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 5:30 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.

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TOP NEWS THIS HOUR:

Town in disbelief after soccer field stabbing

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ST. JOHN'S -- The stabbing of a boy in Newfoundland while he was playing soccer has left a community in disbelief and seeking answers, the mayor of the town where the attack took place said Friday."It's hard to believe that an 11-year-old child could provoke or do something to an individual ... to have him do this," said Ken McDonald, mayor of Conception Bay South. "It makes you wonder." Moved National. AUDIO.

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Stabbing hangs over premier's swearing-in

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ST. JOHN'S -- There was vice-regal pomp but far less than the usual air of celebration Friday as Paul Davis became Newfoundland and Labrador's 12th premier.The 53-year-old former police officer began his swearing-in speech by paying tribute to an 11-year-old boy who was stabbed at an athletic field Thursday night near the Topsail riding Davis serves southwest of St. John's. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication. PHOTO, AUDIO, VIDEO.

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Nova Scotia unions angry with government

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HALIFAX -- Leaders of Nova Scotia's public sector unions vowed Friday to fight a bill that would change the collective bargaining process for health-care workers, saying such legislation would be an attack on their labour rights.Rick Clarke, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, said the unions were blindsided by the Liberal government after it unilaterally decided to make the changes following a summer of negotiation. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Audit of New Brunswick election sought

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FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's chief electoral officer says he wants to address the snafus that delayed the release of Monday's provincial election results by asking a judge for a special audit. …

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