Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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Mounties say a Nova Scotia man has been charged with making online threats in connection with a lobster fishing dispute in the southwestern part of the province, and another man is being sought in the case.

Corporal Jennifer Clarke says R-C-M-P were told about the alleged threats last month, when tensions were mounting over the Indigenous ceremonial and food fisheries.

She says a 36-year-old Clyde River man faces two counts of uttering threats online, while police continue to search for another man facing the same charges.

Several protests have been held outside Fisheries offices over claims that Indigenous fisherman are taking unfair advantage of their right to fish beyond the end of the regular commercial season. (The Canadian Press)



Mounties say they are investigating a horrific accident in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley that left a three-year-old boy seriously injured.

They say the boy was struck by a ride-on lawn mower last evening in the hamlet of Waterville.

It's believed the lawn mower's operator did not see the boy, who was taken to a hospital in Halifax by emergency responders.

Constable Kelli Gaudet says such incidents are rare, but calls it an absolute tragedy. (The Canadian Press)



A Labrador Justice Summit will be held next month in Happy Valley Goose Bay.

The October 23rd summit will bring together key players in the criminal justice system, including the judiciary, police, mental health advocates, Indigenous organizations and others.

Also attending will be Justice Malcolm Rowe, the first judge from Newfoundland and Labrador named to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Newfoundland and Labrador government says the summit will be the second of its kind in the province, with the first having been held in St. …

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