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FFAW Calls on Ottawa to Assist 3Ps Fishermen

The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union  and fish harvesters in 3Ps, on the province’s south coast, are calling on the federal government to take immediate action to address the severe economic challenges facing harvesters in the area. As a result of an unprecedented decline of fish resources in the area, harvesters are experiencing conditions that rival the cod moratorium, the FFAW stated in a press release. “Through no fault of their own, harvesters in 3Ps are struggling to ...

Northern Lights 2016

The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) recently produced another successful Northern Lights, a high-profile business and cultural showcase of Nunavut, Nunavik and Labrador / Nunatsiavut. Northern Lights 2016 was held at the Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre) in Ottawa, Ontario, January 27-30, 2016. The four-day event attracted 200 exhibitors and 1,200 delegates. New this year, in collaboration with ArcticNet, ...

Coalition Formed to Fight Ottawa on Temporary Foreign Workers’ Dispute

A winter which didn’t seem to want to end created all sorts of problems for the lobster fishery in northern Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and parts of New Brunswick. The opening of the fishery in these parts was delayed almost two weeks due to persistent ice conditions, brought on by strong northeasterly winds. The first week to 10 days of the season are usually crucial to the success of this fishery due to the high quality of the product. When the fishery finally opened, market ...