Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(NS-Amazon-Bid)

Halifax is out of the running for Amazon's second North American headquarters.

The tech giant announced a competition for its multi-billion-dollar H-Q-2 campus last year but Toronto is the only Canadian city on the shortlist of 20 remaining candidates announced today.

Halifax Mayor Mike Savage had acknowledged last October that the city's bid was a long shot.

But he said the effort was still beneficial because it positioned the city to attract other businesses. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Sexual-Assault-Lawyers)

Nova Scotia's Public Prosecution Service has hired two new Crown attorneys to focus on sexual assault prosecutions.

Constance MacIsaac and Danielle Fostey will prosecute the cases themselves or with other Crown attorneys, while also advising other lawyers preparing sexual assault cases.

They will also provide Nova Scotia prosecutors with specialized training and resources.

Denise Smith, deputy director of public prosecutions, says the specialized Crown attorneys will increase the overall effectiveness of sexual assault prosecutions across the province. (The Canadian Press)

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(NB-Bitconnect-Warning)

New Brunswickers are being warned to steer clear of any investments being offered by BitConnect.

The New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission says BitConnect claims to be a bitcoin and crypto-community platform offering multiple investment opportunities.

But it says the Texas State Securities Board recently determined the company is acting fraudulently and banned it from selling investments in its state.

It says it has learned BitConnect may also be marketing its investments to Canadians but say it's not registered to legally carry out such activity in the province -- and adds anyone investing in cryptocurrencies should be aware they could lose all of their investment. (The Canadian Press)

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(NL-Arson-Spree)

A 48-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a devastating arson spree on Newfoundland's south coast has been sentenced to four years in prison. …

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