Atlantic Canada

  • Federal finance minister rebuffs N.L. ferry tariff request
    Federal finance minister rebuffs N.L. ferry tariff request CBC - 40 minutes ago

    Attempts by the Newfoundland and Labrador government to have a $25-million trade tariff waived on the purchase of two new ferries have been dealt a blow. In a May 4 letter … More »Federal finance minister rebuffs N.L. ferry tariff request

    Federal finance minister rebuffs N.L. ferry tariff request

    Attempts by the Newfoundland and Labrador government to have a $25-million trade tariff waived on the purchase of two new ferries have been dealt a blow. In a May 4 letter to provincial Transportation and Works Minister David Brazil, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver said he "cannot recommend" the removal of the tariff, …

  • Order of Nova Scotia recipients for 2015 announced CBC - 45 minutes ago

    A child care advocate, a world renowned author and a bio-tech manufacturer are among the five people who will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia this fall. More »Order of Nova Scotia recipients for 2015 announced

    A child care advocate, a world renowned author and a bio-tech manufacturer are among the five people who will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia this fall.

  • Brown's Flat, Lorne Middle school closures quashed
    Brown's Flat, Lorne Middle school closures quashed CBC - 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    A New Brunswick judge has ruled that two schools that were ordered closed by the Department of Education must remain open. Kelly Lamrock, the lawyer for parents fighting … More »Brown's Flat, Lorne Middle school closures quashed

    Brown's Flat, Lorne Middle school closures quashed

    A New Brunswick judge has ruled that two schools that were ordered closed by the Department of Education must remain open. Kelly Lamrock, the lawyer for parents fighting to keep the schools open, announced the ruling on Twitter on Friday afternoon. The decision applies to Brown's Flat Elementary School and Lorne Middle …

  • Roseway Hospital clinic in Shelburne to be renovated for care centre
    Roseway Hospital clinic in Shelburne to be renovated for care centre CBC - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    The Nova Scotia government will spend $1.65 million to renovate an old clinic at the Roseway Hospital in Shelburne and turn it into a collaborative health-care centre. … More »Roseway Hospital clinic in Shelburne to be renovated for care centre

    Roseway Hospital clinic in Shelburne to be renovated for care centre

    The Nova Scotia government will spend $1.65 million to renovate an old clinic at the Roseway Hospital in Shelburne and turn it into a collaborative health-care centre. The long-awaited announcement was made in Shelburne on Friday by Premier Stephen McNeil and Health Minister Leo Glavine. The new centre — which will aim …

  • Gregory Despres to stay at Dorchester Penitentiary psychiatric facility
    Gregory Despres to stay at Dorchester Penitentiary psychiatric facility CBC - 3 hours ago

    A New Brunswick review board has ruled thatGregory Despres, who was found not criminally responsible in the 2005 stabbing deaths of a Minto couple, will remain in a Dorchester … More »Gregory Despres to stay at Dorchester Penitentiary psychiatric facility

    Gregory Despres to stay at Dorchester Penitentiary psychiatric facility

    A New Brunswick review board has ruled thatGregory Despres, who was found not criminally responsible in the 2005 stabbing deaths of a Minto couple, will remain in a Dorchester Penitentiary psychiatric facility, at least for the next six to eight months. Despres, of Minto, was found not criminally responsible for the gruesome …

  • Province urged to hit public with information fees
    Province urged to hit public with information fees CBC - 4 hours ago

    The New Brunswick government is being urged to charge citizens fees to request public information and consider hitting them with new costs to search for documents. Government … More »Province urged to hit public with information fees

    Province urged to hit public with information fees

    The New Brunswick government is being urged to charge citizens fees to request public information and consider hitting them with new costs to search for documents. Government Services Minister Ed Doherty released the report on the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act on Friday, including 14 recommendations. …

  • Cartwright man pointed firearm during armed robbery, RCMP say CBC - 4 hours ago

    A Cartwright man pointed a gun at a gas station employee and demanded money during an armed robbery on Thursday evening, police say. Police officers in Cartwright, a … More »Cartwright man pointed firearm during armed robbery, RCMP say

    A Cartwright man pointed a gun at a gas station employee and demanded money during an armed robbery on Thursday evening, police say. Police officers in Cartwright, a small community in southern Labrador, said they were called to Dewy's Gas Station shortly after 6 p.m. to a report of an armed robbery. The employee reported that the …

