Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(NB-MMIW-Inquiry)

The family of a Prince Edward Island woman who died in 1977 told the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that people should know her life mattered.

Barbara Bernard and her grand-daughter appeared at the inquiry in Moncton, New Brunswick, today and spoke about the life and death of her mother, Mary Francis Paul.

Bernard says she was 16 when her mother, who was from Scotchfort, P-E-I, was found dead at the waterfront in Charlottetown.

She found out 12 years later that her mother's death may have been suspicious, but says she has no idea if there ever was a police investigation. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Seal-Abuse)

Three Nova Scotia fishermen have been handed fines and a fishing ban for abusing and killing a seal pup on their boat -- an incident that was captured on video.

Prosecutor Alex Pink says the boat's captain, Mark MacKenzie, was fined 75-hundred dollars while the two others on board received smaller fines.

The captain is also banned from fishing for the first six months of next year -- which Pink says will likely cost him thousands and thousands of dollars since it's the most lucrative time for the fishery off Yarmouth.

A trial for the three men was supposed to begin yesterday but they pleaded guilty to a charge under the Fishery General Regulations relating to the release of incidental catch. (The Canadian Press)

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(NB-Gallant-Economy)

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant is heading to Ottawa for meetings with a number of federal cabinet ministers this week.

Gallant says the provincial economy is expected to be the main topic of discussion.

He plans to meet with Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor; Finance Minister Bill Morneau; Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos; and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr.

Meetings are also planned with Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly and Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef. (The Canadian Press)

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(NL-Ferry-Ice)

A Coast Guard icebreaker is on its way to Newfoundland and Labrador's Strait of Belle Isle to assist a ferry that has been prevented from operating due to extreme ice pressure. …

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