The Auditor General's Report 2011

The Auditor General's Report 2011
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- October 06, 2015
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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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Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram Pouch Cove resident Darren Ryan runs his kitchen tap. While not clearly visible unless a person looks closely,  the spout has a collection of indents where Ryan said he was forced to “tap” it to remove sediment coming in from the town water system.
Good Sports July 31, 2015

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Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, takes part in an announcement of funding for post-secondary education  institutions in the province.  Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram
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The mine concentrator at Vale’s Voisey’s Bay mine site, as seen in 2011.