Halifax, NS – September 8, 2014 – Joel Plaskett has come out with a plea in support of Friends of the Kyber who are attempting to save the Kyber Centre for the Art. Plaskett issued a lengthy statement that was distributed in the Music Nova Scotia newsletter.
Agoura Hills, California – September 3, 2014 – Erin Brockovitch has voiced her concerns about the pollution that belches daily from the Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. She built her reputation when she was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California in 1993. That became the subject of a movie starring Julie Roberts.
Judique, Nova Scotia – August 25, 2014 – by Linda Rankin - Gracious, humble, talented, and a true gentleman are some of the words that have been used to describe Cape Breton's Buddy MacMaster. Buddy passed away at his home in Judique just a couple months shy of his 90 th birthday.
St. Stephen, NB, April 28, 2014 - The Board of Directors of Ganong Bros., Limited today announced the appointment of Bryana Ganong as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ottawa, ON - April 4, 2014 - East Coast Kitchen Party Publisher Michael Trenholm announced today the creation of the Founding Board of Directors of the not for profit corporation, The Ottawa North East Film Festival or The ONE Film Festival Inc. The Board has been created to develop and implement plans for an annual film festival that solicits participation primarily from filmmakers and films developed in North East North America. It will also create new opportunities for the music industry attracting performers primarily from Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and initiate other related actives that attract public participation and support. The full news release with biographies of the Founding Board of Directors is available here.
Halifax, N.S. - April. 1, 2014 - The East Coast Music Association has announced that Andy McLean has been named the organization's new Executive Director. Andy McLean is an established leader in the cultural industries sector with knowledge of signature events locally, nationally and internationally.
Saint Andrews, NB – March 19, 2013 - Officials with New Castle Hotels and Resorts, Southwest Properties and Marriott International have unveiled the greatly anticipated renovation to New Brunswick's landmark Algonquin Resort. The iconic resort is the nation's first Autograph Collection hotel, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of independent hotels. The Southwest/New Castle team purchased the hotel from the provincial government in 2012 to undertake the "rafters to registration" refurbishment.
New York, NY – March 21 – The provincial government is collaborating with the State of Maine to promote themselves as unique tourist destinations to travel writers in New York City. New Brunswick has many world-class experiences of which to be proud," said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder, who is in New York City as part of this promotion.
Charlottetown, PEI, March 21, 2014 – The Town of Montague will receive funding to support upgrades to the waterfront and help increase visitors to the area. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and PEI Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley have announced a combined investment of $320,000 towards necessary enhancements to the south side of the Montague Waterfront.
Halifax, NS - January 23, 2014 - Sixteen organizations have already committed to bringing national and international conferences when the new Halifax Convention Centre opens its doors in 2016. Trade Centre Limited (TCL) today, Jan. 23, announced the conferences are expected to attract more than 12,000 visitors and generate an estimated $18.1 million in new money to the province.
Halifax, NS – January 10, 2013 - Department of Canadian Heritage The Government of Canada has provided $274,000 in total funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to enable a variety of arts and culture organizations to hold cultural events in Halifax in 2014 and 2015. Who got what listed in our story.