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:

Premier asks auditor to look into Bluenose II

Bluenose-Boondoggle

HALIFAX -- The rebuilding of the Bluenose II, now two years overdue and well over budget, has become such a "boondoggle" that Nova Scotia's auditor general needs to investigate it, the premier said Thursday.Stephen McNeil said his Liberal government submitted a letter Thursday asking for an audit to be completed some time during the 2014-15 fiscal year. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Committee to review Newfoundland info law

NL-Access-Info-Review

ST. JOHN'S -- Premier Tom Marshall of Newfoundland and Labrador says a three-member committee will lead a review of a law that tightens restrictions on access to provincial government information.Marshall says the review will include public hearings but any recommendations are not binding. Will be writethru. Moves Atlantic.

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Nova Scotia mill's Crown land request denied

NS-Northern-Pulp

HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia government says it has denied requests from Northern Pulp and Paper for more access to Crown land and financial assistance.A spokeswoman for Premier Stephen McNeil says the Pictou County mill had asked to harvest an additional 500,000 green metric tonnes of fibre from Crown land. Moves Business and Atlantic; Please guard against duplication. AUDIO.

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Stephen McNeil supports Trudeau on Senate

McNeil-Trudeau-Senate

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he supports the decision by federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to expel senators from his party caucus. …

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