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Friday January 18th 2019


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A Canadian in Burkina Faso in West Africa has been found dead, 2 days after he was abducted. Kirk Woodman, originally from Halifax, was kidnapped by a dozen gunmen at a mining site owned by the Vancouver-based company Progress Minerals. Woodman worked in the mining industry for more than 30 years and joined Progress Minerals 18 months ago.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-kidnapped-burkina-faso-dead-1.4981602


Police have charged Constable Yannick Frechette with sexual assault and voyeurism after an incident in December. Reports say a woman was sexually assaulted at a party held at the home of another RCMP officer. Frechette works with the Meteghan detachment and has been suspended with pay.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/rcmp-yannick-frechette-sexual-assault-charges-1.4981936


Nova Scotia has launched a new tax credit aimed at motivating more investment in startup companies and small businesses. The innovation equity tax credit will apply to investments of up to $250,000, which is $200,000 more than the current equity tax credit. Finance Minister Karen Casey says the goal is to encourage investment that can drive growth and help competitiveness.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/innovation-equity-tax-credit-increase-startups-1.4982369


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