More than 23 jobs, including 17 teaching positions, have been cut in order to balance the Tri-County School Board’s budget for next year.
The board approved it’s 2013-14 $68.7-million balanced budget Tuesday at a board meeting in Yarmouth.
A total of 17 full-time equivalent teaching positions, three full-time equivalent program support positions, two full-time equivalent bus drivers and 1.5 full-time equivalent regional office positions were eliminated.
The Tri-County board was faced with making $1.4 million in reductions compared to the previous year’s budget.
Atlantic Canadians oppose many recent Employment Insurance policy changes, according to the latest survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc., discussed in a Tuesday news release from the firm
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University of Waterloo graduate student Saveena Patara gave a presentation to the Town of Shelburne Community Economic Development Committee Monday. Her research project about how climate change might affect the tourism industry in South West Nova Scotia is part of a broad project by twenty-one researchers from universities in Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Council for the Municipality of the District of Shelburne approved their 2013-14 operating, reserve, and capital budgets at a meeting Monday. According to a news release, Council was able to balance the investment in strategic priorities with the current tax rate.