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Deer hunting season underway, but still no shooting on Sundays
BRIDGEWATER - As deer hunting season got underway yesterday, hunters in Nova Scotia will have to remember to put away their guns for one day a week.
Unlike their counterparts in New Brunswick, hunters in Nova Scotia still have to lay down their arms on Sundays.
Natural Resources says 40,000 hunters are expected to be in the woods of Nova Scotia this season, which runs until Dec. 6.
Tony Rogers of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters says they are still trying to get the province to remove the Sunday exclusion.
He adds that he'll be watching what happens in New Brunswick.
Rogers is also hoping for a safe season, adding that hunters should be sure before they shoot.

N.B. police investigating suspicious death
DOUGLAS, N.B. - A New Brunswick university says the RCMP is investigating the death of one of its professors after a body was found in a home today just outside of Fredericton.
Police were called to a home in Douglas at 5 a.m.
Cpl. Claude Tremblay wouldn't identify the victim, but Jeffrey Carleton, a spokesman for St. Thomas University, says it was Prof. John McKendy, who taught sociology.
In a news release, the university says McKendy came to the school in 1974 and his research focused on social inequality and the sociology of religion and work.
In Douglas, police ribbon surrounded the mustard-coloured home and a separate area a few streets away, where a red car was parked.
Tremblay wouldn't say if police were looking for anyone in connection with the investigation.
"We are treating this obviously as a suspicious death," he said. "We have called in the major crime unit and the identification unit to investigate further what went on here."
Neighbours say they were surprised by the incident, adding it's a quiet, tight-knit community where most people know one another.
"People in that house I've met once at the mailbox," said Jenny Brewer. "They keep to themselves."

N.B. government unveils transportation strategy
MONCTON - New Brunswick released Friday a strategy for improving transportation in the province that will need $4.4 billion over the next 10 years to become reality.
Transportation Minister Denis Landry said he's hopeful every dollar needed to check off the 37 points listed in his transportation plan will come through.
The strategy calls for the money to come from the provincial and federal governments, as well as the private sector and deals with all sectors of transportation.
"We're expecting that the money will be there from the feds," said Landry, who unveiled the plan, "New Brunswick at the Centre: a Provincial Multimodal Transportation Strategy 2008-2018," at the Greater Moncton International Airport.
"We're thinking positive and we're heading into the future with an optimistic view."
Included in the action plan is the continuation of development on New Brunswick's Route 11, however Landry said the complete twinning to Miramichi isn't included in this particular strategy.
"It's a beginning," he said, adding an announcement of the twinning of Route 11 could come in the future.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers, New Brunswick university, RCMP St. Thomas University Provincial Multimodal Transportation Strategy 2008-2018 Greater Moncton International Airport

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Douglas Fredericton MONCTON

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