Titanic sinking: 100-year anniversary

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of when the famous luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg and sank about 390 nautical miles south of Newfoundland, with more than 1,500 crew members and passengers dying in a tragedy that has resonated throughout the years.

In The Telegram Friday, we have a special eight-page supplement on the Titanic that includes a series of articles and photos, current and archival, exploring local connections to the Titanic and how the 100-year-old disaster preoccupies us still. Here is a collection of our Titanic coverage. To get the full, printed impact of the supplement, click here.

Titanic sinking: 100-year anniversary
— Dan Helmbold/The Telegram
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- October 28, 2016
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I agree completely. Reports of ice on the deck could have been ice off the rigging. The decks of the Titanic was some 80 feet above the surface and even the lookouts said it didn't appear to be that high. People not accustomed to ice will call pan ice "ice bergs," so once everyone else was saying iceberg, they just said the same thing. And Tim Matlin's investigations into cold water mirage prove that it would have been impossible to see the berg or ice because the horizon was artificially above where it was in actuality. Another documentary this week also determined that the large amount of slag in the rivets meant it took less than 10,000 lbs of pressure to pop them. Pan ice can do that. A berg would have torn the side off with millions of pounds of pressure. And finally, the damage found was exactly what you'd expect from pan ice...the "morse code" pattern down the side, not a gash. Good on you, Mr. Collins.

Other reports

Protests against Muskrat Falls project October 20, 2016

The Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador has been the topic of a lot of recent discussion, with protests led by indigenous leaders and supporters over possible methyl mercury contamination of the Lake Melville and Churchill River ecosystem, caused by the massive hydroelectric dam.
Here is a collection of stories about the project and the protests.

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Indigenous leaders Todd Russell, Anastasia Qupee and Johannes Lampe speak to media alongside Premier Dwight Ball in the middle of the night, following a 10-hour negotiating session to find a compromise on environmental contamination associated with the Muskrat Falls project.
Tragedy in France July 15, 2016

Police are still trying to verify the number of dead and injured after a truck accelerated through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. We will update these stories as information becomes available.

Nice, France
Watching Canada Post July 06, 2016

As labour talks break down at Canada Post, the possibility of closed offices and delayed deliveries looms. TC Media has been following the story from the start. Here are some of the stories we have filed. Check back to stay up to date.

Canada Post