Elementary Students To Help Restock Local Lake

first_img More than 55 grade primary and grade one students from JeddoreLakeville School will release 1,500 speckled trout in WilliamLake, Halifax County, on Wednesday, May 26 in an effort torestock the area. “In order to encourage youth involvement in sportfishing andpromote awareness of our natural resources, it’s important thatwe continue to promote these restocking programs,” saidAgriculture and Fisheries Minister Chris d’Entremont. “It’sencouraging to see young Nova Scotians participating in thisprogram.” Staff from the department’s inland fisheries division andrepresentatives of the Eastern Shore Outdoor Heritage Societywill assist in the restocking program. The initiative will teachchildren the importance of protecting the environment and givethem an appreciation for outdoor recreational activities. The department uses the spring restocking program to reduceangling pressure on wild trout while providing sportfishingopportunities in many urban areas. Speckled trout is thepredominant species used in the department’s hatchery program,accounting for an average of 83 per cent of annual hatcheryproduction. For more information see the website atwww.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/sportfishing . AGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Elementary Students To Help Restock LocalLakelast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Route 327, from the turn off to Grand Mira Road South, northerly 4.1 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 PICTOU AND COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from Exit 18A,(near Mount Thom) eight kilometres easterly, will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Coxheath Road Work will continue on the interchange ramps on Coxheath Road until June. Traffic control persons are in place. A detour is available on Route 4 and Blacketts Lake Road. Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. -30- PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for major repairs. A detour is available. Traffic control consists of signs. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125, from Meadowbrook Drive at Sydney Mines Town line, Easterly 4.1 kilometres will have a partial lane closure until Thursday, June 30, for repairs. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125, from 900 metres east of Exit 4 to 1 kilometre west of Exit 3, will have partial lane closures until Thursday, June 30, for repairs. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project between Exit 4 at Hubley and Exit 5 at Tantallon. Minor blasting may occur near exits 4 and 5 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until Monday, June 6. Efforts will be made to minimize delays at peak travelling times. Traffic control will consist of signs and traffic control persons. Work in the area is expected to continue until the fall. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Linwood Railway Overpass Bridge Linwood Railway Overpass Bridge on Trans-Canada Highway 104 is closed on the passing lane for bridge repairs until Tuesday, May 31. The passing lane will remain closed; two way traffic maintained. Passing lane will be closed for 24 hours. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.center_img Local Area Office: 902-756-2697 Fax: 902-756-3458 Local Area Office: 902-756-2697 Fax: 902-756-3458 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Oldham Road and Old Post Road Intersection Oldham Road and Old Post Road intersection will have a one-lane closure for intersection improvements until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of control persons. Motorists can expect delays. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 will be reduced to one lane from 0.06 kilometres south of the Exit 10 overpass structure southbound to about 0.08 kilometres north of Exit 9 overpass structure including ramps at Exit 10 for asphalt concrete patching and repaving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Barra Strait Bridge The Barra Strait Bridge on Route 223 at Grand Narrows will have intermittent one-lane closures for repairs until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Temporary traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-752-7907 Fax: 902-752-7908 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 223 Route 223, from 200 metres east of Scotchlake Road, westerly 2.4 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 PICTOU COUNTY: Lamont Road Overpass Lamont Road overpass on the Trans-Canada Highway 104, between Exit 27 at Sutherlands River and Exit 29 at Barneys River, will have a one-lane closure 24 hours per day until Sunday, June 19, for installation of traffic signals. Traffic control consists of traffic signal lights. A detour for loads more than 4.7 metres wide will be established and signed for Trunk 4 between Exit 27 at Sutherlands River and Exit 29 at Barneys River. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 325 Route 325 in Lunenburg County will have alternating lane closures until Friday, June 10. Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle, flashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local area office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 There will be intermittent periods of one-lane closures on two sections of Highway 102 for re-paving, from Monday, May 30 to Wednesday, Aug. 31. Section one is on the southbound lane between exits 13A and 12, and section two in the northbound lane between exits 11 and 12. Traffic control consists of signs. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 HANTS COUNTY: Barneys Brook Bridge Trunk 2, at Barneys Brook Bridge, has a one-lane closure for removal of exiting structure. A temporary bridge is in place. Work continues until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Detour route available via Highway 102 from Exit 3 to Exit 9. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, from Redmonds Road southerly to Paddy’s Head Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Sunday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

