Living in the #DarkNL

Living in the #DarkNL

Despite The Telegram's own challenges to put out a paper and keep its website going — due to water and electrical damage that has kept the Village Mall closed (The Telegram's office is located at the Village Mall) — our reporters, editors and columnists have stepped up and offered full coverage of the issues surrounding the power outages, as well as other top news and sports stories. Here is a collectiion of articles related to the power outage and continuing power generation concerns in the province.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro‘s thermal generation station in Holyrood. — File photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

At what cost?

April 25, 2014 - 4 h 35

The Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB) hired Liberty to look at unplanned power outages and rolling blackouts, particularly from Jan. 2-8, and  provide an independent review of the...

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Local 6
At what cost?

Answers, please

January 08, 2014 - 11 h 38

The meeting isn’t voluntary. The request reads like this: “The board requires that officials of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro attend a meeting with regulatory staff. … The purpose of this meeting...

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Editorials

The crisis is the big picture

January 08, 2014 - 11 h 36

We were in what many would consider to be “Ford Nation,” that die-hard bloc of voters who continue to support Mayor Rob Ford despite his drug use and antics. In fact, most Ford fans don’t live...

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Columnists 2

UPDATE: Rotating outages resume as energy demand rises

January 08, 2014 - 11 h 30

Hydro said Wednesday's outages will be the first rotating ones since Monday. Warmer weather since then has lowered demand and allowed the Crown corporation to adequately supply the province's needs.

A...

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Local 2
UPDATE: Rotating outages resume as energy demand rises

Towns react to outage

January 08, 2014 - 8 h 41

The Town of Clarenville and other towns across the province were instructed by Steve Kent, the minister of municipal affairs, to set up warming centres after the power went out on Jan. 4.

Mayor...

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Local
Towns react to outage

Schools will remain closed Wednesday

January 08, 2014 - 1 h 30

This measure is necessary to allow building systems to be brought back to full operation, and to test the impact on current power supplies, a Tuesday news release from provincial Education Minister...

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Education

Corner Brook gas stations get topped up

January 08, 2014 - 1 h 30

The station had been supplying its customers with supreme-grade fuel at the same price as regular.

Gallant said there was a spike in demand for fuel throughout

Monday, which he attributed...

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Retail & services

Municipalities dig out, get ready for rain

January 07, 2014 - 1 h 30

We're going to look to our residents to do us a little favour, and it has to do with fire hydrants, Simms said.

A good neighbour thing would be to go down with a shovel today and say, well, I'm...

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Innovation