Atlantic Canada

  • Canada's Sochi 2014 curling gold medallists Jacobs, Fry, Harnden and Harnden at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops
    Changing of the guard in Canadian men's curling surfaces at the Brier The Canadian Press - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    When Brad Jacobs and his Northern Ontario team won the Canadian men's championship two years ago with an average age of 29, they were considered the fresh faces of the … More »Changing of the guard in Canadian men's curling surfaces at the Brier

    Canada's Sochi 2014 curling gold medallists Jacobs, Fry, Harnden and Harnden at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops

    When Brad Jacobs and his Northern Ontario team won the Canadian men's championship two years ago with an average age of 29, they were considered the fresh faces of the sport. The average age of the field dropped further in Saturday's opening draw when Prince Edward Island's Adam Casey downed Yukon's Bob Smallwood 7-6 in …

  • New Brunswickers pushing for R.B. Bennett statue in Ottawa
    New Brunswickers pushing for R.B. Bennett statue in Ottawa CBC - 7 hours ago

    There’s a push to erect a statue of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett on Parliament Hill. The New Brunswick-born politician was the only New Brunswicker to become prime minister, … More »New Brunswickers pushing for R.B. Bennett statue in Ottawa

    New Brunswickers pushing for R.B. Bennett statue in Ottawa

    There’s a push to erect a statue of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett on Parliament Hill. The New Brunswick-born politician was the only New Brunswicker to become prime minister, but 80 years after he left office, there is still no statue of him on Parliament Hill. Sculpter and painter Robin Hanson has created an eight-foot …

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Fogerty, and Garth Brooks rumoured for 2015 Salmon Festival
    Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Fogerty, and Garth Brooks rumoured for 2015 Salmon Festival CBC - 8 hours ago

    Salmon Festival organizers in Grand Falls-Windsor hope their 2015 lineup will pull concertgoers to central Newfoundland, while the City of St. John's hopes it can … More »Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Fogerty, and Garth Brooks rumoured for 2015 Salmon Festival

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Fogerty, and Garth Brooks rumoured for 2015 Salmon Festival

    Salmon Festival organizers in Grand Falls-Windsor hope their 2015 lineup will pull concertgoers to central Newfoundland, while the City of St. John's hopes it can pull off a Rod Stewart concert in the middle of St. John's.

  • Walmart checking all gift cards after Bridgewater mix-up
    Walmart checking all gift cards after Bridgewater mix-up CBC - 9 hours ago

    A Nova Scotia teenager's complaint about being charged tax on a gift card has prompted Walmart Canada to review all gift cards sold across the country. 15-year-old Kate … More »Walmart checking all gift cards after Bridgewater mix-up

    Walmart checking all gift cards after Bridgewater mix-up

    A Nova Scotia teenager's complaint about being charged tax on a gift card has prompted Walmart Canada to review all gift cards sold across the country. 15-year-old Kate Mosher, of Robinson's Corner, got "worked up" when she was charged $7.50 HST on a $50 Kobo e-book gift card she bought Feb. 22. "Tax should never be charged …

  • Shelley Morse concerned about school on Saturdays
    Shelley Morse concerned about school on Saturdays CBC - 11 hours ago

    The head of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) is concerned with comments made by the province’s education minister that teachers could work some Saturdays or even … More »Shelley Morse concerned about school on Saturdays

    Shelley Morse concerned about school on Saturdays

    The head of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) is concerned with comments made by the province’s education minister that teachers could work some Saturdays or even a day or two of March Break to make up for lost days. “It's in our contract that we don't work Saturdays, March Break or that the PD (professional development) …

  • RNC searching for man who exposed himself to child at Village Mall
    RNC searching for man who exposed himself to child at Village Mall CBC - 14 hours ago

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said they are investigating a report of man who allegedly exposed himself at the Village Shopping Centre in St. John’s. The RNC said … More »RNC searching for man who exposed himself to child at Village Mall

    RNC searching for man who exposed himself to child at Village Mall

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said they are investigating a report of man who allegedly exposed himself at the Village Shopping Centre in St. John’s. The RNC said that around 4 p.m. Tuesday, a mother and her two young children were shopping at a store inside the mall when a man approached the family and proceeded …

  • Economist Wade Locke says HST hike easiest, fairest way to increase revenue
    Economist Wade Locke says HST hike easiest, fairest way to increase revenue CBC - 15 hours ago

    Economist Wade Locke says an increase in the Harmonized Sales Tax would be the "easiest and most effective way" for Newfoundland and Labrador's cash-strapped government … More »Economist Wade Locke says HST hike easiest, fairest way to increase revenue

    Economist Wade Locke says HST hike easiest, fairest way to increase revenue

    Economist Wade Locke says an increase in the Harmonized Sales Tax would be the "easiest and most effective way" for Newfoundland and Labrador's cash-strapped government to generate additional revenue. In an interview with On Point with David Cochrane that will air Saturday, Locke said "I stand by that as a possible strategy" …

