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Gamblers Speak Anonymously March 25, 2014

Struck by an anonymous letter about VLT usage emailed in from a person writing under the name “John Doe,” The Telegram launched an investigation into his/her written observations of a lack of detailed reporting of VLT numbers by the Atlantic Lottery Corp. and, more importantly, claims the true impact of the machines was being hidden as a result.

The Telegram found evidence of single VLTs in the province taking in more than $600,000 in cash in less than a year and began to collect stories of continued abuse of VLTs, despite a provincial government push, beginning in 2005, to curb problem usage.

As the stories have been published, people have contact the paper to share their stories as “John Doe” did.

The Telegram encourages anyone who wants to share their story, offer a comment, or raise a concern over VLT use to email: afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com.

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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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Growing City July 26, 2012

With so many subdivisions, hotels and commercial developments of all kinds proposed or in the works in St. John's, The Telegram decided to collect more information on the list of construction projects and ask how development impacts city residents and local business. Here is some of what we found.

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— Image (c) 2012 Digital Globe; Image (c) 2012GeoEye; (c) 2012 Cnes Spot Image, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GFBCO
Gullbridge Mine Tailings Dam January 15, 2013

The Telegram’s coverage of the failure of the dam holding back waste from the former Gullbridge copper mine was contained in a number of articles. The dam at the mine site, found between South Brook and Badger, broke open on Dec. 17, 2012 and released mine waste into the surrounding environment, threatening the water supply of South Brook.

 

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The tailings dam at the former Gullbridge mine. — Photos by the Department of Natural Resources
Harassment on the hill March 31, 2015

On March 27, The Telegram began reporting on the case of Valerie Penton, who worked in Confederation Building and dealt with sexual harassment from another government employee.

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St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on Elizabeth Avenue and the Confederation Building complex on Prince Philip Drive.