Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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A P-E-I woman is warning beachgoers to be wary of dangerous ocean conditions.

Beth Johnston was wading in shallow waters on the Island's north shore with her son when the two were quickly swept out to sea.

She says they tried to swim to shore but the waves smashed down on top of them and pushed them under before they eventually managed to return to shore about half an hour later.

Johnston says she's sharing her story to warn other people about the risk of rip currents and to swim across it, parallel to the beach, rather than struggle against it. (The Canadian Press)



The Royal Canadian Mint is apologizing for a commemorative coin that a veterans' group says incorrectly named an attack during the Second World War.

The Dieppe Military Veterans' Association says the attack should be called the Dieppe Raid but that the mint calls it the Battle of Dieppe on a collector coin issued for the 75th anniversary of the assault.

A spokesman for the mint says the Crown corporation consulted with the Department of National Defence's history and heritage directorate before making the coin.

Still, the mint has apologized and plans to issue a new Dieppe Raid collector coin next year, though it will continue to sell the current coin as part of the Second World War Battlefront series. (The Canadian Press)



A community council representing about six-thousand Inuit residents of south and central Labrador is condemning the recent incarceration of three Inuit protesters.

The NunatuKavut (noona-too-ka-voot) Community Council says the protesters have the right to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly and calls the incarceration of three people because of their convictions --quote -- "a clear flaw in the justice system."

The protesters were taken into custody after they refused to adhere to a court injunction preventing them from interfering with the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

Nalcor Energy, which is developing the project, says the court injunction was imposed to ensure the safety of people in and around the Muskrat Falls site. …

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