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The province of Newfoundland and Labrador will be implementing legislation on sugar-sweetened drinks in Canada, and provincial officials say it's the first decision of its kind in the country.

On Tuesday, October 19, Finance Minister Siobhan Coady announced during a press conference the implementation of a new soft-drink tax in the province that will begin in September 2022.

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Another intense hurricane is currently making its way over Atlantic waters and there's a chance it could be heading towards Canada's east coast over the next week.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre said in a tweet on Sunday, September 26 that it's keeping an eye on the progress of "major" Hurricane Sam.

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A state of emergency has been reinstated in New Brunswick as hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to rise in the province.

On Friday, September 24, the government announced that the mandatory order would come into effect at 11:59 p.m.

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Newfoundland and Labrador is the latest province to bring back mandatory masks as new cases of COVID-19 continue to emerge in the province.

Starting on Saturday, September 18, you'll need to wear a mask in places such as restaurants, public transit, retail businesses, places of worship and funeral homes, among other areas, according to a press conference from the provincial government.

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Students, staff and faculty at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have been given the all-clear after a bomb threat shut down multiple campuses.

On Friday, September 10, the university evacuated its Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton campuses but did not offer a reason for the police investigation.

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After a week of anticipation, Hurricane Larry hit Newfoundland, and the storm certainly packed a punch when it arrived.

According to The Weather Network, Hurricane Larry made landfall on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula as a category-one storm early on Saturday, September 11. It brought wind gusts of 140 to over 160 km/h to the region, which caused power outages, toppled trees and a lot of damage.

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As Hurricane Larry heads towards Canada, an Environment Canada official has revealed what areas are expected to be hit hard and how people in the path of the storm can prepare for it.

During a briefing on the storm, Bob Robichaud, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada, said it's expected that the storm will track over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula on Friday, September 10 and overnight into Saturday, September 11.

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Atlantic Canada is directly in the path of Hurricane Larry and a new timeline details when the storm is expected to impact the region with rain and wind and when it could make landfall in Newfoundland.

According to a forecast from AccuWeather, parts of Atlantic Canada are expected to get "a head-on hit" from the storm and it could bring the intensity of a category-one hurricane.

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If you watch Peter Pan & Wendy on Disney+ when it comes out, you'll be able to spot Newfoundland & Labrador as it will be transforming into Neverland.

Premier Andrew Furey announced on June 29 that "Disneyland is coming to Newfoundland... and Labrador" this summer to film the new live-action movie.

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On December 22, charges were laid in relation to the death of Jonathan Henoche, 33, while he was a prisoner at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s in November of 2019. The St. John's inmate death was ruled a homicide and 10 corrections officers have been charged. 

According to the police release, the officers responsible are aged between 28 and 51. The charges are as follows:

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There was an earthquake in Canada that struck in the early morning hours and it pretty accurately represents how shook we're all feeling right now.

Earthquakes Canada reported that the tremors happened at 5:35 a.m. AT on November 4 on the east coast of Labrador.

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It's a bird, it's a plane, its a weird disc floating in the sky? It may sound straight out of a sci-fi film but something just like that happened in Canada. The Clarenville alien sighting from 1978 is one of the country's biggest mysteries. It's so wild that the Mint even made a glow-in-the-dark commemorative coin about it.

Editor's Choice:A Canadian Neighbourhood Was Just Named One Of The Coolest In The World

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