Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

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Top Atlantic News


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.



Retired judge to oversee shooting probe: RCMP


ST. JOHN'S -- A retired provincial Supreme Court judge will report on the investigation into the shooting death of a man by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.The RCMP is leading the investigation and says David Riche will have full access to all details for a report on its independence and thoroughness. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard against duplication. 500 words. Moves National. AUDIO.


No parole in Cape Breton McDonald's slayings


MONCTON -- One of the men convicted in the slayings of three people at a McDonald's restaurant in Cape Breton more than 20 years ago has had his application for day parole denied after the Parole Board of Canada concluded that Derek Anthony Wood is still a risk to society.In a decision dated March 31, the parole board cited a number of reasons for rejecting day parole for Wood. Moved Atlantic. 410 words.



McNeil says no to fixed election date


HALIFAX -- Changes introduced Wednesday to Nova Scotia's Elections Act do not include a fixed election date, which was recommended by the province's chief electoral officer.Premier Stephen McNeil says the fixed dates don't work in other provinces, adding that Alberta and P.E.I. called elections this week well in advance of when they were scheduled. 190 words. Moved Atlantic. AUDIO.


P.E.I. Liberals vow to expand paramedic role


SOURIS -- The Liberal party in P.E.I. is promising to spend $1 million on a program that would see paramedics visit people in their homes.While campaigning Wednesday in Souris, Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced a community paramedic program intended to address less urgent medical issues while preserving existing ambulance services, which he said the Liberals would also expand. …

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