Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in Atlantic Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in Atlantic Canada

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What's making news in Atlantic Canada

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POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE COLLISION THAT KILLED THREE IN N.B.

RCMP say it's not yet clear what caused a crash at a New Brunswick intersection that left two young women and a baby boy dead.

Constable Donnie Robertson says the intersection north of Salisbury, at Homestead Road and Route 112, has two stop signs and a flashing light, and he adds alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Robertson says all three of the dead -- an 18-year-old woman from Lewis Mountain, a 24-year-old woman from Moncton and the one-year-old baby -- were in the car.

A 24-year-old man and a three-year-old boy were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, while a man who was driving the pickup truck was treated and released.

P.E.I. GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR POPULATION BOOST IN THRONE SPEECH

After years of watching its young people leave the province in search of work, Prince Edward Island is making plans to entice some of them back.

The province said in its throne speech today that it wants to grow the population of Canada's smallest province to 150,000 people by the end of next year.

It's putting together a long-term strategy to repatriate, recruit and retain a skilled workforce, with an overall target of bringing in 3,500 more people.

One pilot project will try to connect hundreds of post-secondary international students with Island employers, while another will provide instruction on computer coding in Island schools.

MAN GETS 10-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF TWO KIDS

A 46-year-old New Brunswick man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the attempted murders of two children.

RCMP say the Belledune man was charged following an investigation into a November 3rd incident in Blackland.

Mounties say a man and two children were taken to hospital after a vehicle went off the road and it was determined the children had been given a noxious substance.

The man pleaded guilty in February to two counts of attempted murder while charges of administering a noxious thing were withdrawn. …

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