News releases from Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7) issued in the specified time period (Page 19)

Speakers Announced for Arts and Culture Conference

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Members of the arts and culture sector will not want to miss the line-up of speakers planned for the arts and culture conference and awards gala being held at the DeCoste Centre in Pictou on Thursday, Oct. 19.

August Tourism Statistics Available

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Nova Scotia's tourism operators continue to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive global industry. The province has welcomed about 1.5 million visitors so far this year -- the same as the first eight months of 2005 -- but there was a five per cent decrease in August from the same month in 2005.

Tourism Marketing Agency Chosen

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage is awarding a three-year contract to Colour Creative Persuasion Inc. to act as its full-service agency of record for tourism marketing.

Cultural Capital of Canada Featured at Conference

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Strengthening communities through arts and cultural development will be the topic of the keynote address at the annual Arts and Culture Conference being held at the DeCoste Centre in Pictou, Oct. 19.

July Tourism Statistics Available

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Global and national factors affecting the tourism industry are having an effect on Nova Scotia's peak tourism season. Visitation to the province, while up one per cent year-to-date, is down 12 per cent for the month of July.

Nova Scotia Gets Rave Reviews at Irish Fest

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Some 130,000 visitors at the Irish Fest in Milwaukee last weekend had an opportunity to experience Nova Scotia's unique Celtic culture first hand.

McCulloch House Museum Re-opens

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

McCulloch House Museum in Pictou will celebrate its re-opening on Sunday, Aug. 20, with an afternoon tea and tours of a new interactive exhibit about Thomas McCulloch.

Province Promotes Celtic Culture at Irish Festival

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

More than 130,000 people will soon learn what a vibrant Celtic culture Nova Scotia has, as the province prepares to head to the largest Irish Festival in the world this week.

Arts and Culture to Come Together for Conference

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Representatives of the arts and culture community will come together this fall to develop, foster and promote an awareness of the importance of arts and culture in Nova Scotia.

New Appointments to Arts and Culture Partnership Council

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Nova Scotia's arts and culture sector will continue to be broadly represented with the appointment of four new members to the province's Arts and Culture Partnership Council.

2006 Aliant New Media Prize Applications Being Accepted

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Members of the province's arts and cultural community have until Sept. 15 to submit applications for the 2006 Aliant New Media Prize.

2006 Portia White Prize Nominations Being Accepted

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Members and supporters of the province's arts and cultural community have until Sept. 15 to nominate outstanding Nova Scotia artists for the 2006 Portia White Prize.

New Virtual Exhibit Celebrates Changing of the Guard

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

People with an interest in the province's history will now be able to see what the old garrison city of Halifax looked like, thanks to a new online exhibit by Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

Cape Breton Among Best Islands

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

A major travel publication has recognized something Nova Scotians already know -- Cape Breton Island is a world-class vacation destination.

Province to Review Tourist Accommodation Act

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The province is reviewing legislation that deals with the licensing of tourist accommodation properties and consulting with industry on improvements.

July Events, Tourist Experiences

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Tourists will experience a slice of Nova Scotia life at July's signature events featuring living history, Acadian feasts, Highland games, rum-running races, and an eclectic mix of music from jazz to bluegrass.

Nova Scotia Archives Celebrates Wolfville Artists

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Three young women from Nova Scotia who established prominent artistic careers in the United States more than a century ago are being celebrated in a new online exhibit presented by Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

New Brochure Helps Homeowners Insure Heritage Houses

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

Property owners who are looking for information on insuring their older homes have new information at their fingertips thanks to a comprehensive brochure on preserving Nova Scotia's built heritage.

Heritage Report Provides Insight

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

An interim report with draft recommendations for a provincial heritage strategy stresses that everyone has a role to play in preserving Nova Scotia's rich natural, cultural and built heritage.

Maritime Museum Best in Canada

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is likely to attract even more tourists since Reader's Digest has named it the best maritime museum in Canada.