On Our Radar

The Telegram strives to keep the public informed, particularly when that information involves homes, neighbourhoods, security, social justice, livelihoods and pocketbooks.
Our reporters ask questions on your behalf on matters of public interest and policy, but the answers aren’t always forthcoming.
In order to shine a little extra light on stories where information is denied or deemed unavailable, or where those accountable refuse to comment, we’re introducing a regular feature called On Our Radar, to let readers know the efforts we’ve gone to on their behalf.
On Our Radar gives a synopsis of a story we’re following, lets you know the current status of our coverage, and explains who ultimately has the answers to the questions we’ve been asking.
We hope you find it informative and that it prompts you to ask some questions of your own.
Find out what’s On Our Radar, every week in The Weekend Telegram.

On Our Radar
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Gobblygook
- December 31, 1969
- 19 h 00

Obviously if the lawyers within Nalcor leave Martin to comment directly on the law, the good faith has little merit. If it did Gilbert Bennet would be all mouth about it. HQ has acted in just as good faith toward NL as Nalcor has toward Labrador people. What we will see soon is a collusion between our pig-iron-willed patsy come lately premiers, some unholy alliance that puts Labrador in worse shape after the megameal of contracts is over. All this was engineered to force NL power through quebec, same pipeline tactics, as transmission tactics. Next big one after christmas will be all the problems with ,aritime link. It is a script.

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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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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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