Top news stories from The Canadian Press Atlantic bureau for Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

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COVID-19 pushes N.B. hospitals to Red Alert level


Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada -- The rising number of COVID-19 patients in New Brunswick has pushed hospitals into Red Alert level, permitting them to postpone non-urgent medical procedures and redeploy staff to maintain emergency operations. By Kevin Bissett. Words: 565, Photos: 1

N.S. throne speech pledges health-care fixes


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -- Nova Scotia's new government said Tuesday finding solutions for the province's ailing health system is its top priority, but opposition parties said the Progressive Conservatives should also be focused on housing. By Keith Doucette. Words: 660

Increasing need for family doctors in Nova Scotia


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -- Recently released figures show a record number of Nova Scotians are waiting for family doctors, backing up the new government's campaign warnings about personnel shortages in the province's health-care system. By Michael Tutton. Words: 667, Photos: 1

Nova Scotia reports 99 new COVID-19 cases


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -- Nova Scotia is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 today and another 65 cases since its last update on Friday. Words: 145, Photos: 1

N.L. reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths


St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada -- Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 21 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, as well as two more deaths related to the disease. Words: 164, Photos: 1

Positive signs for endangered N.B. Atlantic salmon


Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada -- Researchers at the University of New Brunswick say the future is looking brighter for the endangered Atlantic salmon population in the inner Bay of Fundy. Words: 172, Photos: 1

Two people injured in Fredericton shooting


Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada -- Fredericton police are investigating a shooting in the city's north end that left two people injured. Words: 88, Photos: 1

P.E.I. driver dies after car plunges into river


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada -- One person is dead after a car skidded off the road and landed in the Hillsborough River near Charlottetown. Words: 93, Photos: 1

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