Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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(Halifax-Fatality)

Halifax police rushed to the scene of a fatal collision yesterday involving a pedestrian in a busy section of Gottingen Street in the city's downtown.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 2:45 p.m. after a truck struck a man.

The incident occurred near the Y-M-C-A in normal daylight.

The man died from his injuries at the scene. (The Canadian Press)

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(PEI-Immigration-Fraud)

Immigration fraud charges have been stayed against two Charlottetown motel owners.

The C-B-S-A had alleged Ping Zhong (Song) and her brother Yi Zhong (Yee Song) had aided and abetted misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Investigators alleged hundreds of newcomers used their hotel as an address without intentions of staying on Prince Edward Island under a provincial immigration program.

Defence lawyer Lee Cohen says there was no proof provided that the operators of the Sherwood Motel had any knowledge of the intentions of the newcomers who listed the hotel on their applications. (The Canadian Press)

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(NB-Industry-Tax)

A group representing some New Brunswick companies is critizing a proposed law that would remove a tax exemption from machinery and equipment used by heavy industry.

The Coalition of New Brunswick Employers says it would cost industry too much money.

Ron Marcolin, the coalition's chairperson, says taxing machinery and equipment would do nothing to sustain or create new jobs and would be a competitive disadvantage.

The bill was introduced in the legislature earlier this week by Saint John Harbour M-L-A and former city councillor Gerry Lowe, who is unfazed by the criticism. (Global News)

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(NL-Inmates-Death)

Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Justice has received a copy of an independent review of recent inmate deaths in the province.

The review, led by retired R-N-C Superintendent Marlene Jesso, was commissioned after the deaths of 27-year-old Skye Martin in April and 28-year-old Samantha Piercey in May. …

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