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Inside Monday’s print edition:
• In 2009, a burst sewage pipe threw a monkey wrench in the Town of Torbay’s plan to upgrade its sewage treatment facilities. Now the town is finally in a position to restart the process, said Mayor Bob Codner.
“The pipe broke and it is what it is. We tried to repair it in a timely manner ... now that we got that out of the way, we’re back to where we were in Year 1,” he said.
• A group of divers has pored over the remnants of a British navy vessel that ran aground 90 years ago not far from the shoreline of L’Anse Amour on the southeastern tip of Labrador. The Royal Navy launched the HMS Raleigh in 1919. A 184-metre heavy cruiser vessel with a crew of 700, the ship was on its way to Port Saunders on Aug. 8, 1922. Travelling in heavy fog, it came upon a large iceberg, and in order to avoid the iceberg, the ship made its way into shallow water before it ran aground not far from the Point Amour Lighthouse. According to Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark, one of the volunteer divers who was in L’Anse Amour and Forteau this past week, many people in the communities took mementoes from the wreckage. Four years after it ran aground, the Royal Navy elected to destroy the vessel with explosives.
• Ever see a man pull a transport truck that was carrying a piece of heavy machinery? It’s not something you see every day — but nevertheless it happened at the Newfoundland and Labrador Recycling Ltd.’s Robin Hood Bay facility Sunday. Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson managed to pull the enormous weight of the vehicle for several metres, while crawling along a track bolted to the ground. Bjornsson didn’t make it to the end of the track, but the crowd appeared to be no less impressed.
This was one of several bouts of super-human strength Sunday during what the organizers dubbed the first of many more international strongman competitions to be held in St. John’s.
• Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians pitcher Mark Power was a little shaky to start the week at the national junior (under-21) softball championships, giving up nine walks in an opening-game loss. But on Sunday the ace of the team representing Newfoundland and Labrador’s was brilliant as he tossed three straight wins on Sunday — including 5-3 victory over the host Owen Sound, Ont., Selects in the championship game — as the Junior Canadians won their third national title in six years.
“Mark seemed to get better and the ball seemed to move for him a bit more when he was a bit tired versus when he was strong,” says Kelly’s Pub manager Ross Crocker. “(He) really threw well today.”
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