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first_imgzoom Russia’s largest shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has urged the Russian government to continue with its plan to improve navigational safety measures on the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The company also called for a ban on substandard ships and crews sailing in the environmentally sensitive region.The topic was discussed at the meeting between Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia, and Sergey Frank, President and CEO of SCF Group, held on July 10.Frank stressed the necessity of taking additional measures to ensure navigation safety along the NSR given the significant growth of freight traffic in that area and anticipated growth.In 2018, just two energy projects in the Gulf of Ob, Novy Port and Yamal LNG, both served by SCF vessels, are expected to generate around 11.5 million tons of freight alone, almost doubling the NSR peak record of 6.6 million tons in 1987. SCF shuttle tankers have commenced year-round oil shipments from Novy Port and Yamal LNG is expected to come onstream in late 2017, SCF Group said in a statement.On behalf of the maritime community, Sergey Frank has expressed hope that the Russian government will maintain the rate at which NSR infrastructure is being improved to ensure that the existing navigation safety measures remain adequate to the needs of the growing vessel traffic.This includes consistently developing the navigational and hydrographic support system, boosting the readiness of rescue services, and improving the reliability of navigational and communications aids.Dmitry Medvedev has promised that the Russian government will work on developing the NSR infrastructure, according to SCF Group.Frank also informed about the key results of the 2016/17 winter navigation season, as well as of the general results of SCF operations servicing energy projects in the Russian Arctic and the Russian Far East.As of the end of 2Q 2017, over 200 million tons of crude oil and more than 16 million tons of liquefied natural gas have been transported by SCF vessels for energy projects operating in the Arctic seas (Varandey, Prirazlomnoye, Novy Port) and in the Russian Far East (Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2) since the company began focusing on long-term project-based energy transportation and offshore servicing in 2006.During the first half of 2017 alone, Sovcomflot vessels transported 17 million tons of crude oil from the Russian Arctic and the Russian Far East.The environmental agenda was also discussed during the meeting. Frank expressed his conviction that due to the vulnerability of the Arctic ecosystem, substandard vessels and vessels manned by inexperienced and poorly qualified crews should be banned from Arctic operations.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Russia’s shipping company PAO Sovcomflot has signed time-charter agreements with oil major Shell for two dual-fuelled Aframax tankers.The tanker duo will be on time charter to Shell for up to 10 years, with a minimum commitment of five years.The vessels are part of a series of six SCF tankers currently under construction at South Korean yard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) and due for delivery between the third quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019.This “Green Funnel” series of ice class 114,000 dwt LNG-powered Aframax tankers will operate within Shell’s extensive global freight trading network. Each tanker will have an ice class 1A hull, enabling year-round export operations from the Baltic.The Aframaxes will also use Shell’s specialised LNG bunker vessels, such as the Cardissa, for fuelling in North West Europe. Furthermore, the company will provide supply points across North West Europe and the Baltic as it expands its LNG fuelling infrastructure.The vessels’ main engines, auxiliaries, and boilers will be dual fuel, capable of using LNG, and the vessels will also be fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to comply with Tier III regulations governing NOx emissions when in gasoil fuel mode.The contracts, signed on February 20 during International Petroleum Week in London, represent the next step in an extensive top-to-bottom collaboration between SCF Group and Shell over the last three years around reducing the environmental footprint of the tanker industry, in particular, by fuelling tankers with LNG.The new contracts follow the parties’ LNG fuel supply agreement concluded in 2017, which pioneered the expansion of Marine LNG fuelling into the tanker industry and, in general, for vessels not tied to fixed routes or set timetables.“Together, SCF Group and Shell are leading the development and adoption of LNG as a fuel within the tanker industry, committed to significantly reducing the environmental footprint of energy shipping,” Evgeny Ambrosov, Senior Executive Vice-President of SCF Group, said.last_img read more

