Ronald Smith

Ron is an independent director with many years of board experience in the private, notfor-profit and public sectors. During his career, he served as CFO of MT&T prior to the merger that created Bell Aliant, and then later as CFO of Nova Scotia Power and Emera, retiring in 2005. While a Director of Nova Scotia Business Inc., he served as Interim CEO from 2013 to 2015. Ron currently serves on the boards of Alamos Gold Inc., PROREIT, the IWK Health Centre, the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and Engage Nova Scotia. He is the Chair of the board which governs the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Fund and also Chair of the Western Regional Enterprise Network. In the past he has served on the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Board of Governors of Acadia University where he was Chair from 2004 to 2009 and The Arthritis Society where he was Chair of the national board from 2016 to 2018.

NEWS

Public Call for Activations: Waterfront +

It is an exciting time to be in Nova Scotia at the water’s edge.  It is here where residents and visitors alike come to experience and celebrate our maritime culture, where we find and nurture inspiration. As a province, our…

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Louisbourg Visitor Experience Project

Over the past several months, Develop Nova Scotia has been working many stakeholders to develop a Louisbourg visitor experience project for the waterfront and Main Street. With a focus on creating a social and economic gathering place for locals and…

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Seasonal Opportunities - Halifax and Lunenburg Waterfronts

Join our team! We’re inviting applications for the following term positions*: Marina Attendant – Lunenburg Waterfront Marina Attendants – Halifax Waterfront  Waterfront Attendants – Halifax Waterfront Reporting to the Marine and Property Managers, the Marina Attendants are the face of Develop…

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Stella Maris - New Multi-User Marine Testing Platform at COVE

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship’s (COVE) new multi-use platform enables rapid, cost-effective product development in ocean tech sector. Know as Stella Maris, the project was announced on February 11/21. Our team at Develop Nova Scotia is currently wrapping…

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Big Boat Shed Project

The Big Boat Shed is a big deal and, recently, there was some big news! Our team has  been working away on the revitalization of this historic boatbuilding facility on Lunenburg’s working waterfront. All part of the waterfront master plan…

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative: More Scope Expansion Projects Announced

Connection matters. Delivering Internet for Nova Scotians is a priority and we’re making good progress. Access to reliable, high-speed internet across the province gives Nova Scotians options in choosing where to live and work and helps attract those who can…

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Accessible Viewing Deck Coming to Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove is a beloved, iconic part of Nova Scotia and one of the province’s most popular tourist areas. To help ensure a safe, accessible and engaging experience for visitors, business operators and residents, the Province of Nova Scotia and…

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Strong community support for first Evergreen Festival

December 21, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: The inaugural Evergreen Festival, led by Discover Halifax and Develop Nova Scotia, wrapped up yesterday, December 20, 2020, with incredible support from across the province. Over the course of the four-week event, Halifax-area families…

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Marine Infrastructure Investments in Nova Scotia

Working waterfronts are important social and economic infrastructure across the province. They add value to local economies and communities and attract boaters and visitors by sea. That is why today, Develop Nova Scotia, along with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency…

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Evergreen Festival makes safe switch to online-only

November 25, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Discover Halifax and Develop Nova Scotia have announced changes to the Evergreen Festival, a four-week outdoor festival set to kick-off November 28 to December 20, 2020. For safety reasons, most in-person aspects of…

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