WestJet suspends service to four cities in Atlantic Canada
Suspension eliminates more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80% of seat capacity from the region.
Feds invest $9.4M in Atlantic Canada tidal energy projects
Renewable energy source has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing electricity generated from fossil fuels.
Ottawa announces $62.5M aid for fish and seafood sector
Earmarked for PPE and to help fish and seafood companies adapt their plants to comply with health directives.
Atlantic Canadian life science firms receiving $1.7M from feds
Four Halifax-based companies are part of a cluster of more than 100 locally-owned life sciences businesses
Fed’s Ocean Supercluster announces $6.8M startup project
The program aims to increase industrial use of marine technologies and grow the ocean industries workforce
J.D. Irving forecasts 6,800 hires in Canada, US over three years
Reflects anticipated retirements, business growth and normal workforce turnover.
Maritime grids, forestry, coastlines need storm rethink: experts
Too much emphasis put on rebuilding North American networks after they’ve blown down rather than prevention.
Climate change wake up: Swift action needed on rising seas
Study predicts quadrupling of flooding along the Halifax waterfront as sea levels rise 20 centimetres by mid century.
Atlantic Canada trade mission hopes to bolster trade links to China
Federal and provincial effort will promote food, education, clean growth, and tourism sectors.
Trans Mountain? Then revive Energy East pipeline: Raitt
Morneau warns the Kinder Morgan deal does not set a new precedent for other projects.
Future of massive Nova Scotia wind tower plant remains a mystery
Optimism is low that the former DSME Trenton facility will re-open as a major employer.
Tesla to install Atlantic Canada ‘supercharger’ stations for its vehicles
Seven in the Maritimes: five in New Brunswick and two in Nova Scotia by the end of 2018.
Atlantic provinces need to shed trade, regulatory barriers
Study says removing barriers could create gains across Canada as high as 3.3% of GDP.
Oil price plunge a mixed bag for Atlantic workers
Conference Board of Canada says Alberta’s oil woes create a ripple effect.
Global risks could affect growth in Atlantic Canada: think tank
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council predicts modest economic gains in 2015.
Atlantic Canada’s economic performance soft in 2014, think tank says
But the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says a number of major capital projects should turn things around.
Spending on major projects hits record high in Atlantic Canada, report says
The 439 projects are worth a record $122 billion in investment, up 7% over last year.
Federal subsidies distributed unequally among provinces: Fraser Institute
Quebec, Atlantic provinces disproportionally benefit from hidden equalization
Atlantic exporters should benefit from US recovery in 2014: report
Housing starts in the US, expected to increase by about 25% next year, should benefit Atlantic lumber producers.
EI changes don’t target Atlantic Canada’s seasonal workers, Harper says
Under new rules, those who claim EI frequently will need to prove they’re actively seeking work.
In Nova Scotia, Shell’s looking for oil, not natural gas
The company’s six-year exploration agreement is the largest exploration rights bid in Atlantic Canada.
Point Lepreau nuke plant refurbishment complete
NB Power says it has completed a major part of the refurbishment of Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power plant.