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:

Nova Scotia premier wants Ottawa to set Quebec yard straight on who builds ships

Shipbuilding-Icebreaker

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's premier says it's "odd" that a Quebec-based shipyard recently submitted an unsolicited bid to the federal government to build icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard, given that the work has been promised to another shipyard.Stephen McNeil was reacting to a Canadian Press report that Chantier Davie Canada Inc. submitted the bid _ potentially worth up to $1 billion _ late last month. By Keith Doucette. 350 words. Moves National. AUDIO, PHOTO.

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A roll of the Waltes dice: how an ancient Mi'kmaq game is making a comeback

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Legend has it that the ancient Mi'kmaq dice-and-bowl game of Waltes was so much fun it was favoured by the spirit world.Pronounced WALT'-iss, the game was exciting, fast-moving and often played to celebrate weddings and liven up long winter evenings. By Sue Bailey. Moves Atlantic and National. PHOTO, AUDIO, ONLINE INTERACTIVE.

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One-room school in Nova Scotia remains open after vote on motion to close it

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BIG TANCOOK ISLAND, N.S. - One of Canada's last one-room schools has won a reprieve and will stay open for its two students.The Nova Scotia board that oversees the school on Big Tancook Island voted Wednesday on whether it should be closed. By Alison Auld. 350 words. Moves Atlantic and National. AUDIO.

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New Brunswick turns to Twitter to encourage more women to seek elected office

NB-Women-Candidates

FREDERICTON - In a province where fewer than one in five mayors are female, New Brunswick has launched a social media campaign to encourage more women to run in this spring's municipal elections.Premier Brian Gallant says he wants more women at the decision-making tables after the May 9 elections provincewide, because studies show that would lead to a stronger economy and better governance. …

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