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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IN THE NEWS:

Nova Scotia paving work still costly

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HALIFAX -- The government of Nova Scotia can't pave roads as cheaply as the private sector, two years after it got into the business, a senior government official said Wednesday.Paul LaFleche, the deputy minister of the Transportation Department, said the government expects its road crew and asphalt plant to be cost-competitive with private paving companies within three to five years. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Nova Scotia releases bullying strategy

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HALIFAX -- School staff will be trained to recognize mental health problems as part of the Nova Scotia government's plan to combat bullying.The measure is one of 40 outlined in the government's plan to address bullying. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Boy, 13, dies after snowmobile crash

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PORT AUX BASQUES -- The RCMP say a 13-year-old boy has died from injuries sustained in a snowmobile crash in western Newfoundland.The teen was taken to hospital Tuesday in critical condition after the collision in Fox Roost. Moved Atlantic.

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Fatal water tank explosion leads to charges

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ST. JOHN'S -- A construction company has been charged after a worker died when a pressurized water tank exploded in Labrador.The employee was working in December 2010 at a construction camp on the Trans-Labrador Highway in southern Labrador when he was killed. Moved Atlantic.

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Nova Scotia Liberal leader endorses Trudeau

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HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil is throwing his support behind Justin Trudeau as the MP seeks the leadership of the federal party.In a statement, McNeil says Trudeau is a passionate and energetic leader who would unite Liberals as prime minister and move the party forward. …

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