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:

Second potato found to have metal object

PEI-Potato-Tampering

SUMMERSIDE -- Police in Prince Edward Island investigating a possible case of food tampering say a second potato containing a metal object has been found in Newfoundland and Labrador.They say the small bit was found by someone in Noggin Cove and that the bag of potatoes was purchased at a store in nearby Carmanville. PHOTO. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication.

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Nova Scotia murder conviction under review

Murder-Conviction-Review

HALIFAX -- The federal Justice Department says a preliminary assessment shows there may have been a miscarriage of justice in the conviction of a Nova Scotia man sentenced to life for fatally stabbing his former girlfriend.In September 1999, Eugene Assoun was convicted by a jury in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court of second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Brenda Lee Anne Way. Moves National.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

New Brunswick small businesses get tax break

NB-Business-Tax

FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's Liberal government used its first full day in office to act on a promise to help small businesses by announcing a tax cut for them.Premier Brian Gallant said lowering small business income taxes by half a percentage point to four per cent, starting Jan. 1, will reduce their costs and make them more competitive. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Nova Scotia debates making poll info public

NS-Communications-Polling

HALIFAX -- The communications arm of the Nova Scotia government is considering whether to make some information it obtains through polling and research available to the public, a deputy minister said Wednesday."We have been having a conversation around should we be making some of this information available through our government website," Tracey Taweel, the associate deputy minister for Communications Nova Scotia, told the legislature's public accounts committee. …

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