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Nova Scotia declares state of emergency to deal with COVID-19 cases

Nova Scotia declares state of emergency to deal with COVID-19 cases

FREDERICTON — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has declared a provincial state of emergency because he says some people are blatantly ignoring requirements for social distancing and self-isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Clergy move prayers, services online to support congregations amid pandemic

Clergy move prayers, services online to support congregations amid pandemic

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Clergy across Canada are moving services to the digital world as they adapt to support their congregations amid the global COVID-19 pandemic that has seen governments restrict large gatherings.

P.E.I. imposes restrictions for travellers to help control spread of COVID-19

FREDERICTON — The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Atlantic Canada, leading the country's smallest province to impose new restrictions in an effort to stem the spread.
Project deferral, oil prices troubling for N.L. economy during pandemic

Project deferral, oil prices troubling for N.L. economy during pandemic

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The global COVID-19 pandemic is spelling trouble for Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas industry, adding to existing economic challenges in the cash-strapped province.

Newfoundland NDP MP Jack Harris is being treated for cancer

OTTAWA — Newfoundland and Labrador MP Jack Harris says he's being treated for cancer. In a news release Thursday, the New Democrat says the diagnosis came after he recently discovered a lump on his neck.
N.L. Liberals criticized as 'reckless' to hold leadership election amid pandemic

N.L. Liberals criticized as 'reckless' to hold leadership election amid pandemic

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party's decision to carry on with a leadership election that will determine the next premier is being criticized by the official Opposition and one of the two candidates.
N.L. Liberal party will elect new leader, premier amid COVID-19 pandemic

N.L. Liberal party will elect new leader, premier amid COVID-19 pandemic

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The race to replace Newfoundland and Labrador's Liberal premier will continue despite the global COVID-19 pandemic and disagreement between the candidates over whether to suspend it.

St. Patrick's Day events called off in Atlantic region because of COVID-19

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Usually crowded St. Patrick's Day celebrations are being cancelled in Atlantic Canada, with some creative alternatives offered, as public health officials urge residents to avoid large crowds to slow the spread of COVID-19.
East Coast Music Awards cancelled over concerns of spreading novel coronavirus

East Coast Music Awards cancelled over concerns of spreading novel coronavirus

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The East Coast Music Awards have been cancelled this year amid concerns about COVID-19. The conference and festival was scheduled to run from April 29 to May 3 in St. John's, N.L.

Lawyers seek judge-alone hearings for accused in Fredericton shootings

FREDERICTON — Lawyers for a Fredericton man accused of four counts of first-degree murder are seeking constitutional relief so that a fitness hearing and subsequent trial could be heard by a judge alone.
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