Opposition, labour group call for tax reform in N.S. amid rising cost of living

Then-Nova Scotia Education Minister Zach Churchill speaks during a press conference in Halifax on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Opposition and the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour are calling for the province to adjust its tax structure so people can keep more money in their pockets as residents struggle to cope with the rising cost of living. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese) Then-Nova Scotia Education Minister Zach Churchill speaks during a press conference in Halifax on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Opposition and the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour are calling for the province to adjust its tax structure so people can keep more money in their pockets as residents struggle to cope with the rising cost of living. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

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Adult victim in Que. fishing incident that killed 4 children identified

Quebec provincial police (SQ) have identified the adult victim of a fishing incident that claimed five lives over the weekend, most of them children. Keven Girard, 37, was among a group of 11 people swept up by the tide late Friday night while fishing along the shore in Portneuf-sur-Mer, a village about 550 kilometres northeast of Montreal.