Author Archive

  • Robert MacEachern – Director

    Robert MacEachern grew up in the Antigonish area and currently lives with his wife and children in Halifax where he is the Indigenous and Diversity Program Manager, Global Health Office, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. Previously he was the Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator / Policy Support for the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs, and Culture Program / Department Coordinator for the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. Joe has served on the Executive or as a member of many Boards and was the Founder of the Evolve Music Festival. He is an experienced ...

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  • Murray Coolican – Director

    Murray Coolican has held leadership positions in not?for?profit, government, political and private sectors. He has worked in the energy and natural resources sectors and in financial services as well as on environmental and aboriginal issues. He has served as senior vice president at Maritime Life, and as vice president at a number of companies including Nova Scotia Power, Corporate Communications Limited and National Sea Products. He was Deputy Minister of Native Affairs in the Government of Ontario and Special Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Robert Stanfield.  He was executive director of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, ...

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  • Aaron Eisses, Director

    I was raised on a dairy farm in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Growing up on the farm I was taught the lessons of hard work, community, and pulling together to get through hard times, and an understanding of the climate and how changes are affecting the environment. I studied computer science at Dalhousie University. After graduation, I moved to Ottawa and worked for Nortel Networks. At Nortel I became an accomplished problem solver and team player. Unfortunately, while at Nortel, I also experienced the ugly side of business. In 2005 it was ...

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  • Jenny Osburn – Director

    Jenny Osburn found a passion for cooking very early in life. Learning at her mother’s side, she learned to appreciate the delicious flavours of fresh food prepared from scratch and came to head up the kitchen in one of Nova Scotia’s most beloved restaurants. For the past fifteen years, she’s been hard at work promoting Nova Scotia’s spectacular array of locally produced vegetables, meat, bread, cheeses and wine at the Union Street Café, a ...

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  • Dave Oulton – Independent Director

    David Oulton is a Hants County farmer who has been raising purebred beef cattle for many years.  Married to wife, Dianne, they have four children – three sons and daughter Liza, a trader on the stock market in Toronto. They consider themselves blessed that their three sons live in the Kings/Hants area and are active in the farming community, and they are part of the Buy Local Advantage through Oulton Fuels, Oulton Poultry Farm, Fox Hill Developments, Bloom Greenhouse & Garden Centre and Sweetgrass Beef. Dave attended the ...

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