Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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(Van-Crash-Anniversary)

The mayor of Bathurst, New Brunswick says painful emotions and memories remain a decade after seven young basketball players and the wife of their coach died in a van crash.

The vehicle carrying members of the Bathurst High boys basketball team skidded on a slushy highway 10 years ago today and collided with a transport truck.

The city has said that from now on it will observe a day of mourning on the anniversary by flying flags at half mast.

The son of Isabelle Hains was among the victims and she says successful efforts to improve safety rules for student travel means the boys and teacher Beth Lord did not die in vain. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-School-Bus-Crash)

The R-C-M-P say no students have been hurt in a collision between a school bus and a transport truck this morning in Cape Breton.

But they say the school bus driver suffered serious injuries after the vehicle hit a truck that had been left on the side of the road overnight on Kellys Mountain.

Police say about 20 children were on the bus and are OK.

But the driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be removed by emergency crews. (CTV Atlantic)

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(Construction-Site-Fatal)

R-C-M-P say a 62-year-old man from Dartmouth has been killed in a traffic accident at a Transportation Department work site.

Police say the man was struck by a vehicle yesterday afternoon while working at the construction site in Queensland.

A Transportation Department spokeswoman calls the death a terrible tragedy.

Marla MacInnis says the department is co-operating fully with investigators from the R-C-M-P and the Labour Department. (The Canadian Press, Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

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(Atl-Weekend-Storm)

Environment Canada is warning a nasty system developing over the southeastern United States will bring heavy rain and freezing rain to Atlantic Canada on the weekend.

The weather agency has issued heavy rainfall warnings or special weather statements for southern and central Nova Scotia, southern New Brunswick and P-E-I -- saying more than 100 millimetres could fall along the Fundy coast. …

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