Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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An R-C-M-P officer has testified that he was sent for carbine rifle training months after the deaths of three other Mounties during a shooting spree in Moncton.

But Constable Andrew Johnstone told the R-C-M-P's Labour Code trial that he had to excuse himself from the training because the rapid gunfire was giving him "flashbacks" from that night in June of 2014.

Johnstone choked back tears as he recalled trying to perform C-P-R on Constable David Ross, who had been shot in the head by a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle.

Johnstone said he returned to his patrol car and unwrapped his new hard-body armour, but later learned he had put the armour on backwards -- adding he'd had no practical training on the equipment.

Defence lawyer Mark Ertel said officers had been sent an email telling them to familiarize themselves with the equipment, but Johnstone said he didn't recall that. (The Canadian Press)



A neighbour of a Dalhousie University medical student told court he can remember what he saw when he was briefly in the man's Halifax apartment in August of 2015.

Pookiel McCabe testified that he saw a bloody man sitting motionless on a chair, as well as cash and a lot of blood on the floor.

His neighbour and close friend William Sandeson is on trial for the murder of 22-year-old physics student Taylor Samson.

Defence lawyer Eugene Tan challenged McCabe's memory, saying he only briefly saw the bloody man and his view was obstructed, but McCabe maintained he remembers what he saw. (The Canadian Press)



The New Brunswick government has reached a tentative collective agreement with a group representing instructors at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

The agreement includes about 30 instructors at the college who are represented by the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees. …

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