- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Construction and modernization of a facility at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is complete. Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, was at the NSCC Lunenburg campus on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, to mark the occasion.
February 1 is the start of African Heritage Month and the NSCC Pictou Campus marked the date by raising the Pan-African flag.
In 1926 the second week of February was chosen as black history week because it encompasses the birthdates of two men who historian Carter G. Woodson felt were central to the history of people of African descent in North America.
Researchers using ground-penetrating radar have found what they believe is one of the oldest European graveyards in Canada.
Archeologist Sara Beanlands says there is compelling evidence to suggest the unmarked site in western Nova Scotia is the final resting place for Acadian settlers buried near a fort as early as the 1680s.
A Victoria County teenager is following in the footsteps of his father by giving back to the community. Having developed a love of sport at an early age, Daniel Briand, 18, spent years watching his father volunteer as a basketball coach so the youth, who live North of Smokey in Smelt Brook, could play ball.