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
Injunctions, RCMP deployment “classic pacification”: Professor
By Justin Brake, The Independent, August 3, 2017
Nalcor’s use of court injunctions and the government’s approval of RCMP deployment to quell resistance to Muskrat Falls are common tactics used to remove Indigenous people from their lands and facilitate resource development, says Shiri Pasternak. Read the rest of this entry
Jailed Indigenous protesters offered release as long as they stay away from Muskrat Falls
Majorie Flowers and Eldred Davis accept conditions; Jim Learning later accepts house arrest
CBC News, July 31, 2017
Three Indigenous protesters jailed over a week ago at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s appeared in court today before a judge.
Majorie Flowers, Jim Learning and Eldred Davis have been jailed ever since they refused to promise a judge on July 21 they would stay away from the Muskrat Falls site. 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
Video: Interview with Beatrice Hunter inside prison
posted to Youtube by CBC News, June 6, 2017
CBC’s Ted Blades interviews Beatrice Hunter who is imprisoned in Her Majesty’s Penitentiary for refusing to obey a court order against protesting on the site of the Muskrat Falls Hydro development.
Woman arrested in Muskrat Falls protest moved to men’s prison in St. John’s
Beatrice Hunter — an Inuit grandmother — has been transferred more than 1,000 kilometres from home
CBC News, June 2, 2017
Beatrice Hunter, a Labrador woman sent to jail this week after she told the court she could not promise to obey an injunction against protesting at Muskrat Falls, is now behind bars at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) in St. John’s.
With no female correctional facility in Labrador, Hunter is just the latest woman to end up in the province’s largest male prison. 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