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)
- February 07, 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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Zika virus spreads January 28, 2016

The World Health Organization said Jan. 28 it would convene an emergency committee Feb. 1 to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. Here are the stories carried by The Telegram as concern about this virus has grown.

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus currently spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil's Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of a rare brain defect as first feared. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A reporter’s trip to ER raises privacy concerns January 28, 2016

Eastern Health has a policy against disclosing patients’ personal information, but at St. Clare’s emergency room, patients have been routinely publicly asked for phone numbers, addresses, birthdates and other details. Telegram reporter Barb Sweet uncovers the details.

Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram The emergency department entrance at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's.
Shootings in La Loche - the full story January 25, 2016

The news on the evening of Jan. 22 that a teen boy might be responsible for a series of shooting deaths in La Loche, Sask., shocked the country. These are the stories we carried at The Telegram.

'Turmoil as Usual': the excerpts December 29, 2015

During the Christmas season, The Telegram published three excerpts from “Turmoil, As Usual” by reporter James McLeod, a new Creative Publishing book on politics in Newfoundland and Labrador coming in early 2016.

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.