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Nova Scotia Recycles Contest Winners To Be Honoured

(Monday, February 7/05)-- Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – On Wednesday, February 9th, RRFB Nova Scotia, along with Halifax Regional Municipality, will honour local winners in the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest.  A celebration dinner will be held at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club in Dartmouth from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The following local winners and runners-up will be honoured at the event:

Region 4  Halifax Regional Municipality





Waverly Road School, Bedford

Teacher: Ms. Janique Caseley

Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea, Timberlea

Teacher: Ms. Lori White


Westmount School, Halifax

Student: Rebecca Miller

O’Connell Drive School, Porters Lake

Student: Stephanie Hicks

Four – Six

Springvale Elementary, Halifax

Student: Jessica Boutilier

Beaverbank - Monarch, Beaverbank

Student: Jaclyn MacLean

Seven – Nine

Gorsebrook Junior High, Halifax

Student: Erica McAdam / Niamn Campbell

Tantallon Junior High, Upper Tantallon

Student: Katherine Fountain


Millwood High School, Lower Sackville

Students: Nathan Smith, Alex Coles, Dylan Lewis, Justin Naugler

Halifax West High School, Halifax

Students: Christopher Baltzer, Nick Greeno, Kathryn Rehse


J.L. Illsley High School, Halifax

Student: Stephen Foster

Lockview High School, Fall River

Student: John Rathbun

Representatives from RRFB Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality will be present at the event to congratulate the winners.  Moby S. Loop, RRFB Nova Scotia’s recycling robot, will also attend the celebration.

“The Nova Scotia Recycles Contest is a chance to celebrate the role Nova Scotia youth have played in making this province a recognized leader in waste management.  We thank all of the students and teachers from across the province that continue to support our contest ”, says Rick Ramsay, Chair of RRFB Nova Scotia. 

Each October, during National Waste Reduction Week, RRFB Nova Scotia, in cooperation with the province’s 55 municipalities, organizes the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest. This year, students were challenged to consider the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting as they created waste reduction posters, designed advertisements using old magazines, produced anti-litter television commercials, and wrote essays on increasing waste diversion in Nova Scotia. 

Winners and runners-up were selected in each of Nova Scotia’s seven solid waste-resource management regions.  Almost 6,000 contest entries were received from students in grades primary to twelve.  More than $28,000 in prizes will be awarded to schools and students at upcoming regional celebrations.  Prizes range from promotional items made from recycled products to $1,000.00 scholarships for winning Grade 12 students. 

RRFB Nova Scotia would like to thank Mountain Equipment Co-op and Empire Theatres for their support of the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest.

For more information, visit or contact:

Alanna Nelson, Education Officer, RRFB Nova Scotia, 902-897-3252 or 902-890-7321

Shannon Betts, Waste Resource Analyst, 902-490-7153





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