Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(NS-Education-Reform)

Some Nova Scotia minority groups are worried about sweeping education reforms that will eliminate English-language school boards.

Archy Beals, the African Nova Scotian representative on the Halifax Regional School Board, says his community could lose its voice when a new education advisory council replaces the seven English language regional boards.

But Education Minister Zach Churchill says he is open to minority communities nominating people to be on the 15-member council.

Two new executive director positions representing the African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaq (MIG'-maw) communities will also be created at the Education Department as part of the sweeping reforms. (The Canadian Press)

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(Desmond-New-Bill)

The new Canadian 10-dollar bill featuring civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond is to be unveiled next week in Halifax.

Desmond made a stand against racial discrimination in 1946 when she sat in a whites-only section of a New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, movie theatre.

She was arrested and fined, but went on to build a business as a beautician and became a mentor to many young black women.

Her name now graces a Halifax Transit harbour ferry, and there are plans to name streets after her in Montreal and Halifax. (The Canadian Press)

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(PEI-Child-Care-Spaces)

The P-E-I government says it's spending 10.5 million dollars to create nearly 200 new child care spaces in the province.

The funding is part of government's three-year Action Plan for Children.

The government says several new early learning and child care spaces are being created, including 20 new infant spaces and 60 preschool spaces for existing centres.

The province now has 49 designated Early Years Centres which receive some funding from the government. (The Canadian Press)

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(NB-Ice-Fishing-Shelters)

Ice fishers are being reminded that their shelters must be removed from all New Brunswick waterways by March 10th in the southern part of the province and by March 31st in the north. …

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