Staycation guide

It's called a "staycation", and it's all about finding great ways to fill your summer while staying close to home. As thousands of tourists discover every year, Newfoundland and Labrador has breathtaking sites and a wealth of events to fill the hot and sunny — OK, and the damp and foggy — days of summer. We have collected a series of stories from across the province so you can see who is doing what, and where it's all happening. Now, get out there!

Staycation guide
Kayaking in the early morning mist. — Photo by Paul Smith/Special to The Telegram

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William Coaker (rolling over in my grave)
- May 26, 2016
- 19 h 00

Glad he was there and glad he supported it, but it is presumptuous, arrogant and disrespectful that it should bear his name. In the seal hunt era commemorated by this monument and museum, there were two solitudes in Newfoundland. There were those who served in near indentured servitude for meagre rewards in an extraordinarily high risk industry and those who profited from that servitude. Mr. Crosbie's family was the latter.

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The fate of Bryn Mawr May 18, 2016

From The Telegram's editorial of April 4, 2016: 

Jeers: to the endless attrition of heritage. Another glorious old home in St. John’s — Bryn Mawr, or Baird’s Cottage — may soon be a victim of the wrecking ball. This beautiful Victorian house in the east end of St. John’s is more than 100 years old, but has fallen into disrepair. City councillors, as usual, are vowing to save the old gem, but we’ve heard that refrain before. The big question is, who are all these developers, and why are they intent on destroying our past? Is there no one with a hint of vision left, a sense of historic pride? Or is it all about taking the easiest route, with the biggest payoff? So tragic.

 Baird Cottage, also known as Bryn Mawr, is at the centre of discussions about how the city designates heritage status to buildings.
Fire in Fort Mac May 05, 2016

There are few places so far from Newfoundland and Labrador that can provoke a more local response when tragedy strikes than Fort McMurray. The town may be three or four time zones away, depending on where you are in the province, but these people are our neighbours. If there was ever any doubt, these stories prove the point.

 A wall of fire rages outside of Fort McMurray, Alta. Tuesday night. Raging forest fires whipped up by shifting winds have sliced through the middle of the oilsands hub, sending tens of thousands fleeing in both directions and prompting the evacuation of the entire city.
Mount Cashel civil suit April 25, 2016

Roughly seven decades ago, the Roman Catholic archbishop patted the heads of some boys as he passed them in the hallway. Among them was a St. John’s man recently stood up in court in a case about whether the church had a role in operating the infamous Mount Cashel orphanage. Follow our full coverage here.

The Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John's. The building was torn down in 1992.
The Nalcor story April 21, 2016

The Telegram has followed the Nalcor story since its inception. It is an ongoing story with many twists, turns and the occasional surprise.

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