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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlottetown, PE - September 25, 2013 Heritage designations awarded to fifteen lighthouses across Prince Edward Island today will help ensure they will be preserved as an important part of the Island’s history for years to come, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson. Check out story for the list of light houses that have received this designation.
Halifax, NS – September 20, 2013 - Following a successful 25th Anniversary event in Halifax, the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) reports a $101,021 surplus for 2013. This eliminates the ECMA deficit and leaves the Association with a surplus of $12,800. The 2013 Sponsorship team, led by Andree Gracie, raised over $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions. Increased government support of $597,500 included funds received from all levels of government.
Ottawa, ON, September 11, 2013 - East Coast Kitchen Party has announced a major expansion of its radio programming with the addition of seven programs. For two years, East Coast Kitchen Party has been providing comprehensive coverage of Atlantic Canada’s Arts, Entertainment and Lifestyle News. Last year, a streaming 24/7 radio station was added and today seven programs from throughout Atlantic Canada and one from Ontario, have been added to regular programming.
Charlottetown, PE - August 28, 2013 - The Delta Prince Edward Hotel announced today the opening of the state-of-the-art Prince Edward Island Convention Centre, which is connected to the hotel. The $24.3 million convention centre will position the property as a leading competitor for large meetings and conventions within the region. Details in our story.