Posted at 3:48 pm on November 17, 2014
The Mayor of Mulgrave says every penny counts. ACOA’s providing about 33-thousand dollars to promote the Strait of Canso Superport. It’s to help drum up more international customers. Lorne Mac Donald says that’s a nice chunk of change, and it should also pay dividends in helping to draw skilled workers back to Nova Scotia, especially to the Strait Region.
Meanwhile, Mac Donald says the community is excited that work is now underway for the expansion of the Mulgrave fish oil plant. Mac Donald says the project’s job creation and economic impact are dearly welcomed. DSM Nutritional Products says the work will be completed by April of next year.
Posted at 5:36 pm on November 13, 2014
The Strait of Canso Super-port Corporation is getting a federal boost. ACOA’s providing 33-thousand dollars for a marketing venture. The goal is to increase cargo and vessel traffic in the Strait of Canso. Tim Gilfoy is the corporation’s CEO.
The Super-port handles over 20 million tonnes of bulk shipments per year.
Posted at 9:24 am on November 10, 2014
The New Glasgow Farmers Market is growing. The Town of New Glasgow is constructing an additional building for the Farmers Market doubling its overall capacity. The new 60 by 60 foot building, will be adjacent to the existing dome. It will allow the market to move a year round operation.
The federal government, through ACOA is contributing 250-thousand dollars to the project. The Town of New Glasgow and the Pictou County Municipality will each donate 63-thousand dollars, while the New Glasgow Farmers Market Cooperative is investing 15-thousand dollars.
Posted at 5:40 pm on August 25, 2014
The Port Hawkesbury YMCA is going high-tech. The local facility, as well as the `Y` locations in Sydney and Glace Bay, are sharing nearly 150 thousand dollars in federal funding. The funds will be used for I-T system upgrades. Spokesperson Andre Gallant says it will be money well spent. He says the YMCA is a cornerstone for families, especially ones that have trouble making ends meet. Gallant says there’s something for everyone.
Gallant adds the I-T project will improve operational resources, increase fundraising efficiencies and enhance participant engagement.