Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Postal Plot

Union officials representing rural mail drivers in Nova Scotia say it's a plot to downgrade service. But according to the Press Secretary for the minister responsible for Canada Post, it's a health and safety issue because the drivers are now unionized employees. Chris Hilton says the review started when the mail drivers stopped being contract employees. Hilton says this is about Occupational Health and Safety. The assessment of mailbox safety has been ongoing in Lunenburg county for the past several weeks.

Eat Local

Agriculture Minister John MacDonell is inviting Nova Scotians to join him in his pledge to eat only Atlantic food on September 4th. He says Atlantic food is good for our health, community, and the environment and supports our economy. He is joined by Atlantic ministers from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The province with the most pledges will be declared the challenge winner. The competition was started by Co-op food stores in 2008. To sign up for the Eat Atlantic Challenge, visit www.eatatlantic.ca.