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Atlantic Update – CP

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2016239 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
May 6, 2016

(Alta-Wildfire-North)

A man from Newfoundland who is stuck in northern Alberta says the situation of the Fort McMurray wildfire is frigtening.

Josh Munden is one of thousands of people scattered in camps around the area.

He says it’s worrisome particularly since the ice roads have all melted.

Efforts to move thousands of evacuees in the area are expected to continue today.

(VOCM)

(Halifax-Ditching-Founder)

Halifax could soon see the name of its founder removed from public displays.

City council will consider a proposal to remove Edward Cornwallis’s name from certain commemorations, inclusing a park and a street.

Councillor Waye Mason plans to introduce a motion this week about Nova Scotia’s first governor.

It comes in response to campaigns throughout the province to remove Cornwallis’s name from such places in light of his treatment of indigenous people.

(The Canadian Press)

(NL-Ferry-Challenge)

The Newfoundland and Labrador government will intervene in a court challenge involving federal subsidies given to Marine Atlantic.

Oceanex says the subsidies amount to unfair competition, but the province argues those subsidies are necessary to help make everything from groceries to medical supplies more affordable.

Justice Minister Andrew Parsons says while an affordable ferry service between Port aux Basques to North Sydney, Nova Scotia, is entrenched in the province’s Terms of Union, the specifics are vague.

He says whether it’s a constitutional matter or not, the effects would be dramatic if Oceanex is successful in lowering the subsidy.

(VOCM)

(Alta-Wildfire-Donations)

A steady stream of people are making their way to Red Cross offices in Cape Breton to help people affected by Alberta’s wildfires.

Robert Dingwall made a donation, saying his son and nephews work in Fort McMurray with many other people from the region.

Jason Noseworthy with the Canadian Red Cross in Sydney, says they are seeing an increase in traffic, with people eager to donate to relief efforts.

Organizers of Chase the Ace Sydney say they will donate 25-thousand of the charitable proceeds from tomorrow’s draw to the Red Cross for disaster relief efforts.

(Cape Breton Post)

(PEI-Cavendish-Labour)

Unionized workers at Cavendish Farms have rejected the company’s latest contract offer.

Craig Walsh of the United Food and Commercial Workers union says the two groups are trying to pick a date for negotiations to resume.

He wouldn’t say why the offer was rejected.

Mary Keith of Cavendish Farms the two sides are still trying to negotiate an agreement.

(Charlottetown Guardian)

(NB-Rabies)

The New Brunswick government is urging people to have their pets protected against rabies.

Officials say that as the weather warms up, wildlife such as raccoons, foxes and skunks are on the move.

The province introduced a rabies control program last year and plans to continue it with the distribution of oral rabies vaccine bait this summer.

Wildlife experts say people should keep garbage and compost bins secured and not leave pet food outside.

(The Canadian Press)

(Atlantic Update by The Canadian Press)

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

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