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Hibernia oil rig in Newfoundland. (QMI Agency, file)

Plunging oil prices sinking N.L.'s budget hopes

Newfoundland and Labrador's reliance on oil revenues, which only a few years ago pulled it out of decades of economic funk, has proven to be a slippery solution as prices continue to sink and take the province's budget down with them.


Bodyguard making boy's life worse: Mom

The mother of a 12-year-old bullying victim in New Brunswick is sick of school officials acting like her son is the one with the problem.

A grey seal mother and pup lie on the snow as sealing boats arrive during the first day of the hunt on Hay Island, Nova Scotia, February 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Paul Darrow)

Animal groups decry seal hunt quota

Animal welfare goups are outraged after the federal government announced this week a 400,000 pelt quota for this year's seal hunt, set to begin Monday.