Halifax makes the rattiest cities list Rats. Or should one say great — at least we’re not No. 1.
Orkin Canada has rated the rattiest cities in Atlantic Canada, and coming in at No. 1 is St. John’s, followed by Halifax. Third spot went to Saint John, N.B., with Moncton, N.B. fourth and Dartmouth rounding out the top five. The rankings are based on rodent treatments by Orkin Canada within Atlantic Canada from Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017. boat torched amidst lobster tensions A Nova Scotia fisherman whose boat was stolen and burned Monday says he believes it was targeted because he is Aboriginal. But Alex Mcdonald says he gets along well with non-indigenous lobster fishermen in the area and doesn’t believe any of them are to blame. He thinks someone is trying to create trouble — noting that a dry-docked, non-aboriginal boat was burned in nearby Weymouth last week. RCMP say both fires appear to have been deliberately set. ottawa names atlantic ‘superclusters’ Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has announced the first of nine so-called superclusters that could qualify for a piece of a $950-million federal fund to spur on business development. Bains said the Ocean Supercluster — the winning applicant from the Atlantic region — is an industry consortium that would expand digital technologies in aquaculture, fisheries, offshore oil and gas, and clean energy. Up to five will be selected as the tech hubs as part of Ottawa’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative, which is aimed at fostering public-private partnerships in industries across the country.