Le gouvernement provincial désigne un site protégé

first_imgLe gouvernement provincial célèbre une partie importante de l’histoire de la Nouvelle-Écosse en désignant une section du marais de Belleisle comme site protégé. La section protégée contient des artefacts archéologiques importants des premières colonies françaises et acadiennes établies avant la Déportation de 1755. « Le fait de reconnaître l’importance du site du marais de Belleisle contribue à assurer sa préservation et son interprétation pour tous les Néo-Écossais et les visiteurs, affirme Percy Paris, ministre du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. La désignation nous permet également de promouvoir l’appréciation du site tout en assurant sa protection. » Le site protégé est une section de 37 hectares de terres de la Couronne située à environ 15 kilomètres au nord-est d’Annapolis Royal. « Cette désignation est très importante pour la communauté acadienne et francophone parce que le site contient des vestiges des colonies établies avant la Déportation, a dit Graham Steele, ministre des Affaires acadiennes. La désignation du site aidera la communauté à continuer de le préserver et de promouvoir son identité unique. » Le groupe de travail de Belleisle, formé de représentants de la communauté et du gouvernement, élabore actuellement un plan de gestion à long terme pour le site.last_img read more

Hamilton businessman named distinguished graduate

He has built a successful home building business, travelled to both the North and South Poles and trekked the entire 855 kilometres that is the Bruce Trail to raise millions of dollars for children’s charities.Now Fred Losani can add distinguished graduate to his list of accomplishments.Losani, who owns Losani Homes in Hamilton, has been named the Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate for 2012-2013.The award is presented to a graduate of the Goodman School of Business at Brock University for outstanding business or personal achievement.“It is a great honour for the Goodman School of Business to welcome Mr. Losani as its distinguished graduate for 2012-2013,” said Don Cyr, Dean of the School of Business. “Mr. Losani is a well-respected businessman whose company, Losani Homes, has won many awards.“In addition to his business success, he is passionate about philanthropy and adventure, and his philosophy – that helping the children of today builds a better future – is one that Fred has built into his personal and corporate values, and one that makes him truly a distinguished grad,” Cyr added.Losani Homes was founded in 1976. The second-generation company serves as homebuilder, developer, commercial design and build contractor and property manager.It has also been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and is renowned for its award-winning designs, craftsmanship and customer service.Losani’s philanthropy includes the 30-day Bruce Trail hike, which he completed with other business leaders in Hamilton. Called the Bruce Trail Expedition for Kids, the group raised more than $3 million for charities dedicated to helping Hamilton’s inner-city children.“On every trek we have undertaken, our goal for fundraising has been simple: to raise as much awareness and financial support as possible for our Hamilton youth,” Losani said. “However, this experience has been so much more than that. We are truly exploring in our own backyard.“Through this journey we have been able to draw attention to the variety of natural beauty and breathtaking scenery that we have right here. We’re helping get a new generation of students and their parents thinking about protecting and maintaining the Bruce Trail, which is just outside their door.”Losani will be recognized at a private reception on Dec. 5. read more