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Funding Supports Arts and Culture at Cape Breton University

first_imgThe province will provide additional funding to support two important arts and culture centres at Cape Breton University (CBU). Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis announced $700,000 for the Beaton Institute and the Cape Breton University Art Gallery today, Sept. 26. “The Beaton Institute and the art gallery are not just important to the students and staff of Cape Breton University, but also to the broader community across the island,” says Mr. Kousoulis. “Both institutions are vital to the historical and cultural wellbeing of Nova Scotia.” The Beaton Institute is a repository for historically significant records of the university and Cape Breton. The Cape Breton University Art Gallery is the first and only full-time public art gallery on the island. Both institutions are used regularly by the public. “Cape Breton University is proud to be the home to both the Beaton Institute and the CBU Art Gallery,” says David C. Dingwall, president, Cape Breton University. “At CBU we celebrate culture and these culturally significant centres provide tremendous value to the entire Nova Scotia region and further enrich and enhance our communities. We are thrilled to see them recognized in this way.” This annual funding is in recognition of the importance the centres hold in the community. The investment supports the Culture Action Plan and the province’s vision of being a place known for its empowered, vibrant communities and a strong creative economy. The province is currently in discussions with universities about the next multi-year funding agreement, called the Memorandum of Understanding, which is expected to be reached in Spring 2019.last_img read more

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Ant McPartlin checks into rehab after becoming addicted to prescription drugs

first_imgIt comes just days after he was released from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he underwent an operation to correct the damage done two years earlier at a different hospital.He was photograph leaving the hospital with his knee heavily bandaged on Tuesday.He will spend the next six weeks in a wheelchair, and doctors have reportedly told him there is a danger his knee will one day collapse, leaving him crippled. McPartlin attends the funeral of Caron KeatingCredit:Stephen Lock McPartlin is made an OBE by the Prince of Wales at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, February 2017Credit:Jonathan Brady A friend told the newspaper: “The boys love a drink together. But in recent months, after they went to the pub, Ant would go home and carry on drinking alone.“Part of it was that the alcohol helped numb the physical pain he has been enduring. Britain’s Got Talent presenter Ant McPartlin has checked into rehab after admitting problems with substance abuse.The star, 41, is reported to have wept as he told his wife Lisa and long-time presenting partner Declan Donnelly of his addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. The pair in their younger daysCredit:PA “I’ve spoken out because I think it’s important that people ask for help if they’re going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.”McPartlin, who confessed that his marriage is ‘strained’, attributable in part to their failure to have children, will spend at least two months receiving treatment in a specialist clinic.However he and Lisa remain “devoted” to one another, a close friend of the couple insisted. Ant and Dec Ant and Dec Treatment is expected to involve a mixture of group counselling and one-to-one therapy sessions. Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong Ant Partlincenter_img The duo present I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in ITVCredit:Nigel Wright/ITV McPartlin – said to be worth £60million – became hooked on the Class C opiate-based painkiller Tramadol, which is commonly prescribed for people suffering from serious pain.Friends are said to have raised their concerns at McPartlin, who lives in Chiswick, West London, combining the drug with alcohol following nights out.He and best friend Donnelly have been described as “regulars” at bars and pubs in the area. Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong after their wedding at St.Nicholas Church in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, 2006Credit:Ian West/PA Ant McPartlin And and Dec Former child actor McPartlin apologised to friends and family, and said “I feel like I’ve let people down”, after depression and chronic pain from a ‘botched’ knee operation two years ago left him in physical and mental “agony”.He told the Sun on Sunday: “I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.“I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ant McPartlin watches the races at Royal Ascot, 2015Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley “During the finals of BGT Ant’s appearance was the subject of discussion among the backstage crew. It was clear he was really struggling behind the scenes.” “He is no longer as fit as he was and is less able to cope with the rigours of filming.last_img read more