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[5:42 p.m. The House reconvened.]

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please.

THE PREMIER: Mr. Speaker, on a point of order. I want to retract the words I used during Question Period to my honourable colleague, the Leader of the Official Opposition. I indicated that he intentionally misled the House. I certainly would not indicate that of any honourable member in this House.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Presenting Reports of Committees.

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Justice.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, as Chairman of the Committee on Law Amendments, I am directed to report that the committee has met and considered the following bills:

Bill No. 100 - Health Services and Insurance Act.

Bill No. 124 - Justice Administration Amendment (2008) Act.

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Bill No. 167 - Technical Safety Act.

and the committee recommends these bills to the favourable consideration of the House, with certain amendments.

MR. SPEAKER: Ordered that these bills be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on Bills.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, as Chairman of the Committee on Law Amendments, I am directed to report that the committee has met and considered the following bills:

Bill No. 29 - House of Assembly Act.

Bill No. 133 - Land Surveyors Act.

Bill No. 150 - Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill No. 162 - Municipal Government Act.

Bill No. 168 - House of Assembly Act.

Bill No. 170 - Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill No. 176 -Engineering Profession Act.

Bill No. 177 - Naturopathic Doctors Act.

and the committee recommends these bills to the favourable consideration of the House, without amendment.

MR. SPEAKER: Ordered that these bills be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on Bills.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, I move that you do now leave the Chair and the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on Bills.

MR. SPEAKER: Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

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[5:44 p.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Bills with Deputy Speaker Mr. Wayne Gaudet in the Chair.]

[5:58 p.m. CWH on Bills rose and the House reconvened. Mr. Speaker, Hon. Alfie MacLeod, resumed the Chair.]

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House on Bills reports:

THE CLERK: That the committee has met and considered the following bills:

Bill No. 29 - House of Assembly Act.

Bill No. 133 - Land Surveyors Act.

Bill No. 150 - Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill No. 162 - Municipal Government Act.

Bill No. 168 - House of Assembly Act.

Bill No. 170 - Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill No. 176 - Engineering Profession Act.

Bill No. 156 - Land Registration Act.

Bill No. 177 - Naturopathic Doctors Act.

Bill No. 138 - Municipal Government Act.

Bill No. 100 - Health Services and Insurance Act.

Bill No. 124 - Justice Administration Amendment (2008) Act.

Bill No. 167 - Technical Safety Act.

and the chairman has been instructed to recommend these bills to the favourable consideration of the House, each without amendment.

Further, Mr. Speaker, that the committee has met and considered the following bill:

Bill No. 79 - Elections Act.

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and the chairman has been instructed to recommend this bill to the favourable consideration of the House, with certain amendments.

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MR. SPEAKER: Ordered that these bills be read a third time on a future day.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Public Bills for Third Reading. (Interruptions) Excuse me, I would like to seek consent to ask that the bills as reported back from the Committee of the Whole House on Bills be considered.

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The motion is carried.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, would you please revert to the order of business, Public Bills for Third Reading.

PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 79.

Bill No. 79 - Elections Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Finance.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise and move third reading of this bill. It was discussed earlier in the House, the provisions of this bill are provisions that were recommended by the Chief Electoral Officer that would make the conduct of elections better in Nova Scotia.

Of two particular notes, there is a provision which would, first of all, allow recounts to be conducted by the Chief Electoral Officer in order to determine the entitlement to the return of the deposit and entitlement to public funding by candidates. Secondly, it is a change effective in the next general election that will allow candidates who receive 10 per cent of

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the popular vote to receive public funding. This is obviously in aid of democracy in the province. I move third reading of Bill No. 79.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 79. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 138.

Bill No. 138 - Municipal Government Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I'm pleased to stand this evening to speak to Bill No. 138, amendments to the Municipal Government Act.

The amendments are being made to ensure the Act continues to address municipal and provincial concerns. The proposed amendments are the result of consultation among the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, Halifax Regional Municipality and other municipalities. The amendments will address municipal concerns and provide clarification which should enable municipalities to better govern their electorate more effectively. They deal with issues ranging from municipal finance to municipal planning.

Mr. Speaker, I guess I should acknowledge that anyone who has been reading the newspapers lately realizes that there are some concerns about some of the proposed amendments and, as a result, despite the fact that they were proposed by the UNSM they didn't quite make the cut when it came to the Law Amendments Committee. So they are going to have to go back for further discussion with the UNSM. Two of them that gave some concern were, the citizens who were concerned about enabling amendments that would provide for the awarding of costs by the URB in planning appeals, and those amendments have been removed.

Another area that gave cause for consideration were provisions that would have permitted a municipality to address the external appearance of buildings through the site planning process - those, too, were removed at the Law Amendments Committee. This decision was the result of an Opposition motion and I must say, despite that, we still believe it was the right thing to do.

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In addition, Mr. Speaker, amendments were made that clarified the consultation that will take place with the UNSM prior to the appointment of the municipal auditor general.

Mr. Speaker, in closing, I want to thank members from all sides of the House for their support of this legislation and, at this point, I move third reading.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Chebucto.

MR. HOWARD EPSTEIN: Mr. Speaker, I want to make a few observations about this bill and, in general, about the array of bills that have come before us having to do with municipal matters. I want to say right away that, of course, we are going to support this bill in its modified form as it has come back from the Law Amendments Committee. There are things in it that, of course, we do support - the minister gave the example of the auditor general.

I have to say that when the bill first came in front of us it could only be described as something of a dog's breakfast. I have to say, as well, that the handling of the matters that have come before us with respect to municipal law have been extremely puzzling and, I think, not well handled. Look at the array of bills that we have been presented with - not only this one, Bill No. 138 that we are looking at now, but a whole separate Charter for HRM, Bill No. 179, followed by Bill No. 181, which is an amendment to the Charter before the Charter was even put in place, let alone Bill No. 162 that was introduced by the Third Party, that we have accepted, that now provides certain other amendments. So there is a whole array of bills that have been handled, I have to say, in a puzzling way, a very uncertain way. It has left, I think, great confusion in the minds of anyone who is trying to follow what it is that the department is doing.

But to focus particularly on this bill, you may recall that when it first came in front of us there were provisions that had to do with the regulation of dogs - they turned out to be highly controversial and, to the government's credit, they left these particular provisions out of the bill that now comes before us, but I want to focus on a couple of other aspects of the bill that are still in it and that seem to have caused some confusion in the minds of those who have initiated the proposals.

I heard the minister, I think, a minute ago, say that the proposal to allow the Utility and Review Board to award costs to parties when certain planning appeals have come in front of it has been removed - I don't think that is quite the case. I think what has happened is that the plenary power that was first proposed for the Utility and Review Board to have the ability to award costs has been removed. The particular clauses that are still in the bill, although a very trimmed power, a very different power than was first proposed, are still in there. The bill did come back from the Law Amendments Committee with certain proposals that will give the URB some power with respect to costs. As I said, this seems to go hand in hand with the provisions with respect to time limits, which are also still in the bill and I want to try to explain how it is that it seems to me the government has moved ahead on an agenda

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that is misconceived. I've heard the minister on a number of occasions suggest that there are problems for the development community in HRM, especially with respect to the downtown.

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The chatter is getting a little high and it's difficult to hear the speaker.

The honourable member for Halifax Chebucto has the floor.

MR. EPSTEIN: Thank you, again, Mr. Speaker. I was observing that a number of these provisions seem to have come forward, and it's not just in this bill, it's in several of the other bills that I mentioned before, based upon the premise that somehow the existing framework of law for municipal governance in Nova Scotia is problematic for those in the development community who want to come forward with proposals, especially for the downtown of Halifax. I want to point out that that's simply not true.

There is an amplitude of powers that are now available for municipal councils, including, of course, the HRM Council, to deal with very innovative and new proposals, and they do it all the time. They have the power, for example, to develop through the instrument of development agreements, with virtually any kind of proposal that a developer would like to come forward with. There has been a lot of criticism about the process of appeals, and I have to say that I have heard some HRM councillors, and some in the development communities say that they believe there ought not to even be appeals to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board; they're of the view that there ought not to be any supervisory jurisdiction by the administrative tribunal over their planning decisions.

Nova Scotia has had a Utility and Review Board with power of review of municipal decisions for a very long time. It's not a system that favours the appellant. The rules have always been very restrictive. They've been restrictive as to who can appeal, they've been restrictive as to what kinds of decisions can be appealed, and they're very restrictive, extremely restrictive when it comes to the test that the board must put in place when an appeal comes in front of it. It's very hard for an appellant in Nova Scotia to win an appeal. Nine out of the 10 Canadian provinces have this kind of oversight tribunal when it comes to municipal planning matters, and in no other province is the standard so restrictive as it is in Nova Scotia. It's a very high hurdle for any appellant, any appellant, whether it's a developer, a community group, or a municipality that is in front of the Utility and Review Board, it has a very hard time of it to win a case there.

Now, that has always been the case and, in fact, a study that was done and published last year in September and was made public at the Canadian Institute of Planners Atlantic Division Convention by a local planner, Mr. John Heseltine, did a cross-country study of the frequency of appeals, the time involved in appeals. Here is what he found about land use appeals in Canada. He found that when you look at Nova Scotia, whether it's on a per population basis, or on a basis compared with the number of dollars involved in developments, we are virtually at the bottom when it comes to frequency of appeals. That

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means that either measured by number of construction dollars or measured by our population, we hardly ever take appeals in Nova Scotia compared with other provinces.

In other provinces, Quebec and Ontario, I think, are the leading provinces, but in Nova Scotia we are virtually at the bottom of the cross-Canada survey. There isn't really a problem. There isn't a problem, and yet the government has chosen to try to put in place additional hurdles, for community groups, especially, that would want to take appeals to our supervisory body. It's worthwhile remembering that that supervisory body is appointed by the province, that the members are well qualified people, that the members have a very good record of addressing the matters in front of them and, furthermore, that when it comes to issues of how long it takes for them to resolve appeals when these matters come in front of them, again, according to Mr. Heseltine's study, we don't have a problem in Nova Scotia. The number of days that elapses is not an excessive number of days. We are certainly as quick as any other province and it is the unvarying practice of the board to move as quickly as it can.

Mr. Speaker, I want to note that I have been in front of the board in recent years on two of the largest land use planning appeals that it has had to deal with. In both of those cases there were delays in the process and in both of those cases the occasion for the delays in the process was either because the board itself felt that it had to delay the matter or it was at the request of the lawyers acting for the developers. In no case in which I have ever been involved or have observed, over more than 30 years of practice in front of the Utility and Review Board in Nova Scotia on land use matters, have I ever seen a citizens group acting as an appellant causing any untoward delay. That has simply not been the case. Again I say that this bill and others have been designed to engage with something that is not really a problem.

What the legislation does is it puts in place certain time limits that the board is now, by legislation, expected to meet. It gives a time limit to the municipality to put the appeal record together, it gives a time limit for the parties to prepare their cases, it gives a time limit to the board in terms of how long it should have to set down the hearing, and it gives a time limit to the board as to how long it should have after the end of the hearing for rendering its opinion. In all of those cases, the legislation gives flexibility to the board. That's to be expected, this is a mature board, this is a board with experience, this is a board of talented people, this is the premier administrative tribunal in Nova Scotia. So, I have no problem with that.

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I didn't think it was necessary to have the time limits, we could have lived without them, but I would expect it to have no impact on the practice of the board, which has always been to set time limits. It has always been to impose upon the parties in front of it time limits, right at the beginning of the case, time limits for when the documents have to be filed, time limits for replies, time limits for further replies, time limits for all of the things that the legislation contemplates and more and the board enforces those. Furthermore, the board has

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always had a real remedy of consequence to the parties if any of the parties failed to abide by the time schedules that the board set out in its orders.

The consequence for the parties could be quite disastrous. If, for example, a party did not file its summation brief at the end of the case in the set time, the board would be perfectly entitled not to read or take into consideration that summation brief. That is a real penalty. If a party says to the board, well you know, you've told us to start this case on this particular date but we're not quite ready, we would like an extension. The board is perfectly able to say, too bad, we're starting the case that day, you be ready or we're going ahead without you. That's a real consequence for the parties and that's the power that the board has always been able to exercise and does exercise. I'm not saying they're high-handed, I'm not saying they're arbitrary, they try to accommodate the parties. You can well imagine that when you get two or three parties in a case and they have legal counsel, it's hard to match up everyone's calendar, especially when you have to meld it with the calendar of the board, which is a busy board, but it works.

We didn't need a statutory provision, but we can live with it. What I'm concerned about is still the cost item. I'm concerned that the government actually accepted what I think can only be described as carping, uncritically. They accepted the notion that there was a problem at the board without looking into it. One of the remedies they offered was the possibility of the board being able to award costs against parties. Fortunately they have moved away from that very significantly, but the possibility of the award of costs at the Utility and Review Board was a highly chilling factor and would have been a highly chilling factor in the thinking of community groups all across this province for whose benefit the system was set up in the first place. That would have been a big mistake. Even in the form in which the bill now comes before us, which we're prepared to vote for, I have to say that we should think about this question again, after we have some experience with it at the board because it does seem to leave open the possibility still of cost awards in very peculiar ways.

Let me point out first what is the residual part of the costs, so far as municipalities are concerned. When a case comes on appeal, it's the obligation of the municipality to put together what is known as the appeal record. The appeal record is the decision of council, it's the staff reports, it's copies of the municipal planning strategy and the land use bylaw, it's a copy of letters that might have been received by the council. It's the official record that led up to the decision of council that's being appealed in the first place.

Of course there's a time limit for the municipality to file this. Well this legislation now says that if the municipality is late in filing the appeal record, costs could be awarded against the municipality. Mr. Speaker, I have to say that the logic of this escapes me. First, I have never known a case in which a municipality has been late in its filing of the appeal record. Second, even if some municipality were to be late in filing the appeal record, why did the government want to engage with this in terms of the possibility of an award of costs. If they wanted to give an explicit power to the Utility and Review Board, they might have said the Utility and Review Board might be able to find the municipality in contempt of the board. Although I believe, as I read the legislation now, that's something that the Utility and Review

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Board could do without any further amendment to its Statute. But if they wanted to make it explicit, they could have done that.

Why talk about it in terms of costs? In terms of costs, that sounds as if costs are to somehow to be awarded to the other participant parties in the case. That doesn't make sense.

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The chatter is getting so high it is very difficult to hear the member. The honourable member for Halifax Chebucto.

MR. EPSTEIN: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I was just observing that one is puzzled even with the government's amendments of a narrowed-down cost provision as to who exactly would be the recipient of some costs that were ordered against a municipality that might, in some very rare, almost unimaginable case, be late filing the appeal record.

The other party? Why should the other party get some kind of financial flow from the municipality being late with the appeal record? You just want the appeal record to be filed. You don't want money out of it, you want the appeal record to be filed. But the government thinks this is somehow an improvement on the rules, so I think we can live with it. I'm sure the board, in it's good sense, will figure out what to do with what is a very puzzling rule.

Let me add as well, that the board, I think, will also have to wrestle with the question of what the ambit of those costs are. So if a municipality is late filing the appeal record, does this mean that the appellant is somehow now going to be able to claim from the board all of its costs in the appeal?

Mr. Speaker, I have to say this provision is a little puzzling but it's there and it was the government's choice.

Now let's look at the last item that the government seemed to think was of value with respect to costs and that has to do with costs for the parties - not the municipality but costs generally in the process if parties meet other deadlines that have to do with the scheduling or the presentation of their case, or the filing of reports. Again, this has been narrowed. It has been narrowed so that it's only very limited circumstances where the parties might be late, that an award of costs might somehow be made.

Again, I raise the question of ambit. The board will have to look at this and try to figure out what it is that is the appropriate measure of those costs. I can't think what would possibly entitle the other party to suddenly feel that it could reap its full costs, if a party happened to be late filing a document. What you want is that the document should be filed, and as I pointed out earlier, the board already had a remedy, they could simply refuse to read that document. Besides that, what else would the other party want? Does it mean that if you somehow make a minor error, all of a sudden you're on the hook the way you might be in a court of law, as if you had lost your entire case? Surely that isn't what is intended but this is the government's proposal, this is what they seem to want.

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So we're left with a very peculiar kind of collection of residual matters which the government brought forward in this context of its misapprehension of a problem with development in HRM and its interaction with the Utility and Review Board.

This is repeated throughout a number of bills and throughout comments we've heard from the Premier and the Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. I'm continually puzzled by this. I think we also have to link it with an item that was removed from this bill because the government couldn't obtain the consent of the two Opposition Parties, which are the particular provisions with respect to site planning. I want to warn the government at this point that the proposal they were engaging with in that bill was highly anti-democratic. It would have submerged the planning process, the development approval process to the point where it would not have been open to public scrutiny as much as it should or to appeal as much as it should. This was a big mistake and it shows up elsewhere in other legislation and we will have a further opportunity to comment on similar proposals when they come forward.

Thank you for the opportunity. As I said earlier on, we will be voting in favour of this bill at third reading - not because we expect good things of it, but because we're prepared to test it. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Clayton Park.

MS. DIANA WHALEN: Mr. Speaker, it gives me a lot of pleasure to rise tonight to talk on Bill No. 138, which is an Act to amend the Municipal Government Act. As has been mentioned, there are a lot of different aspects to this bill that were presented to us and a number of them have been amended. I think that I'll just go through them individually so that we can have a look at what is the most pertinent to the Legislature tonight.

There are a number of things that I really looked forward to that are in this bill, particularly because I had the privilege of . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please.

MS. WHALEN: Mr. Speaker, as I said, I had the pleasure of serving as a regional councillor in HRM for a number of years and that means that a number of these aspects that are presented in this bill actually were issues that we dealt with at the time when I was a councillor. That had been concerns that they had not moved forward and we didn't have the power at a municipal level to do some of the things that were very important for our residents. Those have now been addressed, at least some of them here in this bill. I know there's always more - as the Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations is aware - always more things to be looked at on a future date, but I think there are some very positive things in this bill and I believe the amendments have been very positive as well.

Looking at them, one that jumps out at me right away, as a councillor from an area that was very fast growing, I had a lot of concerns around the tree cutting and the complete

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deforestation of large tracts of land in Clayton Park. At the time, and still at this time, it's a lot easier for developers to take down every tree. Even if you're developing just a few lots, it's easier to cut down every tree in an area, blast the area so that the rock is softer and then just build from there and re-landscape at the end. That's been a big concern to people who have lived in treed and wooded areas and it came up often in the area of Linda Mosher's, as well, where there were a lot of trees in the Spryfield-Purcells Cove area. As a result of that, we felt very powerless to do anything about it.

There was a particularly outrageous case that came up about 1999 or so which involved a huge lot along the Bedford Highway that was actually adjacent to Hemlock Ravine Park. It created a new group, the Friends of Hemlock Ravine Park, as a result and created an outcry in all of the surrounding communities because every single tree was taken off of an area that was many acres in size. There was nothing that could be done because it was a single landowner and they owned the whole piece of property. They cut every tree right up to the boundary of Hemlock Ravine Park, which exposed a lot of the trees that were ancient trees, really, that were now exposed to the elements and have since fallen down at the edge, which we knew they would because they lost all of the protection of being part of a larger block of trees.

It isn't impossible at all to go ahead and develop and build around tree preservation. Other municipalities - most notably, I remember Toronto - have some very strong tree by-laws. The change that you've added to this bill will actually allow that to take place. It will allow municipalities to enact their own tree by-laws and HRM particularly, I know, is looking for that, although there may be other cities and towns in Nova Scotia that feel the same attachment to their trees.

As you know, the City of Halifax was known as the city of trees and that's an important aspect of the character of this city. So that has actually been addressed in Clause 5 of this bill, referring specifically to the trees - I think it was Clause 5(6) - now saying that people have the ability to control that. I think that's very important, allowing that the vegetation be retained. I can't tell you how important that is.

Now the clauses on dogs, Clauses 6, 7 and 8, that were either considered fierce, dangerous, or restricted, did create a great outcry, as the minister knows, across the country. All of us even received e-mails from even further afield. I think there may be some misunderstanding about what powers that actually provided for, because I was surprised to learn that currently all of the municipalities in HRM have the ability to outright ban dangerous breeds or breeds they wish to designate as dangerous or fierce.

This change really seems to have added some other nuance or some other powers to that and it really created an unnecessary outcry from the public and it wasn't a point that, I believe, really improved the situation for our residents. I would like to see that reviewed and I imagine it will come back if there is a compelling reason from the UNSM committee, because there is a committee studying that. When I spoke to councillors, there seemed to be

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some concern about whether or not that's really necessary. So I appreciate that the minister saw that portion removed and we went forward with it as it was that way.

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A number of the other things would be considered housekeeping amendments that help the municipalities in their day-to-day work, just clarifying some of the legal problems that they may have. I'm just looking at my time, Mr. Speaker, but I think we have enough time to talk about this a little bit further. There was a case in HRM around the export of solid waste and whether or not HRM had the power to prevent companies from exporting waste and, in fact, the garbage that we generate in HRM to other municipalities that had cheaper fees for tipping at their solid waste facilities. There was a lot of garbage from HRM that was moving to Hants and, I believe, to Queens County as well. As a result of that, HRM had a legal case and I believe they won the case at the end of the day, but it created a lot of uncertainty. I believe that was why we had a change in the powers of the HRM.

In fact, referring to the Municipal Government Act, there's a section which seems a little bit obscure and I think, for the sake of clarity, it's worthwhile noting that Clause 4 clarifies the specific powers conferred under the municipality under the Municipal Government Act are not limited by the general powers conferred to under the Act. Not being a lawyer, I had to review that quite carefully, and I'm sure there are other members who feel the same way. It in fact does mean that if this had been in place, HRM wouldn't have been even questioned around their power to prevent the export of the solid waste, which did contravene our own local rules around solid waste and being responsible for our own waste that is generated here within the municipality. So those are important clauses, as well, that I thought we need to look at.

Going back to the trees, I think one thing that's important to note for the other members of the Legislature who may not come from urban areas and may be concerned about a restriction on tree cutting, that in fact there are two standards outlined in the bill. One, if it's an urban service lot and another standard if it's an area that's unserviced, which would even affect a lot of HRM, of course, but is outside the urban core. If you were in a serviced area, it would have to be three or fewer lots that were being subdivided and if it were outside of that it would have to be at least 10 - 10 or fewer would be exempt, is what I mean to say, 10 or fewer would not be impacted.

That's important, because you often run into a conflict between municipal government between urban and rural needs or what their priorities are. We want to make sure that we're always conscious and sympathetic to the very different nature of life in a rural area as opposed to living in an urban one. In fact, we see that often and it comes up around many of the rules that we enact here, so we want to be sensitive to it.

Even today, the new bill that was introduced around animal cruelty made a distinction between how we will govern animals that are agricultural and other pets and other animals. So I think it's important that we know that that occurs often in our review of this.

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In terms of a municipal auditor general, we feel that's a very important move, Mr. Speaker. Many of the municipalities, particularly HRM, have a very fast growing tax base. They're collecting a lot more money than even a few years ago and spending it as well on many pressing needs but I think the level of oversight needs to be improved. I know that had the Charter come forward in this session of the Legislature, we would be right here tonight discussing the importance of an auditor general for HRM, particularly under their own Charter. It was under that bill that it actually said you shall enact a municipal auditor. It was not a choice but under Bill No. 138, we are actually looking at one which gives you a choice on whether or not you have a municipal auditor. The minister has very kindly admitted or has said that he will go forward with a lot more intense debate with the municipalities, to ensure that they are comfortable with who's going to pay for this municipal auditor general and how that office will actually operate, under what sort of rules and parameters they will conduct their business.

I think that UNSM as well agrees that there's value to be had in having that oversight and having another person or group come in and do the kind of audits that look for value for money and efficiency and effectiveness. Not just accounting for the money but actually looking to see whether or not it's being spent in the most effective ways. I think that's very important to all of us in looking at that as we go forward.

There was a question around the cost to be imposed on anybody who takes a planning issue to the URB and particularly clause 19 dealt with that, Mr. Speaker. When we sat at the Law Amendments Committee, that was who we heard from more than anyone else, people concerned about Clause 19, worrying that this would put a chill on any kind of appeals. I was interested to see the study that was presented to us by John Heseltine who is a planner and a member of the Urban Development Institute, as well, in Nova Scotia, I believe. He had a compelling to case to show that we actually have fewer appeals of our development projects than other provinces. Nova Scotia, in fact, on a per capita basis had the lowest or tied for lowest in terms of the number of appeals.

So really the problem is not as pervasive as we may have been led to believe and I think it's important that we do look at those figures because sometimes there are misunderstandings and sometimes there is confusion. I think that when that occurs, it's important that we use our common sense and be level headed and come back and say that this is not the problem that we thought it was and maybe that clause was unnecessary or more than necessary.

What I did think was important though, Mr. Speaker, was that when these amendments were coming through the Law Amendments Committee, I fully supported the government's amendments and I think that's important. There were government amendments to say that really, instead of these costs, which were sort of wide open around saying that they could award costs for the whole appeal - that frightened people. So they took that out and in its place, after the minister had looked at it and so on, they came back with another view which was that there would just be an awarding of a fee, or I guess a fine, if a person who

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was appealing did not put their information in on time according to these very new tight timelines that are outlined in the bill.

I think that that's important, Mr. Speaker, because it shows that in a minority government it's important that we work together and look at each and every clause individually and what makes sense and what doesn't. In this case, I think it's quite noteworthy that I did, in fact, look at that. I realized that the intent of the bill is to ensure that delays are not extraordinary, that development moves forward.

We also, Mr. Speaker, at the Law Amendments Committee received correspondence from the Greater Halifax Partnership and theirs was a long letter that really encouraged us as a Legislature to look at the problems that might be slowing up development, particularly in the urban core, and the trouble that comes as a result of that - the decline in our main street, the decline in stores on Barrington Street, for example. Not enough people moving in and living downtown or working downtown because we haven't been able to expand the number of offices.

I know the Premier is very interested in seeing more office space to accommodate more financial companies, hopefully. To do that, we need to get a grip on any delays that come when you're looking at large office or residential buildings down town. Really, the rules seem to have meant that we are very slow in how these processes move through in the down town.

So what is good about this, Mr. Speaker, is that now there is a timeline outlined in this bill that gives exactly the number of days that each party has before they submit appeals and even HRM was concerned, as a municipality, that they would be under a lot of pressure to get their paperwork in on time. But allowing for a fine on that, I think, is at least making sure that people know what it is they are dealing with.

We have agreed with the government in saying that yes, you want to support the municipality, you want to help development move along more quickly and so you want to put in some penalty, but let's make sure that it's a penalty that is understood, not wide open, not onerous particularly on individuals who might take exception to any kind of a development that's in their area and they would not have the deep pockets that a developer or builder would have. It also means that groups like the Heritage Trust would be able to take action without fear of being crippled by huge fines or huge costs that might be awarded.

Mr. Speaker, I point out again that in reviewing this Act and looking at the different sections of the Act, I think I behaved very reasonably in agreeing with the government and saying yes, in fact there's a need to have some kind of a cost. Now there's also the argument that there isn't because if a person doesn't file on time, Mr. Speaker, all you have to do is ignore their filing. You just have to ignore what they put in. That's a penalty in itself, because then they're not going to be represented, their appeal is going to be weak and they're going to lose. I can't think of a stronger deterrent to be late.

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However, we've agreed that there should be a fine and that that will encourage people to be on time. As I said, Mr. Speaker, I think that shows that as legislators, we're reasonable. We look at each and every clause as it comes up, trying to weigh its merits, trying to determine what is the best interest of our own constituents and take it really step by step, which is exactly what we're paid to do to be here and I think that's very important.

This bill is now, I think, stronger and better as a result of the few amendments that were made. I think the minister had a good bill and a good intention on all of the clauses that he brought forward in this bill, Bill No. 138. There are a number of things that we know the municipalities need to be more efficient, more effective, to carry out their business. Every day that goes by, they run into slight differences of opinion or wording that they need to have clarified. The minister and his staff have gone through and addressed it in this bill and also worked closely with UNSM, which I know is a commitment that has been made by all Parties in this House, to work with the group that represents not just our own municipalities, but 55 municipalities across this province and they have a strong and important voice in the governing of the province. I think that people appreciate that.

Therefore, the fact that so many of these are responding to their needs and helping them to conduct business in a more efficient way is very important, Mr. Speaker. For that reason, our caucus will be supporting this bill as it moves forward. Thank you very much.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close the debate.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. JAMES MUIR: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to thank colleagues from the New Democratic and Liberal Parties for their supportive comments and with that, I close debate on Bill No. 138.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 138. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would you please call Bill No. 156.

Bill No. 156 - Land Registration Act.

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MR. CHAIRMAN: The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. JAMES MUIR: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'm pleased to rise in this House to speak on the Land Registration Act amendments. As I mentioned during second reading, the Land Registration Act established a modernized registration system for Nova Scotia's Land Title Register. The amendments in Bill No. 156 further that process by clarifying and streamlining process to improve the effectiveness of the land registry.

Mr. Speaker, the land registry is a vital tool used primarily by lawyers and surveyors to ensure land titles are accurately reflected. This means that this bill, in essence, affects, or can affect, all property owners in Nova Scotia. The proposed amendments will make it easier to identify and correct errors related to land title and I can say that these amendments were developed after working with the system for several years in detailed consultations with the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and other stakeholder groups.

Mr. Speaker, to this point, I would like to briefly comment on representation made at the Law Amendments Committee by the Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors. The association expressed concern that they were not consulted on the amendments before you.

MR. SPEAKER: The chatter is getting rather high and it is quite difficult to hear the honourable minister.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

MR. MUIR: Let me clarify this point. The proposed amendments to Bill No. 156 do not affect or relate in any way to the role of the surveyor and that is why they were not specifically consulted on this bill. However, the association is consulted on an ongoing basis with matters related to the surveying process and property descriptions. Through the Law Amendments Committee process, this group also had some questions regarding specific provisions of the bill. Mr. Speaker, I have been advised that their questions were answered by staff, resulting in their full support of this bill without any amendment.

With that, Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 156.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Richmond.

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MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, it's a pleasure to rise and say a few words about the Land Registration Act.

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable member for Richmond.

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MR. SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, as the minister said, the purpose of this bill is to modernize the registration Act and what has been done is over the last number of years, through the Nova Scotia Bar Society and through the government, they have been picking select areas of the province to start establishing this system. The goal of this bill is to make it a province-wide system now that will be used throughout the entire province.

Mr. Speaker, the idea is that it will be much simpler for Nova Scotians in the future when they are dealing with either selling a home, purchasing a home or even remortgaging a home, that they will now have an on-line system rather than the old registry system of having to do paper searches in such cases. This requirement has also meant that practising barristers have been required to take a certain level of training, as well, to ensure that they are up to date on this new bill and the changes which come along with it.

Mr. Speaker, as the minister said, this will affect all property owners and it has been a process that has been being developed over some time. What happens now, if someone is looking to sell their property or remortgage their property, you are hearing from their lawyers where they are saying we have to migrate your land first. In essence, this migration is the formal process of putting their property as part of the Land Registration Act. As part of that, it requires the lawyers to work on proper title for the land, the specific description of the land. The purpose of this is that down the road, it will be much simpler for people to be able to access this information which will be available on-line. So there is a cost that Nova Scotians are already starting to bear as a result of this migration process but again, at the end of the day, I think everyone in this House and most Nova Scotians would agree that this is going to create a better system.

Mr. Speaker, one of the issues, though, that I would want to raise on this matter as well, is the future of the Registry of Deeds offices in Nova Scotia. Does this mean once the new Land Registration Act is fully in force and effect, that we will still maintain those Registry of Deed offices throughout our province or will we possibly see a consolidation of these Registry of Deeds offices into more regional centres? I would hope the minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations may be able to address that very question.

I can tell you, we do have a Registry of Deeds office in Arichat for Richmond County and it certainly plays a very important role for our area and one of the issues that has been brought to my attention is, will this new Land Registration Act see the possible closure of that office or an amalgamation to a larger centre? I would hope that's not going to be the case.

I haven't heard any reassurances yet from the minister, from the government, that would not happen, so I do hope that when the minister does rise to close debate on this bill, he will be able to address that very concern that I've brought to his attention and give some assurances that this legislation is not going to see the closure of Registry of Deeds offices throughout this province and in my own case, certainly not the one over in Arichat.

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With that, we're pleased to see that Bill No. 156 is moving forward. It's something that, I believe, will be for the benefit of the province down the road and will certainly make it much easier for landowners, for property owners and for potential purchasers to be able to access the necessary information regarding land, wherever it may be situated in the Province of Nova Scotia. Mr. Speaker, our caucus will certainly be voting in favour of this bill going and passing third reading. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Glace Bay.

