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 4 p.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.

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TOP NEWS THIS HOUR:

Navy officer didn't risk troop safety: lawyer

Navy-Spy-Case

HALIFAX -- A navy intelligence officer accused of passing information to a foreign entity never did anything to threaten the safety of his fellow troops, his defence lawyer said Tuesday. Mike Taylor said the public needs to understand that the allegations against Sub.-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle, while serious, don't mean he is accused of endangering his military comrades. Moved National. AUDIO, PHOTO.

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Review supports Hebron offshore oil project

NL-Hebron-Review

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The proposed Hebron oil project off Newfoundland could generate $20 billion for the province over 30 years, says a public review that supports the development. The report, released Tuesday by the Hebron Public Review Commission, said the project should proceed but safety and benefits should be improved. Moves Atlantic and Business. AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Woman dies in Halifax-area house fire

NS-Fatal-Fire

TERRENCE BAY, N.S. -- RCMP say a 78-year-old woman died today in a house fire in the Halifax area. The Halifax fire department responded to a call on Terrence Bay Road at about 11:30 a.m. Moved Atlantic.

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House fire leaves family of eight homeless

NB-House-Fire

DORCHESTER, N.B. -- A family of eight is homeless after a house fire Monday in Dorchester, N.B. There were no injuries, but the fire destroyed the home on Main Street. Moved Atlantic.

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Storm closes schools across Maritimes

Maritime-Storm

HALIFAX -- Scores of schools across the Maritimes have been closed in the wake of an overnight snowstorm. Snowfall warnings remain in effect for eastern New Brunswick and the eastern half of mainland Nova Scotia. Moved Atlantic.

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Mill for sale needs promised provincial money

NS-NewPage-Mill

HALIFAX -- The court-appointed monitor overseeing the sale of the NewPage Port Hawkesbury paper mill says the operation will need promised provincial money in order to stay in semi-working order. …

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