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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.

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