MR. DAVID WILSON (Glace Bay): Mr. Speaker, I just wanted to rise just for a minute on Bill No. 156 because I wanted to table a letter that's come into my possession and a letter, I understand, that was put before the Law Amendments Committee today. This is a letter from the president of the Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors, Russell V. MacKinnon. This is a letter that says (Interruptions) Allow me to read it, if I may.

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. You're going to table it?

MR. DAVID WILSON (Glace Bay): With your permission, I'd like to read it first.

MR. SPEAKER: As long as you're going to table it afterwards.

MR. DAVID WILSON (Glace Bay): I will table it immediately afterwards. It says:

"As members of Law Amendments, you are aware of the concerns raised by the Nova Scotia Land Surveyors' Association before the Committee yesterday evening.

Post questioning would indicate that our Association suuports [sic] this legislation in its present form. In speaking with our executive director after the presentation, I was advised that Mark Coffin of SNSMR, made verbal assurances to our executive director that our concerns raised at Law Amendments would be addressed.

Unfortunately, there is nothing documented to support this verbal commitment. Without these concerns being fully addressed, our Association does not support this BILL in its present state. The lack of consultation has caused considerable concern. The points presented at Law Amendments speak for themselves.

Additionally, this legislation will cause considerable costs on the people of Nova Scotia, estimated to be between $8 to $10 million. Please DO NOT approve BILL 156 in its present form.

Russell V. MacKinnon, NSLS

President, Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors"

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Mr. Speaker, that doesn't indicate to me that there's any agreement by Nova Scotia land surveyors and I would gladly table that document.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close the debate.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I do rise to close debate on this and in reference to the member for Richmond and his question about local land registration offices, I can assure him that at this time, the department has not made any plans to close any offices. With that, I close debate.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 156. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 133.

Bill No. 133 - Land Surveyors Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Natural Resources.

HON. DAVID MORSE. Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 133.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 133. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 168.

Bill No. 168 - House of Assembly Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Immigration.

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HON. LEONARD GOUCHER: Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to move third reading of Bill No. 168.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No.168. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 176.

Bill No. 176 - Engineering Profession Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Justice.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, I'm pleased to rise and to move third reading of Bill No. 176.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 176. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 124.

Bill No. 124 - Justice Administration Amendment (2008) Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Justice.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, I'm pleased to rise and to move third reading of Bill No. 124.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Fairview.

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MR. GRAHAM STEELE: Mr. Speaker, I do want to note for the record on third reading that in the Law Amendments process the provisions of this bill dealing with credit reporting were removed from the bill, which I think is entirely regrettable. There is a problem in Nova Scotia today - Nova Scotians are the only Canadians who do not have access to on-line credit reports, and in this day and age we should have access to it.

The government proposed a solution, I proposed a different solution - and I could have lived with either one, but what the government has done is back off completely from dealing with the issue, leaving an unsatisfactory status quo where we are the only people in the country who do not have access to these reports. I just wanted to note for the record that's what the government has done - they did it in the Committee on Law Amendments with Liberal support, and because of those two Parties working together we continue with an unsatisfactory status quo.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Clayton Park.

MS. DIANA WHALEN: Mr. Speaker, I just wanted to say a few words about this bill which is before us on third reading. I think it is important that getting credit on-line be available to Nova Scotians. I've had in my own constituency a number of people who have complained about that, but I had concerns about whether or not we had the right mechanisms in place in this province to do it right. I've had a number of briefings from staff, and I do thank the staff from Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations who are always very, very good about briefing members of the Opposition - and I think that all members would agree that is the case.

We had gone through this quite carefully. I was initially very pleased to see that we were trying to deal with this problem because we are the only province in the country that where our citizens cannot go on-line and get their credit information. The reason for that is that the government had decided some years ago, in the Consumer Reporting Act, that we had a right to our own personal information for free and we had enshrined that in our Act that all requests for your credit information would be free of charge and that if the companies sell that information to another bank or another store that you might be seeking credit from, that's a business, but that as an individual, you're entitled to get your own information.

I think that was laudable. It was lovely that we thought of that and right now, in Nova Scotia, you can get your information free by going in person to the office. Each of the companies that operate here are obliged to have an office so we know that the two major companies, definitely that I've spoken to, operate offices in the province. So you can go in person and get it immediately. You can make a phone call, Mr. Speaker, and get your information or you can write a letter and it will be sent to you, free of charge, in Nova Scotia.

But if we go on-line, which is now a new mechanism which wasn't thought of when that Act was written, if we go on-line and want to get our information, anybody living in Nova Scotia is told no, you can't have it, it's not available to you. The reason it's not available - and it would be available to you if you lived in New Brunswick or any other

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province - is that we don't let them charge and they won't provide it free of charge. There's a charge of about $15.95 to access your credit on-line in the other provinces. Because we have this principle that we were going to stand by, no matter what, that it must be free, Nova Scotians don't have access to credit on-line, their credit record on-line.

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I think most people who have called me, the few times it has come up and people have been really livid, they have been angry about that, that they don't have that convenience and that speedy response. As a result, Mr. Speaker, I've been very sympathetic and I thought the government should deal with this. For the few people who I've dealt with one-on-one in my constituency, I know the department has had many times that number of complaints because they are the repository of all the complaints from across this province. I'm sure there would be even more when you're living in a rural area - so many of the members here represent areas that are somewhat remote from the Equifax office in Bedford, for example. That would not be a handy location for you to get your information free. So it's even more imperative that they have the option to get their information on-line.

Mr. Speaker, this is something I felt strongly about and I really did feel we should deal with. I spoke to the minister and said I wish we could deal with this now, but throughout this session - as we've been discussing Bill No. 124 - a number of representations have been made by the companies that provide our credit information. They object very strenuously to any mention, in the bill, of free service on-line. They don't want to see it enshrined in legislation, because in every other province in Canada, they charge and they don't want to create a precedent that other provinces might look to, I imagine. I'm guessing that's part of their concern.

They also have a concern that another company is actually the vehicle on-line that provides the information, that they don't do it directly and that there are costs involved that they feel are legitimate and they should be reimbursed for.

So what happened, really, Mr. Speaker, to make a long story short, which I may or may do, but really to explain it, there is an impasse between the two Parties. You can appreciate that our goal is to get something in place that would allow Nova Scotians access on-line. I think the people who have called me with complaints had no objections to paying for their on-line service and they feel really irritated and frustrated that it's not available.

I think, from my discussions with the minister across the hall, he, in fact, does agree that this is something that needs to be dealt with and he made an effort, a valiant effort, by putting it into this bill but there are some complications. I think it's important, Mr. Speaker, to note that I did not support the NDP suggestion that we go ahead with it, with some interim provision, to allow it to be available on-line, only because I think that there are some larger issues that we do not understand.

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I think that here in the House, we're rushing through a lot of our business in order to be expedient and if we don't know what the implications are, I think we should be prudent. That's really what guided me and I agreed with the minister that the best aspect today would be to remove those clauses and just leave it as it is, not open that issue now, but with an understanding that this would come back to the House, that it will be looked at over the next few months. I would hope next Fall, we'll be able to have a better handle on what other bills might need to be changed and how we can ensure that Nova Scotians get access to their information on-line. Perhaps paying a fee, perhaps having one time a year that's free, but working out the details that are necessary.

As I say, Mr. Speaker, I think that our job here in the Legislature is to listen to each and every aspect that comes up and deal with things clause by clause and ensure that we use common sense and our good judgment in each and every case. That should be our guiding principle. In this case, as I say, it was important to us that we make sure that we do the prudent thing and that the government staff who have taken this very seriously have the opportunity to go back and support the minister in finding a solution.

So, Mr. Speaker, that was really the only contentious part of this bill and it has caused a great deal of interaction. We've had a number of representations. We've had the senior executives from both of the large companies that provide credit ratings and credit information to consumers. They have both made trips here from their central Canadian offices to try to represent their views and to, again, you know, let us know what their concerns are around the business that they conduct and the importance of protecting their business. We understand that. I think that all of us understand that there is a cost to providing information, a cost to operating the systems on-line, and so on. So there has to be a compromise found between our overriding concern about the freedom, or the free access to our own personal information and what makes sense in a commercial environment.

So the idea that was presented was that further consultation is necessary. I think that that was a prudent and sensible approach and I support the minister in his moves towards more consultation and finding the right balance between a cost and a free service and how we manage to do that. Whether it be somewhat in regulation or entirely in the bill, we want to see what will come back. I look forward to the minister bringing this back again, hopefully in the Fall, when we will be dealing with some more of these substantive issues.

So with that said, Mr. Speaker, the other aspects of this bill are amendments to a number of Acts. This is actually called An Act Respecting the Administration of Justice but it includes Public Service Commission Acts and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Public Trustee Act, and a number of other things that have been touched on. We felt most of those were housekeeping, that they were in fact again tightening up the wording around other bills and helping us to modernize and keep pace with changes. The one that is tricky for us again is going back to this access to our credit information on-line. I really am disappointed that in the few weeks that we've had to look at this, no compromise has been reached.

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I would have been much happier to stand here today and say that we had found a way to meet the needs of the individuals, Mr. Speaker, who are asking us to move on this. I respect the minister and the concerns that he has and for that reason I have chosen to support the government in seeing that those clauses are removed for the time being and look forward to them returning in the Fall. With that, I would just like to signal that our caucus supports this bill.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close the debate.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the honourable members opposite for their interventions and I thank the member for Halifax Clayton Park who hit the nail on the head with reference to the consumer reporting, credit reporting. It's better I think to move a little bit slower. What do they say, move in haste, repent at leisure, and I would sooner move a little slower and not have to repent. So with those, on behalf of my colleague, the Minister of Justice, I will close debate.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 124. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please Bill No. 167.

Bill No. 167 - Technical Safety Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Labour and Workforce Development.

HON. MARK PARENT: Before I move third reading, Mr. Speaker, may I make a short introduction?

MR. SPEAKER: Please do.

MR. PARENT: I would just like to introduce three staff members from the Department of Labour and Workforce Development who sat here very patiently, put a lot of work into this bill. I would like to recognize Dave Briggins, Lia Thibault and Bob Cormier from the department, and thank them for all their work. They are in the front row. (Applause)

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Labour and Workforce Development.

MR. PARENT: Mr. Speaker, with the correction, there are three Davids in the department - this is David Wigmore. David Briggins is with the Department of Environment. Anyway, with that, I move third reading.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 167. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Private Members' Public Bills for Third Reading.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 177.

Bill No. 177 - Naturopathic Doctors Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Finance.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to move third reading of the bill.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 177. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 150.

Bill No. 150 - Motor Vehicle Act.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Clare.

MR. WAYNE GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 150.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 150. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 29.

Bill No. 29 - House of Assembly Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Citadel.

MR. LEONARD PREYRA: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to take a few moments to say something about this bill. I am delighted to rise and move third reading of Bill No. 29. It's an Act to amend Chapter 1 of the House of Assembly Act. This bill proposes to change the name of my electoral district from Halifax Citadel to Halifax Citadel-Sable Island. But this bill represents more than a simple name change. For centuries, this fragile 41-kilometre sandbar, located approximately 300 kilometres southeast of Halifax, has survived the legendary winds and waves of the North Atlantic . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The chatter has risen to a considerably high level.

The honourable member for Halifax Citadel.

MR. PREYRA: For centuries, Mr. Speaker, this fragile 41-kilometre sandbar, located approximately 300 kilometres southeast of Halifax, has survived the legendary winds and waves of the North Atlantic and served as a refuge for survivors of those storms. It's home to many species of plants and animals, including the iconic Sable Island horse, a horse that in so many ways serves as a symbol of Nova Scotia and its ability to adapt and thrive despite changing times and harsh conditions, a horse I would someday like to see designated as the official horse of Nova Scotia. Sable Island is also home to scientists and on the front lines of our struggle to understand the implications of climate change and its effects on our coast lines and oceans. This bill recognizes the natural, cultural and scientific significance of Sable Island and its vital contribution to Nova Scotia's current and future economic development.

I'm surprised at the number of maps which do not show Sable Island or which do not include Sable Island as part of Nova Scotia. What better way to do so than to officially

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recognize it in the electoral district of Halifax Citadel. Not only will this measure put Sable Island on the map, it will also acknowledge our stewardship of the island, its surrounding waters and seabed, and the plants and animals whose survival depend on it. I look forward to passage of this bill and I especially look forward to visiting this very special part of my constituency and of Nova Scotia in the not too distant future. With that I thank the House, particularly members of the opposite side, for allowing this bill to come forward and I move third reading of Bill No. 129.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 129. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

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MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 162.

Bill No. 162 - Municipal Government Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Richmond.

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, it's a pleasure to move third reading of Bill No. 162. I was asked by one of the members of the House what the purpose of this bill was. Basically, it arose under an unfortunate situation where a lady approached me as she and her husband had purchased a piece of land which apparently had been sold to another couple just days earlier. All of these years they paid taxes on the land only to discover later that the other couple had good title to the land. We approached the Municipality of Richmond for her to be reimbursed for the taxes which had been paid in error. A legal opinion was given to the municipality which unfortunately was never shared with me, but correspondence from the CAO indicated that staff also advised that provincial legislation does not provide us with authority to refund taxes paid in prior years.

Mr. Speaker, I'm sure that all members would agree that the thought that a municipality would be able to keep two sets of taxes paid on the same piece of land certainly doesn't make sense. The Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations did indicate to its staff that other municipal units have developed their own policies in reimbursing people who've paid taxes in error, whether it be providing them a credit on their current piece of land or simply reimbursing them for what was paid in error.

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Mr. Speaker, the legal opinion seemed to say that the Municipal Government Act didn't expressly give a municipal unit the authority to do this. This amendment I would hope will now, once it is put in place, allow municipalities, not just Richmond but all municipalities, that should an individual have paid taxes in error the municipality will have that authority, there won't be any questions about whether the Municipal Government Act does allow them to do to this or not.

Again, Mr. Speaker, this rises out of a local situation and I'm doing my best to assist this lady in having her taxes reimbursed to her. It's unfortunate that it takes legislation to do that but hopefully with this in place there will be no obstacles to her being reimbursed by the municipality upon proclamation of these changes. With that I thank the minister and I thank the government for bringing this forward. Allow me to add this as well, that we did contact Ken Simpson with the UNSM to advise him of this legislation. They reported back to us they had no issue with it. They brought out the position that it was unnecessary but all the same proper notice was given to them, they have no issues with the legislation going forward. Again, I thank the government for calling this bill for debate. I would move third reading of Bill No. 162.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 162. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 100.

Bill No. 100 - Health Services and Insurance Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'll be very quick. I move third reading of Bill No. 100.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 100. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

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The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 170.

Bill No. 170 - Motor Vehicle Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Clare.

MR. WAYNE GAUDET: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act will help clarify, once and for all, who has the right-of-way on our highway when two lanes on a street or a highway merge into one. With that, I will move third reading.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 170. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would ask that the House now recess for an hour. The Clerks have some work to do with regard to the arrival of Her Honour, so if we could recess until 8:20 p.m., it would be appreciated.

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

We will recess until 8:20 p.m.

[7:21 p.m. The House recessed.]

[8:21 p.m. The House reconvened.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor is without.

MR. SPEAKER: Let Her Honour be admitted.

All rise.

[The Speaker and the Clerks left the Chamber.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor.

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[The Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Mayann Francis, preceded by her escort, and by Mr. Ken Greenham, Sergeant-at-Arms, bearing the Mace, entered the House of Assembly Chamber. The Lieutenant Governor then took her seat on the Throne.

The Sergeant-at-Arms then departed and re-entered the Chamber, followed by the Speaker, the Honourable Alfie MacLeod; the Chief Clerk of the House, Roderick MacArthur, Q.C.; Assistant Clerk, Arthur Fordham, Q.C. and Assistant Clerk, Neil Ferguson.

The Speaker, with the Sergeant-at-Arms on his right and the Clerk on his left, took up his position at the foot of the Speaker's Table.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: It is the wish of Her Honour that the ladies and gentlemen be seated.

MR. SPEAKER: May it please Your Honour, the General Assembly of the Province has, at its present session, passed certain bills to which in the name and on behalf of the General Assembly, I respectfully request Your Honour's Assent.

THE CLERK:

Bill No. 3 - Public Utilities Act.

Bill No. 29 - House of Assembly Act.

Bill No. 79 - Elections Act

Bill No. 100 - Health Services and Insurance Act.

Bill No. 107 - Nova Scotia Agricultural College Act.

Bill No. 117 - Securities Act.

Bill No. 120 - Public Service Act.

Bill No. 121 - Assessment Act.

Bill No. 123 - Public Service Act.

Bill No. 124 - Administration of Justice (2008) Act.

Bill No. 125 - Public Service Act.

Bill No. 127 - Health Professions Disciplinary Proceedings Protection (2008) Act.

Bill No. 130 - Emergency Health Services Act.

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Bill No. 131 - North American Labor Cooperation Agreement Implementation Act.

Bill No. 133 - Land Surveyors Act.

Bill No. 135 - Municipal Elections Act.

Bill No. 138 - Municipal Government Act.

Bill No. 144 - Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation Act.

Bill No. 146 - Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill No. 150 - Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill No. 156 - Land Registration Act.

Bill No. 157 - Financial Measures (2008) Act.

Bill No. 162 - Municipal Act.

Bill No. 163 - Personal Directives Act.

Bill No. 167 - Technical Safety Act.

Bill No. 168 - House of Assembly Act.

Bill No. 170 - Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill No. 176 - Engineering Profession Act.

Bill No. 177 - Naturopathic Doctors Act.

Bill No. 178 - Children and Family Services Act.

Bill No. 184 - Provincial Soil Act.

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: In Her Majesty's name, I Assent to these Bills.

MR. SPEAKER: Your Honour, having been graciously pleased to give your Assent to the Bills passed during the present Session, it becomes my agreeable duty on behalf of Her Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, Her faithful Commons of Nova Scotia, to present to Your Honour a bill for the Appropriation of Supply granted in the present Session for the support of the Public Service and to request Your Honour's Assent thereto.

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THE CLERK:

Bill No. 175 - Appropriations Act, 2008.

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: In Her Majesty's name, I thank Her loyal subjects, I accept their benevolence and I Assent to this Bill.

[The Speaker and the Clerks left the Chamber.]

[The Lieutenant Governor left the Chamber.]

[8:30 p.m.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: His Honour, the Speaker.

[The Speaker took the Chair.]

MR. SPEAKER: I would ask the members to remain standing and join me in the singing of our national anthem.

[The national anthem was sung by the members.]

MR. SPEAKER: Please be seated.

The honourable Premier.

THE PREMIER: Mr. Speaker, just before we end off our day, I want to pass on my best wishes to everyone this summer, to both the Leaders and both the other Parties and all my colleagues after what was a good session with good legislation passed. I think we can all be pleased with a budget that we believe is certainly a good budget, and I'm sure there are aspects in the budget where we have some agreement.

I was thinking during the national anthem, Mr. Speaker, that I'm sure the one thing we can all agree on is that we live in the greatest province in this country and the greatest country in the world, and I'm very proud of that. Certainly, last week, it wasn't lost to me when General Hillier was here, and I know we all share - and the Leader of the NDP being the critic and certainly the member for Cape Breton South is a good example of his involvement with our veterans, our Legions and such, and members all around the House - just how deeply we feel about the military and what they do for us on a daily basis, and I don't think we should forget that.

Mr. Speaker, one of the other things that struck me during the session was really the strength of character, and the measure of an individual, I think, can be spoken from that strength of character, and our Minister of Finance showed that this session. (Standing Ovation)

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I'm very proud to serve in this House, not only with our Minister of Finance, but with all members of the Legislature. I was speaking to a group of students the other day at Auburn and I know that other members in the House - I believe the Leader of the Liberal Party was there, and the member for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage also attended that school, and I had the opportunity to speak of the importance of all members of the House of Assembly and the important role we all play in making government work.

Mr. Speaker, you, as Speaker, play a key role in that, as well, and I want to thank you for your commitment to Nova Scotians in the Chair you so rightfully hold. (Applause)

Again, I wish you all a safe summer and all the best in the coming year.

Mr. Speaker, and members of the House of Assembly, I move that this General Assembly be adjourned, to meet again at the call of the Speaker.

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

We stand adjourned. (Applause)

[The House rose at 8:35 p.m.]

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FILING PETITIONS UNDER RULE 63(1)

By: Hon. Mark Parent (Environment)

"Whereas on June 28, 2001, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of health over pesticides.

Whereas scientific studies have linked pesticide exposure to increased risk of numerous diseases, including childhood leukemia, childhood brain cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma and lung cancer.

Therefore, we the undersigned residents of Nova Scotia petition the Provincial Government to amend the Municipal Government Act, to grant all Nova Scotia Municipalities the power to ban the use of cosmetic landscape pesticides."

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

RESOLUTION NO. 3704

By: Hon. Christopher D'Entremont (Health)

I hereby give notice that on a future day, I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas in January 2008, a competition sponsored by InNOVAcorp was held among five districts from Lunenburg to Digby with two winners per district, two young entrepreneurs won $40,000 for the development of a new enterprise that will produce innovative maternity and baby products; and

Whereas Pida Infant & Maternity Products, derived from the first two letters of the names Pierrette d'Entremont and Danica Surette, was the only female enterprise to have presented its idea to InNOVAcorp, to a panel of six persons who could either choose to accept or decline their product; and

Whereas this idea was created by Pierrette primarily because her baby weighed only two pounds at birth and had major digestive problems and needed to be breast fed for 18 months, whereby she needed to amuse the baby during that period and the ideas for this product came to her during that time from a desire to help other mothers faced with the same situation;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in congratulating Pierrette d'Entremont and Danica Surette for their perseverance and dedication in promoting this product which will be featured at a Commercial Exposition in Las Vegas in October 2008 and wish them continued success in their efforts to bring this product to market as quickly as possible.

Monsieur le Président, à une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attende que en janvier 2008, un concours parrainé par InNOVAcorp a été organisé dans cinq districts, de Lunenburg à Digby, avec deus gagnants par district, et que deux jeunes entrepreneures ont remporté 40,000 $ pour le développement d'une nouvelle enterprise qui fabrique des produits innovateurs de maternité et pour bébés; et

Attende que le nom de l'enterprise Pida Infant & Maternity Product est dérivé des deux premières lettres du prénom de Pierrette d'Entremont et Danica Surette, qui étaient les deux seules femmes à présenter leur idée à InNOVAcorp, à une comité de six personnes qui devait accepter ou refuser leur produit; et

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Attende que cette idée vient principalement de Pierrette car son bébé, qui pesait seulement deux livres à la naissance, souffait de problèmes digestifs graves qui l'ont obligée à allaiter pendant dix-huit mois. Elle cherchait une façon d'amuser son bébé pendant cette période et c'est alors qu'elle a eu l'idée de créer ce produit et ainsi d'aider toutes les mamans qui étaient dans une situation semblable;

Par consequent, qu'il soit résolu que tous les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour féliciter Pierrette d'Entremont et Danica Surette pour leur persévérance et leur dévouement dans la promotion de ce produit, qui sera en vedette lors d'une exposition commerciale à Las Vegas en octobre 2008, et pour leur souhaiter un succès continu dans leurs efforts visant à mettre ce produit en marché dès que possible.

RESOLUTION NO. 3705

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Kings County Veterans Club was formed on July 7, 1987, to bring WWII veterans together for advocacy and social purposes; and

Whereas the veterans meet monthly at the Berwick Legion to plan their involvements and share in a memorable past; and

Whereas the veterans have participated in Legion events, community festivals and Remembrance Day ceremonies for the past 20 years;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House commend the Kings County Veterans Club for their contribution in winning the war and building our nation.

RESOLUTION NO. 3706

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ms. Shulamith Medjuck, former Senior Director of Federal/Provincial Social Initiatives, now retired from the Department of Community Services after 26 years of public service, made a lasting contribution to the social policy and well-being of Nova Scotians; and

Whereas Ms. Medjuck's dedication to service exemplifies responsible public administration and a commitment to social justice; and

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Whereas Ms. Medjuck was the 2007 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Excellence in Public Administration, which recognizes exceptional achievement in public administration to encourage quality service in all orders of government;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the critical work and lasting legacy of Ms. Shulamith Medjuck and congratulate her on her most distinguished honour.

RESOLUTION NO. 3707

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Scotiabank in Bridgetown was honoured as this year's recipient of the Building Healthy Futures Corporate Award at the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Halifax on April 24, 2008; and

Whereas the Town of Bridgetown recognizes the bank's outstanding commitment to the town through their financial support to the new fire hall initiative and the new library project through many fundraising endeavours; and

Whereas the staff of Scotiabank in Bridgetown are also actively involved in many other community and volunteer efforts, both collectively and individually;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly recognize the efforts of the staff of the Scotiabank in Bridgetown and their many contributions to the community, and congratulate them on receiving this year's Building Healthy Futures Corporate Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 3708

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pauline Spinney was recently recognized at a reception in Halifax as a Provincial Volunteer of the Year for 2008; and

Whereas Pauline has shown outstanding commitment to the Annapolis Royal Lions Club for over a decade, having been named the club's Lion of the Year twice, as well as a life membership to the Lions Foundation of Nova Scotia, the International President's Certificate and the Club President Award; and

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Whereas Pauline, in addition to being actively involved in the Annapolis Royal Lions Club, also manages to find the time to volunteer at the schools, in the scouting movement, with tutoring and numerous other community events;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Pauline for the many contributions she has made to her community, and congratulate her on being named a Provincial Volunteer of the Year for 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 3709

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Christopher Barker was recently recognized as a Provincial Volunteer of the Year for 2008 in a ceremony held in Halifax; and

Whereas Christopher has demonstrated outstanding community service as an active member of the Middleton Fire Department for over thirty years, holding the title of fire chief since 1989; and

Whereas his tireless devotion to the well-being of others has been recognized by the Middleton Rotary Club through the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, and by both the provincial and federal fire service through exemplary service medals for years of service to the department;

Therefore be it resolved that the Members of the Legislative Assembly join me in congratulating Christopher Barker on being named a Provincial Volunteer of the Year for 2008, and thank him for his commitment to the community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3710

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Michael Peters, of Middleton, captured the gold medal for Senior Mixed Doubles in the 10-pin bowling provincials held in Windsor on May 4, 2008; and

Whereas Michael has been actively involved in the Nova Scotia Youth Bowling Association for the past six years, bowling out of LMK Lanes in Middleton; and

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Whereas after five games, an average score of 129 propelled Michael and his doubles partner, Alex MacGregor, to a first-place finish, defeating a dozen other teams from across the province;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly join me in congratulating Michael and Alex on their win, and wish them continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3711

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Bliss FitzRandolph was recently recognized for her outstanding volunteer efforts at an awards ceremony in Halifax where she was named a Provincial Volunteer of the Year for 2008; and

Whereas Bliss can always be found lending a hand wherever needed, including community ventures through the Bridgetown and Area Garden Club, the Bridgetown Lions Club, The Canadian Cancer Society and the Special Olympics; and

Whereas Bliss is a respected and capable volunteer in her community and is deserving of recognition for outstanding personal commitment to improving the lives of others;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in congratulating Bliss on this well-deserved award and wish her continued personal enjoyment in the community she serves so well.

RESOLUTION NO. 3712

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Anne Marie Pearle was recently recognized as a 2008 Provincial Volunteer of the Year for Annapolis County; and

Whereas Anne Marie has been actively volunteering in her community for over 30 years with the 4-H organization, the Annapolis Valley Exhibition, the Paradise Women's Institute, the Paradise Community Hall, the Paradise Village Quilters and the Bridgetown Skating Club, to name just a few; and

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Whereas Anne Marie has been characterized as a competent, focussed and generous volunteer who is appreciated by her peers and her community;

Therefore be it resolved that the House of Assembly join me in congratulating Anne Marie on being recognized as a Provincial Volunteer of the Year and wish her continued service in enriching the lives of others in her community and her county.

RESOLUTION NO. 3713

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the St. Mary's River Association and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust welcomed as many as 150 people on Sunday to the second annual River Days in Sherbrooke; and

Whereas the River Association and its members, like Alan MacDonald, Bob Kelly and Colin Rudolph, to name just a few, provide countless hours of volunteer work to help scientists understand the state of precious Atlantic Salmon stocks in the river; and

Whereas the association is embarking on an ambitious and exciting long-term project called Healthy River, Vibrant Communities, to revitalize the historic St. Mary's River for fish, families and the future;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the St. Mary's River Association on their tireless efforts and recognize the important role their projects play in better understanding the St. Mary's River of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

RESOLUTION NO. 3714

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Commercial Cable Heritage Building, located in Hazel Hill, outside of Canso, was one of the largest cable relay stations in the world and housed the most technologically advanced equipment for its time; and

Whereas Miriam Smith has many fond memories of growing up in Hazel Hill and remembers when her father and husband worked at the telegraph building that was first constructed of wood in 1884 and then replaced by brick in 1888; and

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Whereas the telegraph building closed in 1962 and, in an effort to give back, Miriam has been saving and collecting pennies for the last 18 months to donate to the Rehabilitation Society, which is overseeing the restoration of the historic building;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Miriam Smith for doing her part in helping to preserve and celebrate this local landmark.

RESOLUTION NO. 3715

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on January 5th of this year, the students of St. Mary's Education Centre in Sherbrooke, held an anti-bullying day in support of the new anti-bullying movement; and

Whereas the students from Grade Primary to Grade 7 showed their support by wearing everything from pink T-shirts to pink hats, making posters, writing songs and held discussions about the importance of friendship and strategies for dealing with bullies; and

Whereas the day was considered a resounding success, with the enthusiastic participation of the students;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the staff and students of St. Mary's Education Centre for setting aside a day to recognize the importance of the anti-bullying movement.

RESOLUTION NO. 3716

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas earlier this year the students of St. Mary's Academy, under the leadership of the student council president, Daniel MacDonald, launched a one-day red ribbon fundraising campaign in remembrance of the Bathurst High School Phantom Basketball Team; and

Whereas the students made donations in exchange for red ribbons and raised more than $600 towards Bathurst High School, making the campaign hugely successful; and

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Whereas the St. Mary's Academy students recognized how quickly tragedy can occur and how important it was for them to do something to promote that and honour the tragic loss of so many young people and one of their teachers;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the students and staff at St. Mary's Academy for demonstrating compassion and generosity for their fellow high school students in the northern New Brunswick community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3717

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas well-known singer/songwriter, Fraser Newcombe, of Sheet Harbour, has been invited to be the opening act for Tommy Cash, brother of the legendary American, Johnny Cash, at the Halifax Forum; and

Whereas Newcombe has been performing since his early twenties and writing music for the last ten years, receiving three consecutive nominations for MIANS awards, appeared on Christmas Daddies Telethon, and was the opening act for George Hamilton IV at the Hank Snow Fest; and

Whereas Newcombe and his band, Pick of The Crop, will be performing in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in May and enjoys promoting Maritime music, heritage and culture;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Fraser Newcombe and his band for their success in the competitive world of music and the enjoyment they bring to listeners.

RESOLUTION NO. 3718

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas for more than 30 years, Chris Muise of Guysborough has experienced the many benefits of yoga and has been an instructor for the last seven years; and

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Whereas Chris has weekly classes in Boylston, St. Francis Harbour, and Guysborough, with students both young and old - the oldest being 88 and the youngest just three; and

Whereas Chris is very passionate about her daily practice and weekly classes, passing this on to her students, some of whom have been attending her classes for many years;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Chris Muise for her commitment and dedication in sharing her passion in the practice of connecting the mind, body and the spirit, contributing to the health and well-being of her fellow Mulgrave community members.

RESOLUTION NO. 3719

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lynn Martin, a St. F.X. graduate and a teacher at Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre, is the kind of educator every child deserves to have; and

Whereas last September she received a $5,000 grant to support her Lads and Dad reading program, an initiative to help her young male students develop an interest in reading, and was recently nominated by the Strait Regional School Board to be recognized for her outstanding and innovative teaching skills; and

Whereas Lynn was also acknowledged for her efforts in ensuring the classroom is a peaceful place for students to learn - at the beginning of each school year, with minimal guidance, Lynn allows her students to set out rules for a peaceful classroom, putting together a poster of guiding principles, the most important one being kind and respectful to each other;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Lynn Martin for her outstanding contribution to her students and Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre, teaching tolerance and respect.

