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Province Honours Late NSAC Copresident

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first_imgA street in Perennia Innovation Park in Bible Hill is being renamed in honour of the late Bernie MacDonald, a guiding force at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 18 years. Innovation Drive, which runs past the Perennia Innovation Centre and services Perennia and Department of Agriculture buildings in the park, will now be called Dr. Bernie MacDonald Drive. “Bernie was instrumental in helping to shape the Nova Scotia Agricultural College into the world-class institution it is today,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “He also played an invaluable role in the merger of Dalhousie University and the NSAC to create the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus.” Mr. MacDonald passed away Jan. 15, 2013. He was an educator for more than four decades, including nearly 20 years at the Nova Scotia Teachers College, where he served as acting principal, and many years as a high school teacher. He was co-president of NSAC when he retired in 2012. “Bernie was passionate about education and inspirational to students and staff,” said Mr. Colwell. “It is only fitting to honour him with this road, which services a business park dedicated to agricultural innovation and the future of our agricultural industry.” Perennia is an agri-food and bio-resource company that combines the resources of AgraPoint, the Atlantic Bioventures Centre and the Perennia Innovation Centre. It is a Crown agency owned by the Province of Nova Scotia.last_img read more