Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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Prince Edward Island has more than 150-thousand residents for the first time in its history.

Statistics Canada estimates the province's population increased by 1.7 per cent over the past year, which is higher than the national average.

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says the province's median age is getting younger, reversing a troubling trend that plagues much of Atlantic Canada.

The last time the Island's median age decreased was in 1967. (The Canadian Press)



Two Nova Scotia men are facing charges of threatening Indigenous fishermen off the southwestern tip of the province.

The charges were laid amid a simmering dispute over the First Nations food, social and ceremonial fishery, which is held outside the regular fishing season.

R-C-M-P say investigators became aware of the alleged online threats about a month ago, around the same time a dispute began intensifying.

A 36-year-old man from Clyde River is facing two counts of uttering threats online. (The Canadian Press)



The Transportation Safety Board says harsh weather was a key factor in a crash last spring at the Gander International Airport in central Newfoundland.

The independent board says the two pilots failed to properly consider the risks associated with landing amid blowing snow that made it difficult to see the runway markings. …

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