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:

Nova Scotia reaches deal in orphanage lawsuit

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HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia government has reached a tentative $29-million settlement with former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children who allege they were abused at the Halifax orphanage.Premier Stephen McNeil announced the agreement Tuesday. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication; will be writethru. PHOTO, AUDIO.

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Fracking in Nova Scotia low risk, studies say

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HALIFAX -- Two new reports from an expert panel on hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia suggest the process -- if handled properly -- does not pose a serious threat to the province's groundwater supply.The panel, led by Cape Breton University president David Wheeler, says the province's stable geology will make contamination of drinking water wells less likely. Will be updated. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Convergys to close call centre in Nova Scotia

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NEW GLASGOW -- A call centre in Nova Scotia that employs about 300 people is closing its doors this fall.Convergys, which handled incoming calls for a health-care client in New Glasgow, says it will close the centre on Sept. 28. Moves Atlantic and Business, please guard against duplication. Moved Atlantic.

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Nova Scotia health report finds job concerns

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HALIFAX -- A report on Nova Scotia's health system has fielded concerns about job losses and rural communities being neglected with the provincial government's plan to cut the number of health boards to two from 10. …

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