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:

Newfoundland to appeal Churchill Falls ruling

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ST. JOHN'S -- The government of Newfoundland and Labrador said Friday it will appeal a Quebec Superior Court ruling that strikes down its bid to renegotiate a 1969 deal it says drastically under-prices power from the Churchill Falls hydro plant.The case was launched in February 2010 after Hydro-Quebec rebuffed a call from the Newfoundland and Labrador government to reopen the contentious agreement. Moves National and Business, please guard against duplication; will be writethru. AUDIO, PHOTO.

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Hold off on fracking in Nova Scotia: expert

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HALIFAX -- The head of a panel reviewing the potential for hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia says the province should not allow the industry to proceed until a broader public discussion is held and more research is completed.David Wheeler, president of Cape Breton University, says the province needs more time to get up to speed with the rapidly expanding unconventional oil and gas industry. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication; will be writethru.

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Halifax woman's death accidental: review

Halifax-Death-Review

HALIFAX -- A review into the Halifax police investigation of a blind woman found lying beneath a bridge has reaffirmed the force's position that her death was accidental.Quebec City police were asked in February to conduct the review after Holly Bartlett's family contacted the Halifax police chief to say they had concerns about the investigation. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication.

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Loretta Saunders preliminary hearing adjourns

Saunders-Homicide

HALIFAX -- A preliminary hearing for two people accused in the slaying of Loretta Saunders has been adjourned until next Friday, when a judge will rule whether the case should proceed to trial.The Crown and lawyers for the accused presented their final arguments today in provincial court in Halifax. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication; will be writethru.

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BUZZ: Nunavut politician fined for impaired driving

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CHARLOTTETOWN -- A politician from Nunavut has been fined after pleading guilty to fleeing Charlottetown police after going the wrong way down a one-way street while driving drunk.David Joanasie, who is the member for South Baffin, appeared in provincial court in Charlottetown on Thursday where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer and failing to stop for police on July 7. …

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