Bible Hill agriculture buildings renamed after Roger Bacon, Edward Lorraine

Two government buildings housing staff of the Department of Agriculture in Bible Hill have been renamed.

Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell has dedicated the Annapolis Building to former premier Roger Bacon, and the Northumberland Building to the late Edward Lorraine, a former agriculture minister.

Bacon – a dairy and blueberry farmer born in Upper Nappan – was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1970 and became the province's 21st premier in 1990.

He's credited with helping to pioneer blueberry production in the province.

Lorraine, a life-long beef farmer, was elected Colchester North MLA in 1981 and served as the province's agriculture minister from 1997 to 1999.

Colwell says both men made lasting contributions to the growth of agriculture in the province as both farmers and dedicated public servants.

Renovations on the Lorraine Building were completed last year, and allows department staff to be housed together.