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Atlantic Update – CP

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201724 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Aug 11, 2017

(Right-Whale-Deaths)

The recent plight of right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence will be addressed today in New Brunswick by the federal fisheries and transportation ministers.

Dominic LeBlanc and Marc Garneau will be in Pointe-du-Chene where they are expected to announce new temporary measures to prevent further whale deaths.

Ten of the endangered mammals have died in the Gulf since early June.

Current estimates place the number of right whales at around 500.

(The Canadian Press)

(NS- Aboriginal-Meeting)

Canada’s Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she defers to the views of local Mi’kmaq leaders on whether a statue of Halifax’s controversial founder should be moved from a city park.

Last month protesters pledged to remove a bronze monument to Edward Cornwallis, but instead the city temporarily covered it in a tarp.

Some members of the Mi’kmaq community have called for the removal of tributes to Cornwallis, calling his actions a form of genocide.

Wilson-Raybould says the regional leadership of the Assembly of First Nations and “the rest of the community and elders” will determine what actions to take to enhance reconciliation between First Nations and non-Aboriginal residents in Nova Scotia.

(The Canadian Press)

(NS-Motorbike-Collision)

Halifax area R-C-M-P say a 17-year-old motorcycle driver sustained serious injuries after his bike collided with a van.

The accident occurred last night on Highway 2 in Fall River.

Police say the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike.

The driver of the van wasn’t hurt.

(The Canadian Press)

(NL-Amalgamation-Election)

Two towns in western Labrador are asking the province for permission to delay their upcoming municipal elections.

Election day in the province is September 26th, but Labrador City and Wabush are considering amalgamating.

A feasibility study is due in a few weeks, and should the two towns decide to become one, that would mean another election, possibly before the end of the year.

Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford is concerned about paying for two elections within such a short time, and says a delay would allow a discussion about all aspects of amalgamation.

(VOCM)

(NB-Moped-Fatal)

A 63-year-old Neguac, New Brunswick man has died in a moped accident.

R-C-M-P say the moped was travelling Route 445 in Lagaceville when it left the road Wednesday night.

Police say the moped was taking a sharp turn when it crashed into a ditch.

The cause is still under investigation.

(The Canadian Press)

(PEI-Elm-Treatment)

A number of majestic elm trees in Charlottetown are getting potential life-saving treatment against Dutch elm disease.

The city has been inoculating trees since 2010, but this year has switched to a fungicide believed to be more effective than the previous product used.

Since 2015, 440 elm trees have been cut down due to Dutch elm disease.

About 450 elm trees remain in the city.

(Charlottetown Guardian)

(Atlantic Update by The Canadian Press)

(The Canadian Press, Charlottetown Guardian)

INDEX: ATLANTIC

 

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