The province is awarding $322,600 to help improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Valley region. Twelve grants were announced today, June 29, under the Recreation Facility Development Program. MLA Jim Morton made the announcement on behalf of Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness. “When we support organizations and recreation facilities, we support Nova Scotians in leading healthier, more active lives,” said Mr. Morton. “We are providing $2.47-million for more than 70 projects across the province that will help families have fun, while getting fit.” Under the Recreation Facility Development Program, the grants will be used to renovate facilities, develop and maintain walking trails, and build and upgrade various fields and buildings used for sport and recreation. The grants were announced at the Kentville Recreation Centre. The Town of Kentville received $75,000 to develop the KCA playground and soccer field. “On behalf of the Town of Kentville, I would like to thank the province and the Department of Health and Wellness for the award of $75,000.00 through the department’s Recreation Facility Development Grant,” said Kentville Mayor David Corkum. “This grant will assist with the development of a community playspace, playground and soccer field in the new KCA area on Park Street.” The program helps community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.
Rabat – Germany understands Morocco’s position on the European Court’s ruling related to the Morocco-EU agriculture agreement, said here on Friday German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Muller.During talks with Government Chief Abdelilah Benkirane, the German Minister expressed his country’s willingness to support the Kingdom and overcome this situation, Government Chief’s Department said in a statement.Muller lauded the humanist approach developed by the Kingdom on migration and expressed Germany’s satisfaction over Morocco’s readiness to cooperate with German authorities for the resolution of the situation of Moroccan illegal immigrants residing in Germany. During the meeting, the two sides hailed friendly relations as well as cooperation between Morocco and Germany, which were boosted following the signing in 2013 of the Declaration of Rabat on the Moroccan-German partnership.The two sides also discussed several issues of common interest, the statement added.The German official, who is on a working visit to Morocco, also praised the political, economic and social reforms undertaken by Morocco, and hailed Morocco’s participation in Berlin’s International Green, reiterating the readiness of the German Government to strengthen partnership with the Kingdom in various fields.With MAP