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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ATLANTIC CANADA GIVES THOUSANDS FOR FORT McMURRAY RELIEF

All four Atlantic provinces are pitching in to help those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire.

The smallest province, Prince Edward Island, is contributing $25,000 for relief efforts while Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador will each put in $75,000.

The money -- a total of $250,000 -- will go to the Canadian Red Cross.

Anyone wishing to make an individual donation can do so by visiting the agency's website.

JEAN CHRETIEN ONSIDE WITH DECRIMINALIZING POT

A former prime minister speaking in Nova Scotia has called for the decriminalization of marijuana possession in Canada.

Jean Chretien's comments came after he took part in an opening ceremony Monday for a public policy think-tank at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Chretien's Liberal government tried in 2003 to pass a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the bill died when Parliament was prorogued.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking things a bit further by pledging to legalize the sale of marijuana, but his government has said Criminal Code provisions on marijuana must be upheld in the meantime.

ISLAND'S COLLECTOR ROADS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

Prince Edward Island's government says collector roads in the province are now eligible for federal-provincial infrastructure funding under newly expanded rules.

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says the collector roads are important local routes that connect ports, farms, manufacturers and exporters to national and international markets.

His office says millions of dollars in new infrastructure funding has been opened up following successful negotiations between the province and the federal government.

Prince Edward Island has more than 800 kilometres of collector roads, and Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, who represents the Cardigan riding, says many of them are in great need of repair. …

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