Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

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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:

B.C. calls on Alberta to resolve energy feud

Premiers-Energy

LUNENBURG, N.S. -- British Columbia Premier Christy Clark used a meeting of the premiers Wednesday to push for talks with Alberta and Ottawa to resolve a dispute over her request for royalties from the Northern Gateway pipeline. Clark said there is considerable environmental risk for her province if the $5.5-billion project is built, and B.C. needs to be properly compensated with a greater slice of the economic benefits from the project. Moves National. AUDIO, VIDEO, PHOTOS.

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Chief leaves meeting without inquiry support

Premiers-Aboriginal

LUNENBURG, N.S. -- National Chief Shawn Atleo has left a meeting with Canada's premiers without their full support for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. The chief of the Assembly of First Nations met with the premiers today in Lunenburg, N.S., where they discussed several issues of concern to aboriginal peoples. Moves National. AUDIO, VIDEO, PHOTOS.

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Privacy breach at Newfoundland health board

NL-Privacy-Breach

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The privacy of 122 patients in Newfoundland and Labrador has been breached, the province's largest health board said Wednesday. Eastern Health said one of its employees inappropriately accessed their medical records. That employee has been fired. Moved Atlantic.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

New Brunswick cattle producers concerned with coyotes

NB-Cows-Coyotes

FREDERICTON -- Cattle producers in New Brunswick say their herds are being ravaged by coyote attacks. Jennifer MacDonald, president of the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick, says coyotes are killing calves, despite their best prevention efforts. Moved Atlantic.

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Canadian man sentenced for drug smuggling

Maine-NB-Smuggling

BANGOR, Maine -- A federal judge in Maine has sentenced a 41-year-old man from New Brunswick to 13 months in prison for trying to smuggle oxycodone into the United States. Mario Levesque was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. Moved Atlantic.

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NB Power, Siemens ink energy efficiency deal

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FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's Crown-owned power utility has signed a deal with Siemens Canada to develop ways to reduce energy consumption in the province. The 10-year deal announced by NB Power Wednesday will see Siemens open two offices in Fredericton, creating about 40 jobs. Moves Atlantic and Business. AUDIO.

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Police name 86-year-old woman killed in crash

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CENTRAL WEST RIVER, N. …

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