Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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Six young men who admitted to exchanging intimate photos of at least 20 girls without their consent have been handed conditional discharges in a Nova Scotia provincial court.

Crown attorney Peter Dostal told the sentencing hearing in Bridgewater that the victims -- girls aged 13 to 17 -- were vulnerable and suffered psychological harm when the images were shared on social media.

Defence lawyers were seeking absolute discharges for the young men.

But Dostal said the Crown wanted a conditional discharge, which would require further rehabilitation and restrictions on internet use. (The Canadian Press)



Sharpshooters from Australia, France, the Netherlands and the U-S will compete against Canada's best at an army base in New Brunswick this week.

The 19th annual Canadian International Sniper Concentration is being held at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, starting Friday.

Snipers from The Royal Canadian Regiment, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and Quebec's Royal 22nd Regiment -- known as the Van Doos -- will take part.

Halifax Regional Police and Saint John Police are also sending their best. (The Canadian Press)



Newfoundland and Labrador's government has announced the appointment of a new president for the College of the North Atlantic -- known as C-N-A.

William Radford replaces Elizabeth Kidd, who was serving as acting president and will now return to her position as vice-president of corporate services.

Radford's previous posts include vice-president at Vancouver Community College as well as administrative positions at Simon Fraser University and Nova Scotia's St. Francis Xavier University.

The College of the North Atlantic has 17 campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. (The Canadian Press)



A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer who was convicted of making indecent phone calls has seen his appeal of the conviction denied. …

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