ECMA Names NXNE Co-Founder Andy McLean New Executive Director


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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.

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Algonquin Resort Welcomes First Guest Following Expansive Renovation


Algonquin Resort



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.

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New Brunswick, Maine, promoting themselves as tourist destinations


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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.

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Montague Waterfront Getting an Artful New Look


Montague, Prince Edward Island



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.

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Halifax Convention Centre Secures 16 events


Halifax Convention Centre


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.

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Government Funding for Arts and Culture Organizations in Halifax Announced


Government arts funding Halifax


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.

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Mahone Bay Centre Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Old School in 2014


Mahone Bay Old School


Mahone Bay. NS, December 5, 2013 – Heritage Canada has announced $14,400 in funding will help the Mahone Bay Centre Society present activities to celebrate the history of the Mahone Bay Old School. Over nine months, the work of more than 140 local artists, artisans, and heritage performers will be featured. 2014 will be the 100th anniversary of the school.

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Sable Island now Formally Protected under National Park Legislation


Sable Island


Ottawa, December 1, 2013 - Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and Peter MacKay, Canada's Justice Minister and Attorney General, announced today that the Expansion and Conservation of Canada's National Parks Act has come into force and that the final step in Sable Island becoming a national park reserve is now complete.

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PEI will advance two cultural tourism projects in 2014


Stompin' Tom Connors


Charlottetown, PE – November 14, 2013 – The Prince Edward Island Government has announced plans to build a memorial to Stompin’ Tom Connors. Part of this week’s throne speech announced the project. “The Province aspires to work with the Connors family and federal partners to honor and commemorate the life and music of Tom Connors by establishing a lasting and living memorial to this great Canadian.”

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SOCAN Members Can Get Paid More for Music on YouTube


SOCAN and Audiam


Toronto, ON - November. 6, 2013 - SOCAN - the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada - has entered into an agreement with Audiam that will make it easier for SOCAN members to receive additional money from the use of their music in any videos posted to YouTube.

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Nova Scotia Government Supports Cabot Links in Inverness, World-Class Golf Destination


Cabot Links Golf Course


Halifax, NS - August 11, 2013 - The Nova Scotia government announced Sunday plans to invest $8.25 million to expand the Cabot Links golf course. The funds are intended to help the Inverness area continue to attract tourists, and boost employment and economic growth.

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The Contrarian, Parker Donham in Trouble with Elections Nova Scotia


Parker Donham


Victoria-The Lakes, NS - October 7, 2013 – Elections Nova Scotia has asked the RCMP to investigate Parker Donham after he snapped a picture of his ballot in the Nova Scotia election and posted it on social networks. Details and the controversial tweet in our story.

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Atlantic Canadian Groups Nominated for 2013 Canadian Tourism Awards


Tourism Industry Association of Canada Awards


Ottawa, ON – October 1, 2013 – The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada. This year the TIAC received a record number of entries. Read about all the nominees from Atlantic Canada in our story.

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