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:

High court sides with Abitibi against NL

SCOC-Abitibi

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against the government of Newfoundland and Labrador in its effort to force insolvent newsprint giant AbitibiBowater Inc. to pay for an environmental cleanup.The high court acknowledged the so-called "polluter pay" principle, but ruled it wasn't enough to give the province the victory it has now failed to achieve in three levels of court. Moves National and Business. AUDIO, PHOTO.

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Nova Scotia NDP faces chorus of complaints

YEAR-NS-Politics

HALIFAX -- On the night the New Democrats were elected to govern Nova Scotia, party leader Darrell Dexter started his victory speech by suggesting voters had decided "it was time for historic change."More than three years later, the first NDP government east of Ontario is facing the prospect of an election in 2013 amid a chorus of complaints that very little has changed. Moved National.

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Panel says Nova Scotia should buy big forest

NS-Bowater-Lands

LIVERPOOL -- An expert panel says the Nova Scotia government should buy a massive swath of forested land that once fed the now-defunct Bowater-Mersey paper mill near Liverpool.The panel, in a final report released today, says the 220,000 hectares owned by Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products should become part of a broader plan to revive the region's forest products industry. Moved Atlantic.

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Two-vehicle crash kills one in Newfoundland

NL-Fatal-Crash

CLARENVILLE -- The RCMP in Newfoundland say the driver of a car is dead following a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Clarenville. …

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