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
- May 31, 2016
- 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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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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