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:

Feds to review Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh case

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OTTAWA -- The federal government says it will conduct an internal review of its involvement in the case of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh.The former Cape Breton businessman had 17 sexual abuse convictions thrown out when the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled in 2011 that his case took too long to get to trial. Will be writethru; Moves National and Atlantic. Guard against duplication. AUDIO.

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Hurricane Juan's legacy lingers decade later

Hurricane-Juan-Anniversary

HALIFAX -- On Sept. 28, 2003, Halifax's beloved Point Pleasant Park was an oceanside haven of walking trails protected by a lush canopy of leaves.The next morning, 70,000 of its trees were laid out like matchsticks, their roots wrenched from the earth by hurricane Juan -- a brawny Category 2 storm that ripped through the Halifax area, across central Nova Scotia and through Prince Edward Island, causing an estimated $100 million in damage. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication. AUDIO, PHOTO.

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New Brunswick sinks deeper in the red

NB-Fiscal-Update

SAINT JOHN -- Lower revenue figures than were projected six months ago are being blamed by New Brunswick's finance minister for a larger deficit forecast for this fiscal year.An update on the state of the province's finances until the end of June that was released Friday shows the 2013-14 deficit has grown to $499.9 million, $21.2 million more than was estimated in the budget in March. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Nova Scotia NDP promise microcredit program

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HALIFAX -- Small business support, doctor shortages and deficits were the issues Nova Scotia's three main party leaders highlighted Friday as the campaign for the Oct. 8 election nears the end of its third week. …

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