Atlantic Canada

  • Man killed in ATV accident in Gambo CBC - 4 hours ago

    A man has died in an ATV accident in central Newfoundland. More »Man killed in ATV accident in Gambo

    A man has died in an ATV accident in central Newfoundland.

  • Lobster levy still not a done deal says fisheries minister
    Lobster levy still not a done deal says fisheries minister CBC - 10 hours ago

    Nova Scotia's fisheries minister is clarifying a statement he made about a proposed lobster marketing levy. Keith Colwell said Thursday that buyers on the southwestern … More »Lobster levy still not a done deal says fisheries minister

    Lobster levy still not a done deal says fisheries minister

    Nova Scotia's fisheries minister is clarifying a statement he made about a proposed lobster marketing levy. Keith Colwell said Thursday that buyers on the southwestern shore have agreed to pay a fee, although the structure and amount is yet to be determined. Colwell says more discussions about the levy are needed.

  • Residents rally to support Badger family displaced by fire CBC - 10 hours ago

    A volunteer fire chief in central Newfoundland says about 35 members of the community stepped up to help a family on Saturday when a fire gutted their home. The Badger … More »Residents rally to support Badger family displaced by fire

    A volunteer fire chief in central Newfoundland says about 35 members of the community stepped up to help a family on Saturday when a fire gutted their home. The Badger Volunteer Fire Department received the call around 3 p.m. Clarence Young said when crews arrived, smoke and flames could be seen coming from the roof of …

  • RCMP investigate nails found in potatoes
    Potatoes recalled in Atlantic Canada over tampering concerns The Canadian Press - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall on some potatoes sold in Atlantic Canada after police received complaints of nails found in some products. … More »Potatoes recalled in Atlantic Canada over tampering concerns

    RCMP investigate nails found in potatoes

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall on some potatoes sold in Atlantic Canada after police received complaints of nails found in some products. The agency says Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) and Strang's Produce Inc. are recalling several products that have been sold at stores in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, …

  • Passenger charged with drunk driving in Labrador City
    Passenger charged with drunk driving in Labrador City CBC - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    Police officers in Labrador West charged a 32-year-old man with impaired driving early Saturday morning — but he wasn't driving the vehicle. More »Passenger charged with drunk driving in Labrador City

    Passenger charged with drunk driving in Labrador City

    Police officers in Labrador West charged a 32-year-old man with impaired driving early Saturday morning — but he wasn't driving the vehicle.

  • Atlantic Voice: World renowned health survey, right under our noses
    Atlantic Voice: World renowned health survey, right under our noses CBC - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    One of the most highly respected health studies in the world has been going on in Nova Scotia for more than 60 years. "If you're asking people to talk to you about their … More »Atlantic Voice: World renowned health survey, right under our noses

    Atlantic Voice: World renowned health survey, right under our noses

    One of the most highly respected health studies in the world has been going on in Nova Scotia for more than 60 years. "If you're asking people to talk to you about their health and life experiences" says Dr. Jane Murphy of the Harvard Medical School. Murphy started out a researcher with the project and then went on to …

  • Limbic Boards get business rolling with professional mentors
    Limbic Boards get business rolling with professional mentors CBC - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    Alex Matson and André Aikens will be spending a lot of time this summer in their basement, hand-making skateboards. The two University of New Brunswick entrepreneurs … More »Limbic Boards get business rolling with professional mentors

    Limbic Boards get business rolling with professional mentors

    Alex Matson and André Aikens will be spending a lot of time this summer in their basement, hand-making skateboards. The two University of New Brunswick entrepreneurs are co-owners of Limbic Boards and have sold 30, handmade longboards over the past two years. Limbic Boards is one of seven businesses that are part of a …

  • Doctor-assisted death discussed at Nova Scotia panel
    Doctor-assisted death discussed at Nova Scotia panel CBC - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia held a four-person panel Friday night to discuss how doctor-assisted death would work in the province and what guidelines … More »Doctor-assisted death discussed at Nova Scotia panel

