The World Energy GH2 project is proposing to transform some of the most precious landscapes on the island, including the exquisite wild highlands of western Newfoundland.The process for engaging with the public has been rushed – or, in the case of sites other than the Port au Port, nonexistent. CBC has reported that John Risley stated they need all three sites for the project to be viable and yet we have been given no information other than maps of the other proposed sites in our region.

The environmental assessment document based on the Port au Port and Stephenville portions of the project was made available to the public for a short window and we know that portion of the project is moving ahead with a full environmental assessment review process. Judging by the recent community meeting on the peninsula in Sheaves Cove, many Port au Port residents will not support the project. When the people of the other regions in western Newfoundland wake up to what is planned for our most valuable natural places there will be vociferous opposition – of that I have no doubt.

This little video is my attempt to help wake up those who are not fully aware of what is being planned. I have a multi-disciplinary background in the arts and a keen interest in the province and its history. I thought this might be a good way to engage those who are not inclined to follow the news, and to do my part to help wake them up.

My other half – Michael R – is behind the camera, did the editing, and lugged camera gear up on top of that mountain – a rather labourious feat!

Please visit this link for “Heart to Heart with Little Premier Furey

God Guard Thee Newfoundland.”

– Tara Manuel


Bill left public life shortly after the signing of the Atlantic Accord and became a member of the Court of Appeal until his retirement in 2003. During his time on the court he was involved in a number of successful appeals which overturned wrongful convictions, for which he was recognized by Innocence Canada. Bill had a special place in his heart for the underdog.

Churchill Falls Explainer (Coles Notes version)

If CFLCo is required to maximize its profit, then CFLCo should sell its electricity to the highest bidder(s) on the most advantageous terms available.


This is the most important set of negotiations we have engaged in since the Atlantic Accord and Hibernia. Despite being a small jurisdiction we proved to be smart and nimble enough to negotiate good deals on both. They have stood the test of time and have resulted in billions of dollars in royalties and created an industry which represents over a quarter of our economy. Will we prove to be smart and nimble enough to do the same with the Upper Churchill?