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: US Coast Guard The Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project came a step closer to loading its first LNG cargo for global export as U.S. Coast Guard personnel wrapped up a safety inspection at the site.The safety inspection included a review of the terminal’s design, construction, equipment, operations, maintenance, personnel training and firefighting systems. Cameron LNG also submitted its Marine Operations Manual and Emergency Manual to the Coast Guard for examination.The project is nearing its first LNG cargo export after obtaining approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export up to 14.95 Mtpa to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries and non-FTA countries. In April 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the final environmental impact statement to construct and operate the liquefaction facility. FERC authorized the project in June 2014.Cameron LNG’s partners are Mitsui & Co., Sempra LNG & Midstream, Mitsubishi Corporation, Total, and NYK Line. In December 2016, Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) unveiled plans for a 165,000 cbm LNG carrier for the project. The vessel is scheduled for delivery from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding’s yard in 2019.Following delivery, the LNG carrier will transport the LNG produced at the Cameron project to Japanese Toho Gas and Tohoku Electric through Mitsubishi Corporation’s Singapore-based energy business subsidiary, Diamond Gas International.last_img read more

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first_imgzoomNavios Lumen bulk carrier. Source: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn Navios Maritime Partners, an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, ended the first quarter of this year with a net loss.The company reported a net loss of USD 9.5 million in Q1 2019, compared to a net income of USD 5.5 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.As explained, net results in Q1 2019 were negatively affected by a USD 7.3 million impairment loss on the sale of the Navios Galaxy I.Time charter and voyage revenues for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019, decreased by 11.8% to USD 46.8 million, as compared to USD 53.1 million for the same period in 2018.The decrease in time charter and voyage revenues were attributed to the drop in revenue due to the sales of the YM Unity and YM Utmost in July 2018 and the Navios Felicity and the Navios Libra II in December 2018.In addition, revenues were impacted by the decrease in the time charter equivalent (TCE) rate to USD 13,209 per day in Q1 2019 from USD 16,108 per day in Q1 2018.“Our results were particularly strong given the weak market backdrop. Charter rates in the drybulk sector were adversely affected by January’s tragic dam collapse in Brazil, which removed a significant amount of iron ore from the longest trading route to China,” Angeliki Frangou, Navios Maritime Partners’ Chairman and CEO, commented.“Despite this challenging environment, NMM earned a TCE rate of USD 13,209 per day for its fleet in the first quarter. Also, we have seen material rate improvement since Q1. The current spot rate for capesize vessels of USD 11,182 has increased about 90% from the average spot rate for the months of February and March,” Frangou continued.On April 5, 2019, Navios Partners completed a USD 20 million, ten-year sale and leaseback transaction with unrelated third parties, for a 2009-built Capesize vessel.On April 15, the company drew USD 31.4 million under a new commercial bank facility to refinance two Capesize vessels.Moreover, the company sold the Navios Galaxy for USD 6 million and released it from the Term Loan B collateral package. This was followed by the release of one Ultra-Handymax vessel from the Term Loan B collateral package on May 3.As a result, Navios Partners prepaid USD 73.5 million to the Term Loan B in order to release five vessels from the collateral package.Navios Partners has currently contracted out 84.8% of its available days for 2019, 36.2% for 2020 and 23.4% for 2021.At the end of first quarter of 2019, Navios Partners operated a fleet of 37 vessels.last_img read more

