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First right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence trigger some fisheries closures

OTTAWA — North Atlantic right whales made their first appearance of 2020 in Canadian waters last weekend, prompting an immediate but temporary closure of fixed-gear fisheries in the area under new federal rules trying to protect the highly endangered
N.L. legislators give teeth to travel ban, offenders will be sent packing

N.L. legislators give teeth to travel ban, offenders will be sent packing

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.

First right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence trigger some fisheries closures

OTTAWA — Nearly 2,000 square kilometres in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are closed to fixed-gear fisheries until May 18 after the first right whales of the season were spotted by a Fisheries and Oceans plane Sunday.
N.S. reports another COVID-19 death as Atlantic counterparts slowly ease measures

N.S. reports another COVID-19 death as Atlantic counterparts slowly ease measures

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Nova Scotia reported another death at a Halifax nursing home Monday and 14 new cases of COVID-19 as other Atlantic provinces discussed the need to protect their borders while easing public health measures.

Fredericton police release identity of man killed in weekend shooting

FREDERICTON — Police in Fredericton have identified 29-year old Justin Leigh Finnemore of Fredericton as the victim of a homicide in the New Brunswick capital over the weekend. Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the Dr.

Fitness hearing set for August for accused in N.B. multiple murder case

FREDERICTON — A tentative date of Aug. 17 has been set for a fitness hearing for a Fredericton man accused of four counts of first-degree murder.
Ceremony held aboard navy frigate as remains of recovered victim to be flown home

Ceremony held aboard navy frigate as remains of recovered victim to be flown home

The crew of a Royal Canadian Navy frigate held a ceremony on Sunday to mark the transfer of the body of one of six personnel who died in a crash of a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter.

New Brunswick man faces murder charge after woman found dead at Hillsborough home

HILLSBOROUGH, N.B. — A New Brunswick man has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of a Hillsborough woman he was living with.

RCMP to draft national policy for emergency alerts after N.S. shootings

Mounties in Nova Scotia are under scrutiny for not issuing an emergency alert as a gunman rampaged through rural communities, but there's nothing in the national RCMP handbook to suggest that they should have.
'Double bubble' policies forcing awkward talks, races to the grandparents'

'Double bubble' policies forcing awkward talks, races to the grandparents'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Images of grandparents hugging their grandkids for the first time in weeks flooded social media this week after officials in Newfoundland and Labrador announced that residents can expand their circle to include one other household.
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