Atlantic Update – CP

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2016367 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Sep 2, 2016

(NB-Affordable-Housing)

An announcement is expected today on new affordable housing spaces in New Brunswick.

The federal government is set to spend more money on the project that sources say could benefit more than 300 people now on waiting lists.

Jean-Yves Duclos _ the federal minister for families, children and social development _ will join Premier Brian Gallant for the announcement this afternoon in Saint John.

There are thousands of New Brunswickers on the waiting list for affordable housing.

(The Canadian Press)

(NB-Alton-Protest)

Native groups are planning a rally today to press Ottawa to designate the Bay of Fundy rivers a critical habitat for salmon.

Members of the Mi’kmaq nation say they will be outside the office of federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc in Shediac, New Brunswick.

The National Assembly of First Nation Chiefs has supported a resolution calling on LeBlanc to complete the designation process.

If not, it wants Ottawa to prohibit Alton gas from dumping salt brine into the bay until its effects on the marine environment can be determined.

(The Canadian Press)

(PEI-Arts-Cuts)

An arts group says the P-E-I government’s decision to stop funding the Island’s Council of the Arts will not hurt it.

The Guild _ a non-profit group _says the cuts will not affect its day-to-day operations.

The province announced it pulled funding for the P-E-I Council of the Arts because the organization could not meet what the province describes as accountability and transparency obligations.

The Guild provides building management, an artists’ gallery, seasonal festival programming and community programming.

(Charlottetown Guardian)

(NS-Blueberry-Woes)

Some farmers in Nova Scotia say they’re expecting low prices for their blueberry crop this year.

Blueberry farmers are in the middle of harvesting season and say conditions have improved in recent days after a stretch of dry weather.

Some producers are anticipating compensation of 30 cents per pound, compared to 50 cents a pound last year.

Many farmers were watching Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to China in hopes it might open up greater trade to the region.

(Truro News)

(Meghan-Trainor-Concert)

An estimated crowd of 10-thousand people showed up in the Cape Breton community of Port Hawkesbury last night to hear 22-year-old pop sensation Meghan Trainor.

Fans revelled in the music as she belted out her hit songs _ ‘All About That Bass,’ ‘No’ and ‘Wanna Be Me.’

The small town won the right to host the concert after beating out a number of other Canadian communities in Air Miles’ online Detour contest.

Longtime Port Hawkesbury Mayor Bill Joe MacLean says the show was the biggest event the town has ever hosted.

(Cape Breton Post)

(NL-Shark-Caught)

A Newfoundland woman who hadn’t fished for decades got more than she bargained for when she hauled in her catch earlier this week.

Jessica Gillis and her cousin were out fishing for cod near Felix Cove when she saw something large in the water.

Suddenly, Gillis says her line was strained by the pull of a shark that got away after chewing through the twine.

A video of the encounter shows the shark flailing on the line before getting away.

(VOCM)

(Atlantic Update by The Canadian Press)

(The Canadian Press, Charlottetown Guardian, Sydney Cape Breton Post, Truro News)

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