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Trial expected to begin for N.L. man charged in death of five-year-old daughter

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The trial of a Newfoundland man accused of killing his five-year-old daughter is expected to get underway today. The case against 40-year-old Trent Butt is set to begin in St. John's Supreme Court after a jury was selected Tuesday.

New Brunswick politician testifies at Dennis Oland's murder trial

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A New Brunswick politician who may have caught a fleeting glimpse of Richard Oland's killer on July 6, 2011, has told a court there's little he recalls from the night of the murder.
Halifax-shot 'Diggstown' making strides for representation in Canadian TV

Halifax-shot 'Diggstown' making strides for representation in Canadian TV

Toronto-raised actress Vinessa Antoine says she was floored when she realized her leading role in the new series "Diggstown" marked a milestone for representation on prime-time TV in Canada.
Prime Minister says Nova Scotia has lead on Northern Pulp effluent plans

Prime Minister says Nova Scotia has lead on Northern Pulp effluent plans

CHARLOTTETOWN — Justin Trudeau says his government is concerned with plans by a pulp mill in northern Nova Scotia to dump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait, but the prime minister says there are no plans for a federal environmental asse
Defence to present case at Oland murder trial, accused killer to take stand

Defence to present case at Oland murder trial, accused killer to take stand

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Lawyers representing accused killer Dennis Oland will begin presenting the case for the defence on Tuesday, arguing the circumstantial evidence against their client does not support a conviction.
Justin Trudeau makes funding announcement in Charlottetown

Justin Trudeau makes funding announcement in Charlottetown

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that some politicians will try to sow division and fear among voters to win the federal election slated for this fall.

New Brunswick firefighters rescue teen after presumed tobogganing accident

MUSQUASH, N.B. — A group of firefighters rescued a New Brunswick teenager after what they believe was a tobogganing accident.

Much of Nova Scotia under snowfall warnings, Environment Canada says

Environment Canada says Nova Scotia can expect some messy weather this weekend and early next week. The forecaster says a low pressure system passing south of Nova Scotia will begin in the west Saturday afternoon and spread eastward overnight.
Coastal Labrador on alert after polar bears sighted roaming through town

Coastal Labrador on alert after polar bears sighted roaming through town

ST. LEWIS, N.L. — Coastal Labrador is on high alert after polar bears were spotted roaming through residential areas. The provincial Land Resources Department issued a polar bear warning Thursday, confirming reports of sightings in St.
Call for bids to revive 2021 Francophonie Games after New Brunswick axes event

Call for bids to revive 2021 Francophonie Games after New Brunswick axes event

The International Organization of La Francophonie is relaunching its call for bids for the 2021 Francophonie Games, a month after New Brunswick pulled the plug on hosting the event.
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