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Feds, province announce $1.9 million for entrepreneurship infrastructure in Sydney

Feds, province announce $1.9 million for entrepreneurship infrastructure in Sydney

Innovacorp will be running the three-year Momentum Initiative out of the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation — the former Holy Angels convent — to support startup businesses in the technology sector.
OPINION: Amazon’s appetite for disruption takes bite out of food industry

OPINION: Amazon’s appetite for disruption takes bite out of food industry

Amazon crippled the bookstore and its next prey could be the food store. Given its ability to fuse efficient distribution and strategic market insight, the e-commerce giant could well become the leading food retailer in North America.
Ottawa kicks in $5.8 million for East Hants aquatic centre

Ottawa kicks in $5.8 million for East Hants aquatic centre

The planned $19-million aquatic centre for East Hants got a nearly $6-million infusion from the federal government on Friday.
OPINION: Minimum wage at $15 would upset food-industry apple cart — but not as much as automation will

OPINION: Minimum wage at $15 would upset food-industry apple cart — but not as much as automation will

The $15-an-hour fight is a provisional solution to a complex issue. Some estimates suggest that more than half of the workforce involved in food businesses could disappear within the next 30 years due to artificial intelligence.
Cold carbonated quencher: Tea North brings the fizz

Cold carbonated quencher: Tea North brings the fizz

There’s something about effervescence that, for some, screams thirst quenching. David Moore, who owns Tea North — Organic Iced Tea, suspects it’s linked to the chemical process in our brains when carbonic acid hits the back of our skulls.
Rapid response deemed crucial to first responders’ work-induced mental-health woes

Rapid response deemed crucial to first responders’ work-induced mental-health woes

Speakers at the upcoming national convention of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada in Halifax are to address such topics as post-traumatic stress disorder, employers’ legal obligations surrounding mental-health issues at work, paramedic education and emergency medicine in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Power urged to give electric car drivers a boost

Nova Scotia Power urged to give electric car drivers a boost

If electric vehicle owners were allowed to opt into time-of-use billing, the program could be a win-win-win, thinks Dalhousie University engineering professor Lucas Swan. 'The customer would save money, the utility’s peaks could be shaved, and the program could help the province achieve its greenhouse gas reduction targets.'
Lafarge’s renewed tire-burning plan meets residential opposition

Lafarge’s renewed tire-burning plan meets residential opposition

Some residents who live near the Lafarge cement plant in the Brookfield area say the company had better work on building better community trust when it comes to a plan to burn discarded tires in its kiln. The company says it is doing just that.
One year after devastating fire, new Wheaton’s store opens in Berwick

One year after devastating fire, new Wheaton’s store opens in Berwick

Customers lined up to be the first in the new store, a year after the old one burned on Mother's Day 2016.
Cape Breton Regional Municipality to formulate economic development strategy

Cape Breton Regional Municipality to formulate economic development strategy

CBRM council has decided to meet once a month, and possibly more frequently as time goes on, specifically to discuss ways to improve the business climate and grow the local economy.