The Telegram in Labrador

Reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick recently travelled to Labrador and has filed a series of stories that resulted from the trip.

The Telegram in Labrador
Finance Minister Tom Marshall addresses reporters during a news conference Friday outside the House of Assembly in St. John’s. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
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Alicia
- December 31, 1969
- 19 h 00

The SPCA in goose bay DOES NOT put down animals because they run out of room, sorry if that's "not your understanding". Not all spca's are "no kill" (meaning that no animal that is physically and emotionally healthy enough to be rehomed is put down, not that they refuse to euthanize suffering animals), but this one is. When the shelter runs out of room (as it always is) the animals go out to foster homes.

Other reports

Budget 2014: Full coverage March 28, 2014

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador brought down its budget March 27. The Telegram provided full coverage.

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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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Missing mothers, lost daughters March 14, 2014

Since January, the Telegram has been running an occasional series on missing and murdered women from Newfoundland and Labrador. Those stories are included here, as well as coverage of the murder of Loretta Saunders in Halifax and past features and stories on victims such as Juliane Hibbs and Dana Bradley.

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Dana Bradley disappeared on Dec. 14, 1981. Her body was found in woods along a lane off Maddox Cove Road on Dec. 18, 1981. — Submitted photo
Remembering Cougar Flight 491 March 12, 2014

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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Flowers are being left this morning on the fence surrounding Cougar Helicopters headquarters at St. John's International Airport, in memory of the victims of Flight 491 who died when a helicopter ditched offshore on March 12, 2009. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram