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Salmon group says it found dozens of fish farm escapes

ST. ANDREWS, N.B. — A salmon conservation group says its researchers have intercepted more than 50 salmon it believes escaped from aquaculture operations near a river close to the border of Canada and Maine.
N.L. mental health project holds positive lessons for Canada: report

N.L. mental health project holds positive lessons for Canada: report

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A pilot project aimed at reducing wait times for mental health services in Newfoundland and Labrador is being touted as an early success with possible lessons for other Canadian jurisdictions.
Police in New Brunswick investigate deaths of two seniors as homicides

Police in New Brunswick investigate deaths of two seniors as homicides

DIEPPE, N.B. — Police now say the deaths of two seniors in eastern New Brunswick last weekend are being investigated as homicides.

Fortis Inc. raises dividend by 6.1 per cent, increases capital spending plan

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Fortis Inc. raised its dividend as it announced an increased capital investment plan. The utility company says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 47.75 cents per share, up from 45 cents.

Police seek help in investigation of suspicious fires in New Brunswick

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — Police in northern New Brunswick are asking the public for information in an effort to catch those responsible for a series of fires stretching back to early 2018.
Artist, researcher displays Newfoundland's connections to slave trade

Artist, researcher displays Newfoundland's connections to slave trade

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An art installation at this year's Bonavista Biennale is shining a light on a dark corner of Newfoundland's history — slave ships that were built on the island during the 1700s.

RCMP investigating suspicious deaths of man and woman in Dieppe, N.B.

DIEPPE, N.B. — New Brunswick RCMP say they are investigating the suspicious deaths of a man and a woman. Mounties say they were called to a home in Dieppe, N.B., on Saturday afternoon.
Former N.B. premier Gallant resigns from legislature after losing power in 2018

Former N.B. premier Gallant resigns from legislature after losing power in 2018

FREDERICTON — Former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant is resigning from the provincial legislature. Kevin Vickers, his replacement as Liberal leader, announced today that Gallant is leaving the legislature to pursue other career opportunities.
N.L. cabinet shuffle moves former provincial Speaker to environment file

N.L. cabinet shuffle moves former provincial Speaker to environment file

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball shuffled his cabinet in St. John's this morning, moving the former provincial Speaker to a cabinet position.
Calls for tighter right whale protections ahead of eastern premiers, governors meeting

Calls for tighter right whale protections ahead of eastern premiers, governors meeting

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Massachusetts' attorney general is calling on political leaders in the United States and Canada to take stronger measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whales. In a letter dated Sept.
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