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Mackenzie Thomason Steps Down As NDP Leader In New Brunswick

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 24 year old’s rise to party leader was fast and his reign short By: Charlotte Hui Mackenzie Thomason announced Tuesday that he would step down as NDP leader in New Brunswick on June 28, 2022. Thomason said the resignation was primarily due to infighting within the party. Some members believed that 24 years old, Read More…

Lobster Agreement Reached With The Government of Canada & Nova Scotia's Indigenous Communities
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Lobster Agreement Reached With The Government of Canada & Nova Scotia’s Indigenous Communities

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’koqma’q First Nation joining Potlotek First Nation in fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Building on the renewed understanding with Potlotek First Nation reached last month, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has reached an understanding with We’koqma’q First Nation that will see their members fishing jakej (lobster) in pursuit of Read More…

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Nova Scotia Invests $2.5 Million Into Social Housing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Housing shortage across the country is at its all-time high The government is investing $2.5 million to create a community housing growth fund to strengthen the sector and grow the number of non-profit housing units in Nova Scotia. “Non-profit and co-operative housing play an important role in helping to create healthy, vibrant and affordable communities,” Read More…

The Royals Are Coming!
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The Royals Are Coming!

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to tour Canada this spring Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will tour Canada in Spring of 2022 to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee. Closing in on 70 years as the ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth will become the longest-reigning ruler in British History. The Prince Read More…

Nominations Open For Nova Scotia's 2022 Community Spirit Award
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Nominations Open For Nova Scotia’s 2022 Community Spirit Award

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Award celebrates the power, strength, and diversity of vibrant communities in Nova Scotia Beginning today, April 6, Nova Scotians can show their community pride by submitting nominations for the 2022 Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Award. “We are living in extraordinary times, and I am inspired by the determination and heart that exists Read More…

New Changes To Corporate Act Will Help New Brunswick Tackle Money Laundering
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New Changes To Corporate Act Will Help New Brunswick Tackle Money Laundering

Reading Time: < 1 minute The amendments would bring New Brunswick in line with other Canadian jurisdictions and with changes made to the Canada Business Corporations Act in 2019. Amendments to the Business Corporations Act were introduced today which aim to reduce fraud and money laundering in the province by ensuring transparent ownership of private corporations. “The amendments would require corporations to maintain a Read More…

Prince Edward Island Recognizing International Women’s Day
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Prince Edward Island Recognizing International Women’s Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eleven organizations will receive funding support to create greater opportunities for Island women and girls. Funding through the 2022 Interministerial Women’s Secretariat Grant is for community group projects that focus on encouraging women and girls to pursue opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering + Math (STEM), skilled trades, and leadership, as well as engaging men and Read More…

New Resources In Place To Prevent Sexual Harassment In New Brunswick
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New Resources In Place To Prevent Sexual Harassment In New Brunswick

Reading Time: 2 minutes SaferPlacesNB.ca provides free workplace training and resources to prevent sexual harassment  SaferPlacesNB.ca, an educational website designed to assist employers and employees to better address and prevent sexual harassment, was launched virtually today. The website was created by the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) Read More…

Nova Scotian Farmers Head Back To The Classrooms
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Nova Scotian Farmers Head Back To The Classrooms

Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers are teaming up with schools to teach students about food cultivation Nova Scotia farmers are visiting classrooms across the province to help students learn the importance of growing food locally. The visits mark Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, which begins today, March 1. “Students are learning the importance of growing and eating healthy food here Read More…

Canada Raising Awareness on Zero-Emission Vehicles in Newfoundland and Labrador
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Canada Raising Awareness on Zero-Emission Vehicles in Newfoundland and Labrador

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since 2015, Canada has invested a historic $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and chargers more accessibl Reducing emissions from the transportation sector is critical to achieving Canada’s climate targets and keeping our air clean. That’s why the Government of Canada is making sure people can be confident in purchasing and driving emissions-free electric Read More…

HEPA Filters Being Installed As Schools Welcome Back New Brunswick Student
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HEPA Filters Being Installed As Schools Welcome Back New Brunswick Student

Reading Time: 2 minutes Update on plans for students return to classrooms / HEPA filters being installed in some classrooms Educators from throughout the system will be redeployed to support greater stability for in-person learning when students return to the classroom. Staff from school districts and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will be sent to help Read More…

