Staff at many workplace training organizations across the province are breathing a sigh of relief after Monday`s announcement of the new Canada Jobs Grant program.
Organizations had been on tenterhooks, waiting to hear details of a new joint federal-provincial strategy that would replace parts of the previous labour market agreement. Many feared the loss of their funding.
Halifax home prices show slight growth in second quarter
HALIFAX, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal LePage House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast released today showed stable year-over-year prices across all housing types surveyed in Halifax.
The average price of a detached bungalow increased by 1.2 per cent year-over-year to $292,167, and the price of the average standard condominium also saw a slight lift of 0.7 per cent to $217,500. Standard two-storey homes were the only category to experience a price decrease, dropping by 1.8 per cent to $327,300.
Governments of Canada and Newfoundland finalize agreements to help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians get jobs
July 7, 2014 ` St. John`s, Newfoundland and Labrador ` Employment and Social Development Canada
Three agreements have been signed today by the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador to help address the labour market needs of individuals, communities and employers across the province. Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Kevin O`Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, today signed agreements that will help meet labour market demands and assist older workers and persons with disabilities connect to available jobs.
WestJet Encore announces Fredericton service, first Maritime destination
CALGARY - WestJet announced the first Maritime destination for its regional service Encore on Monday, offering non-stop service between Toronto and Fredericton, New Brunswick starting April 15, 2015.
Fredericton is the first destination east of Toronto for Encore, WestJet`s Bombardier Q400 turboprop service. Encore launched in Western Canada in June 2013, operating 10 departures daily to two destinations with two aircraft. Today, Encore operates 90 departures daily to 19 destinations with 12 aircraft. In June, it moved into Eastern Canada for the first time with service between Toronto and Thunder Bay, Ont.
Halifax homebuyers put off by high prices and rising rates
Rising house prices, the prospect of higher interest rates, and difficulty in raising a deposit are rapidly putting people off buying a house according to Halifax.
A survey by the lender identified a sharp drop in the number of people who felt that it would be a good time to buy a house over the next 12 months ` to a balance of +5% in the second quarter, from +34% in the first quarter. The trend was most pronounced in the property hotspots of London and the south east.