TOURISM/CULTURE–Government Invests In Tidal Bore Tourism atSouth Maitland A popular spot for residents and tourists in eastern Hants Countywill be able to accommodate more visitors more safely, with helpfrom provincial funding. The South Maitland Historical Association will build a newobservation and interpretive platform at the intersection ofroutes 215 and 236 to provide an improved view of the tidal borecoming up the Shubenacadie River. “We are working to develop products and experiences along the Bayof Fundy,” said Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism andCulture. “This project will provide safer viewing of the tidalbore in an area already popular with residents and visitors.” The province has provided $80,000 for the half-million-dollarproject, which also includes a walking trail and interpretivesignage. “The province has been working with us since 1999,” said WalterCollins, president of the South Maitland Historical Association.”The goal is to develop this area so that visitors can enjoy thenatural attractions found in and around this part of theShubenacadie River.” The South Maitland Historical Association and the federalgovernment are also providing funding for the project. The Department of Tourism and Culture provides support to tourismprojects across the province. Over the last year, the TourismDevelopment Investment Fund has invested more than $541,000 in 43projects throughout Nova Scotia.
Twenty-five senior lawyers were appointed as President’s Counsel by President Maithripala Sirisena today.The appointments were made at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. M.A. Sumanthiran, Upul Jayasuriya and J.C. Weliamuna were among those appointed as President’s Counsel.Others appointed are Daya Pelpola, Ariya B.Rekawa, Anura Bandara Meddegoda, Nissanka Nanayakkara, Neville Abeyratne, K. Anuja Kaushika Premarathna, L.M. Hidayatullah, Samantha Rathwatte, Wijerathna Dharmasena, Upali Senarathna, Padma Bandara, K. Malik Peiris, Karunarathna Herath, Mahendra Suwadarathna, P.C.M. Jayasekara, Mohan Weerakoon, R.S.P. Samaranayaka, Ananda Wickramasekara, Vijaya Niranjan Perera, Karunadevage Wimaladasa, Mohammad Nisam Kariyappar and Vivekanandan Puvitharan. (Colombo Gazette)