News release

Repeal of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Act

Government is taking steps toward the long-term sustainability of the current Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition site in Bible Hill.

Legislation introduced today, Sept. 26, will repeal the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Act, which is necessary to move this process forward.

“The provincial exhibition and the raceway are valuable to the community and the agriculture industry,” said Keith Colwell, Minister of Agriculture. “Winding up the current operations, together with a plan to revitalize the property, will put it on the right path as a strong economic driver in the community.

“We are working with the local community to build a stronger organization.”

These actions are intended to enhance the sustainability, profitability and accountability of the organization.

The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board separated the property into two different areas in February 2018 for harness racing activities and exhibitions.

Under new management, the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition was held in August. Under a new lease with the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association, the Truro Raceway continues to host live harness races and other racing related activities as an independent organization.

Additional infrastructure work may be required to enable the safe and best use of this government-owned complex.

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Government is taking steps to secure the long-term sustainability of the site of the current Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Bible Hill, including repealing the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Act.

Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell says winding up the current operations, together with a plan to revitalize the exhibition property will put it on the right path as a strong economic driver in the community.

These actions are intended to enhance the sustainability, profitability and accountability of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition.

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