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.

Living in the #DarkNL
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro‘s thermal generation station in Holyrood. — File photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
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A experienced industeral mechanic
- August 29, 2015
- 19 h 00

I had a good laugh when Danny Dumaresque came on the ntv news and blamed nl hydro for buying dirty lower quality fuel oil. Which cloged the fuel oil strainers causing the boiler to in quote, (draw up base oil) from the turbine leading to its bearing failure. Having worked on thermal units like holeyrood for years, the fuel oil for the boiler has absolutley nothing to bo with the lubrication oil system of the turbine. Its so funney when some one rants on national news about somthing that they have no clue about.

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Drinking water woes August 14, 2015

The quality of drinking water in Newfoundland and Labrador is an issue in many communities, especially in rural areas. Local residents have been speaking out about problems with their water supplies in an ongoing series of articles by Telegram reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick. This is a collection of some of those stories and recent related articles published in The Telegram.

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Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram Pouch Cove resident Darren Ryan runs his kitchen tap. While not clearly visible unless a person looks closely,  the spout has a collection of indents where Ryan said he was forced to “tap” it to remove sediment coming in from the town water system.
Good Sports July 31, 2015

Has a sports team or group near you done something notable? Here’s your chance to tell Telegram readers all about it. Good Sports spotlights local sports teams, athletes and organizers who have gone that extra mile. If your organization honours someone, or achieves something notable, take a photograph and send it in with caption information and the name of the photographer. Maybe your group selected its athlete of the year, or perhaps the team did something special for a charity.
Send submissions by email to: Sports Editor Robin Short at sports@thetelegram.com (do not send text attachments).

Photograph guidelines
• Photographs must be properly exposed and in focus, in either colour or black and white.
• A full caption, identifying all participants in the photograph, must be provided. Provide as much detail as possible about your group and activity.
• Images should be from a 3 megapixel camera, or send…

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Looking back: Peter MacKay May 29, 2015

Nova Scotia Conservative MP Peter MacKay will not run in the next federal election. The Telegram looks back at some of the stories he made during his career.

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Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, takes part in an announcement of funding for post-secondary education  institutions in the province.  Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram
Budget 2015 April 30, 2015

Faced with plunging oil prices and a burgeoning deficit, the governing Progressive Conservatives lead by Premier Paul Davis brought down their budget on Thursday, April 30. Finance Minister Ross Wiseman delivered the speech.

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Vale in court April 22, 2015

Stories on the court proceedings in the case of alleged illegal dumping by Vale Newfoundland and Labrador.

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The mine concentrator at Vale’s Voisey’s Bay mine site, as seen in 2011.