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Export Achievement Awards Celebrate Nova Scotia Companies

first_imgNova Scotia companies are exporting more, creating good jobs and competing on the world stage, and nine will take centre stage at the 29th annual Export Achievement Awards in Halifax. This year’s winners have already been recognized in their communities for excellence in exporting. One of the companies will be named Nova Scotia’s exporter of the year. The event is presented by Nova Scotia Business Inc. and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “Each year, about 850 companies produce exports worth almost $16 billion,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “Congratulations to all of the companies for their excellence in exporting. Through JobsHere, we are helping businesses complete globally, creating good jobs and building a better future for our families.” This year’s award recipients are: “Establishing and expanding new export markets is an important driver of Canada’s economy and is a priority for the government of Canada,” said Gail Shea, Minister for the Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency (ACOA). “We congratulate the winner and nominees for the Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year Award. It is their hard work that creates jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for the businesses and people of this region.” This year’s keynote speaker is Richard Riley, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General Office in Halifax. “Nova Scotia companies are competing and winning internationally. Last year we helped our clients do business in over 40 countries,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “Businesses are doing great things in Nova Scotia and we need celebrate their work and help them keep the momentum.” This year’s event is at the World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St., Halifax. For more information on the awards and to purchase tickets, visit www.exportachievementawards.com . Larch Wood Canada, Margaree Marcato Digital Solutions, Sydney Phoenix Agritech (Canada) Ltd., Truro Terra Beata Cranberry Farm, Lunenburg Cotter’s Ocean Products Inc., Lockeport Van Meekeren Farms, Kentville Novatec Braids Ltd., Yarmouth Velsoft Training Materials Inc., New Glasgow CGI Information and Managements Systems, Halifax last_img read more

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Premier Congratulates Mooseheads on Memorial Cup Win

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter congratulated the Halifax Mooseheads on an outstanding season of junior hockey, capped off today, May 26, with the club’s first Canadian Hockey League title. The Mooseheads beat the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the championship game of the Mastercard Memorial Cup at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “This is a special group of young men who have accomplished something truly great,” said Premier Dexter. “It’s been an exciting journey for Moose fans, culminating with tonight’s big win against a tough opponent. And I can tell you they were cheering extra loud in my community of Cole Harbour for Nathan MacKinnon’s hat trick. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians and Mooseheads fans everywhere, I want to congratulate the entire team on its Memorial Cup win and a historic season. Enjoy this moment.” Premier Dexter acknowledged captains Stefan Fournier and Trey Lewis, and congratulated head coach Dominique Ducharme on being named 2013 CHL Coach of the Year, and Jonathan Drouin on being named CHL Player of the Year. It is the first time the Mooseheads have won awards in either category. The Mooseheads, who lost just six games in the regular season and one in the playoffs, were ranked first in the CHL going into the Memorial Cup. This victory makes the Mooseheads the third straight team from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to win the Memorial Cup.last_img read more

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