George McLellan, Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, will retire from government at the end of the spring legislative session. Premier Stephen McNeil made the announcement today, April 26. “I want to thank George for his commitment to the public service, and to our province,” said Premier McNeil. “George has been a tireless public servant for much of his career, always focused on making this province stronger. He has been, and will continue to be, a trusted advisor and friend.” Mr. McLellan’s retirement will be part of a larger deputy minister shuffle that will occur later in the spring. “George has played a key role in helping us get on sounder financial footing in Nova Scotia,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey. “With his guidance, we are now in a place where we will be able to invest in important programs and services for Nova Scotians. I am grateful for George’s support and leadership. I want to thank George for his service to the province and wish him and his family all the best in the future.” -30-
The United National Party (UNP) has backed the implementation of the recommendations in the final report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told reporters today that the UNP will give its fullest support to the government when implementing the recommendations. He said that the UNP position on the LLRC report has been consistent and he urged the government to also maintain consistency on the subject. Attanayake however questioned de Silva’s statement as he himself had last year praised the report when it was submitted in parliament. Government Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva had said yesterday that the government will not fully implement the LLRC recommendations as it had gone beyond its mandate in some instances.
Calgarians who crave a late night snack, but are too lazy or drunk to head to the store or burger joint, are in luck. A local university student is launching QuikSnax next month. Zach Shapiro, the man behind the business, told 660 NEWS, he’ll take orders for a bag of chips, some pop, or maybe even a burger from Peter’s Drive In and deliver it to your front door. “I think this is the hole in the market, basically, that I’m selling,” Shapiro said. “It could be that due to Calgary’s size, this project or similar conveniences are unavailable. Calgary’s the largest city in North America, 825 square kilometres I believe. Bigger than New York, which is 791. So it could be due to the geographical size that it’s unreliable, but we’ll find out.”He added, there isn’t anything similar in the city right now. “I’ve been in the position a lot of times that I’d use a service like this. I thought, if I had a nickel for every time I wanted snacks late at night but couldn’t or didn’t want to go out and get them,” he said. “And then I realized I could have other peoples’ nickels.” The business launches February 5.For more information, head to QuikSnax’s Facebook page. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Facebook: QuikSnax Calgary Local student hopes to help Calgarians in need of late-night snacks by Mark Strashok Posted Jan 22, 2016 4:04 pm MDT