RESOLUTION NO. 3720

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas as part of Education Week, Chedabucto Education Centre focused on teaching students to appreciate diversity, freedom, human rights, and democracy as part of their role as responsible citizens; and

Whereas the students have adopted a frog mascot named Kelso, becoming a daily part of life for students in Primary to Grade 8, reminding them that they are all capable of becoming peacemakers, and promotes the nine options students can choose to resolve conflicts: Talk it Out; Share and Take Turns; Ignore It; Walk Away; Tell Them To Stop; Apologize; Make a Deal; Wait and Cool Off; and Go To Another Game; and

Whereas in addition to the regular lessons and discussions when conflict arises, students have taken part in Wear Green Days, to celebrate Kelso, and have launched a poster contest depicting Martin Luther King Jr. and Kelso - the competition is another great tool that promotes peaceful problem solving, which has been a huge success in helping the students make good choices and become excellent problem solvers;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the staff and students at Chedabucto Education Centre for showing leadership in promoting Peaceful Problem Solving.

RESOLUTION NO. 3721

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it is a well-known fact that breakfast is a very important meal and the Fanning Memorial Education Centre in Canso recognizes this by hosting a breakfast program for their students Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week; and

Whereas the program is funded by the Strait Regional School Board and other provincial sources as well as community groups and is made possible by the volunteers, who, along with the children, really enjoy the interaction that it allows; and

Whereas realizing the importance of healthy eating, the school did an experiment in which records were kept for over a year and they discovered discipline problems occurred more on non-breakfast days, adding further to the importance of the program;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the staff and volunteers of the Fanning Memorial Education Centre for their commitment to the health and well-being of their children.

RESOLUTION NO. 3722

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By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ria Van der Linden, of Guysborough Academy, recently participated in the regional science fair and won the Gold Health Science Award, the Nova Scotia Community College Business Award and the Science Process Award while being chosen as an alternate to participate in the national competition in Ottawa; and

Whereas Ria's project, titled Are You What You Eat?, studied the body mass index of students in her school and compared them to the national average, taking information from the students about their favourite and most frequently eaten foods, studied those figures with a local dietician and discovered her fellow students fell under the national scale; and

Whereas Ria feels very strongly that science fairs are a wonderful opportunity for anyone to experience and participate in;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Guysborough Academy's Ria Van de Linden for sharing her talent and enthusiasm for learning and wish her continued success in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3723

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas recently, the Canso Lions Club celebrated 40 years of service having first been Chartered as a club on April 25, 1968, with 11 members; and

Whereas since its inception, the Canso Lions Club has taken on projects which served the public at large and others individually, one of which is the Seamans Memorial Project, another being the building of the Lions Den, playground equipment for the children and many telethons which have helped the hospital, local churches and the arena; most fulfilling for the Lions was in helping individuals in need, from purchasing glasses to wheelchairs and providing transportation to name a few; and

Whereas in addition to helping people and organizations in need, members recall the fun and fellowship they have enjoyed over the years, King Lions include: Claude Bennett, Wally Zwicker, Joe McMullin, Bernie Astles, Lawrence Dort, Doug Lumsden, Buzz Lumsden, Clair MacDonald, David Lewis, Paul Horne, Don O'Handley, Ab Windmill, Barry Richard, Dan Power, Rene LeBlanc, Jack Parker, Roger Grant, Bud Bouchie, Brad Boudreau, Bill Roberts and Eddy Keefe;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the members of Canso Lions Club for their dedication and commitment to making their communities a better place to live.

RESOLUTION NO. 3724

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Gerald Fitzgerald is the oldest active curler in Canada among World War II veterans and has been curling at the local Chedabucto Curling Club in Boylston for a number of years, winning many awards including the local, prestigious Triple Crown honour while competing in the provincial Tankard tournament and was instrumental in founding the local seniors league 19 years ago; and

Whereas in addition to his incredible curling talent, Gerald has also enjoyed softball, bowling, golf and is an accomplished, self-taught musician, playing violin and guitar and is well-known for performing in concerts and as part of an orchestra at local dances; and

Whereas Gerald has been married for 55 years and he and his wife have had six children, he plans to continue to be active as long as possible;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Gerald Fitzgerald for his energy and lust for life and also for his inspiration and encouragement to his fellow curlers.

RESOLUTION NO. 3725

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Shalan Armstrong and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Shalan Armstrong on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3726

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Maggie Assaff and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Maggie Assaff on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3727

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Elizabeth Collins and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Elizabeth Collins on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3728

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Kelsey Cornelius and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Kelsey Cornelius on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3729

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Kaitlyn Eisnor and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Kaitlyn Eisnor on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3730

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Elizabeth Haney and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Elizabeth Haney on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3731

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Liz Hirtle and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Liz Hirtle on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3732

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Star Levy and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Star Levy on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3733

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Katy MacDonald and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Katy MacDonald on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3734

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

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Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Courtney Reeves and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Courtney Reeves on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3735

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

Whereas on April 20th, Rosalie Reeves and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Rosalie Reeves on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3736

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it would certainly be an understatement to say that soccer has become a very popular pastime all across Nova Scotia with teams springing up in many communities; and

Whereas when regular soccer season winds down, the Valley Indoor Soccer League kicks into high gear and this year the league had 12 teams on their roster; and

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Whereas on April 20th, Leanne Hamm and the Forest Falcons, U18 Girls Soccer Team, defeated West Hants Stingrays by a score of three to one to capture the gold medal at the league's championships;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Leanne Hamm on her gold medal performance and wish her all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3737

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Hencie Hiltz of New Ross passed away at his home suddenly on December 19, 2007; and

Whereas Hencie was very active in the community, serving as a member of the Masonic Lodge and former Head Master; President and founding member of the New Ross Farmers Association; founding director of the New Ross Credit Union; longtime member and Past President of the Lunenburg Federation of Agriculture; a member of the Maritime Ox Pulling Association; a member and past warden of the St. Augustine's of Hippo Anglican Church, Forties; and

Whereas Hencie's life will be best remembered for his dedication and commitment to his family and his community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the invaluable contribution to the New Ross area and pass on to this family our sympathy on his passing and our thanks for his wonderful life.

RESOLUTION NO. 3738

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the people of Nova Scotia depend on many government services; and

Whereas these services are delivered by dedicated professionals from every corner of Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas Everett Backman, from Chester Basin, has been recognized for his long service of 31 years with the Department of Economic Development;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Everett Backman for his dedication and commitment to serving the people of Nova Scotia and wish him much success in the years to come.

RESOLUTION NO. 3739

By: Mr. Patrick Dunn (Pictou Centre)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Susan Jenkins, an intensive care unit nurse at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, was honoured on May 13, 2008, by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia with an Excellence in Nursing Award; and

Whereas Susan Jenkins was only one of eight registered nurses from across Nova Scotia to receive this prestigious award of Excellence in Nursing Clinical Practice; recipients command superiority in practice and application of the Standards for Nursing Practice and Code of Ethics; recipients of this distinction are nominated by their coworkers, health care community and chosen by the College; and

Whereas registered nurses display professionalism, integrity and dignity in their everyday work to improve the health of their patients, families, and communities and, in turn, support the nursing profession and the health care system;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize and congratulate Susan Jenkins for her commitment and dedication to the health and well-being of Nova Scotians as nurses make significant contributions to the evolvement of our health care system.

RESOLUTION NO. 3740

By: Mr. Patrick Dunn (Pictou Centre)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Town of New Glasgow recently unveiled its new branding strategy, complete with a new town logo; and

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Whereas the logo, featuring a lion inside a rising sun, represents the energy and potential of the community and speaks of growth, long-term vision and a sustainable future; and

Whereas the branding also reflects New Glasgow as a centre of its region and Mayor Ann MacLean emphasized the importance of the strategy, reminding the community that if it does not take steps to define itself, someone else will;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send the Town of New Glasgow and Mayor Ann MacLean congratulations for taking the steps to ensure a bright and successful future for one of Nova Scotia's most important towns.

RESOLUTION NO. 3741

By: Mr. Patrick Dunn (Pictou Centre)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the New Glasgow Chapter of the Bowl for Kids fundraiser, in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, surpassed its target goal; and

Whereas the annual event, started 28 years ago, hoped to raise $75,000 but exceeded that mark and raised $82,000; and

Whereas Executive Director, Margie Grant-Walsh, was pleased to be able to organize such a successful event at the Heather Lanes, with 217 teams participating and New Glasgow Police Force members were also involved, reminding those in attendance of the good work that they were doing towards such a valuable program;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send a hearty congratulations to Margie Grant-Walsh and all of those involved with the Bowl for Kids event, proving that when a Nova Scotian community pulls together, only good things happen.

RESOLUTION NO. 3742

By: Mr. Patrick Dunn (Pictou Centre)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Michelin employees of Pictou County recently achieved a remarkable distinction; and

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Whereas employees have worked a total of two million hours without a lost work day; and

Whereas employees at the tire manufacturer have successfully gained the impressive amount of hours safely and without major incident;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send congratulations to the Michelin employees of Pictou County for their hard work and excellent safety record.

RESOLUTION NO. 3743

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, May 2, 2008, I joined Warden John Boudreau, municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 120 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond County Home Support Volunteer of the Year Alex Mombourquette for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3744

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Mahone Bay Centre is the site of the former Mahone Bay School which was built in 1914 and is steeped in history and memories of days gone by; and

Whereas Bob Sayer has written a 260-page book to preserve the school's rich past called Mahone Bay Old School: A Life and Times which contains many photos and stories collected from former students, teachers and officials; and

Whereas any proceeds raised from the sale of the book, after publication costs are paid, will be used for projects to preserve the Mahone Bay Centre for community use;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Bob Sayer on his book Mahone Bay Old School: A Life and Times and on his efforts to preserve the past for future generations to enjoy.

RESOLUTION NO. 3745

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the annual Curl for a Cause fundraiser raises monies to benefit the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas two blood collection chairs were purchased for the lab at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital out of the funds raised from this year's Curl for a Cause event; and

Whereas $1,000 was donated by the Lunenburg Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund to assist with the purchase of the blood collection chairs;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly thank the organizers of the Curl for a Cause fundraiser and the Lunenburg Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for their generous support of the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital.

RESOLUTION NO. 3746

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Coastal Country Music is an organization which has been promoting local musicians since 2004; and

Whereas Coastal Country Music has organized 64 shows since its inception, many of which have supported local causes in communities around the province; and

Whereas Coastal Country Music has produced its first CD which contains 13 tracks and features seven local artists;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Coastal Country Music on releasing its first CD and commend them on their efforts to promote local artists.

RESOLUTION NO. 3747

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Kelsie Mosher and Rachel Kendall, Grade 7 students at Centre Consolidated School, have both experienced bullying and decided to do something about it; and

Whereas Kelsie and Rachel have organized an anti-bullying campaign at their school and held a contest to design a logo and slogan which would be placed on pink t-shirts for students to wear; and

Whereas with the assistance of school fundraising and local businesses and individuals, sufficient monies were raised to purchase pink t-shirts with the slogan The more friends, the more fun. Don't be a bully, our feelings are one. which will be worn one day every month to promote anti-bullying;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Kelsie Mosher and Rachel Kendall for organizing an anti-bullying campaign at Centre Consolidated School.

RESOLUTION NO. 3748

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas in 2003, the Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program was created to recognize excellence in laboratory services; and

Whereas the Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program is a joint effort between health care providers and Canadian Blood Services; and

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Whereas South Shore Health's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has been acknowledged for reducing blood waste and been given the provincial award in recognition of its efforts in blood service;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate South Shore Health's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on receiving the Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 3749

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas John Kinsella is retiring from his post as Mayor of the Town of Annapolis Royal, having served three terms as town councillor and more than seven years as mayor of the town; and

Whereas on May 2, 2008, a group of community members and municipal leaders gathered to honour John for his many contributions to his town and surrounding area, including receiving the status of Most Livable Small Town in the World in 2005, the designation of Annapolis Royal as Cultural Capital of Canada, the top prize for Communities in Bloom at the national level, the Prince of Wales Award and most recently the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award; and

Whereas John has truly been a leader and ambassador for the Town of Annapolis Royal and will leave a lasting legacy;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Legislative Assembly join me in congratulating John on his many accomplishments as mayor of the Town of Annapolis Royal and wish him all the best in the years to come.

RESOLUTION NO. 3750

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Spread the Net campaign raises money for UNICEF to purchase bed nets which save thousands of lives and protect children in Africa from contracting malaria; and

Whereas students Keith Torrie, Victoria Jones and Hilary Taylor led the charge for Dalhousie University's chapter of Spread the Net; and

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Whereas Dalhousie recently won the Spread the Net campus challenge and was recognized by Rick Mercer, on his television show, for raising over $19,000;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this Legislature congratulate Keith Torrie, Victoria Jones and Hilary Taylor for bringing the Spread the Net campaign to Dalhousie and wish them every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3751

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas in this province, one woman in 12 faces violence from an intimate partner, boyfriend or husband; and

Whereas V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Eve Ensler's award winning play, The Vagina Monologues; and

Whereas 2008 marks the 10th Anniversary of V-Day and Halifax hosted two new events to raise funds and educate the public, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer and a documentary, Until the Violence Stops;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate and thank the V-Day organizing team for their continued commitment to this cause, their creativity and their determination to make a difference in our province.

RESOLUTION NO. 3752

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas for the past three years, Engineers Nova Scotia have handed out APENS awards to recognize outstanding Grade 11 students; and

Whereas successful candidates must meet a very high standard criteria in advanced math, physics and chemistry as set out by Engineers Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Kevin Park, Ron Yan and Ze-Chuan He were the three recipients of the APENS award at Halifax West High School this year;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate these excellent students on receiving this special award and wish them every success in their future studies.

RESOLUTION NO. 3753

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health; and

Whereas fellows elected to the academy are recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science; and

Whereas on February 20, 2008, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation honoured Dr. Ingrid Sketris and other outstanding Nova Scotian researchers on their election as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Legislature congratulate Dr. Sketris on this distinction and recognize her tremendous contribution to our province.

RESOLUTION NO. 3754

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health; and

Whereas fellows elected to the academy are recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science; and

Whereas on February 20, 2008, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation honoured Dr. Jock Murray and other outstanding Nova Scotian researchers on their election as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Legislature congratulate Dr. Murray on this distinction and recognize his tremendous contribution to our province.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3755

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health; and

Whereas fellows elected to the academy are recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science; and

Whereas on February 20, 2008, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation honoured Dr. Kenneth Rockwood and other outstanding Nova Scotian researchers on their election as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Legislature congratulate Dr. Rockwood on this distinction and recognize his tremendous contribution to our province.

RESOLUTION NO. 3756

By: Mr. Keith Bain (Victoria-The Lakes)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Sea Cadet Keith Burroughs, a member of the Baddeck Corps, recently obtained the highest rank a Sea Cadet can garner in that of Chief Petty Officer, First Class; and

Whereas the ranking obtained by Chief Petty Officer Burroughs marked only the second time in a decade in which a Baddeck Sea Cadet Corps member has obtained this high-level ranking; and

Whereas the long hours and dedicated devotion to his duties is a sign of Keith's strong work ethic and the exceptional training offered to the Baddeck Sea Cadet Corps;

Therefore be it resolved that all MLAs in this House of Assembly congratulate Keith Burroughs for achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer, First Class, as a member of the Baddeck Sea Cadets Corps.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3757

By: Mr. Keith Bain (Victoria-The Lakes)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas New Haven, Victoria County, Grade 6 student Samara Blakeney is one of 22 young Canadians participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. later this week; and

Whereas the Cape Smokey Elementary School student will be among 288 students from across the world participating in what is being described as the largest yet, with the finals airing on ABC network television across North America Friday evening, May 30th ; and

Whereas while in Washington, Samara, along with the 21 other Canadian students, will be given a tour of the United States capital, while also attending a reception hosted by Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson;

Therefore be it resolved that all members in this House of Assembly commend Samara Blakeney of New Haven, Victoria County, for her superior spelling skills, and wish her every success in this world-class championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 3758

By: Mr. Keith Bain (Victoria-The Lakes)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Baddeck's Seamus Stears is someone you would not want to encounter in a dark alley; and

Whereas the reason behind that thought is because Seamus won two gold medals in Nova Scotia's Tae Kwon Do Championships in Halifax in February; and

Whereas Seamus, son of Erin Bradley, is an Orange Belt, and he won the gold medals in both the Sparring and Form competitions by defeating children older than himself;

Therefore be it resolved that all members in this House of Assembly applaud the pure athletic talent of one Seamus Stears of Baddeck on capturing two gold medals at the 2008 Nova Scotia Tae Kwon Do Championships.

RESOLUTION NO. 3759

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By: Mr. Keith Bain (Victoria-The Lakes)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas former Boston Celtic, and Hall of Famer, and current Indiana Pacers General Manager Larry Bird once said: "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals"; and

Whereas Cabot High School basketball graduating players and captains Dylan and Daniel Doucette obviously believe strongly in Larry Bird's philosophy, as they led their team to the Highland Region 4 Boys Basketball Championship earlier this winter in a 104-90 victory over École Beau- Port; and

Whereas the win by Cabot High School was their third regional banner under the coaching leadership of Michael Barron, Jackie Organ, and Manager Graham Whitty;

Therefore be it resolved that all members in this Legislature applaud Cabot High School of Victoria County on another outstanding basketball season in capturing the 2007-08 Highland Region 4 Boys Basketball Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 3760

By: Mr. Keith Bain (Victoria-The Lakes)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the founder of the International Association of Lions Clubs, Chicago insurance man Melvin Jones, was tired of simply getting together with business associates over the fact they could never expand their horizons beyond; and

Whereas Melvin just wanted to become part of a group of people who would work toward the betterment of their communities and world at large; and

Whereas the Baddeck Lions Club are an integral component of an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries around the world under the leadership of President William Smith, 1st Vice-President Ben Robison, 2nd Vice-President Daniel Chaisson, 3rd Vice-President Walter Whitty, Treasurer Robert Buchanan, Secretary Brian Chandler, and various club directors who work diligently on a host of community projects;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the active work and participation on community projects shown by the Baddeck Lions Club.

RESOLUTION NO. 3761

By: Mr. Keith Bain (Victoria-The Lakes)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Baddeck Nursery School Association is a first-rate education centre for Victoria County preschoolers; and

Whereas the Baddeck Nursery School Association has been in operation for thirty-seven years; and

Whereas the Baddeck Nursery School Association is under the dynamic leadership of Chair Connie Urquhart, Vice-Chair Kim Cameron, Secretary Denise MacLeod, and other association helpers such as Patti Garland;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the Chairman and Board of Directors of the Baddeck Nursery School Association for their continuing devotion to preschool children.

RESOLUTION NO. 3762

By: Mr. Keith Bain (Victoria-The Lakes)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Englishtown resident, Dianne Grant, after 34 years of nursing retired in 2004, a decision she said she now regrets; and

Whereas Dianne nursed her entire career at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck eventually becoming facility manager after starting as a staff nurse; and

Whereas Dianne was recently presented with an honorary life membership by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia at their annual Excellence in Nursing Awards held in Dartmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly extend our warmest congratulations to Englishtown's Dianne Grant on her 34 years of nursing in Victoria County and on her recent award of excellence from the College of Registered Nurses.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3763

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Reverend David MacNaughton is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of his ordination as a United Church minister; and

Whereas the Reverend David MacNaughton currently serves as Minister of Visitation at the First United Church in Truro where a service celebrating his 50 years of service was held on May 25, 2008; and

Whereas the Reverend David MacNaughton also contributes to the broader community in many ways, including being an active member of Rotary and the Truro Fire Service where he is padre;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank the Reverend David MacNaughton for his 50 years of service to the Untied Church of Canada and the broader community and wish him and Nancy, his wife and church partner for 50 years, all the best in the years to come.

RESOLUTION NO. 3764

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Arnold Hagen was recognized as Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Truro; and

Whereas in 2007-08 Arnold Hagen was a member of the Adventure in Citizenship Committee, the Camp Tidnish Committee and the Chair of the Advertising Yearbook Committee; and

Whereas Arnold Hagen, in addition to his work with Rotary, is a member of the CRH Foundation Board and chaired its 2007 fundraising golf tournament, and is the president of the NSAC Alumni Association;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Arnold Hagen on being recognized as Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Truro, thank him for his other community leadership, and extend best wishes to him and his family.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3765

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas community safety is important to all Nova Scotians; and

Whereas community policing plays an important role in crime prevention in so many of our communities across the province; and

Whereas community volunteers are critical to the success of the community police office in Eastern Passage;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly commend the RCMP community office volunteers: Dianna White, Margaret Station, Coleen VanDenHeuvel, Kathleen MacIntyre, Carol Larivee, Ted McLean and Rose Smith for their commitment to the communities of Eastern Passage, Cow Bay and Shearwater, and wish them every success in their ongoing efforts.

RESOLUTION NO. 3766

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas physical activity is important for one's physical health and team sports builds strength and character; and

Whereas cheerleading relies on athletic ability, creativity and encourages interaction with each other; and

Whereas cheerleading is an organized sport that uses routines consisting of tumbles, jumps, dance and stunts to get spectators to cheer on sports teams at games and/or compete at cheerleading competitions;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate the Eastern Passage Education Centre cheerleading team on winning the regional championships this season.

RESOLUTION NO. 3767

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

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I hereby give notice that on future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas organized sports promotes physical activity and encourages a healthy lifestyle; and

Whereas team sports encourages co-operation, interaction and respect; and

Whereas Eastern Passage Education Centre promotes good sportsmanship through soccer;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate the Eastern Passage Education Center Boys "A" Soccer team on winning the zone championships this season.

RESOLUTION NO. 3768

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas team sports build character and foster co-operation and respect, while promoting healthy activities; and

Whereas local sports associations, like the Eastern Passage Basketball Association, offer youth opportunities to engage in competitive sports to help develop these skills; and

Whereas the Eastern Passage Tigers Mini Basketball Team worked hard throughout the regular season to gain a spot in the provincial tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate coaches Scott and Nicole Brown, and players Matthew Walker, Joshua Brown, Brett Layton, Logan Fowler, Keegan Lafitte, Michael Power, Dakota Clyke, Scottie Keeping, Bruce McLeod, and Lucas Jamieson on their first-place finish at provincials.

RESOLUTION NO. 3769

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas community safety is important to all Nova Scotia citizens; and

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Whereas community policing plays an important role in proactive crime prevention in the communities of Eastern Passage, Cow Bay, and Shearwater; and

Whereas Constable D. Mark Larkin is the new community police officer in these communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Constable Larkin on his position of community police officer, and wish him the best of luck in serving the community to the best of his ability.

RESOLUTION NO. 3770

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas team sports build character and foster co-operation and respect, while promoting healthy activities; and

Whereas local sports associations, like the Eastern Passage Basketball Association, offer youth opportunities to engage in competitive sports to help develop these skills; and

Whereas the Eastern Passage Tigers Midget Boys Basketball Team worked hard throughout the regular season to gain a spot in the provincial tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate coaches Boyde Bond and Brian Birt, and players Adam Smith, Colby Birt, Daniel Reid, Tyler Kent, Gary Strowbridge, Mike Curran, Kody Rice, and Chris Lavoie on their first- place finish at provincials.

RESOLUTION NO. 3771

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Eastern Passage Education Centre has a very active and thriving wrestling team, with many dedicated coaches and volunteers; and

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Whereas Eastern Passage Education Centre wrestling team wrestles with pride in the Eastern Passage tradition, showing a lot of heart and grit in their individual matches; and

Whereas Eastern Passage Education Centre Junior Boys won the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF) Provincial Championship banner eight times in nine years, and Eastern Passage Education Centre Junior Boys also received team gold medals;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate the wrestling team from Eastern Passage Education Centre on their winnings in the NSSAF provincial wrestling championships.

RESOLUTION NO. 3772

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Kids Help Phone is a national organization that provides a 24-hour professionally staffed help phone for kids in distress across Canada; and

Whereas Kids Help Phone is a non-profit organization that relies on fundraising efforts to provide the necessary money to make sure this resource is available to the kids in our community; and

Whereas Ashley Salsman and her mother, Jane, organized a local auction to raise funds for this worthwhile organization, and raised over $6,000;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate and commend Ashley and Jane Salsman for their tremendous effort and contribution to the Kids Help Phone.

RESOLUTION NO. 3773

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Girl Guides of Canada offer girls of all ages opportunities to learn skills, show leadership, and form friendships; and

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Whereas Dartmouth Lakes District Girl Guides is an active group in the Eastern Passage area that strives to participate in unique and exciting events and programs locally, nationally, and internationally; and

Whereas 15 girls and four guide leaders will be attending an international camp in Scotland in July, 2008;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly extend wishes of good luck on their summer adventures to Ayrwaves 2008 in Scotland.

RESOLUTION NO. 3774

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas students at Astral Drive Junior High recognize the tremendous need for everyone to play a role in cleaning up the world around us, and are doing their part by recycling; and

Whereas these students also recognize the need for people to do good things for others, and have decided to use the proceeds of their efforts to help on a global scale by finding ways to help the planet and those less fortunate; and

Whereas students have raised enough money to sponsor families through World Vision, a non-profit organization that helps impoverished and malnourished people around the world;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate and commend the Recycling Club of Astral Drive Junior High for their ongoing efforts to play an active role in making a difference in the world around us.

RESOLUTION NO. 3775

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas team sports build character and foster co-operation and respect, while promoting healthy activities; and

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Whereas local sports associations, like the Eastern Passage Basketball Association, offer youth opportunities to engage in competitive sports to help develop these skills; and

Whereas the Eastern Passage Tigers Bantam Girls Basketball Team worked hard throughout the regular season to gain a spot in the provincial tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate coaches Lloyd Jackson, Stephanie Eddy and Glynnis Jackson, and players Kristen MacDonald, Shelly Landsburg, Taylar Powell, Rebecca Eddy, Anisa Francoeur, Savannah DeWolf, Kelsey Chisholm, Veronica Whitman, Victoria Jackson, Katelyn Gallant, and Alyson Jamieson on their hard work all year long.

RESOLUTION NO. 3776

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Grade 8 classes at Eastern Passage Education Centre spent nearly one month studying World War II and the atrocities of the Holocaust; and

Whereas teacher Heidi Lemire and her students from Class 807 wrote letters to Dr. Philip Riteman, a World War II Holocaust survivor, asking him to visit their class; and

Whereas Dr. Riteman visited the Grade 8 class on May 5, 2008, to speak to them about his experiences during those difficult times;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Eastern Passage Education Centre Grade 8 Class 807, and teacher Heidi Lemire, for their creative approach to education about World War II and the Holocaust.

RESOLUTION NO. 3777

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas lacrosse, the national sport of Canada, continues to be played in schools in Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas this sport teaches values, teamwork and character, while achieving healthy bodies; and

Whereas the Eastern Passage Education Centre Intermediate Lacrosse Team worked hard to win the right to compete in the zone championships;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate the Intermediate Lacrosse Team from Eastern Passage Education Centre on winning the zone championships in 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 3778

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas team sports build character and foster co-operation and respect, while promoting healthy activities; and

Whereas local sports associations, like the Eastern Passage Basketball Association, offer youth opportunities to engage in competitive sports to help develop these skills; and

Whereas the Eastern Passage Tigers Bantam Boys Basketball Team worked hard throughout the regular season to gain a spot in the provincial tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate coaches Art and Shannon Forward, and players Collins Ellison, Justin Layton, Shane Thompson, Nashon Birt, Colton Lake, Conall Sullivan, Jordan Clyke, Chris Westlake, Colin Blackwood, Matthew Kent, Jared Taylor-Aquine, and Matthew May on their third-place finish at provincials.

RESOLUTION NO. 3779

By: Ms. Becky Kent (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that aids thousands of families all over the globe by providing simple, comfortable and affordable housing, thus eliminating poverty one house at a time; and

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Whereas Cole Harbour High School teachers Marlon Betancourt and Tim Power; students Darren Pottie, Jessica Comeau, Gabe Falkner, Patty Mitchell, Stacey Holland, Anthony Edmonds, Chelsea Warner, Dyana Rayner, Sarah Chiasson, Kari Jones, Stefanie Slaunwhite and her aunt, Genevieve Hudak, gave many months of their energy and time to raise money and build awareness of the program before their journey to Honduras to assist Habitat for Humanity in building homes for families Honduras;

Whereas Cole Harbour team Habitat for Humanity gave up many comforts of home and worked tirelessly to provide an affordable place to live, giving families in Honduras a home where they can build a healthy family life;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the Cole Harbour High Team on their dedication to hard work, raising awareness for Habitat for Humanity and assisting low-income families in Honduras to build their home by providing volunteer labour and donated materials.

RESOLUTION NO. 3780

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on November 20th West Kings District Women's Institute members met to assemble accessories for cancer patients; and

Whereas members of Women's Institutes throughout Kings County took part in the gathering where donated yarn and fabric were transformed into toe socks, summer and winter turbans, chemotherapy hats, comfort pillows and drain bag covers for post-mastectomy patients; and

Whereas the Women's Institute received a considerable boost with the donation of sewing machines, one from the now closed Fairfield School in Wolfville and two private individuals from Kentville and Greenwood and the donation of fabric from Frenchys;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly commend the Women's Institute for their part in comforting cancer patients.

RESOLUTION NO. 3781

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas during a Legion Pilgrimage in 1995, a group of Nova Scotian veterans created the Call to Remembrance Program; and

Whereas the Call to Remember Program tests students' knowledge on Canada's participation in World War I, World War II and the Korean War; and

Whereas William Banks, Nathan Lake, Joshua Banks and Joshua Hendsbee all represented Kingston Bible College at this important yearly event;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House recognize the importance of the Call to Remembrance Program and congratulate William Banks, Nathan Lake, Joshua Banks and Joshua Hendsbee for their involvement.

RESOLUTION NO. 3782

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas SMAC, or Start Making Abilities Count, held their 1st Anniversary celebration April 24, 2008; and

Whereas the SMAC experience teaches individuals how to communicate, interact and focus on the abilities of others who face challenges and not their disabilities; and

Whereas Ian Smith and Lea Nicholas have worked extremely hard to make the SMAC experience a success and improve the lives of all who are involved;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate all members who are involved in this organization and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3783

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Chad Samson, a Grade 9 student at Bible Hill Junior High School, is doing his part to stop bullying in schools throughout our province; and

Whereas in co-operation with other students, the Nova Scotia Schools Athletic Federation and the Department of Education, Chad is bringing the anti-bullying message to school sporting events throughout the province; and

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Whereas a pink crest, an idea of guidance counsellor and coach Eric Boutilier, will be in the shape of a stop sign and will have a strike through the word "bully" and the crest will be attached to the uniforms of school athletes;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly commend Chad Samson and all others involved in the design, promotion and implementation of this strong anti-bullying message.

RESOLUTION NO. 3784

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers are the backbone of every community; and

Whereas the Kingston Lionettes have been instrumental in the community, working with various committees and supporting the Lions Club initiatives throughout Kingston; and

Whereas the Kingston Lionettes will end 40 years of service to the community;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House recognize the contributions that the Kingston Lions Club Lionettes have made to the community and wish them continued success in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3785

By: Mr. Harold Theriault (Digby-Annapolis)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Harold Cromwell was celebrated for his pen and ink drawings portraying people and scenes he had known, while his major drawing documented his life and time; and

Whereas Mr. Cromwell started drawing to help pass time while recovering from wounds he received during the Second World War, soon he was drawing portraits for the doctors and nurses; and

Whereas while Mr. Cromwell often made simple drawings on scraps of paper including paper plates, his larger pieces were elaborate works of social commentary and historical perspective;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of this Legislative Assembly recognize the significant contributions Mr. Cromwell made to his community and offer condolences to his family and friends on his passing.

