Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(NS-Budget)

There's word the Nova Scotia budget being presented this afternoon will include 2.4-million dollars a year to help boost the number of doctors in the province.

A government source tells The Canadian Press the funding will help 50 new family doctors who can practice in the system each year.

It would create 10 new seats in the family residency program at Dalhousie University and open 10 new spaces in the ready assessment program, which assists international doctors in establishing practices in Nova Scotia.

With a snap election call expected as early as this weekend, the funding appears aimed at defusing public anger about the Liberal government's inability to keep its promise to provide every family in the province with a doctor. (The Canadian Press)

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(NB-US-Lumber)

A New Brunswick sawmill owner says he's closing up shop -- at least temporarily -- due to new U-S tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.

Danny Stillwell says he's taking "a time out" at his Hainesville Sawmill northwest of Fredericton, at least until a dispute over new tariffs is resolved.

Stillwell would not provide a full interview to The Canadian Press today but said he stands by his comments to the Telegraph-Journal newspaper that his mill will shut down at the end of next week.

The mill, which produces cedar lumber, decking and fencing, has six employees. (The Canadian Press)

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(Renous-Prison-Death)

A convicted killer serving an indefinite sentence at the Atlantic Institution in New Brunswick has died while in custody.

Correctional Service Canada says emergency officials were called to the prison in Renous on Monday and 38-year-old Guy Langlois was later pronounced dead in hospital.

It does not say in a statement where Langlois was found or provide a cause of death.

He had been convicted of second-degree murder and had been at the prison since October 5th, 2000. …

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