Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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The New Democrats will be reduced to four members in the Nova Scotia legislature after MLA Tammy Martin steps down next month.

Martin has released a statement saying she will resign as the MLA for Cape Breton Centre on February 6th due to ongoing health issues that she has been dealing with since the summer.

She does not provide any details but says her decision to prioritize her health was difficult and was made following discussions with her family.

Martin is the third New Democrat MLA to resign since the 2017 Nova Scotia election. (The Canadian Press)



People in eastern Newfoundland are digging out from a storm that dropped up to 40 centimetres of snow after it moved into the region yesterday.

Environment Canada has now lifted warnings of heavy snow and strong wind gusts issued for the St. John's region and areas north along the coast up to Gander.

It says St. John's saw the most snow, with the city's airport recording 40 centimetres while about 30 centimetres fell in Bonavista and about 16 centimetres in Gander.

Schools across the region shut down for the day, and Newfoundland Power says it's working to restore electricity to about three-thousand customers. (The Canadian Press, VOCM)



A hospital in northern New Brunswick has once again suspended child deliveries due to a lack of pediatricians.

Obstetrics services had been suspended at Campbellton Regional Hospital as part of exceptional measures taken since November to deal with extreme overcrowding.

They had been temporarily reinstated before Christmas but starting today, pregnant women will no longer be able to give birth at the hospital until further notice.

The Vitalite Health Network says it will reassess the situation at the end of this week. (CKHJ)



The RCMP has released photos of the clothing worn by a man found dead near Sandy Cove in southwestern Nova Scotia last fall. …

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