Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(NB-Lobster-Fire)

New Brunswick's fisheries minister says the loss of a lobster processing plant on Deer Island will be a major blow to the area.

No injuries were reported among the plant's 100 workers this morning after fire destroyed the building at the Paturel International facility.

Rick Doucet says the company plays a major role in the seafood industry and has secured markets in the European Union and Asia.

The company says the processing work that was handled in the burned building will be moved to one of its 12 facilities across North America.

(The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Teachers)

A Conservative critic says Nova Scotia's education reforms leave a lot of questions unanswered.

Tim Halman, who is a former teacher, says the government has left a vacuum after it -- quote -- "vaporized elected school boards."

The Liberal government introduced a sweeping omnibus bill that will eliminate seven English language school boards and change the composition of the union that represents public school teachers.

Education Minister Zach Churchill says the changes are reasonable and have been a long time coming.

(The Canadian Press)

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(Fishermen-Northern-Pulp)

Fishermen's groups in P-E-I, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia say they are done meeting with Northern Pulp until the pulp mill comes up with an alternate plan for handling its effluent.

The Nova Scotia mill proposes pumping its effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait.

Since that proposal was announced last fall, the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the P-E-I Fishermen's Association, the Maritime Fishermen's Union and others have all remained firm on a "no pipe" stance.

After meeting with Northern Pulp for a third time since the proposal was announced, the groups have issued a statement expressing frustration with the lack of an alternate plan.

(Charlottetown Guardian)

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(NL-Murder-Plea)

A Newfoundland man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother's partner has pleaded not guilty in Supreme Court. …

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