Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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Investigators have arrived at Halifax Stanfield International Airport to begin work on piecing together why a Boeing 7-4-7 cargo plane skidded off a runway while landing yesterday.

The crash left a trail of debris and sent four crew to hospital.

SkyLease Cargo Flight K-K0E 4-8-5-4 overshot Runway 14 just after 5 a.m. -- the third serious incident at Stanfield in 15 years, following crashes in 2004 and 2015.

Airport spokeswoman Theresa Rath Spicer says the plane was arriving from Chicago in rainy conditions, and scheduled to be loaded with live lobster destined for China. (The Canadian Press)



A man accused of murdering two police officers and two civilians in Fredericton in August will receive his wish to hire a new lawyer.

Provincial court Judge Julian Dickson said yesterday that he agrees Matthew Raymond should have a new lawyer, and one will be appointed when the case returns to court next Wednesday.

During a previous court appearance, Raymond told the court that his lawyer was withholding evidence that would allow him to be exonerated immediately because of temporary insanity.

Raymond is charged with first-degree murder in deaths of Fredericton police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, and civilians Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright. (The Canadian Press)



A group trying to bring a Canadian Football League team to Halifax is continuing to promote their concept.

Yesterday they announced details of a season ticket drive and a name-the-team contest.

Fans who make a season ticket deposit will be able to participate in an exclusive name-the-team contest where they will be asked to vote on name options and submit their own name choices.

The team name for the proposed franchise will be announced during an event during Grey Cup weekend later this month. (The Canadian Press)



Prince Edward Island's government is adding 100 new long-term care beds across the province. …

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