Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(NS-Chretien-Lobbying)

The registrar of lobbyists in Nova Scotia says former prime minister Jean Chretien has not responded to a letter asking if he lobbied Premier Stephen McNeil about a port proposal.

Hayley Clarke sent the letter asking Chretien about a March 21st meeting in Halifax with McNeil and Transport Minister Geoff MacLellan.

Chretien is an international adviser to Sydney Harbour Investment Partners, which has been seeking investor support for a container port project in Cape Breton.

Chretien is not a registered lobbyist in Nova Scotia and Clarke sent the letter after getting a complaint from a retired union activist. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Community-College-Contracts)

Six-year collective agreements have been reached for both faculty and support staff at the Nova Scotia Community College.

Officials say the professors voted 55 per cent in favour of management's final offer yesterday, while support workers voted 64 per cent in favour.

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union represents the two bargaining units.

The union says the agreements, which run from September 1st, 2014, to August 31st, 2020, include a seven per cent wage increase over the six-year terms. (The Canadian Press)

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(NL-Whale-Removal)

With warmer weather on its way, a small Newfoundland village is hoping the body of a dead humpback whale will soon be removed from its shore.

The whale carcass has been sitting in Nameless Cove since last fall, but was frozen and covered with snow during the winter.

Villagers are now concerned about the odour that will result once things start warming up, and are hoping for help from the province.

Hank Diamond, a member of the local service district committee, says contractors have been asked to quote a price for the removal, which will likely involve towing the carcass to another location to decompose. …

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