Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White Point Named Finalist for Canadian Tourism Awards

A South Shore resort is one of the finalists for the 2011 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by The Toronto Star.  Forty-three finalists including individuals and organizations from all ten provinces as well as Canada's North have been named in 14 award categories. White Point Beach Resort in Queens County is among three finalists for the CTHRC Award for Excellence in Human Resources Development. The Canadian Tourism Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Ottawa on November 24, 2011 at the Chateau Laurier.
           The Canadian Tourism Awards were established in 2003 to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to honour those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer superior visitor experiences to travelers in Canada.

Province Seeks Feedback on Proposed Adult Learning Act Regulations

Marilyn More, Minister of Labour
 and Advanced Education

South Shore residents are invited to have their say on proposed regulations for the Adult Learning Act. The regulations will provide a guide to help administer the act, which was passed in the legislature in December 2010. The regulations are to provide consistency for operations among organizations that teach adult education, including how they qualify to get public funding, what records they must keep, and how they report what they do. They also state adult learner responsibilities and what must be included in the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning annual report to the minister of Labour and Advanced Education. Consultations are being held throughout the province with adult learning partners. The deadline for feedback is Monday, Oct. 31.
For more information you can visit the Department of Labour and Advanced Education's website at

Bridgewater Resident Earns Bronze Medal at International Skills Competition in London, England

A Bridgewater resident has brought home a bronze medal in car painting from across the pond. Aaron Hebb travelled to London, England as part of Team Canada to represent the country's most skilled youth at the 2011 WorldSkills International competition, October 5 - 8. Team Canada was made up of 34 youth from across Canada. Hebb earned his spot at WorldSkills by winning gold at the Skills Canada National Competition in 2010. As a champion in his trade, he took his skill to the next level and won a bronze medal in Car Painting among his international peers. This was first time a Nova Scotian competitor has received a medal at the global event.

Province Helps Aerospace and Defence Sector Compete, Create Jobs

Nova Scotia's aerospace and defence companies and suppliers will gain a competitive edge thanks to a 10 million dollar investment from the province. Premier Darrell Dexter made the announcement this afternoon (October 12th) at Composites Atlantic in Lunenburg. Dexter says 10 million will be accessible to the industry for costs such as equipment, tooling and engineering. The funding will help create jobs and help companies become, and remain globally competitive. Dexter says aerospace and defence is a growing sector with thousands of high-quality jobs across the province and this investment will help our companies acquire major international contracts, keeping and creating jobs here in Nova Scotia. This is a one time allocation of funds through the Industrial Expansion Fund.