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Gamblers Speak Anonymously March 25, 2014

Struck by an anonymous letter about VLT usage emailed in from a person writing under the name “John Doe,” The Telegram launched an investigation into his/her written observations of a lack of detailed reporting of VLT numbers by the Atlantic Lottery Corp. and, more importantly, claims the true impact of the machines was being hidden as a result.

The Telegram found evidence of single VLTs in the province taking in more than $600,000 in cash in less than a year and began to collect stories of continued abuse of VLTs, despite a provincial government push, beginning in 2005, to curb problem usage.

As the stories have been published, people have contact the paper to share their stories as “John Doe” did.

The Telegram encourages anyone who wants to share their story, offer a comment, or raise a concern over VLT use to email: afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com.

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Gullbridge Mine Tailings Dam January 15, 2013

The Telegram’s coverage of the failure of the dam holding back waste from the former Gullbridge copper mine was contained in a number of articles. The dam at the mine site, found between South Brook and Badger, broke open on Dec. 17, 2012 and released mine waste into the surrounding environment, threatening the water supply of South Brook.

 

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The tailings dam at the former Gullbridge mine. — Photos by the Department of Natural Resources
Hebron Public Review Commission sessions November 22, 2011

Developing the capability and capacity of the local oil and gas industry is at the front and centre of the Hebron Public Review Commission as it be­gan sessions Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s. The public meetings are set for three weeks, with presentations from provincially based organizations and individuals. Presentations are expected to also touch on potential negative impacts of the project, environmental protection and precautions for offshore worker safety. The Telegram will have full coverage.

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Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) union president Earle McCurdy (left) speaks with Hebron Public Review Commissioner Miller Ayre prior to making a presentation to the commission Dec. 6, 2011.
Hurricane Igor stories September 23, 2010

Hurricane Igor is pounding the south and east coasts of the province with high winds, heavy rain, high waves, flooding, washouts, and some towns are considering declaring states of emergency.

If you have photos or video, and information about storm damage or conditions in your area, e-mail it to us at telegram@thetelegram.com and we’ll post it to our website.

See You Tube videos HERE

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