23 September 2009

More problems for NALCO power line

Objections are now coming about the proposed power line that would skirt Gros Morne Park.

Hikers and outfitters are concerned the power line will affect caribou and spoil hiking trails in the area.

"We've been working for the past four years in the Portland Creek and Parson's Pond watersheds, and we're hoping that Nalcor will be able to compromise and find a more suitable route further east and north than the proposed route," said Paul Wylezol, chairman of the International Appalachian Trail of Newfoundland and Labrador.