Atlantic Canada

Let's Get Atlantic Canada Out Of Its Have-Not Status

Maxime Bernier | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Maxime Bernier

The question we should be asking is: How can we create the best conditions for Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs to create jobs and wealth? My approach is not to impose Ottawa's will on the provinces, but rather to reform the equalization program so that it provides the right incentives for economic development. I will respect the provinces and our Constitution.

Canadian Fashion Is Not To Be Underestimated

RevampCanFashion | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Style

The silence surrounding this sector forces Canadians to assume that great design talent does not exist here when, in reality, it bleeds from the minds of creators at every stage of the industry.

East Coasters Battered By Massive Storm Wait On Government To Help

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada

They're also hoping charities and insurance companies will move quickly.

Heavy Rains, Strong Winds Wreak Havoc In Atlantic Canada

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada

Thousands were without power in Nova Scotia.

We Need A Government That Takes Atlantic Canada Seriously

Peter MacKay | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter MacKay

An area in urgent need of attention is the continuing mishandling of judicial appointments and the government's astonishing neglect of Atlantic Canada, where I am proud to be from. The Liberals hold all 32 federal seats and all four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada. One would think some gratitude might result. Yet like the whittling away of the shipbuilding contracts in Nova Scotia and the decision to make an Ontarian the minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the latest slight over a Supreme Court seat has been accepted with barely a whisper.

Spring Is Here, Just Not In The Maritimes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada

20 centimetres. Ouch.

Tories Looking To Rebuild In Liberal-Dominated Maritimes: Ambrose

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Politics

"I think we have to learn from our mistakes and look forward and rebuild..."

Ikea Announces New Store In Halifax

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2017 | Canada Business

It's the first of 12 new stores Ikea will roll out across Canada over the next decade.

Major Maritimes Snowstorm Shuts Down Power, Schools, Highway

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada

More than 5,000 people lost power in Nova Scotia.

The Most Canadian Idea Ever: Uber For Snow Plows

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2016 | Canada Business

Last year's brutal winter gave one man a bright idea.

Eastern Premiers, Governors Set New Greenhouse Gas Targets

CBC | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Politics

The resolution was adopted unanimously.

These Provinces Can Expect More Unemployment, Less Investment and Lower Income

Mark Milke | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

By placing bans and moratoria on fracking, governments in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have essentially stopped pursuing socially and environmentally responsible onshore natural resource development, even though jobs and extra tax revenues are sorely needed in the region.

New Brunswick Ignores Neighbour's Energy Success

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant seems poised to follow through on a campaign promise to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. News reports suggest he'll implement that moratorium before Christmas. Quite a lump of coal for the people of his province in need of additional jobs and higher incomes.

Why I Drove My 16-Year-Old Daughter Halfway Across Canada

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

She would get a quality education in any of these places, to be sure. And she would learn about navigating life independent of her parents, whether she is in residence in Hamilton or Kingston or Fredericton. But would she experience a new culture in Kitchener-Waterloo? Would life be so much different in Eastern Ontario than it is here in Niagara?

WATCH: Storm Blows Away Reporters

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada

Yep. The storm that hit Canada's east coast on Wednesday was a mean one. It brought winds stronger than 2004's "White Juan", plenty of snow and knocke...

Thousands Without Power After Spring Storm Blasts Atlantic Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada

NEW GLASGOW, P.E.I. - A crew of firefighters spent three hours trying to reach a burning home in central P.E.I. on Wednesday, only to be thwarted by h...

If You Don't Believe in Climate Change, Just Look Out the Window

David Suzuki | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

The world first heard urgent climate change warnings in 1988, issued by an international meeting of climatologists in Toronto. The evidence then was so compelling that one report declared global warming a threat to human survival second only to nuclear war and called for a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over 15 years. The anecdotes in a new film, Climate Change in Atlantic Canada, add up to an overwhelming warning that social, economic and ecological costs are rapidly mounting and we must take climate change seriously. As one person says, "If you don't believe it, just look out the window."

Thousands Without Power In Newfoundland After Blizzard

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Tens of thousands of Newfoundland Power customers were in the dark and buried in snow Saturday following a fire at a terminal stati...

Climate Change Could Throw Atlantic Canada into Chaos

David Suzuki | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

We sometimes too easily overlook Canadians in the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador -- coastal regions, like ours, on the front lines of climate change. Atlantic Canada faces risks if climate change is left unchecked, with more severe storms causing surging tides, flooding and widespread coastal erosion.

How Bad Journalism Demeans Atlantic Canada

Nick Fillmore | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

National business journalists and columnists have bought into Prime Minister Stephen Harper's demeaning view that folks in the Atlantic region are backward and have a defeatist attitude. Framed in contemptuous language, they're promoting untested economic ideas that, if adopted, would seriously damage the economy -- and the people -- of the region.

Snowstorm Wallops Atlantic Canada

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX - A day after old man winter vented his wrath on Central Canada, a fierce snowstorm thrashed the East Coast on Saturday, grounding flights, ho...

Clement Knocks Think-Tank's Jobs Report

CBC | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP and Treasury Board president Tony Clement lashed out against a report recently released by a Halifax-based think-tank that claims 4,00...

Hurricane Ophelia Weakens To Category 3, Heading For Atlantic Canada

CBC | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia has caused flooding on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula and the evacuation of some homes on the island...