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P.E.I. residents can hug moms on Mother's Day, thanks to eased COVID-19 rules

CHARLOTTETOWN — When Cheryl Roberts' five-year-old daughter learned Friday that she could finally hug her grandparents again, she turned to her mom and said, "This is the best day of my life.

Police in P.E.I. order residents to stay inside during tense standoff

SOURIS, P.E.I. — A man is in custody following a six-hour standoff in eastern Prince Edward Island that started when police responded to a domestic dispute that quickly escalated when officers learned the suspect could be armed.
N.L. archive collecting items, stories from pandemics past and present

N.L. archive collecting items, stories from pandemics past and present

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — During a 1950s polio epidemic, some quarantined Newfoundland schoolchildren watched their lessons on television.
New Brunswick opens more businesses in new phase of COVID-19 recovery plan

New Brunswick opens more businesses in new phase of COVID-19 recovery plan

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is allowing more businesses and services to reopen as it launches the next phase of the province's COVID-19 recovery plan.
Pandemic wipes out historic St. John's regatta for the first time in decades

Pandemic wipes out historic St. John's regatta for the first time in decades

War, fire, political strife and the death of monarchs have interrupted the Royal St. John's Regatta over two centuries of boat racing.
Habs star Price sends support to boys who lost parents in N.S. mass shooting

Habs star Price sends support to boys who lost parents in N.S. mass shooting

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has reached out to give support two boys who lost their parents during the Nova Scotia mass shooting last month Price sent a heartfelt video message to 11-year-old Alex Blair and his 10-year-old brother Jack,
Disputes among fishermen prompt temporary closure of baby eel fishery

Disputes among fishermen prompt temporary closure of baby eel fishery

FREDERICTON — The lucrative baby eel fishery in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick has been temporarily shut down because of disputes between fishermen and the possibility of overfishing.

P.E.I. government announces numerous COVID-19 assistance programs

CHARLOTTETOWN — The Prince Edward Island government has announced a number of programs to assist people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

N.L. top doctor warns of oilsands outbreak, says workers should be tested

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's top doctor says workers returning from an Alberta oilsands site with a COVID-19 outbreak should self-isolate and contact public health officials to be tested.
N.L. reinstates aquaculture licences after 2019 mass salmon die-off

N.L. reinstates aquaculture licences after 2019 mass salmon die-off

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador has reinstated aquaculture licences at southern Newfoundland sites where 2.6 million salmon died in sea pens last year.
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