Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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The man in charge of emergency measures in New Brunswick is asking the flood-weary residents of the province to be patient.

Greg MacCallum, E-M-O director, says he realizes evacuees are tired and frustrated but if they go back to their homes before the time is right it will worsen the situation.

The agency has warned that water should not be consumed from private wells until they have been tested.

MacCallum says raw sewage has fouled floodwaters that have also likely been mixed with rotting animal carcasses, fuel and other debris. (The Canadian Press)



Nova Scotia is launching a trade mission to sell its cultural talent to Asian markets.

Cabinet minister Leo Glavine is leading a seven-day mission that begins tomorrow.

He says there is growing interest in Asian markets in theatre, music and art -- something that fits in with the province's push to grow its cultural sector.

Windsor-based Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has prospered in China for the past five years -- to the point where it currently generates 25 per cent of its earned revenues in the world's most populous nation and recently signed an agreement expanding its theatre tours there. (The Canadian Press)



A 90-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with multiple historical sexual offences against children spanning several decades.

Delmore Boudreau of Petit-de-Grat has been charged with 12 sexual offences alleged to have occurred on the southeastern island of Isle Madame between 1966 and 1986.

Police say nine victims, aged four to 12 at the time of the abuse, have been identified and they expect more victims could come forward.

R-C-M-P in Arichat launched an extensive eight-month investigation into allegations of historical sexual assaults after a victim came forward to police. (The Canadian Press)



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