Adult Learners Graduate at NSCC in Sydney

first_imgAdult Learners Graduate at NSCC in Sydney Blaise Brown of Sydney is leaving his mark at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Marconi campus. Mr. Brown, 44, returned to school to complete his Grade 12, and to celebrate his experience, he painted a colourful, fantasy mural at the campus. “One of my math instructors asked me to do a to-scale mural as a project, and as I painted it, more of myself emerged,” said Mr. Brown. “I painted based on what I’d learned in my life. The fact that I even did a drawing in such a public place is proof of the confidence I’ve gained through education.” He plans to return to NSCC in the fall to take the metal fabrication program. Mr. Brown is one of nearly 50 students graduating today, June 11, from NSCC’s Marconi campus with the high school graduation diploma for adults, part of the Adult Learning Program. The Adult Learning Program is sponsored by the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, which co-ordinates a range of education programs for adults wanting to improve their reading and math skills, or complete their high school diploma. “Through the School for Adult Learning, Nova Scotians, like Blaise, get the skills they need to succeed at home, at work and in the community,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The school is part of our effort to ensure people can return to learning and help pave the way to a brighter future for themselves and their families.” About 4,800 Nova Scotians are enrolled in programs supported by the School for Adult Learning at more than 170 sites across the province. “By creating a welcoming and supportive learning environment to acquire a high school diploma, adults can access new possibilities and achieve a solid foundation for future success,” said Mike Smith, NSCC’s dean of access. “NSCC is proud to partner with the Department of Education in this progressive initiative that will improve the lives of many Nova Scotians.” The School for Adult Learning is funded by the departments of Education and Community Services, and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is part of the provincial government’s Skills Nova Scotia initiative, which involves training and skills upgrading, from basic literacy to workplace learning and job skills training.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img DIGBY COUNTY: Mavillette Bridge The Mavillette Bridge on Trunk 1, about nine kilometres west of the Meteghan connector, will be closed for bridge replacement until Tuesday, Nov. 15. Eastbound traffic is to detour on C. Boudreau Road and westbound traffic is to detour on John Doucette Road or Cape St. Mary’s Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 has a one-lane closure for repairs on the Sporting Mountain overpass over Morrison Road at Exit 47. Work takes place 24 hours a day and continues until Saturday, Oct. 8. Traffic control consists of temporary traffic signals. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 will have a one-lane closure for road work from the intersection of Route 354 in Noel, westerly to the end of Moose Brook, until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Motorists are advised to expect delays. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to dusk. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Glendale Bridge on Highway 105, for about 2.4 kilometres east of Exit 2; Victoria Bridge on Highway 105, for about 0.3 kilometres west of Exit 2; and Rough Brook Bridge on Highway 105, for about 3.5 kilometres west of Exit 2. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 RICHMOND COUNTY: Point Tupper Industrial Park Point Tupper Industrial Park Road, from Nova Scotia Power to the entrance of the new Anadarko LNG facility, will have a one-lane closure for gravelling and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh Bridge The Nappan Marsh Bridge on Trunk 2 will be closed until Friday, Oct. 14. Traffic control consists of signs and a detour sign is in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 302 There will be a one-lane closure from the Trunk 2-Route 302 intersection in South Hampton to Athol Road until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Crows Mill Road The Crows Mills Road will have alternating lane closures until Monday, Oct. 31 for repaving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane traffic. There is a weight restriction for vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms. PICTOU AND COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from Exit 18A (near Mount Thom), for eight kilometres easterly, will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: East Kempt Bridge The East Kempt Bridge on Route 203 will be closed for bridge replacement until Saturday, Dec. 31. Traffic control consists of detour signs. A detour is available on the North Kempt Road and the Gray Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Bergman Bridge Bergman Bridge, located on Trunk 1, about 1.3 kilometres east of the Hants-Halifax County line, is closed for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. The bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and then reopened to traffic. A one-way, temporary bridge is in place with crossing controlled by traffic lights during construction. A detour is available on Highway 101. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 306 (Old Sambro Road) Route 306 will have intermittent one-lane closure from Lieblin Drive south to Acre Road for repairs until Friday, Oct. 14. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 223 Route 223 has a partial-lane closure for road repairs from Highway 125 westerly for 6.5 kilometres. The work continues until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Nine Mile River The Nine Mile River overpass structure northbound on Highway 102 in Elmsdale will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Wide loads are to use alternate routes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from about 1.6 kilometre west of Taylors Road easterly to the Pomquet River Road, will have a one-lane closure for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, from Redmonds Road southerly to Paddy’s Head Road, will have intermittent one-lane closures for repaving until Friday, Oct. 14. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX COUNTY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Highway 118 will have intermittent lane closures in both directions during interchange construction. Traffic will be stopped in both directions during blasting until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of signs, cones and barriers. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information on blasting activities call 424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Temporary traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 211 Route 211, between Clooney Hill Road and Indian Harbour Lake, will have intermittent one-lane closures for upgrading until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Motorists are advised that some Sunday work may be necessary. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 INVERNESS COUNTY: Glendale, Victoria and Rough Brook Bridges The following bridges near Kingsville in Inverness County will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, Oct. 28: Local Area Office: 902-563-3377 Fax: 902-563-3379 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-7116 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Johnson Road and Route 305 Johnson Road, from Highway 125 to Scotch Lake Road, will have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Route 305 north, from Little Pond Bridge to just west of Alder Point Road, will also have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project between Exit 4 at Hubley and Exit 5 at Tantallon. Traffic control consists of signs and traffic control persons. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Summerside Road Summerside Road, from Bayfield Road to Trunk 4 at Tracadie, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Truck 19, from Mabou Harbour Bridge southerly to Port Hood, will have a one-lane closure for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Onslow Road, Route 311 Onslow Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of a traffic control person and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from about 3.7 kilometres west of Exit 4 to the west end of Indian March Bridge (Sky River), will have a one-lane closure for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from the Colchester County line westerly for about 5.4 kilometres, will have a one-lane closure for paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Work will also be carried out on the on- and off-ramps at Exit 18A, east of Kemptown. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-424-2213 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1, New Minas Lane closures may be required as construction continues until Monday, Oct. 31 on Trunk 1 in New Minas from Bonavista Avenue west to Cornwallis Avenue. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Delays are expected. Drivers should use alternate routes when possible. Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 -30-last_img read more

