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From the archives - U.S. Army transport ship Edmund B. Alexander docks in St. John's

It was big news - about a thousand American servicemen were on board. Their job: To help build and maintain the first U.S. base in the province at Fort Pepperrell, alongside Quidi Vidi Lake. Christine Davies takes us back 72 years, to the docking of the Edmund B. Alexander.  Tony & Margaret DeAntonio 1943  - Courtesy A Friendly Invasion II: A Personal Touch by John N. Cardoulis

 

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CROSSTALKIs the proposed Newfoundland Power rate hike too high? 

Your electricity bills could be going up. Newfoundland power is asking the Public Utilities board to approve a proposed 7.2 per cent rate hike for residential customers and a 0.6 - 6.0 per cent for commercial customers. They also looking for substantial increases in the rates of its returns to shareholders. Over ten per cent this year and the next. Newfoundland Power has been making its case before the PUB. Consumer advocate Tom Johnson has been putting forward the arguement that these increases are too high. He's John Furlong's guest guest on today's crosstalk.

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