--Atlantic Update--


Halifax police say they are investigating a weapons offence in Dartmouth after shots were fired into a parked car.

Police say several shots were fired at the car on Valkyrie Crescent, and no injuries were reported.

A man was arrested moments later and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.

Police did not say when the incident occurred.

(The Canadian Press)



R-C-M-P in P-E-I say a 57-year-old man has died following a boating accident in the Summerside Harbour.

Police say there were two men in an oyster dory in the harbour Saturday evening when they believe the boat hit a channel marker and one man was ejected.

The man who remained on the boat attempted to rescue the man who had gone overboard and was able to bring him to shore and call 9-1-1.

Police say around 9:45 p-m officers attended Holman Wharf and the 57-year-old man was pronounced dead.

(The Canadian Press)



New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he is banning a Quebec-based sexual education organization from sharing information in provincial schools after what he called an “inappropriate” presentation in high schools.

In a lengthy thread on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, Higgs says he's heard from concerned parents who shared photos and screenshots of presentation material from Montreal-based sexual education group Thirsty for the Talk.

A photo Higgs shared on social media as part of the thread shows a presentation slide with questions like: "Do girls masturbate?" and "Does it hurt when you do it for the first time?" among others.

He says the Department of Education told him the presentation was supposed to be about Human Papillomavirus and the group shared materials beyond that scope.

(The Canadian Press)



Halifax's Dalhousie University is reversing a planned 63 per cent tuition increase for its master of architecture program.

Students found out about the significant increase weeks before the program was set to begin this summer.

One student says the change in tuition cost would have meant spending another seven-thousand-dollars each term.

A message from the school's dean of architecture shared a message with students saying they've heard the feedback from students about the increase, and are returning to the expected two per cent tuition increase.

(CBC Nova Scotia)



Voters in the District of Baie Verte, Green Bay, will take to the polls today for a Newfoundland and Labrador byelection.

Voting will be open today from 8 a-m to 8 p-m.

The byelection was called when Liberal member of the House of Assembly Brian Warr announced he was resigning.

(The Canadian Press)


(Atlantic Update by The Canadian Press)

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