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Atlantic Canada recovers from flooding, outages and evacuations after deluge

Dozens of people from a rural New Brunswick community were set to return home Sunday night as authorities in many parts of Atlantic Canada worked to clean up the aftermath of a deluge that flooded basements, snapped power lines, wreaked what one official estimates to be millions of dollars of damage and stranded a man …

Downpour drenches Atlantic Canada, leading to flooding, power outages

HALIFAX— Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, swamping some areas with extensive flooding and causing a Newfoundland town to declare a state of emergency. Environment Canada said a low-pressure system slowly tracked across the East Coast on Saturday, drenching the region in heavy rains. In southern …

Power returns to Nova Scotia after windstorm left thousands in the dark

Tens of thousands of Nova Scotians are back on the electrical grid as crews worked Tuesday to repair power lines damaged by a major Christmas Day storm in Atlantic Canada. About 13,000 homes and businesses in Nova Scotia remained without electricity as of about 8 p.m. local time, the province’s power utility said. Nova Scotia …

Winter storm disrupts holidays in Atlantic Canada, thousands in N.S. without power

A winter storm has put a damper on the holidays in Atlantic Canada as forceful winds and a frosty deluge bear down on the region, disrupting travel plans and leaving tens of thousands of Nova Scotians without power on Christmas Day. An intense low-pressure system made its way from Bay of Fundy to the Gulf …

Canada faces Russia linked cyberthreats at home and abroad, NATO chief says

HALIFAX — The head of NATO is urging Canada to be vigilant about the threat of Russian cyberwarfare both on the battlefield and at home. NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said Canadian troops in Latvia are being smeared by Russia-backed online propaganda aimed at undermining the alliance, and it may not be long before Canada …

Sajjan trumpets Canada’s ‘increased role’ on the geopolitical stage

HALIFAX — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan opened a security conference on Friday by saying Canada is embracing a more muscular approach to international security, touting a new peacekeeping strategy and increased military spending as signs of an “increased role.” Sajjan told the Halifax International Security Forum on Friday that Canada has shown initiative in a …

Inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women heads to Nova Scotia

MEMBERTOU, N.S. — A Mi’kmaq activist said she felt the presence of missing and murdered Indigenous women as families gathered in Nova Scotia for this week’s community hearings, and their stories of loss deserve to be told. Cheryl Maloney said she sensed a “healing energy” in the air during Sunday’s opening ceremonies ahead of the …

Right whale researchers meet in Halifax to sound alarm about species decline

HALIFAX — Their names were Glacier, Starboard and Peanut. The colourfully named mammals were among 15 North Atlantic right whales who died off the coast of Canada and the U.S. in recent months. To the community of researchers, rescuers and others gathered in Halifax for the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium’s annual meeting, each of …

Syrian chocolatier celebrates factory opening with Nova Scotia

ANTIGONISH, N.S.— A Syrian refugee said he and his family are giving back to the Nova Scotia town that helped turn them into a world-recognized success story by employing locals and treating the community to tours of their new chocolate factory. Hundreds of people waited in line Saturday at Peace by Chocolate whose sweets have …

Syrian chocolatier celebrates factory opening with Nova Scotia town

ANTIGONISH, N.S.—A Syrian refugee said he and his family are giving back to the Nova Scotia town that helped turn them into a world-recognized success story by employing locals and treating the community to tours of their new chocolate factory. Hundreds of people waited in line Saturday at Peace by Chocolate — whose sweets have …