Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in Atlantic Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in Atlantic Canada

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What's making news in Atlantic Canada

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HEAD OF ANGLICAN CHURCH REFUTES COMMENTS ABOUT OPPOSITION TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

The head of the Anglican Church of Canada says it's wrong to suggest the church's indigenous bishops are largely to blame for opposition among Canadian bishops to a resolution that would allow the blessing of same-sex marriages.

Most Reverend Fred Hiltz is responding to comments that a bishop in eastern Newfoundland made to a radio station this week.

Bishop Geoff Peddle told VOCM the church is unlikely to allow the blessing of same-sex marriages largely because of opposition from indigenous bishops and the people they represent.

Hiltz says there are plenty of non-aboriginal bishops with conservative views, and says the issue will be discussed at a General Synod in July.

IRVING HOSTS SHOW-AND-TELL AT NEW SHIPBUILDING FACILITIES IN HALIFAX

The president of Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding led reporters and photographers on a tour of the shipyard's massive new facilities in Halifax and Dartmouth Friday.

Kevin McCoy says the company wants Canadians to know it is capable of meeting any requirements laid out by Ottawa and the navy.

Last week the federal government revised the framework for the frigate replacement program, opting for a proven foreign design over a custom domestic blueprint.

McCoy says the change is a refinement of the shipbuilding plan, and says it makes sense to partner with firms who have existing designs.

Work is underway on the first of six Arctic patrol vessels and McCoy says Irving still expects to build 15 new frigates starting in 2020.

MISSING PHYSICIAN FOUND DEAD AFTER INTENSIVE SEARCH

The search for a missing Stratford physician in the Riverdale area of Prince Edward Island has come to a sad end.

RCMP say the sixty-five-year-old man was found dead Friday, and his death is not considered suspicious.

Dr. …

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