month : 03/2019 22 results

New Brunswick’s Largest Events for Boating, Fishing and the Outdoors Take Over Moncton This Weekend

The region’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum this weekend, March 29 to 31. The New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show, Moncton Boat Show, and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum are expected to attract thousands of visitors from across New Brunswick and the Maritimes. With a non-stop schedule of events and special attractions, the shows promise the latest and greatest gear and advice for all kinds of outdoors enthusiasts. “We always look forward to ...

Please Think About Consequences of Northern Pulp’s Proposed Pipe

The following letter was written by nine-year-old Hannah Fleury, to N.S. Environment Minister Margaret Miller in response to the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed replacement effluent treatment plant. Dear Environment Minister Margaret Miller, I am writing to you about Northern Pulp’s pipe that they want to build. I am nine years old from Central Caribou, N.S. Please do not dismiss my letter because of my age. I have grown up on the beaches of Caribou and my ...

Boating, Fishing, Hunting and More: Three Events Take Over the Moncton Coliseum March 29 to 31

The region’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum this March 29 to 31: the New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show, Moncton Boat Show, and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum. Expected to attract thousands of visitors from across New Brunswick and the Maritimes, attendees will get the chance to experience the latest in boating, fishing, hunting, and the best of the region’s outdoor adventures. “This unique lineup of shows brings together some of the ...

Landmark Reconciliation Agreement Reached in the Arctic Surf Clam Fishery

Fourteen First Nations Announce Landmark Agreement with Clearwater on Arctic Surf Clam A total of 14 First Nations communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated announced they have reached a landmark agreement to the benefit of all parties. The agreement forges a 50-year partnership that protects existing jobs in the Arctic surf clam fishery while creating meaningful economic, employment and capacity building for the fourteen First Nations ...

A Small Fish in a Big Pond

For generations in Atlantic Canada, the fishery was a small, insular industry where fishermen harvested fish and sold it to a local merchant. The fishing seasons changed, but the process remained pretty much unchanged for hundreds of years. However, as technology changed and advanced at a near incomprehensible pace in the last few decades, fishermen in this region are waking up to find themselves involved in the huge juggernaut that is the international fishing industry. It is always ...

The Twine Loft – March 2019

Passed On: William Parsons – Salmon Cove, N.L. labour leader Parsons passed away on January 26 at the Carbonear General Hospital following a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. He left his home in Flatrock at the age of 16 to teach, but soon realized that the classroom was not for him, so he moved on to the iron ore mine in what is now Labrador City. Having not yet reached the mandatory age to work in the mine, he worked in the kitchen until his 18th birthday. He signed his first union ...

On the Waterfront – March 2019

Cooke Acquires Seajoy Seafood Cooke Inc. recently announced the completion of its acquisition of the Seajoy Seafood Corporation group, one of the largest vertically integrated, premium shrimp farms in Latin America. “The acquisition of Seajoy is an important element in our focus on product diversification to meet our customers’ needs,” said Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Inc. “Seajoy is a world-leading shrimp producer utilizing the highest quality and food safety standards and newest ...

A Tribute to Donald V. Graham

I always said the measure of a person is the number of people at their funeral service. Donald’s service was in Ferryland on Tuesday, January 15. The day was really bad, gale-force, Northeast winds, drifting snow that turned to freezing rain, then rain. Not fit to put your dog outdoors. Despite the terrible weather, the church was filled, not even standing room, as the old fishermen would say, stogged to the gills. My reason for my being at the funeral was simple, paying tri...

Seals Continue to Destroy Our Fisheries

I would like to add my voice to those that disclaim the recent information provided by DFO’s (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) Dr. G. Stenson (In The cull question: Part I, published in the Jan. 16 edition of The Central Voice). Seals have destroyed our fisheries in Atlantic Canada and particularly that in Newfoundland and Labrador. The poor condition of harp seals in terms of age, previously measured body mass and survivability of pups, is a direct result of the seal population ...

2018 was Positive on Trade, Negative on Investment Confidence

It seems not so long ago that Canadian exporters were considering how the business landscape would change without the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Fortunately, that scenario hasn’t played out and a new trade agreement, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) was reached. For export sensitive sectors, this was especially welcome news, but CUSMA, and other trade agreements like it, are not an end-point, more accurately, it’s a foundation for Canadian exporters to ...