Nova Scotians have an opportunity to serve their community and grow their careers by becoming a member of one of the province’s 150 agencies, boards or commissions. Applications are now being accepted and all residents of the province are eligible to apply. “Being a member of an agency, board or commission has given me access to other like-minded individuals, and the opportunity to have a say in government policy,” said Amy Parsons, member of the Accessibility Advisory Board. “There are many opportunities available. For example, if a person has interest in agriculture, policy and procedures, the arts or other areas, they can choose which ones to apply for based on their own personal interests.” People can apply to serve on a variety of agencies, boards and commissions, ranging from colleges and boards of self-regulated health professions, such as the colleges of chiropractors, counselling therapists, physiotherapists and paramedics, to cultural organizations, such as Arts Nova Scotia, and police advisory boards. “Nova Scotians can gain great experience by volunteering for an agency, board or commission while also making a difference in their communities,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of the Voluntary Sector. “We need people from all walks of life and with diverse backgrounds and abilities to serve in these important roles. I encourage Nova Scotians to take a look at the many opportunities available and apply for those that grab their interest.” Applications for some opportunities are due by Nov. 19. Applications for many other positions are accepted year-round. To find out more and apply, visit https://www.novascotia.ca/abc , or call 902-424-4877 or 1-866-206-6844. Applicants are assessed based on their skills and qualifications, taking into account the needs of the individual agency, board or commission. Applications will be considered for both current and upcoming vacancies. Typically, appointees are reimbursed for expenses, and in some cases, paid a modest amount for their services. In order to increase the diversity of the agencies, boards and commissions, applications are encouraged from women, Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous people, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, persons with disabilities, Acadian Nova Scotians, immigrants and newcomers and persons from the 2LGBTQ+ community.
The Simcoe RONA store is looking to hire 20 new workers as part of a hiring blitz by Lowe’s Canada network of stores.The home improvement retailer is looking to fill more than 6,350 open positions nationwide this spring.“Whether you’re looking for a summer job, a career in home improvement, or an opportunity to share your home improvement knowledge in your retirement, now is the ideal time to join the Lowe’s Canada family,” Marc Macdonald, senior vice president of human resources, said in a media release. “Come meet our store teams-we’d like to know more about you.”Full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs will be available.A National Hiring Day will be held on Feb. 23 at stores across the country. Candidates interested in working at RONA in Simcoe can visit the location at 10 Davis Street East, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Feb. 23. The management team will be on site to accept applications and meet with candidates.Across the country, there are positions available for department managers, customer service associates, cashiers, stockers, boom truck drivers, and sales specialists. To accommodate student candidates, most seasonal jobs will begin in April.To learn more about available positions or to apply online at any time, log onto lowescanada.ca/en/careers.
Lee Vine, Managing Director of Integrated Pump Rental, cautions that dealing with dewatering activities is not as simple as merely purchasing or renting a pump. Unless there is effective groundwater control, even the best run sites could become hindered by expensive and challenging problems. This will not only cause program delays but could also have an adverse effect on health and safety.“It is essential that contractors deal with a supplier that understands dewatering applications and is able to provide the correct level of technical assistance as this will ensure that the most efficient method of dewatering is selected for a specific site,” Vine says.Integrated Pump Rental is responsible for marketing the Sykes range of dewatering pumps in southern Africa. Vine says these pumps have an established reputation for the fast and effective control and removal of sub-surface water.Sykes pumps are designed to offer robust and reliable performance and can handle high volumes of water with ease. The Sykes Primax Contractors Range of diesel driven pumps offers reliable dewatering coupled with cost efficiency. These are fully automatic priming pumps and can run dry for extended periods due to the oil bath mechanical seal assembly. This allows priming with long suction hoses and suction lifts of up to 9 m.Vine explains that as suction levels fluctuate, the pump will “snore” until the liquid is available for the pump to fully reprime itself automatically.Constructed using quality materials, the pumps are fitted with a 316 SS impeller and wear plates as standard. The pumps are capable of handling solids up to 90 mm.Vine says that Integrated Pump Rental is achieving successes across Africa with the Sykes brand and he attributes this to his team’s understanding of pumping application requirements and the Sykes pumps’ ability to meet the harsh operating conditions on the continent.