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Chef Todd MacIntyre of NSCC Marconi Campus is pictured.
Burnt out from corn and baked potato? It’s that time of the year! It is time to break out the BBQs.And we are here to help with some inventive side dishes from east coast cooks and chefs.
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Three farms, one family The first thing I’m told on entering the henhouse with Miss Dee is, “Watch that rooster; he’s nasty.” Miss Dee is Denise LeBlanc, heading to collect the eggs laid overnight by her hens.
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Microsoft, RBC, HCL Technologies, Sobeys launch new iteration of Canada Skills The Canada Skills program provides postsecondary students with the opportunity to achieve Microsoft Certifications in cloud, data, and AI.
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APCFNC: MOU Signals Renewed Commitment to Economic Development in Indigenous Communities The signing of an MOU between APCFNC and Atlantic Canada’s post secondary institutions signals a renewed commitment to economic development opportunities and prosperity for Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada.
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Pictou NSCC holds 2022 graduation NSCC’s Pictou Campus celebrated more than 200 graduates during a convocation ceremony on June 9 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
Apprentice Vincent Kennedy learns on the job from Howard Benjamin. The construction sector in Nova Scotia is feeling the squeeze particularly hard, due in part to the government mandate to provide more housing. (Brian MacKay/CBC)
Nova Scotia in midst of labour shortage in skilled trades, experts say Social Sharing Nova Scotia has a shortage of tradespeople and some in the sector say upcoming projects could suffer due to the lack of labour.
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NSCC graduates were able to mark their graduation in person once again, with a ceremony held at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre on June 7. TINA COMEAU PHOTO - Saltwire Network
NSCC graduates gather in person at Yarmouth ceremony Before pursuing her studies at NSCC, Jennifer Martin had spent 15 years dividing her time between minimum wage waitressing jobs and raising her children with her husband.
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NSCC Marconi Campus spring 2022 graduates enter to applause before the start of the convocation on Friday at Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre. It was the first in-person convocation since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada in 2020. NICOLE SULLIVAN/CAPE BRETON POST - Nicole Sullivan
Glad to be grads: NSCC Marconi Campus valedictorians dedicated to studies, student experience Proud mothers, fathers and spouses waved excitedly at their loved ones waiting to walk the stage at the NSCC Marconi Campus convocation ceremonies on Friday.
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New Program to Help Attract and Retain Young Skilled Workers Young skilled trades workers in Nova Scotia will be the first to benefit from the More Opportunity for Skilled Trades (MOST) program, aimed at attracting and retaining young people in key sectors and shaping the workforce of tomorrow.
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NSCC Lunenburg to host convocation on Wednesday Students graduating from NSCC Lunenburg this year will be able to partake in a full-scale convocation this year after the pandemic derailed normal graduation ceremonies for the past two years.
Lexi Mahoney of Maitland received a certificate in continuing care during the NSCC Truro graduation on June 6. - Chelsey Gould
Pandemic education comes to end in person at NSCC Truro graduation For their final assignment, graduates of the NSCC Truro class of 2022 waved to the people who supported them along their education journey, overshadowed by the pandemic.
The Nova Scotia government's highly anticipated ‘Action for Health’ plan is receiving more reviews from health-care representatives. The province's nurses’ union says it is pleased to see recruitment and retention as the top priority, but that good compensation and improved working conditions are needed to help achieve the target. Callum Smith has more – Apr 24, 2022
Video: More LPNs eligible for education to become registered nurses in Nova Scotia More licensed practical nurses (LPNs) will become eligible for education to become registered nurses (RNs) at two Nova Scotian universities.
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NSCC Truro, Cumberland campuses hold convocation ceremonies on Monday More than 300 graduates from the Truro Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College will be celebrated during today's convocation ceremony.
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Shawnna Hastings-Downey works at The Abundance Store on Friday, June 3, 2022.
Video: New N.S. thrift store a ‘beautiful little space’ with abundance of opportunities After struggles with her mental health led her down a dark path, Shawnna Hastings-Downey is taking control of her life.
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Sea level rise and flooding in Fundy area discussed during panel forum Tim Webster - well-known and respected for his work in the areas of coastal zone management, river and coastal flood risk, erosion, and land stability studies - was a panelist during a discussion on sea-level rise and flooding in Colchester.
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'Transformative stuff': Journalism course gets hands-on learning in Eskasoni Mitchell Ferguson was in Eskasoni earlier this month as part of Reporting in Mi’kma’ki, a four-week course offered to students in the Radio Television Journalism program.
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The Transformative Economic Impact Of The Nova Scotia Community College In this episode of the “Insights” podcast, Don Mills and David Campbell talk to CEO Don Bureaux about the transformation of NSCC over the past 20 years.
