Last fall, Seanic Canada had proposed to build a three-storey, 69-room seniors’ assisted living complex between Old Petty Harbour Road, Dorsey’s Lane and Carondale Drive in Kilbride. When the proposal came to city council last November, it voted 7-3 against. However, the three councillors who were in favour of the plan asked to defer the vote until another traffic study could be done in the area. That deferral was also voted down, when Seanic chose to challenge that decision in court. Last week, Justice Alphonsus Faour of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador delivered an oral decision in the case ruling that St. John’s city council should have waited for all the information to be in about a development in Kilbride before rejecting the proposal. The company will now be able to gather more information about traffic in the area, including the intersection at Old Petty Harbour and Bay Bulls roads.
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…