Symposium to Highlight Cancer Research

first_imgNova Scotia is leading the way as one of the fastest growing cancer research communities in Canada. The fifth annual Cancer Research Symposium, being held today, Nov. 10, at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax, will highlight the broad spectrum of cancer research in the province, at the trainee and senior researcher levels. “Cancer research has really put Nova Scotia on the map,” said Dr. Gerry Johnston, associate dean, research, Dalhousie University and past president, National Cancer Institute of Canada. “Our partnership approach with Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society – Nova Scotia Division, Capital District Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre, has proven to be very successful. “Our team has grown remarkably strong in terms of recruitment, endowed chairs, the number of National Cancer Institute of Canada grants and growth in capacity, particularly in cancer cell biology and health services research.” Among the day’s highlights is the keynote address by Dr. Louise Parker, professor of Pediatric Epidemiology, Newcastle University, United Kingdom and recently recruited professor of pediatrics, community health and epidemiology, Dalhousie University. Dr. Parker will speak about why children get cancer. “Cancer is the leading cause of illness-related death in children and young adults in Canada, but, even so, childhood cancer is a rare disease,” said Dr. Parker. “In recent decades, research into the treatment of childhood cancer has been incredibly successful. In the 1960s, the majority of children with cancer died. Today, eight out of 10 children with cancer will be cured.” Although curing children of their cancer is reason to celebrate, Dr. Parker said prevention is the ultimate goal. “Knowing the cause of the disease is one of the first steps in preventing it,” she said. “But we know more about what doesn’t cause childhood cancer than what does.” Dr. Parker believes more work is needed on the epidemiological front to determine why children get cancer, so that the necessary actions can be taken to prevent it. “This symposium provides important networking and learning opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers,” said Theresa Marie Underhill, chief operating officer, Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “It promotes collaboration, which is essential in moving cancer research forward. It creates excitement around our gains in cancer research and, with this new knowledge, we are achieving our shared goal of providing Nova Scotians with high quality cancer prevention, treatment and care, one step at a time.” Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health, created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families and the health-care system through prevention, screening, education and research.last_img read more

