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Martin advances to Players' Championship final a day after announcing retirement

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Kevin Martin's curling career is going to last one more game. Martin led his Edmonton rink to a 6-5 victory over Winnipeg's Mike McEwen on Saturday in the semifinal of the Grand Slam of Curling's Players' Championship. Martin shot 99 per cent and scored a point in the extra end a day after announcing his retirement from competitive curling. He'll face Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste.

  • The sun sets on the St. John River in Fredericton on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Rain, melting snow and ice jams forced waters in parts of Eastern Canada to rise, submerging roads, filling basements and prompting hundreds to be evacuated from their homes. They're not out of the woods yet, but residents of the flood-threatened community of Perth-Andover in northwestern New Brunswick can breathe a bit easier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - Some residents in this northwest New Brunswick village were advised on Saturday to stay away from their homes for at least one more night, even as water levels receded. Village spokeswoman Justine Waldeck said the community was breathing a bit easier after water levels on the St. John River plunged …

  • Customers browse the selection at Back Alley Music in Charlottetown on Record Store Day.

    Music lovers on Prince Edward Island are joining others across North America who are venturing down to their favourite record stores.

  • Dr. Rhonda Matters, P.E.I.'s chief mental health and addictions officer, says the Triple P program will help parents deal with children's behaviour issues.

    The Prince Edward Island government will spend $150,000 on a program that helps parents deal with their children’s behaviour problems.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Opposition parties are questioning the provincial government's choice not to intervene in a controversial decision involving schools in Mount Pearl.

  • Three ice jams in Doaktown, N.B., that river watchers are keeping an eye on have the potential to cause further flooding problems if the massive amounts of ice come together blocking the flow.

    Ice jams and water levels continue to be a major concern in New Brunswick as the Red Cross has begun registering people who have voluntarily left their homes in the Perth-Andover area.

  • A founding member of Newfoundland and Labrador-based band Great Big Sea has some advice for burgeoning bands and solo artists in the province: work hard.

  • SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Winnipeg's Mike McEwen remains the only undefeated skip at the Players' Championship after he edged Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., 7-6 in Draw 12 action Friday afternoon.

  • Skip Kevin Martin smiles during the first end of the men's semi-final against John Morris at the 2013 Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Winnipeg, Saturday, December 7, 2013. Former Olympic champion Martin is retiring from curling. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

    Kevin Martin, a Canadian curling star whose career highlights include an Olympic gold medal and a world championship, will soon throw his last rock. The Edmonton skip announced his retirement Friday at the Grand Slam of Curling's Players' Championship in Summerside, P.E.I. Martin plans to finish the event before joining …

  • Three ice jams in Doaktown, N.B., that river watchers are keeping an eye on have the potential to cause further flooding problems if the massive amounts of ice come together blocking the flow.

    New Brunswick's public safety department issued an advisory Friday night warning residents in two communities to brace for possible flooding because of a 35-kilometre-long mass of ice moving down the St. John River. Parts of P.E.I. were also dealing with water woes caused by the spring melt.

  • CORNER BROOK, N.L. - The man set to become Newfoundland and Labrador's next premier said Friday he attends an anti-abortion rally every year in Corner Brook because he believes in "the value of every human life." In a statement, Frank Coleman said he won't deny his beliefs, but he does not intend to force his personal …

  • Water from the St. John River covers the highway in Maugerville, N.B. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Rain, melting snow and ice jams forced waters in parts of Eastern Canada to rise, submerging roads, filling basements and prompting hundreds to be evacuated from their homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - While some New Brunswick communities were still cleaning up Friday after flooding earlier in the week, others were nervously watching water levels and bracing for their turn. In the northwestern village of Perth-Andover, municipal officials warned flooding was possible by early Saturday as water levels …

  • Frank Coleman's wife Yvonne, along with some of their children and grandchildren, took part in Friday's anti-abortion rally in Corner Brook.

    Frank Coleman, the Corner Brook businessman who is poised to become Newfoundland and Labrador's next premier, defended on Friday his participation in anti-abortion rallies at a local hospital.

  • Three ice jams in Doaktown, N.B., that river watchers are keeping an eye on have the potential to cause further flooding problems if the massive amounts of ice come together blocking the flow.

    Rising water levels across parts of flood-ravaged New Brunswick continue to cause problems during the spring melt, as people in P.E.I. also deal with their own water woes.

  • The spring thaw has created a mess of potholes and mud on the Trans-Labrador Highway south of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

    Construction on the Trans-Labrador Highway isn't happening soon enough, according to some residents who are frustrated with the unpaved road south of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

  • Snow crab fishermen on P.E.I. are anxious to get out on the water since ice conditions have delayed the season.

  • Friends and family of a Nova Scotia woman seriously injured in a skydiving accident in the U.S. earlier this month are trying to raise funds to pay for her “astronomical” medical bills.

  • Feeling a little Spring-feverish? You’re not the only one. Time to get out of the house and see what Nova Scotia has to offer in April.

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