Living in the #DarkNL

Despite The Telegram's own challenges to put out a paper and keep its website going — due to water and electrical damage that has kept the Village Mall closed (The Telegram's office is located at the Village Mall) — our reporters, editors and columnists have stepped up and offered full coverage of the issues surrounding the power outages, as well as other top news and sports stories. Here is a collectiion of articles related to the power outage and continuing power generation concerns in the province.

Living in the #DarkNL
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro‘s thermal generation station in Holyrood. — File photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
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A experienced industeral mechanic
- February 06, 2016
- 19 h 00

I had a good laugh when Danny Dumaresque came on the ntv news and blamed nl hydro for buying dirty lower quality fuel oil. Which cloged the fuel oil strainers causing the boiler to in quote, (draw up base oil) from the turbine leading to its bearing failure. Having worked on thermal units like holeyrood for years, the fuel oil for the boiler has absolutley nothing to bo with the lubrication oil system of the turbine. Its so funney when some one rants on national news about somthing that they have no clue about.

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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.