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Tuesday | The Chronicle Herald

ACOA minister: ECBC budget will not be cut

Even though Enterprise Cape Breton Corp. is set to disappear, its budget will not be cut, said Rob Moore, minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

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Tuesday Apr 15 | CBC News

Port Hawkesbury backs NSCC's plans for campus residence

The Town of Port Hawkesbury backed a plan to build student housing on the Nova Scotia Community College campus Tuesday.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Squamish Chief

Nova Scotia New Democrats hail ex-premier Darrell Dexter at convention tribute

Veteran New Democrats praised their former leader and premier Darrell Dexter in an emotional tribute on Friday night, saying his legacy is one to remain proud of.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Cape Breton Post

ECBC's demise no surprise to board members

The decision to decommission Enterprise Cape Breton Corp. didn't come as a surprise to some members of the federal Crown corporation's board.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

CBC News

Window-smashing spree in Port Hawkesbury leads to 2 arrests

Two Cape Breton teenagers were arrested after someone went on a vandalism spree that damaged five properties in 30 minutes.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Fire House Iron Works in Whycocomagh brings blacksmithing to life

For many years the old fire hall on Main Street in Whycocomagh protected the community from fire and when the new fire hall was built nearby the old building began a second life.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

NSP nearly covers loss of mill income

Nova Scotia Power originally projected it would lose $83 million from the closure of the Bowater Mersey pulp mill and the downsizing of NewPage's Port Hawkesbury operation.

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Cape Breton Post

Nova Scotia hunters have until May 31 to apply for moose licence

The draw will take place on June 25 in Port Hawkesbury, with winners being notified by mail or online through the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters website.

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Cape Breton Post

Cape Breton leadership is being tested these days

'Don't be surprised to see the Harper government slowly erode funding and staffing levels for ACOA's Cape Breton offices' After 27 years of being the premier regional economic development engine on the island, with a budget in 2013 of $69 million, ECBC will be no more with the passage of yet another federal omnibus budget bill.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

CBC News

Ice storm topples power lines in Cape Breton

Thousands of Nova Scotians, particularly in Cape Breton, are without power Tuesday and schools were cancelled across the province as another wintry storm blew through.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Cape Breton Post

New exhibit at Port Hawkesbury gallery

Mark Brennan's work will be featured at the J. Franklin Wright Gallery in Port Hawkesbury, March 28-May 1. Brennan is primarily known for his visual art, depicting the rugged landscapes of Canada, but expanding into the world of sound is something that has been a natural progression to deepen his understanding of the human relationship to nature.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Compass

Five years of zeros

Tomorrow, March 28, marks the fifth year since the shutdown of the mill by AbitibiBowater in 2009.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

Cape Breton Post

ECBC decommissioned

Rob Moore, the minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, assured Cape Bretoners last week that "simply said" it will be "business as usual" with respect to federally funded economic development on the island following the imminent demise of Enterprise Cape Breton Corp. But as our story today on the uncertain future of ECBC ... (more)

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Thu Mar 20, 2014

CBC News

ECBC demise sparks concern in Cape Breton

Michel Samson, the Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, says now is the time to invest in Cape Breton.

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Wed Mar 19, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

NSCC looking for a few good ship mates

The NSCC billboard Thousands of Ship's Officers Needed Now at the corner of Joseph Howe Drive and Dutch Village Road in Halifax.

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CBC News

Enterprise Cape Breton to be scrapped in favour of ACOA

The federal government announced Wednesday that the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency will assume the responsibilities of Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation.

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