The people of the province were going about their regular matters on the morning of March 12, 2009, when they heard the news that the morning was going to be anything but routine. A helicopter had crashed into the ocean with 18 people aboard.
In the years since, The Telegram has followed the reaction of the people and families that were affected, and the corporate and political response.
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Where once there were none, there are now six players in the National Hockey League who call Newfoundland and Labrador home. Telegram sports editor Robin Short recently spoke with Michael Ryder, Ryane Clowe, Daniel Cleary, Colin Greening, Teddy Purcell and Adam Pardy, and took a look at their careers so far.
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Killed in front of their children. Killed while pregnant. Women killed with axes, screwdrivers, guns and hammers. Shot and stabbed multiple times. Stuffed in pillowcases. Killed by those who were supposed to love them.
The painful emotions linked to a vigil held Feb. 3 Coalition Against Violence, to remember women and girls either murdered or missing in Newfoundland and Labrador, inspired a series of stories in The Telegram, leading up to and immediately following the vigil.
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Newfoundland and Labrador auditor general (AG) Terry Paddon presented his office’s review of the province’s latest financial statement on Jan. 17.
The following week, on Jan. 23, came a report on the AG’s look into government departments, targeting topics including: Eastern Health spending, waste management, fines collection, cranberry industry support, oil royalty audits.
The AG said he is planning to release a second report of findings from his staff’s review of government departments later this spring.
Each report has led to multiple stories related to government finances and government spending. Presentd here is the collection to date.