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The fight to save the seal hunt December 18, 2013

The fight to save the seal hunt started the moment the first seal was harvested off the coast of Newfoundland, but the real battles began when celebrity animal rights activists took up the cause. The Telegram has covered the hunt, and the fight, for many years. Here is a selection of our most recent stories.

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During a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) event, comedian Mark Critch offers Pamela Anderson (in sunglasses) a cheque Tuesday afternoon in exchange for giving up her acting career. The PETA event was interrupted by the comedian as they tried to offer $1 million to end the seal hunt. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
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
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.