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Video: 'Women helping women': Happiness Project pairs NSCC students with female entrepreneurs in Tanzania Tanzanian student Halima Joy Mbita is currently working alongside 14 NSCC students and staff who are in the African country as part of the college’s Happiness Project -- a program to help women there gain economic stability.
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NSCC music arts students to showcase talents at Marconi Music Fest in Cape Breton The first-ever in-person Marconi Music Fest will feature the talents of the inaugural graduating music arts program students from Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus.
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Paige and Madison McLaughlin touch up a fire hydrant in Stellarton as part of NSCC's work in the community.
Pictou NSCC social services students help out in the community Learning often takes place in the classroom, but NSCC’s social services program sees its students getting real-life experience in the community.
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A draft drawing shows what the new student housing at the NSCC Campus in Stellarton may look like.
Student housing project about to start at Stellarton NSCC Ground will soon break on a new building at Stellarton’s Nova Scotia Community College campus.
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NSCC Shelburne community well project offers solutions on several fronts The discovery of an unused drilled well at the NSCC Shelburne Campus on the Lake John Road could possibly serve as a water resource for the community.
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Celebrating the Pictou County business community NSCC and Michelin Tire win the RBC Special Recognition Award during the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Achievement Awards.
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Owner of new Caribbean grocery store brings taste of home to Dartmouth Shawn Montique started out selling Caribbean spices from his car, and now has a new storefront in downtown Dartmouth, N.S.
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Aspiring Chefs: The future of Canada’s culinary industry NSCC student Tsubaki Onishi stands out during Farm to Table: A Virtual Culinary Challenge event series hosted in partnership with Egg Farmers of Canada.
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Mandy Rennehan, a long-time champion of the trades, pictured with Denika Coakley, the Project Lead for the Trading Up series and Julie Mood, the Design and Construction Manager for the project.
Lights, camera, Yarmouth: New HGTV series Trading Up making its debut on May 12 NSCC grad Denika Coakley is the Project Lead for Trading Up, a new series that will shine a light on Yarmouth, Nova Scotia when it makes its debut on HGTV Canada on May 12.
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NSCC partners with PREP Academy to offer scholarships to African Nova Scotians Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) says it will offer four, $4,000 entrance scholarships to alumni of the PREP academy.
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'It’s cutting edge': Simulators added to training resources at NSCC Shelburne Marine Innovation Centre Progress is being made in the development of the Marine Innovation Centre at the NSCC Shelburne Campus School of Fisheries with the purchase of portable simulators.
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Video: Mortician by day, musician by night: Meet DJ Monika Ouellet Monika Ouellet fills her days in unexpected ways. During the workday, she’s a funeral director and embalmer at a funeral home in Saint John.
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NSCC co-hosts annual CICan Conference in Halifax We just wrapped up our first-ever hybrid conference and we hope you’ll agree it was a success.
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250K For Bursaries and Research at NSCC Nautical Institute NSCC Strait Area Campus is receiving $250 thousand for bursaries and research for the Nautical Institute.
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Businesses expect positive impact from new community college in downtown Sydney With work progressing at the new NSCC Marconi campus in downtown Sydney, excitement is building with local businesses.
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Smart grids could help Nova Scotia reach renewable energy targets, experts say Nova Scotia is placing a greater emphasis on renewable energy sources in order to meet its target of 80 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
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Nova Scotia Skills Competition to showcase top tradesman on Wednesday in Cape Breton The top trades students and apprentices will showcase their talents at the 2022 Nova Scotia Skills Competition on Wednesday.
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Jump start your spring garden with these early bloomers Todd Boland and Jamie Ellison, the authors of the upcoming book, Gardening for Acidic Soils: Working with Nature to Create a Beautiful Landscape provide insight on spring bulbs, trees and shrubs.
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'The right thing to do': Shelburne looking to officially decommission landfill that's been the subject of environmental racism claims A first-generation landfill in the Town of Shelburne’s south end – that has also been the subject of environmental racism claims – may finally be officially decommissioned.
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Takin BLK Showcases Creative Black Entrepreneurs In Halifax This past Saturday, black entrepreneurs from across the city gathered downtown for the takin blk spring market.
Shawn Montique, a former Nova Scotia Community College student originally from Land Settlement, Jamaica.
Video: Caribbean grocery store to open in Dartmouth There's growing excitement among people of Caribbean descent in the Maritimes with the upcoming opening of what's believed to be the region's first dedicated Caribbean grocery store.
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Atlantic Boom: Part II Atlantic harmonization and COVID-19 have forced NBCC and NSCC to rethink skilled trades training.
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Asa Nodelman and Wanda White are renovating this old church to create The Odditorium, which will be a team room, woodshop and circus as well as their home.
