All the personalities are out as the former St. John’s mayor Andy Wells-led review of the proposed Muskrat Falls mega-project is under way. Nalcor CEO Ed Martin was on hand to defend his project against the toughest questions, and CBC is reporting that he believes the ‘stars are lining up’ for the project. Martin cites low interest rates, a federal government commitment to loan guarantee, completed arrangements with the Innu Nation, a water management agreement, and new water management legislation, as indicators that the timing is right for the project. View a live webcast of the review process as it unfolds on the PUB website here. Source: CBC
Veteran rocker colours inside the lines instead of turning it up to 11
The definitive mediocre film of 2011.
Central Health initiated a review of its patient files earlier this month after it was found that two radiologists wrote reports based on the results of older medical tests rather than those of the patients’ most recent tests. Radiologists subsequently looked at the wrong diagnostic image in at least six cases in Gander. And now the less-than-two-week-old-review, which thus far has looked into 700 of the almost 2,200 patient files, has revealed further mistakes made by radiologists. These newly discovered errors appear to have resulted from physicians reading the correct image, but documenting the wrong information. What surprises are yet in store when the remainder of the files are reviewed? Source: CBC
St. John’s coughs up a point late on Friday, rally for win Saturday
This “Thing” is terrible.
Ashes and Fire isn’t going to be Mr. Adams’ best work. But it’s him, right now.
The Telegram is reporting that three men who have delved into the numbers on the Muskrat Falls project are calling for the provincial government and Nalcor Energy to reconsider alternatives and for provincial party leaders to have a debate solely on Lower Churchill development prior to the Oct. 11 election. Richard Cashin, the President of Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW), Ed Hearn, a lawyer in Labrador City and a former director of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro; and Dennis Browne, a lawyer in St. John’s and former Consumer Advocate for the Public Utilities Board, held held a news conference yesterday to make the call. For more information, click to link below to read the article at The Telegram. With the timing of the announcement, and those involved (Cashin was once a Liberal MP), one has to wonder what the political motives of the news conference were. Source: The Telegram
It’s actually good. Seriously. It is.
New Democrat MP Ryan Cleary has continued his call for an inquiry into the province’s fishery, and has committed to using his available private member’s bill this Fall to ask the House of Commons to grant him one. “Our future is threatened,” Cleary told reporters. “It is threatened by a lack of vision. It is threatened by the absence of a rebuilding plan. It is threatened by apathy in all quarters.” Cleary says that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ past mismanagement of the fishery leads him to believe that it cannot be trusted to properly manage it in the future under the status quo. He says the commission would investigate the effectiveness of the current management system and the state of fisheries science. It would also investigate fisheries enforcement and quotas. Meanwhile, Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield said in a statement Monday there will be no inquiry into the…
Former New Brunswick Liberal leader Bernard Richard has been hired to conduct an environmental assessment of a controversial oil exploration project in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has asked Richard to head a review of Corridor Resources Inc.’s planned exploratory drill project on its Old Harry site, an underwater area near the Iles-de-la-Madeleine. The independent review will focus solely on the possible environmental impacts of drilling an exploratory well into Old Harry, the first-ever drill program in the gulf. The review will include public consultations in all five provinces whose shores border the Gulf of St. Lawrence. “I said ‘I know absolutely nothing about offshore drilling,’” Richard said. “His response was ‘perfect.’?” Richard became interim leader of the provincial Liberals in 2001, stepping down in 2002. Source: The New Brunswick Business Journal
The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has ordered an independent review of Corridor Resources Inc.’s proposed exploratory drilling program in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Halifax-based company’s plans for the Old Harry site near the Iles-de-la-Madeleine have angered environmental groups who say drilling should not be allowed in a sensitive marine area. The N-NLOPB has appointed former New Brunswick ombudsman Bernard Richard to consider the potential environmental effects of drilling a single exploration well. The board says Richard’s review will include public consultations in the five provinces that surround the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Posing the question: how many times can you make the same movie and still turn a profit? The answer: at least two.
The album is a constant push and pull, but it’s all so smooth
Bigger. Louder. Faster. Furious…er?
A visually compelling read about the political career of our former premier
Bruce Bourque gives us his two cents’ worth on what delights are to be found in Michael Crummey’s Galore, now a bit of an oldie to many fans, but still a goodie.