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Early necropsy results suggest right whale died after colliding with boat

MONCTON, N.B. — Officials say a necropsy on the third of six North Atlantic right whales found dead this year suggests the 34-year-old mammal died after colliding with a boat. The whale, known as Comet, was found drifting in the Gulf of St.
New Brunswick town cancels Canada Day parade due to a lack of interest

New Brunswick town cancels Canada Day parade due to a lack of interest

SUSSEX, N.B. — A small-town Canada Day parade in New Brunswick has been cancelled due to lack of interest. The Town of Sussex says it received only five entries.
Expert says feds should have acted more quickly on right whale migration

Expert says feds should have acted more quickly on right whale migration

FREDERICTON — Fisheries and Oceans Canada says it has sighted another dead endangered right whale drifting off the Gaspé Peninsula, bringing the total number of deaths in Canadian waters this year to six.
Potato farmer's case against federal government to go to trial in late 2020

Potato farmer's case against federal government to go to trial in late 2020

FREDERICTON — A New Brunswick potato farmer who claims the federal government didn't do enough to secure his freedom during more than a year in a Lebanese jail will have to wait until the end of next year for his lawsuit to go to trial.
Increased northern cod quota could slow species' recovery: conservationist

Increased northern cod quota could slow species' recovery: conservationist

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An oceans advocacy group says an increased federal catch limit for Newfoundland's critically depleted northern cod could harm recovery of the stocks.

N.L. man arrested after school shooting threats made in online game

PASADENA, N.L. — A 31-year-old Newfoundland man was arrested after Interpol investigated school shooting threats made in a live chat during an online game.

Largest Costco in Canada opens in St. John's to excitement, traffic concerns

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The largest Costco in Canada opened its doors today in a subdivision of St. John's, N.L., amid concerns about increased traffic and possible motorist confusion. People lined up as early as 4 a.m.

Extensive search now suspended for New Brunswick man missing in B.C.

SECHELT, B.C. — A search has been suspended in British Columbia for a former New Brunswick man who vanished in a rural area about 125 kilometres northwest of Vancouver. Thomas Hines, who recently moved from Sackville, N.B.

Cancelled ribfest pole performance shows stigma remains around activity: instructor

MONCTON, N.B. — The case of a New Brunswick pole artist who saw her performance at a Moncton, N.B., ribfest abruptly cancelled last weekend is drawing attention to the lasting stigma around an activity once associated mainly with strip clubs.

N.L. Liberal minority government survives its first confidence vote

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's minority Liberal government survived its first confidence vote Wednesday morning as a prelude to the formal approval of this year's budget later in the day.
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