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New Brunswick Lobster Pot Tree Promotes the Giving Spirit

More than $10,000 has been raised in support of the local food bank through the sponsorship of buoys for the St. Andrews, New Brunswick lobster pot Christmas tree since the tradition was started by local business owners four years ago. “Me and a lady by the name of Alisan Bailey, her husband is a fisherman, we always joked about doing a small lobster pot tree on my deck at the pub for Christmas,” said Kevin Simmonds, who owns the Red Herring Pub in the coastal New Brunswick town. ...

Lobster Trap, Buoy Trees Celebrate the Season in Southwestern Nova Scotia

Above photo: West Pubnico, N.S. Kathy Johnson photo   The start of the LFA 33 and 34 lobster fishery and the Christmas season are being celebrated in southwestern Nova Scotia this year with three community lobster pot Christmas trees and a buoy tree. Started last year, the 24-foot buoy tree, topped with a two-foot radar reflector, stands stately on the Dennis Point wharf in Lower West Pubnico. A project of the West Side Improvement Society, the buoy tree was constructed out ...

Port de Grave Light Show

The scenic fishing community of Port de Grave, Conception Bay, Newfoundland was shining bright once again this year. The annual boat lighting tradition is a point of interest for many  in the province, with about 30,000 visitors each year. There is a strong sense of pride in the Christmas light display and this year was no different. Dozens of boats decorated with bright lights of various colours, shapes and sizes making for a breathtaking view. Photos by Danielle Hoddinott and Alex Chafe

A Lengthy Fish Wish List

Did Christmas come early for the four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada — specifically on October 19 of this year? By now the dust has settled and the celebratory Liberal red confetti has been swept up from Justin Trudeau’s somewhat surprising majority government win and clean sweep in Atlantic Canada. The fact all 32 Atlantic Canada members of Parliament are now sitting on the government side must be already causing the premiers in this neck of the woods to salivate a little. ...