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Atlantic premiers say working together is key to prosperity in region

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says the status quo is not an option as Atlantic Canada faces potentially crippling economic challenges.

Still, he says a meeting Wednesday with his Atlantic counterparts and federal ministers — all Liberals — is cause for optimism. 160 more words

Canada

Tories to work with provincial counterparts to rebuild in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX – Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says her party will be working closely with its provincial counterparts to rebuild support in Liberal-dominated Atlantic Canada. 99 more words

Politics

Foto Friday - My Town of Sackville, NB

Welcome to another snowy, stormy Friday here in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

During last Friday’s storm I went for a walk, but I didn’t today because my back issue – sciatica – is acting up and I’m trying to listen to what my body is saying to me – which, if I understand body-talk at all – is, “Don’t be silly and foolish – stay inside where it’s warm and not slippery.”  453 more words

Writing

Lights, Camera, Action: The Cradle of Confederation (1925)

G’day there!

Right, so last week got a bit out of hand. I apologize for that. I’m supposed to keep things short, but occasionally I do find myself wandering down historical rabbit holes. 893 more words

Prince Edward Island

Historic blizzard buries Northeast U.S.

More than 60 cm (2 feet) of snow fell in a narrow band of the Northeast U.S. from West Virginia to Cape Cod in the so-called Blizzard of 2016. 79 more words

Winter

MacKinnon & Navarro-Genie: Atlantic Canada must be told 'no,' or it will continue to decline

Even a brief glance at the economies of the Atlantic provinces in early 2016 indicates that a time of reckoning is at hand. Deficits are growing and threaten to become solvency crises. 781 more words

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Link citizenship for immigrants to residence in Atlantic Canada: McKenna

Atlantic Canada is in desperate need of economic and demographic revival, says one former New Brunswick premier, and the recent influx of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East presents a golden opportunity for the beleaguered region. 297 more words

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