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Canada must pay $7M over botched assessment of N.S. quarry project

OTTAWA — A North American free trade panel says Canada has to pay an American company $7 million over a botched environmental review of a quarry it wanted to build in Nova Scotia.
New Democrats lose their second provincial leader on East Coast this month

New Democrats lose their second provincial leader on East Coast this month

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's NDP leader has quit, after the party decided over the weekend to hold a leadership convention to replace her. Jennifer McKenzie issued a statement saying her resignation is effective immediately.

Kyle Wiltjer with team-high 19 points, Canada beats Venezuela to win group

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Kyle Wiltjer had 19 points and eight rebounds as Canada's men's basketball team secured first place in Group F with a 95-55 win over Venezuela on Sunday in FIBA World Cup qualifying.

Messy weather in store for the Maritimes Sunday night into Monday

Environment Canada says a low-pressure weather system will bring strong winds and lots of snow in the Maritimes Sunday night and into Monday.
U.S. won't allow performance of Newfoundland play about man with disability

U.S. won't allow performance of Newfoundland play about man with disability

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland playwright says his failed two-year battle for a visa to perform in the United States speaks to the barriers facing independent artists telling diverse stories. Earlier this month, the U.S.

No one injured after Syrian family of eight flees burning Fredericton home

FREDERICTON — A Syrian family of eight was forced to flee their burning home in Fredericton Saturday morning. Platoon Capt. Mike Mizner says crews were called to a bungalow on the city's north side just after 11:30 a.m.
Prime Minister talks about addressing 'anxiety' in Newfoundland visit

Prime Minister talks about addressing 'anxiety' in Newfoundland visit

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed the economic importance of supporting research and innovation in a time of economic uncertainty as he wrapped up a East Coast tour in St. John's on Friday.
Defence lawyer raises new questions about timing of Richard Oland's killing

Defence lawyer raises new questions about timing of Richard Oland's killing

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A tense cross-examination of the final prosecution witness at the Dennis Oland murder trial has raised new questions about the time Richard Oland was killed.

Globally important fossil discovered in Prince Edward Island footprints

CAVENDISH, P.E.I. — Fossilized footprints discovered on Prince Edward Island last year have been matched with a prehistoric predator, giving the site newfound global significance.

QMJHL Roundup: Laaouan has two goals, assist as Islanders down Titan

BATHURST, N.B. — Noah Laaouan had two goals and an assist to lead the Charlottetown Islanders to a 5-3 victory over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Thursday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
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