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:

Diocese sells assets for abuse compensation

NB-Priests-Sex-Abuse

MONCTON -- The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Moncton says the diocese is reducing staff and selling properties to help pay about $5 million in compensation to people who allege they were sexually abused by priests.Archbishop Valery Vienneau says the number of employees will be cut to 14 from 20. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Premier defends fight against lawsuit

NS-Orphanage-Allegations

HALIFAX -- Premier Darrell Dexter is defending the government's decision to ask the courts to dismiss affidavits from people who allege they were abused at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.Dexter says he sees nothing contradictory about the move while the government plans to set up an independent panel to review abuse accusations from former residents of the Halifax orphanage. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Man charged with murder in New Brunswick

NB-Homicide

GEARY -- Police have charged a man with first-degree murder after the body of a man was found Wednesday morning in a community just south of Fredericton.The RCMP say 47-year-old Edward Charlie McKenna was remanded after a court appearance and is scheduled to return to provincial court May 16. Moved Atlantic.

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Nova Scotia to probe seniors' financial abuse

NS-Seniors-Financial-Abuse

HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia government wants to give itself the power to investigate suspected cases of financial abuse of seniors who don't have the mental capacity to manage their affairs.Health Minister Dave Wilson says changes to the Adult Protection Act would allow anyone concerned about financial abuse of people 65 or older who lack mental capacity to report their concerns to the government. Moved Atlantic. …

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