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Nominations now open for Shelburne County Business and Community Development Awards

Nominations now open for Shelburne County Business and Community Development Awards

August 2, 2016 – Shelburne, NS – Community Business Development Corporation - Shelburne (CBDC)

Nominations are now open for the annual Shelburne County Business and Community Development Awards.
Nominations are being accepted in five categories this year, recognizing businesses and community organizations throughout Shelburne County who are committed to excellence in exporting, innovation, hospitality as well as community leadership and development.

Excellence in Community Development will recognize a community organization or social enterprise that has made significant and notable contributions to the community, has served as a catalyst for positive action, and exhibits the highest standards of leadership.

The Innovation in Business Award will recognize a business or social enterprise that has demonstrated innovative leadership through the use of technology, the development of new or value added products or services; and/or improved productivity- resulting in a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The Exporter of the Year Award will recognize a business that has demonstrated excellence in exporting, has experienced noticeable growth in their overall business as a direct result of entering the global marketplace, and has made a significant contribution to development and growth of the local economy. The winner of the Exporter of the Year Award will be recognized at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards luncheon in Halifax in the Spring of 2017 where Nova Scotia companies, partners and industry professionals will come together to celebrate exporting success. During that event, one of the companies will be awarded the prestigious title of Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year.

The Hospitality Award will recognize a business, community organization or social enterprise that has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the hospitality industry; has gone above and beyond to offer superior service and make visitors (and locals) feel like there’s no better place to visit or live, and has made a significant contribution to the advancement of tourism and hospitality in the area.

The Business of the Year Award recognizes a business or social enterprise that has made significant and notable contributions to the community by providing meaningful employment, operational stability, vision, leadership and excellence in its sector.
Nominations will be accepted until noon on September 9, 2016. The winners will be announced at a gala banquet on Thursday, October 20 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Clark’s Harbour starting at 6 p.m.

The Shelburne County Business and Community Development Awards is sponsored by the Community Business Development Corporation – Shelburne (CBDC), the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Municipality of the District of Barrington, Municipality of the District of Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne and the Barrington and Shelburne chambers of commerce.
For more information, to nominate a business or organization, or to purchase tickets, contact the Shelburne CBDC by telephone 902-875-1133 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Find out more on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/shelburnecountyexcellenceawards.

Contacts:
Dixie Redmond
Executive Director
Shelburne CBDC
902-875-1133
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  pdf Download Press Release Here (160 KB)

  pdf Nomination Form (145 KB)

  pdf Award Criteria (254 KB)

Province Announces Restrictions During Wildfires

 

Province Announces Restrictions During Wildfires

Department of Natural Resources

August 8, 2016 3:10 PM

As fire crews battle three wildfires in Nova Scotia the province is announcing measures to prevent additional fires.

Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines announced that beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9, all travel and activities within the woods is restricted. This includes hiking, camping, fishing, and the use of off-highway vehicles. People can still access beaches and provincial parks, but trail systems will be restricted.

"We recognize these restrictions pose an inconvenience for Nova Scotians and visitors, however, our top priority has to be safety," said Mr. Hines. "Conditions in some regions of the province haven't been this dry in 15 years. These restrictions are being put in place to reduce the risk of additional fires."

These restrictions also apply to forestry, mining and any commercial activity on Crown land. Those who conduct commercial activity on Crown land will require permits which can be obtained at local Department of Natural Resources offices. Hunters and fishers will also require travel permits.

Mr. Hines thanked forestry companies who have moved work to nighttime hours, which is between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. He encourages all companies and private landowners to take this approach.

"Our industry recognizes this situation requires the co-operation of everyone who uses our province's forests," said Jeff Bishop, executive director of Forest Nova Scotia. "We've asked our members to shift work to overnight to do our best to prevent any wildfires."

Wildfires in Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co. and Greenfield, Queens Co., are now totally contained and mapped at about 21 hectares and five hectares respectively.

The fire burning at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Co. has not been contained and has grown. All available resources, including planes from other provinces, continue to fight that fire, which is about 140 hectares.

"On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I'd like to thank our dedicated firefighters who are working around the clock to fight these fires," said Mr. Hines.

The province will continue to provide updates, which can be found at www.novascotia.ca/nsfire.

http://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20160808005

 

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Request for Proposals - McGray Avenue Boardwalk

The Municipality of the District of Barrington
Request for Proposal Number MoDB-1609

McGray Avenue – Boardwalk

Sealed Tenders addressed to:
Rob Frost
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of the District of Barrington
PO Box 100
Hwy 2447
Barrington, NS
B0W 1E0

marked Tender No. MoDB-1609 “McGray Avenue – Boardwalk" will be received until 2:00pm
on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

 Download full RFP Document Here

Request for Proposals - Barrington River Trail Bridge

The Municipality of the District of Barrington
Tender Number MoDB-1608

Supply and Installation of Barrington River Trail Bridge

PROJECT: Barrington River Trail Bridge,
Barrington, NS
Contract MoDB 1608 – Bridge Superstructure
OWNER: Municipality of the District of Barrington
2447 Highway No. 3
PO Box 100
Barrington, NS
B0W 1E0

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVES:
Woodland Multi-Use Trail Association:
c/o Mr. Sherman Embree
1784 East Sable River Road
Sable River, NS B0T 1V0
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Design Engineer:
Bruce Higgins, P.Eng.
6378 Vienna Street
Halifax, NS B3L 1S6
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1. Tender Submission

.1 Submit completed Tender Form for above project
in sealed envelope marked as follows:
TENDER
Barrington River Trail Bridge
Contract MoDB 1608
Bridge Superstructure
Closing 2:00 PM., local time on
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 and delivered to:
Municipality of the District of Barrington
Attention: Rob Frost, Chief Administrative Officer
2447 Highway No. 3
PO Box 100
Barrington, NS
B0W 1E0

  pdf Download Full RFP Document Here (2.58 MB)