Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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(WEA-Atlantic-Storm)

Police are reporting two deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning have occurred on the Acadian Peninsula as the region struggles to regain electricity in the aftermath of this week's ice storm.

The Mounties confirmed last night that a 62-year-old man died Thursday in his home on Lameque Island.

A 74-year-old woman also died Thursday in her garage in Saint-Leolin (LAY-oh-lan) from carbon monoxide, though details weren't available.

There are also two people who became ill from the gas. (The Canadian Press)

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(PEI-School-Closures)

A rally focused on keeping small schools in P-E-I open will be held on the island next week.

The "Vision for Education" rally will be held Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the Kinkora school.

Organizers are inviting parents, children and community members from across the province, especially those impacted by the Public Schools Branch's recent recommendations for five school closures.

The organizers hope the Island wide nature of the rally will underline that communities across the Island, whether rural or urban, need to stand together in their opposition to the closures. (Charlottetown Guardian)

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(NL-Milltown-Arson)

A 48-year-old Newfoundland man will undergo a week-long psychiatric assessment following a brief court appearance yesterday morning.

Donald Craig MacHaight is charged in connection with three fires that were deliberately set in Milltown in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 17.

The fires either destroyed, or heavily damaged the local school, town hall building and RCMP detachment.

MacHaight was arrested and charged that same morning. (VOCM)

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(NB-Homicide)

The Mounties say the fatal shooting in the Fredericton area is now being treated as a homicide, and they're seeking a second 'person of interest.'

R-C-M-P Constable Hans Ouellette said late Friday afternoon that they're still trying to locate 30-year-old Evan Polchies of the Kingsclear First Nation. …

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