Atlantic Canada

  • Guide dog goodbyes difficult on owners
    Guide dog goodbyes difficult on owners CBC - 27 minutes ago

    Lucy is a 13-year-old black Labrador that was trained as a service dog. Quinn is getting a new guide dog in a few weeks. Frank Larkin made a different decision when … More »Guide dog goodbyes difficult on owners

    Guide dog goodbyes difficult on owners

    Lucy is a 13-year-old black Labrador that was trained as a service dog. Quinn is getting a new guide dog in a few weeks. Frank Larkin made a different decision when his service dog, Leroy retired after being with him for 11 years.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador to cut 1,420 public service jobs over next five years The Canadian Press - 40 minutes ago

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says it will cut 1,420 jobs in the public service through a five-year attrition plan. More »Newfoundland and Labrador to cut 1,420 public service jobs over next five years

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says it will cut 1,420 jobs in the public service through a five-year attrition plan.

  • Bryony House files lawsuit defence, says lottery operators 'incompetent'
    Bryony House files lawsuit defence, says lottery operators 'incompetent' CBC - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    Ticket sales for the lottery were far lower than projected, and while it raised $2.5 million, Bryony House said it failed to bring in any money for the charity and its … More »Bryony House files lawsuit defence, says lottery operators 'incompetent'

    Bryony House files lawsuit defence, says lottery operators 'incompetent'

    Ticket sales for the lottery were far lower than projected, and while it raised $2.5 million, Bryony House said it failed to bring in any money for the charity and its planned expansion was stalled. Then, the company that operated the lottery — ALPC Housing Solutions — decided to sue the shelter, accusing it of failing …

  • Leslie Matchim, lawyer for Jean Claude Savoie, heads from court in Campbellton, N.B. on Monday, April 27, 2015. Savoie is charged with criminal negligence causing death after four-year-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother Connor were asphyxiated by an African rock python at a sleepover. A preliminary hearing has been set for November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
    Man accused in deaths of two boys killed by python elects for jury trial The Canadian Press - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    A man charged in the deaths of two boys who were killed by a python in northern New Brunswick has elected for a jury trial. Jean-Claude Savoie is charged with criminal … More »Man accused in deaths of two boys killed by python elects for jury trial

    Leslie Matchim, lawyer for Jean Claude Savoie, heads from court in Campbellton, N.B. on Monday, April 27, 2015. Savoie is charged with criminal negligence causing death after four-year-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother Connor were asphyxiated by an African rock python at a sleepover. A preliminary hearing has been set for November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    A man charged in the deaths of two boys who were killed by a python in northern New Brunswick has elected for a jury trial. Jean-Claude Savoie is charged with criminal negligence causing death after the two young brothers were asphyxiated by an African rock python in Campbellton. Lawyer Leslie Matchim appeared in provincial …

  • Ross Wiseman: 1,420 jobs to be removed from public service by 2020
    Ross Wiseman: 1,420 jobs to be removed from public service by 2020 CBC - 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Newfoundland and Labrador Finance Minister Ross Wiseman says government will remove 1,420 positions in the public service in a five-year attrition plan. A total of 435 … More »Ross Wiseman: 1,420 jobs to be removed from public service by 2020

    Ross Wiseman: 1,420 jobs to be removed from public service by 2020

    Newfoundland and Labrador Finance Minister Ross Wiseman says government will remove 1,420 positions in the public service in a five-year attrition plan. A total of 435 positions will be removed from core government departments, at 87 positions each year through the five years.

  • New access to information changes to make N.L. a world leader: advocate
    New access to information changes to make N.L. a world leader: advocate CBC - 4 hours ago

    A staff member of the Centre for Law and Democracy is praising recommended changes to Newfoundland and Labrador's access to information legislation. Michael Karanicolas, … More »New access to information changes to make N.L. a world leader: advocate

    New access to information changes to make N.L. a world leader: advocate

    A staff member of the Centre for Law and Democracy is praising recommended changes to Newfoundland and Labrador's access to information legislation. Michael Karanicolas, legal officer with the centre, said the changes will make the province a world leader when it comes to access to information.

