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Atlantic Update – CP

by pnationtalk on June 16, 2016283 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Jun 16, 2016 2:30

(Norwegian-Veteran-Hospital)

A group of former military members is planning to protest Ottawa’s refusal to grant an elderly veteran a room at a vet’s hospital in Halifax.

Banished Veterans is organizing the event today after a 94-year-old Norwegian war veteran was denied entry into the federally funded Camp Hill hospital.

Ottawa rejected Petter Blindheim’s request for a bed because it says he could receive adequate care at existing provincial facilities.

The veterans’ group says it will protest in front of the Veterans Affairs building.

(The Canadian Press)

(NB-Education-Agreement)

The New Brunswick government says it has reached a tentative collective agreement with education assistants.

In a statement yesterday, it says it struck the deal with local 2745 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

The group includes over 32-hundred educational assistants, administrative assistants, school library workers and intervention workers.

Details of the agreement were not being disclosed pending ratification.

(The Canadian Press)

(NS-Yarmouth-Ferry)

The Nova Scotia-to-Maine ferry service is back in business.

The so-called Cat left Yarmouth for Portland yesterday morning under new management.

Bay Ferries took over the service after the Nova Scotia government dumped the previous operator when it failed to meet passenger targets and soaked up 39.5 million dollars in provincial subsidies.

The new service is expected to run until the end of September with daily departures.

(The Canadian Press)

(Wall-Energy-East-Gallant)

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking his campaign to promote the Energy East pipeline to Quebec today.

He wrapped up similar meetings in New Brunswick yesterday, but will likely face a tougher crowd as he moves west.

The project would transport more than a million barrels of western Canadian oil a day to refineries in Eastern Canada and a marine terminal in Saint John.

The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador formally declared its opposition to Energy East yesterday.

(The Canadian Press)

(UPEI-Faculty-Talks)

The University of Prince Edward Island and its faculty association are returning to the negotiating table in an bid to reach an agreement.

In a joint statement yesterday, both sides say they agreed to continue talks and end legal action and conciliation.

Other units at the school, along with CUPE 1870 and 501, will also resume bargaining in relation to their pension.

(Charlottetown Guardian)

(NL-Cancer-Hair)

An 18-year-old Newfoundland man is looking a lot different today after shedding three years worth of hair for charity.

Noah Quilty took up his classmate’s challenge and did not cut his hair since he was 15.

But that ended when he had his long locks shaved off in a Young Adult Cancer Canada event at the town hall in Conception Bay South.

It will be used to make wigs and he raised close to 15-hundred dollars for the cause.

(VOCM)

(Atlantic Update by The Canadian Press)

(The Canadian Press)

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