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.
Politicians have fixated on a silly solution to a real problem.
Memorial University’s decision to close when faced with the possibility of lead in its drinking water was entirely sound. Now that the immediate risks have been addressed, what can MUN officials and the rest of us learn from the apparent crisis?
Can our desire to protect our children wind up stifling their growth?
Why the government is wrong to make cycling without a helmet illegal, even though I (almost) always wear one when I rides a bike.
Proponents of mandatory helmets have good intentions, but the policy can produce more negative outcomes than good.
The effects of down-sizing and deregulation on safety are destructive, and they’re finally hitting home.
Increasing safety on the Trans Labrador Highway is a crucial issue
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
In reaction to the Transportation Safety Board’s conclusions regarding the Cougar helicopter crash in 2009, Robert Wells – commissioner of an inquiry into offshore helicopter safety – has called for the establishment an independent agency to regulate offshore safety. “In the last 25 years, [the C-NLOPB] haven’t had a really detailed mandate of what the [federal and provincial] governments expect of them in safety,” Wells said. You can view the website of the inquiry here. Source: CBC
Legislators have to get tough with manufacturers. Because the drivers can’t seem to save themselves.