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Spring lobster season opens amid manpower concerns for processors

FREDERICTON — Fishermen began setting traps Friday as the spring lobster season opened across much of the Maritimes, but processors in New Brunswick warn they'll be turning some lobster away because of a shortage of workers.

2020 New Brunswick flood season ends without damage seen in recent years

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's spring flood season has officially come to an end without the major flooding seen in the province over the last couple of years. After 10 weeks in operation, the River Watch Program for the 2020 season is now over.
In-class learning cancelled for the school year in Newfoundland and Labrador

In-class learning cancelled for the school year in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.

N.L. grant program hiring students to help seniors during pandemic

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is launching a grant program for organizations to hire students to help seniors and other vulnerable people who are isolated during the pandemic.

Province accelerates rollout of 'Renew P.E.I. Together' reopening plan

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's government is accelerating the rollout of its reopening plan. Phase 2 of the plan, known as "Renew P.E.I. Together," will still begin May 22 as scheduled.
Gushue shifts focus with curling schedule and fitness franchises on hold

Gushue shifts focus with curling schedule and fitness franchises on hold

The spring season is usually a very busy time for Canadian curling champion Brad Gushue, who would normally be juggling his packed on-ice schedule with work duties as an Orangetheory Fitness franchisee. Instead the veteran skip is home in St.
New Brunswick education minister says there is risk as daycares set to reopen

New Brunswick education minister says there is risk as daycares set to reopen

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's education minister says all phases of reopening the province in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic involve risk, and that includes a plan announced Thursday to have children return to daycares.
New Brunswick pandemic response gets top marks from public policy expert

New Brunswick pandemic response gets top marks from public policy expert

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government deserves top marks for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, a leading expert in public policy says, but Donald Savoie cautions that rebuilding the economy will require a different set of skills.
Ecology groups challenge 'flawed' assessment of N.L. oil and gas drilling

Ecology groups challenge 'flawed' assessment of N.L. oil and gas drilling

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.

Justice minister confirms investigation of possible stowaways to P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN — It appears some people may be going to extreme lengths to get to Prince Edward Island during the COVID-19 pandemic. P.E.I.
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