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:

Peace bond option not offered to original Ghomeshi complainants: DeCoutere

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HALIFAX - One of three women who accused Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault outside his workplace says they were never given the option of seeking a peace bond instead of testifying during the radio celebrity's two-week trial earlier this year.Former ''Trailer Park Boys'' actress Lucy DeCoutere says the peace bond process allowed complainant Kathryn Borel -- a former CBC employee -- to avoid being subjected to a withering cross-examination by Ghomeshi's lawyer. By Michael MacDonald. 175 words, will be updated. Moves National. AUDIO, PHOTO.

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Cornwallis debate 'inevitable:' councillor

Halifax-Ditching-Founder

HALIFAX _ A Halifax councillor says a discussion about Edward Cornwallis is "inevitable," despite a vote rejecting his proposal for a review of public sites named for the city's controversial founder.Council rejected Coun. Waye Mason's notice of motion, seeking a debate on updating municipal landmarks bearing Cornwallis's name, in an 8-7 vote Tuesday. By Adina Bresge. 500 words, will be updated. Moves Atlantic and National. PHOTO, AUDIO.

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Tourists recount life aboard virus-hit cruise

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HALIFAX _ Dozens of passengers wandered off a British cruise ship in Halifax on Wednesday, weary from a virulent gastrointestinal illness that sickened hundreds of people on board and kept some in their cabins for days. …

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