Adult Learners Literacy Advocates Honoured

first_imgAdult learners and the literacy organizations and volunteers who support them were honoured today, Sept. 8, in Dartmouth. The Department of Labour and Workforce Development hosted an awards ceremony as part of Nova Scotia’s 19th annual International Literacy Day celebrations. “The Nova Scotians we honour today are not only making significant contributions to our workplaces and communities, they are making a better life for themselves and their families,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. Blaise Sullivan, of Antigonish, is this year’s recipient of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award. The award recognizes an adult learner from Nova Scotia who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in literacy and made significant contributions to school, workplace and/or community. Mr. Sullivan originally left the education system at age 15. “I used to be afraid to go to school because I used to find the work very difficult,” said Mr. Sullivan. “I always thought I wasn’t good enough, and that is why I never excelled in the classroom.” After 30 years of missing great job opportunities because of a lack of education, Mr. Sullivan decided to return to school. After three years of hard work, and support from the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association, he is now a champion for literacy. “That fear I used to feel every time I thought about school is now replaced with pride, and a sense of accomplishment,” said Mr. Sullivan. “I now have the confidence I need to grow my business and further my education, and that is a great feeling.” Mr. Sullivan owns Henry’s Hairstyling in Antigonish, and is working towards his GED. “The success these adult learners are experiencing is a true testament that returning to the classroom, even after many years, does open the door to many opportunities,” said Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. Andrea Manthorne, of Tatamagouche, is this year’s recipient of the Patricia Helliwell Volunteer Tutor Award, for community-based adult literacy program volunteers. It is named for Ms. Helliwell who was a tutor for 14 years. Other awards included the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning Community Literacy Volunteer Award, the Family Literacy Award, the Seniors’ Literacy and Learning Partnership Award, the GED Award, Workplace Ambassador Awards, and the Alex MacDonald Award. A series of awards recognizing workplace education achievements in workplace education were also presented during the ceremony. The awards are presented to Nova Scotians who are committed to lifelong learning. The province invests millions of dollars each year to help adult Nova Scotians improve literacy skills and earn high school diplomas. Programs are free and offered in French and English at more than 140 sites across the province. The province also invests in partnerships with business and labour groups to support adults who participate in education programs offered at 98 workplaces.last_img read more

Commission Settles With Randall Elsie

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Securities Commission has settled with Randall Elsie for failing to comply with prudent practices by inserting his client’s initials on an account document. Mr. Elsie is an investment adviser with BMO Nesbitt Burns in Sydney. His client suffered no financial loss as a result of his actions, and Mr. Elsie was subject to internal discipline at BMO Nesbitt Burns with a $2,000 fine and more stringent supervision. Under the order and settlement agreement, Mr. Elsie will pay an administrative penalty of $2,500 and $1,000 in costs connected with the investigation and proceedings. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province. The order and settlement agreement can be viewed at www.gov.ns.ca/nssc/compliancenforce/enforproceedings.asp .last_img read more

4H Members Participating in Rural Leadership Tour

first_imgTen Nova Scotia youth will attend the Kevin Grant Rural Leadership Tour to meet community leaders, visit rural employers, tour resource-based businesses and learn about somewhere different from their hometown. The tour takes place March 15-16 at several Cumberland County businesses and rural landmarks. “The tour offers 4-H members countless opportunities to learn about leadership in rural communities,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Agriculture. “Young people will see the benefits of living and working in rural Nova Scotia. This will encourage them to stay in the province after completing their education.” Stops along the tour include Davison’s Pancake House, Jost Vineyards, Doug Bragg Enterprises, Joggins Fossil Centre, Fundy Geological Museum, Nappan Experimental Farm, Viking Crest Farms and Masstown Market. 4-H members participating are: Michael Lapointe, Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co.Andrew Greene, New GlasgowAusten Brown, Kingston, Annapolis Co.Kristine Spidle, Kingston, Annapolis Co.Tyler McLaren, AntigonishEmma Simpson, North SydneyBrittany Brydon, Black Rock, Kings Co.Simon Greenough, Newport, Hants Co.Mandy Smith, Nine Mile River, Hants Co.Courtney Schmidt, Port Hood, Inverness C. The tour is held in a different region each year for three days during March break. Those selected, age 14 to 16, will get a broader view of what Nova Scotia has to offer as a place to live and work. They will meet new people and make contacts for the future. “This is the third year we’ve offered the tour and each time we’ve been building on our success,” said Ruth Grant, senior 4-H program co-ordinator. “The tour is held in memory of Kevin Grant. He was a strong supporter of Nova Scotia’s 4-H program. He would be proud that his legacy continues to be helping young people learn about rural leadership.” Mr. Grant was a long-time 4-H participant and public servant. The conference and tour are sponsored by a memorial fund in his name that helps the Nova Scotia 4-H Foundation assist with rural youth development.last_img read more

