Entries by Alison Clack

CANSnet Project Preview – St. Mary’s Apartment Restoration Project

This historic property is located in Inverness on the west coast of Cape Breton. The building was originally St. Mary’s Hospital, spearheaded in 1920 by Stella Maris priests Rev. Alexander L. MacDonald and Rev. John B. Kyte. The hospital opened May 24, 1925, after the Sisters of St. Martha in Antigonish sent a contingent of nursing nuns, affectionately known as the Inverness Brigade. Nearly a century later, St. Mary’s holds a food bank and nine affordable apartments. Follow this Project: NS20-1168!

*UPDATED* COVID-19 Updates: NS declares state of emergency

Sunday, March 22 –

Premier Stephen McNeil has declared a provincial state of emergency in Nova Scotia as of Sunday morning, March 22, 2020. The move is an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 and will strengthen the special measures and restrictions on public movement already in place.

*UPDATED* CANS office closure extended

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to make its way through the province, CANS staff will continue to work remotely this week. CANS offices in Sydney and Burnside will remain closed and in-person services suspended for the time being.

COVID-19 Updates: CANS pens letter to Premier

Dear Premier McNeil,

We would like to bring forward the following considerations as our government contemplates public health, economic and civil policy decisions, specifically relating to the construction industry. The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) recommends measures for the continuation of construction projects and does not support an industry-wide shutdown for the following reasons: