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Council approves demolition of low-rental housing for college residence

Holland College will be able to build a proposed student residence in Charlottetown over the protests of residents who say they won't be to find other apartments they can afford.

'It's just not a strong signal': Residents in rural P.E.I. asked to test their internet speed

The province of P.E.I. hopes an online test will give them a better understanding of internet speeds in rural P.E.I.

Monitors to stay on double-deckers despite federal report: OC Transpo GM

More than three years after an OC Transpo bus crashed into a passenger train in Barrhaven, killing six, some federal recommendations aimed at making Ottawa's fleet of double-deckers less distracting for drivers have not been acted upon.

Photos chronicle casualties of Halifax urban development

A series of newly digitized photographs at the Halifax Municipal Archives chronicles the urban renewal projects that transformed Halifax in the mid-20th century.

Everyone's got a story: Genealogist Terry Punch found fun in family trees

Norma Lee MacLeod, host of CBC's Maritime Noon, talked to frequent guest Terry Punch about the joys and rewards of genealogy and sharing his knowledge with others. Punch died Tuesday evening.

Rec house: Grand Falls-Windsor has its eye on a new place to play

The town council in Grand Falls-Windsor has started working on a recreation complex that's also intended for the surrounding region.

Maud Lewis 'a very Canadian story,' says Maudie director

The movie will be released in Canadian theatres Friday, bringing a whole new awareness to the life and work of one of Nova Scotia's most beloved painters.

Plant workers optimistic as new Bay de Verde fish plant tests production 1 year after fire

There are plans to test the state-of-the-art production line at the new seafood processing plant in Bay de Verde on Tuesday, exactly one year to the day that disaster struck the historic fishing community.

Travelling a highway of ice: Easy route for polar bears chasing food, says expert

Polar bear expert Susan Crockford says heavy pack ice, healthy bears and increasing numbers are all factors in more frequent sightings of the animals in Newfoundland.

Canadian soldiers who died in WWI still being identified

Missing First World War soldiers comprise the bulk of the caseload for the casualty identification branch at National Defence.

Fentanyl addiction rocks family to its core

Patty MacLellan arrived home from her shift at the casino and walked through her front door when, straight ahead of her, she saw a body stretched out motionless on the bathroom floor.

Sibling love: Children's Wish teen picks trip for whole family

Caitlin Hoskins had the chance to forget about everything — the intensive care unit, the tubes that kept her alive there — and take the trip of her dreams. Instead, she gave it to her brother.

'It's no longer about the vanity press': self-publishing gains respect — and sales

Once the laughing stock of the literary world, self-published books are increasingly establishing themselves among the publishing heavyweights, spurred by companies offering tailored services and ease of online distribution.

Why 'Canada: The Story of Us' has angered a Nova Scotia town

Annapolis Royal's mayor says the 10-part CBC miniseries mistakenly says the first permanent European settlement was close to what's now Quebec City — not in Nova Scotia.

Teacher wins $1M global prize for work in northern Quebec

Canadian Maggie MacDonnell has won a global teaching prize worth $1 million US for her work in Salluit, an Inuit community in northern Quebec.

'It breaks my heart': Sudbury man interprets for deaf dad during hearing society strike

A Sudbury, Ont., man is urging both sides in the Canadian Hearing Society strike to come back to the table because he has to take time off work to help his deaf father communicate, and he has had to break the news that his dad's cancer has taken a turn for the worst.

New CP Rail CEO tackles rift with railroaders after years of cuts

Keith Creel says his top priority is to expand business in both Canada and the U.S. but he acknowledges he faces deep employee unhappiness and a potential showdown with the railway's main union after years of deep cuts and tumultuous change.

Crazy Saint John construction season threatens to lengthen commutes, hurt businesses

Starting April 17, and lasting for six months, the eastbound lane of Loch Lomond Road in East Saint John will be closed between Hickey Road and Bon Accord Drive.

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