Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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Police have dropped the case against a young Halifax man who was alleged to have breached a Nova Scotia freedom-of-information website.

But now, the issue has shifted back to whether the province had basic measures in place to protect its citizens' private information.

The man's lawyer had said repeatedly that his 19-year-old client had no malicious intent when he downloaded seven-thousand documents from the public site.

He said the young man was collecting information about a teachers' labour dispute, and didn't realize that the site didn't protect other information from a simple download program. (The Canadian Press)



With the flooding in central New Brunswick finally stabilizing after reaching record levels on the weekend, the extent of damage in some areas is starting to become clear.

Eighty-four-year-old Jerry McFarland lost his cherished family cottage on Grand Lake, after it was shoved off its foundation and torn apart by rising floodwaters.

The Fredericton resident says the cottage was like a million-dollar property to him, but now it's nothing but a pile of rubbish.

It was one of many on Grand Lake that were swept away on Saturday as powerful winds pushed the rising water to places it had never reached before. (The Canadian Press)



A rare golden eagle is being cared for at a Nova Scotia rehabilitation centre after being plucked from the Atlantic Ocean by lobster fishermen.

Murdo Messer, co-founder of the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Hilden, says it's unusual for a golden eagle to be found in this part of Canada.

He says the bird was found off the coast of Seal Island, about three kilometres into the ocean, and was likely unable to get out of the water after going after a fish or some other prey.

An exam found no obvious injuries on the eagle and it will be returned to the wild once staff at the centre have ensured it's healthy and able to fly. …

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