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
10/18/2020 | 12:43am EDT
Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair speaks during a meeting of the special committee on the COVID-19 pandemic in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

(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"
05:26aEuro dips on French lockdown fears, U.S. vote drives volatility gauges up
RE
05:25aEMEA FX sinks, Turkey's lira plunges to another record low
RE
05:24aEuro dips on French lockdown fears, U.S. vote drives volatility gauges up
RE
05:22aZambia agrees with China Development Bank to defer debt repayments
RE
05:16aBrexit talks at most difficult point, European Council President Michel says - Telegraph
RE
05:16aNEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Company News of the Day
DJ
05:16aNEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Global Markets News of the Day
DJ
05:15aEgypt's Sisi says freedom of expression stops at offending more than 1.5 billion people
RE
05:15aEgypt's president sisi says firmly rejects any form of violence or terrorism from anyone in the name of defending religion, religious symbols or icons
RE
05:12aEgypt's president sisi says freedom of expression should stop at offending more than 1.5 billion people
RE
Latest news "Economy & Forex"