Category Archives: Atlantic

Canadian Space Agency using satellites to track endangered right whales

HALIFAX — The Canadian Space Agency is harnessing satellite technology to monitor and protect endangered North Atlantic right whales in the country’s waters. The agency said Tuesday it will lead a $5.3-million project funded by the federal government c...

N.L. premier target of man arrested with knives outside election office: campaign

DEER LAKE, N.L. — Police in Newfoundland and Labrador said they arrested a man with a "large quantity" of knives in a parking lot outside an election candidate's office Tuesday.A spokeswoman for Liberal Leader and incumbent Premier Andrew Furey said

N.B. reports 10 new COVID cases, to ease restrictions in Saint John and Fredericton

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick reported 10 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday as health officials prepared to ease restrictions in the Saint John and Fredericton regions. Five of the latest cases were reported in the Edmundston region, which is under a 14-da...

Saint John parking official fired after allegedly telling woman to speak English

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A parking enforcement official in Saint John, N.B., has been fired after he allegedly told a woman who tried to contest a ticket that she should return when she could speak English.  Mayor Don Darling confirmed Tuesday

Nova Scotia premier defends conservative vaccine rollout, voices supply concerns

HALIFAX — The interruption in the supply of COVID-19 vaccine justifies Nova Scotia's conservative distribution strategy, Premier Stephen McNeil said Tuesday. McNeil defended the province's immunization plan to hold doses back for booster shots, and he ...

The surgeon and the yogi: N.L.’s ‘opposite-day’ election has analyst shaking his head

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Typically in Canadian elections, Conservatives promise to balance budgets while Liberals accuse them of hiding secret agendas to cut public services — but not in Newfoundland and Labrador. Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie...

Halifax volunteers latest group to erect tiny shelters for homeless living in tents

HALIFAX — A group of Halifax volunteers have become the latest Canadians to begin erecting tiny shelters for the homeless, with two wooden structures going up recently in a gentrifying section of the city's waterfront. Halifax Mutual Aid built the pair...

Mother of New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs dies, weeks after turning 100

FREDERICTON — Bertha Higgs, the mother of New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, passed away Monday at the age of 100.  The news was made public on Twitter by Higgs's chief of staff, Louis Leger. Mrs. Higgs celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec.

New COVID-related death at Saint John care home brings provincial total to 14

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick confirmed Monday that two residents of a long-term care facility in Saint John died last week after testing positive for COVID-19.  Only one of those deaths, however, is being attributed to the novel coro...

Party leaders condemn sexism faced by women candidates in N.L. election

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A historic number of women are running in the Newfoundland and Labrador election, and party leaders are speaking out about the sexism and abuse some of them are facing on the campaign trail.  During a campaign stop