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 5 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:

Premier defends money for dairy plant

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HALIFAX -- Premier Darrell Dexter is defending a $7.5-million package for a dairy plant in central Nova Scotia that's intended to help it grow and build new ice cream machines, saying the money is needed to keep the facility competitive.The funding announced Friday will go to the Scotsburn dairy plant in Truro as the company plans a $10-million expansion to meet what it says is an increasing demand for its products. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Mystery surrounds cabin fire, three deaths

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DEER LAKE -- RCMP in western Newfoundland are no closer to determining how three people whose bodies were found in a burned-out cabin died or what started the fire.The Mounties say the chief medical examiner has been unable to determine the cause of death for the two men and one woman. Moved Atlantic.

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Jail guard facing drug trafficking charges

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HALIFAX -- Police have charged two people, including a corrections officer, after an investigation into drug trafficking at a Halifax jail.The RCMP say the 36-year-old jail guard faces four charges, including conspiracy to traffick cannabis marijuana and cannabis resin, possession of cannabis resin and breach of trust. Moved Atlantic.

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Fire damages Nova Scotia seafood plant

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ARICHAT -- Fire has destroyed two buildings that were part of the Premier Seafoods facility in southern Cape Breton.Company president Edgar Samson says a groundfish plant and retail market were destroyed in the blaze early Friday, but two other facilities were not affected. …

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