According to the first report by monitor Green Hunt Wedlake on the application by Scanwood Canada Ltd. under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, it’s recommending that an application for Debtor In Possession (DIP) financing by Scanwood be capped at $1 million, with any further such financing requiring additional court approval.
Cost increases on the new Dartmouth Bridge Terminal means Metro Transit may have to rethink some of its service expansion plans.
president of the Atlantic School of Theology and continues to serve on a number of not-for-profit boards.
• Award-winning producer Richard Huggard, formerly of egg films, has joined Ad-Dispatch-EditFarm. “Ad-Dispatch is one of the most exciting new companies to come out of this region,” Huggard says. “The talent here at Ad-Dispatch-Editfarm is world class, which explains why their talents have been recognized by national and international companies operating outside of Atlantic Canada.” Huggard will produce web video, interactive web video and radio and television commercials for the firm, which is positioning itself as Canada's leading augmented reality development company.
• Homburg Invest Inc. says it will sell its 80 per cent stake in a Pennsylvania mall for $5.34 million and instead buy the remaining 20 per cent it doesn't already own in eight other malls in the U.S. for $9.66 million.
• Trevor Zinck’s days as Burnside’s representative in the Legislative Assembly may well be numbered now that the RCMP has charged him with fraud in the provincial expense scandal. Zinck is charged with one count of fraud exceeding $5,000, two counts of theft over $5,000 and one count of breach of trust by a public officer. Zinck sits in the legislature as an Independent, representing the riding of Dartmouth North. He was elected as a New Democrat but was kicked out of the party's caucus over unpaid constituency office bills, which he says he paid. He is also facing the loss of his Dartmouth home in an unrelated action. He is scheduled to face the new charges in court on April 20. Zinck is the only sitting MLA charged in the scandal. Three former MLAs were also charged: Richard Hurlburt, one count of fraud exceeding $5,000, three counts of uttering a forged document, and one count of breach of trust by a public officer; Russell MacKinnon, one count of fraud exceeding $5,000, eight counts of uttering a forged document and one count of breach of trust by a public officer; and Dave Wilson, one count of fraud exceeding $5,000, 31 counts of uttering a forged document, and one count of breach of trust by a public officer.
• Police have apprehended a 19-year-old Indian Brook male and a 17-year-old Millbrook male in a case of assault that took place In Dartmouth Crossing on Shubie Drive on Feb. 12. At just before 9 p.m. that evening, a lone male pedestrian was assaulted when two males attacked him from behind. The suspects are accused of punching the victim in head and face before fleeing the area, taking the victim’s glasses with them. The victim was not injured during the altercation and did not require medical assistance. The two suspects face robbery charges in Provincial court and will face further charges in Youth Court.
• Looking to improve your level of fitness? Need the extra assistance of a personal trainer to get you there? Nathan Gavel of GoodLife Fitness has an opening for two new clients. You can get a sneak peek at some of the areas Nathan stresses in his coaching by reading his fitness column each month in The Burnside News.
• Gencana Energy Solutions Inc. of Thornhill Drive is being sued for $2.1 million by Chaulk Air Inc. of Labrador. Chaulk Air claims in papers filed with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia that Gencana failed to provide the technical management services it was contracted for during the refit of the tanker Chaulk Tenacity. The vessel was being converted into a dry cargo ship. The project is now significantly overdue and over budget. Gencana bills itself as a global provider of engineering and technical services to the marine transport and renewable energy industries. It specifically lists “optimizing the lifecycle costs of running a large marine vessel” as one of its areas of expertise.
• Atlantic Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011 have been announced. Honoured business park companies include: Bluewave Energy (Burnside); Capital Health (Burnside); Doctors Nova Scotia (Burnside); The Chronicle Herald (Atlantic Acres); and IMP Group Limited (Burnside). The competition is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and recognizes the employers in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
• The Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s annual Halifax Business Awards had lots of good things to say about two business park companies during the 2011 ceremonies. Robert Orr from Ocean Nutrition in Woodside Park was chosen Business Person of the Year, while Charles Cartmill from LED Roadway Lighting in Bayers Lake was the runner up in the same category. The Halifax Business Awards are intended to recognize those businesses and business people in Halifax who exemplify the best the city has to offer. The annual event, now in its 10th year, featured Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in four categories: New Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year. Winners included:
• New Business of the Year: GOLD – Concrete Roots Productions; SILVER – Muir Murray Estate Winery; BRONZE– NewPace.
• Small Business of the Year: GOLD – DSM Telecom; SILVER – Bishop’s Cellar; BRONZE – Atlantic News.
• Business of the Year: GOLD – Pete’s; SILVER – RCR Hospitality Group; BRONZE – Immunovaccine Inc.
• Business Person of the Year: GOLD – Robert Orr, Ocean Nutrition; SILVER – Charles Cartmill of LED Roadway Lighting; BRONZE – Joe Metlege, Templeton Properties.
• For the second time, local businessman, Eldon MacKeigan has been appointed to the Key Opinion Leaders of Sandler Training International, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. This group is made up of 24 key leaders from the more than 220 training centers throughout North America and around the world. CEO David Mattson and President Bruce Seidman extended the invitation to MacKeigan this month, based on MacKeigan’s leadership contributions and success in 2010. Key Opinion Leaders give the kind of open and honest communication and feedback – without a personal agenda – that helps Sandler Training move the overall network and brand forward. Locally, MacKeigan and his team of business development consultants have been working with companies to help the revenue departments compete locally, nationally and globally. Companies such as Precision BioLogic, Cushman Wakefield, Trane Atlantic and Bluewave Energy have all taken their salespeople to the next level of professionalism through the Burnside Sandler office.