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 7:30 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.

TOP STORIES THIS HOUR:

Bourque pleads guilty to murdering three Mounties, Crown wants maximum sentence

Moncton-Shootings-Bourque

MONCTON, N.B. -- Justin Bourque admitted to murdering three RCMP officers and wounding two others Friday, a little more than two months after the shooting rampage that left New Brunswick's second largest city in a state of siege. Bourque pleaded guilty in the Court of Queen's Bench in Moncton to three charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, telling Justice David Smith in a calm voice "I plead guilty" or replying "guilty" as he was asked for his plea on each charge. Moved National. AUDIO, PHOTO, VIDEO.

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Ottawa wants premiers to drop internal trade barriers as annual meeting nears

Internal-Trade-Barriers

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Federal Industry Minister James Moore says he's pursuing the support of every premier by the end of the year to break down internal trade barriers. Moore says he hopes the premiers will emerge united to promote more free trade across provincial boundaries when they hold their annual meeting at the end of the month in P.E.I. Moved National and Business.

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Stephen Harper announces New Brunswick lieutenant governor at Acadian ceremony

NB-Harper-Visit

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that a francophone educator and engineer will be the new lieutenant governor of New Brunswick. Harper released the news that Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau will take on the role while he was attending the opening ceremonies of the World Acadian Congress Friday in Edmundston. Moved National. PHOTO.

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Moscow ban on food imports is short-sighted, belligerent: industry minister

Cda-Russia-Sanctions

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The federal industry minister says Moscow's decision to close its borders to western agricultural imports is a short-sighted move that will hurt Russia most. "If some opportunities are going to be lost in Russia, that will be more than offset with the opportunities that will be opened up as a consequence of the Canada-Europe free trade agreement and the Canada-Korea free trade agreement," James Moore said Friday after touring a brewery in St. John's, N.L., to highlight the need to drop internal trade barriers. Moved National and Business.

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Woman, 69, dies while swimming in rough beach waters in Prince Edward Island

PEI-Woman-Drowns

MORELL, P.E.I. -- A 69-year-old American woman died Friday after entering waters off a Prince Edward Island beach. …

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