As headlines tell us that Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest oil spill is now impossible to clean up and the provincial government promises to investigate the scope of the C-NLOPB’s authority, my plea to the government of Newfoundland and Labrador is simple: just build a solid line in your budget to provide real investment in the development of the sustainable energies of the future and the infrastructure needed for post-oil economies. THE SOUND OF POST-OIL You can listen to Nick Mercer talk about the barriers to the development of wind energy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the reasons it has strong potential. Nick Mercer is a PhD candidate in Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. The province’s last budget doubled down on oil. Whether we agree with it or not, we know why: it seems like easy money. What else would induce provincial leaders to keep the province tied…
“We don’t understand why we’re being treated like terrorists,” says land protector.
Let’s call it “Reconciliation Day” instead.
Inuk grandmother and land protector confronts premier as Nalcor delays plans to lower Muskrat Falls reservoir levels contrary to leaders’ agreement.
When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.
“I have to be brave for her,” says 23-year-old son of Beatrice Hunter, who is described as a “family-oriented” person who would “never hurt a fly.”
Amid claims of double standards, questions of politics, justice and reconciliation remain unanswered.
Which side are you on?
Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples acting in self-defence at Muskrat Falls an infringement on constitutional rights, says prominent Mi’kmaw lawyer and scholar.
Muskrat Falls protests continue Friday as land protectors deny access to Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Eight arrested at Happy Valley-Goose Bay courthouse Tuesday as Crown corporation names Elder and photojournalist on latest injunction amid amplified calls for the complete shut down of Muskrat Falls.
Incident outside Muskrat Falls main gate prompts partial blockade, RCMP investigation.
With reservoir flooding and methylmercury monitoring now underway, locals vow to continue fighting to protect their food and way of life.
Dozens prevent workers from entering Muskrat Falls site, vow to keep fighting after being served injunction.
Protests continue at Muskrat Falls as land protectors announce they do not recognize Nalcor’s authority at construction site, “which is on our traditional lands.”