Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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P-E-I Premier Wade MacLauchlan says his province is donating 25-thousand dollars to the Canadian Red Cross to help with flooding relief efforts in New Brunswick.

MacLauchlan says Red Cross volunteers from P-E-I have helped to arrange emergency shelter for nearly 300 people displaced by flooding and more volunteers are prepared to go if needed.

P-E-I's move comes a day after Nova Scotia said it would donate 100-thousand dollars to the Canadian Red Cross to help in New Brunswick.

Premier Stephen McNeil also said about half a dozen Nova Scotia staff would be sent to assist with cleanup efforts. (The Canadian Press)



A Labrador woman faces multiple charges in the death of a 17-year-old girl in Natuashish (NAT'-wah-sheesh).

R-C-M-P say the teenager was found by police at a home last October 13th.

A 26-year-old woman was arrested yesterday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay following a lengthy investigation.

Mounties say the woman is charged with criminal negligence causing death, failure to provide the necessities of life and public mischief, and she's due back in court next month. (The Canadian Press)



A conservation expert is calling for reform of Nova Scotia's forestry practices after a government report pointed to the recent harvesting of old-growth forests in the eastern part of the province.

Ray Plourde of the Ecology Action Centre says he's not surprised by the findings of the report, which says two of 12 stands partially harvested by Port Hawkesbury Paper contained old-growth forest.

The report also found that eight of 15 stands that were scheduled to be cut in the Lawlor Lake area of Guysborough County contained old-growth forest.

Plourde says there isn't a lot of old-growth forest left in the province and large companies are given too much latitude to decide which trees to cut. …

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