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:

Aboriginal leaders renew calls for inquiry

AFN-Meeting

HALIFAX -- Aboriginal leaders are renewing calls for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women as hundreds of First Nations leaders gather in Halifax.Cheryl Maloney of the Nova Scotia Native Women's Association says she has lost almost all hope for an inquiry from the federal government and is starting to pursue other avenues. Will be writethru. Moves National.

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Can First Nations salvage education funding?

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OTTAWA -- Controversial changes to aboriginal education will be up for debate today in Halifax at the annual meeting of the Assembly of First Nations.Chiefs from across Canada must decide what to do now that they've rejected the Conservative government's bill to reform First Nations education. PHOTO. Will be Writethru. Moves National.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Review sets deadlines for Nova Scotia Power

WEA-Arthur-Review

HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has told Nova Scotia Power to provide a report next month outlining its state of preparedness and its response to post-tropical storm Arthur.The board is conducting a review of how the power company responded to the storm, which at its peak knocked out power for 250,000 people in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick when it hit July 5. Moved Atlantic.

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NSCAD should remain independent: study

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HALIFAX -- The board of governors at Canada's oldest independent arts university says the school should remain autonomous rather than merging with other universities in Halifax. …

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