Circus Parade to Hit Halifax Streets

first_imgThe Museum of Natural History is hitting the streets of Halifaxwith a children’s circus parade on Saturday, Aug. 23. It’s partof the museum’s program focusing on the World Circus exhibitvisiting from the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau,Que. For more than 200 years the circus parade was a powerful andalluring advertising tool used by the travelling circus to drawcustomers to performances under the “Big Top.” Before television,the circus and its parade was the “piece de resistance” ofentertainment. Historically, the parade included a procession of clowns,musicians, live exotic animals and fantastic and beautifullydecorated wagons. It wound through the city, ending at the showlot. “Our museum parade will also be a thrilling kaleidoscope ofcolour, sights and sounds,” said Alex Wilson, manager ofinterpretation at the museum. “Children can decorate theirtricycles, wagons or scooters. With music-makers and favouritestuffed animal toys, we will create our own version of a circusparade.” To help get ready for the parade, a decorating workshop will beheld from 10 a.m to noon. The museum is supplying all of theaccessories to adorn wagons or tricycles. Funny clown faces willbe provided by Rosie Facepainting. The sidewalk-parade begins at around 1 p.m. at the Museum ofNatural History and will proceed along Summer Street, SackvilleStreet and Bell Road. Children interested in joining can call themuseum at 902-424-3563. “Everyone loves a parade, and although our’s may be a tad modestcompared to that of Barnum and Bailey’s, it’s going to be greatfun,” said Mr. Wilson.last_img read more

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Cooperation Key to Beef Industry Improvements

first_imgAGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Co-operation Key to Beef IndustryImprovements Nova Scotia will work more co-operatively with Prince EdwardIsland and New Brunswick to improve the beef industry, Chrisd’Entremont, Nova Scotia Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries,said today, Sept. 22, following the annual meeting of federal,provincial and territorial Ministers of Agriculture. “One of the big challenges we face in Nova Scotia is the need toincrease our slaughter capacity so that we have a place to sendboth our beef and dairy cattle,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “I thinktogether we can make some positive things happen for our cattleproducers.” Ministers gathered in Brudenell, P.E.I. from Sept. 20 to 22 todiscuss advancing the federal cattle strategy to repositionCanada’s cattle and ruminant industry. Announced on Sept. 10, thestrategy looks at the long-term viability of the industry byincreasing slaughter capacity, sustaining the cattle industryuntil capacity comes online and expanding access to exportmarkets for both livestock and beef products. “There needs to be some flexibility within the strategy, becauseeach province’s issues are not the same and they requiredifferent solutions,” said Mr. d’Entremont. Ministers reviewed Canada’s response to BSE and will examineshort and long-term options for the handling, alternate use, anddisposal of animal waste. They also discussed the costsassociated with the cattle strategy and agreed to continue towork together to address this important concern. Other discussions resulted in the establishment of an annualreview process of the Agricultural Policy Framework (APF).Ministers also agreed to extend the 1/3 simplified deposit forthe Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization Program for the2004 stabilization year, and to extend the deadline by whichdeposits must be made to March 31, 2005.last_img read more

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