RESOLUTION NO. 3786

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas River Hebert Army Cadets #1442 were in their best form for this year's annual parade and review for inspecting officer (Ret'd.) L. Col. Gary Boudreau; and

Whereas the cadets were reminded by their captain, Capt. Harry Dowe, that over the years the message has always been the same, "Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished", and these cadets have accomplished a lot; and

Whereas Sgt. Vanessa Nuttall was honoured to be chosen as the Most Improved Cadet and was presented an award following the inspection;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Sgt. Vanessa Nuttall on this outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3787

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas River Hebert Army Cadets #1442 were in their best form for this year's annual parade and review for inspecting officer (Ret'd.) L. Col. Gary Boudreau; and

Whereas the cadets were reminded by their captain, Capt. Harry Dowe, that over the years the message has always been the same, "Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished", and these cadets have accomplished a lot; and

Whereas Outstanding Attendance Medals were presented to the following cadets: WO Breanna Clinton, Pte. Vanessa Chapman, CWO Calvin Daborn, Pte. Josh Gamble, WO Jalysa McKinnon, Pte. Meghan McLellan, Sgt. Vanessa Nutall and Cpl. David Quinn;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate these cadets on this outstanding achievement and wish them continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3788

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Capitol Theatre was venue to some of the best Maritime talent on May 17, 2008, as young performers took to the stage in the second annual Maritime Idol Regional Competition; and

Whereas Kalei Petten of Oxford made the cut to the Maritime Idol Semi Finals to be held in Moncton in June, 2008; and

Whereas Maritime Idol Producer Ron Pomerleau says he is impressed with the calibre of talent performing in Oxford;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Kalei Petten on making the cut to the Maritime Idol Semi Finals and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3789

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Graham Rich was first hired as the school's registrar and technology teacher in 2005 and it was soon learned that Graham not only offered new and interesting instructional strategies but that he carried with him the charisma that students were looking for in order to succeed in school; and

Whereas on May 20, 2008, Graham Rich was honoured as he was given the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union; and

Whereas Graham Rich provides a motivational presence that has his students lining up to talk to him as he takes them under his wing while still finding time to take on projects

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such as the Robotics Club, coaching the Sr. Women's Basketball Team, creating a Dance Committee, all of which have created a positive and successful learning environment;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Graham Rich on receiving the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award and wish him continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3790

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas River Hebert Army Cadets #1442 were in their best form for this year's annual parade and review for inspecting officer (Ret'd.) L. Col. Gary Boudreau; and

Whereas the cadets were reminded by their captain, Capt. Harry Dowe, that over the years the message has always been the same, "Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished", and these cadets have accomplished a lot; and

Whereas Sgt. Amy Rushton was honoured to be chosen for the Endeaverance Award and was presented an award following the inspection;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Sgt. Amy Rushton on this outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3791

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Linda Scott, a Grade 3 teacher at West End Memorial Elementary School, was recognized for her creative, innovative and effective teaching and the many unique ways she supports and inspires students; and

Whereas on May 20, 2008, Linda Scott was honoured as she was given the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union; and

Whereas Linda Scott is tireless in her efforts to teach and learn and has recently been awarded by CCRSB's Historica Fair for her work with colleague Dan Calder and several

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elementary students for her incredible work with veterans and war brides to bring to life their stories and capture them on video that will be cherished for generations to come, and it is because of Linda's dedication to her students, the staff and her community at large that she is described as an amazing educator who is truly outstanding in all aspects of her life and an individual who has had an amazing impact on so many;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Linda Scott on receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award and wish her all the best in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3792

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Madison Tenant of Parrsboro was only four years old when her uncle, Mike Roberts, died from cancer but she is doing her part to keep his memory alive; and

Whereas the seven-year old has been selling Kool-Aid, juice packs and Kinder treats from a stand outside her home, with all funds going to her Relay for Life team, in anticipation of the first relay to be hosted in Parrsboro on June 13-14; and

Whereas sales have been good so far for Madison, who said she also held a yard sale to raise money and sold tickets along with her relay team at Harbour View Restaurant, raising over $180, Madison simply believes it has to be done, she said "It's for cancer, to help people";

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Madison Tenant on her outstanding volunteer efforts for this very important cause and wish her all the best in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3793

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas River Hebert Army Cadets #1442 were in their best form for this year's annual parade and review for inspecting officer (Ret'd.) L. Col. Gary Boudreau; and

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Whereas the cadets were reminded by their captain, Capt. Harry Dowe, that over the years the message has always been the same, "Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished", and these cadets have accomplished a lot; and

Whereas Pte. Meghan McLellan was honoured to be chosen as the Best First Year Cadet and was presented an award following the inspection;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Pte. Meghan McLellan on this outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3794

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas River Hebert Army Cadets #1442 were in their best form for this year's annual parade and review for inspecting officer (Ret'd.) L. Col. Gary Boudreau; and

Whereas the cadets were reminded by their captain, Capt. Harry Dowe, that over the years the message has always been the same, "Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished", and these cadets have accomplished a lot; and

Whereas Cpl. Brandon McLellan was honoured to be chosen as the Top Junior Shot and was presented an award following the inspection;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Cpl. Brandon McLellan on this outstanding achievement and wish him continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3795

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Capitol Theatre was venue to some of the best Maritime talent on May 17, 2008, as young performers took to the stage in the second annual Maritime Idol Regional Competition; and

Whereas Megan MacLean of Oxford made the cut to the Maritime Idol Semi Finals to be held in Moncton in June, 2008; and

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Whereas Maritime Idol Producer Ron Pomerleau says he is impressed with the calibre of talent performing in Oxford;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Megan MacLean on making the cut to the Maritime Idol Semi Finals and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3796

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Danica Deveaux of Oxford has competed in her last Sackville Music Festival as a high school student after seven years of competition and bringing home numerous medals after each performance; and

Whereas Danica came home this year from the 2008 festival with four first place medals, two seconds and five voice awards as well as an invitation to participate in the provincial festival, her third; and

Whereas Danica will be attending Mount Allison this Fall, one of only two high school graduates to be accepted in the music program and will study toward her Bachelor of Music with a major in voice and minor in French, then she plans to attend Université Sainte-Anne for a Bachelor of Education in French Immersion;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Danica Deveaux on these outstanding achievements and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3797

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas River Hebert Army Cadets #1442 were in their best form for this year's annual parade and review for inspecting officer (Ret'd.) L. Col. Gary Boudreau; and

Whereas the cadets were reminded by their captain, Capt. Harry Dowe, that over the years the message has always been the same, "Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished", and these cadets have accomplished a lot; and

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Whereas CWO Calvin Daborn was honoured to be chosen for the Commanding Officer's Award and was presented an award following the inspection;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate CWO Calvin Daborn on this outstanding achievement and wish him continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3798

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ardith Christie, a teacher at Oxford Elementary School, leads by example in word and deed with her humane and caring nature that promotes social justice for all and safe, accepting learning environments for everyone; and

Whereas on May 20, 2008, Ardith Christie was honoured as she was given the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union; and

Whereas Ardith Christie is known as a modest, humble and dedicated teacher who arrives early to school and is always staying into the twilight hours just to be sure everyone's need will be met, including the teachers, as she radiates a wonderful sense of belonging and those who know her feel blessed to be in her company each day;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Ardith Christie on receiving the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3799

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas River Hebert Army Cadets #1442 were in their best form for this year's annual parade and review for inspecting officer (Ret'd.) L. Col. Gary Boudreau; and

Whereas the cadets were reminded by their captain, Capt. Harry Dowe, that over the years the message has always been the same, "Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished", and these cadets have accomplished a lot; and

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Whereas Pte. Vanessa Chapman was honoured to be chosen as the Best Turned Out On Parade and was presented an award following the inspection;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Pte. Vanessa Chapman on this outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3800

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Daniel Calder has been an educator for many years in Springhill, both at West End Memorial and Springhill High School, who has tirelessly encouraged his pupils and touched many of their lives in a positive and profound way as he encouraged them to never give up on their dreams and the power of a positive attitude; and

Whereas on May 20, 2008, Daniel Calder was honoured as he was given the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union; and

Whereas Daniel Calder is a life-long learner who is constantly upgrading his technological proficiency to enable him to continue to share his lessons with students in an engaging and interactive manner and during his spare moments at Springhill High School you can find him with the students elected to the Senior Student Council, methodically organizing their next student event, making him the ultimate role model who prepares his students for the future by teaching them leadership and confidence;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Daniel Calder on receiving the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award and wish him continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3801

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Bordertown Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. in Amherst has had an outstanding year which led to it being named as number one in Canada, winning General Motors' prestigious Consumer Satisfaction Award for the highest sales and service ratings with sales volume of 1,275 or less; and

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Whereas the Bordertown team believes that customer satisfaction is a key element for the overall success of the dealership; and

Whereas there is a consistent and committed effort from everyone on the Bordertown staff to work hard for its customers and these dealership staff are committed to 100 per cent customer satisfaction before and after the sale, Donald Furlong, the GM Canada Zone representative states that they live by their mission statement which is "We will seek every opportunity to ensure every customer - each of whom is equally important to our success - is completely satisfied";

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the Bordertown Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. in Amherst for receiving this prestigious award and wish them continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3802

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas River Hebert Army Cadets #1442 were in their best form for this year's annual parade and review for inspecting officer (Ret'd.) L. Col. Gary Boudreau; and

Whereas the cadets were reminded by their captain, Capt. Harry Dowe, that over the years the message has always been the same, "Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished", and these cadets have accomplished a lot; and

Whereas Paulie Willigar was honoured to be chosen as the Runner Up Most Improved Cadet and was presented an award following the inspection;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Paulie Willigar on this outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in all future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3803

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Howard Jackson of Canso is one of almost 70 volunteers from across Nova Scotia recognized in late April at Nova Scotia's 34th Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Luncheon; and

Whereas Howard was named the Town of Canso's 2008 Volunteer Representative for his tremendous devotion to minor hockey and for being an ardent believer in Hockey Nova Scotia's motto - to lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences; and

Whereas besides minor hockey, Howie is also a volunteer with the Canso Fire Department and the Guysborough County Inshore Fisherman's Association;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House express our profound thanks to Canso's Howard Jackson for his outstanding volunteer ethic and deserving accolade at the 2008, 34th Annual Nova Scotia Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.

RESOLUTION NO. 3804

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas when it comes to volunteer activity in her community, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough is thankful they have someone with the ability of Carmel Avery who was one of almost 70 volunteers from across Nova Scotia recognized in late April at Nova Scotia's 34th Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Luncheon; and

Whereas Carmel plays an ongoing pivotal role in volunteer work for the Municipality of Guysborough through her work as a Cub leader, her service on the Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and local canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society; and

Whereas in addition, Carmel is also a member of St. Anne's Parish and Chairperson for the Guysborough Swim Program Society, which has had over 30 participants in the past five years;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the outstanding leadership and volunteer skills of Carmel Avery for her deserving honour as the Municipality of Guysborough's Representative Volunteer at the 2008, 34th Annual Nova Scotia Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.

RESOLUTION NO. 3805

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas when it comes to volunteer activity in her community, the Town of Mulgrave is thankful they have someone with the ability of Karen Lundrigan, who was one of almost 70 volunteers from across Nova Scotia recognized in late April at Nova Scotia's 34th Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Luncheon; and

Whereas Karen plays a critical role in volunteer work in the Town of Mulgrave and for 14 years Karen and her husband organized and ran the Mulgrave Youth Soccer Program, which includes a tournament at the end of each year during Scotia Days, as well as assisting for three years with the Mulgrave Invitational Golf Tournament, along with the Mulgrave Winter Carnival; and

Whereas if this isn't enough, Karen also devotes a good part of her summer to assisting with the organization and event planning of Scotia Days;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the outstanding leadership and volunteer skills of Mulgrave's Karen Lundrigan, for her deserving honour as the Town of Mulgrave's Representative Volunteer at the 2008, 34th Annual Nova Scotia Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.

RESOLUTION NO. 3806

By: Mr. William Estabrooks (Timberlea-Prospect)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Credit Union Atlantic promotes excellent service to Nova Scotians throughout our province; and

Whereas Credit Union Atlantic is opening a branch at the new St. Margaret's Square in Upper Tantallon; and

Whereas our growing community welcomes Credit Union Atlantic to the St. Margaret's Bay area;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Credit Union Atlantic on its new ranch in St. Margaret's Bay with best wishes in its future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3807

By: Hon. Mark Parent (Environment)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas each year the Annapolis Valley celebrates Spring with the picturesque beauty of apple trees blooming; and

Whereas the 76th Apple Blossom Festival has a theme of Our Future Blossoms; and

Whereas each year young ladies serve as ambassadors for their communities as Princess and this year Kentville is represented by Kristy Gould;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Kentville's ambassador in this year's festival, Princess Kentville 2008, Kristy Gould.

RESOLUTION NO. 3808

By: Hon. Ronald Chisholm (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas members of the Larrys River Volunteer Fire Department recently completed a challenging emergency response course which covered everything from cardiac arrest and vehicle extraction to childbirth, ending with a 14-hour written test; and

Whereas firefighters in Larrys River are also trained to use their department's newly acquired automated external defibrillator, used in diagnosing and treating severe cardiac emergencies, while also being on call to fight fires when their pager sounds; and

Whereas last Fall, firefighters from Larrys River successfully completed a Level I firefighting course for certification in various levels of Live Fire Attack & Support;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate members of the Larrys River Volunteer Fire Department, Guysborough County, for their outstanding volunteer ethic and the selfless commitment they provide.

RESOLUTION NO. 3809

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the students of Horton High School recently put on a delightful rendition of the 1970s hit musical Grease; and

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Whereas Director Rod Murray managed an absolute wealth of talent, both on and off the stage; and

Whereas news of the success of this nostalgic look at high school life a few years ago left stranglers stragglers like this member in the queue for rush tickets at their sold out performance;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the tremendous talent of the entire Horton High School community in their very entertaining production of the musical hit Grease.

RESOLUTION NO. 3810

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the youth of Kentville's St. Joseph's Catholic Church's "Stage Prophets" recently performed the Walt Disney classic Beauty and the Beast under the capable direction of Mary Hanneman; and

Whereas the exquisite costumes and imaginative scenery were only exceeded by the extraordinary singing and acting of this talented group; and

Whereas youth minister, Mary Hanneman, speaks of the "unforgettable lesson in how appearances can be deceiving and how important it is for each of us to look at the gifts that lie beneath the skin";

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud this delightful performance of Beauty and the Beast by the "Stage Prophets" youth and acknowledge the important lesson that true beauty is more than skin deep.

RESOLUTION NO. 3811

By: M. Wayne Gaudet (Clare)

Par la présente, j'avise que je proposerai à une date ultérieure l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que madame Anne LeBlanc des Concessions coordonne les efforts du groupe, Angel Stitches; et

Attendu que le groupe Angel Stitches fournit des couvertures à l'hôpital pour enfant IWK à Halifax depuis l'année 2000; et

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Attendu que le groupe à remis 880 couvertures en 2006 pour un total de 4749 couvertures à date;

Qu'il soit résolu que les membres de cette assemblée félicitent et remercient madame Anne LeBlanc, les couturières et ceux et celles qui appuient leurs projets pour fournir des couvertures aux mères et aux nouveaux nés l'hôpital IWK.

RESOLUTION NO. 3812

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Justice)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Sherry Mulley MacDonald began her career as a newspaper reporter in 1990 and with a solid track record of success and combination to print media; and

Whereas Sherry's love of Cape Breton caused her to embark on a new endeavour to write about the people, places and events that shape the character of Cape Breton; and

Whereas her book Cape Breton - The Pride of an Island is now in print and circulation;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in congratulating Sherry Mulley MacDonald on her publishing achievement and with her continued success as a dedicated journalist.

RESOLUTION NO. 3813

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Eleanor Norrie received the 2007-08 Community Service Award from the Rotary Club of Truro; and

Whereas Eleanor Norrie chaired the Colchester Community Workshop Foundation whose fundraising efforts led to a new skills training centre - Rotary House - to offer vocational services to adults with mental challenges; and

Whereas Eleanor Norrie has been a long-time exemplary volunteer in the areas of sport, health, youth, education, arts and politics at both the local and provincial levels;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Eleanor Norrie for receiving the 2007-08 Community Service Award from the Rotary Club of Truro, thank her for her years of exemplary volunteer leadership in so many worthwhile activities and wish her and her husband, Rod, continued health and happiness.

RESOLUTION NO. 3814

By: Mr. David Wilson (Glace Bay)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the choir, Cantabile, under the direction of Jim McNeil, will be hosting a fundraising concert, Cantabile by Candlelight, at the Savoy Theatre; and

Whereas Mr. McNeil and the seven member female chorale have organized the fundraiser to help the Savoy Theatre, a non-profit venue that is very important to the culture and heritage of Cape Breton; and

Whereas the event will include music by Cantabile with special guests Barb Stetter, Richard MacAuley and Doug McPhee;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly recognize the members of Cantabile, Director Jim McNeil and all others involved in working to achieve this event's goal of helping to preserve the culture and heritage of this historic theatre.

RESOLUTION NO. 3815

By: Hon. Mark Parent (Environment)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Resource Recovery Fund Board sponsors the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest; and

Whereas Region 5 had over $40,000 in winners in 2007; and

Whereas Elizabeth Fox of Northeast Kings Education Centre was winner of the Grade 12 essay competition;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Elizabeth Fox on her essay as all Nova Scotians win when they reduce, reuse and recycle.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3816

By: Hon. Mark Parent (Environment)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Resource Recovery Fund Board sponsors the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest; and

Whereas Region 5 had over $40,000 in winners in 2007; and

Whereas Michelle Hiltz of Kings County Academy was a runner-up in the Grade 4 to Grade 6 logo design competition;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Michelle Hiltz on her design as all Nova Scotians win when they reduce, reuse and recycle.

RESOLUTION NO. 3817

By: Hon. Mark Parent (Environment)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas each year the Annapolis Valley celebrates Spring with the picturesque beauty of apple trees blooming; and

Whereas the 76th Apple Blossom Festival has a theme of Our Future Blossoms; and

Whereas each year young ladies serve as ambassadors for their communities as princess and this year Port Williams is represented by Katelyn Pulsifer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Canning's ambassador in this year's festival Princess Port Williams 2008, Katelyn Pulsifer.

RESOLUTION NO. 3818

By: Hon. Mark Parent (Environment)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Cental Kings Rural High School has shown great leadership in many areas this year; and

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Whereas the Gators basketball and hockey teams were no different in their school leadership by holding a school spirit event to raise money for the Brandon Smith Memorial Park; and

Whereas these teams raised $450 in support of this project;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the students of Central Kings Rural High School in their support of this commemorative community project.

RESOLUTION NO. 3819

By: Hon. Mark Parent (Environment)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Nova Scotia Community College Kingstec Campus train students for excellence in their chosen profession; and

Whereas this year, the Junior Culinary Team from Kingstec won the provincial title; and

Whereas this team went on to win the Atlantic title;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the Junior Culinary Team of NSCC Kingstec Campus and their coaches for achievements in culinary excellence.

RESOLUTION NO. 3820

By: Hon. Mark Parent (Environment)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Nicholson Family of Kentville has been chosen as the 2008 Volunteer Family of the Year for the Province of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Scott, Jocelyn, Rhianna, Gareth and Meaghan work with Kentville and Area Youth Association, Kentville Marlins Swim Team and Kentville minor baseball; and

Whereas parents and children work hand and hand spending countless hours volunteering to these and many other projects;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the Nicholson Family on being named the Provincial 2008 Volunteer Family of the Year and thank them for their continuing volunteer efforts for their community and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3821

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founding in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip to help young people develop into responsible, healthy adults who care about the environment and contribute to their community; and

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Young Canadians Challenge Awards are presented to young people who have achieved a standard in community service and self-improvement on a volunteer basis; and

Whereas Elizabeth Eghan was presented with the Bronze Award on April 24, 2008, at Halifax West High School, for her completion of this challenging program;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly congratulate Elizabeth Eghan for her outstanding efforts and wish her every success the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3822

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founding in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip to help young people develop into responsible, healthy adults who care about the environment and contribute to their community; and

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Young Canadians Challenge Awards are presented to young people who have achieved a standard in community service and self-improvement on a volunteer basis; and

Whereas Katie Parsons was presented with the Bronze Award on April 24, 2008, at Halifax West High School, for her completion of this challenging program;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly congratulate Katie Parsons for her outstanding efforts and wish her every success the future.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3823

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founding in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip to help young people develop into responsible, healthy adults who care about the environment and contribute to their community; and

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Young Canadians Challenge Awards are presented to young people who have achieved a standard in community service and self-improvement on a volunteer basis; and

Whereas Meggie Parsons was presented with the Bronze Award on April 24, 2008, at Halifax West High School, for her completion of this challenging program;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly congratulate Meggie Parsons for her outstanding efforts and wish her every success the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3824

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Colonel Charles (Charlie) R. Baxter Jr., CD, played on the 1954 Dalhousie Tigers football team; and

Whereas Colonel Baxter's 1954 Tigers won the Purdy Cup with an outstanding performance which capped a great year; and

Whereas on the 50th Anniversary of that win, Dalhousie University inducted Colonel Baxter's team into the Sport Hall of Fame;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Colonel Charles Baxter Jr. and his 1954 football team for this tremendous sport achievement and their induction to Dalhousie's Sport Hall of Fame.

RESOLUTION NO. 3825

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Renee Field of Halifax combines being a busy mother, an active community advocate, a volunteer and a writer of romance novels; and

Whereas her first novel, Rapture, recently won the e-publishing EPPIE Award in the paranormal/romance category; and

Whereas another of her novels, Love Me Wild, was a runner-up in the same category;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Renee Field for achieving this writing accomplishment and wish her continued success as she strives to establish her reputation as a professional romance writer.

RESOLUTION NO. 3826

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on May 8, 2008, the Atlantic Jewish Council held a dinner in honour of Israel's 60th birthday at Pier 21; and

Whereas the event included a visual presentation, music and speeches and provided an opportunity to reflect on the significance of this celebration of nationhood; and

Whereas Karen Conter and Laura Tsinman co-chaired this successful event with the help of their organizing committee;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House recognize Karen Conter and Laura Tsinman for chairing this event which provided a lasting memory for all who attended.

RESOLUTION NO. 3827

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Dartmouth Community Concert has been one of Canada's premiere presenters of classical music since 1957; and

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Whereas the Dartmouth Community Concert is a non-profit, civic organization dedicated to presenting quality entertainment for the entire family at affordable prices; and

Whereas the Dartmouth Community Concert Association recently celebrated its golden anniversary;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the Dartmouth Community Concert on their golden anniversary and thank the association, members and volunteers for providing concerts to the community and wish them many more great seasons of musical achievements.

RESOLUTION NO. 3828

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Jazz Air (Air Canada Jazz), being the second largest airline in Canada with 137 airplanes and head offices based here at Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport; and

Whereas Joe Randell, President and CEO of Jazz Air, started his career as President of Air Nova, later assuming the reigns of Air Canada's regional carrier, Jazz Air, following integration of several regional airlines across Canada; and

Whereas Atlantic Business Magazine named Joe Randell as one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Joe Randell and Air Canada Jazz for their inspiring climb to this pinnacle of recognition and wish him continued success as President and CEO of Jazz Air as he navigates the volatile skies of Canada's airline industry.

RESOLUTION NO. 3829

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the World Series trophy was won by the Boston Red Sox for the second time in four years after an 86-year drought; and

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Whereas the historic Red Chamber at Province House was the venue for the World Series trophy even before the White House; and

Whereas Darrell Corbett, a member of the Berwick Hall of Fame, inducted as an athlete and a coach, was overcome with joyful emotion as he held the World Series trophy won by his beloved Red Sox;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Darrell Corbett on being a 62-year Red Sox fan and wish him a special evening among friends as he participates in the 10th Annual Berwick Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

RESOLUTION NO. 3830

By: Mr. Charles Parker (Pictou West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Kathleen Collier and Joel Cock are the 2008 Northumberland Regional High School recipients of the Lieutenant Governor's Education Medal; and

Whereas this prestigious award is presented to outstanding students who have distinguished themselves academically; and

Whereas as well as academic achievement, this medal is awarded to students who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and service in the school and community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Joel Cock and Kathleen Collier of Northumberland Regional High School and wish them continued success and exciting futures.

RESOLUTION NO. 3831

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers ensure that many praiseworthy causes are more than just nice ideas; and

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Whereas Ms. Barbara Aitken has volunteered for the Shumilacke Food Bank, Search and Rescue, and raised funds for numerous health-related societies; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Ms. Aitken was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her valuable efforts on behalf of others;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Barbara Aitken on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her keenness in helping where needed.

RESOLUTION NO. 3832

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers can be found even at the bedsides of the dying; and

Whereas Mr. Betty Hirtle-Gordon began the "Hike for Hospice" and the "Angel Remembered Tree" in Elmsdale; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Ms. Hirtle-Gordon was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her many and valuable contributions;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Betty Hirtle-Gordon on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her efforts to ensure that no one leaves this world alone.

RESOLUTION NO. 3833

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers help to keep their communities safe and enjoyable; and

Whereas Mr. Brant Vanderkooi has for 20 years given much of his free time to the Nine Mile River Volunteer Fire Department and the community hall; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night Mr. Vanderkooi was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his many and valuable contributions;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Brant Vanderkooi on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his contribution to the betterment of his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3834

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the projects and programs made possible by volunteers enrich the lives of many who otherwise would lose an experience affordable by only the fortunate; and

Whereas Mr. Charles Moore has organized fishing derbies for mentally and physically challenged people, as well as maintaining outdoor recreational infrastructure in Mount Uniacke area; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night Mr. Moore was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his many and valuable contributions;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Charles Moore on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his efforts to ensure that others less fortunate can still enjoy the wonderful experiences of nature.

RESOLUTION NO. 3835

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas first aid can be lifesaving if properly applied; and

Whereas Ms. Crystal Bond had occasion to apply her first aid training in an emergency situation to a victim of a car accident; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on volunteers Awards Night Ms. Bond was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her prompt and well-executed actions;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Crystal Bond on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her example of being prepared with training and sense of volunteering.

RESOLUTION NO. 3836

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lions Club is a national volunteer service club that is an important contributor to any community that hosts a den; and

Whereas Mr. Dave Manning has been a volunteer with the Milford and District Lions Club for 23 years and serves as Chairman of the Board for the Lions Foundation of Canada; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night Mr. Manning was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the shining Star Award for volunteerism;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Dave Manning on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his commitment to his community through the organization of the Lions Foundation.

RESOLUTION NO. 3837

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas many worthy causes would fail if it were not for volunteers; and

Whereas Ms. Dorothy Aitken has made her time available for the Shumilacke Food Bank, the Red Cross, Heart and Stroke Society, Cancer Society and numerous other good causes; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Ms. Aitken was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her abundant and important contributions to her community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Dorothy Aitken on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her enthusiasm to take part in many laudable causes.

RESOLUTION NO. 3838

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteering for service clubs can lead to a life-long commitment; and

Whereas Mr. Garnet McMullen has served for 23 years as a member of the Milford and District Lions Club; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. McMullen was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his many and valuable contributions to his community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Garnet McMullen on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his commitment to the Milford and District Lions Club.

RESOLUTION NO. 3839

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers are often instrumental in projects that have lasting positive effects on their community; and

Whereas Mr. George Searle has used his training as a professional engineer to design and create the McCouls Park and walking trail in Shubenacadie; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. Searle was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his many and valuable contributions;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate George Searle on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his contribution to the legacy of his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3840

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteering through church groups has accomplished uncountable good works; and

Whereas Ms. Gladys Parker has worked through the Baptist church in South Rawdon to assist where needed in many endeavours; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards night, Ms. Parker was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her numerous and valuable contributions to her community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Gladys Parker on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her unselfish efforts to the benefit of her community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3841

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteering through the Lions Club means many good things will happen for the local community; and

Whereas Mr. Jack Cornish has served his community for over 24 years through the Milford and District Lions Club; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. Cornish was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his numerous and important contributions to his community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Jack Cornish on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his altruistic efforts to the advantage of his neighbourhood.

RESOLUTION NO. 3842

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lions Club is a national volunteer service club that serves as an outlet for the volunteering impetus for many people; and

Whereas Mr. Jack van de Riet has served his community since 1979 through the Milford and District Lions Club; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. van de Riet was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his many and valuable contributions to his community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Jack van de Riet on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his selfless efforts to the benefit of his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3843

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteering through church groups has accomplished uncountable good works; and

Whereas Ms. Jean Bond has worked through the United Church in Rawdon, over many years, to assist where needed; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Ms. Bond was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her numerous and valuable contributions to her community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Jean Bond on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her altruistic efforts to the advantage of her neighbourhood.

RESOLUTION NO. 3844

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas students need proper nutrition in order to learn well; and

Whereas Mr. Jeremy Faulkner has volunteered his time to ensure that the Cobequid District School breakfast program gets that important meal ready for students; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. Faulkner was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his numerous and valuable contributions to the Cobequid District School;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Jeremy Faulkner on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his unselfish efforts to the benefit of students in his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3845

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers often travel long and far at personal expense to help out; and

Whereas Ms. Johanna Hudson makes the trip over winter roads from the city to volunteer in her summer community of Walton; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Ms. Hudson was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her many and valuable contributions;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Johanna Hudson on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her year-round contribution to the community of Walton.

RESOLUTION NO. 3846

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers make many worthy programs possible; and

Whereas Mr. John Butt has provided a helping hand for many years to the Caring and Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank, as well as for many other thoughtful tasks; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. Butt was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his many and valuable contributions;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate John Butt on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his determination to see less fortunate members of his community not go without.

RESOLUTION NO. 3847

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers are needed in order to make service clubs possible; and

Whereas Mr. John McMullen has served for over 33 years as a Charter Member of the Milford and District Lions Club; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. McMullen was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his many and valuable contributions;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate John McMullen on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his efforts over the years with the Milford and District Lions Club.

RESOLUTION NO. 3848

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas community clubs could not exist without volunteers; and

Whereas Ms. Lois Ettinger has been a committed and valuable volunteer with the Four Points Community Club; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Ms. Ettinger was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her many and important contributions to her community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Lois Ettinger on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her dedication to the Four Points Community Club and her community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3849

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteering through the Lions Club has accomplished uncountable good works; and

Whereas Mr. Robert Nolter has become an integral part of the Shubenacadie Lions Club, assisting where needed in many endeavours; and

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Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. Nolter was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his numerous and valuable contributions to his community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Robert Nolter on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his unselfish efforts to the benefit of his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3850

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteering is open to people of all ages; and

Whereas Mr. Tyler Michael Hallahan, a Grade 10 student at Hants East Rural High has excelled as a member of the Elmsdale Junior Fire Service; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Mr. Hallahan was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for his numerous and valuable contributions to his community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Tyler Michael Hallahan on his Shining Star Award and thank him for his unselfish efforts to the benefit of his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3851

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers set a worthy example for the rest of the community; and

Whereas each year the Municipality of East Hants acknowledges one individual as a model volunteer; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, Ron Hannaford was recognized as the Municipality of East Hants Model Volunteer of the Year;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Ronald Hannaford on his award and thank him for his years of contributing his time and efforts to the betterment of his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3852

By: Mr. John MacDonell (Hants East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteering through church groups have accomplished uncountable good works; and

Whereas Ms. Marjorie Mailman has worked through the United Church in Elmsdale over many years to assist where needed; and

Whereas on May 9, 2008, on Volunteers Awards Night, Ms. Mailman was recognized by the Municipality of East Hants with the Shining Star Award for her numerous and valuable contributions to her community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Marjorie Mailman on her Shining Star Award and thank her for her altruistic efforts to the advantage of her community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3853

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Bob Rosborough of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3854

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Henry Snow of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3855

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Rick MacNeil of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3856

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Donnie MacKenzie of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3857

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Dennis Raniowski of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3858

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Gary MacKinnon of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3859

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Wayne Burns of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3860

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Joseph Decoste of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3861

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Gerald Jones of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3862

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Charlie McLeod of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3863

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Paul Pentz of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3864

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Jim Forrest of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3865

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Jason MacNeil of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3866

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Stephen Cameron of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3867

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Gordie Chenell of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3868

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Paul Demetre of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3869

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Elwood Reid of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3870

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Sandy Spears of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3871

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Joey MacDougall of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3872

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Jim Bezanson of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3873

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Howard Wilson of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3874

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Chad Snair of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3875

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Don Trowell of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3876

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Eric Dwyer of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3877

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Larry Ramscar of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3878

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Bruce Adamson of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3879

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Clifford Reeves of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3880

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Ken MacDonald of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3881

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Calvin MacIntosh of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3882

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Robin Hughes of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3883

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Mike Kiley of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3884

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Charlie Strickland of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3885

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend John MacDougall of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3886

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend James Hughes of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3887

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend John Bailey of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3888

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Weldon Ferguson of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3889

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Allan Harrington of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3890

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Greg Massaro of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3891

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Walter MacDonald of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3892

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Robert Ferguson of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3893

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Donald Snell Jr. of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3894

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Daniel Young of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3895

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Rob Halloran of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3896

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Bob Major of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3897

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Lawrence Ferguson of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3898

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend James Cameron of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for his willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate him for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3899

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend June Rosborough of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3900

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Doreen Snow of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3901

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Betty MacNeil of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3902

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Marg Jardine of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3903

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Connie MacDonald of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3904

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Karen Sutherland of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3905

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Sheila Wilcox of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3906

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Margaret Cameron of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3907

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Peggy-Ann Thayer of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3908

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Roxanne MacDonald of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3909

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Julie MacNeil of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3910

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Micheline Boyle of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3911

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Joyce Chisholm of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3912

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Wanda Lee Fraser of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3913

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Lisa Harrington of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3914

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Diane Wilsack of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3915

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue formed a team in 1996 in the aftermath of a search for two young children in Pictou; and

Whereas their mandate covers Pictou County, but they can be called in on searches to aid any of the 24 other teams in the province; and

Whereas Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue has close to 75 members who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year, attend training, take part in fundraising, and could volunteer unlimited hours;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend Deane Corneil of Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue for her willingness to respond to search calls, and congratulate her for providing this vital service to Pictou County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3916

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

Whereas Rick Hilliard is the Village of Bible Hill's 2008 Representative Volunteer; and

Whereas Rick Hilliard has been involved with Scouting and Beavers for the last 17 years, has participated in three National Jamborees as a Scout Leader and was Food Service Coordinator for the Beaver/Cub Provincial Camp; and

Whereas Rick Hilliard sat on the Bible Hill Parks and Recreation Committee, has been a chaperone for teen dances over the years and has been an active member, Treasurer and President of the Golden Age Auto Club which raises money through their Annual Show and Shine event;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Rick Hilliard on being named Bible Hill's Volunteer of the Year and thank him for his many community contributions over many years.

