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:

New Brunswick clinic ending abortions today

NB-Morgentaler-Clinic

FREDERICTON _ Abortion rights supporters marched to the New Brunswick legislature today to mark the final day of abortions at the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton and lobby the provincial government to remove restrictions on the procedure. Many of the protesters carried coat hangers, saying they are concerned that many women could turn to unsafe means of ending unwanted pregnancies once the facility closes at the end of this month. Moves National. AUDIO, VIDEO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Man dies in Newfoundland after fall into well

Fatal-Well-Accident

AVONDALE -- The RCMP are investigating an accident in a central Newfoundland community where a man fell into a well and died.They were called to a site in Avondale on Thursday after receiving a report that a man had fallen into the well. Moved Atlantic.

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Province's drowning deaths high: report

NL-Drowning-Deaths

ST. JOHN'S -- A new report suggests an average of 22 people die from drowning every year in Newfoundland and Labrador.The Lifesaving Society report says there have been 109 drownings in the province from 2007 to 2011, a rate that is higher than the national average. Moved Atlantic.

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Black bear warning in southern Newfoundland

NL-Black-Bear-Warning

GAULTOIS -- People in the southern Newfoundland town of Gaultois are being warned of recent black bear sightings.The province's Natural Resources Department is advising the public to be cautious after some residents reported seeing black bears near homes and behind a wharf. Moved Atlantic.

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More Nova Scotia hospitals to use natural gas

Nat-Gas-Hospitals

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia is converting several hospitals to natural gas in a bid to save money and improve air quality. …

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