The Auditor General's Report 2011

The Auditor General's Report 2011
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David
- February 07, 2016
- 19 h 00

When people (and notably any Newfoundlander), want to defend something that logic dictates is simply indefensible, something that has no economic basis or sense whatsoever, they tend to avoid mentioning any numbers, figures or statisitcs like the plague. Instead, they couch everything in touchy-feely vagueries, relying on the inherently immeasureable, emotional and illogical (lifestyle....expensive-but-necessary 'bait' for health care workers...). And if successful in getting everyone to ignore any semblance of financial reality, anything is possible...and you end up with all the wonderfully viable, well-thought-out things that we have always bought or created in Newfoundland...ta-daaa! As far as a guy leaving Whislter for Marble Mountain, and you're implication that this indicates career competence and sound decision-making? To that I say: Really?!

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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

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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

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'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.