Meet­ing still leaves ques­tions to be an­swered

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in the the Bay du Nord oil project.)

Snook said the meet­ing, or­ga­nized with the help of Pla­cen­tia West-Belle­vue MHA Mark Browne, was called be­cause there were still so many ques­tions about the fu­ture of the site.

“We’re hear­ing dif­fer­ent sto­ries: Cana­dian Sup­ply Base Com­pany (CSBC) wants it, Nal­cor doesn’t want to give it, the gov­ern­ment’s in­volved, so we wanted to sit down and lis­ten to what they had to say.

“It was a good meet­ing with Min­is­ter Coady, I think we saw the side of gov­ern­ment and Nal­cor that we needed to see. But it left me with some ques­tions that still need to be an­swered.”

And the big ques­tion that weighs on Snook’s mind most is what hap­pens next for New­found­land and Labrador? List­ing off projects, such as Muskrat Falls and Husky En­ergy’s West White Rose project, that are ex­pected to wrap up in the next cou­ple of years, Snook won­ders where New­found­lan­ders will turn to work next.

“Af­ter that, all we see is New­found­lan­ders get­ting on planes and head­ing west again,” he pre­dicted.

Nal­cor, in a re­sponse to The Packet’s in­quires on be­half of them­selves and The Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources, stated that they, along with the depart­ment, are still as­sess­ing both pro­pos­als in an ef­fort to de­ter­mine the best op­tion(s), short and long term, for the Bull Arm site.

No date for that de­ci­sion has been spec­i­fied.

FILE PHOTO

Bull Arm fabri­ca­tion site dur­ing He­bron con­struc­tion.

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