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:

Countersuit filed in Muskrat Falls squabble

Muskrat-Falls-Lawsuit

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A vocal critic of the proposed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project is countersuing Danny Williams after the former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador filed a lawsuit against him last month alleging defamation. Brad Cabana has filed a counterclaim with the province's Supreme Court alleging that Williams' statement of claim contains accusations not based on fact. Moved National and Business.

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Student body frets over demise of bus service

Acadian-Lines-Closes

HALIFAX -- A national student group says the three Maritime provinces should consider launching a publicly-funded regional transit service with the shutdown of Acadian Coach Lines later this year. Rebecca Rose, Maritimes organizer of the Canadian Federation of Students, says the closure of the bus service will particularly hamper students who rely on the bus for transportation. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Nova Scotia court rejects bid to stop test well

NS-Drilling-Appeal

HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has dismissed a bid by a citizens group to overturn a provincial permit for an oil and gas test well near Cape Breton's largest freshwater lake. In a decision released today, Judge David MacAdam concludes Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau acted fairly when he rejected an earlier bid by the Margaree Environmental Association to quash the permit granted to PetroWorth Resources Inc. Moved Atlantic and Business.

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Lobster protest moves to Fredericton

NB-Lobster-Protest

FREDERICTON -- Lobster fishermen in New Brunswick have moved their protest to the Fredericton office of federal Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield. …

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