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 4:30 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.

TOP STORIES THIS HOUR:

Captain of Atlantic Charger decries lack of rescue aircraft after boat goes down

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HALIFAX - As rising waters sloshed just below his knees and five-metre waves slammed the sides of his crippled fishing boat, Byron Oxford knew time was of the essence if he and his eight crew were going to survive in the North Atlantic.The skipper of the Atlantic Charger was battling 40-knot winds, frigid temperatures and churning seas late last month when he decided he and his mates would have to abandon their 21-metre boat in Frobisher Bay as a storm worsened around them and they began taking on water. By Alison Auld. 750 words. Moves National. AUDIO.

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Umbrella identified as suspected firearm that prompted school lockdowns

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FREDERICTON - Police say a suspected firearm being carried by a man in Fredericton on Friday that caused schools to be locked down turned out to be an umbrella.Police released a photo of the umbrella that the man they were looking for was carrying and described it on the department's Facebook page as having a "significant resemblance to a weapon." By Kevin Bissett. 150 words. Moves National and Atlantic.

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Car turning into driveway hits two Newfoundland boys waiting for school bus

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PASADENA, N.L. - Police say two boys were struck by a car turning into a driveway early Friday as they waited for their school bus in a Newfoundland town.RCMP Staff Sgt. Pat Dornan says officers are investigating the incident, but no charges have been laid. …

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