Monday, April 18, 2011

Potential Good News for Local Economy

Digby ready to wade into tidal energy trade

The tidal turbines are coming and Digby, Nova Scotia wants to be at the centre of the action.

The town has launched a campaign to position itself as a service centre for the tidal energy industry that is beginning to evolve in parts of the Bay of Fundy.

Digby is located less than 30 minutes from the Hillsdale House Inn on Annapolis Royal.

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Hillsdale House Inn receives TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award for the second year in a row

TripAdvisor® has recognized Hillsdale House Inn with a 2011 Travellers’ Choice Award placing it among the top 10 B&B’s/Inns in Canada. This is the second consecutive year that the Inn has been honoured with this award. Once again Hillsdale House Inn is the only recipient east of Ontario. TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Award winners are determined based on the unbiased reviews and opinions of subscribers about accommodations on and other web content.

“We are so pleased to hear that Hillsdale House Inn has been recognized as one of the top ten Inns in the country by these prestigious awards,” said Percy Paris, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “I commend Paul and Val Stackhouse, and all of their staff, for helping to build Nova Scotia as a world-class travel destination.” Phil Roberts, Mayor of Annapolis Royal, was extremely pleased to hear of the recognition received by the Hillsdale House Inn. “Annapolis Royal is noted for its fine accommodations, ranging from large Inns to small Bed-&-Breakfasts. We are proud of them all, but particularly proud of the Hillsdale House Inn in having received its second national TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award — the only one east of Niagara-on-the Lake Ontario to do so. Congratulations to Innkeepers Paul & Val!”

For their part the owners are honoured and determined to continue to make the Award an annual honour. To learn more about the Inn and to see what past guests have been saying go to and follow the link to TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Award.