RESOLUTION NO. 3917

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ernie Lund is Truro's 2008 Representative Volunteer of the Year; and

Whereas Ernie Lund is well-known to the residents of Truro and area for his many years of involvement and leadership in a variety of community activities; and

Whereas Ernie Lund is Past President and Life Member of the Truro District Chamber of Commerce, is Past President of the Kiwanis Parks Committee, Governor for the P.E.I./N.S. Kiwanis Clubs, is a Member of the Canada Manpower Youth Employment Project, the Truro Area Industrial Committee and a writer, photographer and President of the NS Aviation Council;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Ernie Lund on being named Truro's Representative Volunteer of the Year and thank him for his many community contributions over the years.

RESOLUTION NO. 3918

By: Hon. Brooke Taylor (Agriculture)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas every year the Nova Scotia Schools Athletic Federation selects a female and male student and a coach from every Nova Scotia school participating in athletics who exemplifies the qualities the federation strives for in developing participation in sports; and

Whereas more than 40,000 student athletes participate in school sports annually across Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the winners of the NSSAF Award from Musquodoboit Rural High were; female Caitlin Manley, male Adam Smith and coach Diane Muise, while the winners from South Colchester Academy were; female Taylor Clarke, male Donny Bernard and coach Darren Retson;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this Legislature compliment Caitlin, Adam, Diane, Taylor, Donny and Darren for their outstanding commitment to high school athletics while encouraging others to participate.

RESOLUTION NO. 3919

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Martock and Windsor Forks Women's Institute spent another exceptionally busy winter in crafting quilts for those in need; and

Whereas this winter the Institute crafted nearly 30 quilts and over the past four years has made 150 quilts for organizations such as the Salvation Army, who put them to such fantastic use by distributing them to homeless shelters; and

Whereas the Martock-Windsor Forks Women's Institute has 35 members with each and every one playing a leading and active role in the creation of these quilts;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this Legislature applaud each and every member of the Martock-Windsor Forks Women's Institute for their compassion and caring for those in need.

RESOLUTION NO. 3920

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Singer Joan Baez once said, "You don't get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can decide how you are going to live now"; and

Whereas All Empowered Women is a vehicle to inspire and empower women from all walks of life and has a foundation of nurturing, support and the strengthening of relationships; and

Whereas Jacqui Miller-Parker and Anastasia LeFrense are two local Hants West organizers of All Empowered Women who late this winter held their initial fundraising project with proceeds going to the Family Resource Centre of West Hants;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate both Jacqui and Anastasia for their vitality and spirit and the launch of All Empowered Women.

RESOLUTION NO. 3921

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas West Hants Middle School guidance counsellor Christie Hartlin is one of Nova Scotia's Education Week Award recipients for 2008 for her advocacy work in Malawi and at home, based on the Annapolis Valley School Board's theme, "Partners for Peace - From the Classroom to the Community"; and

Whereas Christie mentors teachers in Africa and has played a leading role in the founding of an Orphan Care Group in Malawi; and

Whereas Ms. Hartlin recently told the local paper for Hants West, The Hants Journal, that progress in Malawi continues to become stronger with the ongoing construction of a livestock feed mill and work being contemplated on a vocational training centre;

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Therefore be it resolved that all MLAs in this Legislature congratulate Hants West guidance counsellor Christie Hartlin for her firm and continuing commitment to the people in Malawi, Africa.

RESOLUTION NO. 3922

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Citizens of the World Montessori School located at the corner of Grey and Cedar Streets in Windsor is growing in popularity, seemingly by the day; and

Whereas Montessori teacher and school owner Deborah Griffiths-Cuffari has seen the school grow progressively since first opening in September 2003, and following a new development agreement with the Town of Windsor, the school will increase to 32 students in September; and

Whereas the Montessori school follows what is described as an adaptive curriculum based on the observations of 20th Century Italian psychiatrist, educator and anthropologist Dr. Maria Montessori;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly compliment Mrs. Deborah Griffiths-Cuffari on her entrepreneurship and wonderful teaching abilities which she so richly delivers to her students on a daily basis.

RESOLUTION NO. 3923

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lieutenant Governor's Education Medals have been awarded each year since 1961 to one male and one female student at each high school in the province who have not only excelled in their studies, but have shown great leadership to the community and school; and

Whereas Mitchell Graham Parker was chosen as this year's recipient from Middleton Regional High School in recognition of his strong academic success, achieving honours throughout junior and senior high; and

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Whereas Mitchell is also actively involved in numerous athletic activities, including track, cross country running, hockey, basketball, badminton and karate as well as strong community involvement in music and church activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in congratulating Mitchell Graham Parker on being chosen as this year's recipient of the Lieutenant Governor Award and wish him continued success in all his future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3924

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lieutenant Governor's Education Medals have been awarded each year since 1961 to one male and one female student at each high school in the province who have not only excelled in their studies, but have shown great leadership to the community and school; and

Whereas Matthew Robert Reid Kerr was chosen as this year's recipient from Bridgetown Regional High School in recognition of his strong academic success, achieving honours with distinction throughout junior and senior high; and

Whereas Matthew is also actively involved in numerous athletic activities, including track and field, volleyball and swimming as well as strong community involvement in the Bridgetown Army Cadet Corps where he currently holds the rank of warrant officer;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in congratulating Matthew Robert Reid Kerr on being chosen as this year's recipient of the Lieutenant Governor Award and wish him continued success in all his future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3925

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lieutenant Governor's Education Medals have been awarded each year since 1961 to one male and one female student at each high school in the province who have not only excelled in their studies, but have shown great leadership to the community and school; and

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Whereas Emily Anne Hicks was chosen as this year's recipient from Middleton Regional High School in recognition of her strong academic success, achieving marks in the 90s; and

Whereas Emily is also actively involved in numerous student activities, including yearbook, drama, band and sports as well as strong community involvement in the Annapolis Valley honour choir, music and church activities.;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in congratulating Emily Anne Hicks on being chosen as this year's recipient of the Lieutenant Governor Award and wish her continued success in all her future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3926

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Graham Parker of Middleton was recently honoured at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto along with 12 other RBC local hockey leaders from across Canada; and

Whereas Graham was well-deserving of the recognition having, without fanfare, re-shingled the arena roof, repaired and painted the inside of the arena, rewired the warm room and fundraised to replace the game clock; and

Whereas in addition to the physical labour invested in the area, Graham also managed to find the time to coach as well as serve as president of one of the association's minor hockey divisions;

Therefore be it resolved that Members of the Legislative Assembly join me in congratulating Graham Parker on his award and thank him for his dedication and leadership in keeping hockey vibrant in Middleton.

RESOLUTION NO. 3927

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lieutenant Governor's Education Medals have been awarded each year since 1961 to one male and one female student at each high school in the province who have not only excelled in their studies, but have shown great leadership to the community and school; and

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Whereas Nancy Jean Ward was chosen as this year's female recipient from Bridgetown Regional High School in recognition of her strong academic success, maintaining honours with distinction, in addition to being involved in Spirit and Respect for Diversity committees, student council and band; and

Whereas Nancy is also actively involved in a variety of sports, including volleyball, track and field and swim team as well as community involvement in 4-H and her church organization as organist and Sunday school teacher;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in congratulating Nancy Jean Ward on being chosen as this year's recipient of the Lieutenant Governor Award and wish her continued success in all her future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3928

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lieutenant Governor's Education Medals have been awarded each year since 1961 to one male and one female student at each high school in the province who have not only excelled in their studies, but have shown great leadership to the community and school; and

Whereas Charla Raquel Rose Gaudet was chosen as this year's female recipient from Annapolis West Education Centre in recognition of her strong academic success, maintaining Honours With Distinction, in addition to serving as President of the Students' Council; and

Whereas Charla is actively involved in a variety of sports, as well as community, where she volunteers in the Adopt-a-Grandparent program at the local nursing home and recently donated her hair to Locks of Love;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in congratulating Charla Raquel Rose Gaudet on being chosen as this year's recipient of the Lieutenant Governor Award and wish her continued success in all her future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3929

By: Mr. Stephen McNeil (Leader of the Liberal Party)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Lieutenant Governor's Education Medals have been awarded each year since 1961 to one male and one female student at each high school in the province who have not only excelled in their studies, but have shown great leadership to the community and school; and

Whereas Philip Anthony Messinger was chosen as this year's male recipient from Annapolis West Education Centre in recognition of his strong academic record, his dedication to athletic excellence and strong commitment to his community; and

Whereas Philip is widely respected by both peers and teachers for his positive attitude and leadership initiative;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in congratulating Philip Anthony Messinger on being chosen as this year's recipient of the Lieutenant Governor Award and wish him continued success in all his future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3930

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Brad Brown has volunteered with Kings Citizen Patrol since November 1, 1998; and

Whereas Brad has been a reliable patroller and behind-the-scenes helper; and

Whereas Brad continues to volunteer countless hours patrolling the streets of Kings County;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the ten years of dedicated volunteer service that Brad Brown gives for the safety and security of all residents in Kings County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3931

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas John Lind began to volunteer with Kings Citizen Patrol on November 1, 1998; and

Whereas John has been a reliable volunteer with them, and also served as secretary for a year; and

Whereas John organized and coordinated various fundraisers and was instrumental in developing the membership committee;

Therefore be it resolved that all of the members of this House recognize the ten-year volunteer activities of John Lind on the Kings Citizen Patrol and his contribution to enhance the safety and security of all residents of Kings County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3932

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Reid Boutilier began his volunteering with Kings Citizen Patrol on April 1, 1996; and

Whereas Reid has always been a dependable volunteer in supporting special projects, and as their equipment manager; and

Whereas Reid has been active on the finance committee and played a large part in developing the membership committee;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the ten-year commitment of Reid Boutilier's volunteer efforts to enhance the safety and security of all residents of Kings County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3933

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Don Nauss has volunteered with Kings Citizen Patrol since May 1, 1998; and

Whereas Don has always been an avid patroller and steady attendee at meetings; and

Whereas Don has served on the operations committee and crime prevention committee;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the ten-year commitment of Don Nauss as he continues volunteering to enhance the safety and security of all residents of Kings County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3934

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Eric Brown was an original member of Kings Citizen Patrol starting October 1, 1995; and

Whereas Eric has dedicated his considerable administrative skills to the enhancement of Kings Citizen Patrol, in addition to his regular patrols; and

Whereas Eric Brown continues to volunteer behind the scenes and on the front lines;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the commitment of Eric Brown's volunteer efforts to enhance the safety and security of all residents of Kings County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3935

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Wayne Blenkhorn began his volunteer commitment with Kings Citizen Patrol on November 1, 1998; and

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Whereas Wayne has been a steady attendee at meetings, dependable administrator and advisor in developing constitutional changes; and

Whereas Wayne served as secretary for a year, was instrumental in developing the Citizen on Patrol Web site, and acquiring the radar speed sign;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the ten-year volunteer commitment and accomplishments of Wayne Blenkhorn to enhance the safety and security of all residents of Kings County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3936

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Resource Recovery Fund Board recently announced the winners of the 2007 Nova Scotia Recycles Contest; and

Whereas Payton Robinson, a Grade 3 student from East Richmond Education Centre, was the winner in the best bookmark design category; and

Whereas Payton's award includes a prize of $500 to be used toward "green incentives" at East Richmond Education Centre;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Payton Robinson on her achievement in the 2007 Nova Scotia Recycles Contest and wish her continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3937

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas World Youth Day is an annual international Christian celebration that will take place this July, 2008 in Sydney, Australia; and

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Whereas the L'Ardoise Holy Guardian Angels Parish World Youth Day 2008 group, through their efforts in fundraising to support their trip to Australia for the event, have provided outstanding community service through the organization of activities and events for their community, including a ceilidh, auction, yard sales, concerts and breakfasts; and

Whereas the World Youth Day 2008 group has surpassed their fundraising goal of $27,000 and will be travelling to Australia for World Youth Day in July;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate the members of the L'Ardoise Holy Guardian Angels Parish World Youth Day 2008 group for their fundraising efforts and community service and wish them a safe and enjoyable trip to Australia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3938

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Myla Boudreau of Arichat is a member of the St. Francis Xavier Women's Volleyball team; and

Whereas this season, during her second year with the X-women, Myla began starting in the challenging defensive position of libero, a position which demands a high level of athletic skill; and

Whereas Myla is studying Human Kinetics and successfully balances a heavy academic schedule with the demands of her athletic involvement;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Myla Boudreau on her success with the St. Francis Xavier Women's Volleyball team and wish her good luck next season.

RESOLUTION NO. 3939

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the annual installation of Masonic officers was recently held at Solomon Lodge 46 in St. Peter's; and

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Whereas Robert Woodman is a Past Master at Richmond 97 Masonic Lodge in St. Peter's; and

Whereas the Grand Master of Masons appointed Robert Woodman to the position of Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia and gave him the title of "Worshipful Brother";

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Worshipful Brother Robert Woodman on his recent appointment as Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia and wish him success in his new role.

RESOLUTION NO. 3940

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Richmond Arena first opened in 1977; and

Whereas since its opening, Hubert Kraitzek of Louisdale was the manager of the Richmond Arena, which hosts hockey games, figure skating, concerts, and other community events; and

Whereas the Louisdale and District Fire Hall recently held a retirement party to honour Hubert Kraitzek for his efforts in both establishing the Richmond Arena and maintaining it for over 30 years;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly recognize the leadership and hard work of Hubert Kraitzek and congratulate him on his retirement.

RESOLUTION NO. 3941

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Strait-Richmond Midget AAA Pirates hockey team recently competed in the provincial minor hockey championships; and

Whereas Candace Boudreau of Arichat is the only female team member and was the only female participant in the tournament; and

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Whereas Candace was selected by a panel of hockey experts as one of the tournament all-star players for her outstanding level of play;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Candace Boudreau for her achievement in the provincial championship and wish her continued success both on and off the ice.

RESOLUTION NO. 3942

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the 10th annual Strait Regional Science Fair recently concluded with an award ceremony to honour outstanding contributors; and

Whereas Richmond Academy student Joseph MacNeil received top honours for his project; and

Whereas Joseph will move on to display his project in the Nova Scotia Showcase at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, in May, 2008;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Joseph MacNeil on his prize-winning project and wish him good luck at the Canada Wide Science Fair and success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3943

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the 10th annual Strait Regional Science Fair recently concluded with an award ceremony to honour outstanding contributors; and

Whereas Richmond Academy students Emma Johnson and Kayla Carter were recognized for their project, The European Green Crabs; and

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Whereas Emma Johnson and Kayla Carter were awarded with the Dean Bridgeo Faculty Bursary from St. Mary's University for their project;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Emma Johnson and Kayla Carter for their achievement at the Strait Regional Science Fair and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3944

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation provincial wrestling championships recently took place in Bridgewater; and

Whereas Richmond Academy's Ashleigh MacInnis, a Grade 9 rookie team member, participated in the championships; and

Whereas Ashleigh received a gold medal at the competition;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Ashleigh MacInnis for achievement at the provincial wrestling championships and wish her success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3945

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 23, 2008, the Highland Wrestling Team held its annual year end banquet in Antigonish; and

Whereas the Highland Wrestling Team is made up of students from multiple schools in the Strait area and the team is known to embody the qualities of fair play and co-operation which are at the heart of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation; and

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Whereas Rebecca MacInnis, of West Richmond Education Centre, was honoured at the banquet with the prestigious Coach's Award for her work with the Highland Wrestling Team;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Rebecca MacInnis on her achievement and wish her continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3946

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 23, 2008, the Highland Wrestling Team held its annual year end banquet in Antigonish; and

Whereas the Highland Wrestling Team is made up of students from multiple schools in the Strait area and the team is known to embody the qualities of fair play and co-operation which are at the heart of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation; and

Whereas Jarvrin's Island resident Elliot Landry, of Richmond Academy, was honoured at the banquet with the prestigious Coach's Award for her work with the Highland Wrestling Team;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Elliot Landry on her achievement and wish her continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3947

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the musical group, Pink Thunder, was formed in 2006 by East Richmond residents Victoria Cameron, Olivia Adlakha and Barbara Cameron; and

Whereas the group has since been receiving recognition for their talent, having reached a top ten space in the East Coast Countdown show with their first single, Leave Me Here, as well as nation-wide radio airplay; and

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Whereas the young women balance the demands of performance and practice with their academic studies at Richmond Academy;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Victoria Cameron, Olivia Adlakha and Barbara Cameron on their achievements and wish them continued success in their musical careers.

RESOLUTION NO. 3948

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas May 1, 2007, marked the opening of Isle Madame Hardware Ltd. Cash and Carry in Arichat; and

Whereas Arichat businessman, Thai Luong, is the owner of Isle Madame Hardware Ltd. Cash and Carry; and

Whereas Thai Luong is committed to supporting the community, including local hospitals, schools and churches;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly recognize Thai Luong's dedication to his community and wish him success with his new business.

RESOLUTION NO. 3949

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Resource Recovery Fund Board recently held the 10th annual Mobius Environmental Awards luncheon in Halifax; and

Whereas the Resource Recovery Fund Board is an organization that recognizes Nova Scotians who have made a significant contribution toward protecting the environment; and

Whereas the Municipality of the County of Richmond was named "Municipality/Region of the Year" for its outstanding contribution toward protecting the environment;

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Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly recognize the leadership and hard work of the staff of the Municipality of the County of Richmond and commend all Richmond County residents for their commitment to the environment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3950

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Friday, April 4, 2008, marked the official opening for the new Telile Community Television facilities on Conney's Lane in Arichat; and

Whereas Telile Community Television has been serving Isle Madame and neighbouring communities since 1994; and

Whereas general manager Gloria Hill, community programmer Rhonda Leblanc, and administrative assistant Julie Boudreau have shown great leadership and dedication to the community through their work with Telile; and

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate the staff and volunteers at Telile Community Television on the opening of their new facilities and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3951

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 4, 2008, the St. Hyacinth's Catholic Women's League celebrated their eighth anniversary in D'Escousse; and

Whereas members of the St. Hyacinth's Catholic Women's League were recognized for their service to the community in a ceremony held at the D'Escousse Civic Improvement Centre; and

Whereas Claire Kehoe of Rocky Bay received her 25-year membership pin;

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Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly recognize the dedication and hard work shown by Claire Kehoe and commend her for her service to the community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3952

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 4, 2008, the St. Hyacinth's Catholic Women's League celebrated their eighth anniversary in D'Escousse; and

Whereas members of the St. Hyacinth's Catholic Women's League were recognized for their service to the community in a ceremony held at the D'Escousse Civic Improvement Centre; and

Whereas Pam Richard received the Maple Leaf Service Award for service to the league in an exceptional manner;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Pam Richard on her Maple Leaf Service Award and commend her for her dedication and hard work.

RESOLUTION NO. 3953

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Centre Santé Jeunesse, a youth health centre, was recently opened at Ècole Beau-Port in Arichat; and

Whereas Centre Santé Jeunesse will serve as a safe place for students to discuss health-related questions or concerns in confidence; and

Whereas Centre Santé Jeunesse was a student-initiated and student-led project that took four years of dedication and hard work to put together;

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Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly recognize the dedication and hard work of the students and staff of Ècole Beau-Port and congratulate them on the opening of the Centre Santé Jeunesse.

RESOLUTION NO. 3954

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Richmond County Recreation Department has recently added the position of activity coordinator to their staff; and

Whereas the activity coordinator position is aimed at encouraging Richmond County residents to adopt a more healthy and active lifestyle as exemplified by the Recreation Department's new motto, Everybody Active Everyday; and

Whereas Colette Sampson-MacLean, a native of River Bourgeois, was chosen for the position of activity coordinator because of her education in recreation and leisure studies, her enthusiasm for sport and activity, and her Canada-wide recreational employment experience;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Colette Sampson-MacLean on her recent appointment as activity coordinator for the Richmond County Recreation Department and wish her success in her new role.

RESOLUTION NO. 3955

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Everett Dalton was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his 23 years of active membership in Ortona Branch 69; and

Whereas his commitment to the work of the Royal Canadian Legion in the position of treasurer, dart championship chair, essay contest judge and numerous other committees; and

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Whereas Everett supported his Legion fraternity by his contribution of time to sick and visiting and never forgot his comrades and families with his work on the annual poppy campaign;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly recognize the contributions of Everett Dalton and thank his son for accepting the Meritorious Service Medal on his behalf.

RESOLUTION NO. 3956

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas many young people play sports, and everyone deserves a chance to play even if they cannot afford the sports equipment; and

Whereas Tara Moore, a basketball player, and Jennifer MacNeil, a soccer and volleyball player, two Grade 11 students from Halifax West High School, introduced a basketball sneaker and clothing drive called Gearing Up at a recent junior mini basketball jamboree; and

Whereas Tara Moore and Jennifer MacNeil were successful in collecting more than 100 articles for the Salvation Army to distribute to young people throughout the province;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly recognize Tara Moore and Jennifer MacNeil for this outstanding idea, and encourage them to keep up the great work they have carried out on behalf of young people in this province.

RESOLUTION NO. 3957

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

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Whereas Jonathan MacDonald, a student at Fairview Junior High School, won the Outstanding Male Athlete Award for his school;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Jonathan MacDonald for this accomplishment and wish him every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3958

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas Justin Rudolph, a coach at Halifax West High School, won the Outstanding Coach Award for the school;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Justin Rudolph for this accomplishment and his dedication to student sport, and wish him every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3959

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas Mike McFarlane, a coach at Clayton Park Junior High School, won the Outstanding Coach Award for the school;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Mike McFarlane for this accomplishment and his dedication to student sport, and wish him every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3960

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas Tim MacEachern, a coach at Fairview Junior High School, won the Outstanding Coach Award for the school;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Tim MacEachern for this accomplishment and his dedication to student sport, and wish him every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3961

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Halifax-based Cheer Elite Wolves cheerleading team participated at the CheerExpo Nationals held at the Halifax Forum in April; and

Whereas the team won the Large Senior Level Five category at this competition; and

Whereas this win proved bittersweet for the teens as this is the team's last competition together - some members of the squad are now in Grade 12 and will soon be moving on;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the Cheer Elite Wolves for the dedication, determination and hard work they have shown by winning the top

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level in their category at the CheerExpo Nationals, and wish them every success in their future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3962

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas Maddie Kowah, a student at Clayton Park Junior High School, won the Outstanding Female Athlete Award for her school;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Maddie Kowah for this accomplishment and wish her every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3963

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas Katie O'Connell, a student at Fairview Junior High School, won the Outstanding Female Athlete Award for her school;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Katie O'Connell for this accomplishment and wish her every success in the future.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3964

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas Colin O'Connor, a student at Clayton Park Junior High School, won the Outstanding Male Athlete Award for his school;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Colin O'Connor for this accomplishment and wish him every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3965

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas Chris Caskey, a student at Halifax West High School, won the Outstanding Male Athlete Award for his school;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Chris Caskey for this accomplishment and wish him every success in the future.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3966

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Celebration of School Sport Awards 2007-08 was held recently by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF); and

Whereas on an annual basis each school selects the best female and male student athlete and coach who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas Brianna Ford, a student at Halifax West High School, won the Outstanding Female Athlete Award for her school;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Brianna Ford for this accomplishment and wish her every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3967

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas many community groups and organizations in our province would not be able to continue their work without the commitment and dedication of volunteers; and

Whereas on May 1, 2008, the Halifax Mainland North Volunteer Recognition Committee held their annual dinner to recognize outstanding volunteers who consistently dedicate their time and effort to improving the lives of others; and

Whereas Dalhousie student Monique Fares has been recognized by the committee for the dedication she has shown to the Diman Association of Canada, the Special Olympics and other groups;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Monique Fares for the tremendous contributions she has made to improving the lives of others and wish her continued success in the future.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3968

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas many community groups and organizations in our province would not be able to continue their work without the commitment and dedication of volunteers; and

Whereas on May 1, 2008, the Halifax Mainland North Volunteer Recognition Committee held their annual dinner to recognize outstanding volunteers who consistently dedicate their time and effort to improving the lives of others; and

Whereas Sue David has been recognized by the committee for the dedication she has shown as a community volunteer, especially at Clayton Park Junior High School;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Sue David for the tremendous contributions she has made to improving the lives of others and wish her continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3969

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas many community groups and organizations in our province would not be able to continue their work without the commitment and dedication of volunteers; and

Whereas on May 1, 2008, the Halifax Mainland North Volunteer Recognition Committee held their annual dinner to recognize outstanding volunteers who consistently dedicate their time and effort to improving the lives of others; and

Whereas Valerie Hayes has been recognized by the committee for the dedication she has shown as a volunteer at École Rockingham School;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Valerie Hayes for the tremendous contributions she has made to improving the lives of others and wish her continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3970

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By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas many community groups and organizations in our province would not be able to continue their work without the commitment and dedication of volunteers; and

Whereas on May 1, 2008, the Halifax Mainland North Volunteer Recognition Committee held their annual dinner to recognize outstanding volunteers who consistently dedicate their time and effort to improving the lives of others; and

Whereas Clare Thornton has been recognized by the committee for the dedication she has sown as an outstanding volunteer at École Burton Ettinger School;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Clare Thornton for the tremendous contributions she has made to improving the lives of others and wish her continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3971

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas many community groups and organizations in our province would not be able to continue their work without the commitment and dedication of volunteers; and

Whereas on May 1, 2008, the Halifax Mainland North Volunteer Recognition Committee held their annual dinner to recognize outstanding volunteers who consistently dedicate their time and effort to improving the lives of others; and

Whereas Matthew Morris has been recognized by the committee for the dedication he has shown as an outstanding volunteer at the Halifax Christian Church;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Matthew Morris for the tremendous contributions she has made to improving the lives of others and wish him continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3972

By: Mr. Wayne Gaudet (Clare)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Elizabeth Colwell will be retiring from St. Mary's University after in excess of 25 years of a fulfilling career on June 19, 2008; and

Whereas Elizabeth Colwell has worked with many prominent Nova Scotians such as the Honourable Edmund Morris and many others; and

Whereas Elizabeth Colwell has worked in a variety of departments at the university, over her career she has contributed to the overall establishment;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Elizabeth Colwell in her long overdue retirement and wish her well as she pursues other interests in the community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3973

By: Mr. Gordon Gosse (Cape Breton Nova)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas preserving the heritage of community history plays a significant role in their legacy for future generations; and

Whereas the community of South Bar is one of those such communities; and

Whereas South Bar resident Ray Digou, curator of his home-based museum, has collected over 600 pieces of memorabilia, each with a story of its own;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the Legislative Assembly congratulate Ray Digou on his dedication and commitment to his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3974

By: Mr. Gordon Gosse (Cape Breton Nova)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, now stands at its pinnacle of membership, benefits and service, with over 1.6 million Knights of Columbus; and

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Whereas for the third time in the past eight years, the head of the Sydney Council 1060 Knights of Columbus was named Grand Knight of the Year; and

Whereas Whitney Pier's own Ray Doucet was the recipient of this prestigious award;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this Legislative Assembly congratulate Ray Doucet on his outstanding achievement and for his dedication and leadership to his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3975

By: Mr. Gordon Gosse (Cape Breton Nova)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the community of Whitney Pier is renowned for its contributions to the arts and cultural world; and

Whereas lifelong Whitney Pier resident Patrick Gallivan was selected the Pierscape 2008 featured artist; and

Whereas Patrick's artwork is symbolic of his time spent both as a merchant mariner and as one of Whitney Pier's renowned painters and storytellers;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly congratulate Patrick Gallivan on his outstanding achievement and wish him all the best in his future artistic endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3976

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Quick as a Wink Theatre Society held their second semi-annual Winkie Awards gala entitled, Celebrating Musicals, earlier this winter; and

Whereas stage manager Junie Hutchinson describes the theatre as having numerous enthusiastic teenagers and adults; and

Whereas the awards evening featured a closing with an ensemble performance and audience singalong of Annie Get Your Guns and There's No Business Like Show Business;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate 2008 award winners Mark Collingwood, Alex Hare, Alan Tupper, Joseph Gnemmi, Kim Bishop, Kevin Barnes, Cathy MacMillan, Dennis Herx, William Earley, Jan Gnemmi, Cindy Strong, Patrick MacMillan, Lydia Houck, Margaret Gnemmi, Brendan Meehan, Junie Hutchinson-Barnes, Isaac Porter, Andrew Harvie, Jasmine Hare and last, but not least, Biomedica Diagnostics Inc. of Windsor for the use of their building for play rehearsals.

RESOLUTION NO. 3977

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Apathy Attire is a socially responsible company co-owned by 23 year old Windsor resident Ben Bennett; and

Whereas Apathy Attire is a t-shirt company in which the shirts are sweatshop free, made in North America with several designs actually featuring organic cotton and which has been featured on CBC's Rick Mercer show as a part of UNICEF's Spread the Net Campaign that involves raising money to purchase malaria-fighting bed nets for African children; and

Whereas Ben and his co-workers donated 67 shirts with the sale of one shirt actually being able to protect one or more children from malaria-carrying mosquitoes for up to five years;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly applaud the work of Ben Bennett and Apathy Attire for their genuine concern about the environment and wanting to assist those children in Africa so ravaged by malaria-carrying mosquitos.

RESOLUTION NO. 3978

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Avon View Avalanche Girls Hockey Team player Ashley Aker was named the Valley High School Hockey League's Player of the Year, League all-star and the Avon View's MVP at the league's annual awards banquet in early April; and

Whereas Avon View's Coach's Award for 2007-08 was presented to Windsor's Melissa Bahri; and

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Whereas the evening's guest speaker was Falmouth resident and Fundy Gypsum Human Resources Manager Amy Ferguson, considered to be one of Nova Scotia's best ever female hockey players, having played four years of NCAA Division 1 with Dartmouth College and another year of professional women's hockey in Edmonton;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this Legislature applaud the athletic achievements of Ashley Aker, Melissa Bahri while thanking Amy Ferguson for taking time out of her hectic schedule to share an evening with today's rising young female hockey stars.

RESOLUTION NO. 3979

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Feed My Lambs is a project of the Windsor Area Interfaith School Breakfast program; and

Whereas Feed My Lambs supports four area schools breakfast and lunch programs with a $2,000 annual donation; and

Whereas Feed My Lambs is a project supported by different community businesses including the Windsor Branch of the Canadian Impartial Bank of Commerce who through Account Manager Cindy DeMont recently donated $400, while an additional $1,400 was raised at a concert and silent auction at the Windsor Elementary School;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly applaud the genuine community initiative and spirit as exemplified by the staff of CIBC in Windsor, along with Feed My Lambs committee member Marjorie Knowles and the organizers of the concert and auction at Windsor Elementary.

RESOLUTION NO. 3980

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Kyla Davidson of Windsor was one of only three Nova Scotia youth selected to participate in activate 2008, a five-day recreation conference earlier this month in Ottawa; and

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Whereas the conference established by Motivate Canada, a youth development organization which brings together young Canadians from diverse backgrounds to share recreational opportunities and experiences; and

Whereas Kyla certainly sets the pace when it comes to an active lifestyle playing soccer, taking dance lessons and is also a trained lifeguard, while for the past three years has been employed with the Town of Windsor's Recreation Department;

Therefore be it resolved that all MLAs here in Nova Scotia's Historic Legislative Chamber recognize Kyla Davidson for her athletic pursuits and willingness to help younger children learn more about the vital importance of recreation.

