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Apprentices and the challenges they face December 23, 2011

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.

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Apprentice millwright Jessica Mercer. — Photo courtesy of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices
Arrow Air — 25 years later December 07, 2010

A quarter century has passed since Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed 73 seconds after it lifted off a Gander runway on Dec. 12, 1985.

Two hundred and fifty-six people died — 248 U.S. soldiers and eight crewmembers.

It remains the deadliest aviation disaster in Canadian history and one of the worst ever faced by the U.S. military.

The Telegram's Steve Bartlett teamed up with his colleagues at The Beacon in Gander for this special report on the Arrow Air crash - 25 years later.

In it, readers will find out what happened on that chilling December morning, and the reaction here and in the United States.

There are stories about the investigations into the crash, articles outlining why some people have never accepted the findings, and a recap of some of the conspiracy theories.

There is also a profile of an inspiring Gander widow and report on a new…

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Bernie Caiger (right), senior research officer with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, and Mike Renton, a technician with the NRC, look over the data recorders in Ottawa from an Arrow Air DC-8 that crashed in Gander Dec. 12, 1985. 
— File photo by Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press
Behind the scenes with '22 Minutes' December 21, 2011

A frenzy of activity goes into every episode of CBC TV’s long-running show. The Telegram’s Tara Bradbury jumped into the whirlwind that makes up the cast’s upcoming hour-long Christmas special. Bradbury compiled a two-part series.

To view videos of the "22 Minutes" cast in action, CLICK HERE.

To view a slideshow of photos, CLICK HERE.

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Cathy Jones in character as Queen Elizabeth - with corgi, Kyle - delivering her Christmas message— Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram
Bridges cracked and corroded June 25, 2012

Through provincial access to information legislation, The Telegram obtained inspection reports on 731 bridges. They were built as far back as 1925 and as recently as last year, although only 61 of them were built this century. Stories ran in The Telegram print edition June 23, 2012 accompanied by photos and graphics — all now part of this collection.

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The bridge on Harvey Street (Route 70) in Harbour Grace, near the entrance to Riverhead, was built in 1969 and is in quite a dilapidated state. Vehicles are forced to slow down and swerve around the oversized potholes created by missing asphalt. Also, water runoff has severely eroded the earth near the bridge abutments. 
— Photo by Terry Roberts/Transcontinental Media
Budget 2012 April 26, 2012

Finance Minister Tom Marshall delivered a nearly $8 billion provincial budget Tuesday, April 24, 2012 that held the line on levels of spending and investments in key areas of health care, education and infrastructure, while carrying a deficit of $258.4 million — lower than previously forecast.

Fears of large job losses in the public sector also failed to materialize with only about 45 temporary positions expected to be eliminated this year. Stories, photos and videos produced by Telegram reporters and photographers covering the Budget.

For graphics on Budget 2012, click NUMBERS.

For Budget 2012 slideshow, click Photos.

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Finance Minister Tom Marshall (standing) delivers the 2012 budget in the House of Assembly Tuesday. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram