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QMJHL Roundup: Berube with 37 saves, Olympiques extend point streak to nine

BATHURST, N.B. — Tristan Berube made 37 saves as the Gatineau Olympiques extended their point streak to nine games, beating the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4-2 on Thursday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Appeal court restores finding that P.E.I. discriminates against mentally ill

CHARLOTTETOWN — An appeal court has restored a human rights panel's finding that the P.E.I. government discriminates against the mentally ill by denying them disability benefits.
'Sheer gratitude': Celebration honours N.B. teen who inspired kindness movement

'Sheer gratitude': Celebration honours N.B. teen who inspired kindness movement

RIVERVIEW, N.B.
Nova Scotia eatery's enormous six-pound donair eluding extreme eaters

Nova Scotia eatery's enormous six-pound donair eluding extreme eaters

It's six pounds of roasted meat, tomatoes, onions and sweet garlic sauce atop a pizza-sized pita — and so far no one has been able to eat it all. Alexandra's Pizza in Sydney, N.S.
Laws must change, politician says after N.L. man acquitted of 'FHITP' slur

Laws must change, politician says after N.L. man acquitted of 'FHITP' slur

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland politician is hoping to change provincial harassment laws following the acquittal of a man who hurled sexual obscenities at a female TV reporter in St. John's.

Most New Brunswick schools close due to freezing rain, hazardous roads

FREDERICTON — Most schools in New Brunswick are closed today due to freezing rain making roads icy and dangerous. Environment Canada issued a weather alert early in the morning saying rain is falling in most regions of the province.
Atlantic provinces hope to coax more foreign students to stay after graduation

Atlantic provinces hope to coax more foreign students to stay after graduation

MONCTON, N.B. — A program that helps international students to stay and work in Nova Scotia will be adopted by the three other Atlantic provinces as they try to grow their population.
Nova Scotia sells power to N.L. for first time through new Maritime Link

Nova Scotia sells power to N.L. for first time through new Maritime Link

Nova Scotia is now exporting power to Newfoundland. Electricity is being carried via the new Maritime Link, two 170-kilometre subsea cables laid across the Cabot Strait last year.

Judge rules 'vulgar' slur against reporter was not a public disturbance

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A notorious sexist slur aimed at a reporter in St. John's, N.L., was vulgar and offensive but not a crime under the circumstances, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Becca found 'clarity, meaning, and purpose' during cancer battle, father says

Becca found 'clarity, meaning, and purpose' during cancer battle, father says

RIVERVIEW, N.B. — Rebecca Schofield's father has written a touching tribute to the young woman who inspired acts of kindness around the globe, as he and his family prepare to say their final farewell.
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