Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

MarketScreener Homepage  >  News  >  Economy & Forex

News : Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
All NewsEconomyCurrencies & ForexEconomic EventsCryptocurrenciesCybersecurityPress Releases

Lobster facility fire in Nova Scotia 'suspicious,' Canadian minister says

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
10/17/2020 | 05:47pm EDT

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on Saturday said a fire that destroyed a lobster facility in southwest Nova Scotia was "suspicious", adding that he has authorized more Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to keep peace in the region where fishery tensions have escalated.

"I am deeply concerned about the suspicious fire and confident that investigators will find the answers they need to hold those responsible to account", Blair said in a statement.

"I have now approved a request from Nova Scotia's Attorney General to enhance the presence of contracted RCMP resources as needed in that jurisdiction in order to keep the peace", he added.

Earlier in the day, the fire led to a man being admitted in hospital with life-threatening injuries, the RCMP said.

The development capped a week of rising tensions over Indigenous fishing treaty rights.

The blaze broke out at one of two facilities where Indigenous fishermen had stored their catch, which were raided and vandalized by commercial fishermen in southwest Nova Scotia this week.

The two clashes earlier in the week involved hundreds of people outside lobster pounds that handle Indigenous-caught lobster.

"The current tensions cannot continue. The temperature of this dispute must be lowered, now. The threats, violence, and intimidation have to stop", the Canadian public safety minister said.

"We all need to acknowledge that a lasting resolution to this dispute can only be concluded if it is rooted in the recognition of legitimate Mi'kmaq treaty rights", he said. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh; Editing by David Gregorio)


share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
Latest news "Economy & Forex"
02:35pEPA U S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY : to Award up to $5.5 Million for Clean Diesel Projects in Mid-Atlantic Region
PU
02:34pALESSANDRO PROFUMO : Italy's 5 Star Movement says Leonardo CEO should resign after Monte dei Paschi ruling
RE
02:31pWall Street shares bolstered by stimulus bets
RE
02:30pFed's Evans sees less economic drag from new wave of infections
RE
02:30pUN UNITED NATIONS : New Permanent Representative of Myanmar Presents Credentials
PU
02:25pAPI AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE : Publishes Suite of New Standards Focused on Offshore Crane Safety
PU
02:24pWall Street shares bolstered by stimulus bets
RE
02:20pBOARD OF GOVERNORS OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM : Agencies finalize rule to reduce the impact of large bank failures
PU
02:17pUK Government Threatens To Take Direct Control Of Transport For London - FT
RE
02:15pEUROPEAN UNION : UNDP and EIB expand partnership to support governments in tackling global crisis
PU
Latest news "Economy & Forex"