Friday, October 7, 2011

Teachers/Province Reach Agreement

The province's 10-thousand public school teachers have accepted a new two-year agreement with the province.   Members of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union ratified the agreement today (October 7th). Education Minister Ramona Jennex says both parties worked very hard to reach an agreement that is fair to teachers, affordable to the province
and in the best interest of public education. The agreement will see teachers receiving a one per cent salary increase in each of the two years. The contract also commits the Department of Education and the NSTU to establishing a joint committee to examine a number of workload issues facing teachers.

Shelburne County Business Excellence

Business Excellence

Fifteen businesses in Eastern Shelburne County have been selected as finalists for the 2011 Business Excellence Awards. In addition to the honour of being deemed a business leader in their category, the finalists will be showcased at the Business Excellence Awards dinner. Category winners will be announced at the Awards dinner at the Osprey Arts Centre on October 20th. Guest speaker for the event will be Emily Tipton, Sustainable Development Coordinator/Municipal Engineer. The Awards are hosted by the Community Business Development Corporation and The Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce. The top three finalists in their respective categories are:
Export Achievement Award:
Cotter’s Ocean Products Inc.
Kenny & Ross Ltd.
Ven Rez Limited

Green Award:
Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song Society, Grace Poole
NSCC, Donna Bower & William Nickerson
ReHouse Timberframes, Chris Bird

Employee of the Year:
Cora Beck, Charlotte Lane Cafe
Dee Harding, H & B Car Sales Ltd. and Goulden’s shell
Joey Reynolds, Dexter’s Service Centre Ltd.

Entrepreneur of the Year:
Clark Blanchard, CBMC Engineering Limited
Nick Stewart, Nick Stewart Concrete Work
Sam Stewart, All 4 One Graphics

Business of the Year:
Don Atkinson Trucking Ltd., Bill & Sherri Harris
Harlow Construction Ltd., Robbie & Jeffery Harlow
TLC Pharmacy, Tami Crosby

High Liner Foods Inc. one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012

A local seafood processor has cracked Canada's top 100 employers list. High Liner Foods Inc. in Lunenburg was named to the list for 2012 after being named one of Nova Scotia's and Atlantic Canada's top employers in 2011. The Vice-President of Human Resources at High Liner Foods, Joanne Brown, says they're very excited to make the list.
"We view High Liner as a very positive company to work at and it is important for us when entering into a competition like this, so we could show other people the good things we do within our company that make it attractive as a place to work."
High Liner Foods received top marks for training and skills development and community involvement. This is the first time the company has been recognized as one of Canada's top employers.