"When David Getchell signed on to fight for queen and country, he never imagined a royal run-in would end his dream of becoming a submariner," The Chronicle Herald's Chris Lambie writes.
The Nova Scotia man believes delays calling an ambulance five years ago while the Canadian submarine he was on was in Faslane, Scotland, awaiting a visit from the Prince of Wales made a medical condition he has worse.
However, the military has denied the 33-year-old a pension.
“I don’t blame Prince Charles. I honestly don’t think he had a clue,” Getchell told Lambie.
“And honestly, if he did, I think he would have just told them to call an ambulance.”
Teenagers and families who spent most of the last school year fundraising and saving for the trip of their young lives are now wondering if they'll see their cash again.
The Guardian's Stu Neatby brings us an update on students who had trips cancelled by COVID-19 and are still waiting on their trip insurance to pay out.
"Hundreds of parents and teens at secondary schools across Canada are also out thousands of dollars, and many have yet to receive definitive answers on when they will get a refund...," Neatby reports.
"In Atlantic Canada, schools that booked cancelled trips through Explorica include at least three in Newfoundland and Labrador, two in New Brunswick and at least one in Nova Scotia."
"It kind of reminds me of that Spiderman meme," P.E.I. parent Nick Frost described the situation to Neatby.
"Everybody's just pointing at everybody else."
Snacks within reach
Want to combine a stroll with some harvesting?
There are edible plants all around us in Atlantic Canada and a Cape Breton University project is helping locate foods to forage locally.
“When I first started all of this I really was thinking I was going to be logging blueberries and strawberries around the island, but pretty much everywhere I go I’m guaranteed to find colt’s foot and plantain and all these things I previously thought of as weeds or these green leaves that I overlooked,” Clara Reynolds-White, a student researcher, told The Cape Breton Post's Christopher Connors.
The project is part of an effort to improve food security on the island.
What's your favourite wild food to pick? Let us know in the comments section below.
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