Category Archives: Business & Technology

Emera, Ottawa invest $4.3-Million in UNB’s Smart Grid Research

The Digby Neck wind farm, owned and operated by Nova Scotia Power, an Emera company. Image: submitted.    Dec 21, 2017 by Inda Intiar FREDERICTON – The federal government and Nova Scotia energy company Emera are investing $4.3 million in the University of New Brunswick’s smart grid research project, it was announced Wednesday. In an interview with Huddle, Emera President… Read more »

Cooke Acquires U.S. Nutritional Product Company For $500-Million

Dec 20, 2017 by Huddle Staff SAINT JOHN– Cooke Inc., the parent company of Cooke Aquaculture, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company known for its specialty oils and specialty protein products. Under terms of the transaction, Cooke has acquired all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22 per share in cash, or… Read more »

Owners of Mrs. Dunster’s Named Huddle Businesspeople of the Year

Dec 20, 2017 by Mark Leger SUSSEX – Blair Hyslop and Rosalyn Mcfate-Hyslop, the owners of the beloved bakery company Mrs. Dunsters, went on an acquisition spree this year, dramatically scaling up their business from a base in small-town New Brunswick. Their ambitious growth earned them the title of Huddle’s New Brunswick Businesspeople of the Year for 2017.… Read more »


  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 »

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 »

Patients face disruption as computers go down at Horizon and Vitalité health networks

At least 35 radiation oncology patients who had appointments at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Tuesday morning had their appointments cancelled because of the computer outage. (CBC) The computer systems at both of the province’s regional health authorities are down, forcing them to revert to paper files, cancel some services and turn some patients away,… Read more »

New Brunswick’s Robyn Tingley Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Power Women

Nov 23, 2017 by Huddle Staff New Brunswick businesswoman Robyn Tingley is being recognized as one of the country’s most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). Tingley, the founder and president of Saint John-based consulting firm GlassSky, is one of the 100 women named to the Network’s  2017 “Canada’s Most Powerful Women” list. Canada’s Most Powerful… Read more »

N.B. Records New Highs for Investment in Private Sector Companies

Nov 17, 2017by Huddle Staff SAINT JOHN – The province’s private sector companies recorded new highs in 2016 in venture capital investment and capital raised by publicly traded companies, according to a new report issued by the Finacial and Consumer Services Commission. Venture capital firms invested $31.04-million in local companies across 31 deals, the highest amount in any… Read more »

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