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Major shipper steers clear of Halifax port as rail blockades continue

Major shipper steers clear of Halifax port as rail blockades continue

MONTREAL — A major U.S. shipper is turning away from the Halifax port in favour of U.S. harbours due to ongoing blockades that have shut down Canadian National Railway Co.'s eastern network.

QMJHL Roundup: Pelletier, McKenna lead Wildcats over Oceanic in OT

MONCTON, N.B. — Jakob Pelletier scored 2:40 into overtime to lift the Moncton Wildcats to a 4-3 win over the Rimouski Oceanic on Wednesday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
CEOs of New Brunswick health authorities defend health reform plan

CEOs of New Brunswick health authorities defend health reform plan

FREDERICTON — The CEOs of New Brunswick's two regional health authorities are defending a plan that would have seen a reform of the province's health-care system, including the overnight closure of emergency departments at six community hospitals.

Bus rides in St. John's rose 38 per cent during post-blizzard free period: city

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's capital says ridership of public transit rose 38 per cent over the previous year during a two-week free period following a massive snowstorm this winter. The City of St.
N.B. prof says Tory backtrack on hospital closures could prompt early election

N.B. prof says Tory backtrack on hospital closures could prompt early election

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government's backtrack this week on health-care reforms has damaged the image of Premier Blaine Higgs and his minority Tory government, a local political scientist says.
N.L. Premier Dwight Ball denies he's walking away as going gets tough

N.L. Premier Dwight Ball denies he's walking away as going gets tough

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One in custody after 'unconfirmed reports' of armed man at N.L. campus: police

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Police say one person is in custody after what they called "unconfirmed reports of a man with a firearm" at Memorial University in St. John's, N.L. Const.
N.L. Premier Dwight Ball to step down, says he will seek a 'more private life'

N.L. Premier Dwight Ball to step down, says he will seek a 'more private life'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's premier has announced he is stepping down after more than four years leading the province.

QMJHL Roundup: Groulx, Wildcats beat Mooseheads for ninth win in a row

MONCTON, N.B. — Benoit-Olivier Groulx had three goals and an assist against his former team and Gabriel Fortier added a goal and two helpers as the Moncton Wildcats beat the Halifax Mooseheads 7-2 on Monday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play.

Pilot program to provide bus passes for income support recipients in St. John's

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Income support recipients in Newfoundland and Labrador's capital will automatically receive free transit passes this spring as part of a two-year pilot program. The provincial government announced the plan Monday in St.
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