Liberal Leader Iain Rankin placed a focus on the environment and climate change during a stop
(left to right) Liberal Leader Iain Rankin, Antigonish Liberal candidate Randy Delorey and Nicky Nicholson, student entrepreneur of Happy Cones, Antigonish (Ken Kingston photo)
in Antigonish today. Rankin paid a visit to Happy Cones, a completely solar-powered ice-cream trailer. It’s a student-run seasonal business. It’s led by Nicky Nicholson, a student at Dr. JH Gillis Regional High School.
Rankin says he’s impressed.
Rankin and Antigonish Liberal incumbent Randy Delorey also had an ice cream at the trailer, located this morning at the Antigonish Farmers Market.
Rankin says Nicholson sees climate change as an issue we need to confront. Rankin says it aligns well with the solar panels on the Farmers Market, and the solar garden to be built in Antigonish, the largest in the province. The panels on the Farmers Market and the solar garden project received provincial government support.
It could be a first in Canada. A new seasonal student-run business in Antigonish, Happy Cones,
Student entrepreneur Nicky Nicholson at her business Happy Cones. (contributed photo)
is now open. The trailer, located in the Antigonish Market Square parking lot is completely solar powered. Happy Cones will also be at various spots throughout the summer
Entrepreneur Nicky Nicholson, a student at Dr. JH Gillis Regional High School says it is designed to promote the incredible benefits of solar energy to the town, community and province. Nicholson says the idea for the business was created through the St. FX Innovation and Enterprise Centre.
She says the centre helped her with such issues as getting the business started, creating a name and other details.