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first_imgEMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION -Help Available to Find CertifiedConstruction Electricians The province has joined forces with the Nova Scotia HomeBuilders’ Association and the International Brotherhood ofElectrical Workers to put certified construction electricians intouch with people who need them. “I am very pleased to see how the community has come together tohelp those in need,” said Ernest Fage, Minister responsible forthe Emergency Measures Organization. Concerns had been raised that there might not be enough certifiedelectricians for homeowners who needed repairs to theirelectrical meters and pipes before Nova Scotia Power couldreconnect power lines. “As soon as we heard those concerns, the Emergency MeasuresOrganization brought all the parties together to work out asolution, with the help of private organizations, providing theneeded assistance,” said the minister. The first resource that people should use to locate a certified electrician is the local Yellow Pages. If any homeowner is stillhaving difficulty obtaining the services of a certifiedelectrician within what they feel is a reasonable amount of time, they should contact Nova Scotia’s public inquiries line at 902-424-5200 in Halifax, or toll-free 1-800-670-4357. Callers will beprovided with an up-to-date list of qualified electriciansavailable to do the required work. Public inquiry lines willremain open this weekend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association is working with theInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to compile a listof electrical contractors who have certified electriciansavailable for work. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 4, certifiedconstruction electricians in the province who wish to be put onthis list should contact the homebuilders association at 1-800-668-2001. The line will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily,until there is no longer a need for this service. Homeowners are reminded that before Nova Scotia Power canreconnect power to their equipment, any damage to the electricalservice entrance (the meter base and pipe) must be repaired by acertified construction electrician who has obtained theappropriate Nova Scotia Power permit. It is essential thatindividuals hire only certified construction electricians to dothis work. Failure to do this will make it impossible for powerto be restored. Nova Scotia Power estimates about 1,360 people, out of about5,000 who have already completed the necessary electrical repairwork, are now waiting for power re-connection. Nova Scotia Poweralready has crews working in the Halifax Regional Municipalityand Northeastern Nova Scotia to reconnect these people.last_img read more

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first_imgAlmost 600 young people will find jobs this summer thanks to theNova Scotia Employment Program for Students and the Summer Co-Operative Employment Program. Economic Development MinisterErnest Fage announced the $1.6 million program today, May 14, andnoted that many of the jobs are in rural Nova Scotia. “The province is committed to providing relevant work experiencefor young people and ensuring that both students and employersbenefit from these very worthwhile projects,” said Mr. Fage.”Hundreds of not-for-profit organizations across the province aretaking this opportunity to hire innovative young people and helpthem hone their skills.” The Summer Co-op Program recently placed 92 students in jobsrelated to their co-operative education programs at non-profitand government-funded organizations. The Nova Scotia Employment Program for Students (NSEPS) alsofocuses on career-related summer jobs for post-secondarystudents. These jobs often provide students with career-orientedwork. This program reflects government’s commitment to helporganizations to hire students while focussing on sectors andareas with the greatest need — the not-for-profit sector andhigh unemployment regions. Employers are seeking skilled students to fill a variety ofpositions. All positions may be viewed in the NSEPS catalogue, which will soon be available in employment offices across theprovince or on the Office of Economic Development’s website atwww.gov.ns.ca/econ/pep/nseps/.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation contributed $175 million tothe province for government’s programs and services in 2003-04,says the corporation’s annual report, released today, July 12.That’s down from the $191 million contributed in 2002-03. About $156 million comes from the ticket and video lottery sideof the gaming business and $25 million from the two casinos.About $6 million was spent on responsible gaming and otherexpenses, resulting in a payment to the province of $175 million. Last year saw a notable decline in revenue growth across allbusiness lines. Gaming Corporation officials said this wasbecause of such things as product maturation, increasedcompetition for the entertainment dollar and heightenedresponsible gaming initiatives. In 2003-04, a framework was developed that will allow stakeholderconsultations and public input on the future of the gamingindustry. The consultations will provide the direction needed todevelop a comprehensive gaming strategy for Nova Scotia. Thatstrategy is expected to address the provincial gaming industry’seconomical sustainability, social responsibility andaccountability. Discussions on the framework will take place overthe summer, with a completed strategy targeted for early 2005. The gaming industry in Nova Scotia accounts for 1,200 direct jobsand for more than $52 million in commissions to lotteryretailers, many of whom are small business owners. The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s annual report is availableon its website at www.gamingcorp.ns.ca .last_img read more

