FFAW and FISH-NL oppose opening of N.L.’s 3Ps cod fishery to draggers | Local | News


The Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) union and the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) don’t agree on much these days. However, when it comes to opening up the cod fishery in 3Ps to offshore fishing vessels, the two groups share common ground apparently. On …

Lobster seized at Halifax airport amid tensions over Indigenous fishery

HALIFAX — Fisheries officials have seized three tonnes of lobster amid tensions over the Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia.The lobster was seized Monday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed Friday.”An investigation is currently underway into the sale of fish not harvested under commercial …

Whitbourne fish and wildlife enforcement officer earns pair of awards | Local | News

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Travis McDonald was recognized with a pair of awards for his work as a fish and wildlife enforcement officer at the annual Uniformed Services Gala at Canadian Forces Station in St. John’s on Oct. 14. During the ceremony, he was announced as the Provincial Fish and …

Fishers looks to big jump in traffic with IKEA opening – Local News

FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) – Fishers is about to see a big bump in traffic along the I-69 corridor, especially near the 116th Street interchange. That’s as IKEA’s October opening coincides with the openings of TopGolf and Portillo’s last week.Wednesday just before noon, the traffic outside Portillo’s was bumper-to-bumper and there …

Mi’kmaq to vie for licence in lucrative Arctic surf clam fishery

MEMBERTOU, N.S. — Thirteen Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia have come together to file an application for a licence to participate in the Arctic surf clam fishery. The announcement was made today by Chief Terrance Paul, co-chairman of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. The Mi’kmaq communities submitted the …

Security checks tighten at local airports | Local News

Airline passengers can expect tighter screening of carry-on bags at the newly renamed Santa Fe Regional Airport and at the Albuquerque International Sunport, the Transportation Security Administration announced Friday.All electronics larger than a cellphone must be removed from bags and placed in bins for X-ray screening at security…

Second lobster boat torched amid tensions over Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian PressTues., Oct. 10, 2017SAULNIERVILLE, N.S.—A Nova Scotia fisherman whose boat was stolen and burned Monday says he believes it was targeted because he is Indigenous, as tensions continue over the Indigenous fishery in the area.But Alex McDonald said he gets along well with non-Indigenous lobster fishermen in …

NJ Republicans still fighting to save state and local tax deduction | Local News

The Republican plan to overhaul the federal tax code took another step forward last week, but it’s fate remains uncertain as a number of GOP lawmakers broke ranks because of the plan’s elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes.Among the 20 House Republicans who voted “no” Thursday on …