Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tourism Promotion Boost Needed In Lunenburg County: Mayor

The South Shore economy and Lunenburg County in particular would benefit from a provincial promotion of the area as a tourist destination. The Mayor of the District of Lunenburg sees it as a means of giving the region an economic boost. Don Downe says tourism is already a big business in the area but he says there are so many opportunities being missed.

Among the jewels he says is Oak Island which he agrees is sometimes missed in tourist destination promotions.

Better Access To Specialized Health Care Sought In Southwest NS

Residents of Southwestern Nova Scotia are finding it difficult travelling long distances for specialized health care. PC Health critic and Argyle-Barrington MLA Chris d'Entremont says he will be seeking answers this spring from the health minister during the current legislature sitting.

d'Entremont says health care must be de-centralized and spread out more into rural areas to make getting to see a specialist less challenging and less stressful for patients.

Bridgewater Man Recognized During Adult Learner's Week

International Adult Learner's Week wraps up today and the Nova Scotia government is recognizing individuals across the province. Four adult learners were honoured at an event held late last week in Halifax including Scott Vaughan of Bridgewater. He wrote a poem describing the different ways people learn and about having pride in success. The four individuals were among more than 50 adult learners from Nova Scotia who submitted essays about how learning has changed their lives. Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan says they now have the tools to access new learning and career opportunities, and the confidence of knowing they can achieve anything they set their minds to