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first_imgNova Scotia’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) will soonhave a new executive director. RCMP Superintendent Craig MacLaughlan will become the new head ofthe provincial Emergency Measures Organization in February 2005,Ernest Fage, Minister responsible for EMO said today, Nov. 26. A 29-year member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Mr. MacLaughlan is currently the superintendent of supportservices, criminal operations branch, Nova Scotia. As the RCMP’scritical incident officer — the officer in charge of all majorevents, disasters and investigations in Nova Scotia — Mr.MacLaughlan was responsible for the RCMP’s response to HurricaneJuan and last winter’s blizzard. “Craig MacLaughlan has the background and the experience dealingwith emergency situations that make him the ideal choice asExecutive Director,” said Mr. Fage. “I’m confident that he willdo an excellent job in leading the provincial EMO.” Mr. MacLaughlan has been with the RCMP’s H Division in NovaScotia since 2001. He previously served in Newfoundland andLabrador, Nunavut and Manitoba. In 2003, he was awarded the Nova Scotia Premier’s Award for hisleadership during Hurricane Juan. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank currentexecutive director Mike Lester for his years of dedicated serviceto the people of Nova Scotia and wish him the best in hisretirement,” said Mr. Fage. “Mike has guided the province throughmany large scale emergencies over the last 16 years and it isthrough his leadership that Nova Scotia has gained a nationalreputation for being one of the most prepared provinces. He willtruly be missed.” The EMO is responsible for ensuring the safety and security ofNova Scotians, their property and environment by providing aprompt and co-ordinated response to an emergency. EMO provideshelp with planning before an emergency occurs, co-ordinatesprovincial resources during an emergency and helps with analysisand evaluation after an emergency.last_img read more

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first_imgProperty owners who received an assessment cap application earlier this summer are reminded that the deadline to submit their application for the program is Friday, Sept. 30. The CAP Assessment Program, introduced with the 2005 assessment, is designed to help protect property owners from sudden and dramatic increases in market value by placing a limit, or cap, on the amount of taxable assessment increase on eligible properties. To receive a capped assessment, the property must be owned by a Nova Scotia resident and meet certain other eligibility criteria. Property owners who applied for the CAP last year and continue to meet the residency and ownership requirements will be automatically re-considered for 2006. They do not have to reapply. Owner-occupied condominiums are now part of the CAP program. Owners of condominiums who wish to be considered for a capped assessment must submit an application for the 2006 CAP. Application forms are available on the website at www.nsassessment.ca or can be picked up at a local regional assessment office, Access Nova Scotia Centre, Registry of Deeds office or municipal tax office. Completed applications must be received by assessment services by Sept. 30. For more information on the CAP program property owners can visit the website at www.nsassessment.ca/cap or call 1-800-667-5727.last_img read more

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first_imgNova Scotia will recognize and support its long-standing relationship with Canada’s military by naming a Minister responsible for Military Relations. Premier Rodney MacDonald announced today, Oct. 30, that Murray Scott is the first minister appointed to the post. “The Canadian military holds tremendous historic, social and economic significance in Nova Scotia,” said Premier MacDonald. “This new position will serve as our direct link to both the Department of National Defence and military personnel in our province.” The minister will oversee the province’s Defence Forum, an interdepartmental committee of provincial staff who promote and support relationships with the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces. The goals of the forum are: to build Nova Scotia’s capacity to deal with military issues and opportunities, sustain a strong relationship with the Canadian Forces and Department of National Defence, and help Nova Scotia work towards a stronger military presence in the province. “Our service men and women play an important role in our communities, whether through active combat overseas or helping during disasters like Hurricane Juan or the aftermath of the Swiss Air tragedy,” said Mr. Scott. “I am honoured to have been given this role and new opportunity to support our military and their families.” Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to designate a minister responsible for military relations and to have a Defence Forum of provincial officials. “I welcome any initiative that supports our sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen who work so diligently every day to ensure that Canada and Canadians continue to be safe and secure both at home and abroad,” said Gen. Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence Staff. There are about 14,500 military personnel, reservists and civilian employees in Nova Scotia. The Canadian Forces spend more than $1 billion each year on salaries, operations and facilities in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