Province Invests in Food Safety

first_imgThe province is making milk and dairy product quality testing faster and more accurate in Nova Scotia. Agriculture Minister John MacDonell announced today, Nov. 16, that the province has bought a Bactoscan analyzer to automate the manual laboratory process. The investment is part of the province’s new capital plan to make life better for families. “This investment will help Nova Scotia’s dairy producers provide the best quality and safest milk products possible for consumers,” said Mr. MacDonell. “Improving laboratory testing means better efficiency and more profits for dairy producers. Overall, it means better, healthier dairy products for Nova Scotia families.” The $225,000 piece of equipment will be used in the Department of Agriculture’s laboratory in Truro. It will bring Nova Scotia to the same standard of testing as most dairy labs across Canada and help the province’s 245 licenced dairy producers. “Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia and the province’s processing sector is pleased with this improvement in milk-quality testing technology,” said Havey Whidden, chairman of Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia. “New technology will allow the dairy industry to continue meeting consumer’s expectations of high-quality milk and dairy products.” The Department of Agriculture operates several labs that analyze soils, livestock feed, plants, water and other materials. These services are available to producers, government, researchers, private companies and the public. The province’s new capital plan will invest millions of dollars to make life better for families. It will create good jobs, grow the economy and provide better health care for Nova Scotians. Details on investments will be announced in the months ahead.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Richmond County

first_imgRICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Highway West Bay Highway, from 100 meters east of Black River Bridge east for 5.7 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, paving and shouldering from Thursday, June 14 until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control and a pilot vehicle are on site. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 -30-last_img

Programme à lappui des artistes de diverses communautés culturelles et des artistes

first_imgCOMMUNAUTÉS, CULTURE ET PATRIMOINE–Programme à l’appui des artistes de diverses communautés culturelles et des artistes handicapés —————————————————————Les artistes de diverses communautés culturelles et les artistes handicapés de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont maintenant un programme qui reconnaît, célèbre et appuie leurs contributions aux arts et à la culture, ainsi qu’à l’économie de la création. Leonard Preyra, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, s’est joint à Louise Profeit-LeBlanc du Conseil des arts du Canada, à Candace Stevenson, présidente d’Arts Nouvelle-Écosse et à des membres de la communauté de la création de la province pour le lancement du programme de financement pour l’équité dans les arts, aujourd’hui 24 juin. « Le fait de célébrer et d’appuyer tous les aspects de notre culture et notre patrimoine mène à une province forte et dynamique, a dit M. Preyra. Ce programme permettra aux artistes qui ont fait face à des obstacles dans le passé d’avoir accès à du financement qui les aidera à se développer en tant qu’artistes et en tant que contributeurs au secteur croissant des arts et de la culture, ainsi qu’à l’économie de la création de la province. » Les communautés désignées d’artistes qui pourront profiter de ce programme incluent les artistes autochtones, les artistes de communautés culturelles différentes, les artistes handicapés et les artistes qui vivent avec une maladie mentale. « Le Conseil des arts du Canada s’engage à faire en sorte que ces artistes aient un accès équitable au financement public, a dit Robert Sirman, directeur et chef de la direction. Ce partenariat reflète notre engagement et offre une occasion aux artistes de créer de nouvelles oeuvres, de faire avancer leur carrière et de célébrer la complexité de la créativité à l’échelle de la province. » Le fonds est d’une valeur de 450 000 $ sur une période de trois ans. Le gouvernement provincial et le Conseil des arts du Canada contribueront chacun 75 000 $ par année. Le programme appuiera les artistes dans le domaine de la création, de la production, du perfectionnement professionnel et du financement aux fins de déplacements spéciaux. Il sera géré par Arts Nouvelle-Écosse. « Le travail effectué avec cette communauté mal desservie dans le cadre de l’élaboration de ce programme a été une collaboration inspirante et productive, a dit Mme Stevenson. Nous sommes maintenant ravis de pouvoir procéder au lancement du programme afin de contribuer à l’avancement de ces artistes professionnels par un appui financier. » Le lancement a eu lieu au théâtre d’Alderney Landing à Dartmouth, et a inclut des présentations et des oeuvres d’art d’artistes provenant de cultures différentes. Pour obtenir plus d’information, communiquez avec Enrique Ferreol, agent de programme, au numéro 902-424-6472 ou à l’adresse ferreoen@gov.ns.ca.last_img read more

