Bible Hill street to be renamed in honour of former NSAC leader

Harry Sullivan
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BIBLE HILL – The late Bernie MacDonald, a “guiding force” at the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) for 18 years, is to have a street renamed in his honour.

The late Bernie MacDonald, a former head of the NSAC, is to have a Bible Hill street renamed in his Bible Hill street renamed in honour. MacDonald died Jan. 15/13.

Innovation Drive, which runs past the Perennia Innovation Centre and services Perennia and Department of Agriculture buildings in the park, will now be called Dr. Bernie MacDonald Drive.

"Bernie was instrumental in helping to shape the Nova Scotia Agricultural College into the world-class institution it is today," said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell in a news release issued Tuesday. "He also played an invaluable role in the merger of Dalhousie University and the NSAC to create the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus."

MacDonald passed away Jan. 15, 2013. He was an educator for more than four decades, including nearly 20 years at the Nova Scotia Teachers College, where he served as acting principal. He also spent many years as a high school teacher.

MacDonald was co-president of NSAC when he retired in 2012.

“Bernie was passionate about education and inspirational to students and staff," Colwell said. “It is only fitting to honour him with this road, which services a business park dedicated to agricultural innovation and the future of our agricultural industry.”

Perennia is an agri-food and bio-resource company that combines the resources of AgraPoint, the Atlantic Bioventures Centre and the Perennia Innovation Centre. It is a Crown agency owned by the province of Nova Scotia.

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Twitter: @tdnharry

Organizations: Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Nova Scotia Teachers College, Perennia Innovation Centre Department of Agriculture Dalhousie University Atlantic Bioventures Centre Crown agency

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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