The wreck of a historic ship that was part of a tragic polar expedition and a mainstay of Newfoundland sealing has been discovered off Greenland’s south coast.
Last month, an ocean research company found the SS Terra Nova in roughly 1,000 feet of water.
“It was a really, really good find,” Leighton Rolley of the Schmidt Ocean Institute told The Telegram Thursday.
The Telegram website offers only a sample of the stories our reporters, editors and photographers work hard to get to the public every day.
Friday’s print edition of The Telegram, on the other hand, contains much, much more, from news to opinion to our expanded A&E section.
Inside Friday’s print edition:
• Tony Clement says he’s not worried about the Conservatives’ low poll numbers in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“There’s a lot of variations, especially when you get regional numbers,” said the Conservative MP and president of the Treasury Board on Thursday, when asked about last month’s Environics poll.
The poll found the Tories were the federal party of choice of 17 per cent of those polled, compared with 49 per cent for the NDP and 34 per cent for the Liberals.
• Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island showed robust growth in the first half of 2012, according to the latest economic report from the Atlantic Province’s Economic Council (APEC).
APEC says Nova Scotia and New Brunswick performed weaker, contributing to mixed economic results in the Atlantic region.
• Thursday and today, reporters from media outlets within the province are being given a tour of the site of the proposed Muskrat Falls hydro dam and Upper Churchill operations. Representatives for Nalcor Energy offered the tour free after requests for views from the ground and further information on both the falls and hydro operations at Churchill Falls. Nalcor staff are taking questions on the work leading up to the decision on sanctioning the project, potential change in cost estimates and transmission options, among other topics. Debate on the project is scheduled for the House of Assembly later this fall.The Telegram has joined the tour from Happy Valley-Goose Bay and will have more from the site in The Weekend edition.
• She started by knitting a full-scale pink rifle to give to the then-justice minister Kim Campbell as a thank-you for her role in initiating Canada’s gun control legislation.
Then, some time later, Newfoundland artist Barb Hunt knit a pink landmine. In fact, she knit about a hundred of them, each one an exact rose-coloured woolen replica of a specific model available in Jane’s Mines and Mine Clearance Catalogue.
Hunt’s idea to knit landmines had originally been inspired by Canada’s decision to join the international Mine Ban Treaty, but the artist wasn’t sure of its value until she was in Paris about a year later. While there, she came across The Pyramid of Shoes, an annual event organized by Handicap International to raise awareness of the victims of landmines. As part of the exhibit, Hunt had the chance to look at actual landmines and to meet survivors, an experience that affected her deeply.
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