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 4:30 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.


Premiers commit to commission recommendations after meeting with native leaders


HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. - Canada's premiers support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations and will act on them with or without Ottawa's help, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis said Wednesday."We will together, jointly, make this happen," Davis told a news conference after hosting provincial and territorial leaders and the heads of five national native groups in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L. By Sue Bailey. 600 words. Moves National. AUDIO, PHOTO, VIDEO.


Nova Scotia premier floats ranked voting system after weak byelection turnout


HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's premier floated the idea of a ranked ballot voting system Wednesday as one possible method of encouraging voters after a dismal turnout in provincial byelections on Tuesday.Stephen McNeil said the system -- also favoured by federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau -- is an electoral reform he'll explore in light of a continuing downward spiral in voter turnout in the province. By Michael Tutton. 500 words. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.


Contract diver pulled from water at Nova Scotia Power tidal station


ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, N.S. - Nova Scotia Power says a diver is out of the water after an incident at the utility's Annapolis Tidal Station today.Spokesman David Rodenhiser said in an email statement the contracted diver was doing an inspection at the station in Annapolis Royal when the diver lost contact with the surface team around 1 p. …

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