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first_imgThe contribution of Canada’s Merchant Navy will be marked through a memorial being unveiled at Bedford’s DeWolfe Park during a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 24. The memorial, which will be unveiled in a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m., is one of several legacy projects sponsored by Democracy 250 to commemorate the efforts of those who helped the evolution of Canadian democracy. The Bedford Celebrates D250 Committee and Immigration Minister Len Goucher came up with the concept for the memorial. “The 250th anniversary of democracy in Canada is an ideal time to honour members of Canada’s Merchant Navy — 2,200 of whom died during Second World War convoy attacks,” said retired colonel Bruce Gilchrist, co-chair of the Bedford committee. “We wanted to have some type of event that would bring out the entire community, but rather than simply host a celebration, we thought it would be more fitting to leave a legacy in Admiral Harry DeWolfe Park.” DeWolfe Park commemorates the memory of Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolfe, one of Bedford’s own, whose efforts in the English Channel, as part of the 10th Flotilla, ensured the success of the D-Day landing in 1944 and ultimately restored democracy to Europe. “I am so pleased that as we mark 250 years of Canadian democracy, we are using the occasion to honour the men and woman serving in today’s Canadian Forces; our veterans and, through this memorial, those who served in the Merchant Navy,” added Democracy 250 co-chair Russell MacLellan. “Long after the celebrations are over, the memorial, an anchor donated by the Canadian Navy, will serve as a visual reminder of our military history. “Above all, it is a way of showing our gratitude to those who helped the Merchant Navy play a vital role in the Allied Forces that brought an end to the Second World War. It is a chance for us to say that We Will Never Forget.” Canada’s Naval Memorial HMCS Sackville, a veteran of the Second World War, will make a historic trip to the Bedford Basin from the berth downtown to participate in the commemorative ceremony. Merchant and naval veterans of the Battle of the Atlantic will be onboard. HMCS Goose Bay, a Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel, will be on station in the basin, to represent Canada’s modern navy. Entertainment will be provided by the Stadacona Band Maritime Forces Atlantic. People are encouraged to attend the commemoration and unveiling ceremonies. DeWolfe Park is on the basin off Waterfront Drive, at the foot of Convoy Run, in Bedford. For more information, visit www.democracy250.ca .last_img read more

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first_imgThe Tusket Industrial Park in the Municipality of Argyle will be able to attract more businesses with the completion of the wastewater extension project. The province announced today, Feb. 6, that it is investing $60,000 towards the extension of a wastewater line that will serve the remaining lots in the park. The project also includes improvements to the system’s pumping station. “This project will help the municipality attract new businesses to the park,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Community Services, on behalf of Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “It is a vital component to the industrial growth of the Municipality of Argyle.” The investment is part of the Provincial Capital Assistance Program which helps municipalities with priority projects that will improve quality of life and help achieve economic growth for the area. “We appreciate the government’s assistance with this project,” said Aldric d’Entremont, warden of the Municipality of Argyle. “It will help create economic opportunities in our community.”last_img read more

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first_img the rate of hospitalizations for suicide attempts declined by 30 per cent over the 10-year period 55 per cent of those hospitalized were female Lower income was associated with higher rates of both hospitalizations for suicide attempts and suicide deaths The rate of suicide death declined from 11 to nine individuals per 100,000 Nova Scotia’s suicide rate was lower than the national average, nine out of 100,000 individuals compared to 11 out of 100,000 84 per cent of suicide deaths were male 55 per cent of suicide deaths were previously diagnosed with a mental disorder The report is available online at www.gov.ns.ca/hpp . A new report will better position government and its partners to help Nova Scotians at risk of attempting suicide. The report, Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Nova Scotia, was released today, July 15. Its purpose is to help those who work in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention and support. “Suicide is a very complex and sensitive public health issue,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer. “We need to talk about it more and better understand it to ensure the right programs and supports are in place to help Nova Scotians.” The report describes the conditions surrounding suicide and attempted suicide in Nova Scotia. The data is based on hospital and vital statistics records of suicides and suicide attempts from 1995 to 2004. It examines demographic factors, how people attempt suicide and complete suicide, and the types of health-care services used by Nova Scotians at risk. “This report is a baseline we can use to evaluate future efforts on this important issue, and we’ve made good progress since 2004,” said Dr. Strang. “We’ve developed a suicide prevention framework to reduce suicides and attempted suicides, we’re doing additional research with the medical examiner’s office, and we fund our community partners who work with Nova Scotians.” Dr. Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial chair in adolescent mental health, a partnership with the IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, said that even though suicide and suicide attempt rates are decreasing, and Nova Scotia is experiencing lower suicide rates than most Canadian provinces, there is more to be done. “Improving care for people with mental disorders, enhancing the capability of health care and education professionals to identify people at risk, promoting overall good health and resiliency, and improving access to good mental health care, can all help further reduce Nova Scotia’s suicide rates.” Highlights of the report include:last_img read more

