first_imgGraves Island Provincial Park will remain open until Thanksgiving weekend instead of its original closing date of Sept. 7. The park’s camping season is being extended because of new campsites and park improvements completed this year. “We are pleased to be able offer something new for campers who enjoy spending time at Graves Island,” said Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell. “These improvements have come as a result of government’s long-term commitment to the park and input from local residents and park visitors.” Long a popular destination park, the new campsites offer excellent ocean views previously unavailable. Visitors can choose specific campsites through the reservation system online or by phone at 1-888-544-3434, between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. Opening and closing dates for provincial camping parks vary. For more information on redevelopment of Graves Island Provincial Park, go to www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/gravesisland.asp .last_img read more

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are rising on Wall Street early Thursday on indications American consumers continue to spend and embrace online shopping.The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 67 points, a day after dropping 800 points as investors grew more concerned about a slowdown in the global economy. A report showing stronger-than-expected retail sales and a solid profit outlook from Walmart may allay some concerns about the strength of the U.S. economy.Walmart rose 5.5%.The S&P 500 rose 11 points, or 0.4%, to 2,851. The Dow gained 0.3%, to 25,543. The Nasdaq rose 0.2% to 7,788.The yield on 10-year Treasury slipped slightly to 1.57% following a sharp decline Wednesday.The Associated Press