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NEWS RELEASE - February 10, 2004


Halifax, Nova Scotia - On Wednesday, February 11th, Halifax Regional Municipality and RRFB Nova Scotia will honour local Nova Scotia Recycles Contest winners. A celebration dinner will be held at Brightwood Golf Club in Dartmouth from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The following local winners and runners-up will be honoured at the event:

Grade Winner Runner-Up
Primary-One Crossroads Academy, Tantallon

Teacher: Lorraine Ings

Southdale - North Woodside School

Teacher: Jane Rathbun

Two-Three Basinview Drive Community School

Student: Kelsey McKenzie

Ecole Beaubassin

Student : Melanie Toner

Four - Six Ecole Beaubassin

Student: Brandon Gellinas

Hammonds Plains Consolidated

Student: Alyson Sarty

Seven - Nine Prince Arthur Junior High

Student: Erin MacLeod

Gorsebrook Junior High

Student: Ellie Richardson

Ten - Eleven Dartmouth High School

Student: Kevin O'Neill

Twelve St. Patrick's High School

Student: Sarah Haverstock

Dartmouth High School

Student: Bria Inkpen

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 "treasures from trash", designed ads using old magazines and researched the relationship between youth and litter.

Winners and runners-up were selected in each of Nova Scotia's seven solid waste-resource management regions. Over 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.

Representatives from RRFB Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality will be present at the event to congratulate the winners. Also making a special appearance is Moby S. Loop, RRFB Nova Scotia's recycling robot.

"By participating in the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, students and their teachers have shown genuine enthusiasm for reducing waste and protecting our environment. We congratulate all of the winners and thank all the schools for participating", says Derek Firth, Chief Operating Officer for RRFB Nova Scotia.

RRFB Nova Scotia would like to thank Mountain Equipment Co-op 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


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