NOTE: A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos and video clips is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2011-05-30-My-NS. A complete list of winners follows this release. FOR BROADCAST USE Winners in the My Nova Scotia campaign are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. The talented Nova Scotians have won an opportunity to star in the My Nova Scotia regional tourism campaign. They are featured in television commercials airing in the Maritimes this summer. Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism says he is very pleased to have had almost 400 talented Nova Scotians participate in the contest. He says their passion and enthusiasm for our beautiful province will make potential visitors from around the world realize they must come and see Nova Scotia. -30- Winners in the My Nova Scotia campaign are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. The talented Nova Scotians have won an opportunity to star in the My Nova Scotia regional tourism campaign. They are featured in television commercials airing in the Maritimes throughout the summer. “The My Nova Scotia campaign has been a great success,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “We are very pleased to have had almost 400 talented Nova Scotians participate in the contest, and many more show their support, either online or at the auditions. “Their passion and enthusiasm for our beautiful province will make potential visitors from around the world realize they must come and see Nova Scotia for themselves.” Each week, for 21 weeks, different people will be featured. Some will also be included in a regional newspaper ad campaign. Each commercial will highlight the best festivals, events and experiences to enjoy in Nova Scotia this summer. Winner Elyse Delaney, a singer and performer from Cheticamp, called the My Nova Scotia contest a wonderful learning experience. “I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to promote the beautiful province I am proud to call home. I always look forward to seeing new faces and I know that they will always remember their time here in Nova Scotia, and hopefully come back.” “I gave an impromptu audition when I was stopped by the crew on the street in Wolfville,” said winner Lydia Stevens of Chester. “When asked why I love the province I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share all the reasons why I love this province. “Nova Scotia has given me many great experiences, surfing, sailing, snorkeling, competitive ski racing, completing a science degree at Acadia University and continuing research in the field of biology. So, when given the chance to share my love for Nova Scotia I couldn’t resist.” So many outstanding auditions were submitted that 12 people have received honourable mentions. Their names are included with the winning entries on novascotia.com. “We are so impressed with the amazing Nova Scotians that have come out to show us their star power,” said Mr. Paris. “We have seen auditions from talented dancers, artists and singers from across the province. Alton MacKinnon from Sydney Mines even wrote and performed a My Nova Scotia theme song.” Contestants were invited to participate in the My Nova Scotia campaign by uploading their own videos, or auditioning at one of 14 events that took place across the province this spring.To view the commercials, go to novascotia.com.
Alderon Iron Ore and the Kami Mine Limited Partnership (The Kami LP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Schneider Electric Canada related to the both acquisition of equipment and development funding for the Kami iron ore project, in western Labrador, Canada.Tayfun Eldem, Alderon’s President and CEO, said: “We have chosen Schneider Electric because of their vast array of product and service offerings in power and energy management, process control and mine digitisation. The Kami LP will leverage Schneider Electric’s sustainable solutions to optimise energy usage and operating costs for the Kami project’s mining and processing operations.”Eldem said this partnership could potentially reduce capital spending and equipment cost targets from its September 2018 updated feasibility study, tap into a broader range of export credit agencies (ECA) and accelerate the project schedule.The September 2018 feasibility study envisaged a capital cost of $982.41 million for an operation producing 7.84 Mt/y of 65.2% Fe concentrate at an average estimated operating cost of $30.72/t. it also envisaged a 26 month construction period.Alderon said the MoU provides for The Kami LP to evaluate the lease or purchase of equipment from Schneider Electric for use at Kami, a project owned 75% by Alderon and 25% by HBIS Group through The Kami LP.It also provides for Schneider Electric to assist The Kami LP in its capital raising efforts by making introductions and facilitating discussions with potential financing sources for the Kami project, including funding from ECAs in regions where Schneider Electric manufactures its equipment.“This assistance is expected to help The Kami LP raise the capital required to start construction of the Kami project,” Alderon said.David Willick, Schneider Electric’s Vice President and Mining, Metals and Minerals Segment Leader in North America, said: “We are pleased to be a part of the Kami project and look forward to helping Alderon create an efficient and fully digital advanced mine, using our EcoStruxure architecture.”The EcoStruxure platform is the “digital backbone connecting best-in-class operational technology solutions with the latest in IT technology to unlock trapped value in your operations and tap into the true potential of the Internet of Things”, Schneider says.The Kami LP and Schneider Electric need to enter into definitive documentation in order for the transactions set out in the MoU to proceed, including agreements for the purchase of equipment.