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 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:

Terms of reference released for Nova Scotia orphanage inquiry

NS-Orphanage-Inquiry

HALIFAX - Guidelines were laid out Friday for a $5 million inquiry into alleged abuse at a former Halifax orphanage, with the aim of allowing former residents to comfortably share their stories.The initial report lays out terms of reference and the mandate for the inquiry into the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, where former residents allege they were subjected to physical, psychological and sexual abuse over several decades. Will be writethru by 6 p.m. Moves National and Atlantic. AUDIO.

East Coast seal hunt one of lowest on record with fewer than 40,000 landed

Seal-Hunt

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The federal Fisheries department says fewer than 40,000 seals were landed during this year's East Coast commercial hunt, making it one of the lowest on record.There were just over 38,000 harp seals and about 1,100 grey seals hunted, mostly off the coasts of Newfoundland and Quebec. 500 words. Moves National and Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Alleged threat to harm police with chemical was meant as private joke: lawyer

Halifax-Chemicals-Case

HALIFAX - An alleged threat by a Halifax man to hurl a box containing a poisonous chemical at police was an absurd mix of contradictions that amounted to a joke, a defence lawyer argued Friday in closing arguments before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.Mike Taylor told Justice David MacAdam that Christopher Phillips's emailed comments to a fellow chemist in the United States about throwing a vial of osmium tetroxide were too ridiculous to be seen as a serious threat. …

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