Atlantic Canada

  • Plane Comes Off Runway At Canadian Airport
    Plane Comes Off Runway At Canadian Airport Sky News - 7 minutes ago

    Air Canada says a plane has come off the runway at Halifax airport after making an "abrupt" landing. Airport spokesman Peter Spurway said the aircraft touched down in … More »Plane Comes Off Runway At Canadian Airport

    Plane Comes Off Runway At Canadian Airport

    Air Canada says a plane has come off the runway at Halifax airport after making an "abrupt" landing. Airport spokesman Peter Spurway said the aircraft touched down in stormy conditions. Air Canada said a preliminary count indicated there were 132 passengers and five crew members. Power at the airport, officially called …

  • Canadians from coast to coast mark annual Earth Hour by turning out lights The Canadian Press - 5 hours ago

    Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the ninth year of the annual event. "Every passing … More »Canadians from coast to coast mark annual Earth Hour by turning out lights

    Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the ninth year of the annual event. "Every passing year it becomes more infectious," said Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray in a phone interview. Nova Scotia Power reported a 0.5 per cent drop in …

  • Dalhousie dentistry student speaks for 1st time about Facebook scandal
    Dalhousie students kicked out of residence over content posted on social media The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago

    A Nova Scotia university has confirmed it has recently dealt with a second case involving allegations of inappropriate content posted to social media, just weeks after … More »Dalhousie students kicked out of residence over content posted on social media

    Dalhousie dentistry student speaks for 1st time about Facebook scandal

    A Nova Scotia university has confirmed it has recently dealt with a second case involving allegations of inappropriate content posted to social media, just weeks after lifting the suspension of dentistry students involved in a Facebook group that allegedly posted sexually violent comments. Dalhousie University issued a …

  • Proud Paradise parents cheer on Team Canada's Sarah Davis
    Proud Paradise parents cheer on Team Canada's Sarah Davis CBC - 10 hours ago

    For the first time, a woman from Newfoundland and Labrador is representing Canada's women's hockey team — and she's doing it in Sweden. Back in March, 22-year-old Sarah … More »Proud Paradise parents cheer on Team Canada's Sarah Davis

    Proud Paradise parents cheer on Team Canada's Sarah Davis

    For the first time, a woman from Newfoundland and Labrador is representing Canada's women's hockey team — and she's doing it in Sweden. Back in March, 22-year-old Sarah Davis of Paradise was selected to play forward for Team Canada. "It was really exciting," said mother Donna Davis. She, herself, is over the moon about …

  • Rennie's Mill mansion gets makeover, on market for $1.4M
    Rennie's Mill mansion gets makeover, on market for $1.4M CBC - 13 hours ago

    A St. John's man is investing millions of dollars to restore a historic home in the centre of the city — a home that isn't protected by heritage status. Bruce Blackwood … More »Rennie's Mill mansion gets makeover, on market for $1.4M

    Rennie's Mill mansion gets makeover, on market for $1.4M

    A St. John's man is investing millions of dollars to restore a historic home in the centre of the city — a home that isn't protected by heritage status. Bruce Blackwood and his partner are revamping the 12,000-square-foot mansion at 55 Rennie's Mill Road. The home was constructed in 1889 by Lord Edward Patrick Morriss, …

  • Wintry weekend expected for Atlantic Canada, warnings issued for Newfoundland The Canadian Press - 16 hours ago

    Environment Canada says parts of the Atlantic region are in for another dose of winter weather this weekend. Warnings for heavy snow and freezing rain have been issued … More »Wintry weekend expected for Atlantic Canada, warnings issued for Newfoundland

    Environment Canada says parts of the Atlantic region are in for another dose of winter weather this weekend. Warnings for heavy snow and freezing rain have been issued for eastern Newfoundland on Saturday.

  • Mandatory and costly meal plans often fail to satisfy, student leaders say The Canadian Press - 17 hours ago

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A social media eruption this week over raw meat and mouldy food at Memorial University of Newfoundland highlights growing frustration across Canada … More »Mandatory and costly meal plans often fail to satisfy, student leaders say

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A social media eruption this week over raw meat and mouldy food at Memorial University of Newfoundland highlights growing frustration across Canada with mandatory meal plans, say student leaders. "There's certainly a trend with privatized food services on campus not meeting the needs and requirements …

  • Province leaving Hopedale high and dry: AngajukKâk Jimmy Tuttauk
    Province leaving Hopedale high and dry: AngajukKâk Jimmy Tuttauk CBC - 17 hours ago

