Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(Fredericton-Shooting)

The Fredericton man accused of killing four people in a shooting spree last month makes his second court appearance today.

Forty-eight-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond faces four counts of murder in the deaths of Constable Sara Burns, Constable Robb Costello, Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright.

During Raymond's first court appearance, his lawyer Nathan Gorham said they were unable to proceed with the case because the lawyers were still awaiting release of the findings of the police investigation, and it's expected the lawyers may have to ask for another delay.

Gorham said he eventually expects a plea of not guilty and a request for a preliminary hearing. (The Canadian Press)

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(NB-Election)

New Brunswick voters go to the polls today in a provincial election that appears to be a tight race between the incumbent Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives.

Liberal Leader Brian Gallant is looking to become the first New Brunswick premier to win a second term since 2003.

Just over a month long, the campaign focused on jobs, the economy and fiscal management, while the role of language in the officially bilingual province also became a lower grade issue on the campaign trail.

The two front runners spent Sunday on a final push to energize supporters, with both Gallant and Higgs attending multiple events. (The Canadian Press)

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(NL-Clergy-Abuse)

The prominent founder of a Newfoundland organization for clergy abuse survivors has written a letter to Pope Francis, saying the Vatican "owes God an apology" for mismanagement of abuse allegations.

Gemma Hickey of Pathways Foundation in St. John's wrote the way the Vatican has handled the issue of clergy abuse is "disgraceful."

Newfoundland and Labrador was the site of two highly publicized scandals in the late 1980s, when allegations of widespread abuse at Mount Cashel and Belvedere Catholic orphanages met with public shock and outrage. …

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