Atlantic Canada

  • Gull problem must be solved at dump; not with garbage nets, biologist says
    Gull problem must be solved at dump; not with garbage nets, biologist says CBC - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    Have you ever wondered why there are so many gulls around St. John's or how they are able to get through net covers to get at garbage bags? A local biologist says it … More »Gull problem must be solved at dump; not with garbage nets, biologist says

    Gull problem must be solved at dump; not with garbage nets, biologist says

    Have you ever wondered why there are so many gulls around St. John's or how they are able to get through net covers to get at garbage bags? A local biologist says it just has to do with the Robin Hood Bay and the gull's unique evolution as a scavenger. "They certainly can learn things," said Ian Jones, a bird biologist …

  • UPEI field hockey players fight to regain varsity status
    UPEI field hockey players fight to regain varsity status CBC - 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Some Maritime university women's field hockey players are fighting a decision they say threatens the future of their sport. Women's field hockey teams at UPEI and Nova … More »UPEI field hockey players fight to regain varsity status

    UPEI field hockey players fight to regain varsity status

    Some Maritime university women's field hockey players are fighting a decision they say threatens the future of their sport. Women's field hockey teams at UPEI and Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University are unable to compete nationally due to a recent policy change by the governing body Atlantic …

  • Health minister asks for public input in developing care strategy in Nova Scotia The Canadian Press - 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    The Nova Scotia government is looking for public feedback as it develops a continuing care plan for seniors which includes the possibility of user fees and direct funding. … More »Health minister asks for public input in developing care strategy in Nova Scotia

    The Nova Scotia government is looking for public feedback as it develops a continuing care plan for seniors which includes the possibility of user fees and direct funding. On Thursday, Health Minister Leo Glavine released Continuing Care: A Path to 2017 to guide discussions for the eventual policy. The document recommends …

  • Jeremy Levitt cleared in 2nd Florida lawsuit
    Jeremy Levitt cleared in 2nd Florida lawsuit CBC - 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    A Florida jury has ruled against a female law professor whose sex-discrimination lawsuit made allegations about former University of New Brunswick law dean Jeremy Levitt. … More »Jeremy Levitt cleared in 2nd Florida lawsuit

    Jeremy Levitt cleared in 2nd Florida lawsuit

    A Florida jury has ruled against a female law professor whose sex-discrimination lawsuit made allegations about former University of New Brunswick law dean Jeremy Levitt. Last week, the jury said Jennifer Smith had not been a victim of discrimination at Florida A&M University, the school where Levitt used to teach and …

  • Nova Scotia ends fiscal 2014-15 with lower deficit, higher expenses than forecas … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    HALIFAX - The final books for fiscal 2014-15 saw the Nova Scotia government register a $143.7 million deficit — a figure $135.3 million lower than forecast in the 2014 … More »Nova Scotia ends fiscal 2014-15 with lower deficit, higher expenses than forecas …

    HALIFAX - The final books for fiscal 2014-15 saw the Nova Scotia government register a $143.7 million deficit — a figure $135.3 million lower than forecast in the 2014 budget.

  • Nurses union, province reach tentative agreement
    Nurses union, province reach tentative agreement CBC - 5 hours ago

    The provincial government has reached a tentative collective agreement with the New Brunswick Nurses Union, the Department of Human Resources announced on Thursday. More »Nurses union, province reach tentative agreement

    Nurses union, province reach tentative agreement

    The provincial government has reached a tentative collective agreement with the New Brunswick Nurses Union, the Department of Human Resources announced on Thursday.

  • N.L. iceberg water gets $53 per bottle at Northern Ireland's Merchant Hotel CBC - 5 hours ago

    Discerning water drinkers across the pond are spending big bucks to sip water harvested from icebergs off Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. The five-star Merchant Hotel … More »N.L. iceberg water gets $53 per bottle at Northern Ireland's Merchant Hotel

    Discerning water drinkers across the pond are spending big bucks to sip water harvested from icebergs off Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. The five-star Merchant Hotel in Northern Ireland is now offering a water menu, starring Newfoundland and Labrador iceberg water going for about $53 CAD per 750 ml bottle. The Merchant …

  • Kejimkujik campground downed trees concern park user
    Kejimkujik campground downed trees concern park user CBC - 7 hours ago

    Campers heading to Nova Scotia's Kejimkujik National Park for the long weekend may notice changes in how the popular Jim Charles campground looks, but the park says it's … More »Kejimkujik campground downed trees concern park user