RESOLUTION NO. 3981

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Family Resource Centre of West Hants is involved in an inspiring program entitled Growing Great Kids, designed to assist parents with children three years of age or younger with early childhood development; and

Whereas Resource Centre community home visitor Lisa Hennigar visits approximately one dozen families in Windsor-West Hants with one participant and mother, Robyn Woods, describing the program as assisting her in developing confidence as a young parent; and

Whereas Resource Centre Executive Director Mary Lou Bennett said getting a good start is paramount in developing the necessary motor, emotional, vocabulary, social and language skills of young toddlers;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly applaud this dynamic initiative being offered by the Family Resource Centre of West Hants.

RESOLUTION NO. 3982

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas well-known Windsor Educator Janet Kirk received an Acadia Distinguished Alumni Award at a gala dinner early last month; and

Whereas Janet was an Acadia graduate in 1971 and is currently second vice-president of Acadia's Board of Governors and Chairman of the Annapolis Valley division of Acadia's immensely successful Tides are Turning Campaign; and

Whereas Janet has also served four years as president and a total of 14 years on the Board of the Associated Alumni of Acadia University;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly recognize the tremendous work undertaken for Acadia University by Janet Kirk, while congratulating her on her Distinguished Alumni Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 3983

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Fed Pennies are a local Windsor-West Hants rock and roll band who earlier this winter won a Q104 Radio contest, enabling the group to open for the godfather of heavy metal Ozzy Osbourne on January 28th, which was night two of his Halifax Metro Centre shows; and

Whereas the Fed Pennies did an exceptional performance in getting the huge sold-out audience ready for Osbourne, the Grammy Award-winning music star, now in his 38th year of performing; and

Whereas the Fed Pennies won a three-band rock-off audition on January 25th, then had the pleasure of meeting the rock icon back stage and currently have their new CD entitled Brain Disaster for sale;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly warmly congratulate Jake Smith, John Matthews and Tom Spence, better known as the Fed Pennies, for fulfilling a musical ambition of opening for heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne.

RESOLUTION NO. 3984

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Audrey Marsh, an award-winning author and educator who was well known throughout the Maritimes, died at the age of 96 years in mid-March; and

Whereas Audrey was born in 1911 and grew up on Tongue Hill, just outside of Windsor, with her daughter, Jane Sheppard, describing her mother "as learning at an early age what it was to work hard"; and

Whereas Audrey was a dedicated teacher for 28 years in St. Croix, Three Mile Plains and Newport Station, while also authoring numerous publications, including the Amos series of books being used today in the province's elementary language arts program;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly understand the immense talent of what Audrey Marsh truly exhibited while extending our sympathies to her family.

RESOLUTION NO. 3985

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Hants West Wildlife Association is an active community organization involved in a variety of projects; and

Whereas the Hants West Wildlife Association currently stocks with rainbow trout, at least twice annually, what has rapidly become a popular fishing destination known as Meadow Pond at Garland's Crossing just outside Windsor; and

Whereas each year the association holds their Catch the Rainbow ice fishing derby with this year's event being the largest ever with 110 entries from all over Nova Scotia and proceeds going to assist local area students wanting to participate in the Learn to Fish program;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this Nova Scotia House of Assembly congratulate Hants West Wildlife Association President Mike O'Brien and all association members for their keen interest in the great outdoors and Nova Scotia's scenic beauty and everything it has to offer.

RESOLUTION NO. 3986

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the West Hants Middle School wrestling team completed a remarkable season recently with the Jr. Boys, Jr. Girls and Intermediate Girls all advancing to the 2008 Provincial Championship in Bridgewater; and

Whereas the Intermediate Girls captured provincial honours thanks to outstanding efforts from Robyn Dunbar, Emma McKee, Riley Kitchin and Jenna O'Leary; and

Whereas the Junior Girls and Boys teams produced some individual Nova Scotia Champions and placed third overall;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly applaud the dynamite athletic performances of the West Hants Middle School Wrestling team in 2007-08, while wishing each and every team member every future success in both the sport and all school endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3987

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are summoned in times of need, regardless of the time of day or night; and

Whereas the Uniacke and District Volunteer Fire Department, or as some like to say, The Mount Uniacke Fire Department, began servicing their local area in 1948 and this year is celebrating their 60th anniversary while answering a number of alarms annually, including the responsibility of 82 civil addresses situated in the Municipality of West Hants; and

Whereas a community without the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community at great risk because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House commend Chief Doug Carver, the executive and firefighters of the Uniacke and District Volunteer Fire Department for their excellent responses in time of need while wishing them every continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3988

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Nadine Armstrong is a valuable photojournalist who works for the weekly newspaper in Windsor-West Hants, The Hants Journal; and

Whereas Nadine recently captured a prestigious award, winning the Best Feature Photo Category at the Canadian Community Newspapers Association Awards Banquet held May 9, in Toronto; and

Whereas whether it be at the hockey rink, a serious fire, a local council meeting or even a good political story, Nadine can always be counted on for a concise and accurate portrayal of events;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this Legislature congratulate Hants Journal reporter/photographer Nadine Armstrong for winning the Best Feature Photo Category at the 2008 Canadian Community Newspapers Association Awards Banquet.

RESOLUTION NO. 3989

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas two students, Alysha Legge-Wood and Chris Harlow, from Hants West, won the right to participate in the Canada-Wide Regional Science Fair held at the University of Ottawa in mid May, after being two of almost 200 students to take part in the Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair; and

Whereas Alysha Legge-Wood, a Grade 7 student at Hantsport School, earned her right to travel to Ottawa by entering a project which resulted in a recyclable solar panel made from tin cans; and

Whereas Chris Harlow advanced to Ottawa with his winning entry, a study on the Chaos Theory;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly recognize the unique talents of Alysha Legge-Wood and Chris Harlow in being able to advance to the Canada-Wide Regional Science Fair held in Ottawa, May 10 to 18.

RESOLUTION NO. 3990

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the West Hants Cultural Enhancement Program teaches youth from every background the importance of acceptance and diversity; and

Whereas in celebrating African Heritage Month, Cultural Enhancement Programmer Vincent Upshaw, after being asked by the Windsor African Education Committee to do something special, coordinated a play entitled We Have a Dream; and

Whereas Upshaw is an ardent believer in the importance of building a unified base for a strong community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this historic Nova Scotia Legislature compliment play writer, Vince, his co-writers, Carole Peterson, Dana Gray and Melissa States, along with play director, Jennifer DesLauriers, and actors, Isiah Durdle, Chelsea Dunbar, Shai-Ann States, Clayton Soper, Rachel MacDonald, Sivanah Burgess, Marquis States, Alysha Waddell, Nitiesha States, Malachi Sampson, Dashonn States, Colton McCarthy, Nicole Patterson, Ashaunti States, Trinity States, Jonah and Lydia Houck, Kassidy Coburn, and Aleisha Burgess for their dynamic effort and performance in We Have a Dream.

RESOLUTION NO. 3991

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas 4-H in Nova Scotia has been ongoing for the past eighty-six years; and

Whereas Hants County 4-H Royalty Night was held earlier this winter with Aiden Wallebeck, Jessica Swinamer, Wyatt Oulton, Simon Greenough, Justin Clark, Kevin Brown, Chantel O'Brien, and Amanda Morris all being recognized for their ongoing 4-H leadership abilities; and

Whereas there are a number of different 4-H Clubs in Hants County, each offering young people a wide diversity of opportunities - everything from having fun with friends to learning more about animals, to building Web sites;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the significant accomplishments demonstrated by 4-H leaders and the 2008 award-winning club members in Hants County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3992

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By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas RCMP Staff Sergeant Tom Grant retired from the force on April 30th, his last six years spent in command of the Windsor Town and rural detachments; and

Whereas Staff Sergeant Grant is an exceptionally approachable person, always willing to discuss an issue; and

Whereas through his more than three decades with Canada's national police force and time spent in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and stops in Nova Scotia, Sergeant Grant has decided to make Windsor-West Hants his family's retirement home;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this Nova Scotia House of Assembly compliment RCMP Staff Sergeant Tom Grant for his thirty-four years of law enforcement, and wish him all the best in his retirement.

RESOLUTION NO. 3993

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas it was back in April 2006 when a group of six young students in Windsor-West Hants decided they wanted more out of music than what was offered in school, and undertook to form a jazz band of their own; and

Whereas their band became known as Easily Distracted, but they certainly didn't distract anyone from attention this past weekend at MusicFest Canada 2008 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa; and

Whereas Easily Distracted captured gold in the Instrumental Jazz Division of MusicFest with Belmont, Hants County, resident, Kevin Barnes, receiving honourable mention for his trumpet musical abilities during the band's winning performance;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this Legislature applaud the outstanding performance of Windsor-West Hants jazz band, Easily Distracted, for their gold medal winning performance at MusicFest 2008 in Ottawa.

RESOLUTION NO. 3994

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By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas students attending Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary School in Summerville are participating this Spring in what the health centre program coordinator, Kathy Aldous, defines as "the perfect health promotion project"; and

Whereas the 130 students, for a fifth consecutive year, are planting everything from lettuce transplants to watermelon and potatoes and cucumbers, while using a composter built by the students to manufacture fertilizer for their garden; and

Whereas each Fall the fresh vegetables are used by the school's lunch program;

Therefore be it resolved that all MLAs in this Legislature applaud the teaching staff and students of Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary for their keen sense of health promotion.

RESOLUTION NO. 3995

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services is supported through volunteers like H. Christopher Conrad; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, H. Christopher Conrad is able to obtain the training necessary to successfully answer emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like H. Christopher Conrad, our communities can feel assured that they are in good hands;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of H. Christopher Conrad and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3996

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services is supported through volunteers like Neil Cross; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, Neil Cross is able to obtain the training necessary to successfully answer emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Neil Cross, our communities can feel assured that they are in good hands;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Neil Cross and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3997

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services is supported through volunteers like Calvin Cull; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, Calvin Cull is able to obtain the training necessary to successfully answer emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Calvin Cull, our communities can feel assured that they are in good hands;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Calvin Cull and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3998

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services is supported through volunteers like Leslie Dobie; and

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Whereas through skilled individuals, Leslie Dobie is able to obtain the training necessary to successfully answer emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Leslie Dobie, our communities can feel assured that they are in good hands;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Leslie Dobie and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3999

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services is supported through volunteers like Derek Forbes; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, Derek Forbes is able to obtain the training necessary to successfully answer emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Derek Forbes, our communities can feel assured that they are in good hands;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Derek Forbes and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4000

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Mark Galloway is a dedicated volunteer of the Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; and

Whereas through training, Mark Galloway is able to respond quickly and skilfully to emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Mark Galloway, we can feel the strength in our community;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Mark Galloway and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4001

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Murray Giles is a dedicated volunteer of the Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; and

Whereas through training, Murray Giles is able to respond quickly and skilfully to emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Murray Giles, we can feel the strength in our community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Murray Giles and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4002

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Todd Gilmore is a dedicated volunteer of the Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; and

Whereas through training, Todd Gilmore is able to respond quickly and skilfully to emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Todd Gilmore, we can feel the strength in our community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Todd Gilmore and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4003

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Edwin Hardy is a dedicated volunteer of the Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; and

Whereas through training, Edwin Hardy is able to respond quickly and skilfully to emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Edwin Hardy, we can feel the strength in our community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Edwin Hardy and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4004

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Jason Hart is a dedicated volunteer of the Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; and

Whereas through training, Jason Hart is able to respond quickly and skilfully to emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Jason Hart, we can feel the strength in our community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Jason Hart and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4005

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers like Paul Head from Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services are a tremendous asset to our rural communities; and

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Whereas through professional training, Paul Head has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and properties during times of fires and emergency; and

Whereas with the efforts and sacrifice of volunteers like Paul Head we can build strength in our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Paul Head and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4006

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers like Jeff LeClair from Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services are a tremendous asset to our rural communities; and

Whereas through professional training, Jeff LeClair has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and properties during times of fires and emergency; and

Whereas with the efforts and sacrifice of volunteers like Jeff LeClair we can build strength in our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Jeff LeClair and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4007

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers like Tracy London from Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services are a tremendous asset to our rural communities; and

Whereas through professional training, Tracy London has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and properties during times of fires and emergency; and

Whereas with the efforts and sacrifice of volunteers like Tracy London we can build strength in our communities;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Tracy London and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4008

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers like Malcolm Kennett from Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services are a tremendous asset to our rural communities; and

Whereas through professional training, Malcolm Kennett has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and properties during times of fires and emergency; and

Whereas with the efforts and sacrifice of volunteers like Malcolm Kennett we can build strength in our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Malcolm Kennett and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4009

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers like Andy MacKay from Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services are a tremendous asset to our rural communities; and

Whereas through professional training, Andy MacKay has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and properties during times of fires and emergency; and

Whereas with the efforts and sacrifice of volunteers like Andy MacKay we can build strength in our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Andy MacKay and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4010

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services depend on people like Blair Manning; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, volunteers like Blair Manning obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Blair Manning and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4011

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services depend on people like Mathieu Richard; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, volunteers like Mathieu Richard obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Mathieu Richard and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4012

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services depend on people like Emanuel Samms; and

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Whereas through skilled individuals, volunteers like Emanuel Samms obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Emanuel Samms and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4013

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services depend on people like David Sibley; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, volunteers like David Sibley obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of David Sibley and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4014

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services depend on people like Zach Smith; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, volunteers like Zach Smith obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Zach Smith and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4015

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By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services depend on people like Duane Wong; and

Whereas through skilled individuals volunteers like Duane Wong, obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Duane Wong and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4016

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services depend on people like Aldo Villani; and

Whereas through skilled individuals volunteers like Aldo Villani, obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Aldo Villani and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4017

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Donna Cameron is a dedicated volunteer of the Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; and

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Whereas through training, Donna Cameron is able to respond quickly and skilfully to emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Donna Cameron, we can feel the strength in our community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Donna Cameron and wish her continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4018

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers like Adam Cameron from Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services are a tremendous asset to our rural communities; and

Whereas through professional training, Adam Cameron has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and properties during times of fires and emergency; and

Whereas with the efforts and sacrifice of volunteers like Adam Cameron, we can build strength in our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Adam Cameron and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4019

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Anthony Boudreau is a volunteer with the Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; and

Whereas Anthony Boudreau gives up his family and personal time to train so that he is equipped and ready to answer the call of duty; and

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Whereas without volunteers like Anthony Boudreau, our communities would be at a loss;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Anthony Boudreau and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4020

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services depend on people like Glenn Bonnell; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, volunteers like Glenn Bonnell obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Glenn Bonnell and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4021

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Eastern Shore relies on volunteers like Craig Beckett from the Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services; and

Whereas through the dedication and volunteer efforts of people like Craig Beckett our communities can feel safe; and

Whereas volunteers give of themselves to undergo the training that is required to successfully answer emergency calls;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of volunteers like Craig Beckett and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4022

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By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lawrencetown Beach Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services is supported through volunteers like Jeff Aitkenhead; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, Jeff Aitkenhead is able to obtain the training necessary to successfully answer emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Jeff Aitkenhead, our communities can feel assured that they are in good hands;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Jeff Aitkenhead and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4023

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ostrea Lake Fire Department is supported through volunteers like Kyle Baker; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, Kyle Baker is able to obtain the training necessary to successfully answer emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Kyle Baker, our communities can feel assured that they are in good hands;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Kyle Baker and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4024

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Steve Sweeney is a dedicated volunteer of the Ostrea Lake Fire Department; and

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Whereas through training, Steve Sweeney is able to respond quickly and skilfully to emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Steve Sweeney, we can feel the strength in our community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Steve Sweeney and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4025

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers like Tim Bowser from Ostrea Lake Fire Department are a tremendous asset to our rural communities; and

Whereas through professional training, Tim Bowser has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and properties during times of fires and emergencies; and

Whereas with the efforts and sacrifice of volunteers like Tim Bowser, we can build strength in our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Tim Bowser and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4026

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Aaron Skanes is a volunteer of the Ostrea Lake Fire Department; and

Whereas Aaron Skanes gives up his family and personal time to train so that he is equipped and ready to answer the call of duty; and

Whereas without volunteers like Aaron Skanes, our communities would be at a loss;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Aaron Skanes and wish him continued success.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4027

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Ostrea Lake Fire Department depend on people like Mike Kuentzel; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, volunteers like Mike Kuentzel obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Mike Kuentzel and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4028

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Eastern Shore relies on volunteers like Laurie Waye from the Ostrea Lake Fire Department; and

Whereas through the dedication and volunteer efforts of people like Laurie Waye, our communities can feel safe; and

Whereas volunteers give of themselves to undergo the training that is required to successfully answer emergency calls;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of volunteers like Laurie Waye and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4029

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Martin Roberts is a dedicated volunteer of the Ostrea Lake Fire Department; and

Whereas through training, Martin Roberts is able to respond quickly and skilfully to emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Martin Roberts, we can feel the strength in our community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Martin Roberts and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4030

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers like Malcolm Drinnan from Ostrea Lake Fire Department are a tremendous asset to our rural communities; and

Whereas through professional training, Malcolm Drinnan has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and properties during times of fires and emergency; and

Whereas with the efforts and sacrifice of volunteers like Malcolm Drinnan, we can build strength in our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Malcolm Drinnan and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4031

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas James Dickens is a volunteer with the Ostrea Lake Fire Department; and

Whereas James Dickens gives up his family and personal time to train so that he is equipped and ready to answer the call of duty; and

Whereas without volunteers like James Dickens, our communities would be at a loss;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of James Dickens and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4032

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas rural fire departments like Ostrea Lake Fire Department depend on people like Howie Smith; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, volunteers like Howie Smith obtain the training needed to be able to serve his community; and

Whereas our volunteers give of themselves selflessly;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Howie Smith and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4033

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Eastern Shore relies on volunteers like Brad Marks from the Ostrea Lake Fire Department; and

Whereas through the dedication and volunteer efforts of people like Brad Marks, our communities can feel safe; and

Whereas volunteers give of themselves to undergo the training that is required to successfully answer emergency calls;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of volunteers like Brad Marks and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4034

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ostrea Lake Fire Department is supported through volunteers like Ian Lobban; and

Whereas through skilled individuals, Ian Lobban is able to obtain the training necessary to successfully answer emergency calls; and

Whereas with volunteers like Ian Lobban, our communities can feel assured that they are in good hands;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of Ian Lobban and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4035

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pearl Akers of Ostrea Lake is responsible for the first annual Children's Christmas Wish Tree along the Eastern Shore; and

Whereas Pearl, now retired for eight years, has worked with the Eastern Shore Volunteer Food Bank over the past few years to gather the genders and ages of 40 children in need of gifts so they could have a special Christmas morning; and

Whereas Pearl is an effective organizer as she creates individual tags to hang on trees which she had set up at Sobeys in Jeddore and the Musquodoboit Royal Bank branch in Musquodoboit Harbour, before asking people in the community to take the tags and buy a gift for that child which she then wrapped and brought back to the food bank so that the gifts could be distributed to the children;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the effort and generous contributions of Pearl Akers and wish her continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4036

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Nova Scotia lobster industry is valued at more than a quarter billion dollars annually; and

Whereas on April 19th, Eastern Shore lobster fishermen set their traps to begin their 2008 season, which will last until June 20th; and

Whereas the Eastern Shore lobster fishery set and fish in what is zoned as Area 32;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the efforts of the Eastern Shore lobster fishery and wish them every success this lobster season.

RESOLUTION NO. 4037

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Adventure Development and Personal Transformation is a program designed for youths between ages 15 and 30; and

Whereas many of the youths struggle with barriers to sustaining long-term employment, so through support and training, they are given the confidence and skills needed to enter the workforce; and

Whereas due to the dedication of Sara MacInnis, Katherine Smith, Robert Stobert and supportive individuals within Service Canada, they have made this program a success;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the efforts of the organizers of ADAPT and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4038

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Emily Riddle, age 15, attends Gaetz Brook Junior High School and plays defence for the Eastern Shore Mariners Hockey Team; and

Whereas Emily was the winner of the Kevin Murphy Hockey Award, which recognizes a commitment to hockey, education and community; and

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Whereas the former ringette player is a strong student, paddles competitively, captains her basketball team and is also a referee and linesman for youth sports, she turned down playing on the girls bantam team and chose to be the only girl on the Mariners;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the efforts of Emily Riddle and wish her continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4039

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Crunch goaltender Justin Mitchell was named the tournament's MVP, with a 2.73 goals against average, as his club finished the preliminary round at 3-1 before losing to the Shediac Predators 4-0 in the championship game; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4040

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Joel Doyle played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4041

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Scott Connors played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4042

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Colin Campbell played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4043

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Nick Siteman played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of th team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4044

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Evan Densmore played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4045

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Nick Turner played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4046

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Alex Kienapple played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4047

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Craig Armstrong played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4048

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Craig McDonald played with the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4049

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Mitchell Power played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches Nathan Ross and Randy Frame and trainer Billy Marr made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4050

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Jeremy Simmons played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4051

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Kyle Finlay played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4052

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Chris Barnes played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4053

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Kyle Miller played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4054

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Neil Hawco played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4055

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Kyle Hallett played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4056

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Shawn Clarke played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4057

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Joey Brandon played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4058

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Robie Mercer played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4059

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Cory Ross played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4060

By: Hon. William Dooks (Tourism, Culture and Heritage)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Musquodoboit Harbour Junior C Crunch advanced to the Maritime Hockey North Championship in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, after winning their first Nova Scotia title; and

Whereas Trent Mackeil played during the Harbour Crunch 2008 season, contributing to the morale and success of the team; and

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Whereas tremendous efforts by head coach Richard Patterson and his assistant coaches, Nathan Ross and Randy Frame, and trainer Billy Marr, made the 2007-08 season a memorable one;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations to the Musquodoboit Harbour Crunch for winning the 2007-08 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey Championship, advancing to within one win of the Maritime North Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4061

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 27, 2008, I had the pleasure of attending the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, Student Awards Banquet at which Caitlin MacNeil of Bel Ayr Elementary was named a winner of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest; and

Whereas Halifax Regional Municipality and RRFB Nova Scotia worked together to host this event and celebrate the role Nova Scotians play in making the province a world leader in waste management; and

Whereas these young people created materials to promote participation in recycling and composting programs in order to qualify for the contest;

Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly congratulate the winners of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest on their outstanding achievements in the waste reduction movement.

RESOLUTION NO. 4062

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 27, 2008, I had the pleasure of attending the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, Student Awards Banquet at which Samantha D'Astou, Kara White, Gabrielle McLaughlin and Olivia McKee-Muir of École Carrefour were all named winners of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest; and

Whereas Halifax Regional Municipality and RRFB Nova Scotia worked together to host this event and celebrate the role Nova Scotians play in making the province a world leader in waste management; and

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Whereas these young people created materials to promote participation in recycling and composting programs in order to qualify for the contest;

Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly congratulate the winners of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest on their outstanding achievements in the waste reduction movement.

RESOLUTION NO. 4063

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 27, 2008, I had the pleasure of attending the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, Student Awards Banquet at which Nadine Vautour, Melissa Landry, Katia Perez and Christian Allaire of École Carrefour were all named winners of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest; and

Whereas Halifax Regional Municipality and RRFB Nova Scotia worked together to host this event and celebrate the role Nova Scotians play in making the province a world leader in waste management; and

Whereas these young people created materials to promote participation in recycling and composting programs in order to qualify for the contest;

Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly congratulate the winners of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest on their outstanding achievements in the waste reduction movement.

RESOLUTION NO. 4064

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 27, 2008, I had the pleasure of attending the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, Student Awards Banquet at which Caitlin MacNeil of Bel Ayr Elementary, Samantha D'Astou, Kara White, Gabrielle McLaughlin and Olivia McKee-Muir, Grade 7-9 of École Carrefour and Nadine Vautour, Melissa Landry, Katia Perez and Christian Allaire of Grade 10-12, École Carrefour were all named winners of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest; and

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Whereas Halifax Regional Municipality and RRFB Nova Scotia worked together to host this event and celebrate the role Nova Scotians play in making the province a world leader in waste management; and

Whereas these young people created materials to promote participation in recycling and composting programs in order to qualify for the contest;

Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly congratulate the winners of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest on their outstanding achievements in the waste reduction movement.

RESOLUTION NO. 4065

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 17, 2007, at Province House, the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women had the opportunity to welcome Liz Chisholm in her new position as the elected chair; and

Whereas Ms. Chisholm is a municipal councillor the Town of Antigonish and has been a member of the Advisory Council for six years; and

Whereas as chair, Ms. Chisholm will focus on women's participation in government decision-making and politics as well as ways to reduce women's vulnerability to poverty;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend its congratulations to Ms. Chisholm, the newly elected chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

RESOLUTION NO. 4066

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on March 18, 2007, at the Chester Playhouse, Martin Rudy Haase was honoured in a 51 minute biography recognizing his life's work in wilderness preservation and environmental protection; and

Whereas 54 years ago, Rudy Haase started the Friends of Nature Conservation Society; and

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Whereas Rudy Haase is in his mid-80s and still supporting and passionately protecting the environment;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend their congratulations to Martin Rudy Haase for his exceptional representation of the talent this province has to offer, as well as being an influential force in supporting environmentalism within the community.

RESOLUTION NO. 4067

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas I had the opportunity to attend the official opening of HIV/AIDS Awareness Week on November 26, 2007, on Citadel Hill where 8000 flags were placed in honour of the 8000 people who are infected with the disease every day; and

Whereas a planning committee, volunteers and more than 20 HRM high schools and junior high schools participated; and

Whereas this display formed the image of a red ribbon to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS;

Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly congratulate everyone involved, who braved the cold, on their outstanding achievements in the HIV/AIDS Awareness Week display.

RESOLUTION NO. 4068

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 18, 2007, I had the pleasure of attending the 20th Anniversary of Phoenix Youth Programs at which donors, sponsors, volunteers, clients, staff, supporters and community partners all came together for a celebration; and

Whereas Phoenix Youth Programs has grown into an organization which serves a client base of 350 youth, including 39 youth in residence; and

Whereas it has been their goal to consistently support at-risk and homeless youth within our extended community with the intent to break the cycle of homelessness;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House commend Phoenix Youth Programs for their long-term dedication to such an important cause.

RESOLUTION NO. 4069

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lieutenant Commander Pat Jessup, the Community Relations Officer for Canadian Forces Base Halifax, has been awarded the Order of Military Merit; and

Whereas this award is a very high honour, created in 1972 to recognize meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Forces; and

Whereas Lieutenant Commander Pat Jessup was nominated by her military superiors for going above and beyond the job description;

Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly extend its congratulations to Lieutenant Commander Pat Jessup for being awarded the Order of Military Merit.

RESOLUTION NO. 4070

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 20, 2007, I had the pleasure of attending the 2007 launch of The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award; and

Whereas Masterworks Award recipients are those who have public and professional peer recognition of achievement in Nova Scotia and/or on a national or international level; and

Whereas these awards focus on the fields of writing and publishing, visual and performing arts, media and recording arts and design arts;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation for their support and celebration of our province's artists.

RESOLUTION NO. 4071

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on November 24, 2007, I had the pleasure of attending a wine tasting event hosted by the Michael Wallace Community Playground Project; and

Whereas this project supports and promotes building healthy, active children; and

Whereas all proceeds from this event went to the Community Playground Project:

Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly thank the Michael Wallace Community Playground Project for hosting this event and congratulate them for their success in helping children.

RESOLUTION NO. 4072

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate CIBC for being presented with a Healthy Business Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4073

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

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Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Gerald Walsh Associated Inc. for being presented with a Healthy Business Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4074

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Office Interiors for being presented with a Healthy Business Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4075

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Formation Construction Engineering, Halifax for being presented with a Health Leader Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4076

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Capital Health for being presented with a Health Innovator Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4077

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia for being presented with a Health Innovator Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4078

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia for being presented with a Health Innovator Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4079

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Rideau for being presented with a Health Innovator Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4080

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 31, 2007, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 1st Annual Healthy Business Awards; and

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Whereas these awards recognize leadership and commitment to workplace health in the Halifax business community; and

Whereas the awards given out were part of presentations during Healthy Workplace Week and will inspire other businesses;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia for being presented with a Health Innovator Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4081

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on November 25, 2007, I had the opportunity to attend an Interfaith Service hosted by the Face of Poverty Consultation; and

Whereas this mass marked the 18th Anniversary of the all-Party resolution in the House of Commons to "seek to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000"; and

Whereas the Face of Poverty Consultation continually works to eliminate poverty;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize and extend appreciation to all those who made the evening possible, and to those who encourage activities to eliminate poverty.

RESOLUTION NO. 4082

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on November 14, 2007, I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Diabetes Association's Annual MLA Reception and Dinner; and

Whereas this event was held on, and in support of, World Diabetes Day, which is focusing on diabetes in children and adolescents this year; and

Whereas activities such as the MLA Dinner aims to increase awareness of the rising prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes;

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Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly congratulate the Canadian Diabetes Association on their outstanding achievements in raising awareness about diabetes.

RESOLUTION NO. 4083

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on March 31, 2007, I had the pleasure of attending the Black Women Who Made a Difference in Nova Scotia book launch; and

Whereas this event brought community members together for a "meet and greet" dinner at the East Preston Recreation Centre; and

Whereas guest speaker, teacher Marlene Ruck-Simmonds, shared her knowledge and experiences;

Therefore be it resolved that this Legislative Assembly congratulate all those involved in the book's publication, as well as those who organized and attended the event.

RESOLUTION NO. 4084

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Jeremy McAvoy, a Grade 9 student at Eric Graves Memorial Junior High School, received the Top Male Athlete Award; and

Whereas Jeremy McAvoy also received additional awards for basketball and badminton; and

Whereas Jeremy McAvoy represented Eric Graves Memorial Junior High School at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation sports dinner in May, 2007;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Jeremy McAvoy on receiving this year's Male Athlete of the Year Award and wish him much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 4085

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on October 4, 2007, I had the pleasure to attend the open house of Access to Community Education and Employment at the Akerley Campus; and

Whereas ACEE is a transition program which prepares young adults with disabilities for employment or post-secondary education by offering skill-building workshops and work experience; and

Whereas ACEE works with their delivery partner, Affirmative Industries, which provides hands-on work experience at one of their two businesses, the Neighbourhood Dollar Plus Store and Petstuff on the Go;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly wish Access to Community Education and Employment all the best in their new location.

RESOLUTION NO. 4086

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Justice)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Dr. Ronald Stewart, Director of Dalhousie University's Medical Humanities Program, a former resident of Sydney Mines and MLA for Cape Breton North and former Health Minister for the Province of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the American College of Emergency Physicians, on their 40th Anniversary, named Dr. Stewart Hero of Emergency Medicine, an award given to physicians who have made significant contributions to emergency medicine and have dedicated their careers to their patients, their community and their specialty; and

Whereas Dr. Stewart is the only non-U.S. resident to receive the award;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in congratulating Dr. Ronald Stewart on his award as a true pioneer of emergency medicine and paramedic systems in North America.

RESOLUTION NO. 4087

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas volunteering comes in many different shapes and forms; and

Whereas people who volunteer of their time and energy do it with a happy heart; and

Whereas Wayne Wiley, who as a child suffered a severe brain injury and other major complications, plays an active role with the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia with raising $2,008 for their bowl-a-thon, plus he is deeply involved with his church, the Ark workshop and the VON Breakaway Program;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud Mr. Wayne Wiley for his unselfish time and energy to many organizations and wish him continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 4088

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Kippers is a sport that commands physical strength and endurance; and

Whereas Nova Scotian gymnasts had the opportunity to show off their stuff to the country on April 10th and 11th at the Eastern Canadian Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Quebec; and

Whereas Hannah Kelley and Ashley Dominey brought home a team bronze medal in trampoline and a team silver in double mini;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Hannah Kelley and Ashley Dominey on their outstanding performances at the championship competition in Quebec and wish them well in their future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 4089

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas figure skating is an international sport; and

Whereas it is a sport of discipline, endurance and strength; and

Whereas Chloe Conklin of Bridgewater won first place in pre-juvenile women's free program and third in the women's short program at the Skate Dartmouth competition;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Chloe Conklin of Bridgewater for her commitment to excel in the sport of figure skating and wish her well in her future competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 4090

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month; and

Whereas Cystic Fibrosis is a fatal inherited disease, affecting mainly the lungs and digestive system for which there is no known cure, but plenty of hope that a cure will be found; and

Whereas Cheryl Corcoran of Bridgewater, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, and her husband Keith recently raised more than $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides walk which took place in Dartmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send many, many thanks to Cheryl and Keith Corcoran for their fierce determination to do whatever they can for Cystic Fibrosis so that a cure will be found.

