Photo obtained by The Independent reveals what one hydroelectric engineering expert says is a “very serious” problem for Nalcor and subcontractors working on the site.
With reservoir flooding and methylmercury monitoring now underway, locals vow to continue fighting to protect their food and way of life.
Land protectors and other members of Labrador’s grassroots not appeased by leaders’ agreement, revive protests and call for United Nations intervention.
Inspector Tony Perry “contributed to the well-being of the Innu because he kept us safe,” says Elder following news of Perry’s sudden death Friday.
More Innu join Muskrat Falls occupation, but leadership withholds endorsement.
Liz Solo’s “Everything is Leaking” uses images and video from Labrador to address mega projects, political oppression and colonialism.
Crown energy corporation issues injunction against land protectors that leads to violent arrest, as NunatuKavut breathes fire into growing grassroots movement.
Dozens prevent workers from entering Muskrat Falls site, vow to keep fighting after being served injunction.
Two hundred turn out for the biggest protest yet at Muskrat Falls, demand Nalcor and government halt construction until concerns adequately addressed.
Father, Inuk artist and North West River resident Billy Gauthier launches hunger strike to protect the land, water, animals and people downstream from Muskrat Falls, urges Labradorians to fight.
“This is not the time to be sitting on a fence,” says grassroots organizer who wants Muskrat Falls stopped.
Mayor says if Nalcor tries to bring transformers for Muskrat Falls through the town’s port, residents will do “whatever it takes” to stop them.
Labrador land protector Denise Cole and others confronted environment minister Perry Trimper following a peaceful ‘die in’ protest in St. John’s Tuesday.
As resistance to Muskrat Falls grew notably larger during Monday’s National Indigenous Day of Action, members of the grassroots movement to halt the project are calling out Indigenous leaders for their refusal to join the 11th hour protests.
“The best safeguard to me personally is to not go ahead with the project. But there’s a reality there, and as much as I want or I wish, that the project isn’t going to be stopped.”
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.”
Simultaneous protests against Muskrat Falls and Nalcor planned for Labrador and St. John’s on Friday, with further actions in the works for Monday as part of a national Indigenous day of action.
As elders, river protectors and other concerned locals vow more direct actions, Labrador MP Yvonne Jones says she has alerted the Prime Minister of concerns as the federal government considers a loan guarantee to the province to finish construction of the controversial hydro project.
“Students call on government, Nalcor to take action to protect Indigenous lives.”
Former Innu leader Bart Jack says he wants the project shut down and is joining a group on a walk to the North Spur on Monday in an act of civil disobedience.