Magic is coming to New Glasgow as The Odditorium's renovations begin A new tenant is setting up shop in a historic New Glasgow church.
Kelsey Woodland, left, and Jayden Green stand behind the counter of the new Electric Candy shop the partners recently opened on Plummer Avenue in downtown New Waterford. CONTRIBUTED
Cape Breton teens open old-fashioned candy shop in downtown New Waterford On Saturday, Jayden Green and Kelsey Woodland officially opened their Electric Candy shop on Plummer Avenue in New Waterford.
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Atlantic Boom: Part I Atlantic harmonization and COVID-19 have forced colleges to rethink skilled trades training.
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Last fall, fisheries biology grad student Leah Creaser taught a new course that highlights the concept of two-eyed seeing: learning to view both Mi'kmaw and Western knowledge together.
These students are driving conversations about truth and reconciliation in their classrooms Mi'kmaw biology grad student Leah Creaser knows the value of open-mindedness, conversation and action.
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Enactus Marconi student president Alicia Barry, front, and faculty advisor Melodie MacNeil stand near the recyclables and compost bins in the Nova Scotia Community College's cafeteria on March 18.
Meals and money: Enactus Marconi team in Cape Breton helping students live healthy Garbage is golden for the Enactus Marconi teams based at the Nova Scotia Community (NSCC) campus in Sydney.
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Paul Adams Jr. says he was working with his father "as long as I can remember."
Cole Harbour photographer gaining a name in graphic design Cole Harbour’s Paul Adams Jr. has been living a hectic life lately.
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Nova Scotia community projects to reduce emissions Nova Scotia communities are pursuing clean energy projects with funding from the Low Carbon Communities program.
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The face of downtown Sydney continues to evolve. On Tuesday morning, work crews attached the frame of a pedway to two buildings being erected at the new Nova Scotia Community College construction site. The span crosses the Esplanade between Falmouth and Townsend streets. That block of the busy thoroughfare will likely be closed for another couple of days. The $170-million NSCC campus is expected to be completed by September 2024. DAVID JALA/CAPE BRETON POST
Work continues on NSCC pedway in downtown Sydney The face of downtown Sydney continues to evolve. On Tuesday morning, work crews attached the frame of a pedway to two buildings being erected at the new Nova Scotia Community College construction site.
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Caitlyn MacDonald is a concrete lab technician with CarbonCure Technologies. She started in her current position in the research and development department in August 2020 after completing school in May.
Concrete lab technician says endless opportunities in construction industry Caitlyn MacDonald, an NSCC grad and concrete lab technician with CarbonCure Technologies, didn’t think she would end up with a job in the construction industry but she’s definitely glad she did.
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New Indigenous artwork appears at NSCC, BrandonU, ECUAD, Keyano, BRHS NSCC graduate Riki Lee Christmas of the Eskasoni First Nation has designed a turtle symbol which will be used to mark over 1,500 Mi’kmaw and Indigenous books at all NSCC campuses.
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Community Projects to Reduce Emissions Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton is receiving $37,500 for its solar maintenance training project. Working with the Nova Scotia Community College, they will develop a customized solar panel maintenance and repair training course.
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Shawn Wilkie, CEO and co-founder of Talkatoo, develops dictation software for vets “We take our customer’s voice and we translate it into any digital source, all typed up. So, they just have to talk, and we do the typing,” says Wilkie.
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NSCC, UMaine create pathway agreement Nova Scotia Community College and the University of Maine have signed an MOU that will create a new pathway for NSCC students and graduates.
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Earn while you learn and build a future in skilled trades Like many of their peers during high school, Mary White was an environmentally conscious student. Their interest in renewable energy combined with an opportunity to explore careers in the skilled trades during high.
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Green jobs for all: project to help newcomer youth build community, overcome barriers A new program aims to provide newcomer and immigrant youth with the tools they need to advocate for a just and equitable green future in Nova Scotia.
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Mi'kmaw educator helps researchers incorporate traditional knowledge For six weeks last fall, a small group of scientists, researchers and technicians, learned how to incorporate Mi'kmaw traditional knowledge into the work they do every day.
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Mi'kmaw scientist creates unique NSCC course about traditional knowledge Leah Creaser, a master's student and member of Acadia First Nation, developed and taught Mi'kmaq Traditional Knowledge Connections in Science at NSCC's nautical institute last fall.
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Young graphic designer tasked to capture the voice of African Nova Scotians Dartmouth-based designer Paul Adams Jr. feels his poster has helped fuel conversations and experiences that reflect the theme of African Heritage Month.
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Entrepreneur capitalizes on program to foster community in Downtown Sydney When Alisha Barron first had the idea to open a pottery painting café in Sydney, N.S., she was prepared for the challenges that lay ahead. In fact, she welcomed them.
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