RESOLUTION NO. 4091

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas writing a novel for some is a life-long dream; and

Whereas Joanne Jefferson from West LaHave, Lunenburg County just made her dream come true; and

Whereas the publishing of her first novel, titled Lightning and Blackberries, was the fulfilment of a dream she had since age 3;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize author Joanne Jefferson and wish her success with the launch of her first novel.

RESOLUTION NO. 4092

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By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers are the cornerstone of Nova Scotia's towns and communities because of their selfless dedication and hard work; and

Whereas Al Sullivan of Pleasantville, Lunenburg County has a long history with the Pleasantville Fire Department, the Baptist Church, the Relay for Life, and Bowl for Kids, just to name a few; and

Whereas Mr. Sullivan received the Municipality of Lunenburg's Provincial Volunteer of the Year Award;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Al Sullivan of Bridgewater for receiving the 2008 Provincial Volunteer Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4093

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas John Walsh, of Bridgewater, has been awarded the Caring Canadian Award; and

Whereas over the years, Mr. Walsh has volunteered in Truro, Yarmouth and Bridgewater; and

Whereas Mr. Walsh served as a cub and scout leader, served on the local YMCA Board, the Board of the South Shore Regional Hospital, is a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion and worked diligently on the construction and maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Park;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate John Walsh of Bridgewater on receiving the Caring Canadian Award and thank him for his many years of volunteer work.

RESOLUTION NO. 4094

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas for over 30 years, Evelyn Walsh, of Bridgewater has devoted her time to her community and her church; and

Whereas Mrs. Walsh has canvassed on behalf of the March of Dimes, the Bridgewater Catholic League, the Arthritis Society and several other charitable organizations; and

Whereas Evelyn Walsh has been awarded the Caring Canadian Award;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Evelyn Walsh of Bridgewater on receiving the Caring Canadian Award and thank her for her many years of volunteer work.

RESOLUTION NO. 4095

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas a volunteer award is awarded to an individual who demonstrates commitment, is passionate in what he believes in, is dedicated and is an inspiration to others; and

Whereas Robert Aulenback has been a volunteer for 65 years with the Salvation Army, raising money for his community, manning a kettle for eight hours a day, six days a week, visiting senior homes and helping out when services are needed; and

Whereas Robert Aulenback is deserving of being honoured during the Volunteer Appreciation Week;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Robert Aulenback for his continued volunteer services within the Salvation Army.

RESOLUTION NO. 4096

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the sport of basketball is a team effort built on dedication, determination and skill; and

Whereas this team represented their school with pride; and

Whereas the Bridgewater High School boys basketball team won the Division 2 Nova Scotia Athletic Association boys basketball championship title in Cape Breton;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Alex Baker of the Bridgewater High School basketball team on winning the title.

RESOLUTION NO. 4097

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Park View Education Centre students, Stuart Jobb, Jessica Eisenhauer, Matt Davidson and Allison Wentzell won the Provincial Banner at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Provincial Curling Championships; and

Whereas this team played hard and came from behind to take the title; and

Whereas they represented their school with pride;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate team member Stuart Jobb on his competitiveness and team spirit in bringing home the Provincial Curling Championship Banner.

RESOLUTION NO. 4098

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas gymnastics is a sport of physical strength and commitment; and

Whereas Nova Scotia gymnasts travelled to Cape Breton in early April to compete at the Provincial Gymnastics Championships; and

Whereas Darla Nauss of Bridgewater captured first on bars, fourth on beam and floor, fifth on vault, giving her the silver medal overall in her Argo 1 category;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Darla Nauss on her awesome performances and wish her well in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 4099

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas gymnastics is a sport of physical strength and commitment; and

Whereas Nova Scotia gymnasts travelled to Cape Breton in early April to compete at the Provincial Gymnastics Championships; and

Whereas Meghan Semple of Bridgewater captured third on bars, fifth on beam, and fourth place overall in her Tyro 1 category;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Meghan Semple on her great performances and wish her well in future competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 4100

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas gymnastics is a sport of physical strength and commitment; and

Whereas Nova Scotia gymnasts travelled to Cape Breton in early April to compete at the Provincial Gymnastics Championships; and

Whereas Jade Atkinson of Bridgewater captured fifth on bars in her Tyro 1 category;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Jade Atkinson of Bridgewater on her great performance and wish her well in future competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 4101

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas gymnastics is a sport of physical strength and commitment; and

Whereas Nova Scotia gymnasts travelled to Cape Breton in early April to compete at the Provincial Gymnastics Championships; and

Whereas Tatianna Stabenow won the Provincial Championship in the Novice 1 category;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Tatianna Stabenow on her gold medal performance and wish her well in future competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 4102

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas gymnastics is a sport of physical strength and commitment; and

Whereas Nova Scotia gymnasts travelled to Cape Breton in early April to compete at the Provincial Gymnastics Championships; and

Whereas Courtney Lohnes of Lower Branch, Lunenburg County captured first on beam and sixth on bars;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Courtney Lohnes of Lower Branch on her great performances and wish her well in future competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 4103

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas gymnastics is a sport of physical strength and commitment; and

Whereas Nova Scotia gymnasts travelled to Cape Breton in early April to compete at the Provincial Gymnastics Championships; and

Whereas Malory Jefferson of Hebbville, Lunenburg County captured first on vault, second on bars, sixth on beam, fourth on floor, giving her a bronze medal for overall in her category;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Malory Jefferson of Hebbville, Lunenburg County on her bronze medal performances and wish her well in future competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 4104

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas gymnastics is a sport of physical strength and commitment; and

Whereas Nova Scotia gymnasts travelled to Cape Breton in early April to compete at the Provincial Gymnastics Championships; and

Whereas Ashley Cleveland of Bridgewater flipped her way to the Provincial Championship for C13 and up tumbling, Provincial B trampoline and B double mini trampoline;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Ashley Cleveland on her championship win and wish her well in future competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 4105

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas CPA Learning Centre students, on May 6th, journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of these 12 amazing young students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity to grow as contributing citizens.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4106

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Aaron MacPherson, along with his CPA Learning Centre classmates, on May 6th, journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Aaron MacPherson and his classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4107

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Agatha Kryschoweic, along with her CPA Learning Centre classmates, on May 6th, journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Agatha Kryschoweic and her classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4108

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Alex Carruthers, along with his CPA Learning Centre classmates, on May 6th , journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Alex Carruthers and his classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4109

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Alexa Whynachant, along with her CPA Learning Centre classmates, on May 6th, journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Alexa Whynachant and her classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4110

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Bradley Innes, along with his CPA Learning Centre classmates, on May 6th, journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Bradley Innes and his classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4111

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Brett King, along with his CPA Learning Centre classmates, on May 6th, journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Brett King and his classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4112

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Jane Gasior assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Jane Gasior for helping the CPA Learning Centre students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4113

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Janet Hattie assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Janet Hattie for helping the CPA Learning Centre students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4114

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By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Jeff Hunter assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Jeff Hunter for helping the CPA Learning Centre students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4115

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Johanna Spence, along with her CPA Learning Centre classmates, on May 6th, journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Johanna Spence and her classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4116

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By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Judy Murphy assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Judy Murphy for helping the CPA Learning Centre students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4117

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Justin Pearce along with his CPA Learning Centre classmates on May 6th journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Justin Pearce and his classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4118

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By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Kristin Williams, along with her CPA Learning Centre classmates on May 6th journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Kristin Williams and her classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4119

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Marilyn Mazerolle assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Marilyn Mazerolle for helping the CPA Learning Centre Students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4120

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By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Michael McCarthy assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Michael McCarthy for helping the CPA Learning Centre Students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4121

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Natalie Branscombe, along with her CPA Learning Centre classmates on May 6th journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Natalie Branscombe and her classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4122

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Phyllis Isnor assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Phyllis Isnor for helping the CPA Learning Centre students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4123

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Rob Casey assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Rob Casey for helping the CPA Learning Centre students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4124

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Stephanie Hibbitts assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Stephanie Hibbitts for helping the CPA Learning Centre students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4125

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Thomas Issacs, along with his CPA Learning Centre classmates on May 6th journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of Thomas Issacs and his classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4126

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas TJ Goodwin, along with his CPA Learning Centre classmates on May 6th journeyed to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support the efforts of TJ Goodwin and his classmates as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4127

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Charles P. Allen High School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve the academic and personal growth that provide independence and lifelong learning and responsible citizens in a safe, respectful school environment; and

Whereas Victoria Rizk assisted the CPA Learning Centre students on their May 6th trip to Ottawa, advocating greater awareness and support for their special circumstances; and

Whereas a fuller understanding of post-high-school needs for those challenged cognitively and physically is hoped to be achieved from their meetings with federal colleagues;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Victoria Rizk for helping the CPA Learning Centre students as they seek to increase awareness of their challenges in life and an opportunity as contributing citizens to grow.

RESOLUTION NO. 4128

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lawton's Drug Stores Limited have been a name synonymous with excellence in the retail pharmaceutical business in Atlantic Canada; and

Whereas Rob Sobey, president and CEO of Lawton's Drug Stores, oversees a $300 million a year business, while still finding time to volunteer his talents on eight boards, including past Chair of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Atlantic Business Magazine named Rob Sobey as one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Rob Sobey and Lawton's Drug Stores Limited for their inspiring climb to this pinnacle of recognition, and wish him continued success as president and CEO of Lawton's, and thank Rob for his years of volunteerism to the many worthwhile boards and charities he represents.

RESOLUTION NO. 4129

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Clearwater Seafoods Limited of Bedford, is a supplier of 50 per cent of the world's seafood and an anchor to the economic strength of the province; and

Whereas Colin MacDonald, CEO and president since 1976, has successfully navigated the volatile waters of this industry, bringing Clearwater from obscurity to its position as a world-class industry leader; and

Whereas Atlantic Business Magazine named Colin as one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Colin MacDonald and Clearwater Seafoods for their inspiring climb to this pinnacle of recognition, and wish him continued success in an industry that demands the best in leadership.

RESOLUTION NO. 4130

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Andre Levingston for volunteering at the barbeque and helping to raise the profile of these terrible diseases.

RESOLUTION NO. 4131

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Courtney Atkinson for volunteering at the barbeque and helping to raise the profile of these terrible diseases.

RESOLUTION NO. 4132

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Derrico Wigginton-Downey for volunteering at the barbeque and helping to raise the profile of these terrible diseases.

RESOLUTION NO. 4133

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Katie Wray for volunteering at the barbeque and helping to raise the profile of these terrible diseases.

RESOLUTION NO. 4134

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Lorrie Woodworth for her work on raising the profile of these terrible diseases and congratulate her on a successful fundraising event.

RESOLUTION NO. 4135

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Mike McGlone for volunteering at the barbeque and helping to raise the profile of these terrible diseases.

RESOLUTION NO. 4136

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Mike Wray for volunteering at the barbeque and helping to raise the profile of these terrible diseases.

RESOLUTION NO. 4137

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Minakshi Lal for volunteering at the barbeque and helping to raise the profile of these terrible diseases.

RESOLUTION NO. 4138

By: Hon. Leonard Goucher (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas more than 200,000 Canadians suffer with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis; and

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Whereas Bedford M & M Meat Shops held a charity barbeque on May 12, 2008, to raise money and awareness to fight these diseases; and

Whereas the combined efforts of the Bedford M & M Meat Shops and affiliate stores across the country raised over $2 million for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Nancy Peacock for volunteering at the barbeque and helping raise the profile of these terrible diseases.

RESOLUTION NO. 4139

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Mary-Lou Donnelly has served as President of the 10,500 member Nova Scotia Teachers Union since June 2004; and

Whereas during her two terms as the elected president, she has earned a reputation of tackling difficult issues with determination and conviction on behalf of her members; and

Whereas with 25 years teaching experience, Mary-Lou reflected the concerns of her members and their desire to improve public education in N.S.;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this Legislature congratulate Mary-Lou Donnelly on her successful four-year team as president of the NSTU and wish her continuing success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 4140

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas physical activity is so important for the growth and advancement of our students in Queens County, and recently teams from our county were successful in their pursuits; and

Whereas table tennis is a sport that allows many students to participate in a sport that is fast and requires quick reactions; and

Whereas recent competitions were held in the province and schools from Queens County were recognized for their competition;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize South Queens Junior High School in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for their second-place finish in the Junior Boys competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 4141

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas physical activity is so important for the growth and advancement of our students in Queens County, and recently teams from our county were successful in their pursuits; and

Whereas table tennis is a sport that allows many students to participate in a sport that is fast and requires quick reactions; and

Whereas recent competitions were held in the province and schools from Queens County were recognized for their competition;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize South Queens Junior High School in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for their second-place finish in the Junior Girls competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 4142

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas over the past four years, two people in Queens County have been working on a goal to construct a Field Research and Education Centre in Sandy Bay, East Port L'Hebert; and

Whereas this Spring, the centre will open with lectures and workshops that bind natural history and small, homestead-level farming together; and

Whereas this goal will be accomplished through research, workshops, seminars, instruction and a variety of presentations;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Dirk Van Loon, Executive Director and Publisher of Rural Delivery and other country living magazines and Anne Gray, the company's business manager, for providing to Queens County and Nova

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Scotia the Harrison Lewis Centre and Small Farm Institute located in Sandy Bay, East Port L'Hebert.

RESOLUTION NO. 4143

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Milton, Queens County, is so proud to have one of their own decorated by the United States Government as he is being appointed as an officer to the United States Legion of Merit and the Governor General of Canada has approved the recommendation that this decoration be received and worn; and

Whereas the United States government nominated Captain (Navy) Bill Truelove to receive this decoration in recognition of his outstanding service during his assignment as the Canadian Naval Attache to the United States in 2005-2006; and

Whereas Captain Truelove, currently Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces Defence Staff, will also be appointed as an officer to the Order of Military Merit as recommended by the Canadian Forces and approved by Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Captain Bill Truelove of Milton, Nova Scotia, for his recent decorations and wish him well when he assumes his new responsibilities as Special Assistant to the Chief of the Canadian Forces Defence Staff this summer.

RESOLUTION NO. 4144

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas two retired doctors, one a pediatrician and the other a plastic surgeon now living by Harmony Lake in Queens County, one originally from Caledonia and the other from New Brunswick, are setting up scholarships in their respective provinces; and

Whereas one of the scholarships is specifically for students attending North Queens Rural High School to assist young people from North Queens attending Acadia University and will be called the Elizabeth Douglas Ross Scholarship with an annual value of $5,000; and

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Whereas the other scholarship is being set up to be awarded at the University of New Brunswick and is aimed at students going into nursing in order to help young people going into this line of study with an annual value of $5,000;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Betty Ross and Jim Ross of Queens County, very active members of their community, for their very generous donation to enable the setting up of these scholarships, one in North Queens and one in New Brunswick.

RESOLUTION NO. 4145

By: Mr. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas minor hockey is such an important part of the growth of our youth and the Queens Minor Hockey Association works very hard to ensure that minor hockey plays a very large part in the development of youth in their community; and

Whereas throughout the hockey season many games and tournaments are played both in the players' communities and in many communities in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas at the end of each successful season the recognition of how well the game was played is recognized at the minor hockey awards celebrations;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the players and coaches on the Bantam A team in Queens for their wonderful accomplishments throughout the 2007-08 season: Jeffrey Hanlon, Most Sportsmanlike; Devin Holdright, winner of the Bryan Miller Memorial Award; Steven Meisner, Most Improved; and Riley Delong, Most Dedicated.

RESOLUTION NO. 4146

By: Mr. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas minor hockey is such an important part of the growth of our youth and the Queens Minor Hockey Association works very hard to ensure that minor hockey plays a very large part in the development of youth in their community; and

Whereas throughout the hockey season many games and tournaments are played both in the players' communities and in many communities in Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas at the end of each successful season the recognition of how well the game was played is recognized at the minor hockey awards celebrations;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the players and coaches on the Atom B team in Queens for their wonderful accomplishments throughout the 2007-08 season: Dennis Leblanc, Most Dedicated; Ryleigh Theriau, Most Sportsmanlike; Mandi Judge, Most Dedicated; and Tristan Robar, Most Improved.

RESOLUTION NO. 4147

By: Mr. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas minor hockey is such an important part of the growth of our youth and the Queens Minor Hockey Association works very hard to ensure that minor hockey plays a very large part in the development of youth in their community; and

Whereas throughout the hockey season many games and tournaments are played both in the players' communities and in many communities in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas at the end of each successful season the recognition of how well the game was played is recognized at the minor hockey awards celebrations;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the players and coaches on the Atom A team in Queens for their wonderful accomplishments throughout the 2007-08 season: Joel Deighton, Most Dedicated; Joel Orme, Most Sportsmanship; Seth Harding, Most Improved. Congratulations to all!

RESOLUTION NO. 4148

By: Mr. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers play such an important role in our communities and it is so important to recognize the contributions they make; and

Whereas the recipient of the Representative Volunteer Award for 2008 from Queens County is known throughout the county for his donations of woodworking products he has made to raise monies for an assortment of local organizations, his support for local people who he takes to their medical appointments and his visits and checks of a number of housebound residents in the community; and

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Whereas he is also very active in the annual Poppy Campaign, the monthly breakfasts and other fundraisers at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 38 in Liverpool;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Hubert Wareham of Harmony, Queens County, for all of his years as a volunteer in his community and thank him for all the time he has given to his community through his volunteer efforts.

RESOLUTION NO. 4149

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas school sport programs are celebrated in Nova Scotia every year by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation at the Celebration of School Sport; and

Whereas these volunteer teacher and community coaches, under the direction of the school principal, provide leadership in 19 different sports offered by the NSSAF; and

Whereas these volunteer teacher and community coaches are true examples of good sportsmanship - they demonstrate respect for others and they are our "best" teacher-coaches;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Jennifer Spencer-Weare for receiving the Coach Celebration of School Sport Award, 2007-08, for North Queens Rural High School.

RESOLUTION NO. 4150

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas school sport programs are celebrated in Nova Scotia every year by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation at the Celebration of School Sport; and

Whereas these student-athletes exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

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Whereas student-athletes are true examples of good sportsmanship - they demonstrate respect for others and they are our "best" students;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Joel Smith for receiving the Male Celebration of School Sport Award, 2007-08, for South Queens Rural High School.

RESOLUTION NO. 4151

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the 2008 Light Rocks Championship featured 30 teams from across the province and was held at CFB Halifax; and

Whereas the Liverpool Light Rocks Team Chandler entered the championship despite not having their original coach and overcame adversity as one of the players became ill and the team completed the tournament with only three players; and

Whereas the team was newly formed, had never curled in any type of competition and had only practiced together for two months;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Skip Jacob Chandler, Mate Andrew Corkum, Second Cody Benvie, Lead Luke Barnes and Coach Anthony Corkum for their provincial curling win of the 2008 Light Rocks Championship.

RESOLUTION NO. 4152

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas school sport programs are celebrated in Nova Scotia every year by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation at the Celebration of School Sport; and

Whereas these student-athletes exemplify the qualities NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

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Whereas these student-athletes are true examples of good sportsmanship - they demonstrate respect for others and they are our "best" students;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Sean McAllen for receiving the Male Celebration of School Sport Award, 2007-08, for Liverpool Regional High School.

RESOLUTION NO. 4153

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas school playground equipment is so important for the physical development of our young students; and

Whereas small communities within our province continue to work together to raise funds so that new school playground equipment can be provided at our schools;

Whereas 10,369 cans and two truck loads of bottles were collected from Charleston, Mill Village, East Port Medway, Port Medway and Danesville communities during a drive to raise funds for new equipment;

Therefore be it resolved that his House of Assembly recognize Richard Anthony for providing the dump truck used to collect the donations to go towards new playground equipment for Mill Village Consolidated School.

RESOLUTION NO. 4154

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas a major fundraising effort has been launched in Queens County with the help of an author, an actor and a group of volunteers; and

Whereas this fundraising effort will be used to buy books for Dr. John C. Wickwire Academy in Liverpool, Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas this fundraising effort marked the 95th birthday of award winning author Joyce Barkhouse and was honoured to have actor Richard Donat read and record Pity Pony so that students of the school will be able to sell the audio version of this book for their fundraiser;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Joyce Barkhouse, author of Pit Pony; Richard Donat, actor, who read Pit Pony to the students of Dr. John C. Wickwire and the volunteers who organized this wonderful fundraiser.

RESOLUTION NO. 4155

By: Mr. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas minor hockey is such an important part of the growth of our youth and the Queens Minor Hockey Association works very hard to ensure that minor hockey plays a very large part in the development of youth in their community; and

Whereas throughout the hockey season, many games and tournaments are played both in the players' communities and in many communities in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas at the end of each successful season, the recognition of how well the game was played is recognized at the minor hockey awards celebrations;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the players and coaches on the Peewee B team in Queens for their wonderful accomplishments throughout the 2007-2008 season: Jeremy Dalby, Most Improved; Stephen Karavos, Most Dedicated; and Catherine and Mary McLennan, winners of the Wade Delong/Chris Fralic Memorial Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4156

By: Mr. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas minor hockey is such an important part of the growth of our youth and the Queens Minor Hockey Association works very hard to ensure that minor hockey plays a very large part in the development of youth in their community; and

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Whereas throughout the hockey season many games and tournaments are played both in the players' communities and in many communities in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas at the end of each successful season the recognition of how well the game was played is recognized at the minor hockey awards celebrations;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the players and coaches on the Peewee A team in Queens for their wonderful accomplishments throughout the 2007-2008 season: Kristen Gordon, Most Dedicated; Gavin Raddall, Most Improved; Bradley Murray, Most Sportsmanlike; Jack Robart, Most Improved and Tyler Dauphinee, winner of the Walter Mosher Memorial Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 4157

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Education Week events were recently held in Queens County to make students more aware of not only their immediate community but also the world as a whole; and

Whereas students from North Queens Rural High School took it upon themselves to further extend their awareness of other parts of the world by creating a Peace Pole; and

Whereas a number of students in Grade 7 to Grade 9 created peace pole inscriptions, each in a different language, which were then attached to the peace pole at North Queens Rural High School for all to see;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the Grade 7 to Grade 9 students of North Queens Rural High School for becoming involved in a project during Education Week, to make them further aware of the world around them.

RESOLUTION 4158

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas North Queens Rural High School recently held a student assembly to celebrate the bringing home of a Provincial banner; and

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Whereas this brings to an end an era of school sports for three co-captains from North Queens Rural High School who have been competing in school sports since they were in Grade 3; and

Whereas North Queens Rural High School won the Division 4 Boys Basketball Championship and now are reigning Provincial Champions for 2007-08;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize North Queens Rural High School co-captains Jared Holdright, Jason Fancy and Gavin Merry, along with their Coach, Ryan Merry and their Manager, Tanya Merry.

RESOLUTION NO. 4159

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas school sport programs are celebrated in Nova Scotia every year by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation at the Celebration of School Sport; and

Whereas these volunteer teacher and community coaches, under the direction of the school principal, provide leadership in 19 different sports offered by the NSSAF; and

Whereas these volunteer teacher and community coaches are true examples of good sportsmanship, they demonstrate respect for others and they are our "best" teacher-coaches;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Mike Milosevich for receiving the Coach Celebration of School Sport Award, 2007-08, for Liverpool Regional High School.

RESOLUTION NO. 4160

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on Earth Day 2008 the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute carried out a very important project on Mary Lake in North Queens County; and

Whereas each year volunteers each pick a lake to record how many loons are using it to enable the institute to determine whether loons have families because of some environmental problems like acid rain and mercury pollution; and

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Whereas the institute was able to receive funding to build four nesting platforms for loons, of which one of the platforms was moved to Mary Lake and towed to its resting place;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the staff and volunteers of the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute for their Earth Day project on April 22, 2008, held at Mary Lake, Queens County, Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 4161

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas school sport programs are celebrated in Nova Scotia every year by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation at the Celebration of School Sport; and

Whereas these student athletes exemplify the qualities the NSAAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas student athletes are true examples of good sportsmanship, they demonstrate respect for others and they are our "best" students;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Maria Wamboldt for receiving the Female Celebration of School Sport Award, 2007-08, for North Queens Rural High School.

RESOLUTION NO. 4162

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas physical activity is so important for the growth and advancement of our students in Queens County, and recently teams from our county were successful in their pursuits; and

Whereas table tennis is a sport that allows many students to participate in a sport that is fast and requires quick reactions; and

Whereas recent competitions were held in the province and schools from Queens County were recognized for their competition;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Liverpool Regional High School in Liverpool, Nova Scotia for their second-place finish in the Senior Boys competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 4163

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Elva Dalby for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4164

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

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Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Edith Wentzell for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4165

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas hockey competitions have been held throughout our province over the winter and, following these competitions, closing ceremonies and award presentations were held; and

Whereas hockey is such an important part of our communities with so many youth of all ages involved throughout the winter; and

Whereas recognition of the accomplishments of these youth is so important in keeping these youth involved in their favourite recreational sport;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize award winners Nat Dagley - Unsung Hero, Aron Sawyer - Top Rookie, Nick Handspiker - Most Dedicated, and Allan Reid - Coach Choice winner, who are all members of the South Shore Wild Junior C Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 4166

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas school sport programs are celebrated in Nova Scotia every year by the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation at the Celebration of School Sport; and

Whereas these student athletes exemplify the qualities the NSAAF strives to develop through participation in school sport; and

Whereas student athletes are true examples of good sportsmanship, they demonstrate respect for others and they are our "best" students;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Staci Smith for receiving the Female Celebration of School Sport Award, 2007-08, for South Queens Rural High School.

RESOLUTION NO. 4167

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Catherine Martin for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4168

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Marilyn Monroe for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4169

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Lorraine Connolly for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4170

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Marcella Joudrey for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4171

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Lloyd Hunt for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4172

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Marion Backman for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4173

By: Ms Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Ed Backman for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4174

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Alean Freeman for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4175

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Margie Pulsifer for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4176

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Orville Pulsifer for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4177

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens Detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Merrill Stafford for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4178

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Elsie Stafford for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4179

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Muriel Robart for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4180

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Freda Freeman for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4181

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Margie Joudrey for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4182

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Freda Theakston for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4183

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Harry Tomblin for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4184

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Boardie Hunt for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4185

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Charlie Greer for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Greenfield, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4186

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Hazel Jollimore for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County, in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4187

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Jessie Richard for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4188

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Marguerite Eisnor for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4189

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Evelyn Aulenback for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4190

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Dauphne Ackermann for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4191

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Hendrik Ackermann for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4192

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Phyllis Nixon for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4193

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Florence Gardner for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4194

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Walter Mouzar for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4195

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Hazel Mouzar for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4196

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present these free programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks were self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Dawn Gallant for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4197

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Dorothy Jewers for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4198

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Nina Inness for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4199

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas these free programs are made up of six individual components and are held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Sheila Munroe for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4200

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Eleanor Connolly for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4201

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Betty Dean for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4202

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Shirley Gerhardt for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4203

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Myra Knox for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4204

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety programs to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is are made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Marion Whynacht for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4205

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By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Tish Fisher for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4206

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas safety awareness of our seniors is very important in our communities, and the Queens detachment of the RCMP took it upon themselves to present a free safety program to people 55 years of age and older; and

Whereas this free program is made up of six individual components and is held over six weeks in local fire departments in Queens County; and

Whereas the topics covered over the six weeks are self-defence moves, a presentation by a food safety inspector, a paramedic, a firefighter, and a pharmacy representative;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Brenda Huskins for having participated in the six-week RCMP Adult Academy held in Liverpool, Queens County in November.

RESOLUTION NO. 4207

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By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the 2007-08 Office Information Technology class of the Nova Scotia Community College raised nearly $1,430 for the Beulah Burman Memorial Animal Shelter Society and Pet Project; and

Whereas this is the second year the OIT class has chosen to sponsor the Beulah Burman Memorial Animal Shelter Society; and

Whereas the BBM animal shelter and Pet Projects is operating via a foster homes program and has helped close to 400 animals find homes or have been helped through the Spay/Neuter Program;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the Office Information Technology class of 2007-08 for raising nearly $1,430 for the Beulah Burman Memorial Animal Shelter Society and Pet Projects team.

RESOLUTION NO. 4208

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Etuk Oqallak of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association won the gold medal in the Atom B league tournament on March 8 to 9, 2008, held in Chester, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas hockey is an enthusiastic and passionate sport that needs a lot of skill, devotion, hard work and dedication and the team put forth their best effort in succeeding to win the gold medal; and

Whereas the coaches and assistant coaches - Travis Devine, Demiah Symonds, Shannon Garland - are very proud of their team for their great sportsmanship and hard work in winning the tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Etuk Oqallak of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association Atom B team for winning the gold medal in the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Atom B Tournament held in Chester on March 8 to 9, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4209

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By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Canadian Police Week was held to honour police officers for the public safety and security they provide to their communities from May 11 to 17, 2008; and

Whereas Canadians can be proud in knowing that police officers from across the country bring a very high level of professionalism, courage and commitment to their work; and

Whereas Shelburne County police officers work diligently and are very dedicated to keeping our streets and community a safe place to live;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly offer appreciation to the police officers of Shelburne County, honouring them for the public safety and security they provide and recognizing their work, dedication and commitments during Police Week from May 11 to 17, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4210

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Myrtle Perry, a resident of Roseway Manor, celebrated her 100th birthday on January 31, 2008; and

Whereas her birthday was well attended with family, friends and staff at Roseway Manor; and

Whereas Myrtle was born January 31, 1908, in North East Harbour to Mary and Frank MacKay;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Myrtle Perry, a resident of Roseway Manor, on celebrating her 100th birthday on January 31, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4211

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Marcus Devine of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association won the gold medal in the Atom B league tournament on March 8 to 9, 2008, held in Chester, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas hockey is an enthusiastic and passionate sport that needs a lot of skill, devotion, hard work and dedication and the team put forth their best effort in succeeding to win the gold medal; and

Whereas the coaches and assistant coaches - Travis Devine, Demiah Symonds, Shannon Garland - are very proud of their team for their great sportsmanship and hard work in winning the tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Marcus Devine of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association Atom B team for winning the gold medal in the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Atom B Tournament held in Chester on March 8 to 9, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4212

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Margaret Messenger of Clark's Harbour, Shelburne County, born September 20, 1922, in Newellton, Cape Sable Island, has written and edited 12 books where every book focuses on Cape Sable Island and all her books have "Island" included in the title; and

Whereas Margaret, now being retired, taught school for 35 years where she was the principal of LaHave School in Lunenburg for six years and Great Village School for two years. She also taught at the Edgehill School for Girls, in Shelburne and at the Yarmouth South school for two years and at the Yarmouth Consolidated Regional High School for 20 years; and

Whereas Margaret continues to be an active member at the Archelaus Smith Historical Society for approximately 30 years and also has acted as vice-president for the society, she was recognized for being the oldest member and for loyal service to the Museum/Society in 2005, she has been a member of the Sea Breeze Rebekah Lodge #24 in Clark's Harbour for 65 years, has also represented the Clark's Harbour Branch Library from 1982-95 as a board member, has served for many years at the Newellton United Baptist Church as clerk and also loans genealogy artifacts to Archelaus Smith Museum during the summer months for viewing by tourists visiting the area;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Margaret Messenger for her many lifelong accomplishments as she is an example of the various kinds of work a person can do for their community, teaching, preserving history and being as dedicated as a loyal volunteer is an immeasurable contribution to the community and best wishes towards her continued good health and happiness.

RESOLUTION NO. 4213

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Maria Adams, a Grade 8 student at Barrington Municipal High School, won a bronze medal in the Junior 7/8 Division with her "Energy Drinks" project in the Tri-County Regional Science and Technology Expo 2008; and

Whereas 106 registered participants from Grades 7 to 12 throughout the Tri-County region participated; and

Whereas the winners from the regional competition will be competing in the National Canada-Wide Science Fair to be held May 10-18, 2008;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Maria Adams on winning 3rd place in the Grade 8 division with her "Energy Drinks" project in the Tri-County Regional Science and Technology expo 2008 held at the NSCC Burridge Campus on March 26, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4214

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Marilee Ross of Barrington, Shelburne County, volunteered and organized a fire safety education program at the Forest Ridge Academy to form a Grade 6 volunteer fire department in March to June, 2007; and

Whereas the students chose a fire chief, safety officers, a secretary while the rest of the class volunteered as firefighters and each week the students searched the class for potential fire hazards and filled out safety reports and the students gained interest of fire safety and had an opportunity to ask many questions; and

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Whereas the students learned acronyms such as EDITH, PASS and SCBA, they completed quizzes, participated in Words of the Week, they practised a home escape plan provided by the Home Safety Council and the students had an opportunity to see and hear what a fully-geared rescue firefighter sounds like in the dark, if they were ever to be rescued from a scene;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Marilee Ross of Barrington, Shelburne County, for volunteering and organizing a fire safety education program at the Forest Ridge Academy to form the Grade 6 volunteer fire department in March to June, 2007 - the children gained life-saving skills, responsibilities and were motivated to become involved in community volunteer programs.

