As a home-care worker and mother, Kim Smith realized her employment situation would not change without further education. She returned to the classroom to complete her high-school diploma for adults, and will enter the Licensed Practical Nursing program at the Nova Scotia Community College in the fall. “I always felt I needed schooling, but I was just never ready. The situations at my place of employment and my inability to change made me realize my education was part of the solution I needed,” said Ms. Smith. “All of the teachers at the adult high school are fabulous. The encouragement helped me believe in myself.” Ms. Smith is one of 44 adult learners to graduate today, June 23, with a high-school diploma from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. “Through the School for Adult Learning, Nova Scotians, like Kim, get the skills they need to succeed at home, at work and in the community,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The school is part of our effort to ensure people can return to learning and help pave the way to a brighter future for themselves and their families.” More than 450 Nova Scotians are graduating this month with a high-school diploma for adults. About 4,800 Nova Scotians are enrolled in programs supported by the School for Adult Learning at more than 170 sites across the province. “We’re proud of the class of 2005. They add to the ongoing success of the over 600 graduates to date,” said Coleen Davidon, co-ordinator of community education and partnerships, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. “Each adult high-school graduate has a unique story, which brought them back to learning. But they all have a common drive to achieve success and to improve their lives and the lives of their families through education.” The School for Adult Learning is funded by the departments of Education and Community Services, and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is part of the provincial government’s Skills Nova Scotia initiative, which involves training and skills upgrading, from basic literacy to workplace learning and job skills training.
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CALGARY – A quick look at the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project proposed by Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI):Estimated Cost: $6.8 billionRoute: 1,150 kilometres between Strathcona County, Alta., east of Edmonton, to Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C. The expansion would add about 980 kilometres of new pipeline and 12 new pump stations.Capacity: Would twin an existing pipeline, increasing capacity from 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000 barrels a day. The Burnaby terminal would be expanded with three new berths. Tanker traffic at the terminal would rise from about five to 34 per month.Background: The National Energy Board recommended approval of the expansion in May, attaching 157 conditions. British Columbia has set five conditions to support any pipelines to the coast, including advanced oil spill response systems, First Nations consultations and financial benefits for the province. The mayors of Vancouver and Burnaby are staunchly opposed to the project. QuickFacts: What you need to know about Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 29, 2016 1:13 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
A decorated Army major who has faced seven separate inquiries over the death of an Iraqi teenager 15 years ago is now being investigated for an eighth time, the Telegraph has learned. Major Campbell, who is now disabled after he was wounded during active service, said: “This sordid process has broken me. I was assured it was finally over and shortly… The latest inquiry comes just weeks after he received a good conduct medal for his service with the forces and 12 years after he was cleared of manslaughter for the first time. Major Robert Campbell said he had been “broken” by the discovery that yet another official inquiry had been launched into his conduct over the death of an Iraqi in May 2003.