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VOCM: Funding Announced for Long Harbour Industrial Park

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The federal and provincial governments have announced funding to support a new industrial park in Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights. Senator Norm Doyle and provincial minister Susan Sullivan were on hand for the event.

Gov of NL press release: Oversight Committee Releases First Report on the Muskrat Falls Project

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This first report presents the work done by the committee since its appointment and includes information on its governance structure and processes, the existing project oversight measures, the project’s budget and schedule, and next steps. The Oversight Committee engaged Ernst and Young, an independent third party consultant with specialized skills in major capital projects, to conduct an assessment of the Oversight Committee’s terms of reference and to provide advice on what information would be needed to effectively monitor the project’s cost, schedule and risks. The Ernst & Young report is also being released today. The report and all associated documents are available online at

The Chronicle Herald: Labour pact inked for up to 400 Maritime Link workers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rick Janega, president of Emera Newfoundland & Labrador, said the three-and-a-half year agreements will expire Dec. 31, 2017, and it outlines wages and benefits for the up to 400 workers who will be employed during the project’s peak construction phase.


VOCM: Husky Busy with South White Rose Extension

Thursday, July 31, 2014

There is lots of activity taking place this summer for Husky Energy's South White Rose extension project. Husky Energy is busy with work on the South White Rose extension project, and spokesperson Colleen McConnell says installation vessels have started arriving for the 2014 installation program. It's the final part of the project and is focusing on oil production equipment.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

If you work from home, there’s no water cooler. Even if you had a water cooler, there’s nobody to gather with around it. There’s no monthly birthday cake in the break room. And no break room. With start-ups, home businesses, and contract work, more and more people are working out of their homes, or living as coffee shop nomads, shuffling from one WiFi hotspot to the next. People don’t have access to the trappings of traditional office life anymore. Common Ground, the first co-working space in St. John’s, is giving professionals a place to call home base.