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Atlantic Update – CP
by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2017170 Views
Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Sep 12, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his inner circle are in St. John’s, Newfoundland for their annual cabinet retreat today and tomorrow.
Canada’s relationship with the United States and the Trump administration are expected to be a focus of talks as Ottawa gets set to host the next round of NAFTA negotiations at the end of the month.
The retreat will also give ministers a chance to share updates on their own files, including what the federal government is doing to assist Canadians affected by the devastation caused by hurricane Irma.
There are just over two years left before the 2019 federal election, and some of the discussions are also expected to focus on how the Liberals can make good on more of their promises before Canadians head to the polls. (The Canadian Press)
A 17-year-old boy was killed while walking to school yesterday in Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.
R-C-M-P say the teenager was struck by a vehicle at about 8:30 a-m in the community of Cow Head.
Meanwhile, three people are dead and one is in hospital after a head-on collision on the Avalon Peninsula just before noon yesterday.
Mounties say they responded to the car crash on the Veterans Memorial Highway, which was closed for several hours as police investigated. (The Canadian Press)
Momentum is growing in Nova Scotia to remove the name of Edward Cornwallis from places and monuments in the province.
The former governor of Nova Scotia, considered the founder of Halifax, issued a bounty on Mi’kmaq scalps and also played a violent role suppressing a rebellion in Scotland.
A Scottish immigrant in Centreville, Nova Scotia, has launched a bid to change the name of the Cornwallis River back to its original Mi’kmaq name.
Isobel Hamilton says her motivation isn’t about scrubbing Cornwallis’s name from history, but rather recognizing the province’s Indigenous roots. (The Canadian Press)
(Drunk Tractor Driving)
A driver in Prince Edward Island had to swerve off the road and into a ditch Saturday night to avoid a tractor driving unsafely in the Pisquid area.
R-C-M-P say a 60-year-old passenger in the car was injured and the tractor driver was arrested.
Police say the 59-year-old man was allegedly driving a farm tractor while twice the legal alcohol limit.
He was taken into custody for impaired operation of a vehicle and will face charges in provincial court later this month. (The Canadian Press)
A Halifax daycare provider is trying to reassure parents after one of its employees was charged with sexually assaulting a young child.
Police say a man working at the Kids and Company daycare on Barrington Street has been suspended after he allegedly touched one of the children in a sexual manner.
A spokesman for the daycare chain said all of its centres have web cameras in classrooms and outdoor spaces and that they meet or exceed all teacher-to-children ratios.
Michael Gillings said by email that all employees undergo a thorough screening, including a criminal record check and a child abuse registry screening, and that no children have been removed from the daycare following the incident. (The Canadian Press)
Nova Scotia Power customers will be getting money back due to delays building the Muskrat Falls generating station in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Nalcor-owned hydro station isn’t expected to begin generating electricity until 2020 at the earliest.
The review board said yesterday that some costs related to Maritime Link project should not be recouped yet.
Ratepayers should receive an annual credit on their power bills over the next three years starting in April. (The Canadian Press)
(Atlantic Update by The Canadian Press)
(The Canadian Press)
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