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January 28, 2014

HALIFAX - The provincial government has ordered a financial audit for the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission . Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell says his department will hire an accounting firm after numerous unsuccessful attempts by the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board to get financial information from the commission. The Provincial Exhibition owes the province about $500,000 . Colwell has said the annual five-day event in Bible Hill needs to be run more efficiently and the government won't forgive its debt. The annual fair, which began in 1946, is held each August and draws about 40,000 people. ( The Canadian Press )

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Source: Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada)

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