Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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Weather observers say this summer is on its way to becoming the hottest on record in Atlantic Canada.

Weather historian Rolf Campbell says cities in all four provinces had both higher average temperatures and maximum temperatures in July than in previous years.

Most are holding long-running streaks of consecutive days with high humidity and soaring temperatures.

Halifax has had over two straight weeks of 25 degree temperatures -- while Saint John, New Brunswick reached its hottest August day in almost eight years yesterday with a temperature of 30.4 degrees.

(The Canadian Press)



A second federal investigation is looking into allegations hundreds of people gained permanent residency by using local addresses where they didn't live, under a P-E-I business immigration system that's faced criticism for loose oversight.

The Canada Border Services Agency alleges 462 applicants to the provincial nominee program used Charlottetown homes belonging to two Chinese immigrants over the past four years as "addresses of convenience."

In a search warrant, the lead investigator says she suspects the immigrants didn't come to the Island and settle, contrary to the requirements of the provincial program.

The unproven allegations come two months after two Charlottetown hoteliers were charged with aiding in immigration fraud.

(The Canadian Press)



A three vehicle accident has claimed the life of a 20-year-old man from Grand-Anse, New Brunswick.

R-C-M-P say Sunday's accident occurred on Route 11 at Village-Blanchard near the Pokemouche Airport.

Police say the victim's car crossed the centre line and struck the side of a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck travelling in the opposite direction.

They say the driver lost control as a result and his car then hit another pickup truck. …

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