Federal Government Invests $600,000 Into New PEI Potato Markets
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Federal Government Invests $600,000 Into New PEI Potato Markets

Reading Time: 2 minutes PEI Potato farmers welcome the much needed investment The potato sector in PEI is a significant economic driver for the province, providing good jobs in rural and urban communities. Ensuring access to innovative quality control and safety measures is essential to helping potato producers compete in global markets.  That is why the Government of Canada Read More…

Historic Agreement With P.E.I's Mi'kmaq & The Government Of Canada
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Historic Agreement With P.E.I’s Mi’kmaq & The Government Of Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Government of Canada and the Epekwitk Mi’kmaq sign agreement toward establishing a new national park reserve in P.E.I. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, along with Chief Darlene Bernard and Chief Junior Gould, co-chairs of the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils, signed a Read More…

New Brunswick Issues Urgent S.O.S For Healthcare Volunteers
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New Brunswick Issues Urgent S.O.S For Healthcare Volunteers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Call issued for volunteers to assist health-care system The provincial government has issued an urgent call for volunteers for paid and unpaid assistance in its pandemic response efforts. “As predicted, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is causing increased hospitalizations and staff absences, which is putting pressure on all aspects of our healthcare system,” said Health Read More…

Nova Scotia Extends Holiday School Break
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Nova Scotia Extends Holiday School Break

Reading Time: 2 minutes Contact Tracing in Schools to Stop The holiday break for students will be extended with students returning to class on Monday, January 10 and teachers and other school staff returning Tuesday, January 4. The extended break allows families to monitor students for COVID-19 symptoms before they return to school. It also allows more time for Read More…

Minister Parsons Launches Renewable Energy Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador
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Minister Parsons Launches Renewable Energy Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador

Reading Time: 2 minutes Newfoundland is setting ambitious goals for tackling climate change The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, today launched the province’s Renewable Energy Plan. The plan, titled ‘Maximizing Our Renewable Future’, was developed with considerable input from the public, Indigenous governments and organizations, industry and stakeholders. Newfoundland and Labrador has an abundance of Read More…

2 More Students Under The Age Of 12, Contract COVID-19
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2 More Students Under The Age Of 12, Contract COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Two new cases of COVID-19 linked to Ecole La-Belle-Cloche prompts weeklong school closure Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island, both of which are linked to Ecole La-Belle-Cloche in Souris.  Both individuals are under the age of 12 years and are students at Ecole Read More…

Families Clamour For Information About In-School Cases
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Families Clamour For Information About In-School Cases

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nova Scotia parents expect better transparency from their elected officials By: Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education The group Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education (NSPFPE) feels the Nova Scotia Government should be treating announcements of in-school Covid cases the same as other exposure notifications. To help keep people informed the group has been tracking Read More…

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The Results Are In From The Nova Scotian Election

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Results from the Nova Scotian 64th General Assembly Election held on August 17, 2021, are in. By Dami Igbinyemi  The 2021 Nova Scotia general election took place yesterday to elect members of the 64th General Assembly of Nova Scotia. Each General Assembly of the legislature for Nova Scotia comes to an end via dissolution, Read More…

New Brunswick Opens Canada’s First Long-Term Care Simulation Lab
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New Brunswick Opens Canada’s First Long-Term Care Simulation Lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes The simulation lab will help to better train and understand how better prevent diseases in long term care homes. By Dami Igbinyemi The Covid-19 pandemic had a major negative impact on long-term care homes in Canada, that resulted in a national review of how to better protect the most vulnerable while they are in care. Read More…

Rights For Humans, Accountability For Persons
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Rights For Humans, Accountability For Persons

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dedicated to my Mum, Isabel Sommerville, RN, BN, MPA By Anne Thompson (revised 2022 – MA- 04) Under Canadian law, a corporation is considered to be a legal person who can own property, borrow money, pay taxes, hire employees, and commence or be subject to a lawsuit.  They can be guided, but they cannot care, nor Read More…

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New Brunswick Preps For Forest Fire Season

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2020, 462 fires burned 1356 hectares of forest land in New Brunswick. Under the Forest Fires Act, if you ignite a fire, you are responsible for it. If your fire gets out of control, you may be liable for the cost of fighting the fire and/or damage to another person’s property. You may also face Read More…