Some employees rehired after unexpected layoffs at Truro Raceway

Some of the employees who lost their jobs at the Truro Raceway and with the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission (NSPEC) last month have been rehired. 

The Truro Daily News reports the jobs include a race secretary, a bookkepper, a maintenance person, and two local individuals involved with pari-mutuel betting, while four other employees in pari-mutuel betting have also been rehired at off-site locations in Sackville and at the Halifax casino. 

Steve Morton, the president of the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association, tells the Truro Daily News that nine of the employees have been hired back by his association. 

Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell said in an emailed statement last month that steps had been taken to separate the Truro Raceway from the Exhibition, which included a lease signed with the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association to carry forward with its operations. 

He also said no new government funding would go into the racetrack, but added that the department would work closely with stakeholders and the local community to build a stronger organization. 

~With files from the Truro Daily News.