Muskrat Falls Protest Continues to Raise Concerns (Audio)

A protest of the planned flooding from the Muskrat Falls project took place on October 3, 2016 at the North Spur turnoff on the Trans Labrador Highway at 1 pm.

OKâlaKatiget Radio spoke with Roy Blake, Ordinary Member for Happy Valley-Goose Bay with the Nunatsiavut Government.

Blake says about 40 to 50 people attended the protest to voice their concerns about methyl mercury.

According to Blake, there weren’t any NG officials present, and he was there on behalf of his constituents, and for himself personally.

Blake says other representatives from the Innu Nation and NunatuKavut were there as well.

He adds that he hopes NL Environment Minister Perry Trimper, and the Provincial and Federal Governments will come to their senses, and do what is right to protect Labrador people’s health, culture and way of life.

Blake also says that he would like to call upon MHA Randy Edmunds and Premier Dwight Ball to do what is right.

He adds he would like to see more interaction from Labrador MP Yvonne Jones on the issue.

To hear Blake tell you how the protest went, click here