Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps Announces Community Partners

first_imgThirty eight Nova Scotian students will learn the importance of environmental stewardship and gain valuable work skills as part of the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps program. From June 25 to Aug. 24, students will work with 15 community partners on projects related to waste management, pollution prevention, climate change, energy conservation and environmental education. The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps will work with the following community partners on environmentally friendly projects: Atlantic Coastal Action Program – Cape Breton Town of Canso Department of Environment and Labour, Port Hawkesbury and Halifax office Guysborough Environmental Waste Management Facility North Colchester River Restoration Committee Clean Nova Scotia Town of New Glasgow along with Conserve Nova Scotia Bluenose Costal Action Foundation Ecology Action Center Sackville Rivers Association Department of Natural Resources Tusket River Environmental Protection Association Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute This is the 18th consecutive summer for the project. Youth will earn $8.50 an hour and will be trained in first aid, occupational health and safety and Workplace Materials Information System(WHMIS). For more information on Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps, visit the website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/youth or call 424-4924.last_img read more



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SEC head under pressure to resign

The head of Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday said he was coming under immense pressure to resign on false accusations by some investors under investigation for “pump-and-dump” deals.“I am under immense pressure to resign for the reason those concerned know best,” Tilak Karunaratne, the head of SEC told Reuters. Karunaratne did not elaborate who was pressuring him to step down, but said it might be the result of false information about his activities as the head of the SEC. Karunaratne has called for investigations into market manipulation and malpractice, including so-called pump-and-dump deals in which naive investors are lured into apparently cut-priced equities.His comments come barely two weeks after the Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera said Sri Lanka was ready to make significant policy changes in an effort to revive its faltering stock market which has fallen 20.2 percent since the start of the year. “This might be mainly due to false information fed by a mafia of high net worth investors and their crony stockbrokers who have been involved in pump-and-dump deals.” Karunaratne was appointed to the post after his predecessor Indrani Sugathadasa resigned in December “to uphold her principles,” amid broker complaints that tougher regulations were hurting stock market prices. (Reuters) read more



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