Our government, along with the Nova Scotia government, is aiming to get a loan guarantee from Ottawa for the proposed Lower Churchill hydroelectric project (for more on project consultations see Indy coverage). Natural Resources Minister Shawn Skinner says it’s believed this guarantee would be the best option for the federal government to participate in the $6.2-billion project. Skinner says it would help reduce interest rates and lower the final cost of financing it all, plus Ottawa wouldn’t need to contribute funding. The provinces’ desire for $375 million in funding from the feds was requested last June, and Ottawa has asked for more information which will be presented today.
CBC Radio interviews Indy editor Hans Rollmann
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
Rollmann's recent column "Owning up to a Big problem" struck a chord with many in Labrador, and on the island as well.
CO2 levels rise to unprecedented highs in human history
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 4, 2013 July 15, 2022
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a concentration of 400 parts per million in early May. But the mainstream…
Penashue dodges CBC reporter’s question … again
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● April 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
On March 5 CBC reporter Peter Cowan asked former Labrador MP Peter Penashue how donation errors were made in his 2011 campaign. Penashue dodged the…