Category Archives: Atlantic

New Brunswick reports first case of ‘rare blood clot’ related to AstraZeneca vaccine

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick confirmed on Tuesday a first case in the province a patient experiencing blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The patient in their 30s received the vaccine in mid-March, before its use was limited to p...

Nova Scotia restricts non-essential travel from all provinces except P.E.I. and N.L.

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is restricting all non-essential travel from most of Canada for the next month because of the high number of COVID-19 cases across the country. The move also means another delay in the reopening of the Atlantic travel

Moncton city councillor won’t be sanctioned for abusive comments made online

MONCTON, N.B. — City council in Moncton, N.B. has decided not to impose sanctions on an elected member despite a violation of the city's code of conduct.  An investigation was launched last month into comments Coun. Pierre Boudreau's made online in

Desmond inquiry: Veterans Affairs submits internal review after initial refusal

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Veterans Affairs Canada initially refused to disclose to an inquiry its internal review of how it handled the tragic case of an Afghanistan war veteran who fatally shot three family members and himself in 2017. The provincial

N.S. fees for COVID-19 jail data more than 20 times higher than Ontario: researcher

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's freedom of information system stands out for fee estimates dwarfing those asked by larger provinces, says a group studying prison responses to COVID-19. Kevin Walby, a University of Winnipeg researcher, said in a recent intervie...

Large tourism operators in Nova Scotia get $35 million in loan support

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it guaranteed nearly $35 million in loans to major tourism operators in the province struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Announced last October, the Tourism Sector Financing Assistance Program provides eligi...

New N.S. COVID cases double since weekend as vaccine access expanded to 60 and over

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday — more than double the number of infections reported a day prior — as the province expanded vaccine access to people 60 and older. The province has reported 30

N.L. sending health-care help to Ontario, rest of Atlantic Canada mulling it over

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — After requests from Ottawa, Atlantic Canadian provinces are looking at how they might help Ontario as a deadly, record-breaking third wave threatens to overrun the province's health-care system.  Officials from all four Atlantic prov...

‘It’s tough’: Edmundston area remains COVID-19 hot spot in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — Edmundston, N.B., deputy mayor Eric Marquis says the number of new cases reported each day in his region is depressing, but that residents are optimistic the numbers will begin to drop soon. The hard-hit Edmundston region, part of which

Prince Edward Island tightening border restrictions to limit new COVID-19 cases

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is tightening border restrictions in an effort to limit the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province. Effective immediately, most non-resident travel to the Island from outside Atlantic Canada is on hold until a...