A unique piece of St. John’s military history has been saved.
A massive torpedo net, deployed in The Narrows to protect against Nazi U-boat fire during the Second World War, was recently claimed by the Grand Concourse Authority.
The baffle — a weave of steel rings so large it was visible from a kilometre above on Google Earth — now sits in the trail network’s yard.
The Telegram website offers only a sample of the stories our reporters, editors and photographers work hard to get to the public every day.
Tuesday’s print edition of The Telegram, on the other hand, contains much, much more, from news to opinion to our weekly Family section.
Inside Tuesday’s print edition:
• Shoppers Drug Mart has pulled a batch of Balea shaving cream from its shelves following a St. John’s woman’s serious injury while using the product. Juanita Somerton suffered chemical burns to her eyes after a can erupted its contents in her face.
She had bought a new can of Balea shaving cream because she wanted to try a different brand. Balea is a house brand for Shoppers.
• Preliminary reports indicate a loss of power caused a helicopter to crash Sunday in the area of Elephant Head Lake near Wabush. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board (CTSB) has confirmed that CTSB officials in Dartmouth, N.S., are collecting information to investigate the crash and will look at maintenance records for the aircraft. A CTSB spokesman said the helicopter was owned by Universal Helicopters and although it’s uncertain what it was doing at the time, it’s believed the Bell 407 aircraft was involved in supporting mining activity in the area.
• In the Family section, columnist Susan Flanagan talks about the hunt for the elusive bobble-headed moose, Steve Bartlett shares some memories of Ron Hynes and Martha Muzychka remembers Margaret Hitchens.
• A month ago, when the Eat Atlantic Co-operative released its list of finalists for the region’s food product of the year, Brent Smith didn’t pay it much attention. The “chief chocolate officer” of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company was pleased to see the company’s chocolates vying for the award — designed to draw attention to food produced by companies in Canada’s Atlantic provinces — alongside the likes of Nova Scotia’s Scotsburn Dairy Hoofprints ice cream and New Brunswick’s Crosby molasses. But he didn’t start dusting off the trophy case. “I thought, gee, Top 10, that’s great, and that’s very nice, but we’re up against Ganong and King Cole and some fairly big competitors, and so I really didn’t feel that we were going to be in contention,” he said.
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