Nova Star Arrives In Yarmouth

first_imgThe Nova Star ferry made its first stop in North America, sailing into Yarmouth harbour today, April 15, and was welcomed by hundreds of people lining the shores. The province is providing support to set up a new ferry service in Yarmouth, re-establishing a link between the province and the northeastern United States. “The Nova Star’s arrival is a testament to the collective efforts of the residents of this community and region, and all the partners involved,” said Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson. “It shows what we can achieve when we come together and stay focused on a goal. The community is continuing to work hard so we’re ready to welcome visitors and make sure they have a great time while they’re here.” Steve Durrell, COO, Nova Star Cruises, said being on hand for the end of Nova Star’s 16,000-kilometre voyage from Singapore, where the vessel was built, was a satisfying experience. “We have been working full steam ahead with our partners and community members since we were selected to restore the ferry service,” said Mr. Durrell. “Seeing Nova Star sail into Yarmouth and tie up at the Yarmouth Ferry Terminal is the culmination of all that hard work.” The new, 161-metre vessel, which will offer a cruise-ferry experience for passengers, will make daily round-trip crossings between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine. The maiden voyage from Portland is set for May 15, arriving in Yarmouth the next morning, with crossings continuing until Nov. 2. “Nova Star has come in to port, and through the commitment of government at all levels, dedication of the Nova Scotia International Ferry Partnership and amazing support from businesses, individuals and citizens, this important link between Atlantic Canada and northeastern United States is ready to be restored,” said Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood. “The only day that will top this as a red-letter day is when the first passengers step off Nova Star and are welcomed to our town on the morning of May 16, 2014!” The province will provide $21 million to support establishing the ferry. Other partners supporting Nova Star and the province establish the service include the town of Yarmouth, the Nova Scotia International Ferry Partnership, municipalities in the region, the federal government including the Canadian Border Services Agency and Transport Canada, and the United States Consul General in Halifax.last_img read more

Province Celebrates Gaelic Awareness Month

first_img the Young Heroes Youth Mentorship Program — and members of the Gaelic community at Province House today, April 30, to launch Gaelic Awareness Month by raising the flag of the Nova Scotia Gaels. Nova Scotians will celebrate the contributions of Gaels, their language and culture, and their unique communities. Gaelic Affairs Minister Randy Delorey and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince were joined by Na Gaisgich Òga “The rich language and culture of Nova Scotia Gaels make our province a unique place in the Canadian tapestry,” said Mr. Delorey. “Ours is the only remaining region in the country where Gaelic language and culture is being passed down from generation to generation within the community. “The numerous contributions Gaels make to the province are evident through our Gaelic-speaking elders, a vibrant adult-learner community and a growing number of youth involved in school programs and mentorships such as Na Gaisgich Òga.” A focal point of this year’s Gaelic Awareness Month is the recognition of 10 young people enrolled in the Gaelic Affairs’ and Colaisde na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic College’s collaborative pilot program Na Gaisgich Òga — The Young Heroes. Based on a mentorship approach where the youth gather one weekend a month for 10 months, the program focuses on conveying Gaelic cultural expression such as storytelling, song, music and step dancing through the Gaelic language. Youth work with a mentor between gatherings to further develop their language proficiency and cultural appreciation. “Gaelic heritage is claimed by thousands of Nova Scotians, and we continue to honour that heritage by recognizing and sharing Gaelic traditions,” said Tonya Lundrigan-Fry, vice-president of the Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia. “Our culture is alive and well, and as we move further into the 21st century, Gaelic language is the central vehicle by which our culture and heritage will flourish in future. The youth being recognized today are a key part of that future.” The month also includes the second annual Gaels Jam — An Là Mór — the annual gathering of the Gaelic Council being held this year in Mabou, Halifax Regional Municipality’s and Provincial Library’s Gaels in Nova Scotia programs, and the launch of The Gaels in Nova Scotia exhibit at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. The second half of the month will include a visit from Gaelic educator, broadcaster, author and activist Roddy MacLean. Arriving from Scotland, Mr. MacLean will give presentations around the province on the theme Gaels and Nature: Connections between Language and Culture and Environment. For information about Gaelic in Nova Scotia and Gaelic Awareness Month events, go to http://gaelic.novascotia.ca, call 1-888-842-3542, or e-mail gaelicinfo@gov.ns.ca.last_img read more

