Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(NS-Leibovitz-Gallery)

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia says it cannot display photographs by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz without her permission.

Colin Stinson, a spokesman for the Halifax gallery, says that although the gallery owns all the pieces, Leibovitz maintains the copyright for all the works.

A collection of more than 2-thousand photographs, including a naked and pregnant Demi Moore and John Lennon hours before he was killed, was donated to the gallery four years ago.

But a federal review board has refused to grant the collection a certification of cultural significance, which comes with important tax incentives for donors. (The Canadian Press)

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(NL-Right-Whale)

Officials with the Fisheries Department say they will likely never know what killed the latest North Atlantic right whale to be found dead on the East Coast.

Jack Lawson, a research scientist with the federal department, says the whale washed up on a rocky shore near Trout River in western Newfoundland.

Lawson says based on the degree of decay, it's possible the remains belong to one of the eight North Atlantic right whales seen floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in recent weeks.

North Atlantic right whales are critically endangered, with only about 525 estimated alive. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Surplus)

The Nova Scotia government is trumpeting a surplus of nearly 150-million dollars for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Finance Minister Karen Casey says the extra revenue is a sign that the government's fiscal plan is working.

She says the province is living within its means, and that the windfall will be invested in Nova Scotians.

Major savings were realized through lower than expected departmental spending in areas such as health care. (The Canadian Press)

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(Bluenose-Whale-Stolen)

Police are seeking the public's help to track down a historic object once owned by Nova Scotia's most famous seafarer -- Captain Angus Walters, skipper of the schooner Bluenose. …

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