Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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The family of a Nova Scotia woman is appealing for financial help after she was diagnosed with so-called flesh-eating disease shortly after giving birth.

Relatives say 33-year-old Lindsey Hubley had a routine pregnancy but became ill soon after her son was born on March 2nd in Halifax.

She underwent surgery and doctors determined she had necrotizing fasciitis and was going into severe septic shock, so she was placed in an induced coma.

A GoFundMe page set up with a goal of 50-thousand dollars says Hubley is now out of the coma but will need months of rehabilitation after several more surgeries. (The Canadian Press)



Nova Scotia Justice Minister Diana Whalen says she will be leaving politics due to health issues.

Whalen, who is also deputy premier, took a leave of absence in December after a heart attack.

She says she will stay on until the next provincial election is called but she won't be running.

The Liberal politician has served in the Nova Scotia legislature since 2003. (The Canadian Press)



The New Brunswick government says it sees both medical and recreational marijuana as key opportunities to help grow the provincial economy.

With the federal government planning to legalize recreational marijuana, the province says an entirely new sector will become available to the economy.

Economic Development Minister Francine Landry says New Brunswick wants to partner with the private sector and the federal government in order to gain a strong foothold in a rapidly growing industry.

Landry says the move will create employment and help diversify the province's economy. (The Canadian Press)



A Nova Scotia teen is due back in court next month after being charged with sharing child pornography on Facebook.

Constable Lindsey Donovan of the R-C-M-P's Internet Child Exploitation Unit says the 14-year-old boy was arrested at his home in Kingston after Facebook told them about the image allegedly being shared. …

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