Fundy Region Receives Recreation Funding

first_imgThe province is awarding $329,000 to help improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Fundy region. Ten grants were announced today, June 28, under the Recreation Facility Development Program. MLA Brian Skabar made the announcement on behalf of Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness. “Leading a healthy, physically active lifestyle is one important way that Nova Scotians can increase their overall wellness,” said Mr. Skabar. “That’s why we are providing $2.47-million for more than 70 projects across the province that will help families have fun, while getting fit.” Under the Recreation Facility Development Program, the grants will be used to renovate facilities, develop and maintain walking trails, and build and upgrade various fields and buildings used for sport and recreation. The grants were announced at the Cumberland YMCA in Amherst. The facility received $120,000 to help refurbish an indoor pool. “The Cumberland YMCA has seen firsthand the difference strong partnerships can make to an organization,” said Trina Clarke, CEO for the Cumberland YMCA. “We are grateful to the Department of Health and Wellness for partnering with us to help improve our facility. These upgrades will have long-term benefits, which will be felt by our members for years to come. The program helps community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.last_img read more

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Saskatchewan MLA Jennifer Campeau stepping down to take job with mining company

REGINA — A Saskatchewan member of the legislature and former cabinet minister has announced she is leaving politics effective Sunday.Saskatoon Fairview MLA Jennifer Campeau says she has accepted a position with mining company Rio Tinto in British Columbia.Campeau says it’s been an honour to represent the constituency, but the time has come to move on to a different opportunity.Campeau was elected twice in very close races: she won by 247 votes in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016 by 182 votes.She served as central services minister from 2014 to 2016, and has most recently been legislative secretary in the Education Ministry for First Nations student achievement.Premier Brad Wall says Campeau winning a difficult seat twice for the Saskatchewan Party speaks to the job she has done and to the respect her constituents have for her.A byelection must be held within six months to fill the vacant seat. read more

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Security Council discusses two Iraqrelated reports

In the first, Mr. Annan reports that the ousted government failed to return most of the Kuwaiti property seized during its 1990-91 occupation of its neighbour despite some “limited cooperation” prior to the recent hostilities. He expresses the hope that there will be “continued commitment to the search and return of Kuwaiti property and archives and that real progress may soon be achieved.”In the second, he reports that the total budget for phasing out the Oil-for-Food programme by 21 November, as required by the latest Council resolution, which lifted sanctions on Iraq, is estimated at $106 million, plus a contingency reserve of $16 million. Under the programme, otherwise sanctions-bound Baghdad was allowed to sell oil for food and other humanitarian supplies as well as to pay compensation to victims of its occupation of Kuwait. read more

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