  • Nova Scotia Health Department to renovate clinic at a cost of $1.65 million The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    The Nova Scotia government will spend $1.65 million to renovate an old health clinic at the Roseway Hospital. The plan is to turn the Shelburne facility into a primary … More »Nova Scotia Health Department to renovate clinic at a cost of $1.65 million

    The Nova Scotia government will spend $1.65 million to renovate an old health clinic at the Roseway Hospital. The plan is to turn the Shelburne facility into a primary care collaborative centre to be staffed by family physicians and other health professionals. Nova Scotia Health Authority CEO Janet Knox says the aim is …

  • Snow covers the Scotiabank logo at the Bank of Nova Scotia headquarters in Toronto
    Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb; profit tops estimates Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a quarterly profit that beat market expectations on Friday, said bad loans in the energy sector … More »Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb; profit tops estimates

    Snow covers the Scotiabank logo at the Bank of Nova Scotia headquarters in Toronto

    By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a quarterly profit that beat market expectations on Friday, said bad loans in the energy sector climbed as the oil price selloff took a toll. Shares of Scotiabank, Canada's third-largest bank, slipped 1.5 percent in mid-morning trading. Gross impaired …

  • Fudge the lab rescued from ledge off Terra Nova cliff CBC - 4 hours ago

    Fudge, a four-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, had been hiking with his owners Diane and Bill Hiscock on Malady Head around 2 p.m., when the dog took a leap at … More »Fudge the lab rescued from ledge off Terra Nova cliff

    Fudge, a four-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, had been hiking with his owners Diane and Bill Hiscock on Malady Head around 2 p.m., when the dog took a leap at the salty water below, unaware of the steep cliff. "We had a roughly five-kilometre hike to get to Fudge," said one of the rescuers, Ed Osmond. "They basically …

  • Sanchez Clarke, Kingsley Downey released on bail in kidnapping, assault case

    Two men charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman after a house party in Nova Scotia's Hants County have been released on bail. Sanchez Lemar Clarke of Halifax and Kingsley Cornell Downey of North Preston appeared in Windsor provincial court on Friday morning. Clarke must live with his grandfather and Downey …

  • Anxious times for trades school students and unemployed workers

    Recent news that Newfoundland and Labrador is set to shed thousands of skilled trades jobs has people worried about what will happen to tradespeople currently looking for work and those still in training. Nathan Bugler, who just finished a nine-month training program as an electrician, says it's been a struggle to find …

  • Nova Scotia's premier says his government is willing to meet with representatives of the province's film industry, but it won't change its revamped tax incentive program. Screen Nova Scotia has requested an emergency meeting with Stephen McNeil in light of the impending closure of industry suppliers PS Atlantic and SIM …

  • CAMPBELLTON, N.B. - An official with Moosehead Breweries is scheduled to testify today at an ongoing court case over a man's bid to import beer in New Brunswick.

  • The Nova Scotia government has provided Nova Star Cruises with an additional $1.5 million to continue operating the ferry connecting Yarmouth with Maine. A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation says the money comes out of the $13 million subsidy they promised earlier this year. The 2015 sailing season wraps …

  • Transgender advocates land meeting with Victor Boudreau

    The New Brunswick Transgender Health Network will be meeting Health Minister Victor Boudreau next month as the group continues to lobby for provincial funding for gender reassignment surgery. New Brunswickers seeking gender reassignment surgery are the only ones in the country who have to pay out-of-pocket for the costly …

  • The price of gasoline in Nova Scotia is down another 4.4 cents this morning, knocking the cost of a litre below a dollar for this first time in months. As of Friday morning, a litre of regular is now a minimum of 98.7 cents. Diesel is down about six cents and now sells for 90.6 cents per litre.

  • Girl, 15, seriously injured in 'unusual incident' in Torbay

    The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is looking for witnesses to an incident in Torbay Thursday night. At 11:10 p.m., officers were called to what they're calling an "unusual incident" in the community. It was reported that a girl was lying on Country Drive and there were a couple of cars stopped with their hazard lights …

  • Black Tickle 'won't go down without a fight,' says community leader

    The pending closure of the only retail gas station in Black Tickle is once again raising questions about the future of the tiny and isolated coastal Labrador community. "If Black Tickle goes down, it won't be without a fight," said Joe Keefe, a member of the Black Tickle Local Service District. The Woodward Group of Companies …

  • The earth moved for many in New Brunswick as the province was hit with a small earthquake Thursday evening.