Cape Breton Picks Up Three Canadian Tourism Award Nominations


Tourism Industry Association of Canada


Ottawa, ON – September 10, 2014 - The Canadian Tourism Award Nominees have been announced in Ottawa and once again there are several key players in Atlantic Canada that are in the running for the prestigious industry awards. Cape Breton almost swept the award nominations secured in Atlantic Canada with three.

Tourism Industry Association of Canada



Joel Plaskett Backs Friends of the Kyber


Kyber Centre for the Arts


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.

Friends of the Kyber



U.S. Consumer Advocate Erin Brockovitch Throws Support behind Pictou County’s Clear the Air Campaign


Erin Brockovitch


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.

Erin Brockovitch on Northern Pulp Mill



Funeral Services for Buddy MacMaster


Buddy MacMaster


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.

Buddy MacMaster Funeral Services



Ganong Brothers Appoints Bryana Ganong President and CEO


Bryana Ganong



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.

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The ONE Film Festival Founding Board of Directors Announced


The ONE FIlm Festival



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.

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ECMA Names NXNE Co-Founder Andy McLean New Executive Director


East Coast Music Week 2014



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


Times Square



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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