WCB’S INFORMATION EVENT FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES . . . 2014 ATLANTIC AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME. . . . UPCOMING TRACTOR SAFETY COURSE . . . NOVA AGRI RECEIVES FUNDING TO DEVELOP VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
WCB’S INFORMATION EVENT FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES
Workers’ Compensation Board is hosting a business information event for small to medium sized business at the Louis Millett Community Complex on October 28 and 29. This event will include representatives from the Workers’ Compensation Board, Department of Labour and Advanced Education, and several industry safety Associations. Drop by to ask your questions about your requirements. (read more)
2014 ATLANTIC AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME
Wayne Dickieson, Prince Edward Island; Leonardus (Leo) Cox, Nova Scotia; Robert Colpitts, New Brunswick; and Ross Traverse, Newfoundland and Labrador were inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Alumni Theatre on the Dalhousie Agricultural campus in Truro last Thursday, October 16. Ross Traverse and the late Bob Colpitts (who will be inducted posthumously) are former alumni of the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
UPCOMING TRACTOR SAFETY COURSE
Extended Learning will be offering the Nova Scotia Tractor Safety Course for Class 8 drivers in partnership with VanOostrum Farm Equipment, in Port Williams, N.S. on November 7 and 8. This course is designed to increase awareness and test competency of 14 to16-year-old tractor operators with regards to safe operation and use of farm tractors and implements. Participants must have a valid Nova Scotia Class 8 driver’s license and have driving experience. Application Deadline is Friday, October 24. (read more)
NOVA AGRI RECEIVES FUNDING TO DEVELOP VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS
As Nova Agri continues to innovate, researching and developing new value-added products, the company also hopes to strengthen the Valley economy and create jobs. West Nova MP Greg Kerr announced $182,739 in federal funding for Nova Agri at Blueberry Acres in Centreville, N.S. on Oct. 14. The funding, through the Growing Forward 2 Agri-Innovation Program, will provide Nova Agri with technical support to help produce and market new lines of fresh fruit and vegetable products to meet consumer demands. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
ROBOT BEES COULD ASSIST WITH TRICKY RESCUE OPERATIONS
CHEAP AFRICAN SOLAR ENERGY COULD POWER UK HOMES IN 2018
SEED BANK SPROUTS AT DALHOUSIE’S AGRICULTURE CAMPUS
OCT. 20 – 26 IS WASTE REDUCTION WEEK