Nova Scotians Have Their Say During School Board Elections

first_img an African Nova Scotian, or be the parent or guardian of an African Nova Scotian. The Conseil scolaire acadien provincial is the provincial school board serving more than 4,200 Acadian and francophone students. To be eligible to vote for a candidate for this board, the voter’s first language learned and still understood is French, or the voter received primary school instruction in Canada in a French first-language program, or the voter’s child has received or is receiving primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in a French first-language program. Nova Scotians will have their say in how Nova Scotia’s public education system is run by electing eight school boards as part of municipal elections this month. More than 170 candidates have put their names forward for 102 seats on the province’s school boards. “School board members play important roles in the education of our children,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “I urge all eligible voters to cast ballots and strengthen our education system by electing effective school boards.” Nova Scotians can vote for their regional school board member, the African Nova Scotian member, or a member for the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. Each board has an African Nova Scotian representative. To be eligible to vote for an African Nova Scotian candidate, voters must be Electors must self-identify at their regular polling station for these special ballots. Nova Scotians may vote during advance polls in some districts on Oct. 9 and Oct. 11, and provincewide on Oct. 14. Election day is Oct. 18. More information on school board elections can be found by contacting the Nova Scotia School Boards Association at 902-491-2888 or on the website at www.nssba.ednet.ns.ca .last_img read more

Study says resourcerich Quebec should charge into lithiumion sector

MONTREAL — A new study says Quebec has all the ingredients to supply the global market with lithium-ion batteries, but lacks the kitchen to cook them up.The report, commissioned by an industry group, says the rapid growth of the electric vehicle market represents a big business opportunity for the province, predicting the number of electric vehicles sold will be as much as 26 times more by 2030.The study released today says global demand will vastly exceed lithium-ion battery production. Meanwhile, a large lithium-ion battery recycling industry is set to emerge as a source of reusable materials for new batteries.Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon says the government aims to launch a strategy this fall to develop the lithium-ion battery industry.With seven lithium mines in development as of January 2019, the study by accounting and advisory firm KPMG says a development plan should set its sights on refining ore to the quality required for lithium-ion batteries.The study makes similar recommendations for graphite, cobalt, nickel and iron, which are all components of lithium-ion batteries.The Canadian Press read more