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Posted at 1:52 pm on September 12, 2014

The Town of New Glasgow and the Pictou County Municipality are joining forces to develop a business park.

The two municipal units announced this morning they have purchased a parcel of land to S.W. Weeks.  It’s located adjacent to the existing business park in New Glasgow and will become the East River Business Park.  The two municipalities have also formed their own municipal corporation, New Scotland Business Development Incorporated.  Up to 17 acres of land is available for development in the business park.

Pictou County Warden Ron Baillie says the two municipalities are committed to growing the local economy.  He says Pictou County and New Glasgow can help by providing infrastructure that attracts investment in wholesaling, light manufacturing or retail operations.


Posted at 1:50 pm on September 12, 2014

A new study shows the cost of attending university in Nova Scotia is rising at a faster rate than most provinces.  Figures released by Statistics Canada shows the average Nova Scotia University student will be paying more than 64-hundred dollars in undergraduate tuition fees this year.  That’s up 3.6 per cent higher than last year.  Only Saskatchewan and Ontario are reporting higher increases in their tuition rates.

Ontario students pay the most in tuition at more than 75-hundred dollars, while Saskatchewan is next at 66-hundred followed by Nova Scotia.  The lowest is Newfounland and Labrador at 26-hundred.

At St. FX University, it costs Nova Scotia students just under 68-hundred dollars in tuition and general fees to attend this year.  Canadian students from outside Nova Scotia will pay 78-hundred dollars.


Posted at 1:49 pm on September 12, 2014

It’s becoming clearer how the management of the province’s health care system will look like in future.  The Liberal government is consolidating the province’s nine district health authorities into one, plus the IWK.  In an opinion editorial this week Health Minister Leo Glavine says as part of the process, the new single health authority will have four management zones to ensure local leadership and to deliver programs and services  Locally, the Guysborough Antigonish Strait and Cape Breton Health Authorities will become the eastern zone.  The Pictou, Colchester-East Hants and Cumberland Health Authorities will be the northern zone.   Pictou County Health Authority CEO Pat Lee is the co-leader of the transition team.  Lee says the boundaries of the management zones were developed based on a number of factors.

Glavine says the transition and design team will complete recommendations on how the management zones will be staffed in the coming months.  The merging of the health authorities will officially be completed by next April.


Posted at 5:47 pm on September 11, 2014

The Antigonish Chapter of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia is holding its first official support group meeting this weekend.  Survivors, friends, family and care givers are invited to attend.  Kendra Gottschall of Antigonish is one of the organizers and a survivor.  She says there are some common misconceptions when it comes to brain injuries.

Gottschall was badly injured in a car accident when she was 16, and now she’s pleased to say she’s starting work towards her PhD.
The session is taking place at the library in downtown Antigonish from 1-3 Saturday afternoon.


Posted at 2:22 pm on September 11, 2014

Another honour for the Cabot Links Golf Course in Inverness.  A leading international on-line travel web site, www.travelpulse.com has named Cabot Links to its list of “The World’s 10 Most Spectacular Golf Course Views”.   The Inverness Course ranked  second in the globe.

The web site says as you walk across the course and look beyond the salty mist that hovers over the Gulf of St. Lawrence you might think you have been transported to the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland.  The web site says natural dunes and bunkers give Cabot Links a traditional golf vibe and charm that’s nearly incomparable.

Earlier this year, Golfweek listed Cabot Links as Canada’s Best Modern Golf Course in its annual rankings.  Last year, Cabot was second in the country.

 

Find the full story from Travel Pulse here:  http://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/the-worlds-10-most-spectacular-golf-course-views.html


Posted at 2:19 pm on September 11, 2014

At last night’s council meeting in Guysborough Deputy Warden Janet Peitzsche gave an update on the Sable Wind project which is under construction in her district. Work has been moving forward on schedule. Roads to the site have been completed, concrete has been poured at the turbine sites and parts for the turbines have already started to arrive on site. Employment in the area has increased as a result of the project. In the coming weeks the turbines themselves will be transported by truck to the site between Hazel Hill and Canso.

 

Fanning Education Centre students will be called upon to name the six turbines and associated roads.

 

The deadline for completion is December 15, 2014.


Posted at 9:48 am on September 11, 2014

An Antigonish medical professional hopes for a solid community gathering to raise awareness and funding in the fight against breast Cancer.  It’s Dr. Jane Anne Howard’s first time involved with the Run For The Cure. The team is called “Antigonish Get Your Pink On.“  The Run For The Cure is the largest single-day volunteer lead charity event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  Howard’s friend and family member were both diagnosed with breast Cancer recently.  She’s also driven because of her involvement on a professional level.

 

There is no “same day registration.“  Race Day is October 5th.  You must register online at `runforthecure.com,`   hopefully by Sept. 19th, that way you’ll be guaranteed to get a t-shirt.  Search location, then click Pictou County– then search for Antigonish “Get Your Pink On.“


Posted at 7:06 pm on September 10, 2014

 

Sobey’s headquarters in Stellarton is expanding.  That means a real estate affiliate that’s located on the property must move to another location.  Crombie REIT is apparently acquiring office space freed up by Empire Theatres.  Sobey’s is expanding and hiring more people stemming from a multi-billion dollar acquisition with Safeway Inc. 


Posted at 7:00 pm on September 10, 2014

The Strait Regional School Board Superintendent says Thursday is a banner day.  Ford Rice says “Stand Up To Bullying Day“ reminds us that no one should be afraid to go to school.   Rice says “situations“ can occur when you’re dealing with 63 hundreds students, but he say any instances are dealt with carefully with a goal of preventing bullying and providing a safe environment for everyone.

Everyone is asked to wear pink to show their support for “Stand Up To Bullying Day“ and red is an appropriate alternative if you don’t have pink available. The school board is inviting students, parents/guardians, staff, volunteers, support groups and community members to participate.


Posted at 6:58 pm on September 10, 2014

A Pictou County woman is facing some serious drug related charges.  Authorities raided a home on Maple Street in Stellarton.  They located cocaine, ecstasy, magic mushrooms and marijuana.  A 27 year old woman was arrested then released from custody.  She’ll appear in court at a later date.