Film Productions Announced

first_img -30- Quick facts: the fund applies to eligible costs such as labour, goods or services purchased from a Nova Scotia-based supplier when an application is approved, NSBI issues a commitment letter which can be used for bank financing. When the applicant enters the official incentive agreement, the agreement can also be used for the financing process when the production is approved for a funding commitment, the funds are placed in reserve when the production is complete the applicant submits a final claim to NSBI for processing and disbursement all applications and claims are processed and approved by NSBI To learn more about the application process, eligible costs and guidelines, go to Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund at http://www.nsbi.cacenter_img Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has announced two newly approved production through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Nov. 6. Documentary, Seals of Sable, produced by Pinniped Productions Inc., has been approved for a funding commitment of $152,500 based on an eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $500,000. The television series, This Hour Has 22 Minutes – Season 26, produced by DHX-Hour Productions (NS) XXVI Inc., has been approved for a funding commitment of $2,800,577 based on an eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $9,335,258. More details about productions approved for incentives through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund are available on the NSBI website at http://www.nsbi.ca/filmfunding .last_img read more

Booked for rape Binoy Kodiyeri asked to appear before Maharashtra Police in

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: The Maharashtra Police has asked Binoy Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI-M Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, to appear before it in three days, after a rape case was filed against him last week. In her FIR, a 33-year-old Mumbai-based woman, who hails from Bihar, has alleged that Binoy sexually exploited her for several years on the promise of marriage and they have an eight year old child. She registered a complaint at Andheri’s Oshiwara police station on June 13, after she came to know that he was already married. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana According to her complaint, she entered into a relationship with Binoy while working at a dance bar in Dubai in 2008 and now has an eight-year-old child with him. She alleged that till 2015, Binoy even used to send her money every month. The victim has handed over some crucial documents, including pictures, to the police. According to the victim, she filed the FIR two months after she wrote about the matter to the CPI-M national leadership but failed to get a response from them. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah The CPI-M leaders now maintain that the case has nothing to do with the party. “A case against an individual needs to be defended by him,” party’s Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat said in New Delhi. State Fisheries Minister J.Mercykutty repeated the statement on Wednesday. State BJP spokesperson B.Gopalakrishnan questioned the silence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and veteran legislator V.S.Achuthanandan on the case. “Binoy should present himself for a DNA test and the CPI-M state secretary Balakrishnan should step down in the wake of this serious charge against his son,” said Gopalakrishnan. Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala wasn’t as scathing. “Let the police probe the case but something is happening in the CPI-M, which does not augur well for them,” said Chennithala.last_img read more

Shikhar crisis

first_imgAce opener Shikhar Dhawan’s Twitter video on Wednesday was almost a bolt from the blue for Team India and a billion fans who are eyeing a win at the cricket World Cup for the third time. The ‘Gabbar’, who has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a thumb injury sustained during India’s match against Australia, shared the news of his unavailability through an emotional video. Dhawan is the highest run-getter for India in the ICC trophies and also scored a thumping 100 against the mighty Aussies to give his side a scintillating win over the defending champions. Since cementing his place in the Indian ODI team after a superlative performance in the 2013 Champions Trophy, Dhawan has been part of an indomitable opening partnership with Rohit Sharma and complimented each other superbly, which has helped India win several key matches. Dhawan’s form in ICC 50-over tournaments has been one of India’s strongest suits, with the southpaw finishing as the highest run-getter for the team in the 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophy and the 2015 World Cup. Rohit and Shikhar’s opening combination has been a nightmare for all the teams and now India will have to play K L Rahul as a new opener, which means there will be no left hand-right hand combination at the top which was known to trouble the bowlers. More importantly, even if Rahul fails, the Indian team will not have an alternative. Secondly, Rohit will not get the time he needs at the start of the innings to settle down. In such a circumstance, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be sending Rishabh Pant as a substitution. The whole country erupted in anger when Pant was left out from the World Cup squad and there was a lot of hue and cry about it. At that juncture, chairman of the selection committee MSK Prasad said Vijay Shankar, who was chosen ahead of Pant, is a “three-dimensional” cricketer and would be of greater help for Team India. Now, when Pant has already reached England and is all set to make his World Cup debut against Afghanistan, this statement from the selection committee chairman needs some deliberation. So, has Shankar stopped being that “three-dimensional” cricketer within a couple of days? It’s important to note that Shankar picked up two wickets on his World Cup debut against Pakistan. Also, while Rahul will continue to open the innings, it stays to be seen whether Pant is played at number four or Vijay Shankar is slotted. Dhawan’s absence would also mean that the only left-hander in the Indian top order would be out of action. The top three — captain Virat Kohli along with Dhawan and Rohit have been the most feared batting syndicate in the world. With Dhawan gone at a crucial time, both Rohit and Virat will have to shoulder more responsibility. With the Indian think tank back to the old dilemma of filling up the crucial number 4 slot, it needs to be seen how India shapes up to the ‘disrupted’ top order and to the ‘dearth of diversity’.last_img read more

