Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games 2012

Games on!

The 2012 NL Summer Games got off to a blazing start in Carbonear Saturday evening as several thousand athletes, coaches, volunteers, dignitaries, sporting enthusiasts and entertainers took part in what can only be described as an electrifying and first-rate opening ceremonies. This week The Telegram, The Compass and The Packet will bring you complete coverage of the games, from the lighting of the torch to the presentation of the final medal. Below we have the full collection of stories filed by our team of journalists. For the medal count, full schedule and live updates via Twitter click here.

Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games 2012
Photo by Terry Roberts/The Compass

Danny Cleary (left) and Jamie Korab wave to the crowd before lighting to flame to officially kick off the 2012 NL Summer Games in Carbonear and Harbour Grace on Aug. 18.

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The fate of Bryn Mawr May 18, 2016

From The Telegram's editorial of April 4, 2016: 

Jeers: to the endless attrition of heritage. Another glorious old home in St. John’s — Bryn Mawr, or Baird’s Cottage — may soon be a victim of the wrecking ball. This beautiful Victorian house in the east end of St. John’s is more than 100 years old, but has fallen into disrepair. City councillors, as usual, are vowing to save the old gem, but we’ve heard that refrain before. The big question is, who are all these developers, and why are they intent on destroying our past? Is there no one with a hint of vision left, a sense of historic pride? Or is it all about taking the easiest route, with the biggest payoff? So tragic.

 Baird Cottage, also known as Bryn Mawr, is at the centre of discussions about how the city designates heritage status to buildings.
Fire in Fort Mac May 05, 2016

There are few places so far from Newfoundland and Labrador that can provoke a more local response when tragedy strikes than Fort McMurray. The town may be three or four time zones away, depending on where you are in the province, but these people are our neighbours. If there was ever any doubt, these stories prove the point.

 A wall of fire rages outside of Fort McMurray, Alta. Tuesday night. Raging forest fires whipped up by shifting winds have sliced through the middle of the oilsands hub, sending tens of thousands fleeing in both directions and prompting the evacuation of the entire city.
Mount Cashel civil suit April 25, 2016

Roughly seven decades ago, the Roman Catholic archbishop patted the heads of some boys as he passed them in the hallway. Among them was a St. John’s man recently stood up in court in a case about whether the church had a role in operating the infamous Mount Cashel orphanage. Follow our full coverage here.

The Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John's. The building was torn down in 1992.
The Nalcor story April 21, 2016

The Telegram has followed the Nalcor story since its inception. It is an ongoing story with many twists, turns and the occasional surprise.

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