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
- December 31, 1969
- 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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Lower Churchill Project construction September 23, 2014

The Telegram accepted an offer from Nalcor Energy for a three-day tour of a collection of Lower Churchill Project work sites in Labrador beginning Monday , Sept. 15, 2014. A single reporter was sent. The costs for the tour were covered by the Crown corporation, with the exception of a single night’s hotel stay and a breakfast. The total cost is not yet available. The paper viewed the tour as an opportunity to connect directly with individual project managers rarely heard from to date, as well as more people working on the project.

Using interviews and discussions from the tour, The Telegram offers a five-part series providing an overview and update on the province's controversial $6.99-billion power project, with a look at related topics including: project logistics, camp life and worker safety.

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Workers inside the spillway construction area on the Muskrat Falls project site. About 900 workers reside in the residences at site. At last update, 2,351 people were working specifically in Labrador on the project. That figure includes the management team, transmission line builders and a team for the cable crossing at Forteau.
Vale in court September 04, 2014

Stories on the court proceedings in the case of alleged illegal dumping by Vale Newfoundland and Labrador.

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 Inco's Voisey's Bay site is shown in this undated handout photo.