    Doctor-assisted death discussed at Nova Scotia panel

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia held a four-person panel Friday night to discuss how doctor-assisted death would work in the province and what guidelines should be in place if the doctor objects. This comes three months after Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a law that makes it illegal for anyone …

  • Loblaws issues recall after metal objects found in Atlantic Canada potatoes CBC - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    An Atlantic Canada recall has been issued by Loblaws and Strang's Produce after three people found metal objects in potatoes in Nova Scotia, N.B. and P.E.I. this month … More »Loblaws issues recall after metal objects found in Atlantic Canada potatoes

    An Atlantic Canada recall has been issued by Loblaws and Strang's Produce after three people found metal objects in potatoes in Nova Scotia, N.B. and P.E.I. this month in possible food-tampering cases. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall Saturday, saying consumers should not eat some varieties of Strang's …

  • Tiniest pub in Newfoundland has gone to the birds — literally
    Tiniest pub in Newfoundland has gone to the birds — literally CBC - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    The junco pictured above is enjoying some time at Newfoundland's tiniest bar, called Junco's Pub, located in Elling Lien's backyard. Lien said he was inspired to create … More »Tiniest pub in Newfoundland has gone to the birds — literally

    Tiniest pub in Newfoundland has gone to the birds — literally

    The junco pictured above is enjoying some time at Newfoundland's tiniest bar, called Junco's Pub, located in Elling Lien's backyard. Lien said he was inspired to create Junco's Pub after watching a livestream from Norway called Piip-show, which featured a bird feeder set up like a cafe. After a year of working on the …

  • Halifax called on to crack down on decrepit, unlicenced rooming houses

    Many of the city's most vulnerable residents are living in rooming house-type dwellings, not licensed by the city and where conditions are unsafe, say housing advocates. A CBC Nova Scotia Investigation this week highlighted a number of buildings which fire and police officials describe as rooming houses, but are not registered …

  • A town in central Newfoundland is challenging people to get down and dirty for its first-ever mud festival.

  • More potatoes with nails in them have been handed over to police in the Maritimes, with the latest incidents occurring in northern New Brunswick.

  • Fish plant workers wonder if OCI can live up to employment promises

    Fish plant workers on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula say they're not confident in assurances about jobs and are questioning whether their employer is living up to promises it made. The fish plant in Marystown is currently being demolished after Ocean Choice International (OCI) shut it down in 2011. For Allan Moulton, …

  • Police in New Brunswick are investigating two possible food-tampering incidents after reports of metal objects being found in potatoes in Tabusintac and the Nigadoo area this week. Metal objects have also been found in potatoes in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. On May 21, a Tabusintac resident reported discovering a nail in a …

  • P.E.I. lobster fishermen say they want to know why they aren't getting as much money for their lobster as fishermen in some other provinces. Craig Avery, the president of the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association, says the prices are better than last year, but they should be higher. Nova Scotia fishermen are getting an even …

  • Gloria McCluskey rapped by judge for bias in unsightly premises case

    A Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice overturned an unsightly premises order against a Dartmouth man after it was discovered municipal councillor Gloria McCluskey made the complaint and then sat on a committee hearing it. Architect Richard Doucette was slapped with the order in May 2014 during an extensive renovation of …

  • Hibernia charged with 2013 crude oil spill

    Charges have been laid against Hibernia Management and Development Company more than a year after a crude oil spill was reported from the offshore platform on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland. The offshore oil regulator — Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board — issued a news release Friday …

  • Horizon Health pondered creating wider abortion network

    Horizon Health Network president John McGarry is pointing to scarce resources and space as the reasons a wider network of abortion services was not made available after the provincial government loosened regulations around abortions in January. New Brunswick came close to establishing wider abortion availability in hospitals …

  • A former nurse at the Burnside jail has been sentenced in a case of drug distribution that allegedly involved inmates and guards. On May 16, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court gave Kathy MacLean an 18-month sentence beginning with house arrest, followed by a 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew and then supervision. MacLean was …