N.L. Tory leader wants missed methylmercury work at Muskrat Falls investigated

Newfoundland and Labrador’s opposition leader wants the province’s auditor general to investigate the government’s failure to carry out environmental work around the Muskrat Falls reservoir. The work, known as “capping,” was meant to reduce the risk of toxic methylmercury produced…

As megaproject nears completion, methylmercury concerns at Muskrat Falls linger

The $12.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam in Labrador is finally nearing completion, billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. But as the public is offered a final say at inquiry hearings Tuesday night in St. John’s and Aug.…

Agency downgrades Newfoundland and Labrador’s credit rating, cites Muskrat Falls

Newfoundland and Labrador’s credit rating has been downgraded by a major agency in a report citing risks from a high debt level, the over-budget Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project and an unusually ambitious plan to cut spending. On Thursday, Moody’s Investors…

Bids sought for ways to protect Chignecto Isthmus from risk posed by rising seas

A request for engineering proposals on how to protect a narrow and vital corridor of land joining New Brunswick to Nova Scotia from rising sea levels and storms has been issued. The long-awaited, $700,000 process asks firms to come up…

Halt Muskrat Falls flooding until methylmercury issue addressed: Inuit leader

The official overseeing five Inuit communities in Labrador is calling on the premier to halt the scheduled final flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir until measures are taken to mitigate potential methylmercury contamination downstream. Last week, Nalcor Energy said full…

Criminal charges withdrawn against 14 people for 2016 Muskrat Falls occupation

Criminal charges have been withdrawn against 14 people who were arrested after a 2016 demonstration at the Muskrat Falls dam project site in Labrador. Several people entered the hydro dam’s construction site in October 2016. They had been demonstrating against…

Newfoundlanders head to provincial polls after a muted ‘non-campaign’

Voters in Newfoundland and Labrador head to the polls today to decide the fate of Premier Dwight Ball’s Liberal government after an election campaign that focused on two leaders – neither of whom is particularly well-liked by the public. Recent…

Audit finds Muskrat Falls cost overruns became obvious soon after megaproject got underway

An audit has found executives overseeing the Muskrat Falls megaproject should have been aware that it would be almost impossible to meet cost and schedule targets. The forensic audit into Muskrat Falls’ construction was presented to the inquiry into cost…

Why Quebec gets most out of Churchill Falls power plant

November 2 2018 2:10pm In 1969, Quebec Hydro signed a contract that would eventually provide billions in revenue and leave Newfoundland and Labrador residents asking questions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…