Atlantic Canada

  • Josh Brine, 19, missing from Nova Scotia Hospital CBC - 6 hours ago

    Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a patient who went missing from the Nova Scotia Hospital. Josh Brine, 19, was reported missing Friday evening after … More »Josh Brine, 19, missing from Nova Scotia Hospital

    Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a patient who went missing from the Nova Scotia Hospital. Josh Brine, 19, was reported missing Friday evening after not returning from being out on a pass. Brine was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweater with a black ECKO logo, black baggy pants, black sneakers and …

  • Man, 45, arrested following disturbance at St. John's home
    Man, 45, arrested following disturbance at St. John's home CBC - 6 hours ago

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have charged a man following an incident Saturday morning at a home in the centre city area of St. John's. More »Man, 45, arrested following disturbance at St. John's home

    Man, 45, arrested following disturbance at St. John's home

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have charged a man following an incident Saturday morning at a home in the centre city area of St. John's.

  • Faulty equipment causes unplanned outages in central
    Faulty equipment causes unplanned outages in central CBC - 6 hours ago

    Equipment problems were the cause of unplanned power outages for a portion of central Newfoundland on Sunday. More »Faulty equipment causes unplanned outages in central

    Faulty equipment causes unplanned outages in central

    Equipment problems were the cause of unplanned power outages for a portion of central Newfoundland on Sunday.

  • Ryan Shay competes against friend who loaned him wheelchair part
    Ryan Shay competes against friend who loaned him wheelchair part CBC - 8 hours ago

    A Nova Scotia parathlete who borrowed a friend's race wheelchair part so he could compete at the Canadian Track and Field Championships went head to head against him … More »Ryan Shay competes against friend who loaned him wheelchair part

    Ryan Shay competes against friend who loaned him wheelchair part

    A Nova Scotia parathlete who borrowed a friend's race wheelchair part so he could compete at the Canadian Track and Field Championships went head to head against him on Saturday. Brown crossed the line third, clocking a time of 30.11 seconds, while Shay trailed by just over seven seconds. In a phone interview, Shay laughed …

  • Stolen narcotics in St. John's break and enter prompts police warning CBC - 8 hours ago

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is issuing a public warning following a break and entry at a home in the west end of St. John's late Saturday night. More »Stolen narcotics in St. John's break and enter prompts police warning

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is issuing a public warning following a break and entry at a home in the west end of St. John's late Saturday night.

  • RNC nab 2 impaired drivers in metro
    RNC nab 2 impaired drivers in metro CBC - 10 hours ago

    Shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday, officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary pulled a vehicle over in the downtown area of St. John's. Meanwhile, around 2:45 a.m. … More »RNC nab 2 impaired drivers in metro

    RNC nab 2 impaired drivers in metro

    Shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday, officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary pulled a vehicle over in the downtown area of St. John's. Meanwhile, around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, RNC officers pulled a vehicle over in the area of Old Placentia Road in Mount Pearl.

  • Fire ants causing a concern in Fredericton
    Fire ants causing a concern in Fredericton CBC - 12 hours ago

    European fire ants have been in New Brunswick for few years, but they are slowly expanding throughout the province and it's a cause for concern. Chandra Moffat found … More »Fire ants causing a concern in Fredericton

    Fire ants causing a concern in Fredericton

    European fire ants have been in New Brunswick for few years, but they are slowly expanding throughout the province and it's a cause for concern. Chandra Moffat found them in a friend's backyard. "I am very disappointed learning that fire ants are in Fredericton.

