Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Schools

2009-04-14 10:35:59

Premier Rodney MacDonald and Education Minister Judy Streatch announced a three-hundred-and-seven million-dollar school construction-and-renovation program today.  Eight leading-edge schools will be built and forty-one others renovated under the program, part of the province's Building For Growth economic stimulus plan.  Premier MacDonald says the projects will give the province even more world-class schools to help prepare the leaders of  tomorrow and leave a lasting legacy for Nova Scotians.    The new schools include a P-9 in Lunenburg that will be open by 2011.   Renovations were announced including a 2-million dollar project at Bridgewater Elementary, 250-thousand for New Ross Consolidated and 2-million in upgrades at Park View Education Centre. Clark's Harbour in the Tri-County will see 3.48 million in renovation work.


Business Award

2009-04-14 10:26:25

A Shelburne county business owner is one of this year's nominees for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2009.  The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network will hand out the honour at a ceremony later this month (April 20th) in Halifax.  Terry Stewart of Terry's Accounting/Tax Centre, Shelburne County is nominated this year. He's competing against the owners of Sew Sweet in Canning; In Good Hands Massage Therapy; In-Thread-Able Design; Marshall Marks Cards and Creations and Perrier’s Concrete Homes all of H-R-M.  In its 11th year, the annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates entrepreneurs with disabilities who have demonstrated business growth, innovation, passion and persistence.   EDN's 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient was Cedric Robicheau of Meteghan, who founded the multi-million dollar venture, BMC Seafoods.