Ellie Black, Halifax, Gymnastics Custio Clayton, North Preston, Boxing Ryan Cochrane, Windsor, Kayak Amy Cotton, Judique, Inverness Co., Judo Mark de Jonge, Halifax, Kayak Danielle Dube, Glen Haven, Halifax Regional Municipality, Sailing Eric Gillis, Antigonish, Marathon Geoff Harris, Halifax, Sprinting Jenna Martin, Caledonia, Queens Co., Sprinting Jason McCoombs, Dartmouth, Canoe David Sharpe, Halifax, Swimming Jamey Jewells, Donkin, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Wheelchair Basketball Devan Gotell, Antigonish, Paralympic Swimming Paul Tingley, Halifax, Paralympic Sailing Nova Scotia will be well-represented in London as the province sends its largest contingent in history to the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Fourteen Nova Scotian Olympic and Paralympic athletes will compete on the international stage as part of Team Canada. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, congratulations and best wishes to all of our incredible athletes,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “They have worked hard and put in countless hours for this opportunity. I have no doubt that Nova Scotia’s athletes can compete with the best in the world.” Nova Scotia’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic athletes are: To cheer on Nova Scotia athletes or to learn more about them, visit www.novascotia.ca/olympics2012 .
TORONTO — The Teranet-National Bank index of Canadian housing prices continues to show the effects of a cooling trend that has hovered over the real estate market for more than a year.The index was at 153 last month, up just 2.7% from January 2012 — the lowest 12-month growth rate since November 2009.It was also the 14th consecutive month of shrinking year-over-year price increases and the fifth consecutive month-to-month decline, with the index was down 0.3% from December.Vancouver, which is Canada’s most expensive residential real estate market, was the only city on the index to show a year-over-year decline, dropping 2.5% compared with January 2012.Victoria, on the other hand, had its first year-over-year gain in 13 months, while three other cities showed month-to-month gains.The composite index covers 11 major urban centres.Seven of 11 local markets tracked by the Teranet land registry system showed month-to-month declines: Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.The four local markets that saw increases were: Halifax, Ottawa, Quebec and Victoria.It was the third month-to-month decrease in a row for Toronto and the fourth consecutive for Montreal.The Canadian Press