Top news stories from The Canadian Press Atlantic bureau for Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

Good afternoon from The Canadian Press Atlantic bureau. Here are the stories we produced today. Questions can go to NS-Seal-Camera-Found should be on the wire shortly.

Coroner's jury says Rodney Levi death a homicide


Miramichi, New Brunswick -- The coroner's jury investigating the police killing of Rodney Levi ruled Friday that his death was a homicide, rejecting the notion that he died from suicide by cop, which had been suggested during the hearings. By Kevin Bissett. Words: 571, Photos: 1

N.S. court win could help people with disabilities


Halifax -- A Nova Scotia advocacy group for people with disabilities says its landmark court victory is an opportunity to compel reforms and funding that will improve their lives after decades of mistreatment. By Michael Tutton. Words: 845, Photos: 1

Halifax school closed to contain COVID-19


Halifax -- A Halifax-area school is being temporarily closed to contain the spread of COVID-19, Nova Scotia health officials announced Friday. Words: 361, Photos: 1

N.L. reports 11th COVID-19 death, eight new cases


St. John's -- Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting its 11th COVID-19-related death today and eight new cases of the disease. Words: 144, Photos: 1

N.B. reports two new COVID deaths, 130 new cases


Fredericton -- New Brunswick is reporting two more deaths linked to COVID-19 and 130 new cases of the disease. Words: 133, Photos: 1

Lost seal-mounted camera found 3 1/2 years later


Halifax -- When Department of Fisheries and Oceans biologist Damian Lidgard first attached a camera to the back of a young grey seal on Sable Island, N.S. in 2017, he thought it wouldn’t be long before he was able to retrieve the device and review the data. By Danielle Edwards. Words: 581, Photos: 1

Two dead, one injured in Cape Breton house fire


Glace Bay, Nova Scotia -- Two people are dead and one is seriously injured after an early morning fire damaged a home in Glace Bay, N.S. Words: 118, Photos: 1

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