St. Anne Centre officials won't receive provincial funding for new building
Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:33
Officials with St. Anne Centre in Arichat say their request for a new building has been turned down by provincial officials.
They say a feasibility study for a new community and nursing centre was submitted to provincial officials in 2012.
In a response health minister, Leo Glavine, said that provincial officials did a study of long term facilities for replacement in 2011 and St. Anne's wasn't one of them.
Glavine said they are currently developing a renovation plan for nursing homes, and St. Anne Community and Nursing Centre may be included.
Officials with St. Anne's say they have a number of renovations that need to be done in lieu of a new building, and they will be pushing to see those completed.
Locals set to receive awards at inaugural ceremony Thursday
Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:17
There are a number of local winners in the Cape Breton Partnership's first-ever Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards.
The awards were created to honour Cape Bretoners between ages 16 and 40 making a significant impact in their community or workplace, and employers who create rewarding opportunities for young people.
Celtic Colours Artistic Director and Mabou native, Dawn Beaton, will receive an award in the indvidual category, along with Mabou community playground committee chair, Melanie Beaton.
Cabot Links co-founder and managing director, Ben Cowan-Dewar is getting an award in the employer category, and Port Hawkesbury YMCA Youth in Action coordinator, Krista Lee, will be honoured in the employee category.
The awards will be presented at Centre 200 in Sydney Thursday night.