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Muskrat Falls

The Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam — located on Labrador’s lower Churchill River about 25 kilometres west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay — is nearing completion almost three years behind schedule and more than $6 billion over budget. In a best-case scenario, Newfoundland hydro rates are poised to jump by 50 per cent to pay for the $12.7 billion dam, called “the biggest economic mistake in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history” by Premier Dwight Ball. It is now the subject of a two-year $33.7 million public inquiry.

In March 2019, The Narwhal’s readers pitched in to send reporter Sarah Cox to the public inquiry in St. John’s, N.L.

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