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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- November 28, 2015
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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

Triffie Wadman Murder November 13, 2015

A jury has convicted Trevor Pardy of killing Triffie Wadman on Boggy Hall Place shortly after 1 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2011.

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Members of murder victim Triffie Wadman’s family — sister Sarina Wadman (left), cousin Barbie Wadman (centre) and sister Melissa Wadman — embrace minutes before Trevor Pardy was found guilty of first-degree murder at Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s Friday.
Drinking water woes August 14, 2015

The quality of drinking water in Newfoundland and Labrador is an issue in many communities, especially in rural areas. Local residents have been speaking out about problems with their water supplies in an ongoing series of articles by Telegram reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick. This is a collection of some of those stories and recent related articles published in The Telegram.

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Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram Pouch Cove resident Darren Ryan runs his kitchen tap. While not clearly visible unless a person looks closely,  the spout has a collection of indents where Ryan said he was forced to “tap” it to remove sediment coming in from the town water system.
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.
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Looking back: Peter MacKay May 29, 2015

Nova Scotia Conservative MP Peter MacKay will not run in the next federal election. The Telegram looks back at some of the stories he made during his career.

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Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, takes part in an announcement of funding for post-secondary education  institutions in the province.  Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram
Budget 2015 April 30, 2015

Faced with plunging oil prices and a burgeoning deficit, the governing Progressive Conservatives lead by Premier Paul Davis brought down their budget on Thursday, April 30. Finance Minister Ross Wiseman delivered the speech.

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