Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to visit Oromocto, New Brunswick later this afternoon as the province works to clean up the mess left by unprecedented flooding.

He's scheduled to meet up with Premier Brian Gallant, who has asked the Armed Forces to conduct a "reconnaissance mission" to determine if the military can help with the massive cleanup effort.

Trudeau's office says he and Gallant will visit an "incident command post" and then tour Saint John River communities affected by flooding.

The cleanup could be most daunting in the Grand Lake area outside Jemseg, where many cottages either collapsed or were swept away by surging waters and potent winds. (The Canadian Press)



A Michigan man who wants to fly to Newfoundland to meet his girlfriend for the first time will be getting his wish after all.

C-J Poirier tweeted Air Canada last week to ask how many retweets he would need for a free flight and the airline said 530-thousand -- the number of people in Newfoundland and Labrador.

By Wednesday, Poirier had only managed 30-thousand retweets, so Air Canada offered to donate every retweet its account has ever received and also invited Twitter users to donate their own most-retweeted tweets.

Today, Air Canada tweeted its congratulations, saying it will fly Poirier to Newfoundland next Monday to meet his Corner Brook girlfriend, whom he met online. (The Canadian Press)



Prince Edward Island and the federal government have joined to offer Low Carbon Economy Fund programs to helping P-E-I residents reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Environment Minister Richard Brown says Prince Edward Island is already the second-lowest emitter per capita in Canada.

He says the government is encouraging Islanders to make changes in their daily lives that will help transition the province to a low-carbon economy.

The province's five-year Climate Change Action Plan aims to to reduce the Island's greenhouse gases by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. (The Canadian Press)



A Muslim activist who complained about a Halifax police officer's Islamophobic social media comments says she met with the officer and made peace. …

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