Business View Magazine | February 2020

216 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2020 B usiness and beauty combined - New Glasgow is a picture- perfect riverside town in northern Nova Scotia, which serves as the commercial-service centre for the region of Pictou County. Founded by Scottish settlers in 1784, the town was named after Glasgow, Scotland and was once a thriving shipbuilding centre. Through the centuries, New Glasgow’s people have forged a legacy of excellence in entrepreneurship, education, social leadership, human rights, athletics, entertainment, music, and government. New Glasgow is the birthplace of three Nova Scotia premiers, several provincial and federal cabinet ministers, and municipal leaders serving at provincial and national levels. Known for its generosity of spirit and visionary leadership, the community is destined to develop wisely and flourish. Business View Magazine spoke, recently, with New Glasgow Mayor, Nancy Dicks; Town Engineer, Earl Mackenzie; and CAO, Lisa MacDonald, about the town’s current projects and future ambitions. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. AT A GLANCE NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA WHAT: Historic riverside town; population approx. 9100 WHERE: Pictou County, Nova Scotia WEBSITE: ow, Nova Scotia F LOUR I SH