Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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(NB-Disappearance-Homicide)

Police say they're investigating the disappearance of a New Brunswick teenager two years ago as a homicide.

R-C-M-P say 17-year-old Brayden Thibault of St. Stephen was last seen on Fredericton's northside on July 31st, 2017.

Investigators had previously classified his case as suspicious but now say they believe he is deceased.

The R-C-M-P Major Crime Unit will be conducting searches for Thibault's remains in areas of interest in the coming weeks and is asking anyone who knows what happened to him to contact police or Crime Stoppers. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Hospital-Expansion)

The Nova Scotia government has chosen a company to design a major expansion of the emergency department at the I-W-K Health Centre in Halifax.

William Nycum and Associates was awarded the design tender today for the project that will double the size of the E-R at the leading health care and research centre in the Maritimes.

The province is investing 1.4-million dollars in the design development phase with construction set to begin next summer.

The expansion is being done to accommodate an increase in patients and to better meet the needs of those with complex cases and mental health concerns. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Machete-Threats)

Halifax police say a 22-year-old man accused of threatening a woman with a machete is facing several charges.

Police say the victim was not injured in the incident reported last night.

They say the victim had been visiting a residence in the city and did not know the man alleged to have threatened her.

Officers recovered the weapon at the scene and arrested a suspect who is facing charges including uttering death threats and assault with a weapon. (The Canadian Press)

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(NB-Incendiary-Device)

A man and a woman are facing several charges after police spotted what appeared to be an incendiary device inside a vehicle at a New Brunswick gas station. …

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