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Monthly Archives: December 2017


  Posted on December 14, 2017 in UPTOWN SAINT JOHN by Tracy Hanson The restaurants who satisfied our bellies and tastebuds during Chop Chop Fall, 2017, presented a total of $7,769 to Lunch Connection today.  This amount makes a grand total of over $50,000 presented to this important cause since donations began in 2013. $1 from every Chop Chop dish sold during… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of Data for Community Success

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Eleanor MacLean Innovation and collaboration run deep in Saint John, and Enterprise Saint John is hoping to use that foundation to build economic success in the community. The time is also perfect to look at data as a fuel for this innovation. “Our region enjoys some of the fastest Internet speeds in… Read more »

ConnexionWorks Says Goodbye to One Owner and Welcomes a New One

Dec 15, 2017 by Cherise Letson SAINT JOHN —ConnexionWorks, Saint John’s collaborative co-working space, is welcoming a new owner. Jayne Taylor, ConnexionWorks’ current facility director, will join Heather Acker and Doug Jenkens as one of the co-owners. “I have enjoyed my role [as facility director] over the past 11 months and was taken out to supper by the three… Read more »

NexGen Building N.B.’s First Solar Power Generating Station on a Dairy Farm

Dec 14, 2017 by Cherise Letson SUSSEX– A New Brunswick company is helping build the province’s first solar power generating station. NexGen, a renewable energy developer, is almost done phase one of a 500-panel solar power generating station for Frank’s Agriculture, a dairy farm in Studholm near Sussex. Phase one, which will be operational by Christmas, will… Read more »

Anderson McTague Receives National Recognition at the Insurance Business Awards

Dec 14, 2017 by Huddle Staff SAINT JOHN – Anderson McTague & Associates was named MGA of the Year at the Insurance Business Awards gala in Toronto at the end of November. The Saint John-based company was honoured to win an award like this in a national competition, said Chuck McTague, the president of Anderson McTague. “This award is especially satisfying… Read more »

Saint John Will Host The First WE Event In New Brunswick

Like Toronto and Vancouver,  Saint John is joining the WE movement. The event WE BELIEVE-in support of WE is coming to Harbour Station on May 17th featuring 7000 middle school students, motivational speakers and lots of music. Hampton Middle school teacher Dan Foote says in previous years only a few kids from each school could… Read more »

Saint John Housing Market Stronger This Year

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 As of the end of November, housing sales in the Saint John region for the year were up by 8 per cent. Realtor Dave Cochrane says the west side has become really popular with sales in Fundy Heights up by 31 per cent. Cochrane believes housing sales are way… Read more »

JDI and Cooke Aquaculture Among Big Beneficiaries of ACOA Money

One of Cooke Aquaculture’s automated feed delivery systems near Digby, Nova Scotia. Image: Submitted   Dec 11, 2017 by The Canadian Press HALIFAX — J.D. Irving Limited and Cooke Aquaculture are among the businesses that have benefitted from financial help from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in its 30-year history. The agency was started in 1987 by then-Prime… Read more »

The Kettle Drive Still Needs Volunteers

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2017 If you have some spare time on your hands between now and December 22nd the Salvation Army in Saint John could sure use your help. The Christmas Kettle Campaign is underway but according to Major Harold Bungay, they are short of volunteers to handle those donation kettles, which he… Read more »

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