Apprentices and the challenges they face

Skilled trades apprentices in Newfoundland and Labrador face numerous challenges finding work locally. Many leave home to work outside the province, while others give up on their first career choice and take positions in other fields. Reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick prepared a three-part series on the many issues facing those in the skilled trades sector.

Apprentices and the challenges they face
Apprentice millwright Jessica Mercer. — Photo courtesy of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices
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MikeSmithy
- May 30, 2016
- 19 h 00

So I don't have the money to hire out for house keeping, nor do I have the need really, but my brother-in-law has a huge house, and has been looking around at house cleaning. It's interesting to see professions like this that aren't exactly main stream, I love learning about stuff like that.

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The fate of Bryn Mawr May 18, 2016

From The Telegram's editorial of April 4, 2016: 

Jeers: to the endless attrition of heritage. Another glorious old home in St. John’s — Bryn Mawr, or Baird’s Cottage — may soon be a victim of the wrecking ball. This beautiful Victorian house in the east end of St. John’s is more than 100 years old, but has fallen into disrepair. City councillors, as usual, are vowing to save the old gem, but we’ve heard that refrain before. The big question is, who are all these developers, and why are they intent on destroying our past? Is there no one with a hint of vision left, a sense of historic pride? Or is it all about taking the easiest route, with the biggest payoff? So tragic.

 Baird Cottage, also known as Bryn Mawr, is at the centre of discussions about how the city designates heritage status to buildings.
Fire in Fort Mac May 05, 2016

There are few places so far from Newfoundland and Labrador that can provoke a more local response when tragedy strikes than Fort McMurray. The town may be three or four time zones away, depending on where you are in the province, but these people are our neighbours. If there was ever any doubt, these stories prove the point.

 A wall of fire rages outside of Fort McMurray, Alta. Tuesday night. Raging forest fires whipped up by shifting winds have sliced through the middle of the oilsands hub, sending tens of thousands fleeing in both directions and prompting the evacuation of the entire city.
Mount Cashel civil suit April 25, 2016

Roughly seven decades ago, the Roman Catholic archbishop patted the heads of some boys as he passed them in the hallway. Among them was a St. John’s man recently stood up in court in a case about whether the church had a role in operating the infamous Mount Cashel orphanage. Follow our full coverage here.

The Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John's. The building was torn down in 1992.
The Nalcor story April 21, 2016

The Telegram has followed the Nalcor story since its inception. It is an ongoing story with many twists, turns and the occasional surprise.

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