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:

Activist Rocky Jones dies at age 71

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HALIFAX -- Burnley (Rocky) Jones was remembered Tuesday as a human rights crusader and prominent civil rights advocate in Nova Scotia as tributes and condolences poured in following the social activist's death.Jones was an inspirational leader who consistently wanted better for the people around him, said Pastor Rhonda Britton of Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax. Will be writethru. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Nova Scotia civil servants to get pay hike

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HALIFAX -- The union that represents more than 8,000 civil servants in Nova Scotia says they have ratified a tentative agreement that increases their wages.The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union says nearly 94 per cent of their members who voted on the deal reached with the provincial government supported it. Moved Atlantic.

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Newfoundland TB investigation nears end

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ST. JOHN'S -- Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health board says there is no evidence of active tuberculosis after the disease was detected at a high school in St. John's two months ago.Eastern Health says it is nearly finished its investigation after a student at Holy Heart of Mary High School was confirmed to have the infection in May. Moved Atlantic.

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P.E.I. lab lacked quality standards: review

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CHARLOTTETOWN -- A review of a P.E.I. lab that said it detected a deadly fish virus in British Columbia salmon has found the facility lacked proper quality standards and didn't thoroughly investigate conflicting test results. …

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