RESOLUTION NO. 4215

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Mark Dennis of Hillcrest Academy beat four unofficial Canadian records during the Atlantic Canada Regional Speed Stacking Competition; and

Whereas his best time for a 3-6-3 formation was 2.55 seconds; and

Whereas videos of his performance were sent to the World Sport Stack Association where his title will be officially confirmed;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Mark Dennis on his ability to speed stack and to bear four unofficial Canadian records during the Atlantic Canada regional.

RESOLUTION NO. 4216

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Tour de Shore is a seven member biker team with a support vehicle driver that raised over $9,000 for the Kidney Foundation of Canada on July 4-7, 2007; and

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Whereas the group rode from Barrington to White Point the first day, to Lunenburg the second day and then to Tantallon and Peggy's Cove Road the third day and to finish at Exhibition Park on the last day; and

Whereas the team raised $8,000 in 2006;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the Tour de Shore team for their perseverance and dedication towards their fundraising efforts for the Kidney Foundation of Canada in 2006 and on July 4 - 7, 2007.

RESOLUTION NO. 4217

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Shelburne County Bantam "A" Flames hosted and won the first annual Wickens Cup, a six-team tournament named in honour of Sandy Wickens, a long-time hockey volunteer, on February 16, 2008; and

Whereas on Saturday, February 16, the Shelburne Flames won 3-2 over the Greenwood Bombers, the Flames won 4-2 over the Dartmouth Whalers and they won over the Western Valley Spartans 4-3 on Sunday, February 17, 2008; and

Whereas Sandy Wickens along with his granddaughter, Jessica Matthews, dropped the puck to begin the championship game and the Shelburne Flames came out victorious with an 8-3 win over the Bridgewater Hawks, winning the cup;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the Shelburne County Bantam "A" Flames for winning and hosting the first annual Wickens Cup Tournament in honour of Sandy Wickens, a long-time hockey volunteer, on February 16, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4218

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Shaun Hatfield, a pastor of the South Side United Baptist Church, held a special recognition service to honour local firefighters and Women's Auxiliary members on Sunday, February 24, 2008; and

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Whereas the firefighters devote a huge chunk of their lives to saving lives and protecting property in the community, where some are recognized for more than 40 years of service; and

Whereas Shaun put together a PowerPoint show which featured several hundred slides of firefighting, also volunteers decorated the church with firefighting gear and relics;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Shaun Hatfield for the special recognition service to honour firefighters and the Women's Auxiliary members on Sunday, February 24, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4219

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Stephanie Nickerson of Barrington Passage is one of three winners of a writing contest held by Literacy Nova Scotia in partnership with the Department of Education and the Canadian Council on Learning's Adult Learning Centre in which she wrote about her dreams and how she plans to reach her education goals; and

Whereas the contest, with more than 120 submissions, challenged adult learners to showcase their talents by expressing their views, describing their challenges and documenting their successes; and

Whereas this year's International Adult Learner's Week, which runs from March 3rd to 9th, recognizes adult learners across the country and promotes the benefits of life-long learning, will focus on the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights and what it has done for literacy in Nova Scotia and Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulates Stephanie Nickerson for entering and winning the writing contest held by Literacy Nova Scotia, in which she wrote about her dreams and how she plans to reach her education goals.

RESOLUTION NO. 4220

By: Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Shirley Goulden has written a beautiful book of poetry entitled Salty Air and Smiling Faces, which she compiled along with her daughter Holli Smith's local photography; and

Whereas Shirley's book is a compilation of homespun poetry of various topics; and

Whereas this is Shirley's sequel to her book of poetry, Dancing on My Roof;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulates Shirley upon the publication of a beautiful book of poetry entitled Salty Air and Smiling Faces, which she compiled along with her daughter Holli Smith's local photography.

RESOLUTION NO. 4221

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Reverend George Perry of Bear Point, Shelburne County, who is 89 years young, bought a laptop computer at Christmas, is very determined to learn computer skills and in March of 2008, George conquered the knack of e-mailing; and

Whereas Rev. Perry pastored for 40 years in churches from Maine to Florida and Illinois, then returned to Bear Point, his birthplace, in 1995, to pastor at the Advent Church; and

Whereas through e-mail, George can stay in touch with his daughter, Dora, in South Carolina. Also, he continues to visit the Community Access Program at the Barrington Municipal Library three times a week to enhance his skills;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Reverend George Perry of Bear Point, Shelburne County, who is 89 years young, for buying a laptop computer at Christmas and for being very determined to learn computer skills and in March of 2008, George conquered the knack of e-mailing. Best wishes and continued success in learning new technology skills.

RESOLUTION NO. 4222

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Ryan Nickerson, the South shore Mustangs' centre player, has scored close to double the points of almost every other player on his team - 37 points as of January 17; and

Whereas this is only the second season for the Woods Harbour native with the Bridgewater-based Major Midget Hockey Team and head coach Tyler Naugler says Nickerson has a very solid individual skill base and sees the ice very well and says, "His puck control and ability to control the game is amongst the best in our league"; and

Whereas Ryan's goals are to get drafted into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this summer and play with them someday;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognizes Ryan Nickerson at the age of only 16 years, for his outstanding accomplishments in the game of hockey.

RESOLUTION NO. 4223

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Robert and Betty Mackay of Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, have volunteered for the past 31 years at the Roseway Manor, Sandy Point, Shelburne; and

Whereas Robert and Betty founded the musical group, Friendship Singers, who perform gospel music and piano tunes for manor residents and have also played the organ at the Anglican Church for many years and have taken part in the Loyalist Landing, 2008, celebrations; and

Whereas Robert and Betty volunteer for various functions, Heart and Stroke banquets, special events and Christmas season functions. They spend time acquainting, encouraging and building special friendships with residents;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Robert and Betty Mackay, as devoted, faithful volunteers, they demonstrate compassion and charitable kindness and are especially treasured by the Roseway Manor staff and residents.

RESOLUTION NO. 4224

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Xavier LaPlante of the Shelburne Curling Club Little Rocks program won the Double Takeout Prize at the Shelburne Curling Club Little Rocks party on March 6, 2008; and

Whereas they displayed good sportsmanship through their curling competitions; and

Whereas curling requires skill and precision;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Xavier LaPlante of the Shelburne Curling Club Little Rocks program for winning the Double Takeout Prize at the Shelburne Curling Club Little Rocks party on March 6, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4225

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas T.J. Torak of the Shelburne Curling Club Little Rocks program won the Double Takeout Prize at the Shelburne Curling Club Little Rocks party on March 6, 2008; and

Whereas they displayed good sportsmanship through their curling competitions; and

Whereas curling requires skill and precision;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate T.J. Torak of the Shelburne Curling Club Little Rocks program for winning the Double Takeout Prize at the Shelburne Curling Club Little Rocks party on March 6, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4226

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Shale Nickerson of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association won the gold medal in the Atom B League Tournament on March 8 and 9, 2008, held in Chester, Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas hockey is an enthusiastic and passionate sport that needs a lot of skill, devotion, hard work and dedication, and the team put forth their best effort in succeeding to win the gold medal; and

Whereas the coaches and assistant coaches, Travis Devine, Demiah Symonds, and Shannon Garland, are very proud of their team for their great sportsmanship and hard work in winning the tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Shale Nickerson of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association Atom B League for winning the gold medal in the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Atom B League Tournament held in Chester on March 8 and 9, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4227

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Justin Nickerson of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association won the gold medal in the Atom B League Tournament on March 8 and 9, 2008, held in Chester, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas hockey is an enthusiastic and passionate sport that needs a lot of skill, devotion, hard work and dedication, and the team put forth their best effort in succeeding to win the gold medal; and

Whereas the coaches and assistant coaches, Travis Devine, Demiah Symonds, and Shannon Garland, are very proud of their team for their great sportsmanship and hard work in winning the tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Justin Nickerson of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association Atom B League for winning the gold medal in the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Atom B League Tournament held in Chester on March 8 and 9, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4228

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Merrie Howe, along with four other Shelburne songstresses, performed live on stage at the Osprey Arts Centre on Saturday, March 1st, in an enchanting evening of melody and harmony; and

Whereas the occasion was the 4th celebration of International Women's Week, March 2 to 9, 2008; and

Whereas all proceeds of this musical production will be donated to Juniper House, a shelter in Yarmouth for abused women and their children;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Merrie for her performance live on stage at the Osprey Arts Centre on Saturday, March 1st, in an enchanting evening of melody and harmony, and commend her for the time and talent she has given to the community in order to better the lives of abused women and children.

RESOLUTION NO. 4229

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pat deMolitor, along with four other Shelburne songstresses, performed live on stage at the Osprey Arts Centre on Saturday, March 1st, in an enchanting evening of melody and harmony; and

Whereas the occasion was the 4th celebration of International Women's Week, March 2 to 9, 2008; and

Whereas all proceeds of this musical production will be donated to Juniper House, a shelter in Yarmouth for abused women and their children;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Pat deMolitor for her performance live on stage at the Osprey Arts Centre on Saturday, March 1st, in an enchanting evening of melody and harmony, and commend her for the time and talent she has given to the community in order to better the lives of abused women and children.

RESOLUTION NO. 4230

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Shelburne County Women's FishNet offered tasty treats during intermission on Saturday, March 1st, at the Osprey Arts Centre; and

Whereas the occasion was the 4th celebration of International Women's Week, March 2 to 9, 2008; and

Whereas all proceeds of this musical production will be donated to Juniper House, a shelter in Yarmouth for abused women and their children;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the Shelburne County Women's FishNet for their tasty treats during intermission on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Osprey Arts Centre in support of International Women's Week.

RESOLUTION NO. 4231

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Shelly MacIntosh, along with four other Shelburne songstresses, performed live on stage at the Osprey Arts Centre on Saturday, March 1st, in an enchanting evening of melody and harmony; and

Whereas the occasion was the 4th celebration of International Women's Week, March 2 to 9, 2008; and

Whereas all proceeds of this musical production will be donated to Juniper House, a shelter in Yarmouth for abused women and their children;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Shelly for her performance live on stage at the Osprey Arts Centre on Saturday, March 1st, in an enchanting evening of melody and harmony, and commend her for the time and talent she has given to the community in order to better the lives of abused women and children.

RESOLUTION NO. 4232

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Rose Bouquet flower shop in Shelburne County offered a beautiful flower arrangement on Saturday, March 1st, at the Osprey Arts Centre; and

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Whereas the occasion was the 4th celebration of International Women's Week, March 2 to 9, 2008; and

Whereas all proceeds of this musical production will be donated to Juniper House, a shelter in Yarmouth for abused women and their children;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the Rose Bouquet for their beautiful flower arrangement on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Osprey Arts Centre in support of International Women's Week.

RESOLUTION NO. 4233

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Marla Nickerson of the Barrington Women's Hockey Team was named Player of the Game in game two of the First Annual Mental Pausal Hockey Encounter on February 1-3, 2008, at the Centennial Arena in Halifax; and

Whereas Marla's team beat the Mother Puckers (Halifax) by a score of 2-1 in the first game and they were the winners over the Canning Her-icanes in game two by a score of 6-1; Barrington tied the Atlantic Storms 2-2 in game three and shut out the Centennials by a score of 7-0 in game four; and

Whereas the Barrington Women's Hockey Team finished first in the tournament, consisting of 12 teams with three wins and a tie;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Marla Nickerson for being named Player of the Game in game two of the First Annual Mental Pausal Hockey Encounter in which her team, the Barrington Women's Hockey Team, won the tournament on February 3, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4234

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Stephanie Smith of Bear Point, goalie for the Barrington Women's Hockey Team, was named Player of the Game in game one of the First Annual Mental Pausal Hockey Encounter on February 1-3, 2008, at the Centennial Arena in Halifax; and

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Whereas Stephanie's team beat the Mother Puckers (Halifax) by a score of 2-1 in the first game and they were the winners over the Canning Her-icanes in game two by a score of 6-1; Barrington tied the Atlantic Storms 2-2 in game three and shut out the Centennials by a score of 7-0 in game four; and

Whereas the Barrington Women's Hockey Team finished first in the tournament, consisting of 12 teams with three wins and a tie;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Stephanie Smith for being named Player of the Game in game one of the First Annual Mental Pausal Hockey Encounter in which her team, the Barrington Women's Hockey Team, won the tournament on February 3, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4235

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Whitney Harris of the Barrington Women's Hockey Team was named Player of the Game in game four of the First Annual Mental Pausal Hockey Encounter on February 1-3, 2008, at the Centennial Arena in Halifax; and

Whereas Whitney's team beat the Mother Puckers (Halifax) by a score of 2-1 in the first game and they were the winners over the Canning Her-icanes in game two by a score of 6-1; Barrington tied the Atlantic Storms 2-2 in game three and shut out the Centennials by a score of 7-0 in game four; and

Whereas the Barrington Women's Hockey Team finished first in the tournament, consisting of 12 teams with three wins and a tie;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Whitney Harris for being named Player of the Game in game four of the First Annual Mental Pausal Hockey Encounter in which her team, the Barrington Women's Hockey Team, won the tournament on February 3, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4236

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Taylor Chetwynd of the Barrington Women's Hockey Team was named Player of the Game in game three of the First Annual Mental Pausal Hockey Encounter on February 1-3, 2008, at the Centennial Arena in Halifax; and

Whereas Marla's team beat the Mother Puckers (Halifax) by a score of 2-1 in the first game and they were the winners over the Canning Her-icanes in game two by a score of 6-1; Barrington tied the Atlantic Storms 2-2 in game three and shut out the Centennials by a score of 7-0 in game four; and

Whereas the Barrington Women's Hockey Team finished first in the tournament, consisting of 12 teams with three wins and a tie;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Taylor Chetwynd for being named Player of the Game in game three of the First Annual Mental Pausal Hockey Encounter in which her team, the Barrington Women's Hockey Team, won the tournament on February 3, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4237

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Shelburne Junior Girls Basketball Team won the tournament they hosted on January 5, 2008, defeating the Bridgewater Vikings in overtime; and

Whereas the Rebels also won a six-team tournament in Maple Grove on December 8, 2007, with a win over the host team; and

Whereas their overall record in 2008 is 12-1 and 6-0 in league play;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the Shelburne Rebels Junior Girls Basketball Team for winning the hosted tournament against the Bridgewater Vikings on January 5, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4238

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Shelburne Rebels won the silver medal at the provincial championships game on Friday, February 29th and Saturday, March 1, 2008; and

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Whereas the Rebels advanced to the finals with wins over St. Mary's Academy Spartans and Guysborough Eagles; and

Whereas Lee Wallett led the Rebels with 23 points, Kenneth Guy had 17 and Garrett Williams and Chance Aker each had 15 points;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the Shelburne Rebels for winning the silver medal at the provincial championships game on Friday, February 29 and Saturday, March 1, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4239

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign called SHARE-SLF recently formed in Shelburne County to build solidarity, raise awareness and mobilize support for Africa's grandmothers in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS; and

Whereas since the launch of the campaign on March 7, 2006, nearly 200 groups of Canadian grandmothers have taken up the call of action and have raised nearly $2 million;

Whereas the fundraising efforts of Shelburne County will direct funds to sub-Saharan African countries providing grandmothers support such as food, school fees, uniforms, income generating projects, counseling, social support and coffins to allow for dignified burial of their loved ones;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank the SHARE-SLF Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign for their newly formed group to build solidarity, raise awareness and mobilize support for Africa's grandmothers in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS.

RESOLUTION NO. 4240

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Zach Crowell of Barrington Municipal High School won Best Overall Junior Project with his "Ants: Will they really eat your picnic?" entry in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

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Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Zach Crowell for winning Best Overall Junior Project with his "Ants: Will they really eat your picnic?" entry in the annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4241

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Shianne Bower of Barrington Municipal High School won 3rd place in the Grade 8 Division with her "Fruit Absorption" project in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Shianne Bower n winning 3rd place in the Grade 8 Division with her "Fruit Absorption" project in the annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4242

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Shelby Garron of Barrington Municipal High School won 1st place in the Grade 9 Division with her "How Are Crimes Solved" project in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

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Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Shelby Garron on winning 1st place in the Grade 9 Division with her "How Are Crimes Solved" project in the annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4243

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Shawna Townsend of Barrington Municipal High School won Best Overall Senior Project with her "L'hynopedie" entry in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Shawna Townsend for winning Best Overall Senior Project with her "L'hynopedie" entry in the annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4244

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Skylar Malone of Barrington Municipal High School won 3rd place in the Grade 9 Division with his "2 Stroke Outboard Motor vs. 4 Stroke Outboard Motor" project in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Skylar Malone on winning 3rd place in the Grade 9 Division with his "2 Stroke Outboard Motor vs. 4 Stroke Outboard Motor" project in the annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4245

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Riley Brown of Barrington Municipal High School won Best Innovative Project with his "Dechet ou Energie" entry in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Riley Brown for winning Best Innovative Project with his "Dechet ou Energie" entry in the annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4246

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Rhylie Nickerson of Barrington Municipal High School won 1st place in the Grade 8 Division with her "How Much Iron is in Your Cereal" project in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Rhylie Nickerson on winning 1st place in the Grade 8 Division with her "How Much Iron is in Your Cereal" project in the annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4247

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ryan Newell and Mason Blades of Barrington Municipal High School won 2nd place in the Grade 9 Division with their "Is There a Difference in Golf Balls?" project in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Ryan Newell and Mason Blades on winning 2nd place in the Grade 9 Division with their "Is There a Difference in Golf Balls?" project in the Annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4248

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Nick Hines and Andrew Crowell of Barrington Municipal High School won 3rd place in the Senior Division with their "Difference in Disk Formats" project in the Annual BMHS Science Fair on February 27, 2008; and

Whereas over 200 projects were submitted in the fair; and

Whereas 20-plus students will go on to compete at the Tri-County Regional Science & Technology Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Nova Scotia Burridge Campus in Yarmouth;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Nick Hines and Andrew Crowell on winning 3rd place in the Senior Division with their "Difference in Disk

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Formats" project in the annual Barrington Municipal High School Science Fair on February 27, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4249

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Susan Abbot of Shelburne County participated in the four-week physical activity challenge and won a red fleece toque; and

Whereas the program is sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation and Parks Department and the Town of Shelburne Parks and Recreation Department; and

Whereas the promotion is part of Take the Roof Off Winter, being held throughout Nova Scotia and sponsored by Recreation Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Susan Abbot for winning a red fleece toque by participating in the four-week physical activity challenge.

RESOLUTION NO. 4250

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Robert MacKay of Shelburne County participated in the four-week physical activity challenge and won a red fleece toque; and

Whereas the program is sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation and Parks Department and the Town of Shelburne Parks and Recreation Department; and

Whereas the promotion is part of Take the Roof Off Winter, being held throughout Nova Scotia and sponsored by Recreation Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Robert MacKay for winning a red fleece toque by participating in the four-week physical activity challenge.

RESOLUTION NO. 4251

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By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Mary Scott of Shelburne County participated in the four-week physical activity challenge and won a $25 cheque; and

Whereas the program is sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation and Parks Department and the Town of Shelburne Parks and Recreation Department; and

Whereas the promotion is part of Take the Roof Off Winter, being held throughout Nova Scotia and sponsored by Recreation Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Mary Scott for winning a $25 cheque by participating in the four-week physical activity challenge.

RESOLUTION NO. 4252

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Peggy Ruiz of Shelburne County participated in the four-week physical activity challenge and won a $25 cheque; and

Whereas the program is sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation and Parks Department and the Town of Shelburne Parks and Recreation Department; and

Whereas the promotion is part of Take the Roof Off Winter, being held throughout Nova Scotia and sponsored by Recreation Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Peggy Ruiz for winning a $25 cheque by participating in the four-week physical activity challenge.

RESOLUTION NO. 4253

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Robyn Atwood of Lockeport Regional High School was honoured as a winner of the Nova Scotia Recycles School Contest on February 5, 2008; and

Whereas every October the Resource Recovery Fund Board of Nova Scotia, in co-operation with the province's 55 municipalities, organizes the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, and over 8,600 entries were received from Primary to Grade 12; and

Whereas the students were challenged to consider the 3Rs and composting as they created artwork for reusable cloth bags, designed advertisements using old magazines, television ads, and wrote essays on sustainable consumption and youth involvement in Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Robyn Atwood for her participation and entry being honoured as a winner in the Nova Scotia Recycles School Contest on February 5, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4254

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Patrick Dash of Lockeport Regional High School was honoured as a winner of the Nova Scotia Recycles School Contest on February 5, 2008; and

Whereas every October the Resource Recovery Fund Board of Nova Scotia, in co-operation with the province's 55 municipalities, organizes the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, and over 8,600 contest entries were received from Primary to Grade 12; and

Whereas the students were challenged to consider the 3Rs and composting as they created artwork for reusable cloth bags, designed advertisements using old magazines, television ads, and wrote essays on sustainable consumption and youth involvement in Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Patrick Dash for his participation and entry being honoured as a winner in the Nova Scotia Recycles School Contest on February 5, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4255

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By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Matthew Dexter of Lockeport Regional High School was honoured as a winner of the Nova Scotia Recycles School Contest on February 5, 2008; and

Whereas every October the Resource Recovery Fund Board of Nova Scotia, in co-operation with the province's 55 municipalities, organizes the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, and over 8,600 contest entries were received from Primary to Grade 12; and

Whereas the students were challenged to consider the 3Rs and composting as they created artwork for reusable cloth bags, designed advertisements using old magazines, televison ads, and wrote essays on sustainable consumption and youth involvement in Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Matthew Dexter for his participation and entry being honoured as a winner in the Nova Scotia Recycles School Contest on February 5, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4256

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Warren Amirault, a musician from the newly-formed band, Recycles, in Shelburne County volunteered his musical talents to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008; and

Whereas $2,000 was raised and distributed towards all three Shelburne County Food Banks; and

Whereas each month 40,000 individuals were assisted by food banks in Nova Scotia and one-third represents hungry children and 9.4 per cent represent the working poor in our province;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Warren Amirault for volunteering his musical talents to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4257

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By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Wanda Amirault, of Newellton, Shelburne County, helped distribute flyers and door prize tickets at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008; and

Whereas $2,000 was raised and distributed towards all three Shelburne County Food Banks; and

Whereas each month 40,000 individuals were assisted by food banks in Nova Scotia and one-third represents hungry children and 9.4 per cent represent the working poor in our province;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Wanda Amirault for helping distribute flyers and door prize tickets at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4258

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Paul Swim volunteered his musical talents and acoustic skills to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008; and

Whereas $2,000 was raised and distributed towards all three Shelburne County Food Banks; and

Whereas each month 40,000 individuals were assisted by food banks in Nova Scotia and one-third represents hungry children and 9.4 per cent represent the working poor in our province;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Paul Swim for volunteering his musical talents and acoustic skills to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4259

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Paul Bower, a musician from the newly-formed band, Recycles, in Shelburne County volunteered his musical talents to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008; and

Whereas $2,000 was raised and distributed towards all three Shelburne County Food Banks; and

Whereas each month 40,000 individuals were assisted by food banks in Nova Scotia and one-third represents hungry children and 9.4 per cent represent the working poor in our province;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Paul Bower for volunteering his musical talents to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4260

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Pat deMolitor volunteered her musical talents along with three other songstresses and the Winsome Blues Band to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008; and

Whereas $2,000 was raised and distributed towards all three Shelburne County Food Banks; and

Whereas each month 40,000 individuals were assisted by food banks in Nova Scotia and one-third represents hungry children and 9.4 per cent represent the working poor in our province;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Pat deMolitor for volunteering her musical talents along with three other songstresses and the Winsome Blues Band to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008 to help hungry families in Shelburne County.

RESOLUTION NO. 4261

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Marilee Ross has volunteered her time to organize the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser; and

Whereas Marilee was able to organize this event which was held at the Barrington Municipal High School and attended by 500 people; and

Whereas $2,700 was raised for the King's Kitchen Food Bank in Woods Harbour, the Shelburne Loyalist Food Bank and the Lockeport Food Bank;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commends Marilee for her time and effort to organize the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser in order to help the food banks in Shelburne County.

RESOLUTION NO. 4262

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Murray Townsend, a musician from the newly-formed band, Recycles, in Shelburne County volunteered his musical talents to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008; and

Whereas $2,000 was raised and distributed towards all three Shelburne County Food Banks; and

Whereas each month 40,000 individuals were assisted by food banks in Nova Scotia and one-third represents hungry children and 9.4 per cent represent the working poor in our province;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Murray Townsend for volunteering his musical talents to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4263

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Merrie Howe volunteered her musical talents along with three other songstresses and the Winsome Blues Band to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008; and

Whereas $2,000 was raised and distributed towards all three Shelburne County Food Banks; and

Whereas each month 40,000 individuals were assisted by food banks in Nova Scotia and one-third represents hungry children and 9.4 per cent represent the working poor in our province;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly thank Merrie Howe for volunteering her musical talents along with three other songstresses and the Winsome Blues Band to perform at the Barrington Municipal High School for the Food for Shelburne County Fundraiser on February 23, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4264

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Linda Williams has volunteered at the Woods Harbour Food Bank since 2005; and

Whereas Linda uses the money which has been donated to purchase items for the food bank and tries to find the very best bargains; and

Whereas every two weeks, Linda helps put together boxes of food for up to 32 families and also keeps a record of those who have been helped by the food bank;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Linda Williams for volunteering at the Woods Harbour Food Bank and commend her dedication to helping those in the community who are less fortunate.

RESOLUTION NO. 4265

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Shirley Brannen has volunteered at the Woods Harbour Food Bank since 2005; and

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Whereas Shirley uses the money, which has been donated, to purchase items for the food bank and tries to find the very best bargains; and

Whereas every two weeks Shirley helps put together boxes of food for up to 32 families and also keeps a record of those who have been helped by the food bank;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Shirley Brannen for volunteering at the Woods Harbour Food Bank and commend her dedication to helping those in the community who are less fortunate.

RESOLUTION NO. 4266

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Mildred Goreham has volunteered at the Woods Harbour Food Bank since 2005; and

Whereas Mildred uses the money, which has been donated, to purchase items for the food bank and tries to find the very best bargains; and

Whereas every two weeks Mildred helps put together boxes of food for up to 32 families and also keeps a record of those who have been helped by the food bank;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Mildred Goreham for volunteering at the Woods Harbour Food Bank and commend her dedication to helping those in the community who are less fortunate.

RESOLUTION NO. 4267

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Walter Scott of the Island Barrington Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 15 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

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Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Walter Scott of the Island Barrington Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 15 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4268

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas William Kenney of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 15 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate William Kenney of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 15 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4269

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Troy Banks of the Shag Harbour Bear Point Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

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Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Troy Banks of the Shag Harbour Bear Point Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4270

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ricky Banks of the Shag Harbour Bear Point Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Ricky Banks of the Shag Harbour Bear Point Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4271

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Richard Nickerson of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne

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County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Richard Nickerson of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4272

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Richard Corning of the Island Barrington Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 16 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Richard Corning of the Island Barrington Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 16 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4273

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Rene Scott of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Rene Scott of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4274

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Robert Kenney of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 35 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Robert Kenney of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 35 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4275

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Paul Thomas of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Paul Thomas of the Barrington 7E Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 25 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4276

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Paul Crowell of the Island Barrington Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 40 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Paul Crowell of the Island Barrington Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 40 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4277

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Michael Swim of the Island Barrington Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 23 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Michael Swim of the Island Barrington Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 23 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4278

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Morris Nickerson of the Island Barrington Fire Department was awarded with a Scroll of Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 15 years of long service to the Fire Department on March 8, 2008; and

Whereas volunteer firefighters give freely of their time to train for and respond to emergencies and have chosen to make long-term commitments to their local fire department; and

Whereas it is important to recognize the commitment and dedication all firefighters make to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Morris Nickerson of the Island Barrington Volunteer Fire Department who was awarded a Scroll of

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Recognition from the Municipality of Barrington at the Shelburne County Mutual Aid Supper for his 15 years of long service to the fire department on March 8, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4279

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Wreygan Goodwin of the Barrington Barons Junior Boys Basketball Team won the Shelburne/Yarmouth District Championships on Wednesday, February 20, 2008; and

Whereas the Barons defeated the undefeated Yarmouth Jr. Bulldogs by a score of 46-42 and they also defeated the Lockeport Greenwaves with a score of 46-32 in the championship game; and

Whereas Wreygan added 10 points in the Championship game. This is the first win for the Barons in the District Championship games since the 1990s.

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Wreygan Goodwin of the Barrington Barons Junior Boys Basketball Team for his participation in winning the Shelburne/Yarmouth District Championships on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4280

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Robin d'Eon of the Barrington Barons Junior Boys Basketball Team won the Shelburne/Yarmouth District Championships on Wednesday, February 20, 2008; and

Whereas the Barons defeated the undefeated Yarmouth Jr. Bulldogs by a score of 46-42 and they also defeated the Lockeport Greenwaves with a score of 46-32 in the championship game; and

Whereas this is the first win for the Barons in the district Championship games since the 1990s;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Robin d'Eon of the Barrington Barons Junior Boys Basketball Team for his participation in winning the Shelburne/Yarmouth District Championships on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4281

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Nathaniel Banks of the Barrington Barons Junior Boys Basketball Team won the Shelburne/Yarmouth District Championships on Wednesday, February 20, 2008; and

Whereas the Barons defeated the undefeated Yarmouth Jr. Bulldogs by a score of 46-42 and they also defeated the Lockeport Greenwaves with a score of 46-32 in the championship game; and

Whereas this is the first win for the Barons in the District Championship games since the 1990s;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Nathaniel Banks of the Barrington Barons Junior Boys Basketball Team for his participation in winning the Shelburne/Yarmouth District Championships on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4282

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Nathan Townsend of the Barrington Barons Junior Boys Basketball Team won the Shelburne/Yarmouth District Championships on Wednesday, February 20, 2008; and

Whereas the Barons defeated the undefeated Yarmouth Jr. Bulldogs by a score of 46-42 and they also defeated the Lockeport Greenwaves with a score of 46-32 in the championship game;

Whereas Nathan was instrumental in leading the fourth quarter surge that won over the Bulldogs netting 9 points and he scored 14 points in the Championship game. This is the first win for the Barons in the District Championship games since the 1990s.

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Nathan Townsend of the Barrington Barons Junior Boys Basketball Team for his participation in winning the Shelburne/Yarmouth District Championships on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4283

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Nickolas Stewart of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer - Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr - are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game two of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Nickolas Stewart of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4284

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Ridge Penney of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March10-11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer - Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr - are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game two of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Ridge Penney of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4285

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By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Tanner Christie of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer - Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr - are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game two of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Tanner Christie of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4286

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Tyson Smith of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer - Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr - are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game two of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Tyson Smith of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4287

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By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Trevor Fehr of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer - Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr - are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game 2 of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Trevor Fehr of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4288

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Taran Atwood, the goalie for the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer - Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr - are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game 2 of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Taran Atwood, the goalie for the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4289

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Tanner O'Connell of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer, Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game two of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Tanner O'Connell of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4290

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Tanner Messenger of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10- 11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer - Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr - are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game two of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Tanner Messenger of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4291

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Riley Duggan of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008; and

Whereas the skills competition consisted of four skills performed by five of the team players where everyone on the team won a free sandwich from McDonald's; and

Whereas the coaches and trainer - Alex Stewart, Trevor Smith, Cleon Smith and John Fehr - are very proud of the team for their great sportsmanship and hard work, also for their win over West Hants in game 2 of the Greenwood tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Riley Duggan of the Barrington Novice Lightning Hockey Team who won the skills competition in the 12th Annual Greenwood March Break Tournament on March 10-11, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 4292

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Roman Hines of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association won the gold medal in the Atom B League Tournament on March 8- 9, 2008, held in Chester, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas hockey is an enthusiastic and passionate sport that needs a lot of skill, devotion, hard work and dedication, and the team put forth their best effort in succeeding to win the gold medal; and

Whereas the coaches and assistant coaches - Travis Devine, Demiah Symonds, and Shannon Garland - are very proud of their team for their great sportsmanship and hard work in winning the tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Roman Hines of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association Atom B League for winning the gold medal in the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Atom B League Tournament held in Chester on March 8-9, 2008.