  • New Brunswick weather: colder than normal end to April
    New Brunswick weather: colder than normal end to April CBC - 6 hours ago

    As the month of April draws to a close, CBC meteorologist Peter Coade says it will remain cool with more snow than rain expected. "Due to the coldness of the North Atlantic, … More »New Brunswick weather: colder than normal end to April

    New Brunswick weather: colder than normal end to April

    As the month of April draws to a close, CBC meteorologist Peter Coade says it will remain cool with more snow than rain expected. "Due to the coldness of the North Atlantic, our temperatures will be held to much colder than the normal for the end of April which means more snow than rain in many communities," Coade said. …

  • Google Maps leads Toronto man down treacherous road near Gander
    Google Maps leads Toronto man down treacherous road near Gander CBC - 6 hours ago

    A Toronto man who was in central Newfoundland for business last week got into trouble when the smartphone application he was using led him down a backcountry road. Mark … More »Google Maps leads Toronto man down treacherous road near Gander

    Google Maps leads Toronto man down treacherous road near Gander

    A Toronto man who was in central Newfoundland for business last week got into trouble when the smartphone application he was using led him down a backcountry road. Mark Shardar decided to do a bit of sightseeing in his rental car, and take some pictures of local scenery, before catching his flight back to Toronto on Wednesday. …

  • Fish stocking program recovering after major losses
    Fish stocking program recovering after major losses CBC - 6 hours ago

    After a power failure and disease caused large numbers of fish to die at hatcheries that supply the province, New Brunswick's stocking program is back on track, however … More »Fish stocking program recovering after major losses

    Fish stocking program recovering after major losses

    After a power failure and disease caused large numbers of fish to die at hatcheries that supply the province, New Brunswick's stocking program is back on track, however officials would still like to double the number of trout being released every year. Speckled trout, also called brook trout, and landlocked salmon are …

  • Christopher Phillips email describes uses for osmium tetroxide
    Christopher Phillips email describes uses for osmium tetroxide CBC - 6 hours ago

    CBC News has obtained the document at the centre of the case against Christopher Phillips, the Nova Scotia man arrested at an Ottawa hotel earlier this year: an email … More »Christopher Phillips email describes uses for osmium tetroxide

    Christopher Phillips email describes uses for osmium tetroxide

    CBC News has obtained the document at the centre of the case against Christopher Phillips, the Nova Scotia man arrested at an Ottawa hotel earlier this year: an email he sent to a friend describing how he could use a highly toxic chemical. It was the email, forwarded to RCMP by Phillips's estranged wife, that had led to …

  • The Catholic order, Canadian Jesuits International, is sending a private investigator to look into the background of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh. MacIntosh is serving a seven-year jail term in Nepal for molesting a boy. He had also been accused of similar offences in India and Nova Scotia. Bob Martin of Port Hood says MacIntosh …

  • Homelessness At Highest Level In NYC Since Great Depression

    Tyler Dunlop says his moment of terror came after he passed out in the back parking lot of a building in Edson, Alta. On Tuesday, two men in Nova Scotia will be sentenced after they pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of Harley Lawrence, a 62-year-old homeless man set on fire as he slept in a bus shelter …

  • A group of medical students from Newfoundland and Labrador will go ahead with their plans to travel to Nepal this summer, despite Saturday's devastating earthquake. Jill Allison, the global health co-ordinator with Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine, organizes a program that brings medical students to the capital …

  • Lawrencetown crash sends man to hospital via LifeFlight

    One person had to be airlifted to hospital in Halifax after a serious accident in the Annapolis Valley according to Nova Scotia RCMP. The man was in serious condition at the time. 

  • The Canadian Red Cross says a family in South Alton, Nova Scotia can thank a barking dog and a smoke detector for alerting them to a house fire early Sunday morning. The Kentville fire department was called around 2:30 a.m. to a home on Highway 12 according to the Red Cross. The Red Cross said two of the children were …

  • Ducks Unlimited auction raises $8K and helps widower heal

    Saturday's Ducks Unlimited fundraising auction in Springfield, New Brunswick raised about $8,000 for wetlands projects, but for one of the organizers, it was also part of the healing process after losing his wife. Bill Cooper joined Ducks Unlimited in 1979 and over the decades has purchased collectables at their banquets …

  • Two newlyweds from Newfoundland's west coast who are on their honeymoon in Nepal are safe and sound, following Saturday's massive earthquake.

  • The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was called out to an assault in progress at a home on Hoyles Avenue in St. John's at 4:45 a.m. Sunday.

  • Nova Institution for Women in Truro inmate dies

    An inmate at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro has died according to Correctional Service Canada. Corrections Canada says Veronica Park died in a Truro hospital on Friday. The circumstances surrounding her death have not been released. Park, from Newfoundland and Labrador, was 38 years old and officials say she …

  • Peggys Cove search for Ontario man ends

    RCMP divers ended the search Sunday for the body of James Donald Quattrocchi of Smiths Falls, Ont. The 25-year-old man fell into the water at Peggys Cove on Wednesday after a large wave knocked him off the rocks. "The conditions over the last number of days out there, as people who are aware of that area can attest to, …