Category Archives: Atlantic

N.S. mass shooting probe will include look at RCMP actions, gender-based violence

HALIFAX — The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy. The federal

For Acadian fisherman, early Mi’kmaq fishery in N.S. bay can ‘never’ be respected

METEGHAN, N.S. — As he stands calmly splicing anchor rope, Roger LeBlanc describes the anxiety, anger and suspicion over a Mi'kmaq lobster fishery that is coursing through his small Acadian community. "This stock has been building up for 150 years, and...

Search resumes for N.L. man missing in B.C. after help sought from prime minister

The father of a Newfoundland and Labrador man missing in British Columbia says a discovered piece of fabric has spurred officials to resume the search. Jordan Naterer, 25, was reported missing on Thanksgiving weekend after he didn’t return from a solo

‘Blacklisted:’ Nova Scotia First Nation pulls commercial lobster boats from the water

HALIFAX — The chief of the First Nation behind a disputed moderate livelihood lobster fishery in Nova Scotia says recent vandalism and the loss of potential sales have cost the band more than $1.5 million — and he wants those

Five things to know about the dispute over Nova Scotia’s Indigenous lobster fishery

HALIFAX — Tensions remain high in the dispute over the Indigenous lobster fishery in Nova Scotia. Here are five things to know about the situation. 1. The dispute has a long history. In September 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the

Membertou First Nation to become latest to join Mi’kmaq livelihood fishery in N.S.

HALIFAX — The leader of a Cape Breton First Nation says his community is planning a self-regulated lobster fishery similar to the one on the province's southwestern shore that has sparked fierce opposition from non-Indigenous harvesters.  Chief Te...

A timeline of Nova Scotia’s lobster conflict between Mi’kmaq and commercial fishers

HALIFAX — A timeline of major events in the conflict between Mi'kmaq and non-Indigenous commercial fishers in southwest Nova Scotia.  --- Sept. 17: Sipekne'katik First Nation launches a self-regulated lobster fishery outside the federally regulate...

As his health declines, Glen Assoun seeks compensation for wrongful conviction

HALIFAX — Glen Assoun says he's fearful he'll die before governments offer him compensation for almost 17 years of wrongful imprisonment that have left him with a weak heart and fragile health. The 64-year-old Halifax man said in an interview Monday

N.B. auditor general says ambulance services are mismanaged and lack oversight

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's privately operated ambulance services lack oversight and underserve rural communities, the province's auditor general said in a report released Tuesday.  Kim Adair-MacPherson says the government's contract with Medavi...

Video depicting violent arrest of N.L. Indigenous man shows systemic racism: council

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The president of a Labrador Indigenous council says he is disgusted and angry following the release of a video depicting a municipal enforcement officer throwing a handcuffed Indigenous man to the ground. Todd Russell, president of t...