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:

Politician OK to receive monthly allowance

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HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's auditor general has found a Liberal member of the legislature qualifies for monthly allowances for a Halifax residence where he lives much of the year because he votes in his hometown in Cape Breton.Michel Samson faced questions earlier this year over whether the house he rents in Halifax is his family's primary residence. Will be writethru. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Deep Panuke gets OK to start natural gas flow

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HALIFAX -- The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has given Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) the green light to start the flow of natural gas from the Deep Panuke offshore natural gas project.In a statement Friday, the federal-provincial regulator said the Calgary-based energy giant can begin shipping gas to its production field centre offshore and ultimately to market. Moved Business.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Missing berry picker found in Newfoundland

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HARBOUR ROUND -- Police say they have found a 74-year-old man who hadn't been seen for almost a week after he went berry picking in central Newfoundland.Chesley Sweetapple was reported missing after he headed to Harbour Round Pond near Red Indian Lake looking for bakeapples last Saturday afternoon. Moved Atlantic.

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Police exhaust leads in death of baby boy

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KENTVILLE -- Police say they have exhausted all possible leads in their investigation into the death last year of an eight-week-old boy in Nova Scotia.Ethan Chetwynd was rushed to a hospital in Kentville in January 2012 suffering from cardiac arrest and he died two weeks later in a Halifax children's hospital. Moved Atlantic.

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NB Liquor reports slight rise in 2012 income

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FREDERICTON -- NB Liquor is reporting a slight rise in net income for 2012, but says it could be hard to deliver a similar increase this year because of rainy weather and payments for an employee retirement program. …

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