Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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(NB-Cannabis-Rules)

New Brunswick's cannabis sales website is under investigation for possibly violating federal regulations.

The website of Crown agency Cannabis N-B has come under question for its product descriptions and images of people smiling and taking a selfie or holding a yoga pose.

Health Canada says it's looking into it.

Cannabis N-B says it's open to feedback and will modify the website if required. (The Canadian Press)

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(NB-Church-Insurance-Ruling)

The Diocese of Bathurst has won an appeal in its attempt to recoup more than 3.3-million dollars from its former insurer for compensation paid to victims of sexual abuse.

New Brunswick's Court of Appeal has ruled Aviva Insurance beached its contract when it denied coverage of claims resulting from a conciliation process set up by the diocese.

A lower court had ruled in favour of Aviva after its lawyers argued bishops within the diocese were aware of abuses dating back to the 1950's and did not report them.

But the appeal court says the diocese's "broader obligations" would have been known to Aviva when it decided to insure the diocese. (The Canadian Press)

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(Naval-Warships)

American defence giant Lockheed Martin has beat out two rivals vying for the contract to design Canada's new fleet of warships to be built in Halifax.

The federal government says negotiators for both sides will now have to sit down and iron out details -- including the final cost -- before an actual contract is awarded.

It has reserved the right to walk away from the talks and negotiate with the second-place bidder if Lockheed drives too hard a bargain.

The warships are to be built starting in the early 2020s by Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding, which worked with the government in identifying Lockheed as the preferred bidder and will also participate in the pending negotiations. (The Canadian Press)

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(Police-Sex-Assault)

Newfoundland and Labrador's appeal court has set aside the acquittal of a police officer charged with sexually assaulting a woman he drove home from a bar while on duty in 2014. …

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