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first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) reported an increase in net income of 6.7 per cent in its 2nd quarter results, released today, Dec. 11. For the period of June 29 to Sept. 27, the NSLC recorded net income of $67 million on net sales of $167.4 million, compared with $62.8 million of net income on net sales of $158.8 million during the same period last year. The net sales increase for the quarter was 5.4 per cent. A detailed news release on the second quarter results can be found by following the News Releases link on the NSLC website at www.thenslc.com -30-last_img read more

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first_imgThe 2010-11 Annual Report of the Alcohol and Gaming Division is now available online. To download a copy of the report, visit: http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/pdf/agd-nova-scotia-annual-gaming-report-2010-11.pdf -30-last_img

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first_imgLa province célèbre l’accès à l’éducation et à l’apprentissage continu dans le cadre du premier anniversaire de la collection des bibliothèques publiques de livres téléchargeables pour les régions rurales de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les livres téléchargeables sont populaires dans la province; les Néo-Écossais ont téléchargé plus de 2 000 livres ou titres de plus par mois que l’année dernière. Initialement, la collection incluait 646 livres audio et 378 livres électroniques portant sur 70 sujets, tant des ouvrages généraux que des romans, à l’intention des adultes et des jeunes. La Bibliothèque provinciale de la Nouvelle-Écosse a investi 40 000 $ pour établir la collection à l’intention des conseils de gestion des bibliothèques dans les régions rurales. Un investissement supplémentaire de 38 000 $ par ces conseils de gestion a permis d’augmenter la collection, qui contient maintenant 1 936 livres électroniques et 1 400 livres audio. « Ce programme attire non seulement les amateurs de lecture, mais également les gens qui ne sont peut–être pas en mesure de lire des livres traditionnels en raison d’une perte de vision, de troubles d’apprentissage ou d’un handicap qui les empêchent de tenir un livre, » a dit David Wilson, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. « Les bibliothèques demeurent une option économique pour les Néo-Écossais. La carte de membre gratuite des bibliothèques publiques offre tout un monde de lecture et d’information aux familles. » En août 2010, 1 164 livres ont été téléchargés. En juillet 2011, ce nombre a augmenté à 3 364. Les lecteurs ont maintenant accès à 34 000 titres, récemment ajoutés, dont le droit d’auteur est échu et qui sont maintenant du domaine public. Les nouveaux titres constituent une sélection d’ouvrages généraux et de romans classiques de différents genres et en différentes langues. Les lecteurs ont accès à des romans classiques, des vieux westerns et des livres pour enfants d’auteurs tels que Lewis Carroll et Beatrix Potter. « Depuis 2010, l’utilisation accrue des livres électroniques est un phénomène qui se répand à l’échelle de l’industrie, a dit Dyan Perley, gestionnaire de l’accès aux systèmes et aux collections de la Bibliothèque provinciale de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous espérons pouvoir joindre les gens qui ont récemment fait l’achat d’un lecteur de livres numériques ou qui utilisent les applications de livres numériques. » Toute personne qui détient une carte de membre d’une bibliothèque publique a accès à la collection. Les utilisateurs peuvent lire ou écouter les livres sur leur ordinateur personnel, leur ordinateur portatif ou leur appareil portable. La collection en ligne est utilisée de la même façon que les collections traditionnelles d’une bibliothèque. Lorsqu’un ouvrage est emprunté, l’utilisateur peut le réserver et être avisé lorsqu’il aura été retourné. Par contre, contrairement aux emprunts traditionnels, les retours sont automatiques et les frais de retards ne s’appliquent pas. Les lecteurs de la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax ont accès à une collection téléchargeable depuis 2008. La collection de livres téléchargeables se trouve à l’adresse http://digitalmedia.library.ns.ca.last_img read more

