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P.E.I. deficit balloons to $173 million as finance minister blames COVID-19

P.E.I. deficit balloons to $173 million as finance minister blames COVID-19

CHARLOTTETOWN — The COVID-19 pandemic has blown a hole through the public finances of Prince Edward Island, with the province announcing Wednesday a budget deficit for fiscal 2020-21 of $173 million.
First Nations chiefs say New Brunswick premier won't commit to shootings inquiry

First Nations chiefs say New Brunswick premier won't commit to shootings inquiry

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says it agrees Indigenous people should lead some kind of review into two recent fatal police shootings, but several First Nations leaders say they're disappointed it may not be a formal commission of inquir
New Brunswick committee drops notwithstanding clause from vaccination bill

New Brunswick committee drops notwithstanding clause from vaccination bill

FREDERICTON — A committee of the New Brunswick legislature has voted to remove the notwithstanding clause from a controversial bill on mandatory vaccinations for children in schools and daycares.

New Brunswick reports one new case of COVID-19 in Campbellton region

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting one new case of COVID-19. A public health news release says the individual in their 20s works in health care in the Campbellton region, and was exposed to the virus there, but lives in the Fredericton region.

N.L. officials plan to lift more pandemic restrictions on June 25

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador officials say the province is aiming to lift more pandemic-related restrictions on gatherings, businesses and activities starting next week.
5 things to know about Quebec watchdog probing N.B. police shootings

5 things to know about Quebec watchdog probing N.B. police shootings

MONTREAL — Quebec's police watchdog, the Bureau des enquetes independantes, is investigating two recent police shootings of Indigenous people in New Brunswick.
Pressure mounts on New Brunswick to get Indigenous people involved in inquiries

Pressure mounts on New Brunswick to get Indigenous people involved in inquiries

FREDERICTON — There will be some tough questions for New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs when he meets with First Nations leaders on Wednesday after two Indigenous people were fatally shot by police in separate incidents that have prompted calls for a

New Brunswick reports three new cases of COVID-19, brings confirmed total to 163

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 163.
Prince Edward Island to allow outside visits for family support reasons

Prince Edward Island to allow outside visits for family support reasons

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island has announced an exemption that will allow Canadians with family in need of support to travel to the Island on compassionate grounds. Dr.
Review of monuments sparks discussion of colonial narratives in N.L. history

Review of monuments sparks discussion of colonial narratives in N.L. history

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A review of statues that commemorate colonizing figures in Newfoundland and Labrador's history has reignited criticism of "discovery" narratives glorified in the province's culture.
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