Highlights / Atlantic Canada

Economy, Society

WestJet slashes service to Eastern Canada

Canada’s second largest airline announced Wednesday that it’s slashing service to Eastern Canada due to declining revenues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Calgary-based WestJet said it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown while significantly reducing »

Society

Atlantic bubble may open to Quebec’s Gaspé region, unsure about rest of Canada

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said at a news conference on Tuesday that he would like to expand the Atlantic bubble to residents in Quebec’s Gaspé region before the end of week. On July 3, Canada’s four Atlantic provinces, Newfoundland »

Economy, Health

Things are moving again in Atlantic Canada

Things are moving again in Atlantic Canada.  Until they’re not. Traffic does that. Maybe it’s a really good sign that things are ready to return to something resembling normal in a region with 2.2 million people and a total of six »

Economy, Health

Nova Scotia lifts more restrictions 

Restaurants in Nova Scotia can now operate at 100 per cent of their capacity with appropriate physical distancing starting today, according to an announcement made by Nova Scotia’s Premier Stephen McNeil on Friday. Private campgrounds can operate at 100 per »

Economy, Health, Society

Canada’s Atlantic provinces agree to regional pandemic bubble

Canada’s four Atlantic provinces have agreed to open their borders to each other as of July 3, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced Wednesday in a news release. The agreement means that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince »

Environment & Animal Life

Contagious disease reported in eastern birds

There are about 10 unconfirmed reports that trichomonosis may have affected birds in Canada’s eastern provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick this year.  The disease, caused by a microscopic parasite, can make it hard for birds to breathe, eat »