    An ongoing water emergency in Hopedale has many residents relying on bottled water to meet their basic needs — and AngajukKâk Jimmy Tuttauk says the Newfoundland and … More »Province leaving Hopedale high and dry: AngajukKâk Jimmy Tuttauk

    Province leaving Hopedale high and dry: AngajukKâk Jimmy Tuttauk

    An ongoing water emergency in Hopedale has many residents relying on bottled water to meet their basic needs — and AngajukKâk Jimmy Tuttauk says the Newfoundland and Labrador government isn't doing enough to help. Water levels in the coastal Labrador community dropped to a dangerous level last week, forcing the town to …

  • Teen facing assault charges after incident at St. John's school CBC - 18 hours ago

    A 17-year-old male is facing assault charges, following an incident at a St. John's school Friday morning. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary were called to a school … More »Teen facing assault charges after incident at St. John's school

    A 17-year-old male is facing assault charges, following an incident at a St. John's school Friday morning. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary were called to a school in the central area of the city, after receiving an assault complaint. The teenager was charged with assault causing bodily harm.

  • Mansa Agbaku, Saint John teen, lands Currie Scholarship
    Mansa Agbaku, Saint John teen, lands Currie Scholarship CBC - 18 hours ago

    A high school student in Saint John has been awarded one of the most generous undergraduate scholarships available in Canada. 17-year-old Mansa Agbaku says the $65,000 Currie Scholarship … More »Mansa Agbaku, Saint John teen, lands Currie Scholarship

    Mansa Agbaku, Saint John teen, lands Currie Scholarship

    A high school student in Saint John has been awarded one of the most generous undergraduate scholarships available in Canada. 17-year-old Mansa Agbaku says the $65,000 Currie Scholarship will cover four years of tuition, room and board at the University of New Brunswick (UNB).

  • New Brunswick weather: Periods of rain and snow today

    Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of Nova Scotia as up to 15 cm of snow could hit the province on Saturday, while the rest of the Maritimes could see up to 4 cm of the white stuff. The weather statement has been issued for Nova Scotia counties on the Atlantic Coast. Environment Canada …

  • The Memorial University School of Pharmacy has teamed up with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the RCMP to host a public pill drop. Dr. Barbara Thomas of the school of pharmacy teaches substance abuse to undergraduate pharmacy students. She said prescription drugs can be as lethal as illegal drugs, if used incorrectly. …

  • Consolidation of Coast Guard broadcast centres in final stages

    The process of modernizing and consolidating Coast Guard marine communications and traffic services centres in Newfoundland and Labrador is now in the final stages, with centres in St. John's and St. Anthony expected to close in the coming weeks and months. It's all part of an ambitious and controversial decision by the …

  • HALIFAX - NB Power and Nova Scotia Power say they're teaming up for a pilot project they say could save the utilities up to $20 million in fuel costs and may help reduce rate increases for customers.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador's regional minister has stepped in to try to get a Corner Brook woman's sealskin purse returned to her after it was confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Maine. Nora Fitzgerald's purse was taken by a border agent during a trip across the border from Florenceville, N.B., at Bridgewater, …

  • The New Brunswick legislature has passed a motion that condemns the views of MP John Williamson and denounces his "demeaning" remarks about temporary foreign workers. Liberal John Ames introduced the motion, which calls Williamson's comments racially charged. The political website iPolitics reported that Williamson told …

  • Megan Gail Coles winner of 2014 BMO Winterset Award

    Megan Gail Coles has won the 2014 BMO Winterset Award for her book, Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome. Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome was one of 26 works by Newfoundland and Labrador authors, either native-born or resident, that were submitted by publishers from across Canada.

  • Nova Scotia Power, NB Power announce pilot project aiming to save $20M

    NB Power and Nova Scotia Power are teaming up to deliver electricity to both provinces, in hopes of saving up to a combined $20 million per year. The utilities have launched a one-year pilot project of so-called "co-operative dispatch," which they say will optimize power generation, improve efficiency, and help them meet …

  • An amendment to fix what the minister of justice calls an error in a law designed to give sex crime victims the right to sue their abuser has been passed by the Nova Scotia legislature. The original bill, introduced in the fall, removed a statute of limitation in cases of sexual abuse, but only applied going forward, not …

  • 'Are they just out to have a feast?': Berry farm owner perplexed by theft

    You'd be hard pressed to find the bright side in a theft of goods destined for a school program for children, but Phil Thornley has seen how hundreds of dollars worth of berries being stolen from his farm in central Newfoundland has turned into a positive.