls’ hydroelectric dam on the lower Churchill River in Labrador.
Preventing Nalcor Energy vehicles from travelling a section of Trans-Labrador Highway
CBC News, Mar 04, 2015
Dozens of Pakua Shipi Innu from the Quebec Lower North Shore demonstrated their frustration over the Muskrat Falls project Wednesday by establishing a selective blockade on a section of the Trans-Labrador Highway.
The protest was established some 140 kilometres south of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, with about 20 Innu protesting what they call an “unacceptable” project.
The demonstrators are stopping Nalcor Energy vehicles from passing. Read the rest of this entry