No free Metro rides plan for women received Puri

first_imgNew Delhi: The central government on Thursday said it had not received any proposal for free rides for women in Delhi Metro trains from the Delhi government for approval. In a written reply to All India Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri in the Lok Sabha said the Union government had not received any such proposal. However, the Delhi government said it was committed to provide free Metro rides to women. “On our request, the Delhi Metro has submitted its proposal. In principle, the proposal is agreeable to us. However, Delhi government is studying its details. I repeat, as announced, the Delhi government is committed to provide free metro rides to women,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.last_img read more

Cosmetic steps India on Pak action against Saeed

first_imgNEW DELHI: Pakistan’s filing of terror charges against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and the assurance of his arrest is a “cosmetic step” and Islamabad is not doing enough to control terrorists acting from the country, the Centre said Thursday. Hafiz Saeed, the chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack, has been getting a free run in Pakistan even after India provided Pakistan with the evidence.On Wednesday, following sustained international pressure, they were charged with multiple offences of terror financing and money laundering in a First Information Report filed by the Counter Terrorism Department of Pakistan’s Punjab Police. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief”Pakistan’s sincerity to take action against terror groups will be on their basis to demonstrate verifiable action, not on the basis of half-hearted steps to hoodwink the international community,” the foreign ministry said hours after Pakistan police assured that Hafiz Saeed and 12 of his close aides will be arrested “very soon”. Asked why the men have not yet been arrested, Punjab police spokesperson Niyab Haider Naqvi said the filing of a First Information Report is the first step. “Saeed and others nominated in the FIRs will also be arrested subsequently,” he added. Foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: “Pakistan claims to take action, but when it comes to people we want action against, you (Pakistan) go in denial mode. You try to project to the international community. This is a case of double standards.”See P11last_img read more

Dejan Papic appointed Indias table tennis coach

first_imgNew Delhi: Canada’s Dejan Papik has been appointed as the chief coach of India’s table tennis team. Papik accepted the one-year contract which was offered to him by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). The Indian team has been playing without a coach since the Asian Games in Jakarta last year. Without a coach, the Indian team suffered a lot of defeats in several important tournaments. However, in the recently concluded Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship, India won the gold medal in all the categories. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIt is reported that the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) had short-listed Papic back in March but the contract was sent to him by SAI only a couple of weeks back. A TTFI official said: “Our former coach Massimo Costantini brought a lot of success to the team. We hope the new coach will also take the team to the new heights of success.” “I would like to clarify we (TTFI) do not choose the coach. The appointment is made by SAI,” he added.last_img read more

PM releases tiger census report their population doubles since 2014

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018 and said the country has emerged as of one of the biggest and safest habitats for tigers in the world. The tiger population in the country has grown from 1,400 in 2014 to 2,977 in 2019, according to the report. “With around 3,000 tigers, India has emerged as of one of the biggest and safest habitats for them in world,” Modi said as he lauded all the stakeholders involved in the country’s tiger conservation exercise. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Nine long years ago, it was decided in St. Petersburg (Russia) that the target of doubling the tiger population would be 2022. We in India completed this target four years in advance. This is the finest example of Sankalp Se siddhi (Attainment through Resolve),” he said. He invoked two Bollywood movie titles to emphasise the need to expand and strengthen tiger conservation efforts. The story of protecting tigers that started with “Ek Tha Tiger” (there was once a tiger) and reached “Tiger Zinda Hai” (the tiger is alive) should not end there, he said, efforts towards conservation should be expanded and sped up. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The PM said that the development versus environment conservation debate will continue with both sides suggesting as if these are mutually exclusive, but it was possible to strike a healthy balance between the two. He said that while in the last five years, the focus was on to build next generation infrastructure in the country, there has also been an increase in the forest cover and number of protected areas. “In 2014, the number of protected areas were 692, the number rose to more than 860 in 2019. Similarly, the number of community reserves were 43 in 2014 and rose to more than 100 in 2019,” he said. He said India will build more homes for its citizens and also create quality habitats for animals at the same time. “I just want to tell the people associated with this work that the story which started with Ek Tha Tiger and reach Tiger Zinda Hai should not stop there. This will not work. The work towards tiger conservation has to be expanded and sped up,” he said.last_img read more