    Kejimkujik campground downed trees concern park user

    Campers heading to Nova Scotia's Kejimkujik National Park for the long weekend may notice changes in how the popular Jim Charles campground looks, but the park says it's short-term pain for long-term gain. Jacqui Grist has been visiting Kejimkujik for 25 years and was recently riding her bicycle through the campground. …

  • 5 things to do in New Brunswick this weekend
    5 things to do in New Brunswick this weekend CBC - 7 hours ago

    Not just any long weekend, but one that celebrates all things New Brunswick. The 37th annual Foire Brayonne will heat up this weekend with musical performances nightly, … More »5 things to do in New Brunswick this weekend

    5 things to do in New Brunswick this weekend

    Not just any long weekend, but one that celebrates all things New Brunswick. The 37th annual Foire Brayonne will heat up this weekend with musical performances nightly, sporting events, food, the coureur des bois triathlon and of course, the party du parking. Thursday there will be a weekend-long softball tournament beginning …

  • Food forager wants more details about herbicide spraying
    Food forager wants more details about herbicide spraying CBC - 7 hours ago

    Pierre Beaucage likes to pick and eat wild food in the forests of Albert county, but he says a recent notice about herbicide spraying leaves him with more questions than … More »Food forager wants more details about herbicide spraying

    Food forager wants more details about herbicide spraying

    Pierre Beaucage likes to pick and eat wild food in the forests of Albert county, but he says a recent notice about herbicide spraying leaves him with more questions than answers. A recent newspaper ad stated herbicide spraying will be done between July 31 and Sept. 30o on "some lands managed by J.D. Irving in New Brunswick. …

  • Bikers charged by RCMP after getting off Marine Atlantic ferry

    Police have laid 12 charges against bikers coming off the Marine Atlantic ferry in Port aux Basques. Last Friday the RCMP said they were monitoring several 'outlaw' biker groups that were planning on coming to Newfoundland this week. Staff Sgt. Boyd Merrill said in a new release Thursday that during a traffic safety check …

  • Nova Scotia's deficit smaller than predicted

    The Nova Scotia government finished last year in a stronger financial position than predicted, thanks largely to tax revenues that were higher than budgeted.

  • Dwight Ball says if his Liberals win the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election in November, he will review and possibly rescind any appointments Premier Paul Davis makes before election day. The Liberal leader said Davis should stop making such appointments with the provincial election so close on the horizon.

  • Political parties avoid penalties over questionable donations

    Elections New Brunswick says it allowed the Progressive Conservative party to investigate whether questionable donations it received in the 2010 election year were legal and is using the same method to evaluate questionable donations to parties in 2014. "Our approach has been to work with the political parties," said Paul …

  • The price of gas went down by 3.2 cents per litre on Thursday in Newfoundland and Labrador. In fact, almost all fuels regulated by the Public Utilities Board dropped this week. Diesel, furnace oil, and stove oil all dipped by about a cent per litre.

  • It should be a bit cooler along the coast, where the high temperature will be about 23 C. After a warm day, Abraham said cloud and rain is expected to develop in the evening and into Friday. "A trough of low pressure over the St. Lawrence valley will spread cloud and showers across New Brunswick tonight and the rest of …

  • Stacey Tabor faced retaliation from Millbrook, commission finds

    A Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq woman has won a second human rights dispute with the Millbrook First Nation. Earlier this year, the Canadian Human Rights Commission ruled Stacey Tabor had been discriminated against by Millbrook in her bid to become captain of a band-owned fishing boat. In a second decision just released, the Commission …

  • A mysterious message in a bottle, retrieved during the clean-up of a stream bed in Prince Edward Island, has a Yellowknife connection. "I am visiting from Yellowknife to New Brunswick, to visit my wonderful cousins," the note begins. It's dated November 11, 2011 and the writer, Jessie, was nine years old at the time.

  • The Gagetown ferry resumed service earlier this week after undergoing an estimated $100,000 in repairs, but only for four months, according to its inspection certificate from Transport Canada. The free cable ferry, which crosses the St. John River between Gagetown and Lower Jemseg, is no longer allowed to operate during …

  • Decline in N.L. births a sign of weakening economic confidence

    A steady increase in the number of births recorded by Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health authority over the past three years appears to have come to an end. Eastern Health reports that 676 babies were born in the first quarter of 2015. At that rate, the health authority is on pace to record just over 2,700 births …