  • Winnipeg Energy East critics paddle river as part of nationwide event
    Winnipeg Energy East critics paddle river as part of nationwide event CBC - Sat, 4 Jul, 2015

    A group of Winnipeggers cycled and paddled through Winnipeg Saturday morning hoping to shed light on how TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline poses a threat to … More »Winnipeg Energy East critics paddle river as part of nationwide event

    Winnipeg Energy East critics paddle river as part of nationwide event

    A group of Winnipeggers cycled and paddled through Winnipeg Saturday morning hoping to shed light on how TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline poses a threat to the environment. The 4,600-kilometre pipeline would ship about 1.1 million barrels of crude oil east from Alberta to New Brunswick daily. The project would …

  • Metal detector locates lost jewelry at Fredericton's Killarney Lake
    Metal detector locates lost jewelry at Fredericton's Killarney Lake CBC - Sat, 4 Jul, 2015

    Now that beach season has arrived, one New Brunswick man can be found spending his time using a metal detector searching through the sand at Killarney Lake in Fredericton. … More »Metal detector locates lost jewelry at Fredericton's Killarney Lake

    Metal detector locates lost jewelry at Fredericton's Killarney Lake

    Now that beach season has arrived, one New Brunswick man can be found spending his time using a metal detector searching through the sand at Killarney Lake in Fredericton. Steve Bober is a part of a group called Ringfinders, which acts as a kind of lost and found service for reuniting people with their jewelry. As Bober …

  • Woman flees corner store robbery in YYT, police still searching CBC - Sat, 4 Jul, 2015

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is looking for a female suspect following a robbery at Marie's Mini Mart on Thorburn Road in St. John's Friday. More »Woman flees corner store robbery in YYT, police still searching

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is looking for a female suspect following a robbery at Marie's Mini Mart on Thorburn Road in St. John's Friday.

  • Schools need better computer science education, group says

    A local organization says kids need better access to computer science education in Newfoundland and Labrador. James Flynn, founder of Code NL, a group dedicated to improving computer programming education in the province, says the current curriculum is not good enough. There are only a couple of computer science courses …

  • Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Amazing Race Canada’, Nine Network, Quickflix

    A Nova Scotia man will make history with his upcoming appearance on the reality TV show The Amazing Race Canada. Hamilton Elliott, 20, will be the first transgender person to appear on either the American or Canadian version of the hit show. "I ran the race for my family and friends, and I did it for transgender people," …

  • Why a philanthropist was motivated to help build a Beaumont-Hamel exhibit

    In one year's time, The Rooms will open a permanent exhibit dedicated to remembering the stories and tragedy of Beaumont-Hamel. Devastating," said  Ratcliffe, who donated $3.2 million to help create the exhibit. The gallery, which will feature a vast collection of artifacts and stories from the First World War, will also …

  • Two lighthouses in New Brunswick are now preserved under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, according to a list from Parks Canada released Thursday. The list is part of a five-year process intended to preserve parts of Canada's marine history. A total of 74 lighthouses have been designated by both the Minister of …

  • American tries to figure out what Canadian road signs mean, and fails

    Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr returned home to Massachusetts this week after spending some time "car camping" near the coast of New Brunswick with his wife. Burr's friends and family on Facebook were equally confused by a photo he posted of a green-and-white River Valley Scenic Drive signpost. "The signs of New Brunswick's …

  • Bouctouche will become the first town in New Brunswick to host a sanctioned mixed martial arts event this weekend. Changes in the law and the establishment of a New Brunswick Combat Sport Commission are now allowing the sport. Stephen Williams, promoter of the War on the Shore event being held Saturday night at the Forum, …

  • Digby ferry to have Nova Scotia tourism rep on board this week

    A tourism kiosk on the Princess of Acadia ferry that runs between Digby, N.S. and Saint John, N.B. will once again have a Nova Scotia representative on board the vessel later this week. Efforts made by CBC News to contact Inman were unsuccessful.

  • Credit card knives could lead to concealed weapon charge, say RCMP

    Nova Scotia RCMP say anyone caught in this province with a credit card knife may face a concealed weapon charge, but stopped short of saying they would charge the people who sell them. Last week, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary seized dozens of credit card knives, which are retractable blades that can fold into the …

  • Nova Scotia Open finishes second day at New Ashburn Golf Club

    Over 300 volunteers at the New Ashburn Golf Club have paid money for the chance to keep the Nova Scotia Open running smoothly over the last two days.

  • Some road signs, such as universal stop signs, are straightforward and easy to understand. But not all signs are that easy, as Boston Globe writer Ty Burr discovered during a recent vacation in New Brunswick. All the sign shows is graphic of a fiddlehead, (the furled young shoot of an ostrich fern, which is harvested for …