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Developments in Oil and Gas for West Coast

Some good news for the region!

Source: VOCM
Date: Dec 27, 2012
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Shoal Point Energy has signed a letter of intent for a joint venture to explore and develop its Green Point shale licenses in the Port Au Port area. The agreement is with Foothills Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries, Black Spruce Exploration Corporation and Foothills North West Holding Corporation. A St. John's Company with a large equity position in the Shoal Point Energy discovery, Canadian Imperial Venture Corporation, is excited about this development. President Gerard Edwards says the value of the deal is about 150-million dollars in expenditures in western Newfoundland over the next one to three years...
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I've spent some time in Clarenville over Christmas. Here are a few stops I made to take a look at what's new in town:

On this map, I've taken photos of the new Orange Store and (rumored!) 2nd Tim Horton's. Prince St is being expanded, and I captured some photos of it from the Irving. As well, I got a photo of River Valley subdivision, which is in the top left of the photo. All red roads are in development.


Map1 by RRoome1, on Flickr


River Valley Subdivision, Clarenville by RRoome1, on Flickr


Prince Street Extension, Clarenville by RRoome1, on Flickr


Possible site of Tim Horton's #2, Clarenville by RRoome1, on Flickr


Orange Store, Clarenville by RRoome1, on Flickr

Map 2 has some of the biggest changes in town, and seems to highlight the future of industrial Clarenville. Along Shoal Harbour drive, there are two new roads which head east toward Bare Mountain. The orange roads here seem to be in the works, but I haven't driven in to check yet. I've noted on the map some of the new businesses which have sprung up since this satellite photo was taken. Yellow arrows are the vantage points of the photos I've taken. The last photo is from the new subdivision at the top of the map - I believe the road is called Sunset Drive.


Map2 by RRoome1, on Flickr


South end of Shoal Harbour Drive, Clarenville by RRoome1, on Flickr


North end of Shoal Harbour Drive, Clarenville by RRoome1, on Flickr


Road toward the Water Tower, Clarenville by RRoome1, on Flickr


New subdivision on the hill, Clarenville by RRoome1, on Flickr

I didn't have time to take photos in Shoal Harbour proper (which is still part of Clarenville) but there is a lot happening there as well. Gregory Place, Taverner Place, Glenview Estates and more streets further east are being linked by residential roads behind Shoal Harbour. Katherine Estates, on the far left, is a dense terraced subdivision built into a blasted out part of the hill. On the south side of Shoal Harbour river there is a new corridor of cleared trees and heavy equipment which will be a new 22-unit cul-de-sac, marked in orange. There are still more new subdivisions roward Milton, but I haven't been out there, so I can't comment.

Map3 by RRoome1, on Flickr


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Awesome, thanks for the update of all the development going on in Clarenville.
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Awesome update. Thank you!
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Also one or two of the roads that are parallel with Wal-mart in between are rumored to connect with the TCH. I heard this rumor like a year ago, It does make sense to do that. but i'm sure all that area behind will be developed in the future.
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A couple of new retail stores in Corner Brook, not sure if anyone else has posted them:

-Lids
-Bizou
-Claire de Lune

Just some small shops in the Plaza really, but everything adds to selection. Of course, Athlete's World is closing out, as is Zellers. So, it will be interesting to see if traffic drops at the mall after Zellers closes and before Target opens.
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Here's an update on those Fogo Island developments from the CBC:

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Word on Fogo Island during a recent visit was that rates will range from about $1,800 for the most basic elegance to $5,000 a night for the top-floor "money suite" with loft bed and 32 windows.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...land-1230.html

Nice place, but a tad out of my price range. At least for my forseeable future. Come on Lotto Max!
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2012, 4:24 PM
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Might as well make it a trifecta of posts:

Stephenville Manor Reclad Project

I was terrified I would see brown aluminum siding, thankfully, it will be modernized and look pretty good. The old brick was original to the building, constructed in about 1955 I believe.

Here's the rear of the building with original brick still in tact. This brick will come down in the spring.
[IMG] 100_2331

And here's a look at the progress thus far:

100_2338

A bit disappointed with grey, especially since most of the base buildings have lost their bright pinks, blues, greens and yellows and have been returned to military grey and beige. More authentic for sure, but definitely less character.
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2012, 6:46 PM
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great updates! I think the Stephenville manor is looking good IMO

here is an awesome article I just read about The exciting things happening on Fogo Island

Fogo Island Inn and art gallery aim high with luxury rooms


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On a gorgeous rocky shoreline where slabs of granite meet the moody North Atlantic, one of the most intriguing gambles in Canadian tourism will soon play out on Fogo Island off Newfoundland.

The new Fogo Island Inn looms over the brightly painted salt box homes and fishermen's sheds in Barr'd Islands, one of 10 distinct communities that are home to about 2,400 people.



