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:

Newfoundland and Labrador goes to polls Nov. 30

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative leader formally began his government's campaign for re-election Thursday as Paul Davis tries to buck a trend that has seen the Liberals dominate Atlantic Canada's recent political history. The Tories have held power since 2003 but Davis has been premier for just over 13 months, becoming leader after the party abandoned an initial leadership contest a few months earlier when the only candidate running to replace former premier Kathy Dunderdale dropped out. 525 words. Moved National. Will Be Updated. PHOTOS, AUDIO.

With: NL-Elxn-Five-Things, NL-Elxn-Sketches.

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Nova Scotia politician cites legislative privilege in not attending assault case

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HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's premier is promising to review a law that allows members of the legislature to decline appearing in court after his environment minister didn't attend a hearing for a woman accused of assaulting him, causing a judge to drop the charge in the case. Stephen McNeil said Thursday he was disappointed Andrew Younger didn't show up a day earlier for the trial and will ask the justice minister to review the law. 500 words. Moved National and Atlantic. Will Be Updated. AUDIO, PHOTOS.

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Company pleads guilty in death of 7,500 birds, ordered to pay $750,000 by judge

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- A company has been ordered to pay $750,000 after pleading guilty Thursday to two charges in connection with the death of about 7,500 birds that flew into a burning flare at a gas facility in New Brunswick two years ago. A provincial court judge said the money to be paid by Canaport LNG LP will be distributed to numerous environmental and wildlife organizations. …

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