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:

Tampered potatoes contained needles: RCMP

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SUMMERSIDE -- Police in Prince Edward Island say the metal objects found in six potatoes in Atlantic Canada in the last week were sewing needles and they have expanded their investigation to include a french fry production facility in the province.RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler said Wednesday that in addition to the tampered potatoes, sewing needles were detected in french fries on a production run at the Cavendish Farms plant in New Annan, P.E.I. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication. PHOTO, AUDIO.

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New Brunswick premier discusses departure

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FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick Liberal Premier Brian Gallant says his member-elect in the riding of Saint John East resigned because of concerns that the job would affect his health and family.Gary Keating, who won the riding in the Sept. 22 election, announced Tuesday that he was quitting before even being sworn in as a member of the legislature. Moves both Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication; Will be Writethru. AUDIO.

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Captain Goddard accepted in coast guard fleet

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HALIFAX -- The mother of the first Canadian female officer killed in combat in the Afghanistan war proudly toured a coast guard ship named after her daughter on Wednesday.Sally Goddard held a crisply wrapped shipyard ball cap -- a gift from unionized ironworkers -- as she leaned against the ship's rail and lightly touched the side of the coast guard vessel Captain Goddard. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication. PHOTO, AUDIO.

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BUZZ: Man says McDonald's coffee came with mouse

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NEW MARYLAND -- A New Brunswick man says he found a dead mouse at the bottom of his McDonald's coffee and the fast-food chain says it is investigating his complaint. …

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