Category Archives: Business & Technology

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 »

T4G Considers Itself a ‘Force for Good’ as a Business, But Now It’s Official

Jan 5, 2018 by Huddle Staff SAINT JOHN– T4G, a data-based technology solutions company with offices in Saint John, Moncton, Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver, has officially become a certified B Corporation. 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… Read more »

The Port’s West Side Upgrade Ramps Up This Year

2018 is key in Port Saint John’s west side modernization project. President and CEO Jim Quinn tells us that last year was focused on the design phase. Hatch/Dillon was awarded a $205 million dollar contract for the project. Quinn tells us the work ramps up this summer with significant contracts being awarded and a changing… Read more »

Six New Brunswick Organizations Make List of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers

Jan 3, 2018 by Huddle staff SAINT JOHN – Six New Brunswick Organizations have been named to the list of Atlantic Canada’s top employers for 2018. CAA Atlantic Ltd. (Saint John), Irving Oil (Saint John), Medavie Blue Cross (Moncton), NBCC (Fredericton), University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) and Opportunities New Brunswick made the list this year. The list… Read more »

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 »

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