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Local stories: Struggles with depression and mental health December 16, 2013

In a series of interviews and research, reporter Bonnie Belec speaks with people working through depression or mental health issues. They talk about the personal struggles, fights with and friends in the health care system, and the hopes they have for the future.

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Lisa Tucker’s husband is fighting depression. She says not being able to find the care and treatment he needs just makes matters worse. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Miscarriages in Emergency November 19, 2013

When, on Nov. 5, 2013, The Telegram published Barb Sweet's account of a woman who suffered a miscarriage in a local hospital emergency room, the response was swift. The number and variety of stories from people who had similar experiences continues to grow.

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The emergency room at St. Clare's in St. John's
MusicNL Conference and awards 2013 November 13, 2013

Every year, the province's music industry association, MusicNL, holds its conference and awards gala. It is a weekend of meetings, panels and a whole lot of playing. Performers take part in showcases, songwriters circles and impromptu jam sessions in salons, hotel rooms and even random hallways.

The Telegram is happy to sponsor the conference, and attended the many events. This year, Arts reporter Tara Bradbury headed to Gander to catch the tunes.

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A victim's family speaks November 12, 2013

“We just couldn’t seem to reason with him, and we could not get any help, no matter where we turned — from counsellors, to friends, to police, to lawyers — there was nothing anybody could do.”

Exclusively in The Telegram, the parents of Juliane Hibbs — killed Oct. 15 with her fiancé Vince Dillon by former boyfriend Brian Dawe — speak publicly for the first time about the tragic events that led up to the murder, and how the system failed their daughter and lets victims slip through the cracks.

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Juliane, murdered by an estranged boyfriend on Oct. 15, sits with her father Phillip in this family photo.
Keeping up with OHS November 06, 2013

Employers in Newfoundland and Labrador’s natural resources sectors — mining, oil, energy — are experiencing a steady run of large capital projects that are driving the provincial economy to become one of the top performers in the country. They are doing so with a strong safety record, according to the companies involved and the regulators. That said, the boom times are putting new pressures on employers and workers alike. And while safety is a touchstone for many, it can also easily fall to the wayside without: a proven commitment by workers to continuously follow occupational health and safety regulations, a commitment by employers to provide the required supervision and work environment, and a commitment by government to fund the regulatory agencies tasked with ensuring safe workplaces. To that, The Telegram is taking a closer look at some standing OHS issues and why safety remains, even in the best of times,…

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