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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Workforce Attraction & Retention Officer Wanted

January 31, 2018 by Eleanor MacLean We are looking for someone who is passionate about growing the Saint John regional economy. You will work with local and Provincial partners to develop and implement strategic initiatives to support employers in accessing a continuous stream of talent for their companies.  This is a contract position. Annual renewal is based on… Read more »

Canada’s Manufacturing Sales Hit a Record-High $55.5 Billion in November

  Jan 19, 2018  By Craig Wong, The Canadian Press            OTTAWA – Canadian manufacturing sales hit a record high in November, driven by sales of transportation equipment, petroleum and coal products and the chemical industry, Statistics Canada said Friday. The agency said manufacturing sales climbed 3.4 per cent to $55.5 billion. However, TD Bank senior economist… Read more »

New ESJ Board Chair Andrew Oland ‘Excited About the Future of Saint John’

Jan 18, 2018 by  Cherise Letson        Andrew Oland Image: Cherise Letson/Huddle SAINT JOHN – Moosehead Breweries president Andrew Oland is the new board chair of Enterprise Saint John (ESJ), the region’s economic development agency announced Thursday. Oland takes over the position as board chair effective immediately. The move comes at the time of other… Read more »

Situation ‘Pretty Much Stable’ After Latest Storm, EMO Says

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 The latest storm to hammer our region brought evacuations, road washouts, power outages and more but the current situation is described as pretty much stable. That’s according to Robert Duguay of the New Brunswick Emergency Measure Organization who says that they are still watching a few isolated cases in… Read more »

Nuuvera Signs Agreement to Supply Marijuana for Recreational Market in N.B.

Jan 12, 2018 by Mark Leger SAINT JOHN – Toronto-based Nuuvera Inc. has become the latest company to sign an agreement to supply recreational marijuana to the CannabisNB stores when they open next July. The company announced today that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government to provide 2.5 million grams of cannabis and related… Read more »

Saint John Hosting 2019 National Skating Championships

Saint John has been named the host of a national skating competition that will see the best of the best in Canada hit the ice at Harbour Station. The 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships will be held in the city from January 13th to the 20th and is expected to bring about $2.5-million in economic… Read more »

15 New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Companies Using Business as a Force For Good

Jan 10, 2018 by Huddle Staff Last week, Saint John-headquartered T4G joined more than 2,100 companies from around the world that are certified B Corporations. B Corporations are for-profit entities that believe in using business as a force for good. B Corp is a worldwide certification created by nonprofit organization B Lab. The certification process is rigorous, requiring businesses to meet performance… Read more »

Port Saint John Has a Banner Year Handling More Than 30-Million Metric Tonnes of Cargo

Jan 10, 2018by Huddle Staff SAINT JOHN–  Port Saint John says its year-over-year total cargo tonnage increased by over 4 million metric tonnes in 2017. The Port says overall cargo tonnage handled for the year 2017 was 30,458,422 metric tonnes, a 15 per cent increase over 2016, which saw 26,438,301 metric tonnes handled. Jim Quinn, President & CEO of… Read more »

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