Category Archives: Atlantic

N.S. court overturns 2017 law that imposed labour contract on school teachers

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has ruled that a provincial law that imposed a labour contract on teachers was unconstitutional, five years after it was passed by the former Liberal government. Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice John Keith says in

Nova Scotia residents grieving the April 2020 mass shooting still seeking help

HALIFAX — Two years after a man disguised as a Mountie killed 22 people in Nova Scotia, grieving people are still coming forward to get help from the province's victim services program, a government official told a public inquiry Tuesday. Kim

Nova Scotia to protect Owls Head Crown land as next provincial park

HALIFAX — A piece of Crown land that had been controversially removed from a list of territory awaiting protection is now being designated as Nova Scotia’s next provincial park. Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton says that 266 hecta...

Leader of New Brunswick NDP resigning after eight months on the job amid infighting

FREDERICTON — The leader of the New Brunswick NDP says he is resigning just eight months after he was acclaimed to the job. Mackenzie Thomason says his resignation will take effect June 28. Thomason, who faces an automatic review of his leadership

N.S. shooting inquiry: Half of RCMP 911 call takers and dispatchers off work

HALIFAX — Half the number of 911 call takers and dispatchers who responded to emergency calls during the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting are still on the job, say the supervisors for the province's RCMP operational communications centre. Before the two-...

177 Ukrainian refugees land in Newfoundland on second provincially-chartered flight

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As a plane carrying 177 Ukrainian refugees touched down in St. John's, N.L., Tuesday night, Pamela Ryder Lahey was at the front of the crowd inside the airport waiting for five young people to walk through

Nova Scotia to cover planned school milk increase set for September

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is covering a scheduled price increase for milk in public schools this September to help families with the rising cost of food. The province says its subsidy will keep the standard 250-millilitre carton of milk offered through

Half of those arrested in tense Halifax housing protest no longer facing charges

HALIFAX — Carmel Farahbakhsh says that when she headed to a Halifax demonstration last August to protest the city's decision to tear down temporary housing for the homeless, she was expecting to peacefully make her point. Instead, the 29-year-old said ...

Mass shooting inquiry: N.S. paramedics offer dramatic testimony about their role

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia paramedic Melanie Lowe struggled to maintain her composure Monday as she described the night two years ago when four children climbed into her ambulance and described how their parents had just been shot to death.  "They were

N.B. removes mention of ‘unceded’ land from motion recognizing Reconciliation Day

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's government has removed mention of "unceded" land from a motion recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation because of a First Nations title claim before the courts. The amended motion also inserts wording exp...