Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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(NB-Confidence-Vote)

The leader of the People's Alliance party in New Brunswick is musing about breaking a deal to support the Tories on confidence motions until next spring.

New Brunswick's minority government could face an early election if proposed legislation on essential services in nursing homes doesn't pass.

Premier Blaine Higgs says the legislation needs to pass before the end of the month, and he plans to make the decision a confidence vote.

But People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin says the government won't get his party's support unless changes to reclassify paramedics are approved by the end of next week.

(The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Sexual-Assaults)

Police in Nova Scotia are asking for the public's help as they investigate allegations that a man sexually assaulted three women during a holiday function in Greenwood.

R-C-M-P confirmed that everyone involved is a employee of a military base, though the Mounties did not specify which one.

Police say charges were laid after two women came forward on December 8th, saying they were sexually assaulted by a man at the function on December 6th.

On December 11th, a third victim came forward, indicating that she had also been sexually assaulted by the suspect at the same function.

(The Canadian Press)

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(Northern-Pulp-Deadlines)

The Nova Scotia government could make a key decision as early as today regarding the fate of the Northern Pulp mill.

The province's environment minister, Gordon Wilson, has until Tuesday to decide whether to approve he mill's proposal for a new wastewater facility — but there is speculation he won't wait that long.

The mill's proposal to dump treated effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait has met with stiff resistance from First Nations and fishermen, but the company says the effluent will meet federal regulations.

The mill near Pictou in northern Nova Scotia employs 300 people — and supports about 24-hundred jobs in the forestry sector. …

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