Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News: Top Atlantic News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News: Top Atlantic News

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Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 11:30 a.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory replaces The Canadian Press News Budget.

Contact the Atlantic News Desk at (902) 422-8496 (Ext. 225) if you have any questions.


Feds launch coyote study in Cape Breton park


HALIFAX -- Parks Canada plans to pay an American biologist $100,000 to come up with a plan to reduce encounters between people and coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The proposed contract, announced Monday, comes more than two years after a young Toronto woman was mauled to death by coyotes while hiking alone in the park. Taylor Mitchell's death on Oct. 28, 2009, marked the first recorded fatal coyote attack in Nova Scotia, and only the second in North America. Moves National. PHOTO.



Blaze destroys fire hall in New Brunswick


ROGERSVILLE, N.B. -- The mayor of a northern New Brunswick village says there was nothing firefighters could do but watch as their fire hall burned to the ground today. The early morning blaze in Rogersville destroyed the one-storey building, which also housed an RCMP detachment, a municipal office and public works equipment. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.


Truck driver dies after crashing into ditch


STEPHENVILLE, N.L. -- A 53-year-old man has been killed after a truck crashed into a ditch in western Newfoundland. Police say the single-vehicle crashed happened around 3 a.m. today on the Trans-Canada Highway between Barachois Pond Provincial Park and Route 490. Moved Atlantic.


Skinned coyote carcasses found in Nova Scotia


YARMOUTH, N.S. -- Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources says it won't investigate the discovery of three coyote carcasses in a brook over the weekend in Yarmouth. A spokesman for the department says although the disposal of the animals may have been in bad form, the brook is not a drinking source and their remains will naturally decompose. …

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