Premier Darrell Dexter is offering Sobeys CEO Bill McEwan best wishes upon his upcoming retirement. Mr. McEwan announced his retirement today, Feb. 8. “Sobeys is at the heart of business in Nova Scotia. From its roots in Stellarton to the multi-billion dollar chain that it is now, the company has been creating good jobs and growing our economy for more than a century,” said Premier Dexter. “I wish Mr. McEwan good health in his retirement and on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I thank him for his valuable contribution to the province.” Over the past eleven years, Mr. McEwan has expanded Sobeys nation-wide through a challenging retail market. Under his leadership, the company recently announced a partnership with Target, the purchase of 250 Shell gasoline stations in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, and the completion of a new head office in Stellarton. Premier Dexter said he looks forward to working with Mr. McEwan’s successor. Sobeys operates 1,300 stores across Canada, including locations in 30 Nova Scotia communities.
New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari here on Tuesday and discussed issues relating to national highways in the state. The chief minister said he informed Gadkari about the proposed Bhopal-Indore six-lane green field Expressway, which can be constructed either by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) or the state government. The proposed six-lane expressway will be a model highway and logistic hub and logistic parks, smart city, IT parks will be developed on both sides of the expressway, the chief minister said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The meeting was also attended by MP PWD Minister Sajjan Singh Verma and officers of the state. Kamal Nath urged Gadkari for inclusion of upgradation of 232 km stretches at a cost of Rs 1,271 Crore in annual action plan for 2019-20 and also reimbursement of Rs 363.78 crore in central road fund and sanction of new works amounting to Rs 1,131 crore for the year 2019-20. He also urged him for giving approval of periodic renewal of 116 km amounting to Rs 25 crore for the year 2019-20 and sanction of Rs 205 crore required for upgradation of existing stretches of the National Highway passing through towns of the state under a one-time investment scheme. Nath said that the cost of maintenance of in-principle approved National Highways of 1,507 kms should by borne by the central ministry and also approval may be given for strengthening of National Highway Under IRQP (Improvement of Riding Quality Programme) for the year 2019-20. Nath requested for sanction of cost of consultancy services for preparation of DPR of Bhopal-Indore six-lane expressway.