Family Activities on Canadas Parks Day July 20

Nova Scotia is celebrating Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 20, with fun, nature-based activities and unique learning experiences for families. “Provincial parks are the best places for people to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with their families,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. “Canada’s Parks Day is a great opportunity to visit a provincial park and enjoy our province’s rich natural and cultural heritage.” Visitors to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park can learn all about bears at the teddy bear picnic. Kids can bring their favourite teddy bear and a snack for story time every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. Other events include: A complete list of events is online at www.parks.novascotia.ca/events . paddling basics for canoes and kayaks, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and fly-tying, wildlife displays and other outdoor activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dollar Lake Provincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality make and fly a kite, 10 a.m. to noon, interactive forest firefighting display with Smokey Bear, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and wildflower walk, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Blomidon Provincial Park, Kings County barbecue, face painting and provincial firefighting crew demonstrations, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Five Islands Provincial Park, Colchester County scavenger hunt and barbecue, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park, Yarmouth County games and prizes for kids and hands-on Learn 2 Fish sportfishing workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Porters Lake Provincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality lobster trap building demonstration, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, Queens County read more

British engine manufacturing holds steady in 2015 with one million units reached

Year-to-date engine manufacturing volumes on trend, surpassing one million units in May.1,038,110 units built in 2015, down -4.1% as new plants gear up for production.European demand for UK’s latest low emission Euro-6 engines poised to drive exports.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: “UK engine manufacturing remains relatively stable for the year-to-date and although May registered a drop in production, it is encouraging that despite retooling efforts for Euro-6 production, volumes surpassed the all important one million unit mark last month. We are optimistic that growth will return to the sector over the coming months as UK-produced Euro-6 manufacture gets underway ahead of the September deadline and major new engine plants come on stream later in the year.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

AG examining Opposition demands for govt to resign dissolve Parliament

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMPs will not return to National Assembly to extend caretaker Govt time in office – PPPAugust 4, 2019In “latest news”Nandlall seeks court order for President, Cabinet to resignAugust 28, 2019In “latest news”Govt will not resign – GrangerFebruary 4, 2019In “latest news” In response to a letter Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had sent last weekend, demanding that President David Granger and his Cabinet resign and that parliament be dissolved, the Head of State has finally responded by saying that his Attorney General is examining the requests.This was revealed in a letter, dated July 26, written and signed by President Granger and addressed to the Opposition Leader.Attorney General, Basil WilliamsIn the letter, the President acknowledges Jagdeo’s demands for the resignation of cabinet, the dissolution of parliament and the naming of an election date. However, he states in the letter that these requests are being examined by Attorney General Basil Williams.The Head of State noted that they are being examined in light of the constitutional provisions and the recent Caribbean Court of Justice rulings.Article 106 of the constitution states that President and Cabinet must resign after the passage of a No-Confidence Motion. It also states that elections must be called within three months.A No-Confidence Motion was passed against the government in December of last year. However, elections were not held in March as was constitutionally mandated and there was no resignation.Instead, the Coalition Government went to court, arguing that the motion was not validly passed. However, the CCJ validated the No-Confidence Motion last month.Jagdeo wrote the President on July 20, demanding that Government comply with Article 106 (6) and (7). read more