Top news stories from The Canadian Press Atlantic bureau for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

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N.S. proposes middle of July for fixed elections


Halifax, ,  -- Nova Scotia is on the verge of joining the rest of the country in adopting a fixed date for elections. By Keith Doucette. Words: 495, Photos: 1

Two more N.S. First Nations reach fisheries deals


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -- Two Mi'kmaq First Nations have negotiated lobster fishing arrangements with the federal government that authorize them to set a total of 3,500 traps during regulated fishing seasons off southwestern Nova Scotia. By Michael Tutton. Words: 343

N.S. mass shooting inquiry delays hearings


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -- The commission of inquiry investigating the mass killing in Nova Scotia that claimed 22 lives last year is delaying hearings scheduled for this month until late January. Words: 190, Photos: 1

Black associate deputy at African N.S. Affairs


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -- A well known educational administrator has been added to the ministerial staff at the Office of Nova Scotian Affairs after criticism about the lack of any Black people in the office's key roles. By Keith Doucette. Words: 389, Photos: 1

Status of genetically modified salmon unclear


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says genetically modified salmon produced in Prince Edward Island is "available for sale" in Canada, but when and where consumers can purchase the food remains unclear. By Michael Tutton. Words: 729, Photos: 1

Nova Scotia reports 24 new COVID-19 cases


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada -- Twenty-three of the 24 new COVID-19 cases reported today in Nova Scotia are in the central health zone, which includes Halifax. Words: 126, Photos: 1

One-time transfers keep New Brunswick in the black


Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada -- One-time federal transfers to help New Brunswick manage the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a bigger-than-expected surplus last year and are keeping the province in the black this year, Finance Minister Ernie Steeves said Wednesday. By Kevin Bissett. Words: 539, Photos: 1

Suspect faces charges after Fredericton shooting


Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada -- A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with a shooting Tuesday on the northside of Fredericton. Words: 117, Photos: 1

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