It was buzzing with construction in August as workers hit the home stretch of a three-year building project expected to cost more than $25 million.

And the inn won't be just any place for weary travellers to lay their heads. Its 29 rooms with panoramic ocean views, hand-crafted furniture and quilts, locally inspired cuisine, rooftop hot tubs, saunas, conference space, and a publicly accessible art gallery, library, and cinema are meant to please expensive tastes.

Word on Fogo Island during a recent visit was that rates will range from about $1,800 for the most basic elegance to $5,000 a night for the top-floor "money suite" with loft bed and 32 windows.

Each room has a window that opens 180 degrees to the fresh salt-sea air.

But who on earth would pay that kind of money to visit a rocky island off another rocky island in the North Atlantic?

Multimillionaire Zita Cobb, a native Fogo Islander who is the driving force behind the new inn, says there's a niche of well-to-do tourists who will pay for a unique, world-class travel and cultural experience.

Prices have not been finalized, but she said there's no reason why Fogo Island's natural beauty should not draw big money as successfully as other exotic, albeit warmer, destinations.

The ebbs and flows of a troubled fishery have threatened Fogo Island's survival in the past, and its future is by no means secure.

Cobb is investing more than $10 million of her own money in the inn as the provincial and federal governments add $5 million each.

"There's risk, no question," she said in an interview. "I mean, to do nothing is a gamble."

Marketing Fogo

One of Cobb's biggest marketing challenges is the widespread notion that her beloved home is on a freezing rock in the Far North. In fact, it boasts what she describes as seven seasons including hot summers, snowy winters, the ice season around March and April when mammoth icebergs drift south from Greenland, fog, rain and sun in May and June, and spectacular berry picking in the fall.

It's a place where caribou roam, seals frolic, and people go out of their way to share directions or a good story.

A slender woman who all but hums with energy, Cobb was the only girl among seven siblings raised on Fogo Island in Joe Batt's Arm – an inlet community named for a popular early settler, as legend has it.

Cobb moved back to the island six years ago after making her fortune as a high-tech executive and ending a long run in the corporate fast lane. Now 54, she helped create the Shorefast Foundation, a federally registered charity that aims to use business as a tool to rejuvenate the local economy in ways that work for people, not against them, she said.

"Business is not unethical. It has just been practised that way too often and for too long."

Cobb stressed that any profits from the inn, which has already created dozens of construction jobs and is expected to employ up to about 50 people when it opens next spring, belong to the people of Fogo Island and the nearby Change Islands.

But the inn will not be Fogo Island's saving grace, Cobb said.

"Fogo Islanders are pretty darned good at saving themselves, which they've done for centuries," she said. "I'm just another Fogo Islander trying to do my bit."

Keeping it undisturbed

Wherever possible, renewable features were incorporated into construction of the inn such as a wood-burning heating system and rainwater cisterns for laundry and toilets.

"We're trying absolutely to not disturb a single lichen we don't have to destroy," Cobb said of the land around the 44,000-square-foot building on four levels.

Three small white crosses still standing between the new inn and the sea are testament to her respect for what she calls "sacred" surroundings. They mark a decades-old pet cemetery that's believed to be the final resting place for at least one horse, a dog and a cat, Cobb said. They will stay.

The asymmetrical X-shape of the structure is a metaphorical intersection of old and new partially supported on stilts, recalling the fishing stages where generations of Fogo Islanders cleaned, salted, and dried their cod.

Minimal outdoor lighting will create a "dark-sky" effect for star gazing. And guests will be escorted down a foot path from the nearest parking lot by two Newfoundland dogs named Make and Break, after the old-style engines, who will live at the inn.

Artists welcome

Four smaller buildings around the island are studios for artists, filmmakers, and writers invited from Canada and around the world to spend a few months.

Author Lyn Hughes arrived earlier this summer from Sydney, Australia to work on a new novel. As she settled into her dramatic new work space perched on a seaside rock, she expressed no doubt that Zita Cobb is on to something big.

"This is a very, very rare place on our planet, a very special place," she said. "The only place I can even compare it to that I've been is the Azores Islands of Portugal."

Nicole Decker-Torraville, owner of Nicole's Cafe, said many Fogo Islanders have great hopes for the new inn, mixed with some fear and skepticism about whether it will succeed. She is part of a small wave of 20- and 30-somethings that have moved back and want their own children to have the chance to stay.

"They can travel, but they'll know this is their home."

Frank Lane of Tilting, an Irish settlement on the island's east coast, is a traditional small boat builder who hopes the inn will create new jobs but help preserve old ways.

"It's going to be a wonderful building. I don't know if it's going to be for me," he said with a smile.

