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Atlantic Update – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2015608 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Oct 1, 2015

(Atlantic-Weather-Warnings)

It seems the worst is over in New Brunswick, where more than six-thousand power customers remain in the dark after a rainstorm.

Environment Canada says more than 150 millimetres of rain fell in some areas as part of a system that is expected to move through Nova Scotia, P-E-I and western Newfoundland today.

The Emergency Measures Organization is reporting localized flooding in New Brunswick.

Some schools have also been cancelled.

(The Canadian Press)

(NB-Finances)

New Brunswick’s Liberal government says its debt grew by 610-million dollars in last year’s budget, reaching 12.4 billion.

The deficit for last year was 388.6-million dollars, down about 2.5-million dollars than what had been projected for 2014-15.

And while the province says revenues were up 304-million, expenses were 301.5-million more than anticipated.

Finance Minister Roger Melanson says the government’s priorities remain job creation and making life more affordable for families.

(The Canadian Press)

(NS-Slain-Officer)

The lawyer for a Halifax man accused of killing an off-duty police officer says his client is in a “state of shock.”

Lawyer Joel Pink says he’s still awaiting an autopsy report and not much is known about what allegedly happened.

His client, 27-year-old Christopher Calvin Garnier, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Catherine Campbell last month.

He appeared via video link yesterday during a brief hearing in provincial court, where the matter was adjourned until December 15th.

(The Canadian Press)

(NL-Missing-Teen)

Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl who was last seen near a mall in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Police say Nascha Pinnett was reported missing late last night and they are concerned for her safety and well-being.

Pinnett is describes as Innu, five-foot-four with dark, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black hoodie with white letters.

(The Canadian Press)

(PEI-Dairy-Farmers)

About 200 P-E-I dairy farmers staged a rally in front of Conservative M-P Gail Shea’s campaign office in Summerside yesterday.

They’re worried a free-trade agreement under negotiation will allow greater imports of milk from the U.S.

Some are also concerned about losing Canadian milk supply management.

Shea addressed the crowd and denied any suggestion that the supply management system is on the table during negotiations.

(Charlottetown Guardian)

(NL-Minimum-Wage)

The minimum wage goes up today in Newfoundland and Labrador.

It has increased by 25 cents to 10-dollars-and-50-cents an hour.

The government says the hike puts the province in line with other jurisdictions in Canada.

The provincial minimum raise has increased by 75 per cent since 2005, when it was just six-dollars an hour.

(The Canadian Press)

(Atlantic Update by The Canadian Press)

(The Canadian Press, Charlottetown Guardian)

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