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As megaproject nears completion, methylmercury concerns at Muskrat Falls linger

As megaproject nears completion, methylmercury concerns at Muskrat Falls linger

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The $12.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam in Labrador is finally nearing completion, billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule.
Man accused of killing four people in Fredericton changes lawyer again

Man accused of killing four people in Fredericton changes lawyer again

FREDERICTON — A New Brunswick man accused of murdering four people, including two police officers, in a shooting spree last August has fired his lawyer and rehired a lawyer he originally dismissed last year.

New Brunswick's Route 114 gets $4 million for resurfacing project

SPRINGDALE, N.B. — Ottawa and the province are splitting the $4-million cost to resurface a stretch of New Brunswick highway that leads to Fundy National Park. The project includes the surface rehabilitation of about 18.

Military assistance heading to N.L. for plane crash recovery

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness says the federal government will be sending assistance for the recovery efforts of the Air Saguenay flight that crashed in Newfoundland and Labrador earlier this month.

Officials say search for entangled whale continues in Nova Scotia

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says a whale rescue team removed some rope from an entangled North Atlantic right whale that is moving towards Nova Scotia.

RCMP say man dead after watercraft incident in Ellerslie-Bideford, P.E.I.

ELLERSLIE-BIDEFORD, P.E.I. — RCMP say a man is dead after an incident involving a personal watercraft in northern Prince Edward Island. Mounties were called to the area of Ellerslie-Bideford for a report of a body in the water on Friday afternoon.

RCMP planning to break from search for victims, plane in Labrador crash

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As the search for victims of last Monday's float plane crash in Labrador continues, the RCMP says discussions have begun to schedule a "rest period" for officers who have now been on site for a week.
Man accused of killing four people in Fredericton makes another court appearance

Man accused of killing four people in Fredericton makes another court appearance

FREDERICTON — A New Brunswick man accused of murdering four people, including two police officers, in a shooting spree last August was back in a Fredericton courtroom Friday.
Ottawa fines two cargo ships for speeding in right whale protection zone

Ottawa fines two cargo ships for speeding in right whale protection zone

The federal government is fining two cargo ships for allegedly breaking new speed limits introduced in an attempt to prevent endangered right whales from being struck by boats.

Woman in southeastern New Brunswick victim of homicide: RCMP

POINTE SAPIN, N.B. — RCMP in southeastern New Brunswick are investigating the death of a 30-year-old woman as a homicide. Officers responded Thursday to a call from a business on Route 117 in Pointe-Sapin, N.B.
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