Lobster fishermen now only able to catch lobster from shore

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Caraquet — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has revealed the most restrictive measures so far on lobster fishing in New Brunswick. But, New Brunswick lobster fishermen are saying that when scrutinized, DFO’s latest plan to save the whales doesn’t hold water. In a news release, DFO said today that lobster fishermen are no longer…

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Superstore reveals new self-serve checkout software was a prank

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Halifax — The jig is up at Real Atlantic Superstores across Atlantic Canada. Yesterday, it was revealed that what started out as a cynical prank by the programmers simply got out of hand and snowballed into a massive failure. Loblaws rolled out new self-serve checkout software to its Atlantic locations in early May. Since then,…

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Maritimers mistaking licence plates for peel-off lotto tickets

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Moncton — The mystery behind peeling licence plates in the Maritime provinces has been solved. But, the truth behind “plate-gate” unfortunately isn’t the ticket to stopping the problem. In recent years, the Atlantic provinces have all been stumped about the cause of so many peeling licence plates. It turns out the answer can be traced…

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‘Strangles’ the clown terrorizes Rockwood Park horses

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Saint John — A new pest has been horsing around at Saint John’s Rockwood Park, but it might not be the one that you expect. The co-owner and operator of the Rockwood Park stables said earlier this week that public access to the horses has been suspended due to “strangles turning up unexpectedly.” Today, it…

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New Brunswick creates ‘rainbow highway’

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Fredericton — The government of New Brunswick is going out of its way to affirm its support for rainbow crosswalks, and some might argue they are now bordering on overcompensation. In March, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser sent letters to 13 municipalities stating that according to the Transportation Association of Canada, all crosswalks should be…

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