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first_imgPICTOU COUNTY: Trenton East River Bridge, Trenton Connector The Trenton Connector will be closed from Abercrombie Road to Route 348 today, May 22 until 5 p.m., for repairs on the Trenton East River Bridge. Traffic will be detoured. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes. -30-last_img

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first_imgThe province and federal government are moving forward on their commitment to strengthen laws and regulations on oil and gas activity and exploration offshore. Premier Darrell Dexter and federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver today, June 17, announced plans to more effectively and efficiently regulate Nova Scotia’s offshore by raising the absolute liability from $30 million to $1 billion. The move will protect the environment and ensure taxpayers do not end up having to pay the bill for any possible spill off the shore of Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia is facing unprecedented opportunities right now, including renewed interest and billions of dollars in new investments in the province’s offshore,” said Premier Dexter. “But that doesn’t justify throwing caution to the wind. “Nova Scotians have seen the devastating effects of oil spills in other jurisdictions. The government wants to ensure the safe extraction of Nova Scotia’s offshore resources while at the same time protecting the environment. Raising the absolute liability for companies operating in our province will certainly help achieve that goal.” The change represents a 3,000 per cent increase in liability. The governments have also agreed to make explicit in legislation the polluter pays principle, which strengthens the legal requirement of companies operating on the province’s offshore. “Supporting jobs and long-term economic prosperity in Atlantic Canada and across our country demands a modern offshore liability regime that protects Canadian taxpayers,” said Mr. Oliver. “Today’s $1-billion milestone in our plan for Responsible Resource Development will ensure that accountability for operators in the Atlantic offshore is updated and in line with international standards.” Nova Scotia and the federal government will continue to work together over the coming months to finalize changes to legislation. Some of these proposed amendments include: The Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board administers Nova Scotia’s offshore petroleum regulations. requiring the public release of documents such as environmental and emergency preparedness plans providing the offshore boards with the authority to levy administrative and monetary penalties for non-compliance with laws, regulations or orders providing the offshore boards with the necessary tools to conduct environmental assessments under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 increasing deposit amounts required by the regulator before drilling approvals are granted.last_img read more

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first_img CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road Malagash Road is reduced to one lane from Purdy Loop for 2.5 km to Blue Sea Road during paving and other improvements. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. The project is expected to be finished Wednesday, August 31. -30- COLCHESTER COUNTY: Spencer Point Road Spencer Point Road is reduced to one lane during paving and other improvements from Trunk 2 for 1.4 km. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. The project is expected to be finished Wednesday, August 31.last_img read more

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first_imgA new training program for agricultural equipment technicians will provide in-demand opportunities for apprentices and help Nova Scotia farmers improve productivity. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell was joined by industry representatives, employers and apprentices in Port Williams, Kings Co., today, Aug. 17, to announce the program. It uses existing technical training for heavy duty equipment technicians, along with online courses. “There’s hasn’t been an apprenticeship program available to agricultural equipment technicians in the province for some time,” said Mr. Colwell. “With support from the agricultural industry we’ve developed a new program that will help our young people gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their communities, while also helping employers address a specific labour need.” The program was developed at the request of the agricultural equipment industry, which identified the need for skilled technicians to maintain and repair the technically advanced equipment used on farms today. “Working with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, we were able to develop a program that will assist us in meeting our growing need for service techs,” said Patrick VanOostrum, president of VanOostrum Farm Equipment. “I’m looking forward to developing the skills needed to become a technician, “said Zach Quinn, an apprentice at VanOostrum Farm Equipment. “It’s a great industry to be a part of.” The new program includes a combination of technical training, online courses and on-the-job training. Certified heavy duty equipment technicians and truck and transport mechanics can use their apprenticeship hours toward certification as an agricultural equipment technician or take additional training to earn a dual certification. The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency was established in 2014. The agency works closely with industry to increase awareness of apprenticeship and to create more opportunities for apprentices through responsive and innovative apprenticeship training. For more information on apprenticeship in Nova Scotia visit www.nsapprenticeship.ca .last_img read more