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Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s Receives Funds to Improve the Facility that Houses the Sherbrooke Opportunities Society

June 17, 2017 – District of St. Mary’s, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency All Canadians deserve to live in inclusive and vibrant communities where they can connect with their friends and neighbours. Investing in local community infrastructure will improve existing facilities, build stronger community ties and strengthen the middle class and those seeking to... Read More
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Government of Canada helps make businesses and communities more accessible through call for proposals

News Release For Immediate Release May 31, 2017 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada During National AccessAbility Week, as we celebrate, highlight and promote inclusion and accessibility across Canada, we are especially aware of how greatly society benefits when all Canadians can participate equally in their workplaces and communities. To help achieve a more... Read More
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Antigonish Affordable Housing Society receives financial support for new affordable housing units

ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA, June 1, 2017 — The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society will receive support from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Seed Funding Program to develop the second phase of Riverside Estates. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along... Read More
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The Government of Canada kicks off the 2017 hiring season for Canada Summer Jobs!

Photo is Jordan Landry who was hired through the Canada Summer Jobs Program in Summer of 2016 at Moxie’s Riverside Rentals in New Glasgow. Wondering who’s hiring this summer in Central Nova through the Canada Summer Jobs Program? Yesterday, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Patty Hajdu, announced that the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs hiring... Read More
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Their Light Shall Always Shine

Our community is one that was built over generations on the backs of hard working women and men. We have a proud tradition of industry here in Pictou County, which of course includes a lengthy history in mining. 25 years ago today, this industrial legacy, and the community as a whole, suffered a blow so... Read More
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$29.9 million for StFX

…and 600 new jobs. On Friday, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, I was pleased to announce a historic $29.9 million for three exciting construction projects on the StFX campus. This includes constructing a Centre for Innovation in Health and the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government, while rehabilitating the existing... Read More
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Government of Canada makes tourism investment in the Eastern Shore

News Release From Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Communities and businesses between Musquodoboit Harbour and Sherbrooke to benefit from support April 1, 2017 – Sheet Harbour, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Canada’s world-class tourism industry creates economic growth for middle-class Canadians. Further development and commercialization of experiential tourism and product branding along Nova Scotia’s Eastern... Read More
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Cameron Smith: Canada 150&Me Finalist

Nothing pleases me more than to see a Central Nova resident not only participate in, but be named one of the winners in a national Canada 150 contest. Recently, Cameron Smith, a local high school student in New Glasgow, entered Experiences Canada 150&Me Contest where she submitted an essay answering the question “What is the... Read More
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Budget 2017

Budget 2017 puts people first and delivers the help Nova Scotians – and all Canadians – need now, not a decade from now. It is an essential step to restore prosperity to the middle class. With Budget 2017, a number of key measures are specifically focused on Nova Scotia, including: ✓ A major transfer of... Read More
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Canada invests $325 million in the fish and seafood sector

News Release From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia — Canada’s fish and seafood sector is an integral part of the economic and social fabric of so many coastal communities across the country, especially in Atlantic Canada—that’s why the Government of Canada is today investing $325 million in this important part of the economy... Read More
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So we meet again

On Wednesday I was pleased to meet with my our Central Nova Youth Council for our second meeting. The group, which is comprised of 22 talented and bright high school and post-secondary students from throughout the riding, meet to explore two very important topics: youth employment and the environment. I always enjoy connecting with youth... Read More
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program –Tax Clinics

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), community organizations host free tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Many clinics are hosted by community organizations throughout the riding. Our office worked with the CVITP... Read More
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Hector Arena Scores Infrastructure Upgrades

February 24, 2017 – Pictou, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency The Hector Arena recently underwent some much-needed renovations and upgrades, generating more than $60,000 in opportunities for local contractors and trades people. Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, was in Pictou today to see the enhancements and announce a $30,942 contribution to... Read More
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Community Building Repurposed as New Fire Hall

  February 3, 2017 – Sherbrooke, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, today announced a $242,000 contribution through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) to assist the Sherbrooke & Area Volunteer Fire Department renovate an existing community building. The investment was announced on behalf of the... Read More

Happy 100th Birthday Dorothy!

It was an absolute delight on Saturday to partake in the celebrations in Meagher’s Grant for Dorothy Williams 100th Birthday! It was quite a celebration with friends and family for Dorothy, and it was my pleasure to be on hand to offer congratulations on behalf of the Government of Canada, and to see Dorothy’s excitement at... Read More

Biscuits, sunshine and good news!

On Saturday April 29th, I was pleased to be joined by community members to announce the details of the final projects announced under the overall total of $192,000 through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (Read original release here). At the MacPherson’s Mills Community Hall, almost $45,000 combined for the MacPherson’s Mills Community Hall, who... Read More
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