Category Archives: Atlantic

Election debate: N.S. Liberal leader on the defensive over health care and sexism

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Liberal Leader Iain Rankin defended his party's record on health care and gender issues Wednesday during the first leaders debate of a provincial election campaign that has yet to reach the halfway mark. Early in the 90-minute

Ottawa hands N.L. $5.2 billion for troubled Muskrat Falls hydro project

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Newfoundland and Labrador Wednesday to announce a $5.2-billion deal to help the province cover the costs of a troubled hydroelectric project ahead of an expected federal election call. Trudeau's v...

P.E.I. becomes latest province to sign on to Liberals’ national child-care program

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island has become the third province to sign on to the federal government's national child-care program, allowing it to receive about $120 million from Ottawa for $10-dollar-a-day child-care spots by the end of 2024. Prime...

Trudeau says Ottawa withholding health-care transfers to N.B. over abortion access

MONCTON, N.B. — New Brunswick is failing to live up to its obligations under the Canada Health Act because it continues to make it difficult for women to access abortions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. As a consequence, the federal

Nova Scotia Liberals announce health-care platform that builds on spring budget

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal leader is promising an additional $131 million to bolster the province's health system if elected Aug. 17, saying the money will build on the nearly $400 million earmarked for health care in the 2021-22 budget

Fix to software problem behind naval helicopter crash needed ‘forthwith’: experts

HALIFAX — The software issue identified as a cause of last year's naval helicopter crash off Greece that killed six Canadian crew members needs to be fixed without delay, say experts on the interplay between automation and humans in aircraft. Two

P.E.I. reports two new cases of COVID-19, one each in N.S. and N.B.

Prince Edward Island reported two new cases of COVID-19 Monday, while Nova Scotia and New Brunswick reported one each. P.E.I. health officials said the two cases involved residents of another province who were unvaccinated, and they have been isolating...

African Nova Scotian Liberal candidate undeterred after campaign sign burned

HALIFAX — After her election sign was burned over the weekend, an African Nova Scotian candidate says the incident has given her a greater incentive to be a voice for people who feel unrepresented in provincial politics. Tamara Tynes Powell, who

Nova Scotia Liberals promise quick access to funding for rural firehalls

MOUNT UNIACKE, N.S. — Nova Scotia rural fire departments could get a boost of funding in the event of a Liberal victory in the upcoming election, Liberal Leader Iain Rankin said Sunday at a campaign stop in the central part

N.S. Liberals to make announcement on rural fire department infrastructure

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Liberal Leader Iain Rankin is set to make an announcement about rural fire department infrastructure in Mount Uniacke. Rankin will be continuing his campaign along with the other party leaders as a part of the province's general