  • Bridgewater couple recreates famous painting Nova Scotia style CBC - 15 hours ago

    A Nova Scotia couple says it is blown away by how their re-creation of a famous painting has gone viral. Rick and Bethe Cameron run a puzzle making company called Maritime … More »Bridgewater couple recreates famous painting Nova Scotia style

    A Nova Scotia couple says it is blown away by how their re-creation of a famous painting has gone viral. Rick and Bethe Cameron run a puzzle making company called Maritime Moments in Bridgewater. The two were hoping to take a picture for their Christmas card and decided to pose with a broken shovel, standing like the …

  • A Consolidated Edison van is parked near a manhole surrounded by cones and safety barriers on 116th Street in  New York
    New York's exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salvatore Grillo was walking his Labrador retriever near Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a cold morning in February when he heard … More »New York's exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard

    A Consolidated Edison van is parked near a manhole surrounded by cones and safety barriers on 116th Street in  New York

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salvatore Grillo was walking his Labrador retriever near Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a cold morning in February when he heard what sounded like a muffled explosion. Police said an underground blast had blown a cast-iron manhole cover skyward and the heavy metallic disk came crashing …

  • New Brunswick and Nova Scotia ponder how to make up for lost school time
    New Brunswick and Nova Scotia ponder how to make up for lost school time CBC - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are struggling to make up school days lost to storm days and both provinces are looking at different ways of dealing with the situation. … More »New Brunswick and Nova Scotia ponder how to make up for lost school time

    New Brunswick and Nova Scotia ponder how to make up for lost school time

    New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are struggling to make up school days lost to storm days and both provinces are looking at different ways of dealing with the situation. In N.B., there have been up to 11 school days cancelled this year and there is no concrete plan in place to make up for the lost time. One professional …

  • A rock makes its way down the sheet during hot shots competition at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

    Early reviews from the men participating in the revamped Canadian curling championship were mixed. Two unique elements in this year's Tim Hortons Brier are a defending champion wearing Team Canada colours and a three-team, pre-tournament playoff to get into the main draw starting Saturday. The pre-tournament qualifying …

  • Province says it will accept some of James Dorsey's orders

    The province is clarifying which of the orders it will accept that were assigned by arbitrator James Dorsey. Dorsey was hired last year to restructure health-care bargaining as part of a Liberal government initiative to streamline health-care administration. The Health Authorities Act requires separate bargaining units …

  • Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside is backpedalling after language-related comments he made on Twitter sparked a firestorm on social media. Woodside, who is also president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities's (FCM) board of directors, suggested in a tweet Thursday night that duality in government departments, such …

  • The final Pascan Aviation flight from Wabush, Labrador, to Bathurst, N.B., touched down on Friday. Wabush, a small town, located on the western tip of Labrador, was home to a booming mining sector, employing many former workers from Bathurst's Brunswick Mine, which closed in 2013. With the decline in ridership, Pascan …

  • 1 killed, 2 injured in Trans-Labrador Highway collision

    One person was killed and two others were injured in a collision on the Trans-Labrador Highway in the Crooks Lake area Friday morning. The RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay received a call about a vehicle collision shortly after 8 a.m. Police said the collision involved a road grader and a pickup truck, about 160 kilometres …

  • Nova Scotia cuts provincial park spending by $1M, costing 58 jobs

    The Nova Scotia government is shutting down visitor information centres in Pictou and Digby and switching seven of its 20 provincial parks to "self-service," a move it says will save $1 million but will cost 58 seasonal jobs. The province says the two information centres are near similar, locally-run operations. Natural …

  • A New Brunswick woman has been chosen to play the lead in the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. ​Chilina Kennedy, of Oromocto, takes over the role of the iconic singer-songwriter on March 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Kennedy says her audition last summer was taped and sent to Carole King …

  • James Poker is shown in an RCMP handout photo. The chief of Natuashish in Labrador says a body recovered on sea ice near the Innu community is that of James Poker, a teenager who was reported missing 10 days ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

    A body recovered on sea ice along Labrador's remote northern coast is that of James Poker, a teenaged boy reported missing 10 days ago, an Innu leader confirmed Thursday. Family members identified the 17-year-old as his body was recovered Wednesday about 30 kilometres from Natuashish, the community formerly known as Davis …

  • St. John's, province fined $60K each in July 2011 fatal ORR accident

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Transportation and Works and the City of St. John's have been fined $60,000 each in relation to the death of a government inspector on the Outer Ring Road in 2011. The province and city were found guilty in December of breaching occupational health and safety laws, leading to …

  • New Brunswick athletes won three more medals at the Canada Games on Thursday, including cross-country skier Louis Fortin who added another gold medal to his haul. Fortin won gold in the five-kilometre para Nordic freestyle race with a final time of 15 minutes one second, ahead of the second-place finisher, Andy Lin of …