Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(Gander-Humanitarian-Award)

The mayor of Gander, Newfoundland says he's humbled by the latest recognition of his community for its response to the 9-11 crisis.

Percy Farewell has just returned from Cleveland where he accepted a prestigious Values-in-Action Foundation Award on behalf of the town -- the first municipality to receive the honour.

Previous recipients include Stephen Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Christopher Reeve and former U-S President Jimmy Carter.

The town received the "Rescuer of Humanity" award for taking in thousands of displaced travellers following the 9-11 terror attacks and says "you could hear a pin drop" during the playing of a video tribute before a crowd of more than 700 community and business leaders.

(VOCM)

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(NS-Marijuana-Sales)

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is starting the search for suppliers as it gets ready to begin legalized marijuana sales this summer.

The province has appointed the N-S-L-C as the retailer for recreational marijuana and the commission says sourcing of the product will be a key component.

The corporation says in a statement issued yesterday that it wants to hear from licensed cannabis producers interested in becoming a vendor partner.

It says it wanted to reach out to producers as soon as possible because it has a lot of work to do in getting ready for legalized pot sales -- and a more formal expression of interest process will begin in February.

(The Canadian Press)

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(PEI-Lobster-Funding)

The federal and P-E-I governments have announced 2.4-million dollars in funding to help lobster fishermen improve storage of their catch on their boats.

Fishermen will be eligible to receive half the cost of installing new equipment to keep lobsters fresher and healthier before they are brought to the dock, up to a maximum of three-thousand dollars each.

The money will be administered by the P-E-I Fishermen's Association and is being provided through the jointly-funded Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

(The Canadian Press)

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(NS-China-Trade-Mission)

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says pursuing direct air access to China is one of the goals of a trade mission to Asia that begins tomorrow. …

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