"You know, I might not have the money to stay there."
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Auk Island Winery has signed a contract to ship its wines to China. Awesome!
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Big stuff to happen soon in Labrador towns

They should take advangtage of the opportunities instead of complaining when there are non then complaining when there's a big boom coming


Labrador town not ready for Muskrat boom, forum hears
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Even supporters of Muskrat Falls told a public meeting Tuesday night that Happy Valley-Goose Bay is not able to handle the activity and people that will come with the hydroelectric megaproject.

Opponents and backers alike told the forum that the town is poised to be overwhelmed by problems, with an existing housing crunch likely to become much worse.Other concerns ranged from recreation facilities to congested roads once construction on the nearby site off the Churchill River kicks into high gear.

"I've been in a lot of mining towns and you see the boom," said businessman Glenn Noseworthy, who told the meeting he has been waiting for more than three decades to see the Lower Churchill plan finally come to pass.

"I mean we're not ready for it. This town's not ready for it," he said.

The meeting was told that aging recreation facilities are already filled to capacity, and that new services will be needed as hundreds of new families move to the area.

But some speakers who oppose the project said they're worried the town could come out as the loser.

"I'm not for it, but if I have to put up with it and I have to be part of it, then my god, let's get something out of it," said Debbie Michelin, who is worried that most of the benefits from Muskrat Falls will accrue far away from the town.

"They talk about a recreation facility. We should have the best recreation facilities in this province for what we're going to give up."

The Happy Valley-Goose Bay council says it does not yet know what the financial impact of the project will be on the area.

The construction site is outside the town's boundaries, which means that it will not be able to collect any direct tax revenues from Muskrat Falls.

The town says it is trying to work with the Newfoundland and Labrador government for a funding deal that will cover problems that will come with the project.

The Newfoundland and Labrador government sanctioned the project in December, with an official budget of at least $7.4 billion. Halifax-based Emera Inc., which is a partner in the project, expects that the overall cost will increase by several hundred million dollars because of the cost of installing subsea cables that will eventually carry electricity into Nova Scotia.
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New inn preparing to open on Fogo Island

Source: CBC NL
Date: Jan 12, 2013
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The Shorefast Foundation started construction on a new inn on Fogo Island two years ago, and they are now getting ready to open their doors.

The wooden building has been surrounded by scaffolding for a year and a half for construction.

Shorefast CEO Tony Cobb says people were excited to finally see it taken down.

"To see their reaction when the scaffolding came down was just absolutely amazing," Cobb said. "The people were just blown away by the building."

He said the inn will be ready to open for business this spring.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...o-inn-112.html
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I thought it would be interesting to post links to some videos that show off different centres on the island. We've all seen photographs, but video can give a different perspective. I included only videos produced by/in association with the municipality, and avoided amateur videos such as tourist compilations and slideshows. Unfortunately this proved very difficult since I only knew of two and couldn't find any others. If anyone else knows of anything, post them. I'd like to see how other towns/cities outside St. John's show themselves off.

Corner Brook: Tourism Video - Parts of this seem to have been taken straight out of the 90's, but it mentions Wal-Mart so it can't be more than 10 years old. It emphasizes how much of an update is needed. The nightclub scenes make me chuckle.

Stephenville: Live-Work-Grow
I was having a little look around the net and the only other one I came up with is this one for Bay Roberts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=P7-jZ5lwqxw
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Corner Brook retail news:

Sears is renovating their store and we finally have a figure on the investment of the new Target store:
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In an emailed response to questions on plans for Corner Brook, she said once the Zellers closeout is completed the store will undergo significant renovations over a six- to nine-month period, representing an investment of more than $10 million.
http://www.thewesternstar.com/Busine...ng-a-refresh/1

I'd call that substantial.
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Very. Congrats, Corner Brook! The west coast of N.L. is so spectacularly beautiful, I really want the communities there to survive and thrive and grow.
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Majumder Manor still chugging along...

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Corner Brook retail news:

Sears is renovating their store and we finally have a figure on the investment of the new Target store:


http://www.thewesternstar.com/Busine...ng-a-refresh/1

I'd call that substantial.
Target is also in partnership with Starbucks, so there's a possibility that Starbucks could be coming to Corner Brook - potentially the first one outside of St. John's.
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Target is also in partnership with Starbucks, so there's a possibility that Starbucks could be coming to Corner Brook - potentially the first one outside of St. John's.
Correction, 2nd outside St. John's.

Stephenville had a Starbucks on Main St. from 2008 to 2010.

Random and surprising fact of the day, who knew?
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Correction, 2nd outside St. John's.

Stephenville had a Starbucks on Main St. from 2008 to 2010.

Random and surprising fact of the day, who knew?
ha ha ha yeah that is random

why I find it funny is because I have a Brazilian friend who is studying at CNA in Stephenville and he came into St. John's for the Holidays and the first thing he wanted to do was go get his Starbucks ... ironic
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