Lower Churchill Hearings - Resources
The Lower Churchill environmental review panel turned its attention to social and cultural impacts
at it’s hearings yesterday.
And it covered a lot of ground….
One area of discussion was land and resource use.
Nalcor surveyed people in Labrador about activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, boating snowmobiling, berry picking and wood harvesting….in the lower part of the Churchill River.
Colleen Leeder is a Stantec consultant working for Nalcor…here is an excerpt of what she had to say about about the results of that research
and The demand on many services is expected to increase if the Lower Churchill development goes ahead. .. It is expected that neighbouring Happy Valley Goose Bay will bear the brunt of that demand….both on infrastructure and local services….like health care. Labrador Grenfell Health is funded by the province and that won’t change with the Lower Churchill. Nalcor maintains that any increased demand is the responsibility of the Dept of health. But that might come under some scrutiny following yesterdays presentation by the Health Board. Here is some of their presentation starting with Delia Connell, the boards Cheif Operating Officer….We’ll also hear from Panel chair Dr Leslie Griffiths and hospital cheif of staff, Dr Gabe Woolam: